Thanks for all the great info. I just left a message for my Dr. to see if she can consider switching my anti deppressants. I had contacted her when I went through that last episode of depression but by the time I was able to get an appointment, I felt a little better, I still think I should switch to something elso though. I also take an injection of Procrit one a week for my low platelets. I am taking Ambian cr for sleeping at night.
I will investigate the groups in my area. A chronically ill group does sound like a better idea than a hep c group. The idea of focusing on Hep C sounds depressing to me.
I have my aunt who just moved in with us last year. She is helpful but she wants to move into a retirement home in June. It is going to be difficult without her help with the rent. I understand her wanting to be around people her own age though. My 15 year old son stresses her out some. Still I wish she would stay through the rest of my treatment.
I have 1A too so I know my chances are limited, but I wanted to give the treatment one more try while I'm still healthy enough to go through it anyway. I just had my second blood work done to see what my virus is at. At my first blood test after starting treatment my virus was still at 30,000. It was in the millions before so it had gone down a lot, but it was not clear. I'm waiting to see what my next test says, my doctor is supposed to call me tomorrow morning with it.
I will try to embrace this chance like you suggested, thank you for helping me to look at my treatment in that sense. Your right, I have been full of fear and depression. I'll check out that diet you mentioned too. I have a pretty bad diet and eat pretty much anything available when my appetite lets me. I just ate a tuna fish and bell pepper sandwich which was good. Tuna is probably full of protein..