I just went to my first Dr appointment with a new Internest. I am waiting for test results on how my viral load is and if the hep C is even detected. I am hoping that this has not re-accured. I was asking him what I should try to do for sleep in the mean time. He advisedme to take valerian Root. However, I have read some where that this can be harmful for the liver, especially if you have Hepa*** C. Has anyone heard of this? The nurse told me to try melitonin for sleep. But I decided to do what the doc says, since he is the doc. However, I have learned to do my own research sometimes Doctors can be wrong.
The Doctor today said that my liver and splean is swollen. I do not know what that means. He is also running test to find out why I am in pain all the time, mainly when I sleep. He is not happy with the gastro that treated me with the hep C. Because that dr did not do a liver bio so now we do not know much about the liver. He said that since I have done treatment and the hep c is no longer there, knock on wood, it would be a waste of time. Is this correct?
Well I guess I better go before I bore anyone. I am just stressed out and not to mention scared. Those treatments suck and I really do not want to do it again.
Hey, John! How are your prosthetic hips doing? I have bilateral replacements, also, but the left one had to be redone twice. It's fine now. Reason for my replacements was AVN/ON. Were yours the same, or "just" arthritis?
John, thanks for the reply! I'm thinking that your last hip replacement may have been done by minimally invasive surgery. They are doing that at Mayo, but not for revisions. My right prosthesis is not in the correct position, so down the road I will need to have that one redone if the pain gets too bad. I know that Hospital for Special Surgery has an excellent reputation.
Post Edited (hep93) : 5/25/2008 7:57:48 PM (GMT-6)
Do you know what your platelet count is? Jerry's was 217 at last blood tests. Do you ever have any problems vomiting? Just curious. Not sure if it would make me feel better or not. I need to go take care of my best friend. He's really sick tonight. Thanks for your posts they always at least put a smile on my face.