My Life Story With Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis

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Rick's World
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   Posted 2/22/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,

I have been living with hepatitis c and hiv for seventeen years, and I now have cirrhosis. For this reason I have begun writing my life story. It relates the events in my life, the choices I made and how they affected my life.
I'm writing this as a blog and every day I'm adding different parts to my life story. I hope you will read and be able to get a better understanding of these diseases and all of their implications.

http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com

Thank You
http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com
I've been living with hiv and hepatitis c for seventeen years. This is my life story.


hep93
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   Posted 2/22/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Rick, and welcome to the forum!  You can post here, also.  People might be more likely to read it here than go to another site.

I was diagnosed with hep C nearly 16 yrs. ago, and with cirrhosis in May '06 during liver cancer surgery.

All the best to you in your journey, and I will check out your site.


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


Rick's World
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   Posted 2/22/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you beat the liver cancer! Congratulatons! That is one added disease to be feared by anyone with hepatitis c, and the survival rates are low unless it's caught early. Of course you know that already.
I get my AFP tumor marker checked regularly.
Thank You for the welcome and I'll try and stay up with this forum and post here too.
http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com
I've been living with hiv and hepatitis c for seventeen years. This is my life story.


hep93
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   Posted 2/22/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Rick, I am 1 year and nearly 9 mos. cancer free, thanks to Mayo.  My cancer actually was NOT caught early, but I was very fortunately to be part of a study med that worked, and made surgery possible.  wink
 
I have read quite a bit of your blog, and there are certain parallels to my life, though I don't have HIV.  I was actually engaged to a Waffle House cook for a time, here in FL, before he returned to his home state of GA.  I look forward to reading more.
 
Since we have more caregivers here than liver patients, I would personally appreciate if you would post more here.
 
Thanks.


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Post Edited (hep93) : 2/22/2009 7:51:39 PM (GMT-7)


pasey_1
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   Posted 3/2/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Rick,
Hi I found your blog and I have started reading it but I am NOT computer savvy and I am having trouble getting to previous pages. I don't know what I'm doing wrong and I hate to bother you but I figured I would go right to the source. Do I have to subscribe to it? Can you help me? You can emailme at pasey_1@yahoo.com if this is not too much trouble. I appreciate it. I keep you in my thoughts for continued health and happiness.
Love and prayers,
pasey

By the way my name is Mary K.

hep93
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   Posted 3/2/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Mary, I didn't have to join to read the blog.

hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


pasey_1
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   Posted 3/2/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you hep93,
After I wrote that I think I got it. You would think that I would be more computer savvy epecially since I work at a college, but heck I learn as I go or I ask my sons.
LOl
Thanks again,
Mary K.

Rick's World
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   Posted 3/2/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
There were a couple pages that I pulled off the site, that you might not be able to see, everything else is open. I've been busy the last day or so, found my daughter and have been busy catching up with her. This is the first I've known of her in 19 years so you know how excited I am!
http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com
I've been living with hiv and hepatitis c for seventeen years. This is my life story.


hep93
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   Posted 3/2/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Rick, that IS exciting!  I could tell you a little bit about that.  You will go through a "honeymoon" phase, but later on some anger might come out that is hard for her to work through.  Good luck!

hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


pasey_1
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 3/3/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Rick,
Isn't life amazing. Congratuletions DAD! You have a long road ahead of you both but what an adventure! Thank you for..................well your awesome blogs, and posts and just everything. I am trying to figure out how to get to the beginning. I am having it emailed to me daily but I so want to read the beginning. Wish me luck. I WILL figure this out. LOl
Stay strong and be well!
Love and prayers,
Mary K.

Your writings have made me feel less alone and ashamed. In my book that is priceless!!!! Whoever said angels had to have wings!?!
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