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a and j
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   Posted Yesterday 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  hi guys i`m new here, and new to this. I just found out that my boyfriend has hep c. i`m really scared and not to sure what to do or where to look for help. can anyone give me peice of mind or help.....please ?

hep93
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   Posted Yesterday 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   

You can learn a lot about hep C here:

http://www.pegasys.com/basics/default.asp


lerie
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   Posted 12/31/2005 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi a and j .welcome to the site. you'll get lots of support here. I don't have hep c but I do have severe advanced cirhosis. If you want someone to talk to I'm here for you. Happy New Years.
lerie


maryshirley
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   Posted 1/10/2006 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
hi everyone,Im new here too.I have hep c and cirrhosis.I'm not good at asking for help,but I would like to have someone to talk to about this,thanks

lerie
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   Posted 1/11/2006 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maryshirly, I don't have hep c but I do have severe advanced cirhosis. I know Its hard getting started talking about getting help/support.when your the patient. However there are a few of us with various liver problems here so please be rest assured your amongst friends who know what your going thru & your not alone anymore so talk to us sweetie. Have you had cirhosis long?My thoughts & prayers are with you.later....
lerie


lerie
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   Posted 1/11/2006 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
PS maryshirley ,In addition to message above I have a post started entittled liver disease started Dec/2/05 Meet me there if you want to talk. Later....
lerie


BIKER305
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   Posted 1/21/2006 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Found out i have hep-c about two weeks ago, going for biosy the 27th jan, and i'm scared about it, any infor on this, does it hurt or what?....thx

lerie
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   Posted 1/21/2006 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Biker! Welcome to the forum.I don't know about biopsy cause they won't give me one due to the fact the docs are afraid of complications due to the severity of my liver disease. They also say this stage of the game it would serve no purpose cause they can't do anything for me. But there are a lot of people in here who can answer your question so hang in there. My husband had hep c & got rid of it with the treatment. He had a biopsy & said it was uncomfortable but not real painful. He said they froze him first & it was only like a twinge for him.He was only in early stages.Let us know how you make out on the 27th & I'm sure somebody who has more knowledge with hep c will give you more info. You've come to a good sight for support. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Take care. later....
lerie


hep93
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   Posted 1/21/2006 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Biker, everybody is different, but for me the biopsy hurt like hell! They numb the skin before inserting the needle, but I had a hellacious backache afterwards. They did give me a shot of Demerol then. That lasted me all day, and I was discharged in early evening. This was done in '93, so I don't know if this is still the case, but at that time they kept you all day in the hosp., lying on the right side on a rolled-up towel. This is to prevent internal bleeding from the liver. I was a little sore the next day, but basically fine.

Hope all goes well for you on the 27th. Please let us know. Biopsy is the only way they can really determine if your hep C is chronic active.

jano
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   Posted 1/28/2006 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a relative visit who accidently used my toothbrush.  I didn't find out until months later that the person has hep c.  How much of a chance that I may have contracted from this.

lerie
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   Posted 1/28/2006 11:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi jano,welcome to the forum,Hep c isn't real easy to get, not as easy as Hep B anyway.Hep C requires blood to blood. Hang in ther, there are a lot of people here who know more about Hep C than I do, so be patient & someone will come along that can give you better info than I can , Take care. later....
lerie


hep93
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   Posted 1/29/2006 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Jano, if your relative didn't have bleeding gums or mouth ulcers, there's little chance that you would contract hep C from a toothbrush. Literature always advises avoiding sharing toothbrushes, but I've yet to hear of anyone who contracted hep C that way.

If you want to set your mind at ease, you can ask your doctor to run a blood test for hep C on the basis that you may have been exposed to it.

jano
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   Posted 1/29/2006 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you very much for your replys to my question. I plan on having my yearly physical in March and so I will ask to be checked for Hep c then.

Thanks again, Jano

Dana Lynne
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   Posted 8/26/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
My mother had a bad fall landing her in the hospital in 2009 and was then diagnosed with end stage liver cirrhosis which was alcohol induced and she died about 9 months later.  She was 73 years old, very thin and very enemic. She had lost a lot of weight over the past few years everywhere except her abdomen. A few months before her death her abdomen was so swollen that she looked like she was about 9 months pregnant and she had to be tapped quite a few times to reduce the fluid in her abdomen just to help her breath which ultimately damaged her kidneys. Once that happened she went into renal failure and had to be admitted to the hospital where they tested her as a candidate for a transplant but the problem with that was the condition of her kidneys and her age (she was 73) and she died about a week later. My mother was an alcoholic for years. She was never drunk but always had a bourbon and coke by her side so it did not shock us when we found out the condition of her liver. On top of that she was also addicted to Oxycotin which a terrible drug and very easily addictive. She did quit drinking during the last nine months but she could not get off of the pain pills which probably speeded the process up. I guess we all make choices throughout our lives and the way we die reflects those choices and how we lived.  She died in a palliative care unit after going into a coma and it was very peaceful as I watched her taked her last breath. I highly recommend palliative care for those going through the end of life. They keep the patient comfertable as much as possible in a dignified atmosphere. 

hep93
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   Posted 8/26/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Dana Lynne, unfortunately, you responded to a very old post.  I'm very sorry about your mother.  If you would like to participate in this forum, please start a new topic (click on New Topic instead of Reply) and introduce yourself.

Thank you.

Connie


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