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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 10/4/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband found out in janurary 2009 that he has hepatitis C. He has had this for sometime and did not even know it until Janurary of this year. He has went down hill very fast since then. He was approved for a transplant but other problems have kept him off of it so far. It is very difficult to watch him at times as I see him going down hill so fast. I have no help and I am trying to handle this all on my own I guess that is why I have reached out to you all. I would like to listen to anyone that might help meunderstand and who is going through the same thing themselves. Please help.

Pink Grandma
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 10/4/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Rayann and welcome to HealingWell. Sorry about your husband and his condition. But I am glad you found us. Have you had a chance to read over our education post in the Hepatitis Resource post on the front page of our forum at the top. It has a lot of good information.

I know you both are pretty scared and rightly so. But you are doing the right thing ........getting educated about this disease. In order to put in a good fight you have to know your enemy. So get as much education about this disease as you can an be very proactive with your husband's health care.
Actually both of you need to.

We have lot's of members here who have Hep C or their loved one does and are very knowledgeable about the disease.

You are not alone anymore........we are here to help you through this journey.......

Thoughts and prayers...........
Pink Grandma
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 10/4/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Rayann, and welcome to the forum!  I have hep C, cirrhosis, and am a liver cancer survivor.  I was diagnosed with hep C in '93, but know I contracted it in the late 60s.  It usually takes 10-20 years to become symptomatic.  Does your husband drink?  If so, he needs to stop...not only for his liver's sake but because he cannot qualify for a transplant if he drinks.  Do you know what the "other problems" are that have prevented him from getting a transplant?  Is he still on the list and, if so, how high is he on the list?  Has he had problems with ascites and edema (fluid in the belly and swollen feet, ankles, calves?)  Has he had bleeding varices?  Where is he being seen?

As PG mentioned, there is a lot of info for you to read in the Hepatitis Resource folder.  Also, the posts here will teach you a lot.  In addition, you will receive a lot of support here.  Don't forget to take care of yourself!



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