Happy Independance day!
This holiday (and all year) I will be celebrating my independance from Hep C. I've been carrying this virus around with me for most of my life and now it is gone...kinda weird but it's always been a part of me and now that it's gone...well, I can't quite put it into words yet, but it's weird.
Tomorrow starts our huge 5-day waterfront blues festival (Portland, Or) and I have been to the last 24 of the 25 years it's been in exsistance. Even while on treatment I hauled my sorry behind down there...alone. not once but twice! It was soooo far to the porta potties, lol. This year I am volunteering for the Caring Ambassadors Program (CAP) to give free HCV testing. This disease took such a huge part of my life away...it's time to change course and this is as good a place as any to start giving back.