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Tasha

This story sheds light for others to understand why even though I've been cured of hep c since 2015, I still don't like bringing it up. I did for my appendix surgery last May & got treated like a drug addict for the rest of the time when I didn't even get hep c that way plus I'm cured so I was aggravated to say the least & I always fear exactly that happening when new people or medical staff find out about my past medical history. It's just ridiculous.

March 13, 2018 Wisconsin

Dida K

As well as Dr. Gish, I wanted to acknowledge that C.N. Gordon, who runs the education and support group HELP for liver disease patients and friends (in Santa Cruz, CA), is a hero to me and many. She and HELP provided a lifeline to me when I was first diagnosed, and subsequently during treatment. I could not have gotten through it without her and the group.

June 14, 2017 Marina, CA

Suelynn

Dearest Dida, you are a true warrior. I admire your courage and bravery. Though you can not continue this battle, you are helping others by exposing this serious subject matter. So In my opinion, you've already won. Sue

June 11, 2017

didalk

Thank you so much for publishing this. I neglected to acknowledge Dr. Oren Fix,a gastroenterologist at the Swedish Medical Group in Seattle, was also a lively advocate. Both he and Gish wrote letters and attempted to speak via phone to the aquarium doc (both docs were ignored). Dr. Fix was part of one of the Mt. Shasta climb teams I was on. His humor and empathy helped me get through this ordeal. Both docs are also scuba divers.

June 9, 2017 Marina, CA

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