Diagnosed with Hep C in 1996
I have hep C, genotype 1b and am getting steadily worse at a fast pace. I was diagnosed in 1996 and I have all of the effects—hepatosplenomegaly (simultaneous enlargement of liver and spleen) and possible cirrhosis with up to 18cm enlargements of liver and spleen. I took quercetin (a plant pigment) in buckwheat tea, which reduced the enlargements to 10cm and reduced my viral load to zero.
We need to find out how can we pay out-of-pocket at a reasonable cost for sofosbuvir and ledipasvir to get a 100% cure rate. There are a lot of poor people with this disease who are dying. Please help.
What three adjectives best describe you?
Kind, truthful, studious
What is your greatest achievement?
I won first place in a writing championship.
What is your greatest regret?
Not being able to save my boyfriend from a heroin overdose
What keeps you up at night?
My dog or a movie
If you could change one thing about living with viral hepatitis, what would it be?
To not have the condition at all
What is the best advice you ever received?
What drives you to do what you do?
What is your motto?
If you had to evacuate your house immediately, what is the one thing you would grab on the way out?
If you could be any animal, what would you be? And why?
A bird—for the freedom