I’m curious to know: why have you read this blog (if in fact you do read it, not just skim to look at the pictures)? I’m not quite sure what it’s given you.

It started out as some grandiose plan to “document my treatment”. I thought it would be a good way for people coming along after me to see what hepatitis C treatment with Viekira Pak might be like. It would have a purpose. It would discuss weighty matters, matters of substance. I would be wise without being arrogant. Intelligent without being a know-it-all.

Excuse me while I have a little chuckle.

If I only documented treatment, you’d have three weeks worth of “Oh my God I’m YELLOW!”, “I’m so tired I can’t move my legs!” and “Help me I’m anaemic and can’t walk up a hill!”. That’d be followed by five months of “Feeling okay”, “Blood test results are looking good”, “UNDETECTED” and “Things have settled into a daily routine”.

So let’s look at what I’ve actually written about:

  1. Vivid Sydney
  2. Kale
  3. Doctors
  4. Trying not to pee on the floor while doing a urine test
  5. Shopping
  6. Eventing
  7. Maths
  8. Gardening
  9. Radio interviews
  10. Taking my dog for a walk
  11. Showjumping
  12. Chooks
  13. Coffee
  14. Perfume
  15. Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth
  16. Funerals
  17. My job
  18. The weather
  19. Firewood
  20. Collecting horse manure
  21. Sufjan Stevens
  22. Eurovision
  23. Invisible friends
  24. Buckaroo Banzai
  25. Firefly/Serenity
  26. Death
  27. Roast Lamb
  28. My cat
  29. Mothers Day 
  30. My medicine cabinet

Hunh. Looks a little lightweight when you put it like that, doesn’t it.

Where is the cutting edge discussion? Where is the blow by blow description of treatment? Where is the wisdom, the gravitas? Let’s face it, as a hepatitis blogger, I suck.

But you have to admit (if indeed you do read this blog and don’t just skim it for the pictures) it’s been a fun ride. Face it, you’d miss me if I wasn’t here.

Go on, admit it.

All two of you.