Four more pegylated interferon injections left, which means only four more weeks of treatment! I can’t wait for it to be over.

For the past few weeks, I have been very itchy and ready to rip my skin off.  Here’s what I went through:

First I thought it might be bedbugs, given that my son spent the night at a friend’s house. So I cleaned and vacuumed -- and then cleaned and vacuumed some more -- but to no avail. 

Next I considered fleas. So I bathed the cat -- an exhausting experience. And guess what? Not a single flea found. Not surprising, really, as she’s an indoor cat.  

From there, I turned my attention to our laundry soap. Despite splurging on an expensive brand, the itching continued.

Alas, it was time to medicate. I’m now on hydro-cortisone cream and antihistamines for an allergic reaction to the ribavirin. 

What next? Jesus, I’m tired of this.  

Last week a friend mentioned that my hair looks thinner.  NO SHIT.  

I’m so tired of this treatment. I’m still getting winded walking up the stairs and have to rest halfway up.  I’ve still got a hair-trigger temper.  This almost seems to be getting worse but, hey, I was born this way ;-)

All of that said, however, I would do this treatment all over again because of the end result.

We need to keep our eyes on the prize -- a longer life.