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Hepatitis C and Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

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Karen Hoyt

You know, I miss an occasional glass of wine with dinner too. It's a small thing to give up in order to live, you know? Breakfast though... really? lol. My best to you. xo Karen:)

December 3, 2014

Karen Hoyt

You're right! Veggies are a great source of vitamins and nutrients. They are also an easy carbohydrate and/or protein for the liver to digest. I'm sure you feel better eating this type of diet. Our body tells us what feels good, don't you think? I'm so glad you were able to get some insurance. With kidney and liver disease, you have so much going on. Adding heart disease makes it a triple threat. I only have 1 kidney so I understand a lot of what you're going through right now. Yes, it is hard to accept that this is really happening to your body. But you have been doing your best to care for your body and it will reward you by staying strong. You are doing what you can physically by staying under your doctor's care. Don't give up on the Harvoni. Keep trying to find any method of getting treated. Most of all, stay strong mentally. Grief, anxiety, and stress are part of what we live with. Get it all out and then turn your focus to your future. I'm pulling for you! xo Karen:)

December 3, 2014

Karen

I am a vegan and I will never change that. I thought eating fresh veggies were good for the liver. I was diagnosed nine years ago, only been vegan four and a half years now. I was in denial for a long time until I got retested a couple of years ago. I also have stage 4 kidney disease and now stage 4 cirrhosis. I finally got to a GI when I was able to finally get insurance this year. I was stunned I had gone downhill so quickly. I had transfusions when I was ten after nearly bleeding to death when I was ten. It was hard to fathom I had had this disease for so very long, but my doctor tells me I have had it that long. I was not much of a drinker and didn't drink at all after I found out I had kidney disease, which was nine years ago, nearly dying from severe anemia, which gave me heart failure. In ICU, they tested me for Hep c. It was hard to take it all in at once. My doctor is currently trying to get me approved for Harvoni though I was rejected by my insurance company. I could never take the old treatments due to kidney disease. I have other health problems and sometimes I am just overwhelmed with all of this. I outed myself on FB, trying to get other boomers to get tested for this disease.

November 29, 2014

angel

I miss being a social drinker...a beer with football. A glass of wine with dinner. A margarita for breakfast. Lol

November 22, 2014

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