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Hepatitis C: the courage to be me

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Grace Campbell

Thanks Lucinda. I can't tell you how much having this platform to vocalise,vent and share thoughts has meant to me. I know its primary purpose is to provide information to others undergoing treatment - to point out the challenges and successes of life during treatment - but it has probably helped me more than anyone else.

July 20, 2015

Grace Campbell

Thanks. :) I think this is a very personal choice for people. It just so happens that I'm turning into an old curmudgeon, and am developing a care factor of about zero for judgemental people.

July 20, 2015

Grace Campbell

Thanks Kimberly. I woke up one morning and thought "So I talk about it. what's the worst thing that could happen to me? I've already confronted my own mortality, someone not talking to me is not that bad!" And if I'm really lucky, it'll be someone I don't much like talking to myself! Win-win!

July 20, 2015

Grace Campbell

Thanks Betsy. I am so pleased your responses have affirmed your choice.

July 20, 2015

Grace Campbell

Thanks David, and thanks for the conversations we had about this issue. I appreciated your honest responses to my questions. You might not have known it but you helped me clarify my thinking on the matter.

July 20, 2015

David Pieper

Thank you for your strength and courage. The more of us that stand up and tell our story, the easier it becomes for everyone else to tell their hep C story. Stigma and discrimination need to be challenged head on so we work toward getting everyone diagnosed and treated.

July 20, 2015

Betsy

I am proud of your decision! I teach at a local college and really kept this illness to myself for years, until a co-worker also disclosed that he has Hep C. People at the college have been great about this, and are very supportive. I think that my own reluctance was due to injection drug use causing my Hep C. But, now, I do a workshop on it every semester and it is very well received.

July 19, 2015

Kimberly R

Congratulations on your decision. As a fellow Hep C woman, I am proud of you for your courage.

July 19, 2015

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