Hep C Warriors, there is new hope and new life, Post Hep C Treatment. Here I am 1 year Post Treatment since I completed my Hep C triple therapy with Incivek (telaprevir), Peg Interferon and Ribavirin.

I was looking through these posts and this one stopped me in my tracks. This is just as relative today as it was in the early weeks of post treatment. All things are possible. Back then I was at a little over one month of post treatment, now I have reached my 1 year Post Treatment Mile Marker. A very big Mile Stone. When I wrote this I was waiting for my first post treatment RNA (virus load count) test. Today I am waiting for my 1 year post treatment RNA test results which I should receive any day now.

Join with me in celebrating and looking back to how far treatment and post treatment has come in one year. My triple therapy was completed September 23, 2012. This post was written November 11, 2012.

I look behind me and can hardly believe my Hep C Treatment ended 6 weeks ago and now I am moving forward into week 7. Week 6 Post Treatment was a Major Mile Marker. Why? Because of the first post treatment RNA (virus load count).

Results? Not yet, still waiting. Waiting but resting in new hope and a new life ahead. I’ll get test results later this week. God has reminded me through this entire journey, all things are possible with Him. I’m holding on to Him, no matter what. Each week completed from treatment I have gained energy, stamina and strength. This last week I hit a plateau on my descent and had a couple of days I had to lay down and rest. The difference this time from being in treatment is when I get up I’m rested and refreshed instead of dragging. Progress continues to improve.

God is allowing me to see what I could not see with physical eyes while enduring treatment but had to rely on the eyes of faith. My perspective had to focus not on the challenge but beyond, even if that meant looking beyond the side effects, beyond the moment, and getting beyond the day. Max Lucado says it well in his book, Facing your Giants, “Focus on Giants, you stumble. Focus on God, your Giants tumble.”

Treatment for Hep C is a challenge. It is a mountain to climb. But there is New Hope and New Life beyond treatment. God continues to hold on and never let’s go. Never Give Up no matter what your journey is like. All things are possible with God.

This awesome song “All Things Possible” by Mark Schultz is the featured song this week along with the scripture,

Mark 10:27; And Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

Press On my friends, there is New Hope and New Life Beyond Hepatitis C.

This entry was originally published on Life Beyond Hepatitis C September 30. It is reprinted with permission.