When Hep C patients share their Hep C treatment or liver transplant experience it is golden. Hep C patients and their families are looking for hope with skin on folks who have gone through the Hep C journey, and treatment or liver transplant. Learning from other Hep C patients experience helps decrease the stress of the unknown with Hep C, treatment or liver transplant.
It helps with tips and encouragement to hear how other Hep C patients handled their experience. It helps patients and families not feel alone, plus you’ve got the opportunity to hear from a real patient who has gone through the same Hep C experience, not just advice from a medical professional who has never done Hep C treatment or had a liver transplant.
Not every Hep C patient experience is exactly the same, but there are a lot of common denominators. When I was first diagnosed over 20 years ago, there was only 1 treatment available for Hepatitis C period. That treatment had only a 10 to 15% chance for the virus to go into remission plus there was no cure.
I searched and searched for hope with skin on people who had gone through it and come out conquerors, but I found no one at that time. Many years later as treatment has improved offering a shorter treatment time, less side effects and a high cure rate, slowly we began to hear other Hep C patients treatment experience and how they conquered Hep C.
When we started doing Hep C patient Interviews on Life Beyond Hep C, we saw what a helpful difference this made to other Hep C patients and their families. It was like throwing a lifeline of hope.
We have been featuring 1 Hep C patient every month and highlighting their story for several years now. There are more Hep C treatments available now more than ever for all genotypes (types of virus strain). So there is a great need to hear from more Hep C patients who will share their treatment or transplant story. Hep C patients who have gone through treatment and even liver transplants all are Hep C Hero’s.
This is not a club anyone ever wants to be in, but we’re here. Hep C patients and their families become Hep C Warriors and learn that hope is alive.
Won’t you throw someone a lifeline of hope by sharing your Hep C treatment or transplant experience?
The way we conduct Hep C patient interviews is easy. We have Interview Questions written out on a Word Document that are sent to you by email. You answer the questions and send it back. It’s that easy. You can send a photo or photos if you like, but this is not a have to. We only use first names and do not share any contact information. Only your answers to the Interview questions are shared.
Do you remember what it felt like when you were diagnosed with Hep C and searching for hope? Your help is needed. We are currently searching for additional Hep C patients willing to share their treatment or transplant experience.
Would you be willing to throw someone a lifeline of hope by sharing your hep C treatment or transplant experience? If so, email Connie at: Connie@lifebeyondhepatitisc.com
This entry was originally published on Life Beyond Hepatitis C, and is reprinted with permission.