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A nom de guerre for someone who won the war and no longer has hepatitis C.
Who gave cirrhosis such a catchy generic title? End stage liver disease. There’s a name sure to invoke confidence.
Something struck me when I was at my specialist appointment this week.
For the purposes of this tale, it’s important to note that I do not have a science gene in my body.
I’ve realised that while TS Eliot may have measured Prufrock’s life with coffee spoons, I measure out mine with six monthly increments.
When your life can turn on a dime
Epclusa! Now available via our great Australian health care system
I won’t tell you that I lost two blog posts due to sheer stupidity (& lack of saving). I threw my hands in the air with a cranky swear word.
It’s a year since I took my last lot of tablets. A whole year.
It’s a little odd to say “happy world hepatitis day” isn’t it. Perhaps we should say “happy NO hepatitis day”!
On the weekend I flew to Sydney (yes, AGAIN), this time to meet up with some community advocates who work as part of Hepatitis NSW.
Yep those are my cons resting up after a big week in Sydney. The red chairs of St Vincents Hospital are a welcome sight every time I go down
With direct acting antivirals approved for all Australians with hepatitis C, regardless of severity of damage, the figures are looking good!
Pretty snappy heading, isn’t it. But it’s what I actually did. Via Twitter. So I got a lot of the info and got to skip the queues for taxis.
I’ve been thinking about blood tests. I’m on holidays, I have to do something! Do we over-test? I’ve been pondering this question.
It’s the final viral load I’ll be worrying about. SVR24 is as good as it gets.
The joys of travel are many. The joys of travel when you’re feeling well are beyond compare.
A car accident is a mundane reason for a broken arm sustained in Cuba. It’d be much better if I’d done it salsaing on a table in old Havana!
I’m on the road. Look carefully next time you are at the airport. If you see a tired Australian trying to recharge her smartphone, chances are...
I never thought I’d hear the Minister for Health say they would be "providing these medicines to all Australians, particularly vulnerable popu...
I should be packing. I should be doing a hundred different things. After all, I fly out on Saturday for Canada. But I’m not. I’m thinking abou...
Hooray! No other words necessary!
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