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I had very little expectation going into this new treatment on Sovaldi, but despite my fears, it worked!
I call it the HULK drink, because that’s exactly what it is, a powerhouse to good health and strength.
My dragon has been slain, and my life is forever changed. The words cure and Hepatitis C can now be uttered in same breath with confidence.
People living with Hepatitis C are prone to tooth decay, suffer loss of self-esteem due to poor oral aesthetics
I want to push my body to limits never imagined before. They say 40 is the new 20, so we’ll see!
Don’t be bullied into silence, and left to deal with this alone, and never allow yourself to be the victim. Accept no one’s definition of your...
his nomination and honor truly means a lot to me, and defying the odds yet again, 2014 has proven to be the year of forward motion, healing, c...
On August 18 I was due for 6 week “post treatment” labs to be drawn. Given my previous history in 2006, I was more than just anxious.
I’m a new man, walking in a light and a new victory, leaving my dragon to nothing more than ashes of ruin
Treatment has ended, and I share my final moment on camera in taking the last Sovaldi of my 6 month treatment.
God gave me her blessing of love to not only take care of me, but remind me I’m worthy enough to achieve my dream despite limitations.
It’s like removing a film from the eye as everything gets crisper, brighter and more vivid.
Time does damage with Hepatitis C, and it’s nothing to take lightly, so treat now, and save yourself pain and misery in the future.
I’ve come too far to turn back, and I have to do everything in my power as a patient, survivor and victim of HCV to fight and push forward.
What I presumed was allergy related matter, I’m second guessing this entire sinus infection prognosis and leaning more towards medication
We all do things in life that comes with consequences; unhealthy eating, smoking, drinking or living a toxic lifestyle.
I’ve come to a place of mind lately where I don’t care what others think based on my illnesses.
In those moments in the ER, all I wanted was relief, to eat, sleep and be back to normal, but I had to endure long awake nights.
Proof that Sovaldi is working, proof that the virus is gone, my system is rebounding after years of fighting and dragon slaying
The headache was so bad, I could barely open my eyes to look at the nurses checking me in.
We have to be refined by pain, suffering and ailments in order to appreciate the new lives and second chances that God has given us.
It’s like waking up each morning, grabbing a set of unlucky dice from your nightstand and rolling them to see what you’ll face that day.
So here is Joe’s 3 step golden rules for Hepatitis C liver treatment related headaches.
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