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Byrdie's Story

Greetings...I'm byrdie aka as robyn. Found out in March I have HepC- 2A, though they believe I've had it about 30 years ...level 4 cirrhosis, stage 3 inflammation...just finished my 5th pegasys treatment.

Married to Kev for 9 years...he's beside me every step of the way. I am blessed. We have one 16 yo daughter (adopted during my first marriage, an 18 yo son (can't live with us....trouble!), and a 20 yo step-daughter (just moved out :)) . Along with hubbie and our 9 cats (yes 9! :cats )and 1 dog- Willie, we have an online and physical shop.

I haven't been able to work since March- too much brain fog, fatigue and forgetfullness. We do cat/kitten rescue at the shop- anybody need a kitty...?

I must say I'm ready to pose for the Pegasys side effect poster...and I don't like taking this pill to counteract that effect etc. (yep, I'm angry too!)
I've been ill seems forever- we just got old records from my old Doc....seems all the Liver Studies and HCV Test in 1995-2002 were positive, but he never told me or treated me etc...

Kev is very supportive, but he's scared- doesn't want to lose me (I don't want to lose me either!), although this dis-ease has altered many of my perceptions, attitudes and approach to life...some of it isn't very good...

We believe the Hep C came from a transfusion- but it really doesn't matter...I'm here, I have Hep-C, and I want to get well...and make some friends and give and receive support and info.

Have a bunch of hobbies...cats, obviously, painting, drawing, perennial gardening, crafty stuff- but no cooking (Kev is smiling!)

Thanks for having me...hope to get more involved soon! Sorry if this is dis-jointed, and so am I!

Peace and Light, Robyn

 

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