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HepRandi's Story

I was diagnosed with Hep C, in April of 93,
I had tried to get Life Insurance you see.
I was so confused when they told me that day,
I didn't know what to say.

I had a biopsy and lots of tests,
they said this had been lurking for 20 years at best.
Enzymes were hi, cirrohsis was severe,
the damage progressed over many a year.

4 years went by the fatigue increased,
I was achy and tired, it just wouldn't cease,
At times I felt I could fall on my face,
especially if I didn't slow down my pace.

5 years went by I felt like a jerk,
I was just too tired to continue to work.
I found myself queasy,
and lost all my perk.

I got a computer and started to play,
met some great friends that I knew would stay.
My questions were answered, they gave me support, we laughed and we cried
I knew I found my port.

I gathered up info and joined in my fight,
I would not let this Dragon out of my sight.
A new treatment was out that sounded good,
I wanted to try it if I could.

First my Dr., said no, my Cirrhosis was bad,
I was now in 4th stage and it sure made me mad.
I told him I still wanted to try,
he looked at me and let a big sigh.

Since my positive thinking at that time was good,
he finally agreed and said he understood.
I did try and to his dismay,
my viral load went negative within 60 days

I proved to the Drs., my family and me, that a positive attitude is the key.
I figured out quick what Gods plan was to be, I was to help others you see. Sometimes the Drs., are unable to see
the obvious treatments for you and me.

I am now told a transplant is most likely in store,
my liver might not hold out much more.
I wonder if treatment had not been delayed, would my liver be this bad?
No one can say!!

(I was placed on the University of Colorado's transplant list in Nov. 2000)


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