So many of you have told me that that you cannot find any
info about me...thus I decided to tell my story. Don't want
to bore you or draw this thing out, but felt like I should
tell you a little bit about my background, so here goes......
Born in 1951, an only child. Raised my Dad and his parents.
Typical kid...grew up in later part of the 60's. Yes, I was
a "flower child/hippy," and all that it implies.
Dabbled in drugs a little off and on during the early years
(even left for Woodstock, but stopped by a friend's house
on the way there and ended staying and partying instead).
I've been married 4 times....3 of those times it was to the
same man. My soul mate of today, and the father of 4 of my
5 children. He was a Vietnam Vet and we moved and partied
a lot. When our children started school, I knew it was time
for us to change. We did. Only I replaced the party drugs
with alcohol....bad mistake in looking back. I have been sober
now for 3 years and I am very proud of that.
Anyway, during my child bearing years I had a miscarriage
in 1978. During this time I had to have a blood transfusion...that
is where the Doc says I got the Hep C. Was tired and sick
and "foggy" for years. They never could put a diagnosis
on it. Kept running tests for Lupus over & over again.
Finally, in 2003 my Primary Doc decided to check for one more
thing...Hep C...and yes, I had it! Soon afterwards came the
biopsy and the news that I was in stage 4 cirrhosis.
Hence, found me a Liver doc and Tx began in March of this
year. Had lab done last week, after shot #15, and viral load
at this time is UNDETECTABLE! Been praying for a miracle,
hope I see it in my lifetime. Transplant will eventually come.
I have accepted that and am hopeful.
Through a lot of heartache and pain, I have discovered how
very important it is to remain POSITIVE....about everything.
I thinks it helps your body in trying to sustain and heal
itself. My biggest regret is the emotional roller coaster
I have put myself and my family through due to the sides of
TX. I seem to have gotten hold of myself somewhat, but damage
with family is done. If it weren't for you and other Hep C
folks, I would be alone in this. I thank God for all of you
everyday. You have all welcomed me with open arms and made
me feel like I am part of a group that really cares about
me. For that, I am eternally grateful.
The greatest lesson in life I have learned is this.....If
you find yourself compromising your values in order to please
those who don't know God, then you are following after the
wrong things. (author unknown)
Love, light & healing prayers to all of you. We are all
in this together.
Who said a little Heppo can't kick a Dragon's tail!?!
MaMaBear (Debbie) Email
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