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Tink's journey with Hepatitis C

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Meeting with the Professor

I flew to London last Sunday and spent 3 days shopping and catching up with old friends. The real purpose for the visit was to see Professor Foster. My red blood cell count is way down at 8.9 (the lowest it's ever been). He said that if it went lower than 8 I would have to stop tx! We did discuss this option but I am so determined to battle on - it seems such a crime to stop now when I am so close to the finishing post. The conclusion was to lower my Ribs dosage to 800 mg and hope that my red blood count comes back up in time for me to fly off to some sunshine in January. He also mentioned lots of other medication to help me through the worst of the side effects but I declined. I am not being a martyr, I just hate the thought of yet more drugs swilling around my system. My digestive system is beginning to show signs of strain and so, no, I can't take any more than I absolutely have to.

At the end of 3 days in London I was in a very sorry state - I guess I am just not used to all that socialising or shopping! I got off the plane at this end and could not even drive the car. What a sorry state of affairs.....

My next appointment with Professor Foster is not until next May when I will have completed tx for 3 months and will have the PCR test to confirm whether or not I am still clear. I am so close to to the finish post now I can taste it!

10 Comments:

  • Hi Tink
    Catching up on the blogs and pleased to read your progress. Down to the last stages of this long treatment slog. Going off to the sun frequently does help, so enjoy.

    Hope you had a festive Christmas, Tink. I wish you peace, happiness and good health in 2006.
    Ron

    By Blogger Ron Metcalfe, at 6:00 pm  

  • Hi Tink,

    Am hugely impressed with the busy 3 day trip to London - much more than I could have handled on treatment, and you with such anemia! Wouldn't be too worried about needing some recovery time after the fact.

    You really are now in the final stages of treatment. Happy New Year Tink! Hope the next few months pass quickly for you and that the new year brings happiness and svr,
    Sue

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    By Anonymous Vicodin, at 2:54 pm  

  • Hi Tink, you must be finished treatment now. What's happening? Are you clear? Hoping that no news is good news, I send you best wishes.
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    By Blogger JayneC, at 11:54 pm  

  • Hi Tink,

    Wondering how you are, too. Hope that treatment finished on schedule and that you are feeling okay. Thinking of you,
    Sue

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    By Blogger lennyfisher1751000086, at 12:52 pm  

  • Hi Tink
    It's June 2006 and I popped by to see if you had posted your 3 months pcr test results. Hoping all went well for you and the struggle you experienced towards the end of treatment is just a distant memory.
    I hope you have had a successful outcome.
    Best wishes
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