News of hep c cure

We make plans to go back to the big hospital so they could  check to make sure that the hole from the tooth healed properly. While we were there we stopped by the liver department so they could check me out and tell me of any new information. They had great news of a new cure for hepatitis C. Right now it’s in a study which means  that only certain people can get into. There’s about eight protocols that if you have one of them you won’t qualify. That’s okay. I have all eight. Things like I’ve been treated twice; I’ve had major surgery. I’ve also had major complications from surgery. So for right now though they are giving it to people who are in dialysis but have never been treated for hepatitis C before. If they don’t die or get sicker then they’ll be able to give it to me. If all this works out and they are able to cure my hepatitis C, I will be able to get back on the operating table. I will need a new liver and kidney. I have a good chance of qualifying for these things because I am still young enough and I have AB positive blood. This makes me a universal receiver. So if all goes well by the end of the summer I may be able to start the cure. They said if I get the cure it will lower globulin in my blood system which means I will have an easier time of moving around. Right now it acts like rheumatoid arthritis.

THE BEGINNING

When I was a child in the late 1960s I was diagnosed with a birth defect that place my two kidneys in a sack. The doctors were able to operate and save the kidneys. This is when I received hepatitis C. This is definitely the earliest I’ve ever received a whole blood product. When I was in my early 20s I had a good job so I receive yearly doctor visits. Doctors always said I was in good health and I had nothing to worry about. I had a wife and two kids and was living a good life . Then when I turned 35 I decided to get a  $500,000 of life insurance. The insurance agent said I would have to get a blood test. After I receive the blood test I was turned down for the insurance. They told me to go to a doctor and get a blood test to find out what was wrong. The doctor did a test to check for hepatitis C. It came back positive but the doctor says the first test is often wrong. So we did a second test and it came back positive too. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of hepatitis C. So I asked what I could do? They said they had a treatment of interferon and ribavirin. Which meant pills and shots every week for 11 months. So we tried it and after 11 months found out it didn’t work. Four years later  we tried the new and improved treatment for about six months. Once again it didn’t work. After all that I didn’t mind because I was still working and things are going all right.