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Valene's Story
by Valene

Hi my name is Valene. I was born with a lung disease, which required blood transfusionís and now, I am living with hepatitis C, cirrhosis of the liver, and other medical problems which I have suffered through for the past fourteen years.

I thought I was doing good until I went in for an A.D.D research. I had blood drawn and found out that I had high liver enzymes. My pediatrician said that I had mono and possibly hepatitis C. He referred me to a specialist, Doctor Rothbaum. I had a lot of tests done and I could not believe it when I found out that I had hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. even though I had no idea what it really was, I knew I was dealing with something very serious and my life was going to be turned around.

I started the combination treatment. it was so upsetting to find out that my parents and me would have to give me my shots at home. I had to take three shots a week and six pills a day for the past four 1/2 months. I got so strong that I started giving my shots to myself. The treatment was so hard on me that I had to stop schooling, and get home tutoring. I am dealing with side effects such as, flu like symptoms, aches, pain, crying, bruises, thinning of the blood, excessive tiredness, terrible itching acts, female problems, and being treated for depression. I am seeing three to four different doctors at this time for related problems.

I was hoping under the will of God that it would cure me, but I found out that it was not working. I have stopped the treatment at this time and attending school again. I am in rare case of hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. I live with the fear of knowing that the hepatitis C is still very active in me. There is no cure and I canít do anything about it, so I pray day by day that there will be a cure for hepatitis C. I now wait and wonder if I am getting better or worse. I am so young to be going through all of this without any hepatitis C support groups for my age, but I do the best I can with Godís help. I want to thank my parents for being there and struggling through it with me. I love you Mom and Dad.
Thank U
 

 

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