May 3, 2010: Shot #24 of 26 is coming tomorrow. I sure am looking forward to the end of this. Hopefully, I can get my correct taste and vision back. Both are "off" a little. Fatigue and depression are still weighing me down, flu symptoms (mostly a stuffy head and post-nasal drip) are hopefully going away soon. I have been fortunate that the medicine is working. Another blood test, after I have finished, will confirm that. The test that I had in December showed no trace of the virus, so I am hopeful that it is contained.
I have not been writing much, lately, as the fatigue has gradually increased, and I have been devoting a lot of time to sleep. I have been able to keep going in my job, but it has been difficult, both physically and mentally.
Yipee you are almost there. I finished a week ago and I can't believe how much I was used to the fatigue. I have less fatigue and more appetitie already. tried a cup of coffee the other morning and it tasted good! I still have to watch overdoing it, as my red blood cell numbers haven't gone up yet, but I am feeling a little better each day. There is life after treatment. Whoopee, you will be there soon
Hi there nice to see some writing again. I have crested the half way mark and onto shot 15 this Friday of 26. I too am tired of feeling tired. I get out into my yard to garden and have to lay down or sit down every 15 min as I am so out of breath so easy. Even a slight incline in a hill on a walk knocks me back a bit. I won't miss that. I have been feeling more fluey than usual lately in the body. Sleep is rocky still but I won't take meds everynight so I just suck it up and deal and eventually you are so tired you do sleep... What a journey but well worth it I am sure. Take care and what a treat to have people to share this with.. brigitte
May 7, 2010: I took Tuesday off this week. Fatigue and insomnia don't work well together. Thoughts were swirling around in my head and I just couldn't sleep, even with a low-dose sleeping pill. So, after an on-line meeting, from 10:00AM through noon, I doubled up on the Xanax, and within 45 minutes, my brain slowed down and I went to sleep for 5 hours. Then, I went to bed at 9:00PM and slept through 6:00AM. It helped some and I went to work the next day. Every day is a physical and emotional drag, but I knew that Tuesday was going to be worthless. Just 2 more shots and a week of pills after that and I'll be done. Can't wait! I found out that I have to go to Phoenix for a week, in the Autumn, for work, so I should be feeling much better by then.
Yipee I am done and feeling much better. Took about a week for the fatigue to fade, am eagerly awaiting the return of my red blood cells so I can function closer to noermal. went back to working 5 days a week and I did OK, just regular tired on Friday afternoon. So there is a blazing light when you disembark this train ride. Hang in there, you are sooooo close! Two more stations and you are thru!
May 21, 2010: My last shot (of 26) was this last Tuesday. Now all I need to do is finish out the Ribavirin up to next Tuesday and I will be ready to start "drying out". It is weird, but I have become used to feeling badly, if that makes sense. I look forward to getting back to normal. I have only missed 2 days of work, over the 26 weeks, so I don't think that's bad. I did not have any colds or flu, during the treatment, so I was fortunate with that. I have an appointment with my doctor, today, to see where we go next, with testing, etc. I hope that you are all as well as can be.
May 22, 2010: My doctor's appointment didn't happen, yesterday. The dictor was already 45 minutes late, when two more patients, before me, went in. That was it, I had enough. I told them that I couldn't wait any longer an that I would have to reschedule. Therefore, as of this time, I don't have any further instructions, but I will continue through to Tuesday and stop the meds then. I have hope that I will start feeling better soon after.
Today, I have been out doing some gardening. I am get tired easily, though. I used to have so much more energy.
Guardian how great for you. I just did #17 of my 26 so can seen the end finally. I am tired of thil yucky feeling too. I have had a bit of the weepies lately but over that now. It is hard to get used to the out of breath and the lack of energy is the hardest to deal with. I feel so laze and that is totally not me. Almost done 9 more shots. At least the whole summer won't be doing this treatment. My bloods are holding and nothing to serious in the way of declines. I find sometimes the stress at work is more difficult to deal with. Hope you are all well and you get the negative results you are waiting for... cheers from the island.
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