Hi all. I finally 'bit the bullet' and had my bloods done for Hep C and B. This was after scans which showed fibrosis and 'some' cirrhosis. Saw a Dr at my usual practice. Never seen her before. She told me to immediately stop my anti depressants as they would badly damage my liver further. Left confused, but stopped. If anyone read my earlier post I said I was all alone and could not discuss my condition with anyone close as I saw their reaction when my late young brother died with hep c and cirrhosis. They avoided him like the plague. Anyway, in the meantime my Dr advised I get vaccinated against hep b. Went into practice where a nurse was giving my injection. As I sat there another Dr came in..She had looked up my file as the only hep b vaccination available in 2 states was a child's dose X 2. Dr came into nurse and whispered 'she has hep c'. I was mortified, remembering how my own family felt. Dr and nurse continued to whisper. Two days later I started taking my anti depressants again . I felt so alone and at times had prayed to go to sleep and not wake up. Suicide was going through my mind but I had a younger brother who suicided after a terrible accident left him with brain damage. I remembered my pain at this loss and knew I couldn't put my remaining siblings and my daughter and young grandchildren through that. Oh, by the way, my parents both 90 years old, didnt come into my mind after the way they treated my brother who died from a compromised liver. Today I left my Dr who is so vague about the condition of my liver with a script for hep c treatment. I asked him should there be side effects to which he answered..'you have to tell me that'. I am living in a vaccum... Dr told me had hep A but am not a carrier. Okay. Don't have hep B. Okay. Have hep C. Okay. Have fibrosis and some cirrhosis. Okay. Ot okay really. I don't understand where my health is at. Am so on edge, nerves are in tatters, every sound is loud and overwhelming and am so tired. I don't even know if it's my mental or physical state that is exhausting me. Insult to injury..opened a letter from Bowel Screen that said my recent test showed Positive. Dr suggested a colonoschophy ..unsure of spelling, I reminded him I have Divaticulitis (?) which causes blood in stool. He just looked vague so I said (as I live in a small town) I will have procedure done after hep c treatment. Our hospital is a cesspool for gossip. Have lost interest in everything. I don't know about UK but in Australia Hepatitis of any sort has terrible stigma. I live in a state of confusion so I hope my post isn't too hard to follow. Just wanted to write what is happening with me. I hope the Universe/God is kind to all you wonderful compassionate people. Penelope ❤
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