Thursday, January 28, 2010

48 weeks have past!!!

ok back in feb of last year I started chemo treatments for Hep C that they think I contacted during surgery I had to remove some of my small intestines (from the crohn's), since I don't fall into any other categories to get it!!! Today I just professed my love to my gastro dr. I am completely done with my shots and pills. I started a shot every friday and I took 6 pills a day. For every weekend since I started I have felt like I had the worst case of the flu. My body hurt SSOOOO bad and I had no strength. I could hardly lift the tea pitcher. Come Tuesday or so I would begin to feel like my normal self and then on Friday I would start the process all over again. There are other side effects to the meds also. Joint pain, psorasis, hair loss, etc... My hands stay swollen most of the time and I did get psorasis (I think the dermatologist just thought I was plain looney. I went in there told him the treatments I was on and he gave me creams, lotions, etc to try to calm the psorasis. Well I never had it before and I was freaked out. It kept getting worse and when I went back I told him to TAKE CARE OF IT... He told me the meds make it worse so to go to the tanning bed, use the creams etc and come back when I was done with treatments bc nothing would help at the time. (Actually what he said was either take the chance of skin cancer and go to the tanning bed to try to control this or use the lotions and let it get worse until ur treatments are over and I took the chance of the tanning bed with the lotions) And my hair...I went from a thick ponytail to using a child's size ponytail holder. I have new hair growing now...it does stick straight up but who cares at least its growing back.. anyway after 5 wks of treatment it was worth it the Hep C was undetectable... So all of this is worth it in the end I guess bc I AM COMPLETELY DONE WITH TREATMENTS!!! IM D.O.N.E. YES!!!! So now I have about 6 months to a year(what Dr. says) to face side effects from the meds. but the way I looked at it.. I pushed thru the pain all the other times IT CANT GET ANY WORSE..... ok by for now...gotta go celebrate....