Saturday, September 18, 2010

Feeling Okay

It's been a year and a half since my interferon treatment ended, and I thought it was about time to report here how things are. After all there may be others out there in the blogosphere who have also found their treatment prematurely curtailed due to a poor response. Well, I can report it's not all bad. I actually feel better now than in a long time. I seem to have more energy and lucidity than before treatment. The reason for this remains a mystery to me. It would be nice to have a viral load test to see if it has remained at a lower level than before the start of treatment, but the drug companies don't seem to fund this kind of follow up, therefore the hospital won't do it. Anyway bottom line is I'm feeling okay. Sure I still need to rest some afternoons and if I get a cold or virus it really wipes me out, but otherwise I can live with it. That's not to say I wouldn't like more energy! It would be great to feel well enough to believe I could work again, but with all the things wrong with me, on top of the hep C, I never know how I am going to be one day to the next. It's very frustrating. Thankfully I have my writing. On that subject, I will have a short story appearing in the anthology HOOVERING THE ROOF 2 which will be available in November. And the first draft of 'Mr. Reed' is nearly finished. So watch this space...

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