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Geraldine's Treatment Diary

Welcome to Geraldine's treatment diary
Week 10
Week 10

Week 10

The same, 2 good days per week seems to be the norm. I am very lucky I have a helpful employer, I am staying off work still.

 
Week 2
Week 2

Week 2

Injection two this went very well. I was nervous but I took my time and was fine. Carried on going to work as normal all week and had a few headaches. Even went to a wedding on the Saturday and danced away till about 11pm.

 
Week 3
Week 3

Week 3

Injection three this was the same, took some paracetamol and carried on with my work routine. Sometimes I felt like I was walking through treacle and breathless but pretty good really. I take my ribavarin on schedule every morning and evening 7:20am 7:20pm.

 
Week 4
Week 4

Week 4

Injection four this was fairly uneventful and I had a normal week a few headaches and a little nausea. I had a couple of days off sick this week. Viral load went from 850,000 to 76.0 which is excellent.

 
Week 5
Week 5

Week 5

The medication is really beginning to work now. I have had some side effects of headaches and feeling pretty rough, I lost a little weight from the treatment and have decided to eat smaller meals to keep my weight up.

I made a decision to go on the sick today because my health is so important to me, so I can concentrate on getting better. I must say I have left our house to fend for itself and it looks pretty messy and I am very tired. Mood swings are very up and down and I have a few problems at home so its understandible that my mood is affected.

 
Week 6
Week 6

Week 6

So far all is well with my bloods I did get a stye on my eye which I cannot get rid of. Mood swings are very strange, I would say a little irritable and tired.

 
Week 7
Week 7

Week 7

I still manage to go out for walks with my dog but I do go to my sisters to eat, she is fabulous and cooks me healthy organic foods only. If I didn't have her I would really struggle. I am letting my own family fend for themselves it is the only way to get through it all. I probably have depression but I am fighting on without antidepressants.

 
Week 8
Week 8

Week 8

All my bloods are fine which is great. I generally feel well about 2 days per week now but the rest of the time bedridden, headaches and nausea and depression.

 
Week 9
Week 9

Week 9

Much the same as week 8.

 
Week 11
Week 11

Week 11

Much the same as week 10

 
Week 12
Week 12

Week 12

Pcr test - great news I am undetected this has lifted my spirits and I am thinking of going into work 1 morning per week I wouldn't put any more pressure on myself for now. All bloods are fine. A little tired.

 
Week 13
Week 13

Week 13

I generally feel fine most of the time now. I do get tired but I make myself go for long walks.

 
Week 14
Week 14

Week 14

I cannot believe I am on week 14 now it is great. Everything is going well. Continuing taking all of the tablets at the same time every day with food. I have moved out of my house for a while and am staying at my sisters as I was having trouble at home. My husband never dealt with my diagnosis very well at all and refused to acknowledge my illness. This added a great amount of stress to me. It just shows you though you can get through anything but I am lucky to have my own family as a great rock and support system. I haven't attended any appointments with my husband because he makes it stressful. I just thought people should know that some people have personal problems with a hep c diagnosis.