I had asked an old friend to stay with me for a while to help me with my family after three months of treatments. I wasn't doing well at all at that time. I hadn't seen her in over 10 years, and she was a stranger when she arrived. She wasn't the person I used to know at all. She drank every bottle of booze in my bar the first week here. She passed out drunk and or pilled up day and night with lit cigarette in hand, hence burning six holes into my new dual reclining couch, and the list goes on. Finally, I caught her stealing my pain meds when she thought I was asleep. I had noticed them coming up short, and an entire bottle of oxycodone disappeared two days after I filled it. Now she is so angry that I kicked her out, and told her boyfriend why I had to get rid of her, that she has informed me that she intends to tell everyone that I know about my disease and that she knows for a fact that I was an IV drug user. Well, I never shot up drugs. I have smoked my fair share of pot, and tried other things back in my 20's, but never put a needle in my arm. Her daughter texted me, and told me she also intends to tell everyone what I have, and that I used IV drugs, and added that she will dilvulge to my husband about my affair! I have never had an affair. I love my husband! They are just both angry so their weapon of choice is my disease. How sad that someone would do that. As Tattman always says...."Trust no one!" I have tried to keep it a secret what I have due to this very stigma. I just say that I have a liver condition when someone asks. So the two most likely ways to get this is through IV drug use, or sex, so that is what they are making up and spreading. Well, actions speak louder than words. I figure people will know they are just up to no good, and if asked if I have hep C, I will be truthful. I have no idea how I got it, but I do know that I did not get it from IV drug use. I don't look down at folks that got it that way. I came close to trying that too, but I was too afraid of needles and still am. She kicked me when I was down, and is still kicking. I should have listened to Tattman. "Trust No One!!".
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