Hi everyone! I am new to this site and feel my story is a little different from everyone elses. I will try and keep this short. I do not have HEP C but the girl I am dating does. I am on this site because she is the type of person who does not want to read, hear or know anything bad about what will happen to her when she starts her treatment in about a month. I feel it is my obligation to know everything about what to expect so when she is going through her rough patches I can tell it is normal to feel this way. Her story is when she was 11 back in 1993 she had a bad accident and had to have a blood transfussion in russia. Her accident left her blind in one eye and 2 months ago she found out it also left her with HEP C. You would never know she is blind in her eye or sick. She is one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen. Its crazy to look at her and know she is sick. What worries me is she has had it since 1993 and lived a normal life of a now 24 year old. (drinking, partying, smoking, popping pills for headaches, drinking coffee and tea on a regular basis.) All of which has probably effected her liver. I know she is a genotype 2 or 3 but I have no idea what her viral load is. She also never got a biopsy because she didn't have insurance or money to pay for it. (thank God she has it now)The Doctor gave her a choice to schedule a biopsy (2 months later) or start the treatment within 3 weeks. She chose the treatment. She just started a new job as a hair dresser in a fancy salon in NYC and works about 12 hours a day 4 days a week. Appearance is huge in her business and she worries about that the most. On top of that she has told me that if it gets to rough she will let me go because she does not want me to have to deal with this or see her like this. That caused some sad conversations.....:( To top it all off she has no family here as they all live in Russia. However, she is so strong and always tells me that she is blessed that it is not something more serious like cancer or some other terrible sickness. I thank all of you for the support and if you made it this far through my story I appreciate it. I will post as she goes through her treatment. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
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