In January, after a DV, I was diagnosed with Hep C. In the last few months, I have been to the ER three times. The first time, I was kept for 58 hours. I am still learning a lot about this. The first time, it caused my blood pressure to drop to dangerous levels, to the extent where it cut off my blood flow and caused me to collapse.
Recently, I went out of state to spend time with my partner and had another flare up. She caught me before I fell and hit my head. Two nights ago, I was back in the ER over it.
I came to find out that, in my county alone, there are over 1,000 Hep C patients waiting to be approved for medications. I’m now on that list. The ER doc agrees herbal tinctures are my best recourse for now and to still come to the ER if needed. That still doesn’t help the flare ups, pain, tiredness, and weakness.
For the time I was alone with this, I was very scared of what would happen. Now with my partner, the fear is still there, but we won’t give up. And now, not only do I fight for myself, but I fight for us as well. She is such an amazing person and is behind me 100%. That doesn’t mean it still doesnt scare me, but I know now I’m not alone, and we will fight no matter what.
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