Your Complete Guide to Healing Hepatitis C
For decades, having hepatitis C virus was the equivalent of serving a life sentence—with a dangerous liver disease. All of that changed with the discovery that the virus could be defeated with new treatments. Lucinda Porter, a registered nurse, a passionate hepatitis C advocate, and a hep C patient herself, has written a comprehensive guide for people who are undergoing or considering hepatitis C treatment.
Ms. Porter begins by explaining what hepatitis C is. She then looks at both the mainstream and the alternative management techniques currently used to keep the virus in check. From there, she examines hep C’s therapies and what you can expect from them. The author demystifies test results, provides important questions you can ask your healthcare provider, and offers tips—all with the compassion of someone who has gone through the process herself.
Well over 3 million North Americans live with hepatitis C. Here, at last, is all the information they need to make informed decisions about their future.
Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time
Inspiration and Practical Tips for Successful Treatment
Hepatitis C One Step at a Time is different from every other hepatitis C book on the market. Written by a former Stanford nurse in the hepatitis C field who is also a patient who was treated three times for hepatitis C, Lucinda K. Porter understands how physically and emotionally challenging treatment can be.
Designed for hepatitis C treatment patients, there are daily entries offering a quote, encouragement, and practical tips to help patients stay on track. The design is modifiable to accommodate different treatment lengths and is suitable for patients participating in clinical trials. Lucinda’s goal was to provide a calm, reassuring presence for patients, and to maximize their chances of having a successful treatment.
From dealing with fatigue and nausea to nosy co-workers and lab results, Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time provides everything you need to know to ease the process, including how to:
- Prepare for treatment, mentally, physically, and financially
- Manage side effects
- Set up a support system
- Keep your spirits up with daily inspiration and humor
- Celebrate your strength and acknowledge your milestones
- Find additional community and up-to-date information with an extensive resources section