I haven’t posted to this blog recently, because I have been having fun. We did a driving trip from California to Albuquerque, stopping at Bryce, the Grand Canyon, and other spectacular sites. In Albuquerque, family and friends gathered for the celebration of the marriage of my daughter and her husband. It was a beautiful wedding. For nearly two weeks, I barely uttered hepatitis C.
Reflecting back on the fun and joy, I am grateful that I lived to see this day. When I was first diagnosed with hepatitis C, I had no idea what course my health would take. I had hepatitis C for 25 years. My daughter was three when I was infected. Now she is married and I am cured. If this isn’t a miracle, I don’t know what is.
I always looked at hepatitis C treatment as a gift, even in the early days when treatment was painful, scary, and not very effective. Now we are on the verge of actually being able to cure hepatitis C and the question in my mind is can we do this quickly enough? I pray we do. There are millions of us who want to have the kind of week I had, to live long enough to see children and grandchildren grow up. May you be blessed with this gift.