[captionpix imgsrc=”http://lucindaporterrn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/4.jpg” captiontext=”Image courtesy of Grant Cochrane /FreeDigitalPhotos.net”] Although I am in my fifth week of a hepatitis C clinical trial, I just received my week 4 viral load—nondetectable. (For those who don’t know what this means, I am free of hepatitis C). This does not mean this is a permanent cure, but it is the most evidence I have to hang my hopes on.
Since I am active in the hepatitis C community, I have been quite transparent about my life as a person living with hepatitis C. I am on my knees with gratitude for all the many loving, supportive notes of congratulations. Never have I been more convinced of the value of community. Hepatitis C gave me this, and although I gladly will part from this virus, my connection with you is far deeper. Thank you all.