HI.So at least yr Doc. is waiting for new developments inTX also.I had no reaction,except one,on my posting about new developments.One of t he new developments will be protease-blockers either mono or in combination with Ribavarine or Peg-interferon.Some yrs ago people where dying of aids,today,at least in the western world,nobody is dying of Aids anymore and live almost normal lives.That.s the way it will be with Hep-C.Even when the virus cannot,in some cases,being completely erradicated it can be kept in check.The virus is causing the damage,if the viral-load is low,the damage will be less or am I wrong.In a few yrs from now Hep-C. will be,at the worst,a treatable chronical disease of which you will not die and live a normal live.I hve great faith in science and all over the world they.re searching for cures.My concern is with the so-called third world where western medicines to combat HIV and Hep-C are not readily avaiable and people dying unneccesary
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Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 9:11 PM
Subject: Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Doc
Thanks for your concern.
I'm uninsurable. I think the VA knows that many Vietnam veterans may be
infected because of their service, and though they are not admitting
liability, they are treating us. If a doctor refuses to treat me further
right now, I doubt the VA would allow me to side step and go seek treatment
at another VA facility. I could be wrong.
I was having blood work done every two weeks (was on procrit and neupogen),
but as it stands now, my next appointment is sceduled for 06/08/03 for CBC.
My doc in Omaha will decide then whether nor not to scedule a biopsy. He's
wanting to wait for newer developments in treatment.
He took me off at week 21. I have enough meds for 24. I'm going to finish
them up anyway.
Hope you're well,
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