Anne, I'm not sure we can ever expect others to understand. My eyes are
certainly opening up and I think my poor mom, had to go thru this alone, I
never really understood (she was on renal dialysis for a year before she
passed away). So in some ways it makes me guilty to only now be
understanding some things.
I always say the "c" in hep C means change and I dont' just mean
financially, or physically, but emotionally, psychologically as well. And
how well I'm learning that!
This I think is why we depend on email lists such as this and other cyber
and real heppers. We need to be understood even if by only one person in the
I am seeing a counselor now and to have her say "yes you've been thru a lot
this past year" makes my mind say "shoot that ain't nuthin I am ready for
the new year bring it on!" and yet I'm really not ready for some things I
know that but I'd rather forge ahead with a positive attitude, happy, than
avoiding it. In other words, having someone else, a more objective person
(one hopes), reiterate how I feel makes me want to do much better and
overcome all obstacles.
OK I'm rambling, time for bed!
Anne, it's why we are here :) and we keep trying to help our relatives and