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1 year post treatment...

Aug 19, 2009 - 2 comments

Wow. it has been a year since I finished treating...And I just got the 12 month results back...Still UND!!! I am home-free! What a relief...Now to shed the pudge and continue my growth towards better health...

6 week post tx!

Sep 18, 2008 - 1 comments

Wow! I'm now 6 weeks after treatment...I just started back to work and, though I get a bit tired half-way into my 12 hr shift, I feel great! The thyroid is still adjusting, but for the better, I think...Since I work as a paramedic, my work place has put me on light duty (non lifting) for the first 6 weeks, or until I'm able to lift one end of a 280 lb patient...The last time I did this physical agility test, I was 28 years old (I'll be 44 in Nov...)It may take conditioning longer than 6 weeks to get back to that...If ever...Sigh...But, hey! After combating hep c and winning, this is a small thing! :)     ~Melinda

The txing effect is lifting....

Aug 06, 2008 - 2 comments

This is unexpected, but welcome...it's only the second full day after ending treatment, and I'm already feeling different...Still have the anemia effects, but the muscle pain and brain fog are starting to lift...I feel more rested after naps and the "anchor" I've been dragging for the last six months doesn't seem to weigh as much...the Wednesday afternoon fatigue didn't come...Do I dare hope? So soon? Friday is the end of treatment lab day...vl time...then THE wait...                                                             ~Melinda

Last week of txing...

Aug 03, 2008 - 4 comments

Wow...It's finally here...Last shot is tomorrow (Monday) and last Riba is next Sunday...It's kind of like the end of a pregnancy...I'm excited to start this new chapter in my life, but worried a bit about the unknowns...But it's just in time too...sides were starting to get serious...                                                               ~Melinda