I’m going to do something positively terrifying.
Come March 14th not only will I know what’s going on with the Zepatier Treatment
But across all of my online dating profiles I will openly disclose that I have HCV along with pertinent information.
My virtual identities which I once held separate I’m going to link.
I don’t really know what will happen.
I don’t know how people will take it.
But we’ve all got our shit.
In addition to doing the ongoing dating series…
Next month The Five will be available to read in it’s first iteration in six parts.
It is an introspective look at the previous treatments’ failure and how to fail best.
(like Astronaut Chris Hadfield says “Visual Failings, not Defeat” )
As i take my mid-treatment blood draw, i will find out how my viral load is changing. Hopefully this is my fifth and final treatment for Hepatitis C.
I am presently on the Harvoni Treatment from Gilead. I have taken and failed Sovaldi/Olysio, Peg-Interfereon/Ribavirin, and Peg-Interfereon/Ribavirin/Incivek
Since this is a new site, i will be linking both to my personal blog, and my blog on HepMag.
The next few posts will be familiar to those of you know my story. As it’s important to understand how i got to my fifth treatment.
In setting up this new site, I’ve redesigned the symbol for my Liver Life Walk team. The Tilted V, or less than symbol represents my fifth treatment, and that it will be a pivot in my life. It represents how Veritcal Transmission has affected me.
It also represents that the Hep C is less than Me, rather that should say I am greater than HCV.
It also pairs well with HCVME, standing both as the Hepatitis C Virus and me, as well as Hep C is less than me.
As such I feel it wholly represents what i’m attempting to accomplish with this site.
It will serve others: To inform others about the intricacies of navigating life with Hep C, and how impactful small changes and access to information can be.