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08-15-2001, 10:33 PM
I have an appointment with my doctor today at 1 PM. He is an internist and keeps track of my all around health. I have to ask him to either give an order for new blood tests or the results of the older ones he has. The reason for this is that on Monday, Aug 20 I have another appointment with a specialist who is in charge of of a new treatment study called Pegasys. He will need to have the results of my tests to confirm the diagnosis. It may be that he will put me under the study and though I kind of dread it, I still want to go through it. Don't know if it will help me but the results for many others has been good. This is the main reason why I want to do it no matter how I may feel while undergoing it.
I would like to ask all of you to say a little prayer for me to succeed in ridding myself of this virus with this treatment. Plus that I will be accepted to undergo it. As soon as I go on Monday and get the answer from the doctor, I will let you all know what he tells me.
08-15-2001, 10:38 PM
My thoughts are with you Raven
08-15-2001, 10:54 PM
The best of luck to you Raven.....you are in my prayers. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
08-16-2001, 11:12 AM
BEST OF EVERYTHING RAVEN
LIVE IT UP AND LIVE IT LARGE!!!!
08-16-2001, 11:27 AM
Best of luck at the next appointment and remember to ask lots of questions about how it will benefit you.
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08-16-2001, 12:03 PM
i'll throw a bunch out for ya,to God and all the way to Rah.Surely somebody will hear me...
08-16-2001, 08:14 PM
You are one tough dame, you have been through so much, I know in my heart you will beat this thing. Keep the Faith. Curtis
08-17-2001, 07:42 PM
Thank you Curtis, Shaun, Joe B, x-racer, and last but not least zaziwe. My internist ordered new blood work done so the other doctor will have a better picture of what is going on with my health. I am anxious for Monday so I can get a better idea of what to expect.
From what I have heard so far about this treatment there will be several side effects which will not make my days any easier. Although that is not going to deter me from wanting to try it. I want to live a better life, be virus free, and most of all, have more days added to my life. So I will cross my fingers, toes, arms, legs and even my eyes and hope to get in on the study. LOL http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif j/k
So wish me luck and I will let you know what is decided by the doctor.
Thanks again for your encouragement everyone.
08-20-2001, 07:45 AM
Raven, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will try my best to keep up-to-date on your prognosis and treatment. I leave tomorrow 5AM for my own "medical journey". Just remmeber that God is watching over you! http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif
08-20-2001, 09:55 AM
Your poetry is like a prayer. I am sure that things will go well.
08-20-2001, 03:52 PM
Thank you Birdie and Dr. Young for the well wishes. Everyone's support, thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. This helps me feel that I am not so alone in my fight with this disease.
First of all, I was very happy to have gone to this doctor. He is very well informed and took the time to ask me questions. He showed a lot more interest and care than the other one I used to go to. That was the reason I did not ever return to see him anymore. I feel better with this doctor.
He sent me to get more bloodwork done and a sonogram. I went to get the bloodwork done today and have to go have the sonogram done of Friday.
The tests have to be sent out of the city and will take approximately two months to get the results. They need to find the genotype of the virus I have and the viral load before they can see if I can start the treatment.
I also have to return to see the doctor in two and half months to see what they will decide. It is a long wait but I have faith that things will turn out better for me with time.
Birdie, I will keep you in my prayers and hope that things turn out okay for you also. If you should ever feel the need to talk to someone, just send me an E. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif