HCV Positive

This blog is a journal recording my personal experiences with Hepatitis C.

Location: United Kingdom

I have hepatitis c, genotype 1b and started 48 weeks combination treatment, pegylated interferon alpha 2b and ribavirin in August 05. Unfortunately due to intolerance, treatment was withdrawn after only 2 weeks. I am not sure at present what the future holds.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Christmas Humbug

Well Christmas is almost upon us. Joy to the World!

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all visitors to this blog, especially fellow hepatitis c bloggers and forum members a blessed christmas and a healthy, happy new year.

Let's hope that the new year brings healing and recovery for all who live with the virus and those who are on the treatment journey.

God is great, nothing is beyond Him and I pray for new cures and a better understanding of this disease in 2006.

I don't know about you but I find the true meaning of christmas has very much been forgotten. I had trouble finding any christmas cards in my town that made any reference to Jesus Christ. Christ, as they say, has been taken out of christmas.
Not in my heart, He is my hope and my salvation.

Anyway if you want to find how to get into the real spirit of christmas follow
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  • God bless you all.

    'The word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.'
    John Ch1 v14


    Blogger Elizabeth Anne said...

    Merry Christmas Miss Poppy, all the best to you and yours this coming year!

    7:20 PM  
    Blogger teddy said...

    Miss Poppy..Have a wonderful Chritsmas and new year.I hope next year will be better for you,I know this year has been hellish for you.
    All the best
    Love Teddy

    10:34 PM  
    Blogger lu said...

    Hi Miss Poppy
    Have just caught up on your blog - what a palaver you've been through, honestly! Your description of the effects of the cipramil mirrors some of my sister's experience on different types of anti-depressants. They surely are powerful things and Drs need to be so careful about which they recommend for you. I really hope things have already started to get better for you.

    Know what you mean about the Christmas thing - we seem to have lost sight of the meaning of it, including the 'good will to all men' message! All this commercialism can't be good for us...

    Anyway, I really hope you have good New Year and indeed a much better 2006!
    Best wishes and peace to you

    10:06 AM  
    Blogger misspoppy said...

    Hi Girls,
    It is so nice to recieve your comments and I hope you all had a good christmas.
    Congratulations Lu on the positive SVR, you deserve this so much especially as it was your second attempt on treatment.
    Well done Teddy on completing tx, you can move forward in your life now and I wish you a positive SVR in due course.
    Best wishes with your next attempt at tx Elizabeth Anne, I'm sure you will get to slay the virus this time around!
    Thanks everyone for making me smile its good to hear from all you brave, strong ladies.
    Miss Poppy x

    1:52 PM  

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