Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Further On Up The Road

On Friday, the first day of February, my dear man had an Ultrasound. The doc told us they usually only do them on a yearly basis after treatment, but he wanted to keep a closer eye on things, so he's doing them every 6 months. Thankfully, the result was good. No tumors or masses of any kind in the liver. He is steady as the moon; no changes. Blood tests will be taken in another week or so (along with some other routine tests, just so he doesn't have to get stuck too often) and we'll see what those results are.

Dr. G said he's optimistic that 1-1/2 to 2 years down the road there'll be another new treatment and the buzz is that it'll be pill-based only; no interferon. Although my honey is interferon-responsive (meaning it knocked down the virus very well in his body), I would hate to have him take that again, since that's what really did him in, hmmm, almost a year ago. February 10, 2012 is when he stopped all his meds, because of what they were doing to him. He looked horrible and I sincerely thought he was not going to make it through.

So we wait, for the blood tests, for another 6 months (the next Ultrasound).  I hope sometime soon to be able to write in this blog a little more often, especially when there's another new treatment.  Dr. G promised (again) that he is confident he can cure my guy. From his lips to God's ear!

Bad news: my guy's gone back to smoking. After 7 months of good work, he's back to that horrible habit, and has his smoker's cough back, and smells of tobacco all the time (even though he smokes outside). I hate it.

Caregiver update: I had the Shingles for the month November (with still some residual pain and numbness) and some other health issues come up. I'm not good at dealing with these things since I've never been sick a day in my life! Currently, in a mild depression and trying to figure out how to get out of it. 

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