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Thank you for visiting our website. We've had to discontinue adding new postings to this list due to all of the spam received, but here is a list of messages we've received over the years for those who are interested. . . .

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Week 29 of treatment. this is the hardest thing I have ever done! Thanks for your site it is nice to know that I am not alone.
Tucson AZ Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Hi, I am a 22 year old wife and mother with hep c. I was diagnosed after trying to donate blood at a health fair at work (I used to be a CNA) I lost my job, I had to quit nursing school of course. I went through the treatment for 6 months and it worked a little bit but I have stage 2 type c hep c. I lost my insurance so I received a letter through the mail from my doctor refusing to keep me as a patient. lol. I hope to meet people who understand and I pray for all of you and your families.
Telford TN Thursday, November 03, 2005

I have been visiting your site for a few years off and on. I have hep c and my 26 yr old daughter died 3 yrs ago from it, and she has a 9 yr old boy who tests positive for it. I have learned a lot from this site and plan to continue to visit it. Thank you for the continued information on this site.
Wichita KS Tuesday, November 01, 2005

This is my first time visiting your site and found it by accident. I use to get blood transfusions regularly when I was younger than became an alcoholic. I have just began interferon treatment. I am tired most of the time and in pain or sleep the other times. I will continue to look at this site for all that is offered to me. Thank-you!
Sac. CA. Monday, October 31, 2005

I was diagnosed with the HCV in 97, and have ignored the virus for the past 8 years. I was told at the time that nothing could be done as interferon was too expensive & the British National Health would not fund the treatment. However a couple of month ago I was told that treatment could now be possible although until visiting your site I was starved of the facts. Thank you for the information.
fleetwood lancs Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Saw your website attached to an email sent by a friend so thought I would visit since I have been battle the hepc since 1993 and have done all the treatment and still have the virus with cryo. Just wanted to thank you for remembering those who have lost the battle.
Benicia Ca. Tuesday, October 18, 2005

I lost my mother to Hepatitis C on Aug.21, 2004. She had battled with it for 7 years. I wish we would have looked into this website before, because I think it would have been extremely helpful for her. To everyone out there with Hep.C, you and your families are all in my prayers!
Nineveh IN Sunday, October 09, 2005

Thanks for being there I know a lot more about HCV inffection and its progression mostly thanks to this site and its visitors-great job!!!
Belgrade Serbia Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Wow. thanks so much........... I had a lot of pressing questions about whether or not I was beginning to feel the natural progression of this disease, as I felt various or increased symptoms, I really think the education was VITAL........ Im calling the doctor today. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING SO INFORMATIVE.
cedar rapids ia Thursday, September 15, 2005

Was diagnosed in 1999 when my then 12 year old was being tested for reason for kidney disease, we are both 1A and have bleeding disorder. My child had combo treatment and is permanently mentally ill, and had been denied SSI 4 times. I have also been denied as well. We are now taking herbs and using diet and prayer for healing. Your story is remarkable and an inspiration to all.  I have all normal labs and a very low viral load despite probably having hep C for over 30 years.
MA Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Never see before. I like this place ;-)
New York, NY Friday, September 02, 2005

Kevin and Patty and all who help with the NHCC work hard to tell the "Rest of the Story" as Paul Harvey says it. Thank you. I have not met anyone I know personally that the conventional treatment worked on. It did not work for me as well. We are all in this disease together. We need to stick together. I was blind about treatment options till NHCC showed me an alternative. God Bless NHCC!
Tenn Man
Franklin TN Thursday, August 25, 2005

This is the best site so far that I have found for info and overall concern for Hep C folks. I appreciate all the info and look forward to making some contacts of fellow C travelers. All info is important.
Springfield MA Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Having just had a liver biopsy yesterday, and hearing from the doctor today about the "preliminary" results, I'm told that I probably have cirrhosis, brought on by hepatitis C, which I've apparently had for many years. I've never abused alcohol, and wasn't an intravenous drug user. My doctor tells me that I will definitely have to have interferon injections, as well as some pills, but, having found this site, I'm hoping that there are effective treatment alternatives that I'll learn about here.
Houston TX Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I was diagnosed 3 years ago. Took the Peg-interferon/Ribavarin treatment a year ago. I really enjoyed your site. It's good to know there is somewhere I can identify with and get information from people who live with the disease as I. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. God bless us all!!!
Randallstown MD Saturday, August 20, 2005

It is sites like this and the dedicated people who started it, and work to maintain it that give hope and inspiration and information to the rest of us who are newly diagnosed and looking for all the information possible. Most of us who are diagnosed, are surprised, scared, unsure. and are looking for support from those who have taken the journey farther against the dragon then we have. We are grateful.
Springfield MA Sunday, August 14, 2005

What a blessing this site is, what a great gift God has bestowed upon you special people, Kev & Patty, thank you for doing His work & helping others like me!
Hopewell NJ Friday, August 12, 2005

I too was just diagnosed with hepatitis C. I am so scared!!! I am scheduled for a biopsy soon. I don't know what to do about all this so I'm sure I will be visiting often to try to educate myself. The treatments sound so bad, especially for someone who has never been sick! Thanks for being here.
Charlotte NC Friday, August 12, 2005

Hey Kev and Patti, just signing on the website and really checking out for some good info.
EvansMilhouse III
San B Ca Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Thank You to be here. For the last three years I'm looking for a place like this. Thanks. again
Naples Fl Tuesday, August 09, 2005

I had no idea that this site was here But I must tell you it makes me feel a little better that there are so many others that understand what we go through. THANKS A MILLION FOR HAVING THIS SITE. GOD BLESS YOU!
Bronx NY Sunday, July 31, 2005

my hubby is two years post cadaveric liver transplant. it is nice to read stories ,re liver diseases. very helpful and helps people cope. looking forward to chatting with folks soon.
sandy and rob
hamilton ont can Sunday, July 31, 2005

I was dx with HCV in January 04. My liver functions are normal but have just learned I have HCV related cryoglobulinanemia (which I had symptoms of for a year before being dx with HCV). After many web searches on CM I came up empty. Your site was very helpful and provided me with good resources Thank you and God Bless.
Beaumont TX Monday, July 25, 2005

I just wanted to say I'm glad there are people or should i say Angels out there like ya'll that helps others with stuff like this. I cant thank ya'll enough. I just found out my cousin has Hep C and they give him less then a year to live. Any help would be great. God Bless Ya'll
Princeton TX Tuesday, July 19, 2005

I suppose that I contracted HCV late 60's early 70's during the viet nam war. Was told in 83 that I had non a, non b hep, but never directed to seek help or info. I'm 55 now. Significant inflammation struck last fall. chronic hep c, viral count 4.3 mil. If I go into failure? How do I ask my 18 yr old son to save my life with a Living donor liver transplant? I will keep my faith in god's good graces and try milk thistle as well. Thanks for all your wonderful support and info.
Las Vegas NV Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Thanks for the site. My story is pretty similiar to yours.
I've been battling mis-information for years; it's refreshing to come across a site that tells the truth.

Colorado Springs Co Sunday, July 10, 2005

I want to thank the site for being helpful to my family. Unfortunately, my mother (age 52) passed away last night after battling Hep C for more than 3 years. The support we received from sites like this was amazing. I want to tell other Hep C families to not give up hope. Anything is possible as long as you have faith.
Hastings NE Sunday, July 03, 2005

Love your site...nice graphics, design and content...impressive
Passaic NJ Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I have been through treatment and it did not work. now they want me to do this on a daily basis. I cannot do this and keep my job or my house. talk about your rock and a hard space.Im looking for herbal treatments now just to extend my life a little good luck everyone!
national city ca Friday, June 17, 2005

I just lost my aunt and uncle to Hep C. I want to help to ensure another family never endures this pain. Please send any information as we want to start a foundation in their memory.
Colorado Springs CO Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Great peace and joy in the name of Jesus, who died for our sin and sickness and will come backs again soon, so take your lamp and fill this with the Holy Spirit's oil so that you can find this gate of heaven. Pray for gospel revival. Thanks and bless.
sweden Saturday, June 11, 2005

My husband David has hepatitis C. He starts interferon and ribavirin tomorrow June 7, 2005. Thanks for the info on other treatments.
newberry mi Monday, June 06, 2005

This web site is very informative and interesting to read. I have found a lot of information on Hep C. Thank you and God bless you all.
Denver CO Monday, June 06, 2005

Thanks for the info , I will make sure to use this website again. Thanks again.
Dickson Tn Tuesday, May 31, 2005

This web site has a lot of information for my success to rid my pains of this disease. I thank you for all the information on it. It has been very educational for me. I enjoyed all the web sites that are available to learn about hep c and will put them to good use. Thanks again!!
Fort Bragg California Thursday, May 19, 2005

This is my first time visiting this site. I am hoping that I can find the answers to my questions here. And boy, do I have alot of questions.
Phillipsburg NJ Thursday, May 19, 2005

Great greeting and love to you there with the Holy Spirits blessing and joy. The Lord is God and will comfort you and touch with the love and peace and for healing ,in the name of Jesus Christ. Thanks and bless. keijo sweden
Sweden, Thursday, May 19, 2005

Thank you for your web sight with all the helpful information.
Riverton Wy Tuesday, May 17, 2005

My son was recently diagnosed with Hep C and your site is providing me with so much useful information. Thank you, and bless everyone.
WA Monday, May 16, 2005

I just hope my brother will explore all his possibilities. Keep up the good work !
Peterboro NH Monday, May 16, 2005

Having just gone through the Peginterferon/Ribavirin test trial and was rejected as a non responder after 12 weeks I began looking for an alternative and found your site. Thank God! Your story and talking to you inspired me to new hope. Thanks Kev.
Hemet CA Thursday, April 28, 2005

Your site is very informative. The herbal route and taking good care of yourself makes all of the difference in the world. Taking control is half the battle. Thank you for giving me hope!
Morgantown WV Tuesday, April 26, 2005

After losing my brother to hep c in 1996,I found out I was positive too. Went thru combo treatment in 2000,been in remission since 2001!Your site is very informative. Thanks to all! Everyone keep the faith.
Brighton Mo Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I believe this site serves its purpose. I have found very useful information that will guide me.
St.Louis MO Monday, April 25, 2005

Thank you for your site.
NY NY Sunday, April 24, 2005

Hello everyone, I have been diagnosed with Hep C a month ago. I have grade 3A and a viral load of 270000.00. Its been a long sad month. Just wanted to give thanks for this great web site. Hopefully we can all log on one day and the news of a real cure can be waiting for us. God Bless!!
Fort Lauderdale FL Saturday, April 23, 2005

Beautiful site) I like it
NY NY Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I was told I had hep C in June 1998. Had just about all the treatments they have to offer. They didn't work. Glad to have found this web site for support. Thank you all for sharing with me.
Frostburg MD Sunday, April 17, 2005

I have been searching for a site like this for 5 years, I was infected in 1982, and only found out I had Hep.C in 2000, I refused the treatments , after doing alot of research they can do more harm than good, I took it into my own hands, I have been taking Milk Thistle for 5 yrs. & I feel great, I have alot of energy & my ALT is normal. Good Luck to everyone, I know I am not alone in this fight!!
Dallas NC Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Hi! Just diagnosed in January 2005. Haven't started treatments yet. Don't know what to do. Just decided to look on the internet for help and this is what I found. Sure does feel good to talk about it.
jonesville la Sunday, April 10, 2005

i just wanted thank you for having such a great web site and wonderful phone support. kev was great and answered all my questions and set my mind at ease. thank you so much
channelview tx Thursday, March 31, 2005

I'm 35 Sept. 18 02 I was given my bad news. Today I still stuggle, My 2 kids help me live. I came across your site after I was tring to get more info. for my hips. Its been very helpful and I will visit this site again I pray that there will be more updates. Thank You and God Bless.
Golden Meadow LA Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Hello-I have stage 4 grade 4 hep c and autoimmune hepatitus. You have a great site. Hang in there everyone.I have had hep c for 25 years (when it was called non a-non b). Keep the faith.
Red Bank NJ Sunday, March 27, 2005

Hello Everyone i was just recently diagnosed and i am studying everything i can about my hepc infection. haveing just found this site. let me thank you all now for all your support. I look forward to talking to some you in the future. God Bless
Reedley Ca Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Hey, great work on your website. I have found interesting things on it!
Hacienda Hts CA Sunday, March 20, 2005

Hello to all! I just want to say thank you for this site-it's awesome! I have been diagnosed w/hep c for 51/2 yrs now-actually knew something was wrong long before that-I treat w/alternative therapies and so far I am still able to work, etc. My prayers are with you all! Peace, Light, Love!
ava Friday, March 11, 2005

I just found this site, it's excellent. I have had Hep C for over 10 years and have been treating it that long. I am currently on my 6th treatment, I now do maintenance therapy.
Pearland TX Saturday, March 05, 2005

Confirmed. Hep-C. 9 Million virus load. Scared to death. Many symptoms for late stage cihrosis. I feel like Ive let everyone down. Dont know which way to turn. Bleak, Bleak outlook. God help us. Thanx for hearing,
Virginia Beach VA Thursday, March 03, 2005

I first found out I had Hep C about 4 yrs ago. Sought treatment from a dr in Ca when I lived there. Now waiting an appointment here in Az to see if there is any more damage after first finding out 4 yrs ago.
Chandler Az Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Hep C dx in 95', was probably living with it for 20+ years and didn't know. I am Geno 1 and just dx with cirrhosis. Also dealing with diabetes type 2 and emphysema. Start combo treatment 3/2/05. I am finally convinced that treatment is imperative now. Best of luck to all.
Richmond VA Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Your website is very helpful. Thank you. My Sister has Hep.C. She has been on medication for seven (7) months. We are looking for a more natural way to help her. The side effects are terrible with these drugs!
Towanda Pa Monday, February 21, 2005

I was diagnosted with HEP C in 2000 I tried the interferon treatment but it made me to sick. I guess I just tried to forget it I went on working but it seems like now I'm running out of energy.I've been doing alot of reading on-line about it now.I found your web site I think this is what I need I have 2 children a boy almost 16 & a girl almost 11 I worry about them if something should happen to me. Thank-you for being here for me
Camden AR Monday, February 14, 2005

I was diagnosed with HepC late 2001 and was pretty devastated. My previous girlfriend had Hep C, but my long term lifestyle was possibly as much to blame, so how I got Hep is a moot point. Previous to finding this website, interacting with other's was difficult. To the uneducated I may as well have leprocey or the plague. Thank for creating a site where I can interact with people who understand. I wish the best to all my HCV brother's and sisters, and hang in there.
Fort Madison Iowa Saturday, February 12, 2005

Hi I'm a mother of 4 and i found out a year ago that I have hep C. I'm glad I've found a good site to learn more about this illness.
Saltlake Utah Thursday, February 10, 2005

Hi, I was diagnosed with Hep C in March of 2000. By then my disease had affected my liver to the point that now I am looking at a liver transplant. I would like to know what others are going through while waiting to get a liver transplant. So far what I can tell, this site may be just what I need. Thank you for your continued support to those of us who are suffering.
Omaha NE Monday, January 31, 2005

Hi- I am a 41 yr old mother of 3, have a decent job, was living a decent life until the awful news was told to me. I am currently on treatment and have been out of work due to the aches and pains that go along with this horrible disease. My goal is that by May 2005 I will be back to work and outside enjoying this wonderful life we have been given. In the mean time I will keep enjoying your website! Get well all!
Vinton VA Thursday, January 13, 2005

hello and God bless you for having this very informative and thoughtful website..please please always add the most information you can for those of us who suffer with this illness.
longwood fl Wednesday, January 12, 2005

I Just found out that I have "Hep C" A year ago this past December. I'm 63 yrs old and so far I'm not getting any worse since taking Maximum Milk Thistle. So I've made it another year so far. Praise the Lord. Thank you for the opportunity to share this with othere like me.
Romulus MI Saturday, January 08, 2005

Found out I was Hep C positive about 3 weeks ago. Thanks for a great site with information Hep C.
Winston Salem NC Saturday, January 08, 2005

You have a beautiful website. It was great you created it. No doubt it is needed badly worldwide to have support and changing ideas and feelings among patients and families. Well done. Bless you.
Tel-Aviv Israel Friday, January 07, 2005

Hi! I was diagnosed with HCV in 2000. I was told i had it for at least 5 to 10 years. I am on the interferon alpha 2a. The first 12 weeks were not to bad. But now I seem to have problems. Good news is my HCV is undetectable as of last week. Your website has been a godsend. thanks
Parkersburg WV Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Kev, thanks so much for this site. I found a wealth of information, some which I knew and some that I did not. I have passed this on to friends that have our shared disability of "Liver Troubles" and you can be assured that I will come to this site regularly to check out whats new.
Thanks again,

dallas/ fortworth TX Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Hi, Is Liza, i just think this web site is great, very complete, is just perfect, i always try to learn a lot about alternative medicine.
Wednesday, December 29, 2004

I just found this site, so I'm checking it out.
Saginaw Mi Wednesday, December 29, 2004

I just got diagnosed today and am just trying to see what my options are . and how I got it
La Crosse Wi Tuesday, December 28, 2004

You have great web site. Keep it up!
Tuesday, December 21, 2004

My husband was recently diagnosed with Hep C and seems to have good days and bad. He is within the prison system and will likely not receive any treatment for the ten years he has left to be incarcerated. They estimate he has had it for at least 2 decades.I have found much helpful information on this site and have been able to share much with him. We do appreciate this site so much. Thank you to all the people who make this possible.
Susanville CA Tuesday, November 30, 2004

hi this is lynn, aka barb'"( just brief message; wanted to say
hi:-) I was dx. w/hcv in 97'low stage and grade. Ive been told that iam a slow mover, now stage 0-1, grade 2, so ib geno, and dont expect that i will move quickly, as my hep dr. states, i may have contracted this illness abroad , born in swindon england. was a blue baby given blood prod. to stabilize lack of oxygen? not sure. huggs to all and wonderful site
schesso skakopee mn Saturday, November 27, 2004

I was diagnosed with hepatitis c in 1995. I had interferon a and infergen treatment. The problem i have is increased joint pain that i never had before. I believe the hepatitis is in remission. I am very thankful for that. Do not become defeatist. Eat right. Avoid alcohol. Kept the faith

pine bluff ar Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Well, I am still wondering how, what, where, when and why I got Hep C.  I am unusually calm about it, just don't know what to do yet.  Do I do interferon, or Chinese medicine.  Any help or advise is helpful, but I also need a support group in my area to talk about it.  Any suggestions.
Mary Ann

Fort Lauderdale Fl Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Hi! I found out a year ago that I have hepatitis-c. I was so scared at first, but now I have come to terms with this virus. I know that having hepatitis-c is not a death sentence. You can have a normal life. There are still people I have not told because of somethings they have said about the virus and people that have it. Some people just don't understand, and aren't willing to learn.  Thanks.
Courtland Ms. Saturday, November 20, 2004

I've been on interferon and ribavarin for 5 1/2 months now and I am really feeling the struggle of coping with the side effects.  Tonight I was beside myself and I found you.  Thank you.  I couldn't figure out how to enter the chat room (I'm not very computer savvy) but I feel relief just sharing on the message board.
Gainesville FL Wednesday, November 17, 2004

I am newly diagnosed and just beginning to gather information regarding HCV.  Finding sources like this one and reading other people's experiences is very comforting. I now have a "support system" that understands what I am going through and what I am experiencing.
Slidell LA Saturday, November 13, 2004

have hep c,and I like your site. A little too "churchy"perhaps but helpful. Am told by my v.a. gastro doctor that milk thistle has some helpful elements. Good luck to all.

norman ok Tuesday, November 09, 2004

I was told that I had hepC in '99. I saw a specialist & was asked questions about my lifestyle; they also did a liver biopsy. I didn't fit the profile of someone who had hepC. Til this day, I still don't know how I got it, but I'm glad that the virus is not active for now. I just "have" it. To make a long story short, I have 2 children & a wonderful husband. I would like for Kev to email me. I'm still looking for my cause of infection.
New Oreleans LA Thursday, October 28, 2004

Just want to say your site is extremely informative. I have hep c and peripheral neuropathy and wasn't sure whether they were related.  Now I know what test to ask for. Thank you.
Berwyn IL Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Found out I had HEP C in 1997 while i was getting over a broken femur. Lately my enzymes have become abnormal but I do pretty well for a 73 yr old great grandma of 4 girls and a boy. please pray for me as I am undecided as to what I will do. Maybe nothing.......I have put it all in the hands of the Lord
elyria oh Monday, October 25, 2004

Had liver transplant 10 years ago, anit-rejection drugs toxifed kidneys, in process of gettimg on transplant list for kidney.My question is does goverment know how many people are having troble with anti-rejection drugs?
Phoenix Arizona Tuesday, October 19, 2004

hi, recently told i have hep c and was checking for info.  i found your sight very informative,thanks. i might even try the chats but i'm not to computer savy and don't know all the lingo. again thanks and keep up the good work; i now feel there's hope and i know i'm not alone.
Phoenix AZ Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Just wanted to say your site looks awesome, and provides a necessary service.  Keep up the good work!
Portland OR Monday, October 18, 2004

Just seeking the newest information and methods about Hep C.
shanghai China  Saturday, October 16, 2004

Good work! Keep it up!   Thanks!  Jason.
Farley Wells Michigan Friday, October 15, 2004

I thank you for this important site web, it's verry usfull for all peopole. I'm a medical doctor working in Algeria, and I'm studing the association between diabetes and hepatitis C.
I thank you Bye

Batna Algeria Thursday, October 14, 2004

I am recently diagnosed with Hep C 2b, got a whopping huge viral load too. I've probably been infected since 1978 but never knew. At last I know what's wrong and that I'm not "imagining" all the symptoms. Wish me luck with my biopsy at the end of the month.

Carrollton Tx Wednesday, October 13, 2004

I am Michael's little sister, he has Hepatits C and cirrhosis of the liver and no computer.  This disease is new to us and we are dumbstruck by it.  I ask for your prayers for him for those who believe in Jesus.. that Michael would be saved and it would be God's will to heal him... as I will pray for each of you.. thank you and may God bless you.. Linda
arizona city az October 10, 2004

Just wanted to thank you for all the work you put in this site.
It looks great! Thanks!

Orlando Florida Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Thank you for this wonderful web-site. A long time friend of my family's, daughter, was just diagnosed with Hep C.  We are all trying to understand what it is and how to cope. I believe this site will help us all. Thank you!!!!
Coral Springs FL Friday, October 01, 2004

Thank you for having a web site for information and discussion.
Little River SC Thursday, September 30, 2004

Just seeking information, my mom just told me that her husband of 14 years has hep-c and they are NOT going to treat it due to no medical insurance.  I am worried about the whole situation and hope to find many answers here.
Vero Beach, FL Monday, September 20, 2004

I was diagnosed in 2000 right after my brother died from hep-c complications. I had a biopsy done to confirm then waited for the new medication (peg-rib-interferon) to come out and just now got enrolled in study group for meds. I've been all over the web looking for anything that could give me hope that this dreaded mess could be cleared up or even whipped out. Unfortunatly all i ever saw or read was the bad stuff about hep-c. That was until i found your site. Thank you .....moose..
larry (moose)
Canyonlake TX Friday, September 10, 2004

This website is great. I recently learned my wife has hepatitis c and I am totally unaware of the dangers and consequenes of this diease. I've just discovered this site and I'm sure I will learn alot.
Thanks for having this informational site.

Spring Valley CA Sunday, August 29, 2004

Thanks for this great site. I have Hep C 44/4 and just recently found out that it had progressed much more than recent studies have revealed. I am symtom-free now and will start my treatment next week. I am very suprised to find that alot of Doctors have so little info for me. I am recommending that they look at this site ASAP!

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS florida Sunday, August 29, 2004

Just lost my mom in May 2004 to HCV. She was diagnosed in 1996 but by then she had already developed cirrhosis. She was a nurse and that's how she contracted the virus. I applaud you for helping bring awareness to the Hep C epidemic so that others will have hope!!!
Greenwood MO Friday, August 27, 2004

Diagnosed 2 years ago...declined treatment at the time, but will begin in October.  I am grateful for the support of your website and others I have found. As a single with no family anywhere near by, this is very scary for me.
Lawrenceville GA Tuesday, August 24, 2004

I found out I had Hep C a few weeks ago. Routine lab work made it obvious, yet my practioner told me my labs were great, perfectly normal. As I work in the health care field, I have access to my test results and was horrified to see that Hep C was detected. I am now preparing for starting treatment and possible legal action. Scared and angry. Getting a new doctor, too.
Albuquerque NM Saturday, August 14, 2004

husband has hep c with cirrhosis of the liver. awaiting transplant.
kingman az Friday, August 06, 2004

Just browsing through to see what you have. Excellent website. I had a great time visiting your site. It`s pretty nice ! Keep up the good work !
Location unknown, Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Been in the fight 12 yrs glad to find a site that share info and batle scars
Houston Tx Monday, July 19, 2004

Been on the treatment for a year been doing O.K. so far. Diagnosed in 2000. Yes there is hope
Fremont CA Friday, July 16, 2004

I was diagnosed with Hep C in 2002. I have had 2 rds. of Peg/Rib. I guess I'm what you might call a relapser.... Doc says now I'm in beginning stages of Cirrhosis. I am scared to death. Most of the time I cry, because my family has had to deal with so much. Especially the times I feel helpless and a lone. Thank you for listening. I pray every nite for us all that God will help the Doc's. Take Care All.
Hollister CA Friday, July 09, 2004

Iv'e had Hep C for 30 years, still alive and kick'in. There is hope.
Temple Tx Friday, July 09, 2004

My partner has just been diagnosed with acute hep-c. I am scared and confused. Thank you for this excellent source of information!
Seattle WA Wednesday, July 07, 2004

I'm a member of the Hep C community. Thank you for having a site such as this. With a Touch of my Spirit, Peace 4 us

Willoughby Hills OH Saturday, July 03, 2004

Thank you, thank you for this website. We found more knowledge about HCV through your site and links than using a search engine and continuously searching. We are grateful for the information. Greg is HCV 1A and we endured "treatment" and are looking for hope, as we are non-responders who had a chemical reaction (felt great before "treatment"). We believe in hope and getting our lives back. Thank you for this site.
Greg and Theresa
Savannah GA Sunday, June 27, 2004

I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C June 25, 2004. It was really a fluke it was found. I work in a prison and it was suggested getting tested for Hep B before receiving the vaccine. My hepatic levels are all within normal range and I have no symptoms. I will see a specialist in a couple of weeks to find out if I am in the active or dormant stage. I am alone and frightened. This site will help.
Hamilton TX Saturday, June 26, 2004

Hi ...I'm Kit, ex military, wife, mother. I found out in Nov that I had HepC. I'm doing the Peg/Rib treatment and as somedays are good and some really stink. I've been looking for a suport group in Bergen Co. New Jersey, but have come up empty handed. Well I finally found someone who answered the phone and spoke to me about his exp w/ HepC....If I had not found this web site..I'd still feel alone. Thank you Ed for having a good day and being home.
NJ Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Just got a confirmation tues. I was donating plasma and the found it. Genrally I feel ok but I do have some of the symtoms. had them for years. I just thought it was from drinking too much. I'm into the herb thing so what I have read so far some good success thanks fof being here PEACE
Kaysville UT Wednesday, June 02, 2004

i am doing a sience project on hep c and my dad also died april 13 2004 from hep c i think this is a very wonderful site.
longmont colorado Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Hello, I was diagnosed this year(2004). I believe I contracted it six years ago when I was 16. Just starting on my journey. Thanks for all the information and positive stories.
Galveston Tx Friday, May 21, 2004

Hi my name is Ann, I was told by Doctor back in Jan 2000 that I have Hepc well needless to say my heart went to the floor. I was so scared, nervous, and all the bad feelings you get when you are told you are very sick. I thought about it for a while and then said to myself you are going to beat this your family needs you!! And I kept a positive attitude since, you all should too.God Bless You All!!
Brooklyn NY Thursday, May 13, 2004

A very nice site.
Aba Lome Monday, May 03, 2004

HI all I found out 12 years ago that i have B and C hep I found out early before any damage was done so for the last 12 years ive been waiting for this thing to kill me after all thats what the doc said will happen someday And now for the first time thanks to this site and others like it i know there is hope THANK YOU
burlington ia Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Hello and Thank You, I was diagnosed with Hep C last fall. I have had two different doctors with two different views. I needed your site to guide me to what will be the best choice for now. And that is NOT chemicals. Thanks, again~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~krm
K. R.
Vernon NY Thursday, April 22, 2004

hey ya'all im 16 n im doing a health projest about hep C and cirrosis ..i stumbled upon this site....ive finally realized how serious this disease really is...i sympathize with u all n i wish u all good luck
potsdam ny Wednesday, April 21, 2004

My wife is in end stage liver
Okeechobee Florida Monday, April 12, 2004

Hi! I found this website when I was looking for information on Hepatitis C. I don't have Hepatitis C that I know of. But I did get several unprofessional tattoos in 2002 which I really regret. My husband is currently in the Military and is tested a lot for HIV and HEP C and many others, I was tested for many diseases after I got the tattoo also.
AZ Sunday, April 04, 2004

My treatment ended 9/03 and so far everything looks great- However, I am a physical wreck. I can't get off of the pain meds I needed to get through the treatment, I now have fibromyalga,RA,a thyroid that is destroying itself. I also cannot remember anything.I am planning to go to an inpatient pain clinic. I emphasize with all of your postings and my heart goes out to all of you. I am here for anyone who wants to talk.
Snoqualmie WA Friday, April 02, 2004

My husband was diagnosed in october of 2002. Viral loads are very low, and is so far healthy. Liver biopsy in March showed no damage. Dr. Thinks he can wipe it out with interferon, but our insurance plan won't cover it. God has directed us to this site. It is helpful to know there are alternative treatments out there. I am praying for all of you who are going through this as well.
Cressona PA Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Wish me luck all, I am going to University of Colo. with stage 4 cirrhosis, so please pray for me and my family, it has been a long journey and it is not over yet, peace and love.
Platteville Colo Sunday, March 28, 2004

glad i found this site.did not respond to treatment.hope they come up with a cure.if not see ya`ll in the next life.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

diagnosed in 98 after donating blood for my good friend janice, waiting for her transplant. what a shock. no on my own and living in paradise. i start treatment next week. found this site and want to support it and all involved. any help/support is greatly appreciated. any help/info will be greatly appreciated. cc
kailua-kona hi Thursday, March 25, 2004

your site seems very informative. THANK YOU. searching for answers. hopefully ive found the right place.
wall nj Wednesday, March 24, 2004

i'm visiting this web site because i have hepatitis c
Canyon Country CA Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Thank you for having a wonderfully helpfull website. I was diagnosed in 97 and have went thru 1 round of treatment. I responded well. But I am having a relapse and am very scared to go thru it again, so I did some searching and found this site and it has helped me a lot!! I have gotten very good info and now know there are other options!! thanks again!!!
Mesa Az Tuesday, March 23, 2004

I was diagnosed in 1994. I am in my second round of treatments, so far I am responding this time. I was so excited to find this website, I don't feel so alone. GOD BLESS TO ALL OF YOU!
Clarkston MI Monday, March 22, 2004

Diagnosed in the 80's also Diabetic. Did the chemo 3 times in 2000 ,01 (peg/Inter) and 02. None worked. My viral count always came back as "unreadable.I have cirrohsis and fibrosis. The illness caused me to go on Disability until I lost my job. ALL Dr.'s have me as Permantly disabled. I have been fighting for SSI for two years and now have to move in with My parents I'm 46. I can't afford any Meds for Diabetes, kidney problems. We are going to court for SSI. No IV drugs. Good luck, Good-bye.
Lodi Ca.Saturday, March 20, 2004

This is a great place to start. Maybe it will help myself and others work through the isolation. Does anyone wonder why this issue is never mentioned by government etc. It is an epidemic. Any class actions or the like would be good to know.
Alamosa Co Thursday, March 18, 2004

I'm so glad God has led me this site. Thanks very much for all this information at our fingertips.
Rathdrum ID Tuesday, March 09, 2004

I am very happy to have found this site! I was diagnosed with Hep C three years ago while going through Chemo for Breast Cancer. I have had it over 20 years as near as we can figure. I got it from a blood transfusion while in the Marine Corps when my 22 year old daughter was born! Had severe reactions to Peg and Ribavarin so had to stop therapy! Waiting to see what is the next step!
Wyoming MI Monday, March 08, 2004

My brother 49 discovered he had hepatitis c and cirrhosis of the liver. He found out November 2003. He was in late stage liver failure soon after. He didn't have symptoms. He died from this horrible disease on Wednesday February 17th of 2004. I can not believe he died so quickly. We're not sure how he contacted this illness. He drank heavy, had tattoos, used drugs. An old girlfriend from 15yrs ago told us that she had hepatitis c. I wonder if that's when he was tested and found out.
Sudbury Ontario Sunday, February 29, 2004

HELLO out there every one hopfully every bodys doing,good and staying strong.
riley KS Thursday, February 26, 2004

I was told that I have hep c in the year 2000, took the treatment and was found undetectable only to be told months later that I was infected again, this thing has turned my life into a nightmare,I wonder at times what really keeps me going, and now I'm hit with diabetes which could be a result of the hep C, I can stand the pain as of now, and when if goes away it doesn't stay away for long, so welcome to my world,take your shoes off and stay a while
Tonawanda NY Tuesday, February 24, 2004

My 19 yo daughter just told me she has Hep C. I am very glad you are here for me. I need the information
Whitney TX Tuesday, February 24, 2004

I have had hep C for over 14 years. Interferon treatment didn't help me. I am a chronic non responder. I did try the natural way for several years and it help me a lot. I am now dying of liver failure. I am 46 yrs old. It is hard, but with access to web site such as this, I feel a little better. Thank you.
Duncan Ok Saturday, February 21, 2004

I found out I had HepC in 2002 at a drug treatment center. The only thing I could think of was dying and leaving my children. Thanks to the internet and sites like yours I have so much hope and know I don't have to give into this diease and I can be cured as mine was not destroying my liver yet. Thanks for all the wonder information.
LaHarpe Ks Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Nice site and well presented with some good info...
New York NY Wednesday, February 18, 2004

I was diagnosed 6 years ago,but have had Hep C since my early 20's(I am 50 now).My second biopsy is this week and the doctors want me to use Peg.? I am very nervous about this.If feel if it ain't broke,don't fix it,I have been doing fine without it.If it took this long to get this far,I will probably die from old age first!Best wishes and good luck to all of you who are "members" of this awful club,no matter how you got it.
Bristolville Oh Monday, February 16, 2004

I just found this site. Learned a lot. I was diagnosed 7 yrs. ago. My 26 yr.old daughter was diagnosed 4 yrs ago. One of her three kids a 6 yr old has hep c too. My daughter died 2/4/03 from this disease. I have read this site and am encouraged to learn that there are others out there who are helping to educate people about this disease.
Wichita KS Monday, February 09, 2004

Hi- I was diagnosed with HCV in 1994, but I feel that I've probably been infected since around 1968. Since my viral load was only 386,000, I elected to pass on treatment. Now I've been told that my viral load has shot up to nearly 11 million, & was frantic to find some information. THIS SITE CAME THROUGH FOR ME. Thanks
NY NY Sunday, February 08, 2004

Thank God there is a site like this one! I have searched my home area for an "live" support group and the closest one to me is over 100 miles away. I have been through treatment and have responded, undetectable for over 2 years now, but I still feel "dirty"! IV drug use. Thank you all for being here. I'll be back frequently.
joplin mo Thursday, February 05, 2004

Hello all ,I have had the C-Monster in my life for two years now.I have no idea how this dreadful disease got me,but it did.All I can do is keep on the herbal treatment I am on and pray to "GOD" it puts the virus at a rest.
Glencoe Ar Tuesday, January 20, 2004

I have been searching for you all for so long and now I know that i am not alone.I was diagnosed in 2000 and I have undergone the treatment twice to no avail, now my body is broken down from the interferon as well as the antidepressents and they just left me like this.I have been coping for months now not knowing what to do next and then God let me find this website. Thanks for bring here.
houston tx Monday, January 19, 2004

I was diagnosed with hepC 7 years ago. I would like to see the government made more aware of how serious this epidemic is and the future consequences as more people enter into late stage liver disease.
Johnson City TN Friday, January 16, 2004

Remember, you are not alone. There are many other survivors out here willing to talk/help. I am willing to talk anywhere anytime about my illness. God bless
Sweetwater Tex Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Thank You for this site. It has helped me soooo much. The information you have supplied me with is without a doubt the best I have come across. "GOD BLESS" to all my fellow Heppers.
Dothan AL Saturday, January 10, 2004

I have had Hep C, Geno 1a, for 11 years. IV drug use. I pretty much put it in the back of my mind thinking it would just "go away". Well, we all know how that goes.I'm starting to get sick now, so I have decided to start treatment.I'm eager and anxious all in one,but ready. Been searching alot of sites, but this one is the best. Thanks for being there. I'll be visiting alot in the days to come.
Oroville Ca Friday, January 09, 2004

diagnosed with chronic hep c in 1992; did Interferon/ribavirin treatment for 8 months in 2001; negative results; non-responder; viral load higher after treatment than when started. I love this website; have gotten some positive influence and hope from lots of others; very good education on the disease in terminology I can understand. I certainly learned I am not alone in this fight. Thank you.
bellingham wa Friday, January 09, 2004

i really liked your website it was really cool!
groton ct Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Havent stopped by in awhile...Happy New Year...Much love always to you and your wife...
Grand Rapid Mi Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Thanks for providing a safe site for us to go to & feel at home, without feeling less than. We need each other to rely upon to get the lastest updates,& support. Thanks
San Francisco ca. Friday, January 02, 2004

I was diagnosed w/HepC in '94 when doing a prison term. It seems alot of us were diagnosed that year.They use to tell me I was non-A/non-B,then came up w/C.As a recovering addict I'm gratefull for living past the age of 40 yrs.,as I thought I would not make it to my 40th also.Here I am,not on any kind of therapy for HepC.Every person I do know that has been through it gets violently ill and it scares me..I pray when the time comes that I will get proper treatment.
Downey CA Saturday, December 20, 2003

My husband was misdiagnosed a few years ago and now does not receive treatment as he is in jail. This silent killer is thought to be a nusence by prison officials. It's too bad they can't see the harm they are doing.
Concord NH Thursday, December 18, 2003

Nice well thought out site.I have been diagnosed just over ten years now.Started combination therapy three months ago.Trying to look to the future.
uk Thursday, December 18, 2003

Hi, I was diagnosed with hep-c geno type 1 A in 2000 just before my sweet mom passed away. I had started the combo tx as soon as I found out but quit because of the side effects and I was going through a terrible divorce at the time. I am now on this stuff again and although the effects are awful at times I am too going to toughen it out with the help of God. Good luck to you all out there for you are all God's children
rita from maryland
gaithersburg md Wednesday, December 17, 2003

I've been HCV undetectable for almost 3 years now. My husband still has it and won't do anything about treating it. I'm always searching for more information or just someone to share information with. Hope I can be some support to someone.
Pasadena Tx Monday, December 15, 2003

My husband & I just recently found out we both have Hepatitis c. i did not take it as a shock, but as time goes on... i feel more scared, and alone. My husband is in prison. I'm thankful for online resources & support. :)
J & K
Aberdeen SD Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Just wanted to say thank you to those who have helped me here. May God bless us all!
Terre Haute IN Sunday, December 07, 2003

Hello All,its been a year are better since i've been able to get back online.I just wanted to thank all of you at this website for a place to visit and come back to over time! Mr. Kelly~~Texas
Mr. Kelly
Early Tx Saturday, December 06, 2003

My husband has been diagnosed with hep c. It's nice to know there is a site that offers information and support. Thank you!
St. Augustine FL Wednesday, December 03, 2003

I am 29 years old and have just tested positive for Hep C. I have never used IV drugs and was devastated when I found out. Thanks to this website I now have a much better understanding of the disease and what my future may bring as far as treatment goes. I am waiting for my additional blood test results and am very thankful that this website is so informative.
Johnston RI Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Hi everyone! I just found out on Nov. 25, 2003 that I have Hep C. I don't know what genotype of hep c I have, but I am so nervous. Most likely I contracted it through IV drug use. Next week I am going to get more tests. Help me I am so scared. Sometimes I just want to give up and go back to using drugs, but I know I can't. Thanks for this site, it helps a lot. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!!!!****
New Milford CT Monday, December 01, 2003

I love the advice its perfect
grand rapids mi Monday, December 01, 2003

Hello, my name is Janis and I am 44 years old. I have been trough the interferon treatment twice and still no results.After 1 year of treatment which ended in Sept.2003, I find that I have rapidly lost my vision, now wearing glasses, have joint pain daily and swelling has now become factor. I have the need to chat with people who can understand what I am feeling and I think this site is wonderful for this. Information is helpful to my family. JT
Waller TX Saturday, November 22, 2003

I have had my diagnosis for 10 years now, and am finally considering treatment...I am grateful to have found a place where I can come for information, opinions, and a place where I can be heard. I feel as though I have come home. Thank you so much for being here!
Denver CO Monday, November 17, 2003

Recently diagnosed and about to start what seems to be preferred treatment. I have been a creator of substance abuse treatment both in the US and Europe for the past 30 years and suddenly I find myself experiencing first hand what the people I have worked with are experiencing in more and more overwhelming numbers. I am searching for understanding and research as much as possible and I came across your website. The chatroom seems like something I need to use.
Marienville PA Tuesday, November 11, 2003

I feel lucky to find this web site. I am going to use it to help my family to understand what I am going through. I feel really bad that I probably infected my husband, but he said life is too short to let it stop real love. I started treatment in Apr. of 2003 and so far, so good! I feel like a cancer patient who caused her own cancer. I was blessed to have a non-infected pregnancy! Don't give up!
Layton UT Saturday, November 08, 2003

I have had HCV for several years. I don't know where I caught it maybe from having to borrow a razor in jail or IV drug use. I have blood work done every six months and a ultra sound done every year. My doctor says I'm doing OK,but if I want he will start me on interfuron. I don't know if I should start treatments now or wait and see if my liver functions get worse.
Chuck M
San Jose Ca Thursday, November 06, 2003

I was diagnosed in Seop. 2001. Went on treatment, had no results. Seem to have lingering mild side affects.
St. Paul MN Monday, November 03, 2003

I start Interferon therapy this coming Dec. and I've been scared and felt alone. Your web site has given me information on how deal with some of the side affects and it let me know that a lot of support is available to help me fight Hep c. Thank you.
Indep.Mo.Thursday, October 30, 2003

I was so glad to find this website. I was diagnosed Jan.2003, biopsied in May, I am a I, 2,310,000 count.Refused treatment at first. Started 6 weeks ago. It is rough. Have family & friends & church support, but no one really understands. Thanks for your encouraging stories. I look forward to many more visits to your site. God Bless.
catasauqua PA Tuesday, October 28, 2003

I want to say thank you very much for this website. My mother has had this terrible disease for ten years now and has developed cirrosis of the liver. Through this website, it has informed me that they are others out there that live with this fatal disease daily. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you all
Rock Hill SC Sunday, October 26, 2003

I want to say thank you so much for this website. We just found out my brother has hepatitis,but don't know what stage he is in yet. But with your wonderful site you have given me alot of faith and I'm going to do everything I can to help him and his family beat this. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! CATHY
Westwego LA Saturday, October 11, 2003

I was a member when I was first diagnosed three years ago. My computer crashed and I now have a new address! I haven't yet undergone treatment for a variety of reasons. I am 45 years old. I am now looking into trying to fight this thing instead of pushing it out of my mind. Love and prayers to all like me.
Terre Haute IN Friday, October 10, 2003

Diagnosed with HepC on Aug.18 2003 after giving blood. Liver biopsy Sept.10.Biopsy showed a stage 2 fibrosis. I start treatments OCT.3 Thank you for your web site God Bless You All.
Madison AL Tuesday, September 30, 2003

You have given me hope for my 33 year okd son
Folsom ca Saturday, September 27, 2003

Glad to know I'm not as alone as I thought. Keep up the good work. We all need help at one time or another.
Slagle La. Wednesday, September 17, 2003

I just want to say that I am thankful for all the websites addressing Hep C. My stepdad and husband both have Hep C and it is comforting to know so many are their devoting time and resources. I hope all that visit such sites find comfort and support and one day a cure will be developed for Hep C.
Bridgeview Il Monday, September 15, 2003

YOUR web site is wonderful.My husband has just started his peg-interferon combo 3 weeks ago Was diagnosed 3 months ago.We have decided to stop the treatment and try the herbal instead.That medicine was just to hard on him.Thank God for this web site,and thank you.I can't tell you how much you have helped already.Will definitly be back again and again.God Bless.
muskogee ok Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Am I happy to find this site.  I was diagnosed 2 years ago with hep c and type 2 diabetes.  I tried to take the peg-interferon, but it made me deathly ill and thinned my blood so much that my Dr. made me quit.  I had no idea that there were herbal remedies.  I am 53 and a grandmother and I intend to live for a long time to come. Your website is now on my favorites list.  Thank you so much.
Packwood WA Saturday, September 06, 2003

I was recently diagnoised with HEP-C and my wife found this site for me. This has been very helpful and keep up the work. I have had liver biopshy and will get results 9/5/03, but i am already taking Milk Thistle, and Muti-Vitamins, diet, exercise, i have day's that are not good right now but thanks to my wife and family and lots of prayer's im fighting this dragon.
Heiskell TN Friday, August 29, 2003

Hello, My name is Pam. My age is 49 this year and contracted HCV delivering my first child 21 years ago. After being diagnosed 4 years ago I searched for information since none of the specialists had any knowledge or answers. I am glad for this site and found information to share with my general Dr. She has been a great support of my decision of forgoing the interferon. I am so glad to hear so many have turned to Christ. I pray for all and the families for strength.
Englewood FL Sunday, August 24, 2003

I am 48 years old and was diagnosed with HEP C in1999. Hystorectomy in 1991 most likely cause when I received blood. I am in the process of going to yet my 3rd Gastroenterologist for the new interferon treatment. Your website was very informative and very sad at the same time. To read so many are suffering from this terrible virus is overwhelming. I know I am not alone and I continue to fight. May GOD bless all.
Euless TX Friday, August 22, 2003

This is my first time viewing your site and I think it is very informative. I have known about my Hep C since 1996 and because of circumstances beyond my control I am just now seeing a doctor for bloodwork etc. I have been researching herbs as an alternative before any other kind of treatment. This site is wonderful!! Keep up the good work.
Del City OK Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Having Hep C type 1b, is and has been the hardest thing I have ever had to contend with. Both my life and the lives of my family have been severly impacted. BUT I am alive almost 2 years longer than the Dr's thought. I am now very sick and tired of having to fight this everyday, but somehow i am still here......... hope for all
Wenatchee WA Monday, August 04, 2003

I had my second biopsy yesterday. I did the treatment five years ago, it didn't work. I won't do it again either! I'm 41 and am going to just ride it out. good luck to all
gr mi Saturday, August 02, 2003

Both my husband and I have HCV. I was digagnosed in 94 , him just a few years ago.We finally saved enough money to start him on a check up. Lab results show his blood is to thick. So now we are waiting for more results to see if he has liver cancer. I know alot about HCV, but nothing about HCV induced liver cancer, it's scary.Best of luck to everyone. My philosophy, never ever give up, keep trudging, know matter how hard.
Tucson Az Monday, July 28, 2003

Hey! I just recently met the most wonderful man I have ever met, and found out he has Hep C. I have found this site very informative. I am a FIRM believer in herbs, and he is considering Interferon, so I have sent him the link in hopes he will realize that not all man made treatments are for the best. I hope that it enlightens him as it did me
Russiaville Indiana Sunday, July 20, 2003

I found this site due to the fact that I love my husband who has HEPC. This is all new to us. We have not even went to our 1st appointment yet, but the thought of it all scares us. He is so sick. I spend my Sundays searching and reading. I think I am ready to fight this with all I have. Lord give me the strength.
Greencastle IN Sunday, July 20, 2003

This is a great site. I'm glad I found it. I am Genotype 2, Stage II 9 weeks into 24 week treatment with Peg/Ribavirin. Doing well so far.
West Haven CT Friday, July 18, 2003

Helpful site. I have hep-c, too. Thank you for shedding some light on this otherwise dark subject.
Arlington Tx Tuesday, July 15, 2003

hell-o my name is tammy im a 17yr old girl who lives in calgary alberta im just writing to say that you all are so srong and amazing my mother is 42 and is infected with hep c.I see almost everyday what she goes through and it makes me so sad.Today the reason i am a guest on your website is because my mother hates to talk about here hepc and dosen't tell me much about it. So i was just here cuz im doing research. anyways huggs and kisses
calgary alberta Thursday, July 03, 2003

I thank you for this website for I have learned a great deal. I am a 24 year old male and have just learned I suffer from CHC. I don't know much about it but am learning more everyday. The journey continues
San Diego CA Monday, June 30, 2003

Kev I want to thank-you for this web site. It has helped me understand more of what my family and friends are going through. This is a great site to come to learn about Hep-C. My thought and prayers go out to each and everyone here and everywhere that has to go through all of this. God Bless and be with Each and Everyone.
Locust Grove Ok Tuesday, June 17, 2003

I don't know much about this disease and guess I was a bit shocked to have it and then to find out my liver was scared also.  Now the journey begins.
mpls mn Tuesday, June 17, 2003

I am Stage 4 cirrhosis with hep c, no drugs or alcohol for over 4 yrs. Have primary doctor and have seen specs. Would like to participate in research to facilitate cure or medical treatment. Thank you.
Austin Tx Tuesday, June 10, 2003

just found your web site. hope to visit more often.Its nice to know there are other people out there with the same feeling thank you.
hartsville s.c. Monday, June 09, 2003

hi been on treatment for 6 months... the side affects havnt been to bad and now the DR tells me its not working LUCKY ME but you have to move on and see what else you can do any sugestions
coventry RI Monday, June 09, 2003

I found out I had Hep-C back in Feb. 2000. My viral load is over 3,500,000 at last check in Jan. 2003. Feel pretty achy most of the time. I am on oxycontin for pain from a botched hysterectomy that damaged one of my nerves, so that helps with the pain from the Hep-c. I am going to try to control it with diet and plenty of rest. God bless us all.
ABQ NM Thursday, June 05, 2003

Just visited your site for the first time. Like the ease with which I could navigate it and the "look". While I don't have hepatitis myself, I have many friends that do. I am glad I found this site, so I may let my friends know about it and learn about hepc. Thanks
Lyla D
Lakeland Fl Thursday, June 05, 2003

nice to know your not alone 6 weeks to go on my treatments long haul
ft myers fl Thursday, June 05, 2003

Hello- It's so nice to learn of your site, I have this wide spreading disease. I couldn't believe how many are infected with it. I've had it for some years, but my liver levels are doing ok for now (I believe it's from milk thistle). Love your site and will be telling others of it, you have so much to offer, thanks.
Yuba City CA Tuesday, June 03, 2003

I just checked out your site and think you're providing a wonderful service. I was diagnosed non-A non-B in 1987 and with HCV in 1992. Tried two types of interferon combo's without adverse effects, but also without beneficial effects. Also went the herbal and dietary route for years. Had a liver transplant in 2000 and even though I still have a very virulent form of HCV, it hasn't started affecting my liver yet and I'm doing exceptionally well. Thanks for your efforts!
Seattle WA Friday, May 30, 2003

My best friend of 10 years has Hep C. He's had it since he was an infant (blood transfusion) but no one knew until he was 17. I've seen interferon really tear him down, even make him challenge his faith! This website is great! Thank you so much for being around! It helps eases my mind to know he's not alone! I'll pass on this site and hope he pops in!
Keep the faith! :)

Escondido CA Wednesday, May 28, 2003

How weird. I go to a.a. meetings in Hemet & discovered this site on bulletin board. Starting peg therapy in 1 week. Also have cancer & taking radiation. Doing both therapies at once.
San Jacinto ca Sunday, May 25, 2003

I found this site to be very helpful. It helped me quit my Shooting and doing drugs. I am only 13
Regina sk Friday, May 23, 2003

I found this site to be extremely helpful both in knowledge and in personal interest. I have been looking for a site that offered real help. My mother has recently been diagnosed and we are all still learning a great deal about the disease. Thank you for taking the time to keep this wonderful site open to the public.
Lexington KY Friday, May 23, 2003

Found this site very informative and it has motivated me to live a healthier lifestyle (i.e., use the mentioned herbal remedies). Been offered interferon treatment (2) but have declined. Feel healthy apart from muscle ache. Do not want a vocabulary that will articulate symptoms that are not there but dont want to deny symptoms either. I will be visiting this site again. Thanks.
dundee scotland Friday, May 16, 2003

I contacted hep-c 6 months ago. I have vasculitis in my legs to go along with it, but with the medicine and lots of prayers from my church going family, things are improving day by day. Keep your faith in the Lord and He will heal you.
castro valley ca Tuesday, May 13, 2003

i have visited your site and have found it to be very helpful to me
deer lodge mt Tuesday, May 13, 2003

I am recovering from Hep C. I have finished my treatments, and so far, so good. Will have another viral load test end of June 2003.
Bokeelia FL Tuesday, May 13, 2003

This site is so encouraging, and inspiring. To know that there is an alternative. I don't know if I have Hep C yet. But all the people I used to hang around with do. So, I am going to get tested. It's just so great that there is something else to try besides that chemo medicine that I don't think I'd be able to do. Thanks so much,
Ct. Saturday, May 10, 2003

I am very pleased to find such an informative site for hepatitis C patients and families. Keep up the good work.
Little Rock AR Sunday, May 04, 2003

Very helpful and informative website.I just finished 48 weeks of combo treatment and am non-detectable. Good Luck and Prayers to All!
yardley pa Monday, April 28, 2003

I don't have Hep C, but my boyfriend does and I am trying to learn more about this disease. I will be checking out the rest of this site soon. Peace and God bless.
TX Saturday, April 26, 2003

I am really happy I found your site cheers gail from australia
penrith nsw Friday, April 25, 2003

Hi I'm Krystal.  I found out I had hep C Febuary of 2003. I start this week going to UW-Madison hospital for treatment so I have no idea what will happen to me but I will be strong I hope. And I hope things will go well since I don't know what to expect.
WI Thursday, April 24, 2003

Just checking out this site.I found out I had HepC Aug.2002.Have had a hard time dealing with it.But thanks to sites like this and others its getting better.To all the other heppers out there hang tough!I went on inteferon Feb.2003 but had to be taken off because of side effects am waiting to see if I can go back on it.
Lavonia Ga Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Hi Everyone, I am starting my treatment very soon, I got Hepatitis C from blood transfusions I received back in 1970. I have a positive attitude going into this, and I know I will be OK. God Bless You All.
No. Andover, Mass Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Looking forward to sharing with others suffering with this disease. I love the Lord and know He will care for me, but we all need someone with skin on to share things with.
Palatka FL Wednesday, April 23, 2003

thanks for the informatious site ,it has helped answer a lot of questions that doctors just can't answer
worcester ma Tuesday, April 22, 2003

I turned 50 in October,2002. Began treatment in mid september. Seven months down and four to go. The effects are a real drag but my faith in Jesus Christ is getting me through. Thanks for your web site. I just discovered it. It's great to read testimony of others who are being healed in various ways from traditional medication to herbs and other methods.
Wyckoff NJ Monday, April 21, 2003

Good Day to everyone: I just found out that I have Hepatitis C virus and Cirrhosis. Don't know yet in what stage I'm in I just pretty soon I will find out. Right now I'm a little depressed, you see I always been here for everyone but my self and now it's all about me and my life. I have lot of things to find out but even though I'm depress I will not give in. God loves me and always did I guess he knows what I can take. Thanks for hearing. Love to everybody in this world.
Brooklyn NY Thursday, April 17, 2003

Glad to find this place! Hope to make it to the chat room soon.
K. City area MO Tuesday, April 15, 2003

I have hep C and was on interfon and now am non decteable.
San Diego CA Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Hi Everyone Im glad this site is here I was recently diagnosed with hep c after finding out I had PCT which is often associated with hep c I just had the liver biopsy and will be starting the combo therapy in a couple of weeks. This whole thing has been devastating. The side effects of the combo therapy sound scary. The doctor says milk thistle will decrease the viral level. God bless you all and fight the good fight. I will visit this site more now that I have found it.
Roseboro nc Friday, April 04, 2003

Hey what's up everyone! I'm 25 f/ hep c pos. as of 1999. Starting treatment on Peg combo next month. Doc wants me nice and sober from alcohol for another month. Been clean from Heroin four years! Life changing very rapido!!! Nice to have somewhere to go for support. Thanks!!
V.A. Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Hey, well I`m a 30 year old male. I`ll be celebrating my 5th year of freedom from heroin this coming June, hip hip houray! Unfortunately, my past caught up with me last month when I was diagnosed with hep C. Being recently born again, Kev`s story was a real testimony to me. Thanks a lot...With Kev`s permission, I`d like to translate his story into French. So Kev, if you read this please contact me.
Montreal,CAN. QUE Tuesday, April 01, 2003

I woke up one morning tired and fatiqued. It didn't go away I was Diagnosed with Hepatitis C in November 2002. I'm on Interferon/Ribaviron Treatment for six mounths. The side affects are the worst. Seems I feel isolated-no one understands the fatique, muscle and joint aches the mental disillusion (caos). Looking forward to ridding of this DRAGON! God Bless to all.
Saluda NC Monday, March 31, 2003

One year after 48 weeks of the combo treatment....viral load "undetectable". Contracted in 1974. Luck to all who are fighting both the disease and the ignorance!
Port Charlotte FL Friday, March 14, 2003

There are many that I love with HCV and I wanted to say that I really am truely inspired with the way that this page helps people. I suport the page and God bless everyone who has HCV.
Montcalm Wv Friday, March 07, 2003

I want to thank you for having this valuable tool at one's fingertips. I started taking the Milk Thistle before I got to the GI Specialist, changed my eating habits, lowered my sodium intake too. I have done just that. Now, at 45, I am facing the biggest challenge of all. Alot of decisions to be made, mind adjustments, and soul searching. Thank you for your dedication and committment to reaching out to others with this valuable information site. Prayers to all.
Phoenix AZ Friday, February 28, 2003

Just another hepper, non responder
hudson fl Wednesday, February 26, 2003

I am just getting on line and I am looking forward to using the chat room to talk to others with hep c
ferris tx Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Hi everyone, I am Crystal. I've been diagnosed since 2000. I am now scheduled for a biopsy and possible treatment. I am inquiring into all aspects of Hep C before i choose to do treatment. Where I am now is that there are no guarantees. I'll pray about it. Good luck to all of us who live with Hep C.
Ft. Lauderdale FL Tuesday, February 18, 2003

hello everybody'im 44 and just diagnosed 3weeks ago with hep c, going for a liver sonogram monday,before i start interferon injections.feeling healthy,and ready too try and get this disease under control..very informative site i am sure i will be visiting often.thanks
woodbridge va Wednesday, February 12, 2003

I am the Program Director of Public Works, a small grass-roots Harm Reduction Program helping the marginalized community deal with the effects of Hepatitis C and Aids by promoting and supplying harm reduction tools and education. Your web site is exactly the sort of tool we encourage and will be supplied to our participants. Your service is invaluable, keep up the good work. Thank you
Somerset NJ Saturday, February 08, 2003

Thank you for sharing your story and for this site.
TN Saturday, February 08, 2003

I'm so glad I found this website. Havin Hep C makes you feel so alone because nobody understands the toll it takes on you mentally and physically.The joint pain, being tired,nausa and all the other things are hard to cope with and work full-time and your resources are limited where I live.I'm not a drug user but have worked in a hospital for 24 years.I don't know how I got it.
Church Hill tn Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Diagnosed 1/10/03, one week after canceling my health insurance. So far, I'm tired and glassy eyed, but reasonably functional. I don't know for sure how I became infected. Abused drugs in the 70's. Seems like the disease should have shown up a long time ago. Thanks for this site.
Magdalena NM Tuesday, February 04, 2003

My family has been affected by Hep. C- So far all is well!!! God Bless!!
I.C. IA Friday, January 31, 2003

Just diagnosed on 1/22 after going to er for what I thought was a bleeding ulcer.  Have 12 and 13 year old kids and no insurance.  Drug free for the last 15 years, but have no doubt that is where the hep c came from.  Pray for us.
Memphis TN Wednesday, January 29, 2003

My son now 18 donated blood last spring at a high school blood drive, Carolina Georgia Blood Bank done the drawing. He tested positive for Hep-C antibodies. So I had all the blood work done on him. It came back negative. Donated again and it came back positive again. He is my life!! What do I do now? Thanks for listening. God Bless All
Westminster SC Monday, January 20, 2003

just diagnosed, have no insurance, need info on what to do. Clean after years of drug abuse. any info appreciated
Cape Coral fl Monday, January 20, 2003

What a great source to gain knowledge and inspiration. Keep up the good work!
Dawsonville GA Sunday, January 19, 2003

i've known about my hep c since 1995,i'm also on the waiting list for a new liver. I need to loose weight though or surgery has more of a chance to kill me. Keep the faith.
boynton beach florida sunday, january 19, 2003

What a wonderful website. It seems to be very helpful in letting others know that they are not alone.
Johnson City TN Sunday, January 19, 2003

I found out I had HepC in 1985. I was shocked and very depressed for a very long time. I have been married to the same man now for 17 years and he is Neg. (that I thank god for Everyday)And we have a very normal sex life. Somedays are good for me and others are bad,but I've learned to try and focus on the good things and it's made things a little easier. I look forward to tomarrow and am determined to fight this disease with all I have. God bless you All And keep up the fight. Love,
Highland CA Saturday, January 18, 2003

I was diagnosed with hepatitis c almost 6 years ago and hepatitis B 3 years. Last week I found out that my 1 year old son tested positive for hep C and my whole world came crashing down. After visiting this website and learning more and more about this deadly disease I felt like there is still hope. Yes, it is a shame that my son now has it also however they are coming up with more help everyday. And I also know my son will fight and be just as strong as I am! Thank you.
Bethlehem Pa Saturday, January 18, 2003

I was diagnosed with Hep C on Jan. 2001. I'm 19 years-old. My doctor said I'm the youngest patient he ever diagnosed with this disease. I sometimes get really scared and depressed, feeling sorry for myself. But my worst fear is that I might infect someone else, somehow. This site has given me a lot of hope and new knowledge. If anyone has any advice, please email me. Thanks!
Portland OR Thursday, January 16, 2003

I am on the combination therapy peg inf/ribavirin and what a gruelling experience this is especially raising a 3 1/2 year alone and trying to finish school. I am sick all the time I must have every side effect you can imagine But I trust that I will be delivered from this awful disease!!! The sad thing is I will really miss having a relationship and someone to love
vista ca Monday, January 13, 2003

I was told 4 days ago by my Dr. that I had Hep-C and there are already signs of liver damage. I came on this site and many others to try to understand this thing, and see what I do next. All I can say is that God works in mysterious ways, because the reason I got tested was because I had met someone and yes had unprotected sex, so I was worried so I got tested for everything. I am kinda glad that this happened because it probably would've gone on for years before I even knew.
DeKalb IL Monday, January 13, 2003

my wife is starting peg.She is doing riba now and will slowly ease into interferon.She has had a transplant but its ate up already.I have hep also but my liver panel is high normal.
okeechobee Fl Monday, January 13, 2003

I did not realize how lonely life could be until I found out I had hep-c I have discovered that it leaves not much hope for a relationship God Bless all
ak Sunday, January 12, 2003

I found alot of information on this site!! I was scared of the liver biopsy ,but I think I can deal with now.I'll try to make the Sunday chat.
Massapequa NY Friday, January 10, 2003

Just went through 7 mos of dual treatment. Taken off on Monday, more of a relief than a failure of the meds. Would gladly do the full year if there was more hope of it working for me. Will try herbs next. I have prayed and know that God is curing me. I just have to be patient.
God Bless

macomb mi Thursday, January 09, 2003

Just found this site and I'm very interested in learning more and sharing more with others that have HCV. I dont know what to expect and hope to talk to others who can enlighten me. So far I think this site is great and I think it will help me a lot.
Queens NY Tuesday, January 07, 2003

Hi I would like to think you for leting me read all the good storys.It has helped me a lot with my fight with this thing.I am not going to give up I will fight to the end.I'm 33 years old and found out 3 months ago.It has been very hard but I will make it.To all of you good luck.
N.C Tuesday, January 07, 2003

I am 18 years old and i really dont know much about hepatits c, i am glad this web site is here for me to look up info i do not know.
Flower Mound TX Monday, January 06, 2003

I will be starting treatment in Feb. Will be visiting often.
Osteen FL Monday, January 06, 2003

Thanks for thinking of us,still fighting for life thanks again see you in the chat room.....Head up high
Laverne OK Monday, January 06, 2003

i have been diagnosed with hep c.feel very tired and confused sometimes.found out i had this giving blood in 97.shocked and saddened.i have no idea how i got it unless sexually.hope all ofyou do good and keep hope. much love from the sunshine state,
pace fl Saturday, January 04, 2003

Diagnosed in 1997 with chronic Hep C, went thru Interferon/Ribavirin for 18 mo. told was in remission at the end of treatment. No followup since the end of treatment, no one told me to continue anything! Recently had symptoms, ie; fatigue, bloating, stomach pain, so came to this site for info. Its a life long battle, what a surprise! Going to try herbs and get retested and hope for the best. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Palm Desert CA Friday, January 03, 2003

Well-----I'm lost !!!! How do you get any help from disability? Have Hep c and have had 2 heart attacks with other things wrong also. Today I got turned down for the third time and this was after going to court. They say I don't meet their requirements. I read your pages all the time.Keep up the good work !!
west columbia sc Thursday, January 02, 2003

thank you for being here. Right before x-mas I found out that my very best friend of 27 years , and single mother of 3 teens has been given a diagnosis of hyp.c this month she has her liver bio.and then is going to start the treatment in inferon this scares me . Through this sight I have gather information , cried alot, and found hope. thanks again.
Il Wednesday, January 01, 2003

Age 51 and just diagnosed with HCV in 10/02 - figure I've had it since 74 - severe hep B episode and chronic unknown strain of hep back then - ALT now 35 & viral load 4 mill. Ultrasound prompted biopsy which showed mild inflamation and little fibrosis - on wait and see/test schedule - looking for something I can do to alleviate symptoms now - will look at TCM - look forward to using this site and being with others who are confused and looking for hope and direction.
Seattle WA Monday, December 30, 2002

I have hep c I am trying to deal with it. I don't want to go on interferon 'I don't think it is good for me. After going on the web, I think I will try herbs. I was told I need a liver transplant. I refuse I don't think a liver transplant is the answer. I have high blood pressure, type2 diabetic, Recently I had a amblation surgery to slow down the cancer that I have. It is a new treatment, to shrink the cancer. I believe it is working. I put my faith in the Lord, I have became very spirtual
clevland oh Monday, December 30, 2002

whats up yall. the past month I have discovered many useful sites , including this one. Glad to know there is support out there. I'm 24 years old, and on my 42nd week of combo. viral load undetectable, enzymes normal. looking forward to february, when I;m off meds. God bless the "be in charge" program, and lets hope they can hope even more people in the future
state college pa Sunday, December 29, 2002

I just discovered your site today! I am four years + and real nervous about it. I will most definitely be involved daily! Thank you so much for your website!! and all concerned!
Spring Hill Fla Sunday, December 29, 2002

After just a couple weeks of trying interferon, my wife and I decided to quit. We are turning it over to God and will start on a real strict daily regimen.
Lebanon Oregon Friday, December 27, 2002

I was told I had Hep-C last year. I did a lot of research and decided Interferon was not for me. I have been taking Herbs and supplements for over 2 months now and I feel GREAT. I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE THAT THINK INTERFERON IS A CURE. When all you have to do is take the herbs and supplements and you can control it with NO SIDE EFFECTS.
wv Friday, December 27, 2002

hellow my name is levi, Ive had hep-c for about two years now, and I just wanted to tell you that I really appreciate that there are websites like this for people with hep-c, to go to thank you.
forked river N.J Thursday, December 26, 2002

Hi, am 50 yrs. old diagnosed Hep C on april 10, 1997. Been there done that now waiting for the crunch. 10% to 15% of liver left in excellent health so far am living on lasix 300 mg. a day to keep fluids down. GREAT SITE THANKS
fairhaven ma Thursday, December 19, 2002

This is a great web site. It's so nice that this organization offers valuable info and support to people with Hep C. You are providing a wonderful service to those of us that need it. Thanks so much. God Bless. To everyone who has HCV, hang in there and be hopeful
Salt Lake City, Ut Wednesday, December 18, 2002

after 2 yrs searching for cause of fatigue, finally diagnosed with Hep C virus. I underwent combo therapy, and am virus undetectable! I am now dealing with Varices in my esophagus, and memory problems. Online hep sites have been a blessing through the long haul. Thank You, Kev
Stockton CA Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Checking out site. Gave blood for the first time and found out on 12/12/02 that anti-HCV showed up in the test. Hasn't been confirmed by a supplemental test yet. Hope to have test done soon. Since there's a chance I've been infected, I'm doing some study on the subject.
Asheville NC Monday, December 16, 2002

Hey there I was just thinking about you all in warm California...Was looking at the memorial wall...It has grown...I am still in remission...I love you guys...Kev...Hep C wouldnt have killed me the inf. would have...I remember that every day and thank you for your guts and wisdom...God bless...I cold MI
Grand Rapids MI Friday, December 13, 2002

THANK YOU Kev & Patty! This site means more than you can ever know....
Reno NV Saturday, December 07, 2002 name is Amanda. My mother has HCV and I know nothing about it. She won't tell me. So when i came on here it gaveme alot of good info. This is a great site if u want to know about the HCV. If u have anymore info please E-Mail me.thnx.
alton il Thursday, December 05, 2002

Thanks for this site; been a great comfort. Heard about new treatment testing in Ala. discovered while doing AIDS research. Please give more input. Hang in there bros & sisters; United we stand. Lets Roll against HCV.   Moonturtle
Franklin Tn Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Thank you for this site. It is wonderful to know not everyone associates this disease with ugliness.
daytona beach fl Saturday, November 30, 2002

Hello my name is Sadie. I found out in June of 2001 that I had hepatitis C. I got a letter from Manitoba Health informing me to get tested. For some reason I had a feeling that I had something but I didn't know what? I unfortunately was one of the people that got infected with contaminated blood. I'm glad there is information out there for people like us. I have no symptoms at this time. Although, I know one day I will and thanks to this web and many more I can be ready for whatever comes.
Friday, November 29, 2002

Just checked in to this site on behalf of my baby brother (49) who is on a list for a transplant. After reading Kev's story and some of the comments, I think I'm in the right place...and my prayers for him will be answered.
Buffalo NY Friday, November 29, 2002

Grateful to have found the site.Even more grateful to know that I am not alone!Peace to all.
patrick springs va. Thursday, November 28, 2002

Found out I had HVC in 93 while I was in the US Navy. I assume my active stage of the illness was while I was in the Marines in 75. (Yellow jaundice, ALT/SGOT off the scale, etc. I'm now struggling with facing the fact that I need to change my habits as I still drink. I have no symptoms and get ultrasounds and test every 6 months. One thing I have noticed. I began taking effexor for anxiety and my ALT has been normal ever since. This puzzles me something fierce.
Spartanburg SC Tuesday, November 26, 2002

I tested positive for the HEP C Virus and found out 2 days ago. I have had many symptoms for quite sometime. In 1987, I had a physical and my liver was elevated then but I knew nothing about Hep C until 2 weeks ago when a good friend of mine tested positive. I am glad for this site as I have learned alot. Thanks for all the input. I have bought different things to try to help me because I have no insurance
Waco Tx Sunday, November 17, 2002

New to this site, Moonturtle told me about it. I've probably been dealing with the Dragon for 30 years. Had the Biopsy 2 1/2 years ago. Liver was in good shape after 20 years of partying.Went thru the Interferon treatment last year. Still at 3 mill, If antbody wants to talk I'm open
Lexington Park MD. Saturday, November 16, 2002

I appreciate the time it must take to keep track of all the news about this disease. Having a network to work from helps with the fear and feeling of helplessness. It is sad to think we question the medical advise due to the greed that is permeating our culture. In finding good people who care gives us all hope. Thanks
Stanely Idaho Saturday, November 16, 2002

I'm looking for a way to get involved with the education process about Hepatitis C. I've had Hepatitis C for over 25 years and have cirrhosis. I'm in the process at of being evaluation for a liver transplant. Thanks for being there,
N. Augusta SC Friday, November 15, 2002

Just recently diagnosed, scared, tired, not feeling well and unsure what to do.
Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Getting ready to try peginterferon w/ribavirin, already been through interferon. Looking for support from this site as to other's stories and difficulties with our healthcare system. This site has given me wonderful insight. May everyone have the strength to persevere through this dreadful disease. Thanks
Neenah WI Thursday, October 24, 2002

thanks for keeping my brother Bobby's story on your site. every once in a while i like to check out the site the story and remember that horrible day. clearly with the advances in the last few yrs he would still be here but this is god's will. i don't know if you keep up on the news here in ny..but, mt. sinai has had to stop their liver transplant program for many screw u all goes around. peace
God Bless You and Thanks,

yonkers ny Tuesday, October 22, 2002

its nice to have a place for people like me thank you
Alvin Ill Tuesday, October 22, 2002

We just found out 2.5 yrs ago that my dad has Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion that he had over 27 years ago now. He was on the treatment for about 6 months and after that his level was still too high, so his dr. told him to stop. The treatment made him even worse. I am very scared for what lies in his future and would like to be more active in any possible way that I can to help educate others about this "silent" disease.
Charleston SC Friday, October 18, 2002

This website has been so helpful to help me understand Hep C which I have. Just found out from blood test that my enzyme levels are high. With no where to go and no one to talk to this has been really helpful. Was hard enough to even get into a specialist as the waiting list are long where I live. Keep up the good work.
Ca Thursday, October 17, 2002

hey guys! thanks for the support & a great site. sometimes im glad i have hep c for all the wonderful people that ive met over the net & in person. two transplants later & still happy & lovin life. piece, love & joy to you all.
jacksonville fl Wednesday, October 16, 2002

I have had hep c for nine years. I had a low count for years, now in 1 year-up in the millions. I also have cryoglobulinemia and rheumatoid arthritis from the hep c. Please include me in your mailing list. Thanks
Laura P.
Nampa ID Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to take a moment to express my amazement at the information and support that is available. With support we each reach the end of one day and the sunrise of another

Brainerd MN Wednesday, October 16, 2002

We are learning together how to deal with this illness. We wish you all the best and the best we can do is to help each other as we walk through life. God Bless All
Herb & Deb
Pompano Beach Fl Sunday, October 13, 2002

Hi I was diagnosed a year and a half ago. This is my first time ever talking to people like me. Thanks for being here. It helps to know we're not alone, and that there are people out there who aren't afraid.
PA Friday, October 04, 2002

hi. i'm already diagnosed & had biopsy, going for my next dr's appt dec 9. i'm not sure if i want to do inteferon treatment! rcp
richmond va Thursday, October 03, 2002

I'm trying to learn how to live with hep c:after watching my sister die with this virus. Any prayers would be welcomed!!!
Birmingham AL Wednesday, October 02, 2002

My husband's hep C has become more advanced, and I want you to know how much it means to me to know that support and help is "out there". I really appreciate the info and help on your website. God bless all of you.
Alderson WV Wednesday, October 02, 2002

I thought I was alone....Now I don't feel so alone, Thank You
Omaha NE Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Hello all, Hi Kev, Thanks to reading your story, and hearing about your courage, and your wifes, I am NOW going to attend the Hep C Clinic. I was diagnosed Hep C positive in July and told to attend the Hep C clinic but i havent wanted to believe any of it. But this is not going to go away is it? but it appears that i CAN get some help. Anyway I owe it to my family to attend. Thank you again, you are in my prayers Kev,and all who have the virus. Love, Jade.
London uk Sunday, September 22, 2002

Excellent web-site! I am a Hep C, Post Transplant of 5.5 years and found this a great spot to link up and see the nation through Hep C.
Houston TX Friday, September 20, 2002

Hey Kev,
Just read your story and I want you to know that you're in my prayers. I have had Hep C for about 10 years now, I am still able to work and exercise 3xs a week, but only through the grace of my King and Creator. Hang in there, Brother, and remember when He said "All things are possible for he that believeth in ME!"
Your Brother in Christ,

Long Beach Ca Tuesday, September 10, 2002

One uar gone without my mother. She had this terrible disease but she (and we) didn`t know!!! This site have helped me!
Peace and Love to You All.

Beograd Yu Saturday, September 07, 2002

OH boy I know my husband Frank has Hep C and it saddens me. I need direction and I thank you for having this website. I do believe that Jesus is there for us all and I thank you Kevin for saying it here for all of us to see.
West Hempstead NY Saturday, September 07, 2002

Hi. I just found out that I have hep C about 5 mouth ago. I 2A stage 3 I have not started treatment yet I have lost 87lbs since oct. I'm sick all the time and joints hurt and headache. Me and my two sister got a tattoo at the same time and all three have hep C now. I wish the best for all of us hep C it changes your life a lot thank God my husband does not have it. maybe one day soon they will have a cure I hope so.
Rockham sd Friday, August 30, 2002

I've had hep. for years.... Now I'm not sure what is happening to me. Loss of weight and always tired and not able to sleep.. Hope I will be able to go to the doctor soon (no money/no insurance)!
Memphis Tn. Friday, August 30, 2002

look i finally got a puter. been getting all your news letters keep up the good work god bless u Gina Jay
pleasanton tx Tuesday, August 27, 2002

This is great information from beginning to end. I have just been diagnosed. I have had stomach problems and headaches for years. I am about 2 weeks into eliminating the iron in my body and taking the supplements and eating the right (healthy foods)foods. I feel amazingly different. I just recently got married to the love of my life to whom I can now see a long future with. This really works!!
Thank you

Morgantown WV Saturday, August 24, 2002

I'm 48 I have had HepC for 30 yrs I had allergic reaction to combo treatment 4 years ago had to come off of it. Going to Emory next month to see if I need Liver Transplant.Still working but is getting harder everyday.Feel alone sometimes could not make it without God in my life.Thanks for all the support & information. GOD BLESS
Hiram Ga Friday, August 23, 2002

Great information, thank you
Liverpool TX Friday, August 23, 2002

I'm 43, diagnosed 8-2001 with a count of 850,000 -1A. I cut myself with a bloody scalpel back in 87. Just now coming to terms. Biopsy next month. Symptoms for years - fatigue, depression & joints ache. If it wasn't for the loving, merciful Lord Jesus, I don't think I'd make it. Kevin I luv you.
Beaverton OR Wednesday, August 21, 2002

I found out recently that I have hep c. I had a blood test done at my 6-week postpartum check-up and was told that the test came back positive. I had my three children tested and am waiting for the results. I'm glad to see that you turned to God and are trusting Him to take over your health and life. I really enjoyed reading your story, Kev.
Spartanburg SC Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Thank you for sharing your story, you've given me hope and have truely been an inspiration. Please pray for me I'm being tested at the present time, my doctor suspects I may have contracted this thru work I'm a nurse. But I can do all things thru Christ who does and will strengthen me!
Oscoda Mi Wednesday, August 21, 2002

I was told i had hep c over 5 years ago. been telling doctors i was sick for 25 years. so many times i was told it was in my head. treated for depression for over 20 years. the worst is doctors telling me it was nothing. waiting for the new peg interferon to try again. sick of being sick... to believe my country did this is almost to hard to bear. god forgive them...........
aloha or Wednesday, August 21, 2002

This is a new trip for me, I sure am glad you all are here. Be talken to every one later
carrabelle fl Tuesday, August 20, 2002

went thru 2 liver biopsies, 2 combo therapies, that did not take, so Im at the emotional roller coaster, with my guy, and his visiting 26 yr old, troublsome son just about to push my last nerve---ever had a feeling that blood will always be thicker than water, well, I am drowning in my tears......need some emotional friend now......... sincerely
tucson az Monday, August 19, 2002

Within the past 2 months, age 53, I was diagnosed with Hep C, type 1a; contracted by blood transfusions in mid 70's. Last week, I was informed that I have early to mid-stage cirrhosis. My viral load is under 1/2M, platelet count is well under 65K. The Hepatologist conveys so little hope. I look to explore this disease with this community on this Website, and perhaps I'll find some new hope. Thanks for making this site available to those of us affected by Hep C and the lack of good information.
San Diego CA Sunday, August 18, 2002

I was just dx with this, and am very confused. But am so glad to find this site and am learning alot from it. Thank you for being here for all of us who are in the same boat as me.
Ottawa Ont Friday, August 16, 2002

I was diagnosed with hep-c last June-'01.Not really a surprise considering my drinking and iv drug use for many years prior.I have been c&s since then and the VA did a biopsy on the 5th.I have thought about giving up and going back out.I am 47 and afraid.I am glad I found this site and I hope the best for all of us. John S.
John S.
Seminole Tx Wednesday, August 14, 2002

I've known i have had Hept C for 2yrs now, and here in OR we donot have any help at all (central OR) can you please help
Lapine OR Wednesday, August 14, 2002

I just wanted to say thank you for having this web site.I recently learned i have hep, im very scared because of all the negative things i have been hearing {media} wise. But it sounds as if people are living as normal as possible, with changes in diet and ways of living, thanks for being here.
marysville wa Tuesday, August 13, 2002

I'm glad to have found you guys. I first got Infectous hep when I was 18, I'm now 56. My viral load is over 12 million but stable. This disease sucks but you can live with it, we need to take care of our selves both physically and spiritually. So please eat right stay informed and don't let the world get you down I love you all. Heres to many happy days.
santa rosa Ca Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Had symptoms, joint pain, headaches, alcohol intolerance, dementia, about 6 mths prior to the test. The test and biopsy was summer of 2001. Biopsy was very good, but I continue to be sick and get sicker. No support from the family, just won't accept I am sick. Maybe it is all in my head. If I didn't have the symptoms before learning my viral load was over 10M I might agree. Blessings to all.
Park City UT Thursday, August 08, 2002

My father was diagnosed with HepC in June 2002. Preliminary results from a liver biopsy shows that he is in end stages and cirrhosis of the liver. As of now we don't know what the next step is. I want to thank you Kevin for being so strong to build a place for people to come and get info. I really want to be prepared for what we are dealing with and how I can give back to my father all that he has given to me.
Thank you sincerely and God Bless you!

San Diego Ca Wednesday, August 07, 2002


This is a very educational site! My mother was diagnosed with Hep C several years ago. She has been through a few treatments and they have failed. The Dr. has just informed her it is time to stop the last treatment. I pray daily for a cure to be found. I feel so helpless, I would do anything to help her! My prayers go out to all of you! Thank you for all the great information!
Billings Mt Wednesday, August 07, 2002

glad to find your site
tyler tx Sunday, August 04, 2002

I was diagnosed with non-specific Hepatitis 30+ years ago...barely remember it, but spent 2 months in bed..finally recovered and lived normally until my husband was diagnosed with HepC in 1992. He died last year. Just had labs come back, all high #'s...I am supporting my brother, and I am petrified that I will not be able to work much longer. This site has been a godsend for me...Thank you, thank you.

West Palm Beach FL Sunday, August 04, 2002

After a routine scanning at the VA hospital I was told this past Friday, 26July02, that I am HCV positive. It appears that I will be using your site. Thanks for having this available. Regards,
Anza Ca Monday, July 29, 2002

I hope to learn more about this disease with this website. I have a classmate from high school that I just recently found that has this. I would like to be informed and be there for her. "Thank You" for this website!
St Paul Or Monday, July 22, 2002

Hi from Victoria Canada!
Enjoyed your site.I was diagnosed in 94 also. Probably infected for 30+ years.  How? Tried treatment twice and no luck. Just had a catscan and waiting for results.This is a very lonely disease. My husband just doesn't have a clue. It really feels like he doesn't care, but he does. I feel very alone. Since I look alright he thinks that I must be fine. Not so. I am really scared. I have 3 kids and I don't know what my outcome will be. Good luck to all.

Victoria, British Columbia Canada Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Hi my name is Robbin I tested postive last month for Hepatitis C. At this point I am still trying to deal with the idea that I may die it is tuff at times I pray and God is good. I have friends that have hep and friends that have died already. I stopped drinking and using drugs in 99 but the old saying your past will haunt you is so true. I am hoping that God will use me some how to help someone else not take the chance with their life as I have. God Bless each of you and remember to pray
Kingsland Tx Sunday, July 07, 2002

My name is Pam and I was diagnosed w/ hep. C 4 weeks ago because of a letter my hubby recieved shortly after giving blood at the VA blood bank saying he was positive for hep. B core antibodies.I can only assume I've had C since '85 when I worked at a nursing home facility when standard precautions wern't OSHA required. thankyou for this web site, there are few resorces fpr hep patents in Wisconsin.
Adell WI Sunday, June 30, 2002

hi my fellow heppers...i have had this for a very long time.i was a hippie in the 60's and who knows but it dont matter.i am a lesbian and i am so confused if i am going to have to be this lonely for what time i have left..i will pray for all of us and please do the same...i have lost 5 to it in the last 7 yrs and wish i had known i would live so long i would have taken better care of my self..peace and hope...nancy
shreveport la Thursday, June 27, 2002

I did a combo regimen for 6 mos that didn't work. I'm off the protocol now, which is a relief because the drugs made me so sick.. But what's next??? I have no idea. The future is very uncertain. Thanks for having this website!
mountain view ca Tuesday, June 25, 2002

I just wanted to say thanks for the site, I was diagnosed in december of 2001, after my exhusband told me that he had it. I know we pay for the things we do in life, but this was one thing I never expected.My life is good and I have turned down the treatment. My thanks again.
IRVING TX Monday, June 24, 2002

I just wanted to say that both of my parents have HCV and after reading thing on this web site it helped me to better under stand how my parents feel and it will make it easier to explain to my little sister. Thank you.
Grand Prairie TX Sunday, June 23, 2002

i am 38 and I am 6 months pregant with my third child. I have jsut found out i have hep c. I dont know what to do or how to react..I see my baby doc in 2 weeks and she is going to help me find a doctor for my hep c. In the mean time all i can think about is if it is bad and am i going to die.. I have spending more time than ever with my kids because that is only way i can cope right now i love them so much and hope i am not going to leave them. thats all i can say for now thanks
soquel ca Wednesday, June 19, 2002

my brother was recently diagnosed with hepatits c. he is only 21. the information i found here was very helpful, thank you for being so informative on this this deadly disease.
watkinsville ga Tuesday, June 18, 2002

i've had hep c about 25 years now and i'm still alive and wasn't always real bad but i know every day that the hep is lurking.i'm lucky that i stopped drinking about 2 years ago.i felt why not just let liver diease take me but i smartened up.i tried interferon and combo therepy,no go.i wish everyone who reads this to know there are many of us out here and our fight is going strong.peace and prayers...
boston ma Thursday, June 06, 2002

I would like to ask a favor of you. Please pray for a friend, his name is Anthony and has liver cancer. I'm hoping the Dr's. will be able to save him, his grandmother is 88 years old and it would be so sad for him to go first. Pray for a miracle. Thanks so much.
Hollywood Fl Wednesday, June 05, 2002

I am 21 years old and I just got married and about 2 weeks after was told that I might have HCV. I got the test results back and they came back positive. I have 3 young children. I have no clue when or how I got HCV and don't know if I could of given it to them. I just wish I had someone to talk to. I am scared to find out how far progressed the HCV is. But I pray that i can make it through this and I know I can if not for me for my children and my husband.
Sheboygan WI Friday, May 31, 2002

Hi. Benjamin here, I have had this demon for 32 yrs,been a long fight, and waiting for the cure, its out there, yes one must keep the faith, and a possitive attitude,there are good days and bad ones,if some one needs to talk about just life, or how they feel I'll keep a line open.
BROOKSVILLE Fl. Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Dear Kev   Thanks for such an informative site.  I was diagnosed with HCV back around 1994,or  so, it overwhelmed me so much...thought I was going to die anyway, I really ignored it!( scared but feeling VERY helpless, guilty sleazy)  I saw Naomi Judd on TV and saw there was hope,that I should "do something" about it. I have been searching and doing lot's of reading,taking Milk Thistle etc.I will be on your site a lot for now on. Stay happy and healthy
Deerfield Beach Fl Sunday, May 26, 2002

After blood tests early last week, my primary doctor informed me yesterday I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. He is scheduling me for an appointment with a specialist for more testing. I am very frightened right now. I don't know how to tell my fiance (we've lived together for almost 20 years). I've drank since I was 18, off and on but recently I've become a heavy drinker on the weekends. I'm interested in the herbs that can help sustain my disease. Thank you.
Bronx ny Sunday, May 26, 2002

Better than before. A blessing to have people like you on our side. We may not be here long, but Carpe Diem, seize the day. May God bless,

Sparta TN Tuesday, May 21, 2002

I am also HCV positive. I appreciate your web-site , very informative. I too was considering the once a week PEG-Interferon. I am on the waiting list for the medication but I am considering natural treatment and diet modification. The more I learn about the treatment the more I am convinced it can leave you with severe and permanent damage. My biopsy showed chronic hep c with little damage. I am glad that this allows me more time. May God Bless You All.
Oxford AL Monday, May 20, 2002

1995 diagnosed with HCV biopsy done showing no fibrosis and no treatment recommended at that time. Just had another biopsy done March 2002, results are devastating! Level,3 Grade 3!out of a possible 4. treatment here I come! wish me luck! and God Bless us all!!
Westminster CO Sunday, May 19, 2002

Diagnosed HCV positive in 1999. Liver biopsy was done in 2000. I lost my job and along with it, my health insurance. Need another biopsy before the Doctor will prescribe meds. Can't afford the biopsy so I'm screwed. First biopsy showed the degree of fibrosis to be close to the point where the meds won't help. Every day that passes could push me over that line if I haven't already crossed it. I'm following "Kev's Regimen" and feel somewhat better. I refuse to just sit back and wait to die.
Chicago Il Friday, May 17, 2002

I look forward to finding out more about Hep C.  I have recently been diagnoses and started treatment 5 weeks ago with few side affects.  Thanks for any information you may provide.
Mt. Laurel NJ Friday, May 17, 2002

Hi everyone I've been searching the web on everything related to HCV. I have been on all three (3) treatments starting back in 1996, my body & mind could not handle them. My plates went too low, had to come off. I recently went and had another liver biopsy, had one in 1997. This time it's not good, on my way to Miami in June to see what they have to offer. Please pray for me and my family. I enjoyed reading the guest book. Thank you
FORT PIERCE FL Sunday, May 12, 2002

Hello!  Pray for My husband & I as we were diagnosed with HCV this past Feb.2002.  Thanks and God Bless .  I will welcome anyone that wants to e-mail me.  In His Time, Vicki L.
Kennedale TX Saturday, May 11, 2002

God bless you all.  I lost my Father to Hep "C" in December of 95. I know what your all going through and my heart goes out to all of you.  I also have 4 friend who have this.  Three are on Interferone and are doing alright the other isn't.  If your all alone and have no one to talk too feel free to email me for moral support.  And God bless you all.
Grass Valley Ca Saturday, May 11, 2002

I thought that it was the end for me when I found out that I was hep (C) I thought I was alone, but thanks to your web/site I've been able to learn that there are a lot of other's out there just like myself. Having other's to share with has made a great difference, in how I except my situation. Thank you. (Texas)
baytown tx Thursday, May 09, 2002

Diagnost back in 1997 Non-responder to interferon, partially responde to combo but numbers are back up. Now into third treatment of peg/combo time will tell. Still enjoying life.
Northampton Pa Monday, May 06, 2002

Wellness Check-up found Hep-C from blood used to keep me alive 6/1/85 that wasn't found till 1997. Can't take the 48 month program, tried Chinese, it showed if u believed it can work. Its a choose that with depressions of a living hell can take its toll. Stopped drinking Aug '89 and stopped smoking Jan 2000, Clean-n-sober 12yrs 9months. Your mind is a very healing muscle that known your body the best, using it to your best well only teach you that more is to come.
No. Hollywood ~ Saturday, May 04, 2002

Hi, I was diagnosed with Hep C in July, 2001 after routine blood work (very devasting since I was not feeling the least bit sick and I had finally gotten clean and sober!!) I am now in my 3rd month of Peg and am feeling absolutely rotten. Glad to have stumbled onto this website! It's really helpful.
Seminole FL Friday, May 03, 2002

My mother is living with Hep.C. Im only 19 and she is all i have had in my life. I hate to know others are going threw this also. If u have a family memeber going threw the pain, stick in there. I know its hard. Just let them know how much u do love them. Take care.
Crystal Anne
ocala fl Friday, May 03, 2002

Just got a chance to read a few. Didnt have time to stay on one there. I'll be back. Diog.ed sept.2001. Had over 30yrs. No symtems yet. Trying to find out about  more herb theropys. dont even want to do conven.meds- Freaked about that!the gods must have something in mind here. wish I knew what it was. BLESS you all--hermit  5/1/02
Wa. Thursday, May 02, 2002

hello!  i do not have hep c but i am there for you all and would like to wish you the best of luck.  just have faith in yourself!
Decatur il Wednesday, May 01, 2002

Hi to all, What a great site...It is comforting to know you are not alone! diagnosed last year following Blood donation. Just begun treatment (clinical trial) peg/combo and remain hopeful, despite side-effects. Good Luck to all!
Worthing UK Wednesday, May 01, 2002

six weeks ago I finished 48 wks of the newest treatment(peg) . Lots of bad side effects (mental fog). would like to know how others reacted to it.
Louisville KY Wednesday, May 01, 2002

i am a 21 year old female who has just been diagnosed with hep c and i am very scared and confused. i am open and willing to hear any advice or comments at all. please and thank you
stratford ont Tuesday, April 30, 2002

God bless you!
Nashville TN Monday, April 29, 2002

my name is Barbara, i am 3 years sober and was diagnosed 6 months ago.......i started the treatment 3 months ago, and i am doing just fine. a little side affects but i am living a normal life work and meeting etc. etc. lots of luck to all. god bless and peace out.......
mass ma Monday, April 29, 2002

howdy, just found this site. great! hepc, 1b,stage 1 liver damage. been on peg/combo 21 wks. gawdawful nasty! pray it works!
pt st lucie fla Sunday, April 28, 2002

dx1995 hv end stage liver diease, brain fog, losing eyesight, chronic fatigue, renal failure, acities, edema & just feel like crud most days. but with each new day comes another chance at survival. survival really help with web site such as yours that brings information, support & understanding. thanks for being there... god bless
stokesdale nc Sunday, April 28, 2002

Hello, I,m patrick a  hepatitis c patient en i will see you make a greate site hier.Keep up the good work. Greets patient patrick
leuven belgie Friday, April 26, 2002

Diagnosed in 1995, and completed 6 months of 3x weekly interferon injection (almost longest six months of my life). RNA undetectable through 1999, and then comes back again. Each day brings new challenges...Can't physically or emotionally handle secondary treatment so HCV will get its way with me. To persons who get disease undetectable, be ever so thankful. For those of you who relapse or fail from initial treatment standards, may your days be less challenging than mine. AF
tulsa ok Friday, April 26, 2002

Thank you for the web site.I had hep c for 7 years and all is well so far. LIVING A NORMAL LIFE.
kirkland wa Wednesday, April 24, 2002

I enjoyed the site the information and will try the program. I have had HCV for twenty years and it has been harder and harder to deal with the last few years. Keep hanging on. Thank You
                          Big O

Richmond Va Monday, April 22, 2002

Hi, Got it, hate it, trying to stay positive!  Whats the recourse.  Your Hep Sister Used to be hip, now I just have them!
Dallas/Fortworth Metroplex TX Sunday, April 21, 2002

Diagnosed a month ago. Just got results from biopsy...moderate liver damage.  About to go on interferon treatments.  Scared of how I will feel.
Piscataway NJ Friday, April 19, 2002

I Have Hep C and do not feel well
Lapine OR Friday, April 19, 2002

I found out I had hep-C in 1997. I kept getting sick for no apparent reason. Tried interferon/ribavirin injections for 6 months overall I felt better but had a lot of side effects. Treatment discontinued and unsuccessful. I have cirrhosis of my liver and I am in end stage liver failure. Lots of pain in my joints ,swelling of my abdomen, legs and feet. Very low energy. Starting to have mild mental confusion at times. Good luck to all of you.
Thursday, April 18, 2002

Hi, my name is Alisha i just found this website tonight and I think it's great.  I can't wait until i have time to read everything. I was Dx on 9-11-01.  Tried to donate blood and found out I have hep-c. My uncle passed from it 4 months ago this is very scary for me.  Feel free to e=-mail with any thoughts and ideas.  Thanks
mi Thursday, April 18, 2002

I am new to all of this and now dealing w/my stepfather and sister in-law to be who have Hep C. I hope to learn from this web site and become more informed about this condition. Please keep us in pray.Thank You
Houston Tx Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Diagnosed nona nonb Mar 72,chronic active Dec 98.......old combo six months of 99,no dice.....year unmedicated(uugghhh).....found the drug anvirzel in Aug 2000......normal liver functions for 19 months now.....should be looked at by a search folks and look it works
SAn Angelo Tx Monday, April 15, 2002

Glad to know there may be some help, however my son is incarcerated and so medication may be hard to come by. God Bless.
Simi Valley CQ Sunday, April 14, 2002

I was diagnosed with hep C last year when I found iI was pregnant with my 4th baby. I really don't know to much about the disease but I am doing ok and my baby is healthy and strong! I am glad I found this site to get more info. Thanks
Federal Way WA Saturday, April 13, 2002

My name is Janice and I have had Hep C for over 30 years. I had a recent liver biopsy and it showed a very damaged liver. Please pray for me and I will you all. I know that God is still in the healing business today:)

Sun Prairie WI Friday, April 12, 2002

Hi folks. Have been dealing with my Hep c. problem for5 or 6 years now. Curently on the peg. Am looking forward to talking to others that are suffering as i am. Good luck and god bless you all.
smyrna tn Friday, April 12, 2002

I am chronic hep C. Did the inf rib for 1 year. It is back now I am on peg combo and really get sick from it, I pray to get better for all of who are out with this. I lost my husband 3 years ago from this. God bless us all.
frederick md Thursday, April 11, 2002

Thanks for the info.  I will be using this site for help with research and documentation for my SSA disability case.
Lexington KY Tuesday, April 09, 2002

Aloha from Hawai'i...totally by the mercy and grace of God, I have been a Hep-C survivor since 1993.  I finally decided to stop living in denial and deal with this (I had been serving in the military for seven years and received conflicting test results-I received test results from a cilivan doctor last week and they were positive.)  I hope to be a blessing to all here...
God doeth all things well and He makes no mistakes...(Romans 8:28-29)

Honolulu HI Tuesday, April 09, 2002

I've been dx for several years. Never seemed too bad. Did'nt interfere with my life that much. Had a liver bio, not a canidate for treatment. now at 43, with life changing events that have occurred (my dgthas suffered a TBI) things are getting a lot worse. . I HATE THE WAY PEOPLE LOOK AT YOU AND TREAT YOU. The last 2 -3 3 weeks have bad. No energy at all, none. Missed to many days of work. I've got to find something. Maybe this site and putting it down will help.
Naples FL Tuesday, April 09, 2002

I have active Hepitis C and some liver damage. I will know tomorrow,  April 8,  how much damage to my liver has been done. Waiting with anxiety.
collierville tn Sunday, April 07, 2002

My husband was diagnosed with Hep C two months ago. His liver biopsy thankfully showed minimal damage. We are currently on the waiting list for Interferon and Rebetrol. I am scared to death on how he is going to react to the medication and what kind of a toll it will take on his body. He is not a quitter and does not know how to slow down. This web site is wonderful and informative. Thank you!
MI Thursday, April 04, 2002

I was looking up dietary supplements for hepitis C patients on your link and I thnik it is a great site for support.
Marquez Tx Tuesday, April 02, 2002

Hi - was diagnosed about 4 yrs ago - tried interferon but my body would not accept it - I have no insurance and started feeling pretty sick - tired - dark urine - pale stool etc. I clicked on to Kev's story and will try out some of the herbs and see what happens - good site - God bless us all!!
Bayville NJ Tuesday, April 02, 2002

I found out last month that I tested positive for Hep C. Imagine my chagrin when my physician could offer little advice other than there were "some good sites on the web". Thank You for putting the time and energy to put this site together, and to answer the questions my physician didn't have the answers to. God Bless..!!!
Reno NV Tuesday, April 02, 2002

3 years ago I was diognosed with chronic HCV. It has been tough but I'm finnaly coming to grips with it. Thank you for this website, Robert

Selmer tenn Friday, March 29, 2002

Like your site and your story. God bless you and your wife! I'm 43, diagnosed 3 years ago, no symptoms or trouble "yet" and I THANK GOD that my two children are free of the disease! Especially since my medical history indicates that I was first infected with Hep C in 1981 and I delivered and breast-fed my two children in '85 and '89. They have been spared.
San Diego CA Wednesday, March 27, 2002

I think this is the most interesting sites ever! I just lost my father on March 23rd who had cirrhosis of the liver. I would like to know more informtion regarding this horrible desease. Thanks!
Chicago IL Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Wish there were more helpful sites like this one.

Hampton VA Wednesday, March 27, 2002

I have hep c and I start treatment in April 2002, I had a liver transplant in December 1999.
Charlie T
Carlisle Pa Tuesday, March 26, 2002

I'm 40 diag. HCV pos Nov 2000. Discovered donating palsma. Enzymes levels norm, biopsy Stage 2, Grade 1. DR ordered Peg, I didn't FEEL sick & didn't want to BE sick too, so waited. Have had 5 PCRs each # lower than last. BUT-just diag. invasive cervical cancer. Having mod radical hysterectomy Apr 11,was looking for info-on if/how one affects the other. Please say a prayer for me as I deal with this NEXT staging/grading/treatment ordeal. Thanks for having this awesome site!
Teri S.
Las Vegas NV Monday, March 25, 2002

Trust in the lord with all your heart and he shall direct you path my god be with you

east palo alto CAMonday, March 25, 2002

thank you for this site,i have hep c, and i thought i had most of the info about some things..i really want to thank you for putting this all together...i have went threw this without support for 4 years now ..thanks
mojave ca Friday, March 22, 2002

a few years ago i found out that both my mother and sister have Hep.c.  My mom from a transfusion and sister from needle use.  Trying to understand what the disease really entails and what they should be doing is a little difficult.  Does anyone know where i could find some good useful info.  to help me understand a little more.  Like what enzyme counts are and why it's important? 
dallas TX Friday, March 22, 2002


Kpt Tn Friday, March 22, 2002

Thank you for what you are doing in this website.  I do appreciate you very much.  Jesus healed me Easter Sunday 2000 and I am so grateful.  God is still in the healing business today.

Pasadena TX Friday, March 22, 2002

Enjoyed visiting your site. I'll come back and visit again.
co. Thursday, March 21, 2002

Kevin, Thanks for your help in keeping my brother Bobby's story on your site......You would be surprised how many emails I've gotten in the last few years.....
Keep up the great work you do.

Yonkers NY Wednesday, March 20, 2002

I am very happy I bumped into NationalHepatitis C Coalition...I spent all afternoon--going tru all the selections available, and I have learned a lot about Hep C and cirrhosis. Which Docter told me I have...Thank You all for sharing, so that other may learn............Jack
Mpls mn Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Diagnosed HCV positive 8/01, am only now begining to come to terms with the implications, need all the help and support that I can get.Am still physically O.K.,trying to live right.Been sober 10+yrs, just one more challenge to face with God and a group of like-minded people.Let's all help maintain the networks,relationships,and hope necessary to deal with this devestating disease,...
together...God Bless us all.................

Tony K.

Lebanon Pa. Sunday, March 17, 2002

I just recently lost my grandfather to hepatitis c.  I was very close to him and it hit me hard when he died.  I didn't exactly understand what hepatitis c did to him but this website is really helping me to understand now.  If anyone has anymore information they could give me I would really be thankful.  Thanks.
Antioch IL Saturday, March 16, 2002

Count me in, unfortunately.  Found out in Feb. 2002, having a biopsy next Friday.  I'm very interested in reading other's experiences about treatment, work, how others treat you.  I'm especially concerned I may have transmitted it to my boys.  Doctors say its very unlikely but I don't see how since I apparently had the virus way before I gave birth to my first born.  This is a great site...keep up the good work.--L
Lou Ann
Niagara NY Friday, March 15, 2002

Thank-you for being here. I really am glad to be able to tell my brother to visit your site. He has hep c and is on an experimental drug not yet approved. Came here for information. Thank-you again and God bless
Austell Georgia Wednesday, March 13, 2002

hello fellow heppers im 34 years old iwas diagnosed about 6 years ago .Ive done a lot of research and still know very little .the main yhing is there is no cure .i dont believe that, anyyhing is possible through god .miracles do happen .If we all pray for a cure and for each other ,this mountain will be moved.GOD BLESS AND PEACE BE WITH YOU ALL JODY
wagoner ok Tuesday, March 12, 2002

I'm on my second round of Interferon treatments, this time with PEG combo. Not as bad as the previous 3 shot a week treatment. Advanced liver damage. Will be going on transplant list at Penn U. Taking life One Day at a Time.
Jim W.
Walnutport Pa Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Looking for someone in a 12 step program who has gone through treatment. Wish I found this site 3 years ago.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada n/a Sunday, March 03, 2002

How is it we have to wait for our treatment because the drug companies control the volume ?? I am ever so confused and still waiting for my personal pen # so I can start my peg treatment !! My wish is that someone within the drug company needs this dreaded treatment and then has to sit and wait till they get off there bloody ass and say we are ready to release a batch next month you mail !!!wow !!!!!!
Oquossoc Me. Saturday, March 02, 2002

Hi, my mother passed away in September 2001. She was infected in 1985 but was not diagnosed until 2001. In August she became very sick...She had no chance...I`m reading everything I can.I wish to share with you these information: Milk Thistle (silymarin),fresh peanuts; propolis drops; nettle stinging (Urtica Dioica); camomile; lemon and honey - it is good to take every day.  God Bless All. Slavica

Belgrade YU Friday, March 01, 2002

Hi I have hep c and found out a year and half ago.I have already done the old combo and Now on peg. It is hard But I know that there will be peace in my Valley. Learning about hepc and the way you can take care of your liver is the best answers. I have lived with it for 18 years so I know life can be lived to the fullest. I love new friends and love to share so if in need of a friend just write. Knowledge is the key to life and also faith in God that it can be done.

Shepherd Tx Friday, March 01, 2002

My husband has Hepatitis C. He just found out. Just trying to find out as much info as I can for the both of us.
Upstate NY Thursday, February 28, 2002

Hi, I have been with this disease plus cir. of the liver since 1991 but only found ot in 1998, I had a tanted blood transfusion. I have tried two treatments and neither worked. I find it had to find people to speak to about it. I do not date and am very lonely for some one to say " how is your day going?" So I am happy for finding this site. 
burnt prarie il Saturday, February 23, 2002

I just found this site and wish I had found it sooner. My husband was diagnosed with hep C & cirrhosis in 1992. His doctors can't understand why he is still alive...we know it is the power of prayer.
Jackson TN Saturday, February 23, 2002

Female 52 w/hep c for 30 years. Virus would sleep for many years then raise its ugly head. I know that I could bring IT [nagging liver feeling] on, BY THINKING ABOUT IT!  I have always tried NOT to think about IT & went about my life in a positive mode. Interferon for chronic hep in 93, no response.  In 98 took the combo and it worked! The power of the brain over ailment is real.  If you think positively, FIND the good in life, and not think about IT, it may work for you as well. All the best. 
Sherwood Oregon Saturday, February 23, 2002

Hi, 1983, Blood transfusion. Biopsy level 1, ALT normal, Viral load 1,400,000. Geno type 1b. No symptems. Diognosed 1996. That 19 years of Gods blessing and 6 years of hope and waiting. I start PEG in a few weeks, if I have a shot at driving this virus out of my body then I going to try.
Denver Co Thursday, February 21, 2002

I was only recently diagnosed & still am having trouble accepting reality of it all. I am a new grandmother and starting a second career with my whole life still in front of me....Hope I find medical insurance for treatment...Hope I find hope..
Victorville, CA Thursday, February 21, 2002

Thank  You for the site. My time is  almost up. All of you just keep fighting.  GOD BLESS
kalamazoo mi Thursday, February 21, 2002

Great site; i have treated and have been undetectable 2yrs now, it can be done
ferdinand in Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Hello, i' been on combo therapy for hep-c (peg-rib)for over six weeks and it's definetely a new way of life for me , being tired most of the afternoons, but having a 13 year old kid, 31 year old daughter is helping me go thru this hell of a treatment, I was told my genotype is 2a and my long time friend who also has the virus and has gone thru the treatment ,his genotype is 1a and he tells me that his chances for remission. Are not as good as mine, need any words of wisdom in the area.God help us all
Miami FL Monday, February 18, 2002

I was just informed last week that I have hep"C" and they saw the antibodies of hep"B",not surprised as my life was not stellar. Have been clean for almost seven years now, but I have no excuses, I brought this on myself. I wish I could take the fear from my families eye's. I am going to do herbal treatments, this sight and others seem to point to that as being a better alternative to conventional treatments. Wish me luck, and any pull I might have with god I give to all of you.
Jeff L
spring valley CA Monday, February 18, 2002

I was diagnosed with hep c June, 2001, and am searching for all info. that  I can get my hands on.  I love your website and I look forward to hearing from and corresponding with others.

Wolfe City TX Monday, February 18, 2002

I developed active hepatitis  about 2 years before it was isolated and named. I try to control it with diet, rest, moderate exercise - in otherwords a total life style change.  I truly believe it requires a good positive attitude and understanding of the disease in order to deal with it effectively.  Am glad to find websites like this to keep folks up on what is happening.
Tallahassee fl Sunday, February 17, 2002

I just found your website today and it has helped so much to be able to identify with others who understand " The Dragon ". I am 50 and was diagnosed with HepC in May of 2001 and found last week that I have cirrohsis. My life now is all about treatment options and survival.
Frankfort Ky Sunday, February 17, 2002

I am 47 years old, I was diagnosed with Chronic hep c october 2000. I was struck by a car in 1995 and recieved 9 units of blood. I am sure this is where I contracted this dragon. I am on interferon and ribaviron treatments. Began them on my birthday Jan. 2, 2002.I have done a lot of research and without a doubt believe it's the fault of the medical society. Their lack of interest and knowledge. I would like to make a difference in this world, make it so that very few contract this is the future.
Hillsboro Ohio Friday, February 15, 2002

I have been tested for HCV and am negative. But I was only tested after my boyfriend of 5 years was tested positive in october 2000.  In 1995 he was struck by a car and was given 9 units of blood. We believe that is where he contracted this awful disease. I printed the guestbook out for him so that he could read about people just like him. He wants to talk to Kevin from the guest book. If that is possible. I would like to talk to any one like myself who is on the outside looking in.

Hillsboro Ohio Thursday, February 14, 2002

Hi to all from your friends in Oz at AUShepC aka Hepatitis C Australia, Australia's only independent HepC association. and Cheers
Australia Monday, February 11, 2002

I was diagnosed with HCV in March 1998.  It was quite a shock!  A liver biopsy was performed in December of 1999..possible cirrhosis.  I am struggling with whether or not to take 51 years old and not sure I can take the side effects. In my never ending search for information, I found this site.  It is very informative!

Jackson MI Sunday, February 10, 2002

just found out, guess this kind of thing really does happen.  no more beer or women.  glad everyone seems so positive, must take some time. wish I had enough time to read all entries.  Good luck friends.
charleston sc Friday, February 08, 2002

I found out I have HCV in September 2001. I started researching the same day on the Net.  What I have learned made me so very sad, not only because I have "IT". I do not know how long, I used to give blood , I am RH negative they always need my type. How many others now because of me?????? I am not nor ever used street drugs, I have no tattoos, I've be married a few time, not active now because of it. How could this have gotten so out of control, we need to talk about it all the time.
Las Vegas Nv Wednesday, February 06, 2002

I have chronic HCV, and my liver is at Stage 3, grade 3.  I feel that I am doing remarkably well considering some of the horror stories I have read about.  At this time I am researching quality of life issues for myself; I am glad to find a hep site with a singles area.

Goddard Ks Monday, February 04, 2002

My husband was diagnosed in 1998 with Hepatitis C when blood work was done for diabetes.  He has been through the combination therapy and had viral load reduction, but it went back up at the end of the year-long treatment.  He is now on his third week of peg. The disease and the treatments are all destructive, but hopefully it can work.  He's a daddy of a 6-and 8-year-old who love him immensely and are waiting for daddy to feel better.
Sugar Land tx Saturday, February 02, 2002

This is only the second time I've looked at this site. It is fantastic. I have read some of the stories. They are a grate reminder that I am not alone. I am at stage 3, almost 4. Others have been there with me, many are behind me, and so many have gone where I've yet to go. All give the corrage to be strong, not wallo in self pitty and get off my duff to take care of myself.   Thanks for a grate site   God Bless

Chehalis Wa Saturday, February 02, 2002

I'm glad to see this site. thanks for making it.
NH Friday, February 01, 2002

Hello,  I was dignosed with Hep C March of 2000 and felt very scared at first.  I had a liver biopsy and apparently I wasn't at a high risk for treatment.  I have to have my blood taken ever month to keep track of my liver ALT count.  I don't like the idea of not having any treatment. I was told I'm not sick enough.  But I feel like I have been given a death sentance and only when I'm deadly sick will I receive treatment. Well, that's all.  God Bless us all with hope and peace.
Sacramento CA Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Hi y'all, I was just diagnosed in July 2001 I'm now on the Peb combo regimon for the last 2 months. Feel really sick, but I'm gratefull to get to try this. I got my Hep C 19 1/2 years ago by a blood transfusion . I am unable to get a liver biopsy because I have a bleeding disorder. My Dr says my liver is enlarged, and inflamed on ultrasound.  Im so scared, but I hope and pray that God will allow all the meds to kill this virus. Pray for me, and I am praying for all of us.
Battleground WA Monday, January 28, 2002

What a nice site I sure needed this. I just lost my health insurance and don't know where to turn. All information I would be grateful for.
Victorvill ca Monday, January 28, 2002

great page
duncan b.c. Monday, January 28, 2002

I am starting to do research on HepC, because my husband is having a liver biopsy. He was diagnosed with the Hep C, close to three years ago, but he has not been taking any medication and no treatment. Now he is getting worse, he has been in the hospital since January 3  and we do not know  for how long. I would like to stay in touch with people with HepC  and or their caregivers. Thank you for your site, it is going yo be very helpful.
Bronx NY Sunday, January 27, 2002

found out jan 22 2002 i have hepc,more blood test next week,this is service connected but i bet i will have a hard time proving this,any info on this thanks tom  
Warrensburg ny New York Sunday, January 27, 2002

I am so glad i found your site. I am family a man with a loving wife and three handsome sons. I know this site will be a great help for our family. So they can better understand Dads fight against hep c
Baxley Ga Thursday, January 24, 2002

I Heppers, I to was diagnosed with Hep-C in Aug.1994 been thru Interferon, Interferon/Ribavirin, with no luck, just made me sicker. Just had my Gall Bladder removed, and second Liver Biopsy, Dec.16, in stage 3..Dr.R.B.Kirkpatrick wanted to the new Peg-Interferon, I said I don't think so, I think I am going to try the herb regimen first. Thanks Kev, you changed my mind, Great website, My prayer's go out to all my fellow Heppers. Believe me PRAYING does help.
Columbus OH Thursday, January 24, 2002

I was diagnosed with hep c in july 2001. I have been sober and clean for two years Feb. 22. I pray alot and have everybody in my prayers. Bless you all and good luck!
Hugh E.
valley city ND Tuesday, January 22, 2002

My husband Doug was just diagnosed with Hep C. Scheduled liver biopsy on January 24th.  Scheduled to start Peg. Still in shock stage. Scared.
Cindy & Doug

Port Byron NY Monday, January 21, 2002

Thank you
early tx Friday, January 18, 2002

I've had hepatitis for over 30 years and hep C since 96. I,ve got 60% damage to my liver.  I've done both interferon treatments and just started Peg on Mon. 1/11/02.Feel like crap but I'm not giving up.Life is too good.
Verona NJ Friday, January 18, 2002

Had it since 95 , just got told by V.A. 2/23 2Div.Ind.recon medic 70-71 korean dmz camp dodge
durant okla. Wednesday, January 16, 2002

Thanks for having a site like this. I am at work and don't have time to cruse the whole thing but just found out i had hep c a month ago and i guess it is pretty well along and not sure what to do.  Hope to find some answers here.  
Juneau AK Wednesday, January 16, 2002

i was just looking for info on hepatitis c because i'm doing a speech on it.  my mom also has hepatitis c, so i feel that i should know as much as i can.
spring branch tx Wednesday, January 16, 2002

hi everyone, iam so glad to have found your diagnosed with hep. c right after the doctor feels i received this from abloodtransfusion 15 years ago. i also have a degenerated disk and was taking painmeds for that problem. we are raisig our 6yr old grandson and my husband is not supportive of this situation.iam ssoo.... tiered and i feel  pretty sick all the time now. my next appointment is on the 1 -23- 02.
orlando florida Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Just found this site and was so impressed with Kev's inspirational story. I was diagnosed in 1999 with this disease as was my husband and my 23 year old daughter, I have a 4 year old grandson that is disease free, Praise God, so you see there really are miracles and I know there is HOPE!!!!

New Windsor NY Wednesday, January 09, 2002

Hi you all, 4 yrs ago I found out I have hep-c, and until this year everything has been downhill, I have found out about this wonderful site ,from my bro. I strongly believe, here is where I'll find most of answers to the questions I have. Good to be able to talk to those who are where I am. God-bless all. LOL

edmonton Ab Wednesday, January 09, 2002

Positive since 1973, I have been on 3 clinical trials for varios drug mfgs.NONE has worked yet.Have over 5million viral load and full blown cirrosis. Getting ready to start the peg cocktail.Not looking forward to being sick again and no quallity to life!This is a very lonely disease!
Dave W.

Bourne Ma. Tuesday, January 08, 2002

HI;     I've been in recovery for alcohol and drug abuse when I was diagnosed with the C. I have 6 years clean and sober. I decided against interferon cause I want what is left of my life to be mine and the Lord Jesus Christs, which is the only way I can handle this.      God Bless Al
Pittsburgh Pa Friday, January 04, 2002

My brother-in-law was diagnosed with Hep C just after the Thanksgiving holiday.  After a pouched galbladder surgery where they nicked his colon they discovered he also had the disease.  He is very sick and is now at Stanford trying to keep him alive.  They are working to get his kidney's back on line, it's a horrible holiday season, but the wonderful doctors at stanford have kept him alive longer than we thought.  our prayers are with him.

San Ramon CA Wednesday, January 02, 2002

i just found out three months ago that my sister had hepatitis C i was very upset bout it but now i feel better cause it is not has bad as i thought it would be she is doin what the doctor told her not to do and she is doin great she will be gettin treatment when she turns 18 and hopefully it goes away...

Selinsgrove PA Wednesday, January 02, 2002

hi my name is james me dad passed away in june 2000 over hep in the liver  me dad only got 2 injections and died i blame the treatment he was 1 of the first persons in the co to go on it.  know me ma has 2 go on in a week's time the sideafects are horible you can lose haire get v sick 4 the first 3 weeks your hands &legs lock etc so my advise to you is dont go on it live life to the full
dublin Tuesday, January 01, 2002


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