Friday, 16 January 2009

Hepatitis can fight back too, apparently...

I've been feeling really guilty. It's been far too long since my last post and some amazing things have happened since then. I announced my intention to run a marathon in that post, asking for people's support and the response has been amazing. It was overwhelming to see how supportive and just how brilliant people can be. It was beautiful. I had a well deserved 3-weeks break with nothing to do but sit at home, eating biscuits and watching bad television. Needless to say, my batteries were nicely recharged. I had a great Christmas and a very fun New Year's Eve. My training for the marathon is going alright. I've given up smoking. In short, a great load of good, positive things have happened in my life since my last post.

However, 2008 being the kind of year it was, left me with a little present very much running along the lines of the one I received right at the beginning of the year. My doctor informed me right before Christmas that the treatment seems to have stopped working [based on test results from 13 weeks into treatment], meaning my recovery has reached a plateau and there is a very real possibility now that the last 6 months have been fruitless and the doctors might suggest I stop the treatment as it would make no sense to keep forcing my body through such a demanding course of drugs.

So, this news bookended 2008 for me and resulted in the long period of silence unwillingly imposed on this blog. I've really struggled to commit words to paper and even now I'm struggling to flesh out this post. I had some new tests taken just before Christmas and I should hear back from the doctor next week. I felt it was the right time to update the blog, even if I didn’t feel much like writing. Hopefully, next week I’ll have some better news and a much better post for the blog.

In the meantime, thanks again to everyone who’s been so kind and supportive in the marathon push! Your help, thoughts and generous donations are very much appreciated.


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