Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Getting Through the Holidays - Chapter 7

Little was said between Don and I for the next few weeks about the diagnosis and treatment. We put it behind us and focused on all of the fun of the holidays. It was easy to do too. After all, Don did not look or act ill. The date was set though. We both knew that on January 3rd, he would get his first injection of Interferon and start the regiment of pills. He made it clear to me and to his doctor that he wanted all information and calls to come to me instead of him.

The basic plan was that Don would continue on as normal. He had no intention of taking disability, but was glad that we had a policy in place, just in case it ever came to that. At this time, he did not want anyone, other than our closest family and friends to know what was going on. I reluctantly agreed.

I could not however, stop researching daily about this disease, the treatments, complications and possible side effects. The internet can be as much a friend as an enemy though...as one of the first sights I happened upon was a list of celebrities who had circummed to Hepatitis C. From that moment on, I concentrated only on accredited sights, leaving the B.S. behind me.

8 comments:

Ginger said...

That had to be hard, not to talk about it. I'm glad you got through the holidays as though everything was normal, and I'm glad you are talking about it now. I always blab everything to my friends...lol. It just seems to help me.
Ginger

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Still keeping up with your updates and praying for you both!

Anonymous said...

Wow - you are certainly strong!! I saw your thread on COTH before it was closed and the power went off at the being of chapter 5. I was frantic trying to find where I came across your thread.

I will check in on your blog and wish for the best.

Jingles from VA to you both!!

Joy said...

Wow, if I didn't already know the up-to-date stuff, your blog would have me on the edge of my seat!! haha!

Love ya Momma!

and I second the book writing idea....after the mean mommy journal of course!

Cote de Texas said...

this is like a novel. I can't wait for the update!!!

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

I'm sending positive thoughts your way. All the best.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Julie, this is all so scary. I feel terrible for you both. Having read your blog since the start and knowing how wonderful of a person you are, it is so hard to know you have gone and are going through this! You are in my thoughts and prayers, both of you.

Also, I have gone through a lot of things in my past that have caused me to be on an antidepressant. I have been on it for five years. It has changed my life for the better and I cannot imagine not having been on it. It has gotten me through some very hard times. Just wanted to let you know this, just in case :)
Much love and lots of hugs,
Amy

Terry said...

Wow - read about your DH from Sweet Nothings and I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep your blog updated as much as possible.