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The Year of Hell; Week 0; Day 0

The good news this week is that the rumours of my heart attack were grossly overestimated!

I went for a CT scan and heart stress test on Tuesday and on Friday morning was told that the report said that there was no sign of any previous myocardial infarctions!

The bad news, which is really good news in disguise, is that this means that I can take the Boceprevir which bumps my chances of successfully beating the Hep C virus from 55% to 75% - I can go with that!

This meant that I picked up my meds and had my first injection of Interferon Today, Friday.
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There's good news and... not so good news.

Just when you thought things were shaping up to be pretty bad, they might have got even worse.

My big news for today was going to be that I was starting a year-long treatment for my Hepatitus C but when I got to the hospital it turns out that the ECG that I had on Wednesday shows that at some time in the past I've had a "silent heart attack" and since one of the side effect of the new drug I'm supposed to be having on top of the normal Interferon / Ribavarin is that it can give you arythmia, it means that, if confirmed, I can't go on it.

Dammit!!! I was all ready to start today! I was all psyched up for the next year of Hell and here I get this! I'm booked in for another heart exam next Tuesday where they'll assess the extent of the damage to my heart, evidently if it is just a small section of one of the chambers then they'll let me start. If not they'll let me start the standard Interferon / Ribavarin treatment... but I'd have to be on it …

Another year older...

Last week was my birthday.

Hmmm? Old enough to know better but young enough not to give a damn!

This coming year is going to be a tough one and there a lot of life lessons I want get straight in my own head. Things that I think are significant enough to want to preserve them on the interwebs for posterity. Comments on society that I feel need to be made.

Who am I? I write elsewhere on the internet under another nom de plume, others have been kind enough to pay attention to what I say and I like to think I have contributed significantly to amateur creative production on the web. No, I'm not a professional although, to quote the meme, "I'm not cheap... but I can be had!"

I've been happily married for many years, I have grown children. I'm a child of my generation, a product of the working class who has embraced the cultural and technnological revolution of the 21st century.

I have Hepatitis C and for the second time I am starting a twelve month course of inva…