Saturday, April 30, 2005

My Breathlessness

slowly my heavy head has gone. And I was feeling ok. But this morning I felt breathlessness.I feel very heavy in my chest when I breath in and out. Perhaps this is another minor side effect of the treatment.I went with my family to do the shopping. When I tried to lift heavy stuff ,I felt very weak. Ron was right in the first place, that treatment has a rich variety of effects.

In my last visit with the nurse , she said that I can change the time of the injection. If I have the injection in the evening its better so the side effects will be covered while I am sleeping.but I don't know what my best option is?

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Heavy Head

Yesterday I was ok and my tummy has settled down as I am eating yoghurt. This morning when I woke up I felt like my head is very heavy like I never had proper sleep. My wife was very good to me today. She offered me a body massage. So in the morning before breakfast she gave me massage with olive oil. Which was quite good really. Overall I felt better after the massage but my head remained heavy.Now it has gone less and I am feeling ok. I had my dinner at7:30pm and had my ribv. tablets with it.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Week 2nd(25/04/05-01/05/05) injection 2

past two days were normal days so I have not written any thing. To day it was the injection day. My nurse was on holiday so the other nurse took my blood test and then she instructed me to do the injection in front of her. So I injected myself perfectly but when I took the injection out some blood came out so I put a tissue on it. But the blood was still coming out so she put a plaster on it. Then she said its too early to say any thing about the response. Then we came back home and we had some snackies. Then I went to bed to have some rest. During this rest I fell asleep for 20 minutes. I had my dinner and rivb. Tablets about 7:30pm. Until now no major side effects only I am feeling upset and my tummy is upset I am using the toilet more often but to pass wind only.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Cold Back

This morning I woke up 7:30am. I slept well last night but whenI woke up I was feeling sleepy and left side of my back was very cold. My wife gave me a little massage on my back. But the back was still cold. So I accepted the situation as a side effect of the treatment.So I started getting busy in normal work. To day we went to mosque for Friday prayers. After the prayers we walked around the Broadway, bought some fresh vegetables and lamb meat and then we had fillet fish meals at McDonald. We came back home about 3:pm and started preparing dinner I had rib. tablets with the dinner at7:30pm thou first dose was at9:30am with the breakfast.Now my back is still cold but not as bad as it was before.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Another good day but not a good night

Today it was another good day and no side effects . I was busy with my family in preparing food because there were some guest coming. So all day I was busy about and with the guests.About 11:30am I went to sleep for a while about 20 to 30 minutes the reason is that last night was not a very good night. About 2:30am I woke up and I felt very thirsty so I drank two glasses of water. while I was lying down on my bed I felt that like there were some little creatures eating me up inside my tummy. So I could not go to sleep again about one hour. I was a little scared but I thought it must be the fight against the virus inside my body I was feeling. About 50 minutes after I was a sleeping again and I woke up 7:30am for normal day.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Normal Day

Today I woke up 7:30am. Every thing is normal. No major side effects. Only when I move my eye lids they hurt. I am eating my tablets regularly and eating normal food. I have holidays from work for two weeks so no worry about job at the moment. Today I helped my wife in doing house work. I put new lines to dry clothes. Yesterday when I tried to use the drill machine I felt that there was no strength in my arms so I left this job. But today I felt normal and I done the job easily. I am able to pray five times a day. I do pray for every sufferer for good health.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Feeling Ok

Last night my fever did not stay longer. About 10 :45 pm I went to bed and slept all night well until 7:30am. Now I am feeling ok. But my back and hips still hurts. I had my breakfast at 8:00am. And I had my rib. and antidepressants tablets with the breakfast. About 1:00pm I had one cheese and coleslow sandwich with tea. I am trying to drink lots of water. In the result I have to go to the Loo several times but that does not disturb me. Now I am waiting for my dinner.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Treatment starts 1st week(18/04/05-24/04/05) Injection 1

Today I went to the hospital with my family. I was 13 minutes late. My nurse was very angry about this. She said this is not acceptable. I said sorry the Monday traffics made me become late. Then she quickly wrote down blood tests slips and prescription and said do these things as soon as we managed to do the things in rush. About 11:15 we came back to the nurse. So finally she told me about injecting myself. Which I already know by reading other blogers. So about 11:30 this mornig she prepared the first injection and she pinched the right side of my tummy and I took the injection from her hand and put the needle inside my tummy keeping it at 90* angle. Then she told me that you will feel shivery and hot after three hours. So we took the the med pack and I drove home safely. And we had snackies with tea. Nothing happened until about 7pm. But after I had my dinner and riv. tablets I felt very shivery and I went to bed under the cover. My wife put the heating the shivering has gone and I am getting hot now. I hope I sleep better at night. I had paracitamol with snack and dinner aswel. My body hurts allover.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

A Trip To London Eye

To day I have been to London eye and the river cruise with my wife, son, brother and sister in law. This idea was mine to go there before the treatment begins. We really enjoyed the height of the London eye and cruising through the Thames river, going under the different bridges with a live commentary about the historic places.we spent nearly a whole day there.

In my last post I mentioned about mung beans curry. Steve and sue like curry. They asked about the recipe. Its very simple. about three mugs of mung beans put in a pan with one tomato chopped small, one table spoon of crushed fresh garlic, one table spoon of fresh crushed ginger, one tea spoon of chilli powder and two or three tea spoon of salt. cover the beans with lots of water and bring to the boil then turn down to simmer until the beans go very soft and look thick in consistency. keep the pan lid on while cooking and keep stirring after a while. in a separate pan put three or four table spoons of butter or oil. and put one table spoon of crushed garlic. Cook it until golden brown and tip it in to the mung beans soup and stir around a bit. Now the mung bean curry is ready to eat with boiled rice or bread.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

mung beans or mung lentils

Yesterday I was busy in shopping. I went in to a health shop in Ealing. I was looking for mung beans and aduka beans as Jonathan and Wendy are using them and finding them helpful. I was amazed to find out that these beans we call lentils. And we cook them as curry and eat them with boiled rice or bread. So these beans can be bought from an Indian grocery shop cheaper than the health shop.It would not hard for me to eat them because mung beans (lentils) curry with rice is my favorite dish already.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Consultant Appointment

Yesterday I have seen my consultant and discussed about the two different liver damage reports. I asked him if the liver could get damaged with this speed if yes so that means its nearly one year since I had the liver biopsy and it would be now 6/6 total damage He said, "liver damage can not get progressed with that speed. One step should go forward with in twelve years time.In our liver experts meeting we discussed this matter and considered that one of the reports is incorrect.But you should not worry about this.One thing is clear, whatever the damage is you need treatment to get rid off the virus and start the treatment, fingers crossed you could clear the virus". I am now quite satisfied about this matter after I have seen my consultant. It is true that the most important thing for me is successful treatment.

Monday, April 04, 2005

I Ignored The Nurse

Yes I ignored the nurse about canceling my appointment with my consultant. In the last visit with my nurse she said that I should cancel the appointment with my consultant which is on 7th of this month because there is nothing to look at. The reason I kept this appointment is that I want to ask him about my two different liver damage reports, which the nurse could not satisfy me about it. So I am waiting to see my consultant now. I am sleeping fairly good these days. Thanks to other blogers who left supportive comments on my site.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Tried To Be Normal

Hello every one
I have been reading others blogs and trying to forget my self.I am still taking anti depressants tablets. Some time I sleep well at night and some time I don't. I tried to act like a normal person but failed. I could not forget the starting date of my treatment. Slowly now I realized that I am not normal and I cant act like healthy person, I am ill and I have to face the treatment to overcome the nasty virus like every body else with hep c. It is true that waiting time for the horror time is the biggest horror.
God Bless Every One