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Hi Hexen,
Nice to meet you and welcome to the forum, that is such good news that your workplace and family are supporting you on your journey. I hope you travel well and easy and you have found a great bunch of people here to listen and just chat and provide information if needed.
Take Care
Greg

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Genotype 1a, started tx 1st Feb 2011, for 48 wks. Week 24 PCR 26/07/11 Non-Responder
New TX start date 12th Sept 2016 Harvoni x24 weeks.  VL 7.4 Mil. Week 4 "Undetected"



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I work for a college and they have been really supportive, everyone has. I have told everyone except my 18 year old daughter who is on gap year in Sydney. I don't want her to worry and spoil her year, all my other kids know.

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Hi Greg, I don`t think I`ve said hello to you yet.  That was a brave decision and understandable, and that is fantastic how your boss reacted.  About the potential  mood swings - I also couldn`t have got through tx without ADs.  

Good luck, all best from Jill xx

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24wks Peg Ifn/Riba, Sep 2010 - Mch 2011

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SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 4 yrs.

 

 



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I'm so glad your employer is being supportive! When I got infected, I was in the middle of a job transition; had my old job still and was starting orientation at a new job. Well,  my long time employer was super super supportive and told me they'd help me as much along the way as they could. Then my new job fired me because of it, which is ironic because that was the facility where I actualy contracted the dang disease as a nursing student!confuse

It's amazing how much love you can feel when supported, and then how much anger and hurt you can feel after being treated like dirt. Best of luck and I hope things stay positive on your job front!

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If you have mood issues, get anti depressants ! I cannot tell you how much they helped me get through this.

Take care,

James

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For reasons that I won't go into here, I informed my department head exactly what I will be treated for. Why would I do this?.  It became clear to me during our conversations over the past few weeks that she had no idea of the side effects I might be facing while on treatment. My main concern was the mood swings and the fact that I might tell someone to go jump, namely one of our big customers. We are a global company and our clientele include some of the worlds biggest companies.

Several things happened at this point, the sense of relief was amazing, (pun warning!) I felt like a great you know what, was lifted etc. Immediately she offered to get me into lighter duties and was so helpful regarding my hours saying they would be as flexible as possible.

I only have disclosed this to my primary boss and they have stated that it will go no further. I feel I can trust her with this information, I know it is a giant leap of faith telling people especially in the workplace, I guess only time will tell but I do feel so much better for it, takes a bit of pressure off I guess.

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Greg

 




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The mind is like a parachute it works best when it is open. "The Dalai Lama" My blog: http://greghcv.wordpress.com/
Genotype 1a, started tx 1st Feb 2011, for 48 wks. Week 24 PCR 26/07/11 Non-Responder
New TX start date 12th Sept 2016 Harvoni x24 weeks.  VL 7.4 Mil. Week 4 "Undetected"

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