Wednesday, 29 February 2012
More letters from heppy doc today. Now that he has a longer medical history for me, he has been able to consider everything he knows about my hepatitis carefully. The last two clinics I had with him he took a blood test to detect my hepatitis B viral load (thats a measure of how much of the virus is detectable in my blood). Both have come back detectable, albeit very low. This contrasts with one I had done in 2010 which came back Undetectable. Prior to that nobody had ever taken a viral load test as far as I'm aware.
So he wants to discuss starting me on treatment, probably Tenofovir those lovely blue pills in the picture above, if I am agreeable. So I go to see him on March 26th (our wedding anniversary, that'll be easy to remember if I do start treatment!).
Having had this for 30+ years and never been on any medication for it, at the moment this feels like a major step. Backwards or forwards I havent yet decided.