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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:26 PM

1. I've been deferring treatment for Hep C.

 

Although a vampire probably doesn't want to bite me, I am asymptomatic at this point.

I have deferred treatment for the past two years because the currently approved treatments are both only sometimes effective and quite debilitating. I can't afford to lie on my couch for six months or a year waiting to see if I'm cured.

There are promising new treatments coming down the pike, and a whole lot of interest from Big Pharma, because whoever finds a good cure will be sitting on a gold mine given the prevalence of Hep C.

I'm payin $700 a month for health insurance, but I'm not at all certain my provider will pay for the newest, most effective, least adverse effects drugs.

I hate our whole health care system with a passion. I'm afraid it's going to be the death of me.

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