Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at A Time
Inspiration and Practical Tips for Successful TreatmentBook - 2013
An advocate, nurse, health educator, and patient, Porter describes her first book, Free from Hepatitis C, as a guide to the disease from diagnosis through treatment, and this book as a toolkit with daily tips and encouraging words--more a coach than a manual. After chapters on how to use the book and preparing for treatment, she walks readers through the 48 weeks of treatment a few at a time. Final chapters consider waiting for results and when treatment does not work. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time provides the practical advice and daily inspiration you need to help you successfully complete hepatitis C (HCV) treatment.
Deciding to undergo HCV antiviral therapy is one of the bravest and most important steps toward health youvåll ever make. As a nurse in the HCV field and a patient who underwent three courses of HCV therapy, Lucinda K. Porter understands how physically and emotionally challenging this experience can be.
In Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time, she provides entries for each day of treatment, offering you a daily dose of relief, encouragement, and tips to help you stay on track. From dealing with fatigue and nausea to nosy co-workers and lab results, Porter shows you how to:
- Prepare mentally, physically, and financially
- Manage side effects
- Set up a support system
- Keep your spirits up
- Celebrate your strength and acknowledge your milestones
- Find additional help and up-to-date information with an extensive resources section