About This Blog

This blog is focused on the events that happened to me in March of 2008 when my family and I discovered that I was going through liver failure.
My wife and I found out that I had the Hepatitus C virus (HCV) in 1997. Over the years we had routinely visited the doctor and monitored my blood levels to track the virus. We knew eventually that I might get sick. We just didn't know when...
Or how sick.
Sometime after the turn of century I had a liver biopsy. The biopsy revealed minimal scarring which was very encouraging. The doctor thought I might have 10 or 20 years before I started seeing problems. I had 5.

This blog is my story of Past, Present and Future as I wait for a liver transplant. There is no order. It is just stuff.

-January 24, 2009


  1. Hello. My family is going through the same thing, hep c and all. We just got out of the hospital last week from getting the Tips procedure. Greg, my husband, almost bled to death from a large vein in his stomach. We didn't have a choice. They took him by helicopter to another hospital near by. We also have a "spot" on his lungs. We are going in this Tuesday for a ct scan and possibly a biopsy. We are not on the list yet. The spot is holding us up. It is the last step in the process of getting on the list. I know what Lois is going through. I know what your family is feeling. We have two kids. It is a roller coaster. Sometimes you feel so lost and there is no way to wrap your head around what is going on. I hope all goes well for you. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and don't look back. God Bless, Karen

  2. Karen,
    I have had a lot going on over the past couple of weeks. I'm sorry it took so long to respond. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I hope the spot on Greg's lungs turns out to be nothing. Please feel free to email me if you want. I would be happy to hear from you and see how Greg's test results came out. Please take care.