Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time

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Hepatitis C Treatment One Step at a Time

Inspiration and Practical Tips for Successful Treatment

Author:

Lucinda Porter
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Description

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 youÌll 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

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Product Details

  • Publication Date September 19, 2013
  • Page Count 248
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303526

Editorial Review(s)

"Porter provides invaluable advice, tips grounded in personal experience, and readings to help cope with each day of treatment. A 'must-have' for anyone embarking on an HCV treatment regimen." - Midwest Book Review

“Registered nurse, health educator, and advocate Porter (Free from Hepatitis C), a long-time hepatitis C specialist, defines the path for hepatitis C patients receiving antiviral therapy and does so with the credibility and compassion of a patient and a comrade-in-arms...Like a Lonely Planet guidebook, this well-written and timely volume will be dog-eared and wrinkled by the end of treatment; likely, too, it will be passed on to the next traveler.” — Publishers Weekly

"It is possible to cure hepatitis C, without sacrificing your life to its treatment. This book of daily readings will guide you through the process, support you, and inspire you to reach the finish line." - Christopher Kennedy Lawford, New York Times bestselling author of Recover to Live and co-author of Healing Hepatitis C

"As we make progress in healthcare and reaching the 3.2 million people in the U.S. who have hepatitis C, patients seeking treatment will need practical tools and genuine hope. This book offers both." - Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, U.S. Representative, Georgia,(D-GA), Co-Chair, Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus

"Think of this book as your personal assistant –it will guide you through HCV treatment with facts, expert guidance and inspiration to help you stay the course." - Alan Franciscus, Executive Director, Hepatitis C Support Project, Editor-in-Chief, HCV Advocate

"There are many sources of information for patients to learn about hepatitis C treatment. This book is not just another of those resources. Lucinda Porter’s book not only provides accurate and useful information, it addresses the importance of healing mind, body and spirit. Through her professional and personal experience with HCV, Porter is a role model for anyone ready to tackle this disease." - Martha Saly, Executive Director, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

"Lucinda Porter is in a unique situation to understand the many aspects of living with hepatitis C, and this book is another generous occasion for her to share her experiences. Lucinda encourages patients to empower themselves with knowledge of hepatitis C, and the result is a wonderful book." - Andrew Muir, MD, Duke University

"Gives each patient the tools to enjoy the moment, overcome his or her fears, and conquer this disease...This book will be useful for a long time.” —Robert G. Gish, consultant hepatologist, co-author of The Hepatitis C Help Book

"Hepatitis C treatment is not a walk in the park but with Hepatitis C—One Step at a Time, you have a friend to guide you down the path to living without hepatitis C." - Lorren Sandt, Executive Director, Caring Ambassadors Program, Inc.

About The Author(s)

Lucinda Porter RN

Lucinda K. Porter, RN, is an advocate, nurse, health educator and patient devoted to increasing awareness about hepatitis C. She is the author of Free from Hepatitis C and speaks and writes for the HCV Advocate among other publications. She has been nominated for a 2013 Silver Stethoscope Award and lives in Grass Valley, California.

Table of Contents

"Foreword by Diana L. Sylvestre, MD, co-author of Healing Hepatitis C
Introduction
1. How to Use This Book
2. Readings to Help You Prepare for Treatment
3. Readings for the First Twelve Weeks
4. Readings for Weeks Thirteen through Twenty-Four
5. Readings for Weeks Twenty-Five through Thirty-Six
6. Readings for the Final Twelve Weeks
7. Readings for While You Wait for Results
Conclusion
Further Information"

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