Hep C Warriors Friday Forum Support Group


Welcome to “Hep C Warriors Friday Forum Support Group” here at Life Beyond Hepatitis C.  If you or a loved one are battling Hep C, YOU are a Hep C Warrior!


Hep C Warrior’s go through many phases of battle.  No matter where you are in your journey with battling Hep C you have a support group here who understands.


If this is your first time to join us, don’t be shy, jump in; ask a question, share a helpful treatment tip, ask for prayer, share a scripture that has brought you strength and comfort or shout out encouragement, the important thing is to share what is on your heart.


Just post in the comment section below and be sure to check back to see if anyone has replied to your comment. Feel free to keep the conservation going and reply back. This is how we communicate with each other on the forum.    We care about you and your thoughts.


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“For God did not give us the spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and a sound mind.”  2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV


Anytime we get our focus off of who God is and who we are in Christ, fear can begin to rise in the fore front of our minds.  This is what I call the danger zone, the pits!  It is a very unsettling place to be.  Void of peace.


Can you have peace and still be facing suffering and difficulty?  Most certainly.  Jesus tells us in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”


Max Lucado states in his book, Fearless, “Fear creates a form of spiritual amnesia.  It dulls our miracle memory. It makes us forget what Jesus has done and how good God is.” He continues to say, “The Gospels list some 125 Christ-issued imperatives.  Of these, 21 urge us to “not be afraid, or “not to fear” or “have courage” or “take heart” or “be of good cheer.”   Jesus takes our fears seriously. The one statement he made more than any other was this: don’t be afraid.”


We truly can relate that to any circumstance, any situation we face in our life.  Unhealthy fear is paralyzing.  It keeps us from moving forward into all the God has for us.  So when you feel like you’re heading into the ‘danger zone’ of fear.  Do a quick detour, go straight to Christ and remember His words, “Do not be afraid, for I am with you always.”


How is your week going?  Update your progress.  Where are you in your journey with Hep C? Do you need treatment or recovery help tips?  Do you have a prayer request this week?  Shout out what’s going on.  Your thoughts are important to us. 

Share your comments and update below.


To continue conversation on our support group, place your comment and keep checking back to this week’s support group page to see replies back to your comments. We love to hear from you!


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11 Responses to Hep C Warriors Friday Forum Support Group

  1. Richard s. August 18, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    Good morning warriors, it is a beautiful cool morning at the beach, my perfect weather. May all of you have a blessed week. What Connie said today is so true. Only the Lord Jesus Christ takes away fear. Without Him I am nothing. God bless you all, Richard .

    • Connie M August 18, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

      Hi Richard,
      Thank you for sharing today my friend. I’m so glad it’s cool and nice there. I can imagine the ocean breeze and how beautiful and tranquil it is. How are you feeling this week? Has the pain eased up any in your eye? I hope it has brought you relief.
      I’m keeping you close in my prayers each day.

      Keep us posted on how you’re doing. We care about you.
      Blessings my friend,

      • Richard s. August 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

        Connie, my eye is slowly getting better. Back to UCLA in a week. My vision still is bad in my right eye. It is probably the anti rejection medicine I take for my liver transplant. I heal very slow. The beach is so peaceful. I think the ocean is the most beautiful place in the world. All the warriors are in my prayers. In Christ, Richard .

  2. John Moore August 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    Greetings Richard and to all of you from sunny Northern Utah. Not as hot today as the past few weeks, record breaking temps every day last month. Is great to be alive though hot…….. I have the results back on my tumor problem, and it looks as though they are gone. Praise JESUS. Having the radiation treatment also bumped me up on the transplant list. I could be looking at a new liver as soon as November, and no longer out than a year from now. I’ve agreed to take a hepatic liver so things will progress rapidly. I hope that the Harvoni works again as well as it did the first go around. I do have those moments of fear an trepidation when I think about the process of the whole ordeal. When I start projecting what the operation will entail, my imagination kicks in to full swing. I have to fall back and regroup knowing that there really aren’t things that go bump in the night. Thank you LORD for your protecting hands. I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds my future. I love that quote. I can’t even grasp how terrible it would be to not have HIS everlasting arms to lean on. Pray for those who are lost and confused……

    Peace and blessing’s to you all

    GOD bless you and keep you


    • Connie M August 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

      Hi John M.,
      Oh my friend, thank you for sharing your report. I am so happy for you. Praise God!! Congratulations on the results from radiation. Throwing a little virtual confetti your way today. I’m so glad you’re physicians are moving forward and increasing your MELD score to get a transplant. We will be praying in great detail for you. How often will you meet for test, blood work and exams now?

      Please keep us posted on how things are going. We care about you my friend.

      Cheering & Praying for you!
      Blessings my friend,

      • John Moore August 21, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

        I have a standing order at the hospital lab for my blood work. Every 3 months, CBC, full panel work up. I will meet with me doctor the 26th next month. I’m sure we will work out a game plan then.

        Thanks for caring.


        • Richard s. August 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

          John, I use to get a blood work up every 30 days before the transplant, once they thought I might have liver cancer, as well as mri’s and cat scans. After the transplant it was blood tests every week for 1 year. As I said I was only a patient and not a doctor, but I still think you should go to the Mayo for a second opinion. Liver cancer should be taken extremely serious, in my opinion. God Bless you my friend, Richard .

    • Richard s. August 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

      John, praise the Lord that the radiation put you in remission. I believe your meld score increased because of your liver cancer and not the radiation treatment. Most insurance companies pay for a second opinion. If I am correct, I would consider the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. My friend a year is a long time to wait. Was on the list 13 years in California and 3 months in Florida. God bless you and I know the Lord Jesus Christ is watching over you. In Christ, Richard .

  3. Lisa M October 30, 2017 at 10:49 pm #

    Hello all….My daughter was just diagnosed with hep c and I am completely lost. Is the treatment like chemo? Where do we go from here?

    • Richard s. October 31, 2017 at 9:09 am #

      Lisa, the medicines today are nothing like chemo. They are far superior then before with few side effects. I would get a referal to a good hepatologist in your area. She will need to find out her genotype and what medicines she needs to take. Remember the Lord Jesus Christ is in control. You should take action, because you dont want to end up with cirrhosis or liver cancer. Drink alot of purified water and no drinking or smoking. God Bless, Richard.

    • Connie M October 31, 2017 at 10:02 am #

      Hi Lisa,
      Thank you for sharing with us. One of the first steps after being diagnosed is getting an appointment with a liver disease specialist. This would be either a Hepatologist or a Gastroenterologist. A Hepatologist is primary for the liver and Gastroenterologist deals with stomach, colon, liver, etc… Get an appointment and then talk to the doctor about the necessary tests; Blood work for learning her genotype (virus strain), and RNA (viral load), ALT, AST, GGT, (liver enzymes), along with CBC (complete blood count), etc…. to see where’s she’s at. The doctor my also recommend a sonogram, MRI, or Fibroscan of her liver. All of these tests will help determine the stage of her liver and what treatment is best recommended for her. The doctor will also want to know about any other medical conditions she has for her overall health workup and to help determine which Hep C treatment is best suited for her.

      We have a lot of helpful information on the website to help explain some of the steps she will need to take.
      Eating a good diet and absolutely no drinking alcohol and smoking will also help her liver. Drinking lots of pure water is also very good. But nothing will take away the Hepatitis C virus except for treatment medication, so be diligent pursuing treatment.

      To answer your question about is the treatment like chemo? The new treatments out today are nothing like chemo, the ones from many years ago were, but the new treatments are greatly improved with less treatment time, high cure rates and less side effects. Above all know there is great hope to get beyond Hep C.

      If you care to contact me feel free at; Connie@lifebeyondhepatitisc.com

      Please keep us posted on how things are going and if you have questions or concerns, we’re here for you and your daughter.

      Blessings my friend,

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