Persevering Through Hepatitis C Treatment and Recovery


Perseverance. It’s hard. It means steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. Yep, it’s hard. But as in the lesson with the tortoise and the hare, slow and steady wins the race!


Are you feeling worn out or discouraged with Hepatitis C treatment or recovery? Are you dealing with a separate but difficult challenge?


I came across this snippet from my Hepatitis C treatment journal and the message still applies to anything I’m drudging through today. See if you relate.


Persevering Even When You Don’t Feel Like


“Today is day 88 of week 13 in my treatment for Hepatitis C. There are days when you feel so ready to stop in your tracks and say, “I’m done.” But the truth is, to get beyond Hepatitis C you have to persevere through every phase even when you don’t feel like it!


I have discovered exactly why the doctor warned me about the effects of summer heat while on treatment. It’s a super charged zapper! I’ve felt awful on every level this week. 


Life goes on even when you’re feeling bad. The lesson I’ve discovered while on treatment is, pace yourself. Stop, rest, give yourself a break (in every way), don’t get tied in knots emotionally because you’re having a bad day or week. You will get beyond this!


In order to get to the other side of victory you have to cross some rough terrain, hang in there, persevere and keep going. You will make it!


For me, this week is about persevering and being in the waiting room. Persevering because I’ve felt physically felt awful, and I’m waiting to get my blood test results. This will be my next RNA (virus load count) and liver enzymes, CBC, thyroid, etc…


I’ve been praying for the Lord to help me except whatever this test shows with strength, courage, perseverance, faith and trust. When I was praying about the results, I felt a whisper to my heart say, “Trust.” I knew shortly afterwards when I was reading my Bible, the scripture in John 14:1 jumped off the page at me and God was asking me to take His hand and trust Him, no matter what.


Whenever I start to think about being in the waiting room and persevering even when I don’t feel like, I hear Jesus’ words echo back in my mind, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God. Trust also in me.” John 14:1 NIV


That’s my theme for this week, persevering and trust. Steady on. Stay the course. Slow and steady wins the race! Even if there is a setback or I fall down, I will rise with Jesus help and continue on.

Dear Jesus, take me by your hand!



Are you feeling worn out or discouraged with Hepatitis C treatment or recovery? Are you dealing with a separate but difficult challenge?

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4 Responses to Persevering Through Hepatitis C Treatment and Recovery

  1. Jose August 7, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    God Bless Everyone!!

    Hi Suzanne, I’m PRAYING for you. May our blessed Lord hold your hand and comfort you throughout your surgical procedure and your recovery. THANK YOU LORD!!

    I guess there isn’t treatment for my Hep C in the near future, but I’ve accepted that. I had trouble accepting that I was infected to begin with, but it was beyond my control. God’s will be done! Seven years ago, I was told I needed a third coronary bypass, I decided against it and I’m still here. THANK YOU LORD!!

    I hit a low point in my life in the beginning of the year. I guess all my medical conditions overwhelmed me and I started feeling weak, tired, fatigued that I thought I was DYING. I had been reading Connie’s blog, and I decided to ask for prayers. Suzanne sent me a note saying that she was praying for me and I would never be alone if I had Jesus in my life. I will always be grateful to Suzanne for taking the time to send me words of encouragement. THANK YOU LORD!!

    Thank you Connie for all you do, you make the world a better place!!



    • Connie M August 7, 2017 at 1:05 pm #

      Hi Jose,
      Awww, thank you my friend. You are very kind. I appreciate that. I have to tell you though, anything good from me is all from the Lord, I’m just his servant warrior like everyone else. You are a mighty Hep C warrior and God has given you a spirit of courage and His strength my friend. You will get treatment -it’s not a matter of if, but when. I waited 20 years for my treatment in 2012 and was cured. I went through 2 prior treatments that failed (with older meds-not even used now) before I did my last treatment with one of the new meds (with one of the first protease inhibitors) that God used to bring me the cure. All that to say, I knew God would work through my waiting time and He most certainly did all the while He was preparing me for what I was called to do.

      He is doing the same in you Jose. God is at work for you right now, even though you can’t see it. Plus, He is preparing you. Keep holding onto Him and remember, “For this I have Jesus, is my daily rally cry.”

      We always love to hear from you. We’re here for you!
      Keeping you close in our hearts and prayers. Prayers for open doors ahead.

      Blessings my friend,

  2. Richard s. August 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    I am praying for you Suzanne. Thank you Connie for your post and Jose for your response. Jose, I understand what you are going through. I had to wait many years when I failed the interferon/ribavirin treatment. As Connie, says the Lord is working behind the scenes. He is always faithful. As someone who has heart problems, I understand. My two cardiologists are in agreement. No operations where the odds are against me. My cardiologist told me a good doctor is one who knows when not to operate. As he always says, do no harm. Our Lord and God Jesus Christ is always there to back me up even when I dont understand. God bless all the warriors, Richard.

    • Connie M August 7, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

      Hi Richard,
      Thanks for sharing my friend. And thank you for praying for Suzanne. You’ve got some wonderful docs. I’m praying for you daily my friend in detail. I hope the pain and discomfort will ease and go away soon in your eye. I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this. Wish I could take it all away and make it better instantly. We will continue to lift you up daily.

      Prayerfully yours my friend,

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