This new, updated version is the most comprehensive book yet on Hepatitis C. It does not show all gloom and doom and is a very positive read. Explainations of tests, symptoms, and side effects are in easy to read and understand language for anyone. The personal views of patients are great, as they validate others who feel the same way. This book is a MUST for anyone with Hepatitis C or anyone with a family member who has the disease. As a Support Group leader, I plan to use this book extensively and to encourage all members to purchase it as well.
This book provides the calm after learning of a positive diagnosis for Hepatitis C. I want to thank Gregory Everson,MD for his timely and very informative book, Living with Hepatitis C: A survivor's guide. As a nurse I found the book to be an easy read explaining many complex and difficult medical terms. The book is succinct not filled with a lot of statistics and medical jargon. It is pragmatic in its approach to helping the infected person understand treatment options, their potential effectiveness and financial burdens. It never sugar-coats the reality that this is a potentially fatal disease which is reaching epidemic proportion. The book is very sensitive and non-judgemental regarding the modes for viral transmission. The discussion for the need for more organ donors nationwide is excellent and well presented. I think for those living with this diagnosis it is empowering to read the candid comments from Hedy Weinberg the co-contributor to the book who freely...
Living with Hepatitis C by Dr.Gregory T. Everson and Hedy weinberg is a must have and a must read for the 3.2 million Americans who have been diagnosed with Hepatitis C and family members of those who have tested positive for the virus. Dr. Everson begins with the basics at diagnosis and leads you from the beginning of diagnoses and the steps that those of us will encounter when the virus begins to grow. This book will teach you how to interpet blood tests and what signs to be on the lookout for. This book reaches out and shares the insight of families who have a member who has been infected. Dr Everson discusses the grieving process and lends the reader of getting financial aid to help defray the costs. Today there are 3.2 million Americans that have been diagnosed with the virus and it is on the border of epidemic proportions. Dr. Everson discuses organ donation and insights of possible research that may lead to early treatment of Hepatitis C. You'll find that the underliying them...
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