Monday, April 20, 2009

Debbie Friedman: Lechi Lach


Mary Beth said...

Wonderful! Thanks!

I have a prayer request. My older sister, Sarah, who also has rheumatoid arthritis, has just learned that the Hepatitis C that she contracted via IV drug use 35 years ago is back, and that she has a very high viral load. She hasn't had symptoms for many years and we don't know yet how much damage there is to her liver.

The treatment is apparently chemotherapy, and I don't know how that would coordinate with the RA meds. A partial liver transplant from a living donor is possible if she is in end stage liver disease, and the two of us have the same blood type (different from the rest of the family). I don't know what other compatibility factors would come into play if that were to be a preferred course of action. I would of course be glad to be the donor if it came to that, but it's a little daunting to consider.

Please keep her in your prayers, and the rest of her family and friends as we support her.

Mary Beth said...

ps: she is also bipolar so takes a heavy load of meds for that too. sigh.