Quick Gift Ideas for Yourself and Others
Help.4.Hep: A self-care app for managing hepatitis C – You didn’t choose this journey, but you can make it your own. A new hep C app is now being offered to help you do just that. The app was designed to help you keep track of how you are doing and surround yourself with people who care. It was designed to help you remain in control. More information can also be found in our blog post Remain in Control with a New Hep C App. FREE
Medisafe Medication Reminder and Pill Organizer app – This app helps you stay on top of medications, updates, appointments, and medical reports with a variety of themes. One of the themes is Star Wars. With it, Yoda warns you that if you don’t take your meds, you will never be a Jedi Master and if you don’t turn the warning off, and hopefully take your pills, it can be set to message a contact person. The force is with you and, in this case, it is FREE.
HCV Guidance App – A digital version of the HCV Guidance, for your mobile device that highlights current evidence-based, expert-developed recommendations for hepatitis C management. It was created by Guideline Central, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).
Donations in your name or in the names of others – Organizations that help those with hepatitis C or help fund research often welcome donations and give tax receipts in return. Some can be found through websites such as CanadaHelps.org, and then by searching hepatitis C or liver.
There are also numerous blood presser, diet, exercise, and heart health apps that may be fun to test during the holidays.
Liver Health Holiday Reminders
- Avoid a lot of alcohol and salt
- Be careful with herbs and dietary supplements
- Drink coffee and/or plenty of fluids
- Eat fruits and vegetables
Tips and resources for surviving side effects of hep C treatments can be found at Tips for Surviving Side Effects.
Liver Healthy Recipe Sources
- Love Your Liver by Hepatitis Australia
- Liver-healthy Recipes by the Canadian Liver Foundation
- Hepatitis C and Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes by hepmag.com
Your best resource for this topic will always be your healthcare provider.
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis. Call 1-800-784-2433.
HELP-4-HEP (hepatitis C helpline)
Help‑4‑Hep is a trusted source of information, support, and referrals—all free of charge to you. Call toll-free: 877‑Help‑4‑Hep (877‑435‑7443). Your call is completely confidential.
Happy holidays from the Hepatitis C Treatment Information Project! May your days be merry and bright!