Hep C is not a death sentence!! Last week I saw a friend's dad. He is a very sprite and healthy 90 years old. He thinks he got hep C from a blood transfusion when he was in his 30s. Thats 60 years. He still drives, though not that much anymore. I dont think he found out until 10 or 15 years ago and he has never beeen treated.
Sadly as I am sure you realize it doesn't always work that way and it is the number 1 cause of liver transplants in the us and I believe europe. A lot of us on the forum are here because we just found out we have the disease and need information, or because our disease is advancing and we are doing our best to find a way to eradicate it or slow the progression.
It's nice to see someone post something positive like this.
There are some folks who just never have any issues, despite being infected. My hepatologist tells me that in some 20-30% of people, the virus never causes any damage, despite their being chronically infected.
Super cool story. May we all have that much good fortune.
Thank God it is not alwaysa necessarily a death sentence. With numbers from 3mil to 5 million in the US alone infected by this disease.....it'd be pretty tragic. But since we don't know if we will be one of the statistics or not - this is why we proactively treat to the best of our ability. Thank God we can try to extend our lives in this manner.
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