I was reflecting this evening, just after my 67th birthday, and just before Mother's Day. I am 3 years post treatment this month. I was genotype 4a, had it for probably 40 years, never knew I had it until just before treatment, when I was asked if I had ever been tested for it during an er admission. I never knew there was a specific test for it, and assumed I didn't have it, even though an old boyfriend had died from hepatic cancer.
I was one of the first people to have Sovaldi in San Diego, in addition to Ribavirin and Interferon, for 12 weeks. I have been HepC free ever since! I still have buzzing in my ears (which started 1 week into treatment), but no other ill effects from treatment.
I want to thank this community for all the love, support and education you gave me, it would have been so much harder without you.
Live long and prosper.