I have just found out I have Hep C, I am 51 years old, I think I may have had it for almost 30 years, though I can't be sure. I have been fatigued for the last 5 years, I had some blood tests done for high blood pressure and that's when I found out. I started getting a pain in my side about 4 months ago, I quit drinking completely 3 months ago though I have been a heavy social drinker for quite a few years, It wasn't difficult to stop as I think I was more dependent rather than an alcoholic, and I would regularly quit for weeks at a time. No judgement for anybody who is by the way, I was/am no angel when it comes to self abuse. I just wish I had known earlier so I could have stopped earlier.
I see the specialist this week for the first time, so I really don't have a great deal of information regarding the state of my liver. The fatigue still hits me but the pain has lessened.
I was devastated when I found out, but I am trying to come to terms with it and learn all I can about my condition. I am trying to stay healthy, eating well and getting back into exercising. I just don't know where I stand at the moment or what to expect, the waiting is the hardest but at least I am getting professional help.
It's a very lonely situation as I am sure many of you understand so I joined this group to get some support and hopefully as I progress I can help others also.
Thanks for listening.