Hello, new member. I'm a 44 year old native american female from south Dakota. I Recently found out on August 12 that I have hep c. I contracted it by intravenous drug use. I did all the tests the doctor asked of me but I have yet to go back next week to find out more results. Doctor said that there is help for a cure as long as I stayed sober and did what he asked of me to do. I have been clean n sober 4 months now. I came back from living on the streets boozing n then drugging. It had gotten to a point where I had ended up in the ER so I made the decision to go home to family n get help. That's how I learned of contractin hep c. I knew at the back of my mind that I probably did have it. Truth b told the doctor told me. I didn't say anything or have a reaction so his words to me we're " don't yu have any questions? What are yu feeling?" he had this tone in his voice like I was suppose to b hysterical, crying or both n I wasn't because I already knew deep down that I would and there's no point in actin out. I havent told my parents or anyone close to me cuz I do not want anyone feeling pity or sorry for me. That's the last thing I need and also my younger sister has had hep c for couple years wit cirrhosis. She's still drinking today. It's hard on our parents that she's choosing to ignore her illness. My bf whom I'm wit today knows n is supporting me n helping me but yet I still feel so alone n isolated. I will kno more of my test results n what will be done next week. Thanks for listening.