I am a 40 yr old male diagnosed in 91, but probably had it much longer. I am geno 1a, stage 3, 20 % fibrosis, and I do not qualify for transplant. I am starting pegitron and pills next week, and am very nervous. from what I have read so far the side effects are hard. I live alone, and I have no friends to really speak of. I have a sister who is helping me, but she is very busy with her life so I can only imagine so much support from her. I am coming out of the hardest year of my life emotionally, and I am very worried.
We have no lobby and it appears people change when they hear those dreaded words. There is no help. We do not qualify for any help as far as time from work.
Also the cost! It is amazing. even with my insurance, the cost is too much. Does any group exist that will help with the cost. I have applied to one, 'Commitment" I believe, but want to try as many as exist.
Please take a minute. I really need advice, support and friendship too. Thanks.