Hi I am brand new to this forum and I am so glad I found it. A little about me, I was diagnosed with hep c in 1999 thru the recovery program I was in and failed two treatments after. Before starting the new hep c treatment last year I was placed on the machine that took the place of the liver biopsy. I think it is called a Fibrosis Scan and it is painless. I found out that I had stage 4 cirrhosis then. When I asked my doctor after the test if everything was ok he stated the results were concerning and he was upbeat and stated we are going to get the hep c. To my surprise my doctor left and I was given a new doctor at the VA. Yes I was treated with sovaldi and Thank God it worked and the virus is still out of my system months later. During my treatment I even had to have an endoscopy which proved good and long story short I am compensated. I feel great, work out 3-5 times a week in the morning, and I work for a major grocer and thanks to sobriety am going on 14 years with this company. I have been clean and sober and have been for many years. Now my concern, when I ask my doctor if this is going to impact my life they really don't have an answer for me so therefore my mind goes in a tailspin. My doctor states that getting rid of the hep c is a Win and that they are going to take another test on that fibrosis machine in 6 months. I believe the goal is for my liver to go from 4th stage to 3rd stage. It will be my first time back on that machine since I got rid of the hep c. I have a coworker friend that I confide in and I tell him, "Dennis, is my life coming to an end and if so wouldn't the doctors tell me this?" Dennis states that they would have told me to get my affairs in order and he tells me to quit reading into things that I am fine. I know none of us have a crystal ball but can I possibly live a normal life for the rest of my years I have left? I am going to be 52 in March and all I would like is to grow into an old man 35-40 years from now. Will that be possible? Last, I am a weekend warrior on the food I.E. bacon and eggs, steak, carnitas and other good Mexican food ect. This is usually during the weekends. During the week I am more disciplined. I want to Thank everyone for your time and I look forward to the feedback. Happy Holidays everyone!
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