As I wait I have been reading as much info as possible and digging into my past. My mother passed away in the eraly 80's after her battle with this horrible disease. Not much they could do back then because they didn't know much. I was born in 1973 and according to my dad ( I don't speak to him nor does my brother my sister does long story she keeps him inforemd I guess) he said I was only 3 babies that they knew of ( I assume the birthing center U of W that's where I was born) that were born to infected mothers. My mother found out she was sick when she was 19 she had already had both my brother and sister. Then I came along she died at 30. My dad also said at that time they gave all three of us kids hemoglobin shots. I believe that's all that was done and we were never tested. After she died my dad tried to erase her. I read on the cdc web site that chronic hep c can cause other problems one being Glomerulonephritis ( IgA Nephropathy ) which I was diagnosed in 1987. Still know one put two and two together. Both my DR's (kidney and regular)said I have probably had it hep c all my life. It has also been reported and I was told to follow up I have really high iron they never knew why this has been going on now for years but they just keep checking it I have never worried. Wonder if it's related. I really can't wait for answers thanks for letting me get this all out!
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