A P.S. to my earlier reply... although my husband has never had anything to indicate he might have HepC, he had to stop giving blood because of my having it or so he was told by the Blood Bank folks. Bummer. He used to be a blood donor on a regular basis.View Thread
Diagnosed Non A/Non B ~1983 caused by blood transfusions following a car wreck 1968, HepC ~2002 Unable to complete either of 2 treatment options. No further abnormal labs (blood work), no complications, all liver enzymes within normal limits. Married for 49 yrs. Husband has never had any cause to think he might be infected. No abnormal labs, nothing to indicate HepC ever. Was told by medical professional that very unlikely I'd give it to him. Since it's been 45 yrs come this Dec. don't anticipate my hubby will come down with it. Please do follow up on this with a MD or other medical person to make sure. Your husband would do well to get checked out I would think. It would be good for both of you to know for sure. Hope all works out for you. God bless.View Thread
That's the thing. Back then I believe they still only had Non-specific A Non-specific B so she doesn't know what type she was labeled with. And we (parents) don't remember either. It was such a no big thing & we weren't given any instructions or advice or interventions. Surely they would have told us something about what to do about hep whatever. She's called the MD's office-he's retired, all records destroyed. She's seeking other MD input to challenge the ins denial. I have Hep C contracted from blood transfusions after a car wreck in 1968 before blood was tested & was diagnosed Non-A Non-B about 1983-84 following a very sick spell. The only intervention was all my family (husband, daughter, 2 sons) had to take gamma globulin shots. I didn't have to take anything but was in the dog house big time because THEY all had to get the shots. Nothing further developed until late 1990s/early2000s when I had gallbladder surgery. MD said he noted a spot on my liver during surgery & advised I check it out. Because of that little spot Hep C was determined to be the culprit. I tried 2 series of treatments (peginterferon, ribavirin, et al) but unable to stay on either due to side effects. My liver enzymes have always been within normal range & the good Lord has watched out for me as I've had no complications due to Hep. As for my daughter, I would think if nothing has transpired since way back when she probably wouldn't even have to mention it. Don't know. We'll see what happens. Thanks for responding.View Thread
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