Hi, Karen! It sounds like your evaluation went well. Glad you were able to do a little sight seeing. I had to giggle a little about your assessment of S.F. I grew up in NYC--Manhattan. When I went back in April for a visit, I felt like I was in heaven. I love all the activity, things to see and do, at all hours of the day and night. I live in a big city now, but they basically roll up the streets by 9 PM, and it's certainly nothing like NYC.
Anyway, I am going to see my hepatologist on the 9th of Sept. to discuss treatment. She told me that most people in the U.S. have genotype 1, which is the hardest to treat, and requires nearly a year on treatment. Everyone I know who has gone through treatment says it's really awful...makes one really sick. She assured me that they now have medications to counteract the bad effects, including low white count.
It's going to be a difficult decision. I'm tired of being fatigued all the time, but also don't look forward to being sick for 11 mos. On the other hand, if I don't get treatment, the hep C could again cause liver cancer in my remaining lobe...in which case I would need a transplant. I seem to change my mind about it every other day. So you will need to do some research and ask plenty of questions.