Allison, I also want to welcome you to the forum. Your SS disability expertise can be helpful to others on here. Meanwhile, I take it that your husband is on a transplant list, but you are wondering how long he has to wait for transplant? That depends on the availability of a donor.
The question of How Long? is impossible to answer, as liver disease is such an individual thing. It is best not to even focus on that, but to do what needs to be done now and to enjoy the time you have left, as much as possible...though I understand that's rather difficult when the patient is so sick.
Please do remember to take some time for yourself, as PG suggested. And again, a big welcome to our family.
Kierstin, thank you for that helpful information. I have bookmarked it for future reference.
David, I just wanted to welcome you to the forum. Congratulations on your successful transplant! Also thank you for the information you shared. I've been going to Mayo Jacksonville since '05 and they do have many more patients overall than they did at that time, especially since their hospital opened its doors about 1 1/2 years ago. Prior to that, Mayo Clinic patients had to use St. Luke's Hospital, which was inconvenient for both patients and doctors.
I hope you will come here often. We love to hear success stories, especially from the patients themselves.
Wishing you continued good health!
Having insurance and "the right kind" does make a difference.
I know I contracted my hep C in '68 or '69. I started having extreme fatigue in '89, but it wasn't followed up until '92 when they finally had a test for hep C. Once a person starts to have symptoms, things tend to go downhill fast. The next thing to become available adds a 3rd drug to the cocktail. There is probably research being done on stem cells, as well.