Chris, welcome back. Excellent blog you have. Thanks for sharing with us. I send very best wishes for complete success in your treatment.
ETA: Hi! The reason that your hep C was not diagnosed in blood work prior to 1993 is that there was no HCV blood test prior to that. If a patient tested negative for hep A and B, but had symptoms of viral hepatitis, it was called "non-A, non-B." If you had no risk factors for HCV, then a specific test was not likely to be done, even after one became available.
It is good news that the FDA is now recommending that so-called baby boomers be automatically tested for hep C.
Like David, I would have posted this to your blog, but there was no way to do so if one did not have a Google, AIM, or other listed account.
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Liver transplant recipient, Oct. 27, 2011, at Mayo Hospital, Jacksonville, FL
Post Edited (hep93) : 9/19/2012 9:30:21 PM (GMT-6)