Like so many other stories I've read tonight, this is also my first venture into the chat/forum world. While hospitalized for the past week with asthamatic bronchitis, I was told that I also have Hepatitis C (no they didn't charge extra!). I've only been in the hospital once before and that was just for 1 day. I'm already freaked about the asthma & now this. I'm am just so totally petrified. I have an appointment with a liver specialist on Wednesday. Are my children and grandchildren in danger of catching this from me. The very thought terrifies me. Am I going to be able to work? I know that these are questions that I'll have to ask my doctor but all of this is racing through my mind and I can't stop it.