I have a better understanding of your situation now.
This is your second treatment, geno 1A, you're 57, 6'2", 274 lbs.
You are treatment experienced, so you know this is a huge mental battle.
If you study the Gilead charts, there's two treatment paths for your situation, with cirrhosis (also known as stage 4 fibrosis).
Harvoni with ribavirin for three months. If I remember correctly, about a 96% SVR rate. I forgot the relapse rate.
Harvoni alone for six months. <--- preferred, if you can influence your doctor to prescribe this option you will be happy to not deal with ribavirin. 99% SVR rate, 0% relapse rate.
However, if you decide to go the shorter ribavirin route, more power to you.
Perhaps you need a second opinion. The local university medical college is a good place to find the cutting edge of treatment.
Make sure you go to the Gilead website and check out the copay program. If you want to save money, that's the way to go. I didn't know about it when I did Sovaldi, I payed a $400 copay. I only paid a $5 copay with Harvoni.
Keep in touch, brother.
Oct 15, 12 wks Post Treatment, HCV Undetected, all enzymes normal except bilirubin 1.7
Past Treatments: Geno 1a, Compensated Cirrhosis
Jul 15, End treatment Harvoni 24 weeks
Dec 14, Alt/Ast 365/207, Bili 1.1 (normal)
May14: Post treatment PegInterferon, Ribavirin, Sovaldi (12 wks) Undetected / Relapse / Fail
Feb 14, Alt/Ast 628/395, Bili .8 (normal)
2000: Interferon, Riba (48 weeks)