My husband was diagnose with Hep C, in 2009 after he had neck surgery. His doctor at that time said it was nothing to worry about and they kept giving pain pills with Tylenol and 800 mg Motrin 6 times a day. He lost his job due to he ended up having 3 more neck surgeries. So he lost his coverage and had to go on county for awhile, they still continued the same regimen that the previous doctors and they never kept an eye on the hep c. He then got coverage again with another hospital and they checked his hep c and it had worsened quite a bit. Then about 2-3 months later they did some more tests and he now has cirrhosis. She then sent him to a GI doctor and he said yes he has cirrhosis and at that time he wanted to do an extensive ultra sound and then a cat scan to rule out cancer. It came back definitely positive for cirrhosis but no cancer thank god. We were getting to move at the time from California to Oregon. He has been to the hospital 2 times in the last few months for esophageal varcies, he was vomiting blood severely. He has had 4 bandings done to date with 1 more to be scheduled. He has severe abdominal pain all the time, join and muscle pain, confusion, and nausea. So his primary care doctor order a extensive ultrasound and he now has 2 spots on his liver. They have not talked about treatment till this date. I am hoping he can get on Harvoni soon but he still may need a liver transplant.

He is now experiencing problems with his eyes, can these diseases cause problems with your eyes? He is not also having problems walking with out pain in his hips. Can these affect his hips too? His Primary Care Doctor and his GI say no but I think I have read somewhere that yes they can. If this is true why don’t these doctors know about it?

He depressed cant sleep and feels useless as a man. He cant work and his Social Security Disability Benefits are not much. But I have read that hopefully his Medicare and his Moda plan will cover what needs to be done.

I have to go back to work, but I am afraid to leave him alone sometimes he falls. I don’t know what to do.

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