Hello and welcome Panthyra,
Like you I ignored my HVC for years (in my case decades). Actually, looking back it was always niggling away at the back of my mind. Now I love that when I do recall, it is with the sense of rejoicing in its now being gone.
First steps for you are to get that blood work, then seeing as how you've no support nearby you'll (as Splitdog says) want to make an appointment with the doc here. For that you'll need to know:
which genotype you have, and
an idea of whether you have any fibrosis and if so, how bad.
If you cannot get a fibroscan, then do't worry, the liver function blood test panel results provide a proxy for estimating fibrosis score.
Keep asking questions too, it doesn't usually take many hours for someone to come on this forum to get an answer.
Go well! Mnem
G2, infected maybe in 1971?
Diagnosed HVnon-A non-B 1980s, revised to HVC 1990's.
Treatment naive. Fibroscan & bloods all normal ranges.
Viral load 7million,
began Redemption trial4, 12-week generic Sof/Vel (Incepta) 2017. Week 4 UND, Week 12UND, SVR24
Thank-yous to my doctor for the script, to Jan at FixHepC for wrangling, and to Dr Freeman for courage.
Kia kaha e hoa ma!