I had Genotype 3 which is harder to treat and made worse by cirrhosis which occurred over twenty plus years. Far as I know I am still clear of the virus after DAA treatment.
Using GP2U (Skype) was pretty okay here in Australia and the generic medications easy to obtain, though at that time they were not free, but still affordable. In Australia we have something called the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and now the DAA's are subsidised (read only need a token payment and the government pays the rest).
Read lots of posts on this forum from people in America, and people who cannot get the DAA's through your insurance schemes there, appear to manage to get them anyway at an affordable cost.
The "Not for me but for my kids, they need a father" resonated with me as my own General Practitioner said similar to me when I told him I was going the generic DAA route through GP2U.
I think getting DAA's in America is not as simple as it is here, but from what I have read in the forum it is doable, and there is lots of advice here how to manage this.
Hep C ain't anybody's friend and take it from me, life is that much better without it.
GT3a 1990 Failed Inter 1998, comb in 2000. HCC 2012
Started 24/52 Sof/Dac 27th October 2015.
1. Bloods 2 October 2015: AST - 165 (20-40), ALT - 265 (5-40), GGT 189 (5-50)
2, Bloods 20 November 2015: ALT etc normal; VL 19
3. Bloods 8 January 2016: AST - 40, ALT - 59, GGT 48 VL RNA UND
4. EOT 12 April 2016 - blood tests: all is well, CT scan: okay
5. AFP 11 June 2016: 4 ref< 11
6. VL July 2016: DET
7. Oct16 start treat - June17 UND
8. Jun 18, lfts okay, platelets a bit low.