Learning to live and die with hepatitis C?

Some 30 years ago I was diagnosed with hep c. My first reaction was, so what? At that time hep c was not as known as it is today. They didn't have drugs like they do now. Owing to the fact that I was still abusing drugs and alcohol I didn't much care. Now today having a sixteen year old daughter and a wife of 26 years, who is twenty years younger than me, I do care and want to cure myself of this virus. I have been on pegatron for 47 weeks through no avail. Now they have a new drug out, but because my red and white cells, platelets are low I am not suitable for this. Can any one share some light on my problem and give me some insurance to this faulting disease that I have. Thank you. Ron