Hi, Teasabug/Teresa! Welcome to the forum! I'm so glad to hear that the treatment has apparently worked for you. I pray that you will stay in remission or clear of the virus. I was diagnosed with chronic active hep C in '93...contracted it in the late 60s from sharing dirty needles/IV drug use. about 2 1/2 years ago, I developed liver cancer from the HCV. A year ago, after having chemoembolization and TheraSphere treatment to shrink the tumor (which was huge), I had the right lobe of my liver removed. Since then, I've developed 2 incisional hernias at the same site. Will be having the 2nd one repaired on the 29th.
I also suffer from osteoarthritis and ostenecrosis (bone death.) I have had bilateral hip replacements and the left one has been redone twice.
I tried interferon treatment early on, but couldn't tolerate it. I'm now considering the combo treatment after I heal from surgery.
I don't believe your joint pain problems have anything to do with your liver. They may be residual side effects from treatment, or you could have some form of arthritis. Does the pain wake you up or make it difficult to fall asleep? You do need to mention this to your doctor and perhaps see a rheumatologist if your symptoms persist.
I know you have your hands full with a 9-month old!
Good luck with your tests and please let us know the outcome!