NJPoetryGirl, thank you for starting a new topic to introduce yourself. Welcome to the forum! I also have hep C (diagnosed in '93) and cirrhosis. I had liver cancer as a result of the hep C, but have been cancer free for 2+ yrs. now.
I agree with you that it would be best to go on a trip before your b.f. starts hep C treatment. The side effects from treatment can be very, very difficult, and he must be on it for nearly a year. I understand that he is depressed about his mom and may feel he won't have any fun. But really I think the trip would be good for you both. You can try to gently persuade him, but if he simply doesn't feel up to it...put it on hold.
I tried treatment when I was first diagnosed. At the time, the only treatment available was interferon injections 3 x a week, that I gave myself. I had to stop it because of dangerously low white counts. Now, they have added Rebetron and the common term is "the combo." I do have a friend who has been in remission from hep C--no detectable virus--for about 5 yrs. now. It doesn't work for everyone, but for those whom it does work, they are given a new chance at life.
Does your b.f. have any symptoms, such as fatigue (the most common one?)
If you'd like more information about liver disease, look in the folder at the top of the Hepatitis Forum page, entitled Hepatitis Resources.
As Rick mentioned, the people here are very caring and supportive.