light at the end of the tunnel
I've been looking at posts for a while and decided it was a good time to share my story.
I am 36 on dec 2011 I was diagnosed with metastatic (liver) colon cancer.
With no symptoms in my normal life, suddenly I had high fever, went to a hospital and looking for answers doctors performed an ultrasound scan and saw the liver mets; that was the beginning.
I started chemo (FOLFOX + CETUXIMAB) ASAP and a one month later I had an occlusion so I had a non-programmed colon surgery that went just fine.
After that, I followed chemo and after 5 sessions I was ready for liver surgery.
Since I had about 15 liver mets I was not suitable for a regular surgery, so I had a revolutionary and new surgery technique done called ALPPS that allowed doctors to resect a big portion of my liver. I followed chemo one month after surgery and completed a total of 11.
After that i did scans regularly and was feeling as good as ever. I was riding my bicycle, drinking beer, travelling, enjoying family and life, etc.
All went well until April 2013 when they found 3 new liver mets + some lung mets.
When I spoke with my oncologist he mentioned I should be prepared for lifetime chemo; I think that was the worst part of all.
I feel I need to see some light at the end of the tunnel, I does not matter how long the tunnel might be....
I am on FOLFIRI + Cetuximab every 2 weeks, I already done 3. In a couple of weeks I'll be doing another scan and will know where we go from there.
Excuse my English; it is not my mother tongue
Hugs for everyone out there
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