Stage 4 with liver mets
I’ve recently been diagnosed with stage 4 Bowel cancer which has spread to lymph nodes and throughout my entire liver. They are telling me that due to the extent of the disease, I will never be eligible for surgery and it’s incurable. The plan is to get me surgery to put in a stoma (purely to avoid risk of Bowel obstruction, not removing primary tumour) then give chemo to try and mitigate symptoms and extend life.
I have a 7 month old baby boy who, along with my husband, is my world, so I’m not about to take this lying down!
I’ve read so many stories about people with similar diagnoses where chemo shrunk tumours sufficiently to make them eligible for surgery. However my oncologist has said this is not going to happen in my case due to the extent of the disease. So maybe the good news stories were from people where it wasn’t all 8 sections of the liver affected?
I know I have a hard road ahead of me. I have no idea how long that road will be and don’t think there is any benefit in knowing. I just want to live every day to the full and fight this horrible disease as hard as i can!
Interested in anyone else’s stories!