Skypup wrote:Well, I never thought this might be an option for me, but my liver mets have shrunk enough that one aggressive liver surgeon seems willing to take me on even with LN mets (because they are relatively indolent). I don't know for sure yet, but I get to go to MDA to talk with the surgeon Wednesday.
Really great news, Skypup! I'm so excited for you! Hooray for indolent, lazy LN mets!
I didn't have a 2-stage liver resection, but I had two major surgeries relatively close together (3 months apart). The first surgery included a liver resection and apart from craving every orange vegetable ever created (pumpkin, sweet potatoes, etc.), I recovered relatively quickly. I started back on chemo 3 weeks after surgery and stayed on it until 2 weeks before my next (lung) surgery. It didn't seem to take me any longer to heal because of the chemo, but I did have trouble gaining back the weight I lost. Generally speaking, liver mets are more dangerous/aggressive than your LN mets so getting them taken care of seems like a smart move!