I agree with doing chemo after the neoadjuvant therapy is the best approach. Had I did what Mozart and PRS did which is chemo after, maybe I would not be in this predicament. Hindsight is 20/20. It's all very scary. The thing that might be worse is if I did the surgery and the liver met appeared, then my family would of been really upset. Either way if I had to do this all over again, I would definitely opt for Chemo after the rest period of doing neoadjuvant chemo.
I hope you never get a recurrence and move on with your life.
Diagnosed at 38 y/o male, 3 kids 7,9,14 - Now 39.
Chemo Rad, CCR - W&W 5/2017
Local Recurrence, discuss options 11/26/2017
CT Scan 11/2017 Liver Met 5.5cm Stable, Stage IV
Port Scheduled for 12/15/2017, folfox/oxapalatin + avastin starts on the 12/20/2017
Blood Clot in Neck 1/16/2018, stop avastin, continue FolFox
TME/Liver Resect 4/3/2018
Biopsy Results 0/8 Lymph nodes clear, margins not clear, CEA now .8, more chemo and possible radiation, outlook looks good, staying positive!!