I am also stage 4, one metastasis to the lungs that should be operated in two weeks. After the operation no more chemo is planned but only follows up. So far I am feeling very well and take one step at time. I live in Norway so protocols are a bit different there. My father had CRC when he was 64 and lived 10 years, did not die of cancer, he was incredibly strong during the whole treatment and I think this helps me to stay positive. I have two kids and got to give them a as normal life as possible.
Keep us updated about your PET scan results.
45 year old, mother of 2
Dx rectal cancer 10.2017
At least T3N2aMX (suspect metastasis to one lung 8 mm)
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy
25.01.18 laparotomic lar, hysterectomy, ileostomy
05.03.18 core needle biopsy of lung, updated to stage IV
07.05.18 CAT scan, lung metastasis 11 mm
04.06.18 ileo reversal
26.06.18 wedge VATS
24.08.18, 31.02.19 CAT scan, ok
12.09.18, 06.02.19 scope, ok. CEA 1.6
19.11.18 clear coloscopy