What a horrible experience! I hope it is resolved in time for you to enjoy your vacation.
BTW, I can't believe that your GI doc doesn't have voicemail or any way for patients to leave a message! Not even an after hours answering service? What if the phone is busy when someone calls during the day? That's crazy. Maybe it's time to get a new doctor with a practice large enough to have decent service.
F, 64 at DX CRC Stage IV (or "3 1/2" per Dana Farber consult, LOL)
3/17/18 blockage, emergency surgery, r hemicolectomy
11 of 25 nodes
5 of 5 mesentery nodes, matted
0.5 cm sub-capsular liver met removed
pT3 pN2b pM1
Neg CEA, neg BRAF, mut KRAS, germline mut ATM
dMMR, MSI-H, Neg for Lynch
5/4/18 FOLFOX started
Added Neulasta 6/28/18
7/9/18 CT scans show no masses or enlarged nodes, 2mm indeterminate lung nodule