If you are only doing systemic chemo, it may never get you to operable. I don't know where you're being treated or even what chemo you are on, but I was told by 4 oncologists that surgery was not an option for me. That was until I visited MSK in NYC. Not only did they remove all the cancer in my liver, but they implanted an HAI pump to hopefully prevent a recurrence - no guarantee, but I'll take any advantage I can get.
Are you being treated at a major cancer center? Have you obtained second, third or even fourth opinions? If not, I urge you to contact a facility that specializes only in cancer care.
Colonoscopy 2/17, 5cm tumor descending
Diagnosed stage iv, liver mets 3/17
Colon resection 3/17
Told surgery not an option, get my affairs in order
Meet w/MSK team 5/01/17
Liver resection/implant HAI pump 7/17
HAI pump chemo(5rds) 8/17-2/18
Spot on chest CT 10/17
Lung biopsy (that was fun) 11/17
Nocardia bacterial infection w/spread to brain (this is serious) 11/17
IV antibiotics 12/17-2/18
Oral antibiotics 3/18-12/18
Clear of cancer since surgery