I see from your signature that you will be after surgery starting FOLFOX plus Avastin, ( Avastin, Adrucil, Eloxatin) Pretty much the standard first therapy. Almost everyone on these forums started with FOLFOX and some added Avastin. My wife was able to pretty much kill off her spleen and Liver tumors with those but it had spread to her abdominal cavity and that doesn't respond well to chemo in most cases. You should get some genetic testing done if your oncologist hasn't already scheduled this. Might point to particular genes that are driving the cancer that might possibly be more directly targeted. Find out if you are MSI, MSS type tumors.
You will find a wealth of information about the side effects of these chemo therapy drugs and how to deal with the side effects on this forum. My wife rarely had any issues with Chemo and she was on it continuously for almost 4 years, First FOLFOX, Then FOLFOX plus Avastin, then 5-FU plus Avastin, FOLFIRI plus Avastin, then Irinotecan plus Avastin and Erbitux. The last combination she thought was a piece of cake. Her words. Though like I said side effects were mild and manageable for her. She worked while on it with out problem. It did take a toll on her in terms of fatigue. She was very physically fit, as a lifetime runner. She was diagnosed while training for a marathon. After starting Chemo she continued to run but almost couldn't make it through a 5K. Granted she pushed the envelope some.
Welcome although I am most certainly sure you really don't want to be here.
DW 53 dx Jun 2013
CT mets Liver Spleen lung. IVb CEA~110
Jul 2013 Sig Resct
8/13 FolFox,Avastin 12Tx mild sfx, Ongoing 5-FU Avastin every 3 wks.
CEA: good marker
7/7/14 CT Can't see the spleen Mets.
8/16/15 CEA Up, CT new abdominal mets. Iri, 5-FU, Avastin every 2 wks.
1/16 Iri, Erbitux and likely Avastin (Trial) CEA going >.
1/17 CEA up again dropped from Trial, Mets growth 4-6 mm in abdomen
5/2/17 Failed second trial, Hospitalized 15 days 5/11. Home Hospice 5/26, at peace 6/4/2017