Me, me, me! I had to wait about 15 months for my first surgery, so it does take awhile for some of us. I needed my (many) tumors to shrink to a more resectable size.
I would second the suggestion about going to an NCI-Designated cancer center because they are 1) more experienced in cutting edge treatments, and 2) more aggressive in their treatment options. Be proactive, be strong, and never give up!
Stage IV, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
Adjuvant Xeloda 3-9/12
VATS rt. lung 12/21/12 - benign granuloma!
NED 3/17/12 to 6/13/2019, CEA<1