Hello all -
So, I know this have been covered in other posts, but I'm having a hard time finding the details. I'm scheduled to go in on Monday for a follow-up at MSK. We're going in laparoscopically the make sure disease in, indeed, confined to liver, and if it is, they will place a pump. Can anyone tell me what the timeline for this looks like? If the lap looks good, do they right in? Is pump placement open ? How long to do you stay in hospital to recover from pump placement?
This is crazy, but we are trying to figure this out because my husband is having his knee replaced on Thursday!
Jackie (that's my actual name)
1/8/19 DS Stage 4 with Liver Mets
1/11/19 Successful Colon Resect -- 12 inches of transverse colon removed
2/9/19 PET scan with disease confined to liver
2/18/19 Started Folfox -- CEA 70
5/1/19 -- Scans show progression -Switch to Folfiri
5/8/19 - BRAF mutation -- switch again to Triplet Therapy: Encorafenib, Binimetinib, Cetximab
6/13/19 - CEA dropped from 214 to 22
7/16/19 - CEA 2.8
8/1/19 - CT scan reveals 4 liver mets shrunk -- all under 3.1 CM.