Hi and welcome ,
The unique thing about this forum to me is it’s been around for a long time . That allows long term stage 4 survivors to come back and encourage others just starting out . I got my eyes on a few of them when my mum was first diagnosed . Thankfully I still have my eyes on some of them . My own mum is 11 years into her diagnosis. Living a good life .
Others are further ahead of my mum .
Treatment was rough I don’t think there was much side stepping that and despite being older than your kids I don’t think we can prevent our loved ones seeing what is happening during treatment . But one way or the other she made it through the cycles and opened up other options . Lots of good scanning and clinical judgements have played their part .
Everyday matters not just those of the future and we set about trying to make them all count .
I wish you every success and as my Irish daddy would say. More power to your elbow .
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .