Thank you for your replies. As you can imagine, my head is spinning and I appreciate the guidance and support ... I started to write "more than you can imagine" but that's silly because I know you can imagine how much it means. I'm struggling a little at the moment, mainly for my husband, but I'm ok. Being off chemo for several months has given me the time to recover, mentally and physically. Having 11 "inoperable" nodules/mets removed in Germany bought me time. I can do this. Thank you all for responding - it really put my mind at ease.
For anyone who is considering going to Germany for the lung surgery, let me be clear: if I had it to do all over again, even if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't change a thing. Not. A. Thing. Germany bought me valuable time and it gave me months of really quality time with my husband. It was worth every penny. Every. Penny. I may go back.
I haven't given up. As the song goes, I still have a lot of fight left in me.
rp1954: if you don't mind, I may be in touch via PM. I have been a member of Life Extensions for over 10 years, off and on.
Thanks again, everyone.
Nov-2009 Early stage CRC found during routine colonoscopy
2010, 2011, 2014 F/U colonoscopies, all clear
Jun-2016 CRC during routine follow up colonoscopy, surgery, Stage 4, KRAS, MSS, inoperable lung mets
Aug-2016-May-2018 Folfox, 5FU & Avastin, 5FU, Folfiri & Cyramza
Aug/Sep-2018 YAG laser surgeries (Germany), 11 nodules (9 mets) removed
Nov-2018 clean CT scan
Mar-2019 New lung nodules
Apr-2019 Nov-2020 Xeloda/Avastin, SBRT, continue Xeloda/Avastin
Dec-2020 Progression, considering all options