After a CT scan in November showing reduction in the size of the liver and lung mets after 6 rounds of Folfiri/Cetuximab we finally got to see the Birmingham liver team in clinic today.
They have agreed to sign C up for another liver resection operation although they say it will be a very difficult one due to the position of the tumour next to a vein. They have to liaise with Stoke about the lung nodule first to make sure it is resectable so continuing with chemo at the moment. He is due to have treatment number 10 next Wednesday. Once decided there has to be a 6 week gap between chemo and liver operation. So it won't be for at least a couple of months yet.
So good news as the little blighters need to come out. The lung one will have to come out later I think. It is in the same area as the one resected before in 2016 and the lung surgeon said if it came back he would 'chop it out' so hopefully OK this time as well.
The nurse spotted it was C's birthday today so she and the lady registrar wished him a very happy birthday. She asked what did we want to do now to celebrate his birthday and after a long 7 hour day of travelling and sitting round waiting for a late running clinic we said 'Go Home!'