Here's the statute (Civ. proc 351):
If, when the cause of action accrues against a person, he is
out of the State, the action may be commenced within the term herein
limited, after his return to the State, and if, after the cause of
action accrues, he departs from the State, the time of his absence is
not part of the time limited for the commencement of the action.
The time stopped running while you were out of the state (day for day). There are other things that might toll the limitations period, mostly revolving around your inaccessibility for being sued.
However it sounds like a suit started now is well outside the SOL even with the tolling.