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by mpbser
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discharged with abnormal ECG
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Discharged with abnormal ECG

Thanks, rock! That's super helpful. The SPECT-CT flow scan that showed the atelectasis with mild pleural effusion four days after surgery said there was only trace fluid in my husband's abdo. All in all, he did extremely well. His surgeon is amazing. Curious why your GR was concerned about pulmonary...
by mpbser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possibly still NED...our story to date
Replies: 90
Views: 6207

Re: Possibly still NED...our story to date

I guess, if you can do deep breathing without the guidance. I personally know that I find apps such as Calm very useful for working on my breathing which tends to be very shallow.
by mpbser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possibly still NED...our story to date
Replies: 90
Views: 6207

Re: Possibly still NED...our story to date

My husband was not and I have a real problem with that. Makes my blood boil.
by mpbser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Dr. wants an ultrasound (liver/gallbladder) SCARED
Replies: 21
Views: 593

Re: Dr. wants an ultrasound (liver/gallbladder) SCARED

Good luck to CRguy and Koreysue on Monday. Sending good vibes and PRAYERS (hope that's ok) your way. Keeps us posted!
by mpbser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post surgery ALT and AST off the charts
Replies: 23
Views: 800

Re: Post surgery ALT and AST off the charts

As per usual, I want to understand EVERYTHING, so I discovered this afternoon that intraabdominal abscess formation after major liver resection is more common when the patient underwent a significantly longer operation. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2264428 My husband's was at least eight hour...
by mpbser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post surgery ALT and AST off the charts
Replies: 23
Views: 800

Re: Post surgery ALT and AST off the charts

kandj, I read what you wrote on another thread "He also had right sided pain and referred shoulder pain following his liver resection. He brushed it off as pain from nerves that were cut and from his arm being held up during surgery. Turned out he had a liver abscess. They are 100% fatal if the...
by mpbser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possibly still NED...our story to date
Replies: 90
Views: 6207

Re: Possibly still NED...our story to date

Were you instructed to do the spirometer breathing upon discharge?
by mpbser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discharged with abnormal ECG
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Discharged with abnormal ECG

The post abdominal pleural effusions and atelectasis usually resolve within a 2-3 days post surgery. The scan that showed these was done five days post-surgery. I definitely think there ought to be follow up. I wish I had known that he had post-op cardiopulmonary issues before I made a stink about t...
by mpbser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Possibly still NED...our story to date
Replies: 90
Views: 6207

Re: Possibly still NED...our story to date

So, here is the latest. What a long week and half!!! I don't know what has been the most difficult: the drama during surgery regarding the conflicting decisions about the pump between the oncologist and surgeon (a story yet to be told), the last minute change of plans with a friend leaving me in a l...
by mpbser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hai pump leak into lymph nodes
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Hai pump leak into lymph nodes

I will keep you posted, boxhill. What we learn at our next appointment with his oncologist may be useful.
by mpbser
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discharged with abnormal ECG
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Discharged with abnormal ECG

Here is the latest: So, there was an appointment for a CT scan on the MSK portal that did not make sense to me as CT scans do not accurately show spots in my husband's liver. Dr. Kemeny's office, when I asked about this appointment, seeking clarification about it, blurted back through the portal: &q...
by mpbser
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discharged with abnormal ECG
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Discharged with abnormal ECG

Yes, that would be his local oncologist. I brought copies of the ECGs to his office this afternoon. I might call him Monday to follow up and see if he wants to see my husband in the near future.
by mpbser
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discharged with abnormal ECG
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Discharged with abnormal ECG

Actually, he hasn't had an abnormal ECG before this except when he was in congestive heart failure in January 2017, right before he was diagnosed. It was normal this August and normal on February 25, 2019. It was also normal on the day of surgery, March 7th, then became abnormal, March 8th. In any c...
by mpbser
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Discharged with abnormal ECG
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Discharged with abnormal ECG

Did anyone have heart problems during surgery/ablation? Because of my husband's cardiac condition, they did ECG monitoring. I looked at the reports which were uploaded to the portal yesterday and am not sure if I should be concerned. Just sent a fax to his local oncologist: Dear Dr. ****, These are ...
by mpbser
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hai pump leak into lymph nodes
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Hai pump leak into lymph nodes

Thanks for sharing that.

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