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I'm Home!

Postby Phuong » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:43 pm

Thanks to everyone who posted replies to my previous question. I had a portal vein embolization on Wednesday and it went so well! I watched the whole procedure on the screen and was completely facinated. They kept offering me drugs - sedatives during the procedure and pain meds after. I didn't need either. I went home the next morning with very little pain. I had to take a couple of Tylenol (doctor recommended) once I got home because I have been moving around so much more. YAY!!!


P.S. Gotta get my signature up. Can someone point me in the right direction to set that up?
dx'd Stage III Rectal (T3 N1 M0)
Now Stage IV mCRC

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Re: I'm Home!

Postby Bev G » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:06 pm


I've been a bit out of it lately and haven't met you. I'm Bev, and so glad you found the Board, and very happy for you that your procedure went well. Here's hoping they all do. Hope you'll let us know if there's anything we can do for you!

All the best,

58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Re: I'm Home!

Postby BrownBagger » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:29 pm

Hi Phuong. Welcome to the Club. I'm glad your procedure went well.

To create/update your signature, hit the "User Control Panel" link in the upper lefthand corner of this page, then click on the "Profile" tab, and then choose "Edit Signature." Unfortunately, there's a character limit, so you have to be creative if you have a lot to show.
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Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
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