Back to Sloan Tuesday to meet surgeon

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Badass
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Back to Sloan Tuesday to meet surgeon

Postby Badass » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:48 pm

Well, I met the oncologist, Nancy K, on Wednesday and got a call Friday that they had "teamed" me and I am to meet with the surgeon on Tuesday- Dr. Jarnagin. I believe he is the same surgeon Gaelen had- as I read through old posts to learn more about the program at Sloan. He has great online reviews and is director of the liver program at Sloan. I am hoping to get a surgery date soon!

Spent the day playing with two litters of puppies at my dog's breeder's home. No better way to forget cancer!

Jane
R.C. 12/23/11 at age 52 T3N0M0
3/1/12 completed Xeloda and radiation
5/4/12 LAR & Ileostomy
6/7/12-10/4/12 6 rounds Xelox
11/27/12 Reversal
7/13/13 1 liver met
8/13 Met resection /hai pump
4/14 Chemo completed (Irinotecan/5fu/fudr in pump)

radnyc
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Re: Back to Sloan Tuesday to meet surgeon

Postby radnyc » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:34 pm

You're in good hands, Dr. Jarnagin did my liver resection and HAI pump implant 3 years ago and I've been NED since. MSK is a world-class institution and you'll be taken care of accordingly. I recommend you make an appointment with their Integrative care department and get their opinion on diet, supplements and exercise post surgery, I believe it's helped me a lot. Good luck!
Al
DX Jan '10, at 47
Feb - colon resection - 2/17 nodes
April - liver mets - Stage 4
3 months Folfox chemotherapy
August '10 liver resection and HAI pump
7 months chemo FUDR HAI and Folfiri systemic
NED since August 2010
Last treatment April '11
HAI Pump removed Dec '15

lauragb
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Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:25 pm

Re: Back to Sloan Tuesday to meet surgeon

Postby lauragb » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:50 am

It sounds like you have an excellent plan from the best. I am glad to hear things are moving fast so you are on your way to getting this behind you.

Hugs and light to you.
Laura
RC 3B 7/2011 @ 53
Chemoradiation 5 weeks 8/11
LAR-Hysterect-temp ileo
pCR, 0/23 nodes
Folfox 1/12, Xeloda 2/12 to 5/12
Reversal 5/12
SBO,lysis of adhesions 12/12
NED 11/12, 11/13, 6/16

ams5796
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Re: Back to Sloan Tuesday to meet surgeon

Postby ams5796 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:05 am

I'm glad you're in such good hands at MSK. I had lung mets taken care of there so I have no professional affiliation with Dr. Jarnigan, but I do have a personal one since I grew up with him. Our families were very good friends when we were children. When I had my recurrence my mom was talking to his mom and the next thing I knew I was going to MSK (and Nancy K.) upon his recommendation. Anyway, he's a great guy and obviously a very smart one. We're pretty proud of him around here. He came from very humble means and he's now saving lives. Impressive!


Good luck.


Ann
Stage 3C (or 4?) Rectal Cancer 01/07
2/10 lung mets
3/11 VATS
6/11 VATS
7/13 lung met
2/14 SBRT
NED 8/14
5/17 scan and MRI found treated spine met

Badass
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Re: Back to Sloan Tuesday to meet surgeon

Postby Badass » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:11 pm

Thanks everyone!

Al, I was VERY reassured by your post.

Ann, wonderful to have a personal view of him and hear he is a decent man. Surgeons can be tough. Thanks for sharing that history.

Laura- Great to hear from you. How is "the progress?"
Jane
R.C. 12/23/11 at age 52 T3N0M0
3/1/12 completed Xeloda and radiation
5/4/12 LAR & Ileostomy
6/7/12-10/4/12 6 rounds Xelox
11/27/12 Reversal
7/13/13 1 liver met
8/13 Met resection /hai pump
4/14 Chemo completed (Irinotecan/5fu/fudr in pump)


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