Hi everyone, thanks for your replies and support as always. So tomorrow is two weeks since liver resection and I have to say I'm doing better than the dilapatated mess I was after HIPEC.
Saw my surgeon on Friday, got staples out and then he said to me, "Okay Rhea, I have some news that's going to make you cry."
He then told me they got pathology back on liver. 4 tumors removed, and they were all completely dead. No living cells, fried from chemo. A complete response. After that, my good pathology from HIPEC, all the scans, he was happy and comfortable to tell me I am currently cancer free!!!! Now of course I know that's not cured, I know what stats are on cancer coming back in stage 4, but when I was diagnosed I was told by several doctors and nurses that this day wouldn't come for me at all.
Next step, looks like post op chemo, going to go back to my oncologist in the next couple of weeks. My surgeon would like him to look over everything and decide if I should get the chemo before ostomy reversal or not. From everything I have read it seems like we should do the post op chemo sooner rather than later, meaning delaying the ostomy reversal which bums me out a bit, but hey, I'm cancer free so nothing should bum me out right now!!! Any thoughts/advice on this? The thought is that my resection and HIPEC was already over two months ago, and if we did ostomy reversal first, it would be still a month out to do the leak test, then healing from that surgery, then starting chemo with new plumbing? Seems like maybe not a great idea...
Anyways thank you guys so much for the continued support. What a year! Hell it hasn't even been a year!
12/7/12: 30 yrs. old, Dx stage 4b.mets to liver, ovary, nodes, ommentum.
7 months chemo, shrinkage!
8/26/13 HIPEC, colon resection,hysterectomy, appndx, gallbladder out.
9/12/13:leak in colon, temp. loop ileost, home 9/18
11/3/13: liver resect.
1/2014 Ostomy reversal, one week later, abcess surg., fistula, tpn.
No more chemo, NED since 11/13