Terrible day but we made it

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cmewrrie
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Terrible day but we made it

Postby cmewrrie » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:14 am

Surgeon went into labor right before my husbands case. Her back up was not a colorectal surgeon so they canceled. A friend got in touch with the head oncology surgeon and it was a miracle that he took our case and they literally chased us down as we were leaving. 4 hour surgery took 8 and sadly the LAR became an APR. butt cancer is gone and DH is in good spirits today.

I'm wiped out but glad to see him after such a tough day.
wife of DH (04/24/15 dx: age 43) Low RC T3N0M0 stage 2
4/27/15 clear CT
5/18 - 6/25 chemo/rad (ended xeloda on 6/19 due to side effects)
8/12/15 - ULAR scheduled - APR performed due to location - path showed T1N0M0
9/25 begin 5 rounds of xelox
10/30/15 - switch to xeloda only due to allergic reaction
1/22/16- last xeloda!
3/27/16 - post treatment CT - clear except soft tissue presacral area (possibly scar tissue) CEA .5
4/20/16 - post treatment colonoscopy

Vol
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Re: Terrible day but we made it

Postby Vol » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:20 am

So glad it worked out. Lots of good thoughts and prayers coming to you and your DH.

Vol
Dad - 51
Father of 3 girls (27, 26, 20)
08/15 - Resection 08/15
08/15 - Dx - Stage 2A - High Risk (perf colon), 0 of 27 nodes
08/15 - Start - 8 cycles Xeloda, first 4 with Oxaliplatin (done in February)

ozziej
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Re: Terrible day but we made it

Postby ozziej » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:26 am

Sorry to hear you and your DH had such lousy luck. :( I hope that he is feeling comfortable and you are now getting some sleep.
All the best for the recovery and adjustment period.
(((hugs)))
Jan
F 56 dx 11/14 Stage 1 RC (post EMR)
No neo-adjuvant or adjuvant chemo/RD
3/15 ULAR (open) temp loop ileo
5/15 ileo reversal
NED and hoping to stay that way!! : )

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cmewrrie
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Re: Terrible day but we made it

Postby cmewrrie » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:15 pm

Thank you. We are fortunate to have benefited in the hands of one of the top oncology surgeons in our state so while the permanent ostomy is something that will take getting used to, I'm confident he did what was necessary for curative results. Can't complain about that. :)
wife of DH (04/24/15 dx: age 43) Low RC T3N0M0 stage 2
4/27/15 clear CT
5/18 - 6/25 chemo/rad (ended xeloda on 6/19 due to side effects)
8/12/15 - ULAR scheduled - APR performed due to location - path showed T1N0M0
9/25 begin 5 rounds of xelox
10/30/15 - switch to xeloda only due to allergic reaction
1/22/16- last xeloda!
3/27/16 - post treatment CT - clear except soft tissue presacral area (possibly scar tissue) CEA .5
4/20/16 - post treatment colonoscopy

Ontario Guy
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Re: Terrible day but we made it

Postby Ontario Guy » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:17 pm

Learning to deal with an ostomy isn't a walk in the park, particularly if you aren't expecting it. But it is one heck of a lot better than the alternative.

All the best to both of you.

OG

cathy123
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Re: Terrible day but we made it

Postby cathy123 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:40 pm

So sorry things didn't go according to plan with the surgeon and the lar/apr. That would be very stressful. Hope he is recovering comfortably and glad they think they got everything! As you say that is the most important thing.
Cathy

Diagnosed 10/14 low rectal cancer age 43
Clinical T2NXMX
Radiation/xeloda 12/14-1/15
LAR with temp Ileo 3/15
pT2N0M0, lymphatic invasion 0/37 nodes
4 xelox, 1 xeloda only
Reversal 9/15
Mom to 9&11 year olds

Sams wife
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Re: Terrible day but we made it

Postby Sams wife » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:06 pm

Good luck with recovery since I missed surgery post.
Husband dx 1/13/15 St.2 CEA 7.1
Chemo/25rad 2/15 till 4/24/15
5FU/leucovorin
Surgery 6/8/2015 Stage IIa T3N0MX microscopic cancer left
Watching 4 lung spots
0/5 lymph nodes. Lap. APR
25% less 5FU/leucovorin 7/14/2015 x 26 CEA 3.4
25% more 5fu 9/2015
9/16/15 CEA 7.7
1/16/16 @ 9.2 during allergy?
3/16 New lung spot 4x4 mm
6/16 CEA 6.9 spot 5x5

Nik Colon

Re: Terrible day but we made it

Postby Nik Colon » Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:01 am

Happy things turned out good

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Terrible day but we made it

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:10 am

Wishing your husband a smooth recovery.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)


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