Four month after surgery.

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Four month after surgery.

Postby Tanya » Sat May 14, 2016 8:51 am

It's been four months since I have a surgery and almost a month when they take out my VAC machine. I fill better but it's still painful.
My insurance will be change from June 1 so maybe I can answer do I need a chemo. I suppose to start chemo in April but the last minute call change everything, so now my oncologist, she stop everything and send me for second opinion.
I tried to be accepted by Sloan but they don't accepted my insurance so I changed.
And finally I have a good news from SSA , they approves me for long time disability.At least it some income.
My surgeon ,he is great,in the conference what they have in Long Island every month between oncologists and surgeons he was able to talk about my case, so he said a lot of oncologists said I need a chemo, but they don't agree yet what kind.So he recommended me to see some one from Sloan or NYU.
Right now I am "stay in home mam" and my kids like a lot.
I am happy to be with them.
I am afraid about my future scan and doctors want to wait until August ( but prognosis is good, I cross my fingers).
When it was your first scan after surgery?
Dx-32y.o. Anal cancer-stage 3.
Aug-Sep xeloda & radiation-30
November 12-MRI-bones clear
November 30-NED
Moms of two (3 & 12 y.o.)
Recurrence -01.19.2016
Colostomy and APR surgery - 01.27.2016
Possibly chemo - June

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Re: Four month after surgery.

Postby LB10 » Sat May 14, 2016 9:56 am

Hi Tanya,
Glad to hear you are healing and enjoying time with your children. My first scan after surgery was 10 months later, 1 year after the last ones. It seemed a terribly long time to wait to me but that was the recommendation from my surgeon.
I hope that your change in insurance allows you to get your second opinion at your hospital of choice. wishing you all the best!

Stage III Rectal cancer
Dx 3/14
4/14-7/14 8 rounds Folfox
8/14-9/14 Radiation/Xeloda
1/15 APR colostomy
46 yo wife & mom

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Re: Four month after surgery.

Postby Nik Colon » Sat May 14, 2016 2:58 pm

My first scan was shortly after, can't remember if it was from digestive issues or not tho.
Stage IVa Sig CC 2 lvr mets 1/12 Ln
(3, =<3 lng spots at dx til 5/16)
=T3N1aM1a 4cmX4mm (lng not included)
dx 12/2014 at age 39
CEA 1/15-4.9, 12/16-4.9 again
neoadj FOLFOX 1/15-3/15 (4tx, 3w/1wo oxi)
Col/Lvr surg 4/23/15 NED
adj FOLFIRI start 6/15-9/15 (8tx, 5w/3wo iri)
1 sml lvr spot/cyst
12/6/16 multi lung spots/mets?
No longer NED :(
My tx ongoing-start 1/20/15
Adding your SIGNATURE, etc

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Re: Four month after surgery.

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat May 14, 2016 4:20 pm

I'm glad you're healing well and hope your pain gets better soon!*hugs* I had my first scan 11 months after my surgery.
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

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Re: Four month after surgery.

Postby jhocno197 » Sat May 14, 2016 8:33 pm

Hi, Tanya, good to hear from you!!
DH - dx Dec 2014, stage IV with bladder & peritoneal involvement - non-resectable
FOLFOX failed
FOLFIRI failed
Tumor actually distending pelvic skin
Not a candidate for last-ditch pelvic exenteration
Stivarga finally begun 2/19/16
Tumor growing/fungating
Lonsurf started 11/18/16
Died 3/10/17

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