Surgery tomorrow and white count

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Youngjen81
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Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby Youngjen81 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:27 pm

Just saw my labs came in online. I finished xeloda 8 weeks ago and my wbc is only 2.8! I'm positive my doctor will review labs in the AM but I'm wondering if he will postpone surgery? Anyone here familiar with this circumstance?
Diagnosed at 35 after 8 years of symptoms
T3n1m0, clinical diagnosis, suspicious spot on iliac crest and left lower lung, unchanged
28 radiation, with Xeloda 3000 mg
LAR with temp ileostomy 6-21-16, pCR!
Ileus and blockage, 12 day hospital stay
Port placement 7-26-16
Fofox begins 8-2-16
Mom to 4 boys(2, 10, 11, 22) they are my world!
Mother diagnosed 5/2016
Clinical stage t3n2m0, cysts on liver and kidneys
Last day of chemoradiation 7-28-16, can't wait! It's hard seeing my Mom in pain

Pita
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Location: So Calif

Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby Pita » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:38 am

Mine is 2.8 also, so hard to get it up after radiation. I had #1 injection of Nuelasta today, #2 tomorrow and next week also.
I don't know the answer to your question but I have an appointment with a thoracic surgeon later today and planned on asking him that. I'll look for your answer if you find out first.
Take care and hope it all works out for you!
70yo Fem DX: 1/21/2016 RC Stage IV-Nodules lungs
MSS-Kras Wild-Lynch Synd Neg-Lung Biopsy 1/27/16-Port 2/19/16
MRI 7/7/16 Endometrial polyp found, watching LAR 7/19/16, No Ileostomy, Stage ypT3 N1
CT 11/7/16: Most mets stable,1 shrunk,1 new??
CEA Tests: 1/21/16=20, 12/22/16=5.3, 1/20/17=4.8, 2/15/17=6.2
9/20/16-1/24/17 Folfuri & Avastin
#10/10 Done
PET/CT 2/10/16-1/31/17=Some shrunk & growth to 2, Avastin failing ??? :evil:
2/21/17 Folfuri & Avastin

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Youngjen81
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Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby Youngjen81 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:13 am

Sure hope we can get this done tomorrow. This prep has been rough. I was prescribed flagyl and neomycin after the bowel prep. Now it 2 am and I'm up vomiting. Erg.

Thank you for your response. Best wishes to you.
Diagnosed at 35 after 8 years of symptoms
T3n1m0, clinical diagnosis, suspicious spot on iliac crest and left lower lung, unchanged
28 radiation, with Xeloda 3000 mg
LAR with temp ileostomy 6-21-16, pCR!
Ileus and blockage, 12 day hospital stay
Port placement 7-26-16
Fofox begins 8-2-16
Mom to 4 boys(2, 10, 11, 22) they are my world!
Mother diagnosed 5/2016
Clinical stage t3n2m0, cysts on liver and kidneys
Last day of chemoradiation 7-28-16, can't wait! It's hard seeing my Mom in pain

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:08 am

I hope that both of you won't have to wait for your surgeries!*hugs* Youngjen81, I hope the vomiting stops!*hugs*
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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Youngjen81
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Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby Youngjen81 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:45 pm

Surgery is done! Working on pain management now. Feels good to have it done
Diagnosed at 35 after 8 years of symptoms
T3n1m0, clinical diagnosis, suspicious spot on iliac crest and left lower lung, unchanged
28 radiation, with Xeloda 3000 mg
LAR with temp ileostomy 6-21-16, pCR!
Ileus and blockage, 12 day hospital stay
Port placement 7-26-16
Fofox begins 8-2-16
Mom to 4 boys(2, 10, 11, 22) they are my world!
Mother diagnosed 5/2016
Clinical stage t3n2m0, cysts on liver and kidneys
Last day of chemoradiation 7-28-16, can't wait! It's hard seeing my Mom in pain

Pita
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Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby Pita » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:54 am

Glad to hear your surgery is done!
I did ask the surgeon today and he said he would cancel surgery if the count was 1.0. My oncologist has said in the past that if my count got below 1 he'd put me in the hospital immediately.
Good luck with the pain and recover quick.
70yo Fem DX: 1/21/2016 RC Stage IV-Nodules lungs
MSS-Kras Wild-Lynch Synd Neg-Lung Biopsy 1/27/16-Port 2/19/16
MRI 7/7/16 Endometrial polyp found, watching LAR 7/19/16, No Ileostomy, Stage ypT3 N1
CT 11/7/16: Most mets stable,1 shrunk,1 new??
CEA Tests: 1/21/16=20, 12/22/16=5.3, 1/20/17=4.8, 2/15/17=6.2
9/20/16-1/24/17 Folfuri & Avastin
#10/10 Done
PET/CT 2/10/16-1/31/17=Some shrunk & growth to 2, Avastin failing ??? :evil:
2/21/17 Folfuri & Avastin

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:13 am

I hope your pain is well managed and wish you a smooth recovery Youngjen81!*hugs*
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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Youngjen81
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Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby Youngjen81 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:12 am

Recovery has been long. I developed an ileus and was discharged at day 7 assuming it had healed. Within hours at home I was vomiting uncontrollably. I was readmitted and am now on day 12 at the hospital. Erg.

I feel guilty for complaining. I had clear margins. I am so thankful.

However I am so ready to be home. I miss my family and I miss taking care of myself. My back is constantly aching. I had 3400 ml output yesterday - one extreme to another. Can't get sleep and have increasing anxiety.

Vent over. Thanks for listening.
Diagnosed at 35 after 8 years of symptoms
T3n1m0, clinical diagnosis, suspicious spot on iliac crest and left lower lung, unchanged
28 radiation, with Xeloda 3000 mg
LAR with temp ileostomy 6-21-16, pCR!
Ileus and blockage, 12 day hospital stay
Port placement 7-26-16
Fofox begins 8-2-16
Mom to 4 boys(2, 10, 11, 22) they are my world!
Mother diagnosed 5/2016
Clinical stage t3n2m0, cysts on liver and kidneys
Last day of chemoradiation 7-28-16, can't wait! It's hard seeing my Mom in pain

AbbyDoo
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Location: So.Ca.

Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby AbbyDoo » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:49 am

Sorry your having such a hard time with your recovery. 12 days is along time and I hope things get better for you soon. Walk the hallways if you can it will help things get moving. Congratulations on the clear margins.
53 yrs old
4/30/15 colonoscopy Mass found
5/21/15 staged 3 C rectal cancer
7/3/15 finished xeloda and radiation 28 rounds
9/30/15 LAR
10/29/15 picc line installed
11/2/15 start chemo 5 fu Oxaliplatin
3/7/16 Finish Chemo
4/29/16 Ileostomy Reversal.
7/13/16 colonoscopy clear.
CRC survivors know there Sh%t

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:20 pm

I'm so sorry to hear you're having such a hard time!*hugs* I hope that things get better soon so you can go home!*hugs* Wonderful to hear about the clear margins!
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! :)

jhocno197
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Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby jhocno197 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:01 pm

Sorry your recovery is going so roughly! Hope you get to go home soon!
DH - dx Dec 2014, stage IV with bladder & peritoneal involvement - non-resectable
Colostomy
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

lauragb
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Re: Surgery tomorrow and white count

Postby lauragb » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:38 pm

Sorry to read you're having a rough time. When you start trying to reintroduce foods, even liquids, go extremely slow, a bite or 2, then walk, repeat. If you start burping or hiccuping, quit eating. I know it's hard but you will get through this. Take care.
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


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