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