Peranadar wrote:Had the surgery , very large tumor 6cm
If it makes you feel better, my tumor was 12cm (about the size of my fist or so I was told).
Peranadar wrote:Been giving myself needles in the stomach daily of a blood thinner. This is like horror to me but I have only 4 to go of 28. It's been just over 3 weeks since surgery. Had staples removed after 10 days and had and still have a fair amount of fluid leakage from the wound that nobody seems to be concerned about.
Ugh. I didn't have to do those blood thinners, thankfully. Also, my surgeon used surgical glue for the incisions vs. stitches or staples. Did you have laparoscopic or did they have to open you? That can make a difference on heal time.
Peranadar wrote:Suddenly I'm feeling heavy burning sensations on the right side where the colon was removed and wonder if anyone else experienced this. I'm on zero pain killers for fear of masking something that could be wrong....?
I saw someone already asked if you have a fever. That would be an indication of an infection. Others have noted in other conversations having some pain at incision and/or resection spots for quite a while. Another thought is that surgeries can damage some nerves, and this burning might be some of them re-awakening so to speak. When it comes to questions on if something is okay to be feeling, err on the side of asking. Better to have them tell you that you're worrying needlessly than to not ask and find out it's something wrong.
Peranadar wrote:Nodes have been sent for lab testing and I'm to return to oncology in one month to find out where we go in the chemo world.......
Honestly, this last quote is the whole reason I wrote again. A month to get your results?!?! That seems like a really long time. I remember getting the results before I was even ready for them, and feeling almost rushed into the next step(s). Generally, if they are going to do adjuvent treatment, there is a window of time to start it at about 4-6 weeks post-surgery, so not even discussing results for a month seems... questionable to me.
All food for thought. Don't be afraid to speak up. You're the one that has to go through this, not the doctors. Give 'em heck.