CLD wrote:.. . we talk poop here all day so Id throw it out there for whatever advice I can get . . .
It's exactly the openness here that makes this board so valuable. Hence this humble contribution, knowing that I'm well under way to get out of my my stage IV without any poop issues. My sympathy to all who are less fortunate.
Back to vasectomy: I had one many years ago, possibly some 25 yrs before Dx. Had completely forgotten about the procedure, except that it was so uneventful. The only thing that still sticks out was being so nervous about it all and the doctor's advise not to drive home myself after the procedure. I'm not a doctor, but would be surprised if 'having it done' could in any possible manner interfere with (pelvic) scans.
i had completely forgotten about it were it not for a stupid little traffic accident a few months ago, that caused rib fracture. The X-ray taken of lower-rib / pelvic area then not only showed the usual blurs that only radiologists can decipher, but also prominently displayed the many metal parts that were left in that area, over time. Besides the dozens of clips where my removed liver used to be, and much to my surprise and a some discomfort it also clearly
showed the two tiny clips in the scrotum that were left after the vasectomy . . .
Besides this little embarrassment (unlike the many CT reviews during my C journey), I can't imagine how these clearly visible. tiny little clips, well outside the abdomen, could possibly interfere with any scan, anytime. But you my want to prepare your hubby for what happens when they they are revealed, just in case
. Nothing else to be afraid of.
Dec 2012 - Dx CC
; MM 65yrs, 2 unresect liver mets, CEA 41.8Jan 2013 - colectomy @ spleen (IVa T3N1bM1a)
2/26 nodes, MSI-low
Feb-Aug - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, mets shrink from #3
Sept - 2x failed Portal Vein embolizationOct 2013 - R liver resect
28 hosp days (liver failure, delirium, emboli, encephalopathy) pathology: no cancer cells pCR
2014/15 - recovery; benign polyp Apr '15Apr 2016
1.3/1.4 CEAs and clean CTs 4x2014, 4x2015/16; next May 2017