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teri3
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VATS surgery complete

Postby teri3 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Hi gang! I had my left lung thingy removed by VATS Monday 10th. Some ways it was worse then expected in others not so bad. I had quite a bit of pain the first couple days but today not so bad. It took me a day to figure out the pain meds. I have surgery for the right ling thingy Monday 24th. After that hopefully I will be long term NED!
HUGS
Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?

Pita
Posts: 636
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:48 pm
Location: So Calif

Re: VATS surgery complete

Postby Pita » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:27 pm

Glad to hear the pain is lessening Teri and good luck and prayers with the next side and then Congrats on NED!!! oxo
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

stu
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Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: VATS surgery complete

Postby stu » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:33 am

Excellent news. Next time you will have the pain meds all sorted too.
Take care,
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection

DarknessEmbraced
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Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: VATS surgery complete

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:19 pm

I'm glad your surgery went well and that you figured out your pain medications!*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 01/21/2016
NED 11/10/16

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mypinkheaven
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Re: VATS surgery complete

Postby mypinkheaven » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:24 pm

Yippee! You'll be back in your dog taxi business in no time! I'm very happy for you! 8)
MSS, KRAS Wild
9/2012 Colon Cancer IIB Lft Colectomy 0 lymph nodes 0 Chemo
10/2013 CT clear
11/15 CEA 2.7 to 4.6
11/15 CT Thickening of uterus
11/15 Biopsy - colon cancer
12/15 Complete hysterectomy.
2/16 Pelvic radiation - 25, brachytherapy - 3.
4/16 - 6/16 Xeloda
6/16 CT Several lung nodules less than 5 mm.
8/16 CT Nodules still present. Most stable. Some growth
10/16 CT Same ^. Onc recommends no tx :evil:
11/16 Transfer to UCSD Moores Cancer Center
12/16 Folfox + Avastin failed
2/17 Folfiri + Erbitux

mariane
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Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:16 pm

Re: VATS surgery complete

Postby mariane » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:10 pm

Teri,
Great news !!!!!! Stay in NEDville forever! :)
mom of almost 8 years old twins, dx @ 40 with stage 4 upper rectal cancer, liver mets on 6/26/2015, CEA 140
8/2015 - beginning chemo: 4xFOLFIRINOX, 2xFOLFOX, 8xFOLFIRI, 10x5FU, 12xFUDR
4 surgeries, complete pathological response
CEA<2 since 10/2015
NED since May 2016

I praise God for every day with my family!

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Rob in PA
Posts: 1965
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:16 pm
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: VATS surgery complete

Postby Rob in PA » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:16 am

Great news Teri! !!
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Folfox-8
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

teri3
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Re: VATS surgery complete

Postby teri3 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:11 am

Thanks gang! Righty is to be removed next Monday
Hugs,
Teri
58 yrs old female
MSS KRAS mutation G12V
adenocarcinoma sigmoid colon dx 11-14
sigmoidectomy 11-14
Stage 3A
3 out of 20 lymph nodes involved
started FolFox 1-27-15
11 rounds FOLFOX last one 6-30-2015
7-29-2015 PET clear
5-14-2016 CT 2 nodules one in each lung
Confirmed pulmonary metastasis stage 4
FOLFIRi + Avistin started 8-16 11 rounds complete 12-16
CT 12-16 nodules shrunk chemo break wait and see :?

sdino
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Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:32 pm

Re: VATS surgery complete

Postby sdino » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:11 am

Hi Teri3, good news ! Just wondering, my wife has bilateral mets 15 total, with the largest measuring 1.2 cm left lung w/14 other nodules measuring less than 9 mm. Currently seeing oncologists @ Roswell Cancer Inst. and Sloan Kettering which neither have not mentioned anything about addressing these except to take a wait n see approach w/Chemo. I’m very anxious/frustrated on her lung mets. Is this standard ? I guess my question to ALL are there too many of these mets to consider surgery ? 2nd question is there an excellent place (hospital) that performs VATS/Lung surgeries on mets that I can learn more about ?
Thx.
Caregiver for Wife 52 yrs old
DX: 11/16-CC sigmoid colon 3 cm, Lung Bio-Adenocarcinoma Stg IV
Mets: 1.2 cm now 7 mm lung w/14 other nodules less than 6 mm.
MSS, KRAS-mut G12D; TP53;
Completed 12 rounds Folfox/Avastin + Oxi 11/16 to 5/17
CT Scans: 11/16; 1/17 lung mets/colon shrinkage; 3/17 lung mets no change, shrinkage lymph/colon tumor, 5/17 colon & lung met shrinkage
CEA: 16 - 11/16; 4 – 12/16; 0.7 – 1/17; 0.5 – 2/17; 0.6 - 5/17


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