mpbser wrote:My surgery has been scheduled for Friday May 19th. I was told I would be in the hospital for 3-4 nights. My wife is out of town the Tuesday after the surgery so it would be a problem for me to get discharged that day. How long were you in for, if you had a left hemi-colectomy?
Thanks in advance.
I had a right hemi-colectomy in November of 2106. I was only in the hospital for 48 hours. Had surgery on a Friday morning and went home Sunday morning. I listened to people and walked, walked, walked! I left the hospital without taking pain medicines. I was in no pain, except for soreness when getting out of bed or a chair, but it went away within 5 days. Just keep walking!
Best of Luck!
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
CEA- Pre Op (1.9), Pre Chemo (2.5)
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Tumor grade: G3 (surgical) G2 (pre-op)
lymph nodes: 0/24
Surgical margins: clear
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction to oxaliplatin on first infusion-discontinued
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/26/17, 12/12/17 CT Scan NED
CEA- 6/17- 3.6
, 9/17- 2.8
Clear Colonoscopy 10/17