How long in hospital after surgery?

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mpbser
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How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby mpbser » Wed May 10, 2017 3:13 pm

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.
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm width T1 N0
CEA: 1.4 Pre-op; 2.1 2 days Post-op
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal expression of MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53

Ron50
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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby Ron50 » Wed May 10, 2017 4:08 pm

I lost part of my transverse and descending colon. My doc was old school ,he did not believe in key hole , he opened me up from groin to sternum. I remember my wife asking at the time if that was really necessary . His reply 'big gut big cut'. He looked at every thing closely including running an ultrasound over my liver. I was in hospital for ten days. In hindsight longer probably would have been better, hospital is designed for post op problems, your bed at home isn't and nurses don't let you over do things. Best of luck with it ,Ron.
dx 1/98
st 3 c 6 nodes
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mpbser
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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby mpbser » Wed May 10, 2017 5:03 pm

Interesting, ron50. I might bring this up with my surgeon. Thanks!
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm width T1 N0
CEA: 1.4 Pre-op; 2.1 2 days Post-op
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal expression of MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53

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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby LPL » Thu May 11, 2017 12:32 pm

Hubby did not have a Hemo-Colectomy and he had open surgery (the Surgeon said: "I need to see it all"). His surgery also included a Colostomy reversal so probably not easy to compare to yours. Anyway, he had his surgery on a Monday and was discharged the next Monday.
Good Luck with your surgery.
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
Adenocarcenoma pt 35x15x9mm G3(biopsi) G1(surgical)
Mets 3 Liver resectable
T4aN1bM1a Stage IVa 2/9 LN
MSS, KRAS-mut G13D
CEA & CA19-9: 5/18 2.5 78 8/17 1.4 48 2/14/17 1.8 29
4 Folfox 6/15-7/30 (b4 liver surgery) 8 after
CT: 8/8 no change 3/27/17 NED for now :D
:!: Steroid induced hyperglycemia dx after 3chemo .. hospitalized, insulin -> Metformin
Surgeries (open):
3/18 Emergency colostomy 5/23 Primary+gallbl+colostomy reversal (+port) 9/01 Liver mets

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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby scohow66 » Thu May 11, 2017 12:47 pm

Hi - I had robotic LAR few weeks ago. Spent 3 nights in hospital. Was an initial T2N0M0, but had complete path result after rad/chemo in Dec/January so went to ypT0N0M0. No lymph node involvement. Have small scars from robotic incisions and larger along my waistline where they removed the rectum. Basically all was removed and I have a colo anal connection. Temp loop ileostomy for about 3 months so right now dealing with recovery.

Best of luck!!

Scott
51 Year old male
Dx with RC 10/2016 (T2N0M0)
Port implanted 11/2016
Rad with 5FU December 2016-January 2016
LAR robotic with temp loop ileo 4/2016
ypT0N0M0 - cPR to chemo/rad

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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby KElizabeth » Thu May 11, 2017 12:51 pm

I'd say 4 to 7 days would be a good range. I think I was in for 5 days. It goes quicker if you are diligent about getting out of bed and walking around to get things working again.
I hope you have a smooth surgery.
Female age 38- ,two kids, age eleven and fifteen.
Colon Cancer - DX March 2013
Age 34 at DX - Stage III B
Resection surgery -May 2013
FOLFOX - June, 2013 to Sept, 2013
5FU plus leukavorin Sept, 2013 to Dec, 2013
METs liver and lungs discovered Sept, 2015
KRAS - MSS
FOLFURI plus Avastin - Sept, 2015 - current
Art therapy January 2015 to current
CEA at recurrence:10.1/august, 2015
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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby Beckster » Thu May 11, 2017 6:19 pm

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!
57/Female
DX:(CC) 10/19/16
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Tumor grade: G3 (surgical) G2 (biopsy from colonoscopy)
TNM: T3N0M0/IIA
Positive lymph nodes: 0 out of 24
Preoperative CEA- 1.9, Pre Chemo 2.5
Lymphovascular invasion
Surgical margins: clear
Lynch- Negative
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction to oxaliplatin on first infusion-discontinued
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/26/17- CT scan and bloodwork (cea 3.6) NED :)

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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby Hey Daddy » Thu May 11, 2017 7:09 pm

My son was in the hospital for 5 nights following surgery (+3 prior to surgery). When he left the hospital he was told he could do anything he felt up to doing. This may be good advice for someone my age but for him not so much. He ended up back in the hospital a week later for a few nights.
DS dx CC Stage IIB (T4N0M0) 3Aug16, 21 yr old
poorly differentiated, lymphovascular and perineural invasion
CEA 29
Colon resection 4Aug16
CEA 2.5
Genetics testing negative
6 mo FOLFOX Sep16 - Mar17
CT Scan Mar17 clear
Colonoscopy Apr17 clear
CEA 1.8
NED

mpbser
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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby mpbser » Fri May 12, 2017 4:54 am

Thanks, everyone!
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm width T1 N0
CEA: 1.4 Pre-op; 2.1 2 days Post-op
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal expression of MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53

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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby C2WAVE2 » Fri May 12, 2017 6:10 am

Hey Daddy, curious what happen? Did your son over do exercise afterwards , and caused problems?

Thanks Chuck
4/24/17. 55yr Male, Dx RC near Retcum/Sigmoid junction
O4/28/17 Ct
O5/04/17 MRI
Prelim. T1 N0 M 0 CEA 3.2
O5/23/17 Surgery, LAR 4.5" incision to remove tumor Temp Ileostomy
6/1/17 Pathology report 6.5 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm tumor, Adenocarcinoma,
Moderately to Poorly Differentiated , 0/27 Lymph, T2N0M0
08/02/17 Ileostomy Reversal

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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat May 13, 2017 3:28 pm

On November 20th, 2014 I had half of my sigmoid and half of my rectum removed in an open surgery. I went home on November 26th. I hope your surgery goes well!*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 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17

Hey Daddy
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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby Hey Daddy » Sat May 13, 2017 10:27 pm

Chuck, I think it had more to do with eating than exercising although one usually drives the other. Also, he had a significant obstruction to begin with and I believe the trauma to his colon kept it from bouncing back to normal working order as quickly as it might have otherwise.
DS dx CC Stage IIB (T4N0M0) 3Aug16, 21 yr old
poorly differentiated, lymphovascular and perineural invasion
CEA 29
Colon resection 4Aug16
CEA 2.5
Genetics testing negative
6 mo FOLFOX Sep16 - Mar17
CT Scan Mar17 clear
Colonoscopy Apr17 clear
CEA 1.8
NED

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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby JudiB » Sun May 14, 2017 1:29 am

I had a resection of colon and rectum around the junction in January 2017. I had laproscopic surgery and was in hospital for 10 days with 6 in ICU. I walked a lot in hospital to try to get things moving because I was told that I couldn't go home until there was evidence of full transit. Whilst the hospital corridors do get rather boring... I joked with the cleaners that I knew every corner...maybe as well​ as they did! It seemed to take a long time before my bowel started working, despite all my efforts, however I was glad to have that time being "looked after" because it meant that I was in good form when I came home.
Good luck with your surgery and recovery.
May 2004 Breast cancer lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy, Tamoxifen 5 years, then Femara 2 years.

Jan 2017 resection around colo-rectal junction
T2bN1 M0
March 2017 Chemo Folfox started. Oxaliplatin for 4 treatments, then just 5 FU and Leucovorin for remaining 8 treatments.
June 2017 clear scan
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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby Cookie » Sun May 14, 2017 9:41 am

My left hemicolectomy was performed robotically and I was in the hospital for six nights. I probably could have gone home sooner, but I wasn't releasing gas despite walking the halls, even marching and hopping at times. Good luck!
Left Hemicolectomy 2/23/17
Stage 1 colon cancer

mpbser
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Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Postby mpbser » Sun May 14, 2017 11:42 am

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the input.
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5/17 - Lap left hemi
Adenocarcinoma
5 x 4 x 1 cm
low grade
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
lymph nodes: 9 of 54
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm width T1 N0
CEA: 1.4 Pre-op; 2.1 2 days Post-op
MSS/MSI-L
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Immunohistochemsistry: Normal expression of MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2
Tumor DNA variants: MTOR, APC, TP53


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