Surgery is over

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Aqx99
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Surgery is over

Postby Aqx99 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:07 pm

Surgery went well. In addition to the LAR and ileostomy, my surgeon also felt that my ovaries needed to be removed. I've already been for a walk, with plans for another later tonight. My mom and husband just left, so I'm goin to try to get some rest.
Anne, 39
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
Diagnosed at age 39
2/21/17 Diagnosis
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR with temp loop ileostomy, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 Started CapeOx
7/24/17 Diagnosed with precursor ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
1/18ish Reversal

jhocno197
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby jhocno197 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:21 pm

Thank you for the update. Hope your​ recovery is smooth and quick.
DH - dx Dec 2014, stage IV with bladder & peritoneal involvement - non-resectable
Colostomy
FOLFOX failed
FOLFIRI failed
Tumor actually distending pelvic skin
Not a candidate for last-ditch pelvic exenteration
Stivarga finally begun 2/19/16
Tumor growing/fungating
Lonsurf started 11/18/16
Died 3/10/17

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WriterGirl1969
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:18 pm

Aqx99 wrote:Surgery went well. In addition to the LAR and ileostomy, my surgeon also felt that my ovaries needed to be removed. I've already been for a walk, with plans for another later tonight. My mom and husband just left, so I'm goin to try to get some rest.


So glad things went well for you, and that you were able to get up and walking already. That's the best thing you can do. Hope things continue to go well with your recovery. :)

Hugs and Prayers,
Tracy
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Left Hemi
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
3/6/17 CT clear
NED at 1 year
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

C2WAVE2
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby C2WAVE2 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:07 am

Glad your surgery went well, and you up and about.
Keep at it, good luck with recovery. 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

Lee
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby Lee » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:40 am

Glad your surgery is behind you. I too had my ovaries remove during my surgery. Walk those halls. And take care of yourself.

One day at a time,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

TXLiz
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby TXLiz » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:38 am

Get that rest! So glad to hear surgery went well.
Vomiting and blockage 9/19/16 46 y F
R hemi colectomy 9/20/16
Stage 3 B CRC, located in cecum
3 out of 16 lymph nodes positive
perineural invasion/lymphovascular invasion
infiltrating, mod differentiated adenocarcinoma with a mucinous component
separate tumor nodules present in pericolonic adipose tissue
Baseline PET scan clear 9/16 CEA 0.5
FOLFOX 10/16- 3/17
April 16th, CT scan clear. CEA 1.1
Lynch "inconclusive"
Colonoscopy 10/5/2017 clear

ashima2016
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby ashima2016 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Walking helps a lot. And to help the recovery, keep yourself hydrated. Almost every nurse emphasized the importance of drinking enough fluid. Wish you a quick recovery.

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:15 pm

I'm glad that your surgery went well and that you're walking!
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
NED 09/25/17

benben
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby benben » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:55 pm

Here's to a full and speedy recovery!

Keep walking and drinking.
----------------------
3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
Granix given, Now Zarxio treatments every session.
Treatment 7 reduced to 75% OXI
Treatment 8 - NO OXI, just Luke and 5FU here on out.
Current - 10 treatments done, LOW RBC

Aqx99
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby Aqx99 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:53 pm

I'm walking multiple times a day and drinking tons. I got my foley out this evening, and might get to go home tomorrow!
Anne, 39
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
Diagnosed at age 39
2/21/17 Diagnosis
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR with temp loop ileostomy, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 Started CapeOx
7/24/17 Diagnosed with precursor ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
1/18ish Reversal

Lee
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby Lee » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:06 pm

Wow that is awesome. Remember to keep walking even when you are home.

all the best,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

Steph20021
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby Steph20021 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:22 pm

Do you have children? How are you feeling about the loss of your ovaries? I wasn't upset about losing mine in the cancer journey as I never wanted to have children anyway, but I know fertility is such a big issue for many young women with cancer.
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
8/15-HIPEC, hysterectomy et al, 2nd temp ileo, NED?
09/15- cea 0.9
05/16- recurrence in abdo wall and lymph nodes
Jan/17- pulmonary embolism
Feb/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
Currently stable suce Aug/16- on folfiri

Aqx99
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby Aqx99 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:34 pm

I feel fine about it. I had even talked to my mom about the possibility the night before. When the surgeon called the waiting room about it, she told him that I said I was ok with cutting out anything he felt neccessary.
Anne, 39
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
Diagnosed at age 39
2/21/17 Diagnosis
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR with temp loop ileostomy, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 Started CapeOx
7/24/17 Diagnosed with precursor ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
1/18ish Reversal

Basil
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby Basil » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:05 pm

Congrats on getting through surgery; we're close to being diagnosis buddies; see my history below.

I'm set for surgery in August when, if all goes well, I will be NED and the waiting game begins.
40 y/o male, kids 6&9
Dx 3/16/17, rectal cancer S3,t3,n1,m0
PROSPCT trial (FOLFOX in lieu of chemorad)
FOLFOX 4/5/17 - 6/26/17
LAR 7/31/17, temp ileo
pathological complete response
Adjuvant chemo cancelled (IDEA Study)
Ileo reversed 9/25/17
NED

Chickspeed
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Re: Surgery is over

Postby Chickspeed » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:23 am

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I am going for LAR June 20th and I am very anxious.

It's really helps to read about someone elses recent experience.

I am very happy your doing well

thank you!!


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