Basil wrote:Surgery is minimally invasive robotic and if all goes according to plan hospital stay will only be three days.
As awkward as it sounds, I am "glad" to hear you found chemo worse than the surgery because that's what I'm most concerned about. Never had surgery before but my wife has had two resections and they sucked.
I recall thinking sometime around cycle four that I couldn't handle a full 12 rounds but I know I can. Just have to suffer through it. So, yeah, if there's any question or grey area, I'll be opting for additional FOLFOX. After all, we're good buddies now.
I accidentally sent you an E-mail, instead of a private message. Folfox saved my life, I'm sure. I had 3 rounds, before chemorad, and because I had a tumor in the sigmoid, as well as the rectum, (low rectal tumor) I had folfox with chemorad. Surgery scared the heck out of me , as well as radiation. I saw an individual try to get ridof the problem with chemo only, as he didn't want radiation. He was getting around pretty good when I met him. 5 weeks later after intense chemo, I saw him being wheeled into the radiation department, as he could no longer walk by himself. Surgery, is what it is, they don't know until the pull your colon out on the table, and inspect it for tumors, whether you will need a illeostomy or not .Without surgery, you may progress, and run out of options. I had 9 rounds of Folfox, mind you I'm one of the few who it didn't bother much. The scheduled 28 rounds of Radiation, and 12 more rounds of 5FU only. My last treatment was about 5 years ago. I'm doing fine.