Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

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Jorlex
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Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby Jorlex » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:50 pm

My colon resection is tomorrow morning. I'm doing the prep now. This is my 4th prep and this time I'm nauseated for some reason. So when I went to take my final dose of antibiotics, the 4 horse pills. It got my gag reflex and there they went.

How bad is that? I figured I'd just tell them upon my arrival in the morning. It's not like I can get more right now.
41 Female
Stage 1: Sigmoid Colon 5cm tumor removed
Resection: 11/6/17

Lee
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby Lee » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:22 am

[quote="Jorlex" . . . my gag reflex and there they went.

How bad is that? I figured I'd just tell them upon my arrival in the morning. It's not like I can get more right now.[/quote]

If what I think happened, call your Dr. office ASAP and tell them what just happened. Someone on call should decide the next step. I've taken some of those horse pills. I too though I would up chuck them, nurse informed me if I did, call them and more pills would be made available for me :shock: .

Oh what fun we have :mrgreen:

good luck tomorrow.

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!

NHMike
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby NHMike » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:51 am

I spent the night before surgery next to the hospital so I probably could have gone to their pharmacy to ask or beg for extras. Losing important meds is something that I would hope pharmacies have a policy for. It might still mean calling the Doctor's on-call person.
Last edited by NHMike on Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
06/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy+Biopsy
07/13/17: Stage 3B rectal cancer. T3, N1b, M0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6 mm, 5 x 5 mm.
Xeloda 3,400 mg/day + radiation 07/31 - 09/08.
CEA 2.7; halfway through treatment: 1.9; after treatment: 1.8.
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/06/17: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 mm (-75%), 5 x 3 mm (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV.
Surgery: 10/30/17 LAR, Temp Ileostomy

Jorlex
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby Jorlex » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:34 am

What you think happened, happened. There was no saving them.
No pharmacy open 24/7 where I live in sticks.
Showing up and we’ll see.
I’m hoping they’ll just give me more via IV when I arrive.

Ready to get this surgery over.
41 Female
Stage 1: Sigmoid Colon 5cm tumor removed
Resection: 11/6/17

NHMike
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby NHMike » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:20 am

We'll see you on the other side.
06/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy+Biopsy
07/13/17: Stage 3B rectal cancer. T3, N1b, M0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6 mm, 5 x 5 mm.
Xeloda 3,400 mg/day + radiation 07/31 - 09/08.
CEA 2.7; halfway through treatment: 1.9; after treatment: 1.8.
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/06/17: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 mm (-75%), 5 x 3 mm (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV.
Surgery: 10/30/17 LAR, Temp Ileostomy

tarheelmom
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby tarheelmom » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:51 pm

Same thing happened to me on the day before surgery. I called, and the response was that it was still ok and it happened to a lot of people. I vomited from about 2 pm on the day prior to surgery until they put me under.
52 y at dx, mom to 4
DX: RC on 2/22/2016
Stage I, T2N0M0, 0/32 LN
23 mm x 7 mm moderately differentiated invasive adenocarcinoma
3 cm from anal verge
4/12/16: ULAR, TME, & temp ileostomy
6/14/16: ileo reversal

Jorlex
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby Jorlex » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:29 pm

Same thing they told me, Tarheelmom. I told them and they just shrugged, said no biggie. And started it on my IV in presurgery.

Surgery went well. 12inches of colon removed a wait for biopsy. But surgeon felt it was good and caught in time.
No size known of tumor. Family didn’t ask or recall him telling. I’ll ask later.
41 Female
Stage 1: Sigmoid Colon 5cm tumor removed
Resection: 11/6/17

Lee
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby Lee » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:57 pm

Glad you made it through surgery. For one of my preps for scope, I kept throwing up the solution. Put a call into my surgeon (who also does my scopes). Based on my output, I was clean. Go to bed, see ya in morn. Next morn told surgeon I was throwing up off and on through night. Be prepared, Guess they kept a tube near by just in case I lost it during scope.

I will never take those horse pills again.

Now remember to walk, walk, walk those hospital halls,

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!

tarheelmom
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby tarheelmom » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:58 pm

Glad to see you posting so soon after surgery!
52 y at dx, mom to 4
DX: RC on 2/22/2016
Stage I, T2N0M0, 0/32 LN
23 mm x 7 mm moderately differentiated invasive adenocarcinoma
3 cm from anal verge
4/12/16: ULAR, TME, & temp ileostomy
6/14/16: ileo reversal

NHMike
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby NHMike » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:05 pm

Jorlex wrote:Same thing they told me, Tarheelmom. I told them and they just shrugged, said no biggie. And started it on my IV in presurgery.

Surgery went well. 12inches of colon removed a wait for biopsy. But surgeon felt it was good and caught in time.
No size known of tumor. Family didn’t ask or recall him telling. I’ll ask later.


Glad to hear it went well.
06/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy+Biopsy
07/13/17: Stage 3B rectal cancer. T3, N1b, M0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6 mm, 5 x 5 mm.
Xeloda 3,400 mg/day + radiation 07/31 - 09/08.
CEA 2.7; halfway through treatment: 1.9; after treatment: 1.8.
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/06/17: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 mm (-75%), 5 x 3 mm (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV.
Surgery: 10/30/17 LAR, Temp Ileostomy

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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:13 am

I'm glad your surgery went well!*hugs* I hope you won't have to wait long for biopsy results!*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
NED 09/25/17

Jorlex
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby Jorlex » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:04 pm

Results came back. Stage 1, just follow ups for next five years.
41 Female
Stage 1: Sigmoid Colon 5cm tumor removed
Resection: 11/6/17

SweetC80
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby SweetC80 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:20 pm

Jorlex wrote:Results came back. Stage 1, just follow ups for next five years.

Yay, good news! Glad everything went well!
My Mom's history
68 years old at diagnoses
12/16 Stage IIIb Rectal Cancer CEA 1.2
1/17-2/17 Chemoradiation CEA 4.4
5/17 Entire Colon (9 non resectable pre cancerous polyps), Rectum and Anus removal Perm Ileostomy Bag
7/17 Starts FOLFOX
9/17 Stage IV 9cm Liver Met plus abdominal Lymph Nods and suspicious Lung Nodule CEA 197
9/17 Starts Irincotecan CEA 160
10/17 Confirmed KRAS Positive CEA 210
11/17 CEA 425 waiting on scan

NHMike
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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby NHMike » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:38 pm

Jorlex wrote:Results came back. Stage 1, just follow ups for next five years.


Sounds great!
06/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy+Biopsy
07/13/17: Stage 3B rectal cancer. T3, N1b, M0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6 mm, 5 x 5 mm.
Xeloda 3,400 mg/day + radiation 07/31 - 09/08.
CEA 2.7; halfway through treatment: 1.9; after treatment: 1.8.
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/06/17: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 mm (-75%), 5 x 3 mm (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV.
Surgery: 10/30/17 LAR, Temp Ileostomy

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Re: Surgery in Morning and I just got sick (Lost Antibiotics)Uh OH?

Postby Robino1 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:53 pm

Congrats!! :D

Please make sure you do follow up for as long as they tell you to. I stopped after 2 years when we were busy building a house. I figured it wasn't going to come back. It bit me in the ass...
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detected.
Colon resect right ascending
margins clear. No chemo req
2017
Distended abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan shows seeding
Ascites causing the distention.
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217
CEA 219
PET cancer on the omentum, susp activ right abdomen
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
Not genetic
8/29/17 CT scan showed excellent melting of the tumor. Chemo is working!
Ascites is gone
CEA: 9/30/17 -109; 10/12/17 - 99.1; 11/4/17 - 90.7


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