I have not posted in a while and wanted to give everyone an updated. I had my TME/Live resection done April 3rd. It was rough waking up and a bit painful, but controllable. Getting up for the walks were tough but again tolerable especially with my pain button right there hands away.
I have my temp ileostomy so that will be something I need to work on changing and getting used to but not so bad.
Now I am nervous about the staple removals. If it isn't one thing its another to worry about.
My surgery was suppose to be laparoscopic but the liver resection unfortunately couldn't even though they said they would try. So ofc I had a bigger cut there in that area across my abdomen, which is the most painful of all the cuts.
Healing up and getting better. Staples removal scared. let me know your experience with the staple removal, nervous mostly about belly button area.
Diagnosed at 38 y/o male, 3 kids 7,9,14 - Now 39.
Chemo Rad, CCR - W&W 5/2017
Local Recurrence, discuss options 11/26/2017
CT Scan 11/2017 Liver Met 5.5cm Stable, Stage IV
Port Scheduled for 12/15/2017, folfox/oxapalatin + avastin starts on the 12/20/2017
Blood Clot in Neck 1/16/2018, stop avastin, continue FolFox
TME/Liver Resect 4/3/2018
Biopsy Results 0/8 Lymph nodes clear, margins not clear, CEA now .8, more chemo and possible radiation, outlook looks good, staying positive!!