Haven't been on in awhile. So my mom took her last chemo med on May 10, 2018. We celebrated on Mother's day and I took her to the beach with my in laws, husband and daughter. She looked so energetic and so happy. I can't believe a year has gone by since her DX, Neoadjuvant radiation, surgery, post op, post chemo, etc. Her last oncology appointment for awhile will be this Thursday. The next steps: She has a temp ileostomy, and she plans to get the reversal soon. Do you know when she will have her surgery? I wanted to reach out to those who had the reversal, what was your experience and prognosis? Dr. mentioned that her reversal should be very easy, maybe 1 or 2 hours? She had a rocky recovery with her first lap surgery. She had to go back to the hospital as she had an infection, but it cleared after antibiotics. Just trying to prepare and appreciate any feedback. Thank you
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 78, dx 5/09/17 because of me!!
Rectal CA Stage 3 low-grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuvant start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
11/1 hospitalized abscess/hernia - back home 11/06/17 antibiotics
NO LYMPHS INVOLVED! NEAR PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE! YAY!
Took her last chemo med 05/10/18! Ileostomy reversal 07/24/18
First BM after reversal 07/25/18
Me: 1st Colonoscopy age 38. 08/17 Benign polp.