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mcac15
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Pizza

Postby mcac15 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:31 pm

How long before a right hemicolectomy can your system tolerate pizza? Worried I'll never eat pizza again.

Beckster
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Re: Pizza

Postby Beckster » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:02 pm

I eat pizza once a week.... no problem! 2 weeks after surgery, I was at a restaurant drinking a martini and eating a burger and fries.
57/Female
DX:(CC) 10/19/16
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
CEA- Pre Op (1.9), Pre Chemo (2.5)
Type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Grade: G3 (surgical) G2 (pre-op)
TNM: T3N0M0/IIA
LN: 0/24
LVI present
Surgical margins: clear
MSS
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction to oxaliplatin on first infusion-discontinued
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/26/17, 12/12/17, 6/18/18 CT Scan NED :D
CEA- 6/17- 3.6, 9/17- 2.8 12/17-2.8, 3/18-3.1, 6/18-3.0, 9/18 2.8
Clear Colonoscopy 10/17 :D

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Re: Pizza

Postby VeggieLvr » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:09 pm

I had a left hemicolectomy about three months ago now and I just ate so much pizza for lunch. :)
F, 42, Stage IV CC
2/23/18 - colonoscopy/virtual colonoscopy, diagnosed CC
3/6/18 - left hemicolectomy, 12" removed, clear margins. Multiple mets to lymph nodes (removed), omentum & liver, 1 possible lung met
4/6/18 - port install
4/9/18 - Folfox (Oxaliplatin/Leucovorin/5FU) 4 rounds
6/19/18 - liver resection, HAI pump install
8/30/18 - Folfiri (Irinotecan/Leucovorin/5FU)

child#6
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Re: Pizza

Postby child#6 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:02 pm

My husband had Right hemicolectomy last Tuesday. Surgeon said pizza was fine. Just don't eat highfiber foods, raw veggies or things like popcorn and nuts until he sees the surgeon on the 19th of June.

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Re: Pizza

Postby jep » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:10 pm

Yes, pizza was one of my hubby's go to foods when he was on strict low residue diet....I think everyone's different and it's good to reintroduce foods slowly to see how your body reacts...
Husband DX Stage IV CC on May 16, 2017
47 years old
Tumor Location: recto-sigmoid
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 7.4 cm
Tumor grade: G3
TNM code: T3N2M1
Positive lymph nodes: 8 out of 20
Baseline CEA value: .9
LVI: present
Perineural invasion: present
Surgical margins: clear (w/in microns)
Primary surgery type: LAR
Folfox (August 2017-January 2018)
Scope June '18 - CLEAR! - 2 polyps removed
PET Scan 10/17/18: 3 positive lymph nodes
Irinotecan + Vectobix (started in November 2018)

NHMike
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Re: Pizza

Postby NHMike » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:16 pm

A guy on another board had a Big Mac the day after surgery (his son snuck it in). The Doctor said he could eat anything.

It did not end well.

You could always try a very small piece of pizza, chew well and see how it goes.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal

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Maggie Nell
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Re: Pizza

Postby Maggie Nell » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:27 pm

Before my right hemi, I couldn't stand anchovies on my pizza. :mrgreen:

Now I like them.
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

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CRguy
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Re: Pizza

Postby CRguy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:09 pm

and here I thought there was NO cure for anchovies :shock: !!!!

about a week after full resection I was back in the Big House for an abcess and was SO SICK ... of hospital food
I told the wife to score me a local burger favourite ( not Big Mac )
AND all was well !
and speaking of Big Macs ... while on my many chemo trips I would try to eat at McDonalds at least every 2-3 weeks
BUTT ..... just to keep my immunity up !

Take it slow, chew well, small portions and don't go for the extra hot Capicollo or Pepperoncini peppers the first time :twisted:

Cheers
CRguy
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
11 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

mcac15
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Re: Pizza

Postby mcac15 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:34 pm

Beckster wrote:I eat pizza once a week.... no problem! 2 weeks after surgery, I was at a restaurant drinking a martini and eating a burger and fries.


Did you have a Right Hemi (ascending colon) or just cecum removed

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mobrouser
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Re: Pizza

Postby mobrouser » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:26 pm

My surgeon advised that I could anything I wanted after surgery. Terminal ileum, cecum, appendix and most of the ascending colon were removed. Surgery was on Monday morning, I was home Wednesday afternoon.
In reality I found that after surgery and more so now during chemo most foods are unappealing. Tomatoes are my equivalent to your pizza. Prior to surgery I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fortunately I still can!!
All the best for your quick recovery.

8) mob
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear

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Re: Pizza

Postby Lee » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:40 am

Interesting topic. I was 2 weeks out from my surgery, DD had a friend sleeping over (it's important to get life back to normal with younger kids), of course we order pizza. 2 slices later, thought I was going to die, double over in pain. NO more pizza for me. 2 weeks later, I would try 2 slices again, no problem. Gives your body a few weeks to recover from this surgery, low fiber diet for a few weeks, then gradually add other foods to your diet.

good luck,

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!

AussieAssCancer
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Re: Pizza

Postby AussieAssCancer » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:18 am

I’m eating it now! Delicious - get stuck in
Dx Oct '15 w/ Stage 3c RC
Nov '15 - Jan '16: 3x FOLFOX and 5wks Chemoradiation w/ Xeloda
March '16: ULAR w/ temp ileostomy
Complete pathological response incl 0/12 nodes
April '16: Clear CT (NED)
May - Aug '16: 9x FOLFOX (dropped Oxaliplatin for final Rd due to neuropathy)
Dec '16: Clear CT (NED)
Feb '17: Ileostomy reversed
Aug '17: Clear CT (NED)
Feb ‘18: Clear CT (NED)

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Beckster
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Re: Pizza

Postby Beckster » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:46 am

mcac15 wrote:
Beckster wrote:I eat pizza once a week.... no problem! 2 weeks after surgery, I was at a restaurant drinking a martini and eating a burger and fries.


Did you have a Right Hemi (ascending colon) or just cecum removed


I had a right hemi, which includes the ascending colon, cecum, and appendix. The cecum is part of the ascending colon.
57/Female
DX:(CC) 10/19/16
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
CEA- Pre Op (1.9), Pre Chemo (2.5)
Type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Grade: G3 (surgical) G2 (pre-op)
TNM: T3N0M0/IIA
LN: 0/24
LVI present
Surgical margins: clear
MSS
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction to oxaliplatin on first infusion-discontinued
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/26/17, 12/12/17, 6/18/18 CT Scan NED :D
CEA- 6/17- 3.6, 9/17- 2.8 12/17-2.8, 3/18-3.1, 6/18-3.0, 9/18 2.8
Clear Colonoscopy 10/17 :D

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Maggie Nell
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Re: Pizza

Postby Maggie Nell » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:12 am

If during your right colectomy, they removed all or a portion of your terminal ileum (end of your small intestine), your body may have lost most of its ability to absorb Vitamin B12. Lack of Vitamin B12 can lead to severe anemia, feeling "pooped", depressed and lots of other nasty things. From what I have read, 99% of your Vitamin B12 is absorbed in your terminal ileum. If yours is gone you may have a problem.

viewtopic.php?t=4374

From an archived thread.......

A source of B12 is shellfish so that's a Marinara pizza. :P
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

mhf1986
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Re: Pizza

Postby mhf1986 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:33 pm

DH avoids the pepperoni toppings with casings (he also avoids hot dogs with casings, I found skinless ones). But he eats the crumbled sausage and mushroom pizza made at Wegman's and Papa John's, etc, just fine.
Caregiver to DH, dx @ 50, mets to liver/lungs, MSS, wild
9/16 CEA 114, blockage, left hemi, perm. colostomy
11/16 port in, FOLFOX + Avastin
6/17 CEA 15, 5FU + A only due to neuropathy
11/17 CEA 38, CAPOX + A
1/18 CAPOX = hi bilirubin/bad hfs, back to FOLFOX + A
5/18 growth; Vectibex + 75% Irinotecan
7/18 CEA 23, shrinkage
10/18 CEA 28, growth of 2 liver tumors/shrinkage of few and lung nodes
11/18 Lonsurf, looking at spheres, proton, trials


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