Home from the hospital

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Home from the hospital

Postby RulaLenska » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:55 pm

Came home today after my liver resection on the 12th. No major complications. I required a lot of pressers during the 8 hour procedure which is my biggest slow down. I gained 40 pounds of fluid in a day. This is really uncomfortable but is abating with medication and walking. Though I’m sore and tired I feel so very fortunate to have reached this point. I have an absolute stellar team of caregivers here in Portland, Oregon. This board is a godsend as well. So much info and compassion. Special thank you to Stu who’s Mums story is similar to mine and who’s input here has been reassuring and calming for me. I’ll jump in more as I heal. Peace and health to all.
Dx 8/16 IV stage with mets to lungs liver adrenals
KRAS wt MSS CEA over 400
2 x folfori caused refractory diarrhea but dropped CEA to 200
Switched to folfox stopped after 10 due to neuropathy
Avastin leucorvorin 5fu dropped after 11 due to hfs
Chemo break to travel.
Nov. 2017 emergency sleeve colectomy of primary tumor.
Vectibix irinotecan
PET scan shows no lung or adrenal tumors
5/2 Portal Vein Embolisation in preparation for liver resection.
6/12 extended right resection removing 60%.

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Re: Home from the hospital

Postby stu » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:39 pm

Oh fantastic news .
Glad to hear that your fluid is starting to go down . I am so pleased you are surrounded by good people .
My mum was always so pleased to get home . You have endured so much so well . Now onwards to longevity.
Mum’s liver is in great shape . Her team have had a chat and they want to do two more scans and may stop scanning !!! Yikes !!
Wishing you a great recovery and I will pass your good wishes on to my mum . She is always delighted to hear how well people are doing .
Take special care and keep in touch ,
Stu xx
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: Home from the hospital

Postby juliej » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:56 pm

Cyn, I am so glad to hear there were no major complications and it was a successful surgery! :D :D :D

Your job now is to take it easy and recover your strength. Eating protein will help heal the incision faster and also help your resected liver grow back sooner. Going for walks will also help the healing process, even if you can only go a short distance. Drinking water, juice, electrolyte drinks, etc. will help flush the excess fluid in your abdomen. Get well soon and keep kicking cancer's butt!

Hugs to you!
Stage IVb, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/2011
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/2011
Adjuvant Irinotecan + FUDR
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/2012
Adjuvant FUDR + Xeloda
VATS rt. lung 12/2012 - benign granuloma!
VATS left lung 11/2013
NED 11/22/13 to 12/18/2019, CEA<1

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