Got confirmation this week that the results look good. Yay!
The groundglass changes are apparently nothing to worry about at this point, since I'm not noticing any problems.
She didn't have clear advice for me regarding taking care of the hernia. I'd really like some specific advice so I'll know what kinds of exercises I can do and what kinds I can't, and what I can do carefully. Should I talk to my primary care physician about that? Or someone else? My oncologist mentioned that there are elastic belts I can wear to help protect it, but I have no idea to what extent that will help, or how.
My next CT scan is in 6-12 months; colonoscopy is in May.
She didn't recommend against my going ahead and having the port taken out, so I'm planning on doing that. Maybe a bit premature, since they didn't get a look at the rest of the colon when they tried to do my original colonoscopy, but man do I hate that port.
Also, has anyone here gone ziplining with a port? I'm concerned about the harness rubbing on or compressing the port and I'm leaning towards not doing it. If anybody has experience with this (or would say "don't!") please respond here and let me know!
Also, I'm going to sign up for a clinical trial that will be looking at whether exercise helps with neuropathy. I might end up in the control group, of course. But they said if I do they'll offer a physical therapy/exercise program after the trial is done, so those participants will still get something out of it.
DX: sigmoid colon cancer 5/2018. 48 F
laparoscopic sigmoid resection (24 cm removed); no stoma.
7.5cm adenocarcinoma -- mod. diff.
1 noncontiguous tumor deposit removed; 0/31 lymph nodes
T3 pN1c M0
5/18 before surgery, CEA 11.2
6/18 began FOLFOX
7/18: CEA 1.9; added neulasta post infusion
9/18: CEA 2.8
10/18: 25% chemo reduction
11/18: CEA 1.8