Yup, hiker, I get all that. I met with Dr Kingham at MSK today and he gave me the spiel again. He specializes in laparoscopic surgeries so it would not be open. I’m going to think it over over the weekend, but I am leaning toward the pump, mainly bc I am young and I live in NYC so it would be relatively easy for me.
I have a new frustration in that I think my oncologist did not test for KRAS on the original tumor even though he said he did. This means getting slides sent over to MSK and it could take a while for them to test them, which means delaying surgery. This determines whether I would get in Kemeny’s trial and what type of pump I would get. If indeed he didn’t test for KRAS I am going to ask him why the hell not.
36 year-old female
May 2017: Dx rectal cancer at T3N2M0
MSS, KRAS G12A
June-July 2017: 28 days of XEL/radiation
Sep 2017: laparoscopic LAR/loop ileostomy
Oct 2017 - February 2018: XELOX six rounds
Mar 2018: reversal
Apr 2018: CEA 2.1, normal blood counts
May 2018: CT liver spot
Aug 2018: Abnormal PET, CEA 2.4
Sep 2018: robotic and laparoscopic liver resection with HAI pump
Oct 2018: Clear CT and colonoscopy, CEA 1.7, begin six months FUDR and FOLFIRI