Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

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SteveNZ
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Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby SteveNZ » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:08 pm

Although the radiation removed the tumour, due to other factors (swollen tissue, inflamed polyps forming around area and swollen lymph nodes) my surgeon recommended we do not 'wait and see'. In this case the risk is just too high that cancer cells are in surrounding tissue. I do trust they guy and the medical team of specialists who work together in decision making.

So tomorrow is basic resection and it depends on what he finds as to how much is removed. :( :D
Being so close to the anus this may be nasty and the radiation caused a fair bit of damage low down.

My whole church and friends are praying which I know helps heaps. :) :)

I HATE NEEDLES - Especially when the chap/chapess steers at the blade a bit before the jab. I always wonder what they are thinking?
Aged 56 - I feel really young...
Colo-Rectal Cancer T2 N1 M0
March 2018 - Diagnosis
April-May 2018 Radiation+Chemo then a TIA (Minor Stroke). - Stopped Chemo.
August 27th-November 2018 - Surgery and long, long recovery
*Decided to live to 100 as I will get a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen when 100yrs old. I so, so want one.
Am a Salvation Army chap so I complete 'knee drill' (prayer) to the Commander in Chief often. For myself personally this helps me through.

Lee
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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby Lee » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:15 pm

Good luck tomorrow. I will be thinking and praying for you. Remember to walk, walk, walk, those hospital halls. Post when you can.

Regarding needles, I've had sooooo many I don't even think about it anymore. I just can not watch them put the needle in. Remember to drink a lot of water today. It really can help make the needle going into your vain easier.

Again, good luck tomorrow.

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 - 16 years and counting!

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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby Eleda » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:15 pm

Good luck tomorrow Steve
It's probably the best most long term safest option,
Sending positive vibes all the way from the Celtic isle
Adele X
SWF, 47
Mom to 3 sons 6/8/12
Dec4th 2017 colonoscopy for minor intermittent rectal bleeding during Summer
CEA 4.4
DX T3 L3C M0 2.5/3 cm above AV.
JAN 3RD started 1650mg Zelda 2xday, with 28 radiation
Did tagamet 800mg daily and 75mg IV VIT C WEEKLY UNTIL SURGERY and
Tumor reduce by 80% 1 LN still remaining
TATME May10th, temp illeostomy
10/07/2018 CEA 3
MMR INTACT
Began FOLFOX July 10th
24/08/2018 Allergic reaction so next infusion lucovorin and 5fu
CEA 4
Second attempt with oxi aug 12th

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O Stoma Mia
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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby O Stoma Mia » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:58 pm

Good luck tomorrow. We'll be praying for you.

Also, after surgery, be sure to be very careful with your surgical incisions so as to avoid triggering an incisional hernia:

Incisional and parastomal hernias
https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50471&p=387550r#p387550

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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby Atoq » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:47 am

Good luck! They will take good care of you.


Claudia
1972, 2 kids
Dx rectal cancer 10.2017
T3N2aMX (suspect met left lung 8 mm)
Lynch neg
CEA 1.8
Neoadjuvant chemoradio Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy
25.01.18 laparotomic lar, hysterectomy, ileostomy
05.03.18 core needle lung biopsy , stage IV
07.05.18 CAT scan, lung met 11 mm
04.06.18 ileo reversal
26.06.18 wedge VATS
24.08.18, 31.02.19 CAT scan
12.09.18, 06.02.19 scope, CEA 1.6
19.11.18 colonscopy
20.08.19 CAT, eco
13.09.19 scope, CEA 1.2
18.03.20 CAT, eco, scope, NED

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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby martd » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:42 am

Good luck to you. Wishing you a speedy and comfortable recovery

Dan
49 y/o male dx 11/2017 crc
Stage 4 with 17 liver Mets, cea 490
RAS, BRAF WT Tp53 LOF
12 rounds folfox , avastin
5/18 cea 2.8 liver resection and pve
7/18 part 2 liver resection, remove right side of liver
Surgical site mrsa infection, wound vac
8/18 cea .9 cCR, rectal tumor is gone
Rectal surgery postponed, watch and wait
10/18 clear scan CEA .7
01/19 clear scan CEA .9
04/19 clear scan CEA .9
07/19 clear scan CEA 1.0

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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby dliu » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:55 am

Best of luck to you and wishing you a very speedy recovery. You'll be in my thoughts.
Caring for my mum, 65
Sigmoid resection, multiple liver mets
09/05/2018 Dx Stage IV, 6/11 LN - KRAS G12V
28/05/2018 First round of FOLFOX + Avastin

CEA down from 6000+ (05/2018) to 843 (08/2018) to 377 (11/2018)
9/10 rounds with Oxaliplatin
8/10 rounds with Bevacizumab

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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby susie0915 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:03 am

Good luck with your surgery. Praying for great results.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/only scar tissue left
8/15 PET scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 C 4mm lung nod
10/17 pel/abd CT NED
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, CT pel/abd/lung NED
11/18 CEA .6
5/19 CT NED, CEA <.5
10/19 Clear colonscopy
11/19 CEA <.5

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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby boxhill » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:56 am

Best of luck to you. Beaming positive energy around the globe. :)
F, 64 at DX CRC Stage IV
3/17/18 blockage, r hemi
11 of 25 nodes,5 mesentery nodes
5mm liver met out
pT3 pN2b pM1
BRAF wild, KRAS G12D
dMMR, MSI-H
5/18 FOLFOX
7/18 and 11/18 CT NED
12/18 MRI 5mm liver mass, 2 lymph nodes in porta hepatis
12/31/18 Keytruda
6/19 Multiphasic CT LNs normal, Liver stable
6/28/19 Pause Key, predisone for joint pain
7/31/19 Restart Key
9/19 CT stable
Pain: all fails but Celebrex
12/23/19 CT stable
5/19 MRI stable/NED
Stop Key
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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby retiredteacher » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:14 pm

Best wishes - beaming positive energy from sunny California!
Terri
RC F 63 9/17
Adeno 7 cm MSS G2 PET
T3N0M0
2.5K Cap/RT x 25
"Near complete response" PET 1/18
CEA 0.5 10/17, 0.6 10/18
MRI 2/18 yT2N0 12 cm fr AV 3 cm
LAR 2/18 yT1N0M0 0/21 G1 0.3 cm
CAPEOX 3/18, reduced to 80% at cycle 3
Completed 4 cycles; stopped, gut issues, liver enzymes
CT/ colonoscopy 11/18 NED
4/19 NED Sacral fractures/osteoporosis
"Caregiver" to the Iron Man
Hubby CRC Stage 3 2004 NED, Small Cell Lung Cancer Limited 2011 NED, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer 2019 NED October 2019

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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby Lee » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:42 pm

Thinking of you,

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 - 16 years and counting!

SteveNZ
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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby SteveNZ » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:13 pm

Hello, this is Susie, Steve's wife. He wanted me to let you know how the surgery went and how he is feeling now.

The surgery was 4 hours and he was in recovery over 3 hours. The doctor did a lot of work on him, he now has a stoma. Visually, the doctor does not think there is any more cancer in any cells, but the path report will tell the true story.

The first night, he was in an "Intermediate care" ward, then, the next day (yesterday), he was moved to a regular room. He has walked a few times with the physio. He is in lots of pain however, he is on a Fentanyl drip via the PCA machine, and IV's of Paracetamol. He is experiencing lots of nauseous feelings and vomited a few times last night. They have inserted a Naso-gastric tube in his nose to drain off the contents of his tummy as it is very distended. It seems that it is fairly common to have "Ileus" where the bowels go to sleep and won't work, thus the pains and nauseated feeling. He will have it in for a couple of days. He hasn't been able to eat much at all.

The surgeon did a lovely job on his stoma, it is fairly small in size, he said there was just no way he could reconnect due to the fact it was so low and so "fried" from the radiation.

Steve will probably write you folks when he is more alert and feels better.
Aged 56 - I feel really young...
Colo-Rectal Cancer T2 N1 M0
March 2018 - Diagnosis
April-May 2018 Radiation+Chemo then a TIA (Minor Stroke). - Stopped Chemo.
August 27th-November 2018 - Surgery and long, long recovery
*Decided to live to 100 as I will get a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen when 100yrs old. I so, so want one.
Am a Salvation Army chap so I complete 'knee drill' (prayer) to the Commander in Chief often. For myself personally this helps me through.

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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby mobrouser » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:15 pm

Thank you Susie for letting us know how he is doing. Please pass on my wishes for a speedy recovery and I hope you are able to relax and be comforted with his surgical results.

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
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?

Lee
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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby Lee » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:34 pm

Susie, Thank you for the update. Have been thinking about him

Remind him, Stoma's are a good thing. I've had one for 14 years now. It does NOT hold me back. If anything it gave me my life back after radiation did it's job.

Remind him to walk, walk, walk, those hospital halls.

Praying for a speedy recovery,

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 - 16 years and counting!

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Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Postby AppleTree » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:24 am

Thank you for the update. I was in ICU for 3 days (they had a/c there) before they moved me to a regular unairconditioned room. Yes, walking was key and trying to sit on a chair in 1/2 hour increments. About 5 days later I had tons of fecal matter come out down my legs. What a mess. They told me this was normal after getting a stoma...the last bits so to say. So maybe he will want a depends or mat on the bed. I was so shocked and upset, but if I had known ahead of time it would not have been such a surprise.
Diag Feb 5, 2016 Age 45
3 cm tumor 5 cm from verge
Radiation + Xeloda pills - 3000mg 5x week
3/14 - 4/16 - 25 sessions
Shrank just over 50% L nodes 0/13
Remove rectum with temp Ileo 6/17
Reversal 7/20 due to infection
Acute hepatitis August. Chemo cancelled
June to September 2016 - 58 days in hospital

2017
6/16, MRI shadow in lung
Pet - 6.6mm Met in Upper R lobe
7/30 VAT surgery Mass General/Boston
8/24 port
8/30 - 4/28 Folfox. 12 rounds
2018
June CT shows new lung Mets.
July/Oct PETs...CLEAR!


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