boxhill wrote:Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Any idea why this happened?
Sounds like this is an “expected response” when you are displacing such a large chunk of an organ - fluid comes in to fill the void.
But in my case, I had pain and a fever which suggested the fluid may have been infected. In fact, we still don’t know whether or not that’s the case and maybe won’t for another day or so!
I find myself wondering if they discharged me too early? Or maybe I didn’t walk enough? I don’t know, I don’t want to Monday morning quarterback. This recovery has been a doozy but ultimately I should be fine!
The surgeon also revealed pathology report today - he was able to achieve all clear margins, and the treatment response in the tumor that was removed was 99%! Looking forward (sorta) to starting mop-up chemo.
Fantastic! Clear margins and a 99% dead tumour is a dream response!
Yes the fluid thing is a bugger but it does happen. I had free abdo fluid after my liver op - surgeon was a bit confused as to why in a young guy without complications, I was terrified it was ascites but as you say - it’s just what happens. It was still there when they tried to do my mapping for radiation therapy several weeks later, but after another week or two of gentle movement and frequent walking, and all resolved itself. Hopefully the same for you!
Male 37; Melbourne, Australia
10/2018 Dx 3.5cm RC adenocarcinoma, 12cm from AV
Mod diff, EMVI+ LVI+ PNI-
3 LN; 4 liver mets, resectable
pT3pN1aM1a; Stage IVa. MSS, NRAS (G13R)
CEA: Oct-18= 12; Nov-18= 14, Mar-19= 2.4, Aug-19 <2.0
11/18 - FOLFOX x 6
3/19 - Liver resection
4-5/19 - 25 x pelvic radiation; complete met. response, TRG 3
07/19 - ULAR (robot), temp ileo, 1/27 LN
08/19 - Missed liver spot
08-11/19 - FOLFOX x 1, FOLFOXIRI x 1, FOLFIRI x 5
12/19 - Planned liver resection #2 & stoma reversal