ginabeewell wrote:Surgery went well yesterday, both surgeons are happy.
The pump placement went first and sounds like it went flawlessly, with the blue dye flowing to the liver and nowhere else.
The colon resection turned out to be a little trickier, they ended up having to remove one ovary.
They started me on a very low dosage of pain medication because I have only one kidney, so between that and a nurse who wasn’t getting my signals, it was an excruciating night. They finally got things sorted out this morning and I feel much better and have been able to get up, go to the bathroom, etc. Still don’t feel like eating but Dr Kingham said to take my time with that.
All in all feeling glad to have surgery behind us!
Hi Gina, glad to hear your doing well. After my pump placement
3 weeks ago it seems like appetite takes a little while to return. I definitely noticed a bloated feeling after eating for a couple weeks. Next up will be your pump study! Its a pretty uneventful test that you will lie on a scan table for about an hour or so and they will fill your pump with nuclear dye. Its not to bad getting the pump filled at all so don’t worry about pain. Kingham is a great surgeon and did my pump as well as resection of one liver met. They wanted to resect more but couldn’t on me because they found a bunch of small mets scans didn’t show. It looks like i found someone at University of Chicago to service the pump in the off weeks. Strangely Kemeny told me she didn’t know of anyone to help at Northwestern. The Dr at u of Chicagos name is Dr.Polite if you end up needing to use him. Good luck with your recovery and let me know if you need anymore info.