Recovery time after liver resection

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Re: Recovery time after liver resection

Postby Rock_Robster » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:52 am

Thanks kandj. Updating for any future researchers here... Surgeon called me back and said he believes the left shoulder pain is because they resected the far left lobe of the liver, and it’s likely to be referring pain from the diaphragm up the phrenic nerve. Anything that upsets my diaphragm definitely makes it worse (big meal, bending over, drinking a lot of water). He basically said to keep an eye on it and if it gets worse or any spike in temperature or other general unwellness, come on in!
Male 37 years; Melbourne, Australia
10/2018 Dx: 3.5 cm rectal adenocarcinoma, 10 cm from verge. Well/mod diff (G1-2), T3bN1bM1a.
3 enlarged local lymph nodes and 4 liver lesions.
MSS, MMR-proficient, mutated in NRAS (G13R).
CEA: Oct-18 = 12; Nov-18 = 14, Mar-19 = 2.4
11/18 - 6 cycles neoadjuvant FOLFOX
12/18 - DVT, started clexane
3/19 - Liver resection, R0
4-5/19 - Long-course pelvic chemoradiation (45 Gy w/ Xeloda)
07/19 - Planned restaging scans and ULAR w temp ileo

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