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 yr; Melbourne, Australia. BMI 24
10/2018 Dx 3.5 cm RC adenocarcinoma, 12cm from AV
Mod diff (G2), EMVI+, LVI+, PNI-
3 local LN; 4 liver mets, resectable
pT3 pN1a pM1a; 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
12/18 - DVT
3/19 - Liver resection (open); R0
4-5/19 - 25 x pelvic radiation w Xeloda; complete metabolic response (TRG 3)
07/19 - ULAR (robotic), temp ileo. R0; 1/27 LN positive
08/19 - FOLFOX x 2-4

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