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; 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

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