It does play with your mind, but know you need this and will be fine! I too had this surgery. Being a planner and one who has to know everything I watched the surgery online to be better prepared so I wouldn't freak out when I woke up. I'll be thinking about you. Please update when you feel like it. And remember, You will be fine!!!!
Dx 8/19, RC, CEA 86, clinical T3N0M0
Neoadj 5FU/rad 6 wks
Surgery Jan 2020, neg margins T4bN1a IIIC G2 MSI- 1/20 LN+
presurg cea 24/post 5.9
Adj FOLFOX6, cea 7
1st rd complete, 2nd 3/9/20
Post surg chemo sensitivity testing at Nagourney Cancer Institute "Test failed due to neo-adj chemorad did its job. Not enough cancer cells to test." Good news cancer pretty much dead, bad news not knowing what chemo would work best for my cancer