How long do abdominal blocks last?

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Usmccolon
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How long do abdominal blocks last?

Postby Usmccolon » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:46 pm

I had follow up surgery Thursday for abdominal pains I've been having since last surgery. They found and cut some adhesions and put in a block.

How long does a block normally last? I've regained feeling on sides and upper abdomen but around my belly button and down I still can't feel anything until you get to my waistline.

Is that normal?

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beach sunrise
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Re: How long do abdominal blocks last?

Postby beach sunrise » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:31 am

Not sure if that is same thing I had during surgery. I believe they called it a pain block. It was put in my spine. They removed it somewhere around 30 hrs after surgery. It took a whole day I remember to get feeling back. I will say I have numbness from the belly button down on the right side from surgery. Surgeon said if I don't regain feeling after one year its permanent.
8/19 RC CEA 82.6 T3N0M0
Neoadj 5FU/rad 6 wk
Surg 1/20 APR - margins T4bN1a IIIC G2 MSI- 1/20 LN+ LVI+ PNI-
pre cea 24/post 5.9
FOLFOX
8 rds 6-10 CEA 11.4 4 more no oxa
7/20 CEA 11.1, 8.8
8/20 CEA 7.8
9/20 CEA 8.8, 9, 8.6
10/20 CEA 8.1
11/20 CEA 8's
12/20 CEA 8's & 9's
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Usmccolon
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Re: How long do abdominal blocks last?

Postby Usmccolon » Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:47 pm

Yes it was a block for pain but it wasn't in spine since this was an outpatient surgery. I still have no feeling in the area and it's been 84 hours now. I'll probably give them a call tomorrow to let them know. this last 24 hours now I've been getting some discharge too from at least one of the incisions that's getting my shirt wet and some red dots popping up.

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Re: How long do abdominal blocks last?

Postby beach sunrise » Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:24 am

YES, call them first thing. It might be nothing or it might be something.
On my take home paper it said if I developed a discharge that smelled to call. If I had red streaks around surgical sight to call. But yours isn't either one of those discriptions?
8/19 RC CEA 82.6 T3N0M0
Neoadj 5FU/rad 6 wk
Surg 1/20 APR - margins T4bN1a IIIC G2 MSI- 1/20 LN+ LVI+ PNI-
pre cea 24/post 5.9
FOLFOX
8 rds 6-10 CEA 11.4 4 more no oxa
7/20 CEA 11.1, 8.8
8/20 CEA 7.8
9/20 CEA 8.8, 9, 8.6
10/20 CEA 8.1
11/20 CEA 8's
12/20 CEA 8's & 9's
ADAPT+++ TM drug
MHL1+
PMS2+
MSH2+
MSH6+
POLD1 , KRAS Q61H
Chem-sens test NCI "Test failed, neo adj CR worked. Not enough ca cells to test"

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Re: How long do abdominal blocks last?

Postby Usmccolon » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:28 am

Discharge seems clear and doesn't smell. Also looks like little pimples or blisters on abdomen which have clear discharge as well. Plan on calling them in an hour and a half.

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Re: How long do abdominal blocks last?

Postby Usmccolon » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:49 pm

Feeling started coming back today! So I saw a PA at the surgical practice today. They said it was probably good I came in.
So I had what looked like acne on abdomen and redness around incisions and also what looked like blisters that were draining slowly pretty much all the time.

Looks like I'm allergic to surgical glue! They had to remove all the surgical glue and gave me some steroid cream. So hopefully in a week or so things should be better.

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Re: How long do abdominal blocks last?

Postby beach sunrise » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:43 pm

Happy you got good news!
8/19 RC CEA 82.6 T3N0M0
Neoadj 5FU/rad 6 wk
Surg 1/20 APR - margins T4bN1a IIIC G2 MSI- 1/20 LN+ LVI+ PNI-
pre cea 24/post 5.9
FOLFOX
8 rds 6-10 CEA 11.4 4 more no oxa
7/20 CEA 11.1, 8.8
8/20 CEA 7.8
9/20 CEA 8.8, 9, 8.6
10/20 CEA 8.1
11/20 CEA 8's
12/20 CEA 8's & 9's
ADAPT+++ TM drug
MHL1+
PMS2+
MSH2+
MSH6+
POLD1 , KRAS Q61H
Chem-sens test NCI "Test failed, neo adj CR worked. Not enough ca cells to test"


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