I don't know those doctors, anonsurvivor. They were Dr. Qadan and Dr. Cusack.
I am so glad to be home. I've been so swamped with work for the past week to post an update.
The ride from Boston is so much better on Sunday mornings. Without traffic, we made it back in 3 hours. The surgery did not involve any maneuvering of the liver and his gall bladder was not removed. Originally, he was facing losing 60-70 percent of his liver, but thanks to a great team, that didn't have to happen. Only a couple centimeters from one segment were removed. The experience at Mass General this time around was so much better than the last. What a relief!
Apparently, you can request the floor that you get admitted to. Husband's nursing team on White 7 was so awesome that we have taken note of this in case he ever has to go back. Praying that doesn't happen but I think it will take a miracle. Given the diet he's gradually returning to (yesterday it was chocolate chip muffins, ice cream, fried chicken), I won't be surprised if he has future mets.
Very depressing and, to be totally frank, I've just about had enough.
Wife 4/17 Dx age 45
5 x 4 x 1 cm
T3 N2b M1a
Stage IV A
8/17 Sub-total colectomy
2nd tumor 5.5 cm T1 N0
lymph nodes: 9 of 96
CEA: 2.9 to 2.2
Lynch no; KRAS wild
Tumor: MTOR, APC, TP53
Fall 2017 FOLFOX shrank the 1 met in liver
1/18 Liver left hepatectomy seg 4
5/18 CT clear
12/18 MRI shows 1 liver met
3/7/19 Resection & HAI
4/1/19 Folfiri & FUDR
5/13/19 HAI pump catheter dislodge, nearly hemorrhaged to death