7:30 last night my abdomen started hurting, by 1 am and after several Tylenol PMs and OxyCodone. I could bear the pain no more, I headed to the ER.
I have never had a bowel blockage but assumed it was, only to find out it is gall stones.
I have gone through my share of things over the past couple of years including kidney stones just after my last round of chemo but nothing, I mean nothing, compared to that pain.
I was told by the ER Dr. that the local surgeon could do it laparoscopicly and I should be home tonight.
After visiting with the surgeon and him reading the notes from my combo resections, he decided that he would rather not open me up and then discover an issue he wasn’t prepared for. He was mainly concerned about with my liver as they had resected right in front of where the gallbladder is. They do not do liver surgery locally.
So I find my way in the back of an ambulance (for the first time) heading down to my friends at Mayo. A 3, very bumpy, hour ride.
So glad for good pain meds.
Oh the joy!
6/17 dx mRC t3n1m1 very low rectal tumor 2 liver Mets 1.3 cm and .9 cm
6/17 begin 4 rounds Folfox w/Vectibix
9/17 short course radiation
10/17 rectal and liver resection LAR with coloanal anastomosis (no rectum left)
11/17-3/18 8 rounds Folfox
6/18 still NED!! Takedown
8/28/18 still NED! CEA .8 new low for me
10/18/18 colonoscopy clear
12/12/18 clear scans, CEA .9 still NED!
6/11/19 clear scans CEA 1.0
12/19/19 clear scans CEA 1.0 still NED!