I think I broke my gallbladder...

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brokenwings
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby brokenwings » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:14 pm

My bad n°3. Sorry AmyG!! I!'m going to sleep, my brain's not fonctionning properly.
DX January 2019
Liberkulien Adenocarcinoma - Sigmoid colon
Met to right ovary or borderline cyst?
Obstruction during hospital stay.Temporary colostomy. Primary tumour still there.
Folfirinox: 6 cycles
CT Scan/PET Scan: ok for surgery
Surgery (CRS + HIPEC) scheduled for 04/29: not optimally resectable, surgery cancelled. Right ovary removed though...
2nd ptotocol: IP chemo (oxaliplatin) + IV chemo (Folfiri + Avastin).
06/25: 4th cycle
07/03: peritoneography
07/04: exploratory laparoscopy

Ron50
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby Ron50 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:48 pm

Hi Amy,
From my experience colorectal chemo therapy seem to go hand in hand with gall bladder problems. I have never been a good subject for ultrasound ( built like a brick toilet) . I was checked several time in the years following my cancer treatment with no positive results . Then a little black cholesterol gallstone popped out of my gall bladder and blocked my pancreatic duct.
I had my gallbladder removed via keyhole surgery . It was full of sludge and small black stones. They flushed the stone out of my duct with bags of saline and high oxygen . (not sure how that works) Since surgery I have suffered from bile salt malabsorbtion and related diahorrea . I use stuff called cholestramine to counteract it .(questran lite) . Gall problems are very unpleasant and painful. Hope you can get some relief, Ron.
dx 1/98
st 3 c 6 nodes
48 sessions 5Fu/levamisole
no recurrence cea <.5
numerous l/t side effects of chemo

AmyG
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby AmyG » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:40 pm

Thanks Ron! That's helpful. I'm about willing to bet it's full of sludge. CT reported no stones, just distended.

I don't need any stinking gallbladder! I'm already minus a sigmoid colon, that that too! :lol:
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
KRAS/BRAF wild
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19

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Maggie Nell
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby Maggie Nell » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:30 am

After consulting the oracle of Walt Disney's America
published 1965 by Walt Disney Productions and listening carefully as per Dr Wiliam Osler's maxim
Just listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis, I suspect you might be
suffering from hydrophobia.

The Old Yeller clue gave it away.

From page 98-99 of the Oracle

Sanderson told Travis there were many animals around with a sickness called hydrophobia
"How Can you tell if they got it?" asked Travis.

"They go crazy before they die. Watch for foam at the mouth. If some animal comes at
you, shoot quick. If it gets one bite at you, you'll get the sickness. And then no one can
help you."

Travis didn't have much chance to worry about hydrophobia, for it was hog-marking time.



Suggest you put in a call to Atticus Finch.
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX
July 2019 : pending liver U/S, colonoscopy
rut roh

AmyG
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Re: I think I broke my gallbladder...

Postby AmyG » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:06 am

Hmm. After carefully reviewing your diagnosis I've decided to go with Monty Python's Black Knight and declare

TIS BUT A SCRATCH!!

:lol:
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
KRAS/BRAF wild
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19


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