Help! Surgery Monday! What is this surgery?

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O Stoma Mia
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Re: Help! Surgery Monday! What is this surgery?

Postby O Stoma Mia » Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:30 am

JMRWife wrote:After all your long and thoughtful replies...the surgery on my portal was a coding mistake.

Just a sigmoid colectomy. I have no idea how they got it so wrong, but grateful that my surgeon called me to ease my mind.

So relieved.

Here's an interesting article that you might want to read:

An article on the prevalence of serious errors in hospitals and clinics
https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2017/6/wellness-profile-alice-milton

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Re: Help! Surgery Monday! What is this surgery?

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:18 am

I hope your surgery goes well. *hugs* Walking as much as possible after surgery helps the bowels to start working again. I started out by sitting in the reclining chair by my bed and then slowly started taking longer walks.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
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Re: Help! Surgery Monday! What is this surgery?

Postby JMRWife » Sat Oct 02, 2021 12:53 pm

Thank you for the tip! Surgery Monday....is it weird that I'm not scared, just excited?
Age 58.
4/27/2021 - Dx obstructing "apple core" sigmoid tumor at 30cm. MMR proficient. 4/28: Diverting colostomy.
Neoadjuvant Folfox 5/18; CEA 107.
9/8: 9 rounds Folfox completed. CEA 2.1.
Pathology: COLON, SIGMOID: -- INVASIVE ADENOCARCINOMA, MOD DIFFERENTIATED Clinical stage IIA.

9/28/21 CAT scan: Tumor was 6.4 x 3.8 cm, now 2.6 x 4.5 cm.

10/4/21: Sigmoid colectomy. 36 lymph nodes removed, 0 cancerous. Stage T2N0M0.

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Re: Help! Surgery Monday! What is this surgery?

Postby catstaff » Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:01 pm

Good luck. No particular reason you should be scared and this will get rid of the tumor. Of course there's a risk with any surgery but it's small. Recovery from laparoscopic surgery is usually quicker than for open, with less risk of complications (which is why they do it, of course).

Sorry to hear about all that angst over a coding error. It happens (I have seen lists of codes and it's daunting and there are many codes that are similar). Poor human interface design in my opinion, but it's what we have. What they were proposing didn't really make sense so good it got straightened out.
D/H Dx 10/2019 RC age 61
Clinical T4bN2M1a (common iliac and para-aortic lymph nodes)
MSS KRAS G12D
CRT 11/19-1/20 FOLFOX 3/20-7/20
Pelvic exenteration w/LAR 8/20
ypT4bN0Mx G3 0/14 nodes LVI not seen PNI-
CEA 10/19:20, 1/20-11/20:1.6, 4.3, 3.4, 2.7, 2/21:9.0 3/21:18,40 4/21:28,19, 5/21:13.3,8.6
PET 3/21 recurrence in distal nodes, L5 vertebra, pelvis
FOLFIRI+bev 3/21-

JMRWife
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Re: Help! Surgery Monday! What is this surgery?

Postby JMRWife » Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:59 pm

My prep went really well and I'm ready to roll. Thank you to all who've been so supportive. I'll post after surgery to tell how it went. See you on the other side of surgery. :wink:
Age 58.
4/27/2021 - Dx obstructing "apple core" sigmoid tumor at 30cm. MMR proficient. 4/28: Diverting colostomy.
Neoadjuvant Folfox 5/18; CEA 107.
9/8: 9 rounds Folfox completed. CEA 2.1.
Pathology: COLON, SIGMOID: -- INVASIVE ADENOCARCINOMA, MOD DIFFERENTIATED Clinical stage IIA.

9/28/21 CAT scan: Tumor was 6.4 x 3.8 cm, now 2.6 x 4.5 cm.

10/4/21: Sigmoid colectomy. 36 lymph nodes removed, 0 cancerous. Stage T2N0M0.


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