Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

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JMRWife
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Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

Postby JMRWife » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:36 am

Surgery couldn't have gone better. Laproscopic sigmoid colectomy. He got the entire tumor. Margins are clear. Colostomy is gone. I think I had a bm. Gas discharge...i think so? Jello and broth today, discharge tomorrow or Thursday. So far so good! Now I wait for the pathology report.....
Last edited by JMRWife on Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
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.

Claudine
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Re: Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

Postby Claudine » Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:30 pm

So happy to read that the surgery went well! Here's to a swift recovery :D
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A
No primary (involuted?)
Lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, EBRT 04/18, SBRT 02/19
Resect small intestine 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's)
Failed adjuvant Xelox
Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 to 01/20
6.7 cm left adrenal mass 03/19, successful resection 02/20
CEA since 03/19: high 81.1, low 3.2, now 66.1
Scan 03/19: Multiple small lung nodules, now gone/calcified
PET 04/20 uptake by L4
L3-L4-L5 fusion surgery and partial corpectomy 05/20
Scan 09/17/2021: stable

stu
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Re: Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

Postby stu » Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:27 am

Excellent news ! Delighted for you !
Hope your recovery is going well !
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

Sunnycd
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Re: Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

Postby Sunnycd » Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:29 am

Very glad to know your surgery went well!
DX Feb. ‘21 CC IIB @ 51
Jan. ‘21 ER surgery, temp. colostomy
Sigmoid, adernocarcinoma
T4aN0MX, G2
0/24 lymph nodes
LVI: indefinite
PNI: not identified
Margins: clear
March ‘21 started 4 rounds of CAPOX
06/17/21 last day of CAPOX
06/25/21 CT scan clear
CEA: @ dx 4, post surgery 1.9, post chemo: 2.9; 09/21: 1.5
07/14/21 colostomy reversal
09/24/21 CT clear
MSS, RAS/RAF wild, PIK3CA mutant

JMRWife
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Re: Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

Postby JMRWife » Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:58 am

I am scheduled to leave the hospital tomorrow. Everything has gone well. The only thing question mark is diet.

I do know a low residue diet but I'm not sure of when to eat and how to avoid for the dreaded sudden BMs.

I was thinking of not eating at before and during work and eating only at home.

If anyone has any tips and tricks & tricks for post colectomy eating I would be grateful to know them. Hope everyone is well!
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.

Sunnycd
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Re: Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

Postby Sunnycd » Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:49 am

I had a colostomy too, and our cases are similar, though I am Stage 2B. My reversal was on July 14, and I would say that the BMs decrease significantly each day. My rectum was left intact, so I had good control, but in the first 2 weeks I would just go out for very short errands. I also trained myself to sit in the toilet in the morning after my coffee whether I had the urge or not. I’d say that I am pretty much back to normal BM (1 or 2xs a day). Walking is key. When are you planning to go back to work? I’d say that after 4 weeks, you’d have a better idea about your BM routine, and you wouldn’t need to be limited to low residue diet.

As for eating, eat small amounts throughout the day. Introduce vegetables little by little and don’t eat too much of it in one sitting. A month after reversal, feeling so good and normal, I made the mistake of eating a (raw) kale and quinoa bowl for brunch from my favorite place and a Korean rice bowl in the evening with LOTs of vegetables. I ended up in ER the following day with an obstruction.
DX Feb. ‘21 CC IIB @ 51
Jan. ‘21 ER surgery, temp. colostomy
Sigmoid, adernocarcinoma
T4aN0MX, G2
0/24 lymph nodes
LVI: indefinite
PNI: not identified
Margins: clear
March ‘21 started 4 rounds of CAPOX
06/17/21 last day of CAPOX
06/25/21 CT scan clear
CEA: @ dx 4, post surgery 1.9, post chemo: 2.9; 09/21: 1.5
07/14/21 colostomy reversal
09/24/21 CT clear
MSS, RAS/RAF wild, PIK3CA mutant

JMRWife
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Re: Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

Postby JMRWife » Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:24 pm

So they advanced me to solid food and I ate meatloaf, mashed potatoes and cooked carrots. No action from my bowel.

i've been walking and had some hot tea but gas pain has increased slightly. I'm mad that I ate lunch but they said it was okay and I was hungry.
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.

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:16 am

That's wonderful news! I hope your recovery goes well. *hugs*
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
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

JMRWife
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Re: Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

Postby JMRWife » Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:31 pm

Pathology report: Stage 2, 0/36 nodes, good margins.
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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WriterGirl1969
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Re: Mrs. Wiggins is gone!

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:25 pm

JMRWife wrote:Pathology report: Stage 2, 0/36 nodes, good margins.


Love that you named your tumor Mrs. Wiggins! I named mine Oscar (after the grouch). Glad to hear they got her out of you with clean margins, and that no nodes came back positive. Also glad to hear surgery recovery went well for you. :)
--Tracy
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
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