ultra low LAR done still in hospital

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Beenumehta
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ultra low LAR done still in hospital

Postby Beenumehta » Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:44 pm

Still in hospital with complications after 13 days
Female age 51 at Dx CRa ~4 cm from anal verge
Blood in stool March 2022
Colonoscopy May 11,2022
Rectum polypectomy 2 cm polyp
Pathology report Mucinous adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated, involving colonic mucosa with positive margin
MRI and CT scan clear
Aug 4,22 LAR surgery

Previous thyroidectomy at age 50 for papillary carcinoma surgery Jan 2021 partial April 2021 complete .
RAI August 2021

Claudine
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Location: Montana

Re: ultra low LAR done still in hospital

Postby Claudine » Thu Aug 18, 2022 11:42 am

Your situation is quite similar to my husband's - he also had ULAR with tumor 4cm from AV, and a lot of post-surgery complications (acute kidney failure, guts "seizing up") which kept him in the hospital for almost 3 weeks! But eventually it all settled down and his ileostomy has been working well, he's been able to eat pretty much anything (after a period of adjustment of course), travel, etc. We learned this morning that there's no leak at the anastomosis site, so he will undergo reversal on September 5th.
Hang in there!
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary

Tumors: L4 vertebrae 04/18; left adrenal gland & small lung nodules 03/19;
rectum 02/22 (pT3 pN0 stage 2A); L3 vertebrae 09/22

Surgeries: intestinal resection 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's); adrenalectomy 02/20;
L3-L4-L5 fusion and corpectomy 05/20; LAR 04/22; reversal 09/22;
L2-L3-L4-L5 fusion and corpectomy 09/22

Treatments: EBRT 04/18; SBRT 02/19; Failed adjuvant Xelox ; Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 - 01/20;
adjuvant chemoradiation (Xeloda) 06/22

Beenumehta
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Re: ultra low LAR done still in hospital

Postby Beenumehta » Thu Aug 18, 2022 8:33 pm

Thank you Claudine. I met someone here who had reversal on August 4 and she was home in less than 48 hours and really doing well at home. Wish you all the luck for September surgery for your husband.

That gives me hope. Currently on 3 antibiotics. If my Blood work look good tomorrow than I will be discharged on Saturday/Sunday. Otherwise they have to investigate further. Sick of being sick. Just wanted to go home.
Female age 51 at Dx CRa ~4 cm from anal verge
Blood in stool March 2022
Colonoscopy May 11,2022
Rectum polypectomy 2 cm polyp
Pathology report Mucinous adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated, involving colonic mucosa with positive margin
MRI and CT scan clear
Aug 4,22 LAR surgery

Previous thyroidectomy at age 50 for papillary carcinoma surgery Jan 2021 partial April 2021 complete .
RAI August 2021

Claudine
Posts: 727
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Location: Montana

Re: ultra low LAR done still in hospital

Postby Claudine » Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:51 am

Thank you! We are bracing ourselves for a challenging Fall, as it is highly likely that DH will suffer from LARS, given that most of his rectum has been removed and he had adjuvant radiation, which tends to stiffen tissues. Fortunately he’ll be able to work from home.
I hope your problems are addressed by the antibiotics and you can go home soon, long stays in the hospital are no fun :|
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary

Tumors: L4 vertebrae 04/18; left adrenal gland & small lung nodules 03/19;
rectum 02/22 (pT3 pN0 stage 2A); L3 vertebrae 09/22

Surgeries: intestinal resection 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's); adrenalectomy 02/20;
L3-L4-L5 fusion and corpectomy 05/20; LAR 04/22; reversal 09/22;
L2-L3-L4-L5 fusion and corpectomy 09/22

Treatments: EBRT 04/18; SBRT 02/19; Failed adjuvant Xelox ; Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 - 01/20;
adjuvant chemoradiation (Xeloda) 06/22

DarknessEmbraced
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Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: ultra low LAR done still in hospital

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Aug 20, 2022 6:49 am

I'm sorry you're having such a hard and I hope you feel better soon. *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! :)


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