Done with 4th surgery and temporary colostomy now

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crybaby
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Done with 4th surgery and temporary colostomy now

Postby crybaby » Fri Oct 14, 2022 6:25 am

It is 24 hours post surgery now, the surgeon told us the blockage was due to the terrible adhesion of larger bowel loops. Upon freeing them, some punctures happened to the intestine so they had to add a colostomy bag. He also told us this will cause small bowel syndrome and we will have to take more care of dad's diet. And he wants to reverse the stoma asap but I think that will have to wait for atleast 2 months.

Though he never answers me on how to treat the current mets. My dad got 3 - pelvic mets(5.3 cm), liver (3.6 cm) and lytic lesion in sacrum S1. He just tells me to focus on body recovery for now. Though I really want to know how we can get rid of these mets since the radiation did not work on any of these, and liver lesion was discovered post-radiation.

Do you guys know of any such case here and make me knowledgeable about the best treatment option for similar case. Like can chemotherapy work on the lesions of this size or is there something else that is considered best for tumor of this size?

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Peregrine
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Re: Done with 4th surgery and temporary colostomy now

Postby Peregrine » Fri Oct 14, 2022 6:21 pm

crybaby wrote:It is 24 hours post surgery now, the surgeon told us the blockage was due to the terrible adhesion of larger bowel loops...He also told us this will cause small bowel syndrome and we will have to take more care of dad's diet.

Small Bowel Obstruction (SBO)
https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=59661&p=473940#p473940

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Re: Done with 4th surgery and temporary colostomy now

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Oct 16, 2022 7:08 am

I'm sorry he's had such a hard time. *hugs* I hope his recovery goes well.
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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