Jun 29, 2013 - 10:55 am
I had my colostomy reversed June 17th. Needless to say I had no tx that weekend. The two weekends before I had my tx with no avastan. I had tx yesterday (and thru the weekend) with no avastan. My next tx (in two weeks) I will resume with Avastan. Blood levels yesterday were good, except for an big increase in one of my liver enzymes...Alkaline Phosphatase was 765 (normal is 50-136). It was not high like this even in December before starting chemo. My oncologist was a bit surprised, but then again my pain pills have been vicodin, which of course affects the liver. My oncologist and I decided it was important for me to get back on my schedule of chemo, since I was doing great before. I feel terrific today, am able to inhale without have pain throughout my chest as well as feeling pain in my surgical area. It takes 3-5 weeks for recovery from ostomy reversal, so I must remember this. My husband wanted me to wait on chemo, but I reminded him when I started chemo in December, I had had two surgeries (one to put in the colostomy, the other to remove the abscess that was causing me pain). I started a week before Christmas, but was given the option to wait until after Christmas. Nope, this girl wanted to get right on it, and that is how I still feel. Today is the best I have been feeling since the day before surgery. I am just worried about my liver enzymes, as I said before, even before this lovely little trip started in Nov./Dec., my liver enzymes were fine. My oncologist felt my liver yesterday and said it felt small like before (which is great).
It has been a sad eye opener when I read about the updates from some who have been on here a while. I have learned so much from people like Doc. Keeping my fingers crossed for all!