Jul 16, 2013 - 3:07 pm
Having an anxious day. Husband stopped chemo the end of March - had surgery to remove rectal tumor the end of April. Also had a temp ileostomy at that time. He is stage 4 due to para-aortic lymph nodes which were removed/biopsied back in the fall right after diagnosis. Surgeon said ileostomy would be reversed in 6 to 8 weeks, however when they did the leak test they found there was a narrowing. So....surgeon says he needs a dialation treatment or two or three. First one was finally scheduled for last week, but due to dehydration and high potassium levels, it was cancelled. End of May, his CEA was .5 and then beginning of July it was .6.
Surgeon is now on vacation and no one there seems to be in any hurry to get these dialation procedures scheduled. I'm worried about him not having chemo folloiwng the surgery. He did folfox from Sept - March, with avastin for most all treatments.
Wondering should he be scanned (last pet was in March) should we ask that they put him back on chemo or should I just relax and enjoy the summer and not worry? I say I because he is enjoying not being on chemo and is keeping very busy with work, volunteering and projects, but I worry that as we are getting back to living, the cancer may be spreading.