Got into my room (Update spoke with surgeon)

herdizziness
herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
edited September 2013 in Colorectal Cancer #1

A couple of hours ago, they came took blood pressure, temp and left.  Have'nt seen anyone since.

 Doing great when first woke up, was in great pain as the epidural wasn't in place they were sticking all kinds pain killers in IV. The anesthesiologist showed up and moved it annd INSTANT pain relief!!!  But fell back to sleep with all the added pain killers hitting my system started working so spent a couple extra more hours in recovery.  Feeling great like normal with no pain!

Did non-step flatuance  when I sat on toilet seat, was worried so that test to leave the hospital is already done.

thank you,

Winter Marie

UPDATE: Spoke with the surgeon today who by the  way was shocked that I greeted him from down the hall as he started to enter my room, as I had been walking.  He was "You look good, you look really really good", well heck ya, you cut that tumor that was hurting me out, of course I'm doing good :).  I asked him about the tumor, he called it a "large mass" and and he said that it wanted to come out of the colon even without surgery it was coming out of the confines of  the colon.  I now feel VINDICATED in insisting on the surgery :)!

Thanks all for the encouragement s!

Winter Marie 

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  • Dyanclark
    Dyanclark Member Posts: 296
    Get home

    Sounds like you are doing pretty good.  Looks like food will move normal thru digestive track so maybe tomorrow you can get some gourmet jello.  Nice to hear from you.

     Hugs from George & Dyan

     

     

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,754 Member
    Happy dance

    How wondeful to hear from you so quickly after your surgery.  It sounds like you are doing great considering what you are going through. 

    Isn't it wild that farting becomes so important.  I walked and walked after my colon resection trying to come up with one. They wouildn't let me eat until I had. 

    I pray you will continue to recover well. 

    I am so happy to have heard from you.

  • Momof2plusteentwins
    Momof2plusteentwins Member Posts: 509 Member
    Winter Marie
    So glad you got surgery after all you went through. Isn't it funny that us cancer folks love to hear the word surgery. Hope your recovery is easy on you.
    Sandy
  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
    Dear Marie,

    I wish you a speedy recovery and long term benefits from the surgery. 

    Laz

  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111 Member
    Marie:

    I am so happy you got your surgery.  Sounds like it went well so rest up and get your strength back.  

    Love and Hugs - Tina

  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117 Member
    geotina said:

    Marie:

    I am so happy you got your surgery.  Sounds like it went well so rest up and get your strength back.  

    Love and Hugs - Tina

    hi you

    get some rest and try not to be the hero yet(you alredy are one) thanks for the update...Godbless...johnnybegood

  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456 Member
     
    Well now, what wonderful

     

    Well now, what wonderful words to hear from you this morning - "NO PAIN!"   Smiles all around today!  :)

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,729 Member
    Surgery

    Sounds like everything went well.  Glad your pain is relieved.  Hope your recovery goes well.

    Kim

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Dear Winter Marie

    So very glad to hear from you so quickly after surgery.  Sounds like you are doing very well.

    Hope that you will continue to be pain free and have speedy recovery.

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties

  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276 Member

    Me too!

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571 Member
    You are one tough lady!

    I'll bet you shocked the surgeon!

    I'm so glad that you pushed and got this surgery done.  It's a good reminder that we have to advocate for ourselves sometimes.

    Keep us updated!

    Hugs~AA

  • LindaK.
    LindaK. Member Posts: 506 Member
    Keep up the good work!

    You sound so much better, glad that thing is out of your body.  Keep up the good healing, you'll be home in no time!

    Linda

  • janderson1964
    janderson1964 Member Posts: 2,215 Member
    Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,754 Member
    Just in time then

    When will these Doctors clue in to the fact that we, the patient, often know what is going on with our bodies and to listen to us? 

    I'm SO SO SO glad that you pushed and got the surgery, and now, look how well your doing; up and about and impressing not just the  surgeon but us too.

    Keep up the good work, and we'll be keeping up the love and support. 

  • traci43
    traci43 Member Posts: 773 Member
    glad to hear you're doing well

    Thank goodness you stood up for surgery!  And thank goodness for epidurals!  Hope you're back home recovering soon.  Traci

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169 Member
    You never cease to amaze me.

    You never cease to amaze me.  You really are quite something, WM.  Thanks for the speedy update.  Wasn't expecting to hear from you for another day or two.  Keep up the good work.  Hope you get home soon.

  • wolfen
    wolfen Member Posts: 1,324 Member
    Chelsea71 said:

    You never cease to amaze me.

    You never cease to amaze me.  You really are quite something, WM.  Thanks for the speedy update.  Wasn't expecting to hear from you for another day or two.  Keep up the good work.  Hope you get home soon.

    Winter

    Just really GREAT news which we can all use. I'm so glad someone listened and that your recovery is going super fast.

    Luv,

    Wolfen

  • WinneyPooh
    WinneyPooh Member Posts: 318

    You are one tough lady!

    I'll bet you shocked the surgeon!

    I'm so glad that you pushed and got this surgery done.  It's a good reminder that we have to advocate for ourselves sometimes.

    Keep us updated!

    Hugs~AA

    being that i have this condition also

    Did the install an iliostomy or did they reconnect so you can go normally and was this your first surgery down there close to the rectum or had you had others, they left my tumor in this time and placed a stint with hopes of opening it up and killiing the cancer with chemo, so far i have had one treatment of the new drugs, my white blood count is really low, constant fevers, pain when i eat, touble passing stool. The last treatment i had yesterday, i had a sever allergic reaction, had to stop treatment, 

    this is one of the first times in 4 years that i have been fighting this cancer that i am really afraid of what the future may hold.

    Penny

  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member

    being that i have this condition also

    Did the install an iliostomy or did they reconnect so you can go normally and was this your first surgery down there close to the rectum or had you had others, they left my tumor in this time and placed a stint with hopes of opening it up and killiing the cancer with chemo, so far i have had one treatment of the new drugs, my white blood count is really low, constant fevers, pain when i eat, touble passing stool. The last treatment i had yesterday, i had a sever allergic reaction, had to stop treatment, 

    this is one of the first times in 4 years that i have been fighting this cancer that i am really afraid of what the future may hold.

    Penny

    Penny

    Right there with you girl in that worry department.   This is first one in sigmoid area, the last one was on right side colon where they removed I think 18 inches on that side. They did not have to give  illiostomy.  I haven't asked the surgeon how much he removed on this operation (I forgot to yesterday and haven't seen him today). I'm mostly worried because this was a new primary that right after 2nd liver resection in the end of May, spread new tumors to it and so in May had three tumors removed from liver and here in September have three more back in the liver.

    i would have gone with chemo, but since this new primary spread cells so fast and pain was so great I went with having it removed first.

    have you talked with them about removing tumor?  What were their thoughts about? is it because of the palliative care thing, or is something more pressing that made them decide to go with the stent?  I felt that since the spread tumors were far slower growing then the new primary, I wanted the new primary put FIRST AND FOREMOST and let's do the chemo on the slower stuff in a few weeks!

    Winter Marie

  • danker
    danker Member Posts: 1,276 Member
    Winter Marie

    Glad to hear all is going so well.  Are you now NED?  Hope so ! Good Luck!!!