Onward and upwards

DSFrey
DSFrey Member Posts: 69

Surgery was completed in about 4 hours. Negative margins stage I. Just a little sore and I should leave tomorrow. So now its back to waiting for the full pathology. But based on what he saw surgeon feels very strongly it was not responsible for my weight loss. So I still have more tests to go through with after I heal.

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  • nsb748
    nsb748 Member Posts: 89
    Well done!!
    Is that the norm

    Well done!!

    Is that the norm that you find out if the margins are negative prior to the full pathology?

     

     

  • donna_lee
    donna_lee Member Posts: 1,041 Member
    nsb748 said:

    Well done!!
    Is that the norm

    Well done!!

    Is that the norm that you find out if the margins are negative prior to the full pathology?

     

     

    (-) margins

    From what I've gone thru with my own surgeries, and heard from others; and especially in a localized tumor situation, a sample is sent to the lab with a frozen section analyzed immediately.  This allows the Dr. to excise more, if necessary, at the time of initial surgery, rather than having to do the whole thing over.

    My entire kidney was removed, so that was a "no brainer".  But there was mets to the liver, with other cysts or tumors showing on the x-ray in the right lobe. Each one (there were several) was removed in a wedge and a frozen section was examined and determined to be a cyst, before moving on to the next.  The original CT had shown one or possibly two mets in the left lobe.  The lobe was removed and upon examination it proved to be one large tumor.

    What's great is you have the surgery behind you, the prognosis looks very good and you'll be a long term survivor.  Catch your breath and try to unwind.

    Best Wishes and a belated Valentines Day to you.

    Donna

     

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    donna_lee said:

    (-) margins

    From what I've gone thru with my own surgeries, and heard from others; and especially in a localized tumor situation, a sample is sent to the lab with a frozen section analyzed immediately.  This allows the Dr. to excise more, if necessary, at the time of initial surgery, rather than having to do the whole thing over.

    My entire kidney was removed, so that was a "no brainer".  But there was mets to the liver, with other cysts or tumors showing on the x-ray in the right lobe. Each one (there were several) was removed in a wedge and a frozen section was examined and determined to be a cyst, before moving on to the next.  The original CT had shown one or possibly two mets in the left lobe.  The lobe was removed and upon examination it proved to be one large tumor.

    What's great is you have the surgery behind you, the prognosis looks very good and you'll be a long term survivor.  Catch your breath and try to unwind.

    Best Wishes and a belated Valentines Day to you.

    Donna

     

    So what

    were you worried about DSFrey? There is nothing to it. All the pressure is on your surgeon to do it right. Now move on with a new appreciation of life. Don't forget to share the Karma.

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    The only way is up!

    Hi DS, it sounds like everything went well, I hope they find out what is causing the weight loss! Take care heal well:)

    Djinnie x

  • CommuterMom
    CommuterMom Member Posts: 120
    Great News...

    So glad to hear you are on your way to recovery. I heard nothing of my pathology or margins yet.  If you are leaving tomorrow you must be doing well. I'm a week out if surgery today and I feel 80% back to normal.  Let us know of your progress and take it easy.:)

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309 Member

    Great News...

    So glad to hear you are on your way to recovery. I heard nothing of my pathology or margins yet.  If you are leaving tomorrow you must be doing well. I'm a week out if surgery today and I feel 80% back to normal.  Let us know of your progress and take it easy.:)

    Hurray, DS! Glad it is behind

    Hurray, DS! Glad it is behind you with such promising news!

    Enjoy!

    Hugs!

    Jojo

  • cjhawk38
    cjhawk38 Member Posts: 44
    Good to hear from you

    Glad everything went ok and you are feeling pretty good.  Guess that means I'm next in 10 days

  • danbren2
    danbren2 Member Posts: 311
    cjhawk38 said:

    Good to hear from you

    Glad everything went ok and you are feeling pretty good.  Guess that means I'm next in 10 days

    Great News!

    Wonderful news for you! Now heal fast and start eating LOTS! All the best to you, and hopefully everything will be a breeze from hear on out!

                                    Love and prayers for good health!

                                    Brenda

  • NewDay
    NewDay Member Posts: 272
    danbren2 said:

    Great News!

    Wonderful news for you! Now heal fast and start eating LOTS! All the best to you, and hopefully everything will be a breeze from hear on out!

                                    Love and prayers for good health!

                                    Brenda

    Congratulations!

    DS,

    Congrats on getting the surgery behind you.  I'm glad to see you feel well enough to post.  I hope you get an answer to your weight loss problem.  I was having that problem too before my surgery and it has mysteriously improved since then.  It turned out that I have gastroparesis so I just have to eat small meals frequently which has allowed me to put back on a few pounds but it takes effort.  I know that problem can be very worrisome and, if it gets serious enough, it can be as scary as cancer.  I hope you find an answer soon.

    Let us know when you get your pathology report.

    Take care of yourself while you are healing,

    Kathy