Update

nudgie
nudgie Member Posts: 1,478 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Hi everyone I am doinjg well. I had my colon reconnection surgery on 27 Feb 07 and was released from the hospital on 7 March 07. While in the hospital I developed a small PE in the right lung and began the shots while in the hospital and currently taking Warafin 5mg for a period of 6-9 months. I also have a small wound infection that I am taking anitbotics for about a week. My surgeon is talking about letting me go back to work in mid April which is a lot sooner than I thought; 7 May. My next 3 month check-up with my Onc Doc is 17 April.

My surgeon told us that my surgery went very well and he could not see anything or signs of anyting.

Now I am goinmg to try and catch-up on the discussions I have missed since 23 Feb 07.

Comments

  • jams67
    jams67 Member Posts: 925 Member
    Glad all went ok and you are finally back to your real life and real friends. Hope you continue to progress like your doc thinks you will. Jo Ann
  • jerseysue
    jerseysue Member Posts: 624 Member
    Glad things worked out!
  • hopefulone
    hopefulone Member Posts: 1,043 Member
    Welcome back. Glad to hear you are doing ok. Rest and get your strength back. God Bless
  • kangatoo
    kangatoo Member Posts: 2,105 Member

    Welcome back. Glad to hear you are doing ok. Rest and get your strength back. God Bless

    Hi Nudgie...great to hear you are doing well. Now yah gotta lotta readin' to catch up on....I better not keep yah.
    Cheers, Ross n Jen
  • vinny3
    vinny3 Member Posts: 928 Member
    Hi Nudgie,

    Glad you are out of the hospital and doing well. Don't let them push you back to work until you have the energy and are ready. The PE adds some to the recovery time.

    ****
  • Monicaemilia
    Monicaemilia Member Posts: 455 Member
    vinny3 said:

    Hi Nudgie,

    Glad you are out of the hospital and doing well. Don't let them push you back to work until you have the energy and are ready. The PE adds some to the recovery time.

    ****

    I agree with ****, Nudgie. Don't push yourself, regardless of what the doctor thinks. Give yourself the time you need. You have gone through a lot. I'm really happy everything went so well. Monica
  • Kanort
    Kanort Member Posts: 1,272 Member
    Hi Nudgie,

    Welcome back and thanks for the update. I am glad all went well. I'm hoping the infection will clear quickly. Heal well.

    Hugs,

    Kay
  • impactzone
    impactzone Member Posts: 548 Member
    Welocome back and congrats. I developed a PE in Nov and had to go to lovenox shots as the warafin conflicted with my chemo. I am stil doing the shots and will so for the next 3 months. Take time getting well and healing.
    impactzone
  • jana11
    jana11 Member Posts: 705
    Congrats on finally coming home!! Hurray. Now, just heal up slow and easy. I started going for walks in my neighborhood; starting quick and leading to longer walks.. I think it really helped me. SLOW AND EASY!

    Hope it is all down hill from here. :) jana
  • Patrusha
    Patrusha Member Posts: 487
    Congrats, Nudgie! I am glad it went well and you are recovering ahead of schedule. Sorry about the pulmonary embolism. Yuck!