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In the hospital (update 12-17) (update 12/21)

Buckwirth
Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Went to the Oncologist to find out the results of Friday's scan. I was in so much pain from a recent bm and the drive over that he sent me to the ER.

The scan showed hot at my original tumor site (where the pain is) and at my inguenal node, causing them to suspect some kind of infection. Right now they are leaning towards an anal fissure/tear.

Hopefully I will know more in the morning.

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12/17

They are going to scope me at 6pm. Right now they are confident it is a fissure, however they want to be sure. I am supposed to get the nitro glycerine cream, but it is not in the hospitals formulary and they have not been able to source it yet.

Funny thing is, with all this access to great pain meds, I have not had a bm, so I feel great today!

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12-21

Not a fissure, it is the tumor causing the pain. I should be checked out of the hospital tomorrow, then back on 1-5 to have surgery.

At least I will be home for Xmas...

Comments

  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    hoping and praying
    Hi,

    I'm hoping and praying right now for you that your pain will subside soon and they will be able to treat the infection.
    Take care & please let us know how you are.

    Lisa
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030
    lisa42 said:

    hoping and praying
    Hi,

    I'm hoping and praying right now for you that your pain will subside soon and they will be able to treat the infection.
    Take care & please let us know how you are.

    Lisa

    Take Care!
    Please take care of yourself and rest.
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    In the hospital
    Well, that's sure no fun, is it?? You go to get results from Friday's scan and all you really want is to get home because you are in pain. But good move on the onc's part to send you to the hospital. If it IS an infection, then they will be able to treat it with the heavy duty antibiotics they can give you in the hospital and get it under control asap, then send you home with some oral antibiotics. All should be good within a couple of days... meanwhile, hopefully they can do something for pain management.

    Did you find out the results from your Friday's scan... and is all ok on that front?

    Cheryl
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258

    In the hospital
    Well, that's sure no fun, is it?? You go to get results from Friday's scan and all you really want is to get home because you are in pain. But good move on the onc's part to send you to the hospital. If it IS an infection, then they will be able to treat it with the heavy duty antibiotics they can give you in the hospital and get it under control asap, then send you home with some oral antibiotics. All should be good within a couple of days... meanwhile, hopefully they can do something for pain management.

    Did you find out the results from your Friday's scan... and is all ok on that front?

    Cheryl

    Scan
    Hard to tell. If the hot spots are all about an infection, then things are great! If recurrence is part of it... Not so much. Guess I won't know for sure till the next scan.
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    Buckwirth said:

    Scan
    Hard to tell. If the hot spots are all about an infection, then things are great! If recurrence is part of it... Not so much. Guess I won't know for sure till the next scan.

    Hey Buck...

    What a pain in the "A", huh?


    Best wishes for a simple fix for a simple problem!

    John
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364
    How strange is this
    Not sure but I think this is the first time I have ever told anyone I hope they have an infection.

    I had one soon after coming home from original surgery...and the pain was really bad. Didn't know until I was in hospital that that is what it was and of course was thinking the worst.

    Hope that solution is a stiff does of antibiotic and they can send you on your way home soonest.

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    How strange is this
    Not sure but I think this is the first time I have ever told anyone I hope they have an infection.

    I had one soon after coming home from original surgery...and the pain was really bad. Didn't know until I was in hospital that that is what it was and of course was thinking the worst.

    Hope that solution is a stiff does of antibiotic and they can send you on your way home soonest.

    Hugs,

    Marie who loves kitties

    What about your CEA and bloodwork?
    Hugs buck ,praying to be just an infection!
  • plh4gail
    plh4gail Member Posts: 1,238
    Sorry about the pain
    Hope your hospital stay turns out to be easy and goes well!

    Gail
  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    pepebcn said:

    What about your CEA and bloodwork?
    Hugs buck ,praying to be just an infection!

    same here
    seems crazy but a nice treatable infection would be good.....

    hugs and hoping for good results...

    mags
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,709 **
    Pain
    Hoping that you find out what is causing this and your pain is relieved and they can prevent it in the future.

    Kim
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Sorry to hear this
    I hope there is an easy fix + you feel better soon.
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277
    OUCH
    I sure hope that you have some like an infection or fissure. I know what a thing to wish on someone. But, it would be better than a recurrence. I will be praying for the best outcome for you.
  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278
    Good thought going your way!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Best Always, mike
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,171
    Anal fissures are nasty
    I had one, and was told it wouldn't heal until I was off chemo. It took 2 additional months to heal. Meanwhile, I know your pain, I cringe thinking of it...

    My surgeon had the pharmacy mix me a cream with cardizem in it to relax the anal sphincter (it still worked well enough to avoid accidents.) I used the cream and alternated with Nupercainal. It gave me a little relief, tho not enough.

    However, as others have stated, an anal fissure or an infection beats more ca.

    Best wishes,
    Alice
  • abrub
    abrub Member Posts: 2,171
    Anal fissures are nasty
    double post
  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
    Dang
    I hpe they figure ut the prblem sn and get yu hme fr Christmas

    Brooks
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,036
    Praying for infection!
    I'm sorry about all this. I hope it IS an infection, and they can clear it up very soon! Praying you will get to be home to enjoy Christmas.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278
    Get Well Soon!
    Get Well Soon!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!~
    mike
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
    Up

    Up
  • thxmiker
    thxmiker Member Posts: 1,278
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    At least you get Christmas at home, and they found the problem.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Best Always, mike
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364
    Glad you are getting out in
    Glad you are getting out in time for the holidays.

    I hope they are able to give you something for the pain.

    Anticipating surgery is not fun, but hopefully after that bump in the road you will be feeling much better.

    Take care and please keep us posted. By the way, do you have a buddy on here or is there someone at home who can let us know how you are doing when you have the surgery?

    Marie who loves kitties
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Sorry Buckwirth
    I am glad you will be home for Christmas. Wishing you well on the 5th.
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258

    Glad you are getting out in
    Glad you are getting out in time for the holidays.

    I hope they are able to give you something for the pain.

    Anticipating surgery is not fun, but hopefully after that bump in the road you will be feeling much better.

    Take care and please keep us posted. By the way, do you have a buddy on here or is there someone at home who can let us know how you are doing when you have the surgery?

    Marie who loves kitties

    Buddy
    No, no buddies.
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277
    Hey Buck
    Sorry to hear of the tumor but, so glad you will be home for Christmas. We always have to look for the bright side otherwise this will just get and keep us down. At least with the tumor you now know what the problem is and can take care of it with the surgery. Merry Christmas at home!
  • msccolon
    msccolon Member Posts: 1,917
    tumor
    I'm sorry to hear the tumor is causing you pain. I am in the same situation and it's been a **** trying to get the pain under control and narrowing down just WHAT is causing the pain. I finally was put on sustained release morphine, which is doing a much better job of managing my pain, since it doesn't run out every 4 hours. I just consulted with a radiology oncologist regarding stereotactic radiosurgery on my tumor, which is at the recto/sigmoid junction. He says it will help control the pain as well as the bleeding; I've also been having to get iron infused after 2 units of blood because my hematocrit and hemoglobin are so low. What kind of surgery are you scheduled for on the 5th? I sure know what you mean about being glad you're not having a bm, keeping the pain down. However, you know that once the stool DOES start passing, the pain is just going to be that much worse! I pray for good days ahead for you.
    mary
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,709 **
    Fissur
    Was hoping for a fissure but even though that isn't very good. Sorry about the tumor causing the pain. Glad that you will be home for the holidays and you can take care of it after the first of the year. Merry Christmas and welcome home. Hope you feel better soon.

    Kim
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258

    Glad you are getting out in
    Glad you are getting out in time for the holidays.

    I hope they are able to give you something for the pain.

    Anticipating surgery is not fun, but hopefully after that bump in the road you will be feeling much better.

    Take care and please keep us posted. By the way, do you have a buddy on here or is there someone at home who can let us know how you are doing when you have the surgery?

    Marie who loves kitties

    Damn iPad!
    Damn iPad!
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
    msccolon said:

    tumor
    I'm sorry to hear the tumor is causing you pain. I am in the same situation and it's been a **** trying to get the pain under control and narrowing down just WHAT is causing the pain. I finally was put on sustained release morphine, which is doing a much better job of managing my pain, since it doesn't run out every 4 hours. I just consulted with a radiology oncologist regarding stereotactic radiosurgery on my tumor, which is at the recto/sigmoid junction. He says it will help control the pain as well as the bleeding; I've also been having to get iron infused after 2 units of blood because my hematocrit and hemoglobin are so low. What kind of surgery are you scheduled for on the 5th? I sure know what you mean about being glad you're not having a bm, keeping the pain down. However, you know that once the stool DOES start passing, the pain is just going to be that much worse! I pray for good days ahead for you.
    mary

    Surgery
    Remove the rectum
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625
    Hi,

    I'm sorry to hear the pain is from the tumor, truly. But, at least they are on top of things are the surgery is scheduled. Glad it's after Christmas & not before, though.
    I will be praying for you- you take care & keep us updated.

    Lisa
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    lisa42 said:

    Hi,

    I'm sorry to hear the pain is from the tumor, truly. But, at least they are on top of things are the surgery is scheduled. Glad it's after Christmas & not before, though.
    I will be praying for you- you take care & keep us updated.

    Lisa

    Feel so sorry Buck ! now rest and try to enjoy Christmas
    And after that get operated and kick the **** of the bloody tumor !