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Sacral Resection Tomorrow

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Hello Folks,

This is a follow-up to the recent post regarding my upcoming "sacral resection". For those who don't know me I was dx stage 4 with liver mets in August 2004. I had all the surgery and chemo needed at the time and further RFA to dispense with a pesky little liver met recurrence. I was all clear for a few years until I suffered a local recurrence in Aug 2009. This time it was in the sacrum and rectum. I had radiation for 3 weeks and then erbitux for 10 months. When it became clear that the erbitux was losing its grip I enquired about a sacral resection.

Colon cancer in the sacrum is pretty rare. Johnsfo and I were the only two here on the board with it. It is very painful, does huge nerve damage, and is usually fatal. The sacral resection is a pretty major surgery but it is being done more frequently for various types of cancer that affect the sacrum. You can read about the details on my BLOG... http://www.rob-pollock.blogspot.com/

If you know of anyone who has had there cc spread to the sacrum have them contact me.

I'll post a report on the surgery when I'm back online. 2-4 weeks or so.

TTFN... Rob; in Vancouver

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Hey, Rob. Praying this goes VERY WELL for you! Looking forward to hearing from you in a few weeks.


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Many prayers, good vibes and all around best wishes sent your way. I know you'll do fine during and after the surgery. Will be thinking about you.
Winter Marie

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I have been following your journey. Good luck. You will be in my thoughts.


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and may all good things come to you during this time..........Love to you friend......Clift

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Hello Rob. I read some of your blog just today and want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be looking forward to hearing some good news from you in 2-4 weeks.Thank you for touching base here with us.

Best wishes to you in all things.


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followed by a swift recovery......steve

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I hope your surgery is extremely successful. It was really kind of you to post here when you you have so much going on. You are a total inspiration to me.

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Good luck on the upcoming surgery. Sending good vibes and prayers your way. Take care.


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Hope everything goes well and you are too recoupe fast. Prayers and Blessing your way from Lourdes.

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You know you'll be in my prayers friend. I look forward to hearing back from you. You are an amazing man. Your family is obviously a huge blessing to you and I know you are a blessing to them.


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Hope everything goes well and you recoupe fast. Prayers and Blessing your way from Lourdes.

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i hope it goes well.


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I will be keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers.


PhillieG's picture
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Missed your posts and comments. I'm sorry to hear that it's back. I wish you the best and that you and your team beat this and put this chapter behind you.

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I hope your resection goes well and recovery is smooth.

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but I'm sure your dr.s team are going to do a great job!.
Good luck and prayers!

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Hi Rob,

I know this is a huge deal, based on what you said on your blog, with the surgery being 2 parted over 2 days- is that correct?
I will hope and be praying that all goes well for you.
Take care of yourself-


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I've touched base on your blog and have kept up with your progress....this is a big one and I just hope that all goes as well as planned.

You know how I feel about you - have missed you and your posts, but clearly understood your need for branching out with your classes. Look forward to hearing an update from you whenever you are able to do so.

Just be well, my friend.


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So good to see that smiling face that I loved so much. You were such a wonderful contributer to the site and are missed. I posted you a note on your blog and have checked in on you occasionally since youve been gone. I am thrilled that there are options for you!
Wishing you much success with your surgery and recovery. I will check in for updates. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and see many more years in your future.


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Aud's picture
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I haven't been very active here lately but I remember you well and miss your posts. Hope all goes well with your surgery. Holding you in the Light for successful surgery, healing, and strength.

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Get well soon, you are a fighter, you can do this

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