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What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Surgeries.
July 5th he had colon surgery. He liver has various lesions. Not operable.
11/15/2011 - resection surgery (LAR), supracervial hysterectomy, oopherectomy. No side effects/no pain. All cancer was removed. 01/10/2012 - port inserted for IV Chemo. No side effects. 04/09/2012 - Kidney stone removal surgery. 10/03/2012 - ileostomy reversal. All went well.
My First surgery was 1/26/11 I had and appendectomy done, that's when I was diagnosed. I was in severe pain after the surgey. My second surgery was 4/28/11, I had the HIPEC surgery which was 12 hours long, again in severe pain.
Colon resection 8/31/11
Inoperable, primary tumor lodged in pelvis
Dec 17th, 2004: removal of rectum/anus. Bowel removal. August,2008: spleen removal, coxyx removal, tumor removed from arm. November 14, 2011: lymph node removal.
Rectal tumor / Liver / Left lung
Oct. 17 colonoscpy/ Oct 19 removed 18 inches of colon, 15 lymph nodes and appendix. Six days in hospital. Lymph nodes clear cancer had spread outside the wall of colon and almost completely closed off bowels.
8 inches of colon removed
Dec 6, 2011 12" colon removed with 14 limp nodes and a very abnormal appendix, benign.
Bowel resection in August with (hopefully) temporary colostomy bag. Liver resection with gall blader removal October
Open surgery, removed lymph nodes, resected sigmoid, removed some of small intestine, removed gall bladder, resected liver
Surgery for me is planned after Chemo and Radiation treatment, as I write this I am starting week 4 of 6 total weeks. Doctor plans to remove tumor and unfortunatley probably my rectum because the tumor is a the very bottom of my rectum. So there will be a stoma in my future.
Emergency colostomy on 9/11/09. No real side effects other than the basic lifestyle changes that a colostomy can bring.
Doing chemo and radiation prior to surgery. European standard to reduce the tumor size. Surgery March/April
Surgeon mentioned that surgery will be done 4-6 weeks after chemo radiation is completed.
Laparotomy to shift the ovaries.Resection of the tumor and installation of stoma.Multiple surgeries because of an abscess between rectum and spine and also rectovaginal fistulas. Last surgery happened to be removement of the stoma.
The most recent surgery involves the removal of section C7 of the spinal column, which had been eaten away by the tumour. An artificial titanium support was installed. For three weeks, my mother was hospitalised and could not walk for several days. With rehab, she began to walk and can do basic things on her own, but her health has been very frail. The area around the incision, at the front and back of the neck, are continuously sore, even almost two months after the surgery. She also lost her voice, and will have to wear a neck brace for 3-6 months.
Nov - Dec 2010 Radiation / Chemo therapy - (Feb 2011 - Removed 1 foot of colon.) (June 2011 reversal of illeostomy) - Nov 2011 removal of chemo port
Surgery occurred 5 days after diagnosis. No real side effects to date....good job by the doc!! Was out of hospital and back to work in 3weeks!
My first surgery was Friday the 13th in August of 2010, was a 9 hour surgery and my doctor really screwed me up other than he did get the tumor. He also cut my uterers. those are the tube that run from your Kidney to your bladder. Well now mine are cut...and I have a left and right nephrostomy. Thats how I urinate..it sucks .. I tell everyone to call me the bag lady. I have 2 nephrostomies and a colostomy! I also supposidly had my umbilical hernia fixed and a hysotrectomy. In November of 2011 I had my umbilical hernia really fixed...had a colostomy rivision and had my right nephorostomy installed for lack of a better word.I had the suregery in 2011 done in Dallas..had great doctores!
Colon reection surgery in January, 2002. Lumpectomy for stage 1 breast cancer in 2003. Lung surgeries (2) in 2004.
AbdominoPerinealResection with perm/ Colostomy Jan 2010 failed rectal stitches mean open wound continuing (almost 3 years later)
colonoscopy 6/8/12 Liver biopsy 6/29/12
01/01/12 no side effects went well. Just can't keep food in my stomach too long
07/13/2012 hysterectomy, oopherectomy to remove 26cm adnexal mass. Doctors thought it was ovarian related but once inside saw that it originated from colon, and did colon resection and liver biopsy.
Radical Hysterectomy and Lymphnode removal
September 25, 2012. Laparoscopic Right hemicolectomy, with some transverse colon and ileum removal. Resection, no colostomy. Lots of uncontrollable diarrhea after surgery, nausea/vomiting. Port a cath, November 7, 2012
Cl12 inches of colon and kidney removed
9/19/2011. proximal resection. 6" incision. Other than anal fissures, recovered quickly. Back to work 2 1/2 weeks post surgery.
Anterior resection & ileostomy, 11/04/09; "Takedown" surgery (reconnection), 04/10, slightly decreased bowel control.
Have not had surgery yet. It is scheduled for October 7th. Going to remove the tumor and do a colostomy. I am not looking forward to either. I don't think I am going to like wearing a bag even if it is only temporary( I hope ).
Transanal resection, October 5th, 2009.
August 19, 2010 - tumor resection, complete rectal resection, lymph node removal, permanent colostomy. September 22, 2011 - tumor resection, coccyx removal, complete hysterectomy (uterus & ovaries), complete vaginectomy, external pelvic reconstruction.
12 inches of the sigmoid colon was removed on 1/16/2012. It was able to be reattached without the need of a colostomy.
had 12 inches of colon removed along with 14 lymph nodes, 5 of which were positive. Mets to the liver. Surgeon made an incision from an inch above my navel down, about 10 inches. No colostomy… so far. 12/14: hysterectomy to remove metastasis on ovary.
First surgery was 1/6/14 to remove large mass and create an ileostomy. Surgery went great(Robotic--6 hours) but my body didn't want to be as positive about everything. Lost all appetite for several days and then began vomiting if I drank any fluids. After doing a Small Bowel xray, found a small narrowing near the site of the ileostomy but was believed to be swelling. I would actually have a few good days here and there which made me feel like I was improving and just had to wait for my body to respond to this new life. Remained in the hospital for 9 days but was hoping to leave after 4 or 5. After I got home, the ileostomy bag---which is no fun, but only temporary, would do it's thing for the most part but there were days where I would get little to nothing in the bag for a whole day. That's when I knew something wasn't right. Eventually it would start working so the surgeon kept a very close eye on progress. Suddenly, on the 3rd week post op, I started cramping which increased over a 3 day period to the point it felt I was having labor pains every 4 to 6 minutes. I couldn't sleep, eat or rest at any point but I was determined to handle this on my own and get thru it. Not a smart move. Finally made an appointment with my surgeon( who I love) on the 3rd day from Hell, he took one look at me and said we need to do emergency surgery and reverse the ileostomy. I had a small bowel obstruction after all. My tumor was so close to the sphincter muscle that he was afraid I hadn't given the surgical area enough time to heal but the reversal actually went well. Obviously if the sphincter muscle isn't strong, it can result in fecal incontinance. That second surgery was 1/31/14. Had a third surgery on 2/21/14 to place a Purple power port and do an anal dilatation because I was getting very uncomfortable in the anal region. Sadly, another complication I am dealing with is a neurogenic bladder, meaning I haven't been able to empty my bladder normally since the first surgery. My urologist believes this will return to normal but can't give me any time frame to expect. Having to self cath myself at this time, which isn't horrible but not very practical or convenient when working full time and being very active.
I originally had a colon excision with 18" inches of my colon removed. I had a colostomy to allow my colon to heal. I was able to have my colostomy reversed 6-months later!!!! Yippee!!! I credit a lot of my survival to having a wonderful colorectal surgeon, Dr. Lee Raley!!! I am sure there are a lot of wonderful surgeons out there, but having a surgeon who specializes in the colon was a big benefit to me. He is "up" on all the latest colon caner treatments & surgery techniques and I was so lucky to find him.
AS of March, "14, colon surgery, removed 1/3 of colon and part of small intestine, also removed carcinoid tumor
Tumor & lymph node removal 2/13/13 temporary ileostomy; 9/18/13 ostomy reversal
2/8/14 - Colon resection performed to remove the cancerous mass. 63cm of colon and 30 lymph nodes removed. Only 1 node had signs of cancer.
IRREVERSIBLE COLOSTOMY, 11/1/2013 BOWEL OBSTRUCTION AFTER SURGERY
Scheduled for 2/19/15
1 ft of my colon removed, emergency surgery.
October- low anterior resection Spring- ileostomy reversal
Repair ruptured blockage, ileostomy.
Left hemicolectomy, Oct 26, 2015. Did very well. 19 inches of colon removed, 15 lymph nodes removed, 3 positive, size 6 cm.
Robotic Bowel resection 11/24/2015, Ileus 11/29/2015
colon resection March 2nd.
20.10.2015 right Hemicolectomy
Removal of 7 in" of colon. 4 out of 16 lymph nodes were affected. Surgery recovery was slow. Port "installed" Feb. 13, 2013.
Temp ileostomy Nov 2015 Colon resection Feb 2016 Reversed ileostomy Dec 2016
September 2012 - Left hemi-colectomy removing 20 inches of colon, April 2016 - right lung, upper lobectomy, December 2016 - radical neck dissection for 3 colonic tumors in thyroid and cervical lymphnodes
Successful removal of tumor and affected lymph nodes