withnoe's Journey with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Survivor: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Male, Age: 45, KRAS mutation positive: Don't Know, BRAF mutation positive: Don't Know, Stage IV

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    • withnoe
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)

    Procedure or Surgery

    After a two week post op visit I kept telling my surgeon that I had abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant and he kept telling me it was normal. Then after another week he sent me for another CT scan. After my CT scan they told me to wait in the waiting room (that never happened before). Then they told me to go straight to the ER. This was on a Saturday morning. I had an infection from the surgery on the outside of my colon and had to get a drain put in and spend a few more days at the hospital..

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree