Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy) - arlenekae

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on April 21, 2019 View this journey (2 Experiences)

The surgery to remove the cancerous mass in my colon went great. Sent home after 2 days, but then 2 days after that I got an infection and was taken back to the hospital, where I stayed 8 more days. This was in February of this year. I had to recover physically from this and began chemotherapy pills this past Monday April 15th. So far so good as far as side effects but I have been told they could start at any time. I have to do 2 weeks on with the pills, then 1 week off for 6 months. I am doing ok right now but am nervous about how and when side effects will kick in.

Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
2 Comments
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    Zil

    I also am on chemo pills-3 weeks on and then 1 week off. My worst side effect has been feet that are so sore i can barely walk for a few days. This started my 2nd cycle and now I am in my 3rd. If course, everyone has different side effects.

    3 months ago
  • arlenekae's Avatar
    arlenekae

    I only had the foot problem for a couple of days so I am feeling thankful for that. I sincerely hope your feet will get back to normal soon. It seems my side effects last for a few days then stop and another one will kick in.

    about 1 month ago

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