Surgery - boampong

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on September 11, 2012 View this journey (4 Experiences)

I was told of my diagnose after recieving a call from my doctor at approx. 8:30am on Friday, March 11,2011. His assistant told me to get to the hospital as soon as possible. When I said I could be there by 1pm, I was told that would not do and I needed to get there NOW. I had swallowed a pill-cam about 10 days earlier and figured that was why I needed to go to the hospital. After arriving at 9am, I was admitted to the hospital hooked up to iv's, had a tube shoved down my throat and than got a visit from a surgent who finally told about why I was being admittted and his concerns of doing the surgery that day since many of the medical support he wanted had already left for the weekend. So I spent the weekend in observation, not even in a real room, waiting. Finally, Monday came and the surgery was scheduled. The Doctor again came in to tell me what he was going to do, stating that it should take about 3-4 hrs. Well, 7 hrs later, I was in recovery in ICU where I stayed for 6 days. I than spend an additional 18 days in the hospital. I was released with tubes, large open wounds from between my breast to about 3 inches below my bellybutton! Mostly because my insurance was gone. I had only been out of my bed 2 days before release. I had one week of private nurses to clean and redress my wounds. My daughter was taught how to do them. Did I mention that she hates the sight of blood, open wounds, etc. Of course, this was followed with about 3 months of recovery from the surgery prior to starting chemo.

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

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