UPDATE: RFA Successful - PhillieG

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on August 1, 2012 View this journey (26 Experiences)

RFA was today, it went well, I have a slightly collapsed lung (very, very minor) but things went "excellent" according to my surgeon. I got there at 6:15 am, the procedure was at 8 am, I was discharged at 3 pm, and home by 5 pm.
I feel very good!

Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
5 Comments
  • abrub's Avatar
    abrub

    Dang! Not more! (I may be back in the OR myself - a new incisional hernia just emerged.) Keep us posted.

    over 6 years ago
  • Jayne's Avatar
    Jayne

    Good luck with the procedure. I admire your positive attitude and determination!!!

    over 6 years ago
  • PhillieG's Avatar
    PhillieG

    So, things moved quickly. I met with Doc on Thursday, there was an opening for Tuesday the 14th so I grabbed it.
    All is well

    over 6 years ago
  • Jayne's Avatar
    Jayne

    Awesome news! Just curious, what is the follow up for you? Do you receive scans every few months? I'm beginning to think if the cancer doesn't kill us, the radiation from all the scans will!

    over 6 years ago
  • PhillieG's Avatar
    PhillieG

    LOL, I do get scans every two months at this point. It had been every three for a while. They do use lower radiation scanners at many places but I do hear you! Whatever gets them works for me!

    over 6 years ago

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