Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy) - StunnedMike

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Colorectal (Colon) Cancer. Posted on January 21, 2012 View this journey (9 Experiences)

The surgeon removed 12 inches of my colon along with 30 lymph nodes. Not all of the lymph nodes contained cancer and it appears that the cancer has not spread into any organs.

Went as Expected: Agree
Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    IKickedIt

    Hi StunnedMike,

    It is just about one year since I had the same exact diagnosis (age 45) and I was just declared "cancer-free" by my oncologist. It's an unpleasant experience, but certainly one that is worth fighting. I had 2 of 26 nodes which put me at a Stage 3A (no organs). I finished 12 rounds of chemo (FOLFOX) at the end of October. Not pleasant, but tolerable. Had a few set-backs, but tolerated it fairly well. Still dealing with side effects, but I see it as a small price to pay to gain 40+ years with my beautiful family.

    Please let me know how I can support you. I had the support of wonderful family and friends, several of whom are colon cancer survivors of 20+ years. They were my inspiration.

    Take good care of yourself; let your body recover fully. Explore all your options and then attack it with a vengeance and lots of optimism.

    about 9 years ago

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