• Big day tomorrow.... meeting a surgeon at GWU who does robotic surgery

    Asked by BeckyTice on Monday, March 25, 2013

    Big day tomorrow.... meeting a surgeon at GWU who does robotic surgery

    Say your prayers for me. I've written down a bunch of questions to ask and I have a copy of the CATscan [Abdomin] the report, the pathology report, the colonoscopy report, and a couple other reports for him. I'm hoping it's a quick and easy deal with no chemo..... please say your prayers.... TIA


    15 Answers from the Community

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    • hogfan03's Avatar

      My prayers are with you!

      over 4 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Becky, Good Luck. Robitic assisted surgery is a great way to go. I had it last fall to remove my right adrenal gland which had a tumor in it. Recovery is faster as the incisions are smaller the the entire process is more percise. I even claimed I starred in a horror movie, I was attacked by a robot and it was filmed. Feel free to use that line if you want. We will keepo you in our prayers and hope that the schedule you as soon as possible for the surgery.

      over 4 years ago
    • bbay65's Avatar

      My thoughts and prayers will be w/ you. Sounds like cutting edge technology, let us know how you do. Sounds like you are prepared. We are unlucky to have cancer, but lucky to fight it w/ 2013 medical knowledge.

      over 4 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      Praying for you!

      over 4 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      You have all of our support Becky. Robotic surgery is such an amazing thing to have come about. I pray you get the results you want! Tracy

      over 4 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Best of luck w/the surgeon. Good thoughts in your direction!

      over 4 years ago
    • ElizaM's Avatar

      I'm certainly pulling for you. I am hoping that my good news from my two biopsied polyps from my last colonoscopy 2 weeks ago which are benign, is a good indication that we are all doing positive, healing things to stave off any more developments. I'm now due for a hernia repair surgery next week and hope it holds. It's all good. Be positive, ask your questions, and if you don't get the answers you like, find another "expert" to ask the same questions of, and keep asking until you get the answers you like.

      over 4 years ago
    • Shanti's Avatar

      I had robotic surgery in January at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida for Stage III colorectal cancer. My doctors were very pleased with the healing and total recovery time. I did need chemo and radiation before the surgery and am having four months of chemo now post surgery.
      I hope you receive positive feedback from your meeting with the surgeon. My prayers are with you.

      over 4 years ago
    • NanaL's Avatar

      Prayers being sent! Hope all goes well and let us know what the surgeon has to say. Stay strong and keep fighting.

      over 4 years ago
    • BeckyTice's Avatar

      Oh I'm so excited. The Doctor says the surgery can take place in 2 or 3 weeks. One little incision [hopefully] because he will do it robotically. He says he will get with the surgeon who did my gastric bypass to find out if he went over the colon or under it when he did the connection to the pouch a couple years ago. Gastric Bypass seems to put a little twist on the colon cancer issue. He said that I should probably only be out of work for about a month.... if no chemo is needed. If he goes in and finds more cancer than suspected, he'll pull out, put me in chemo first and then go back later. Seems intelligent and easy to trust. Thanks all for your prayers.... I know they played a big part in the good news I got today.

      over 4 years ago
    • BeckyTice's Avatar

      April 8th at George Washington Hospital Center.... Yippee....

      over 4 years ago
    • mamab's Avatar

      sending prayers and positive thoughts......good luck on the 8th with your robotic surgery

      over 4 years ago
    • nance's Avatar

      Becky I hope you are doing well. I had robitic surgery for my colon resection. The recovery period was less. Now it has been a year since my surgery and you would never know it. You can hardly see a scar on my stomach. I can even wear a bikini this summer. (think I will pass on that idea hahaha) Good Luck To You!

      over 4 years ago
    • BeckyTice's Avatar

      The surgery went great. I went back to work Friday.... I was surprised that I couldn't work an 8 hour day but I made it 7 hours and that's great.... IMHO Robotic is the best way to go....

      My family helped me get up and down. That was the big deal at first. Now I can pretty much do anything I could before the surgery as long as it doesn't include heavy lifting.

      As for the chemo... well it turns out my mother left me a gene MSI-H.... chemo would not help so it's not worth the side affects. I'll just go for regular testing from now on... so when the next cancer shows up, we'll meet it at the door and give it the boot right away.

      Today I'm going to my friend's church to thank the prayer warriors. Lately I've been posting gospel verses on a forum site [ http://forums.somd.com/religion/ ] . We've been in Mark 9 lately.... guess I'll use verse 29 cause it says “This kind can come out only by prayer".

      My thanks to everyone.... keep me updated how you are doing... we need more good news on these sites.... encouragement....

      over 4 years ago
    • crabman's Avatar

      just want to say hi i am going thur a lot of same things hope you are doing ok

      over 2 years ago

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