• fistula formation

    Asked by ironmikey on Friday, May 17, 2019

    fistula formation

    I have to be evaluated for surgical resection of peritoneal metastasis with fistula formation. I see the surgeon on 5/23/2019 . I dont know what to expect. ?

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      ironmikey

      This is because my latest scan of G.I.S.T. tumor showed growth in a potrion of it that is pushing against my bowels. I left some earlier posts but this is more detailed. I'm hoping that CARM might respond... Thanks, michael

      about 1 month ago
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      ironmikey

      I have to be evaluated for surgical resection of peritoneal metastasis with fistula formation. I see the surgeon on 5/23/2019 . I dont know what to expect

      about 1 month ago
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      ironmikey

      the last post was supoosed to come before the first one...
      hopefully some one has some experience with something like this. I'm trying not to google it anymore bevcause it looks scary.... Thanks again Mikey

      about 1 month ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Mikey,
      I don't know if they will include a HIPEC, but a resection of the peritoneum is just cutting out a portion of the organ that is effected by tumor. The peritoneum is the lining that protects and supports the organs of the abdomen. I don't know where you have a fistula at, it would help to know that. Sometimes they will do a HIPEC with an abdominal resection. Once they remove the tumor that is visible, they fill the abdomen with heated chemo and keep it there for about 45 minutes and then drain it out and close you up. Like any other surgery to the abdomen, you will have some incisional discomfort but I suspect they will get you up and moving fast. There are different ways of dealing with a fistula. They can remove a portion of an organ where the fistula developed, they can surgically repair it if possible, or they can send you for hyperbaric therapy after the surgery to close it. It depends on the location and severity of the fistula. I hope this helps clarify.

      about 1 month ago
    • ironmikey's Avatar
      ironmikey

      Thanks Carm,
      I don't 100% understand but that helped some. I really appreiciate you taking time to respond :)
      best wishes , Mikey

      about 1 month ago
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      ironmikey

      did you mean hyperbaric like they use for decompresion sickness? I;m horribly claustrophobic so I hope not. could never go in that chamber!!!

      about 1 month ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      It is a large chamber and every patient I have had who has had it says the treatment is really boring. They usually have a library of movies that you can watch while in there. That is only one option. You say your still not 100% sure you understand. What part of my post are you still unclear about? How can I help to clarify? If you would like to discuss further, I can get my number to you if that will help.

      about 1 month ago
    • ironmikey's Avatar
      ironmikey

      I dont even know I'll need that. sorry I didn't understand. I don't know what to think... I'm a little scared to be perfectly honest.

      about 1 month ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Mikey,
      To be afraid of what you do not know is a natural reaction. We always fear the unknown. But if it is the surgery, I'm sure you will do fine because you have such a desire for life. Those that have a goal, have a direction...they know where they are going and where they want to be. They let nothing deter them from their goal. Remember that these doctors work for you, not the other way around. You have every right to demand clarity, to ask what you can expect with every option you have been given. I will always be right here to help you in any way that I can. It's your right to feel fear, but never let it drive you...just keep pushing towards the life you want to get back to and you'll be there before you know it.

      about 1 month ago

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