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ErinMay22? Just wondering how your surgery went

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    Rebecca and Bob
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      Just hoping everything went well for you!

       

      Rebecca

      Just hoping everything went well for you!

       

      Rebecca

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        Erinmay22
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          Hi! Thanks for checking in! Surgery went well. Glad I did it. Both myself and my surgeon were surprised at how big the tumor actually was. (maybe baseball size?!?). No official pathology report back yet.

          Surgery was on the 4th. I was released yesterday from the hospital. Things seem to be fine so far! The surgeon said all other organs looked good. They tried to remove as many lymph nodes as they could.

          I am in on Monday to have the staples removed. Then have my 2nd ipi treatment on Tuesday! Feeling pretty good so far. Bit sore from all the moving and car riding. So taking time to sleep and take it easy.,

          Hope you’re doing well!
          Cheers,
          Erin

            Rebecca and Bob
            Participant

              Erin,

               

              Really glad to hear that was all they found even though it was big. Sounds like you definitely made the right decision with surgery. They did the same exploratory surgery on my husband looking at all the organs. It's really great they got it out. I hope you hear good news about the lymph nodes. It's great your getting the IPI right after. My husband had IL-2 before the surgery nothing after but the sugeon said after surgery the immune system goes into overdrive so maybe the combo of the surgery and IPI will be just what you need! That recovery with the staples is tough but you sound like you have a great plan moving forward.

              I'm waiting for my husband to make his appointment,  that's the hard part now he just loves to delay going in.

              Good luck!

              Rebecca

              Rebecca and Bob
              Participant

                Erin,

                 

                Really glad to hear that was all they found even though it was big. Sounds like you definitely made the right decision with surgery. They did the same exploratory surgery on my husband looking at all the organs. It's really great they got it out. I hope you hear good news about the lymph nodes. It's great your getting the IPI right after. My husband had IL-2 before the surgery nothing after but the sugeon said after surgery the immune system goes into overdrive so maybe the combo of the surgery and IPI will be just what you need! That recovery with the staples is tough but you sound like you have a great plan moving forward.

                I'm waiting for my husband to make his appointment,  that's the hard part now he just loves to delay going in.

                Good luck!

                Rebecca

                Rebecca and Bob
                Participant

                  Erin,

                   

                  Really glad to hear that was all they found even though it was big. Sounds like you definitely made the right decision with surgery. They did the same exploratory surgery on my husband looking at all the organs. It's really great they got it out. I hope you hear good news about the lymph nodes. It's great your getting the IPI right after. My husband had IL-2 before the surgery nothing after but the sugeon said after surgery the immune system goes into overdrive so maybe the combo of the surgery and IPI will be just what you need! That recovery with the staples is tough but you sound like you have a great plan moving forward.

                  I'm waiting for my husband to make his appointment,  that's the hard part now he just loves to delay going in.

                  Good luck!

                  Rebecca

                Erinmay22
                Participant
                  Hi! Thanks for checking in! Surgery went well. Glad I did it. Both myself and my surgeon were surprised at how big the tumor actually was. (maybe baseball size?!?). No official pathology report back yet.

                  Surgery was on the 4th. I was released yesterday from the hospital. Things seem to be fine so far! The surgeon said all other organs looked good. They tried to remove as many lymph nodes as they could.

                  I am in on Monday to have the staples removed. Then have my 2nd ipi treatment on Tuesday! Feeling pretty good so far. Bit sore from all the moving and car riding. So taking time to sleep and take it easy.,

                  Hope you’re doing well!
                  Cheers,
                  Erin

                  Erinmay22
                  Participant
                    Hi! Thanks for checking in! Surgery went well. Glad I did it. Both myself and my surgeon were surprised at how big the tumor actually was. (maybe baseball size?!?). No official pathology report back yet.

                    Surgery was on the 4th. I was released yesterday from the hospital. Things seem to be fine so far! The surgeon said all other organs looked good. They tried to remove as many lymph nodes as they could.

                    I am in on Monday to have the staples removed. Then have my 2nd ipi treatment on Tuesday! Feeling pretty good so far. Bit sore from all the moving and car riding. So taking time to sleep and take it easy.,

                    Hope you’re doing well!
                    Cheers,
                    Erin

                    aldakota22
                    Participant

                      Thank God that tumor is out.Good to hear from you.In my prayers that all goes well.Beat the Beast.   Al

                        Sandy11
                        Participant

                          Erin, glad to hear you are doing well after your surgery and they took out the tumor.. Hoping for swift recovery. My husband had his first Ipi treatment last week.  Brief allergic reaction… recovery drugs then they started over and it went better the second try.  He is now awaiting a second scan to verify whether it is truly a tumor in the intestine.  More than likely the same procedure you just had is in his future. Happy to hear you are able to continue Ipi as well.

                          Good thoughts are sent your way… for you and you husband too Rebecca 

                          Erinmay22
                          Participant

                            Thanks guys!  Hopefully they got all the tumor out.  The surgeon made it sound like she got it all.  And all other organs around looked good.  They couldn't get all the lymph nodes around but hopefully the ipi will kick in!  

                            Sandy – best of luck to your husband on his scans.  Bummer about the allergic reaction!  I have 2nd dose on Tuesday!  and get the staples out on Monday!  I'm excited for that since they really irritate me!  

                            It's been 10 days since surgery and I'm recovering pretty well.  Will see how much longer I should take off from work.  I do notice I get fatigued pretty easily.  Hoping like my last surgery my immune system kicks in to overdrive and things clear up!  

                            Thoughts and prayres your way everyone!

                            Erin

                            Erinmay22
                            Participant

                              Thanks guys!  Hopefully they got all the tumor out.  The surgeon made it sound like she got it all.  And all other organs around looked good.  They couldn't get all the lymph nodes around but hopefully the ipi will kick in!  

                              Sandy – best of luck to your husband on his scans.  Bummer about the allergic reaction!  I have 2nd dose on Tuesday!  and get the staples out on Monday!  I'm excited for that since they really irritate me!  

                              It's been 10 days since surgery and I'm recovering pretty well.  Will see how much longer I should take off from work.  I do notice I get fatigued pretty easily.  Hoping like my last surgery my immune system kicks in to overdrive and things clear up!  

                              Thoughts and prayres your way everyone!

                              Erin

                              Sandy11
                              Participant

                                Hello ErinMay,  Hope the staples are out and the 2nd treatment went well.  Just checking in to let you know good thoughts are coming your way for recovery. 

                                My husband has his second Ipi treatment on the 30th.  Still awaiting scan results for review of possible small intestinal tumor. He has chosen not to join in the blog, but looks forward to hearing about your journey.  He too is keeping you in his prayers.  He is very strong (and my hero) your story has been helpful in keeping that strength.

                                All the best to you.

                                Sandy11
                                Participant

                                  Hello ErinMay,  Hope the staples are out and the 2nd treatment went well.  Just checking in to let you know good thoughts are coming your way for recovery. 

                                  My husband has his second Ipi treatment on the 30th.  Still awaiting scan results for review of possible small intestinal tumor. He has chosen not to join in the blog, but looks forward to hearing about your journey.  He too is keeping you in his prayers.  He is very strong (and my hero) your story has been helpful in keeping that strength.

                                  All the best to you.

                                  Sandy11
                                  Participant

                                    Hello ErinMay,  Hope the staples are out and the 2nd treatment went well.  Just checking in to let you know good thoughts are coming your way for recovery. 

                                    My husband has his second Ipi treatment on the 30th.  Still awaiting scan results for review of possible small intestinal tumor. He has chosen not to join in the blog, but looks forward to hearing about your journey.  He too is keeping you in his prayers.  He is very strong (and my hero) your story has been helpful in keeping that strength.

                                    All the best to you.

                                    Erinmay22
                                    Participant

                                      Thanks guys!  Hopefully they got all the tumor out.  The surgeon made it sound like she got it all.  And all other organs around looked good.  They couldn't get all the lymph nodes around but hopefully the ipi will kick in!  

                                      Sandy – best of luck to your husband on his scans.  Bummer about the allergic reaction!  I have 2nd dose on Tuesday!  and get the staples out on Monday!  I'm excited for that since they really irritate me!  

                                      It's been 10 days since surgery and I'm recovering pretty well.  Will see how much longer I should take off from work.  I do notice I get fatigued pretty easily.  Hoping like my last surgery my immune system kicks in to overdrive and things clear up!  

                                      Thoughts and prayres your way everyone!

                                      Erin

                                      Sandy11
                                      Participant

                                        Erin, glad to hear you are doing well after your surgery and they took out the tumor.. Hoping for swift recovery. My husband had his first Ipi treatment last week.  Brief allergic reaction… recovery drugs then they started over and it went better the second try.  He is now awaiting a second scan to verify whether it is truly a tumor in the intestine.  More than likely the same procedure you just had is in his future. Happy to hear you are able to continue Ipi as well.

                                        Good thoughts are sent your way… for you and you husband too Rebecca 

                                        Sandy11
                                        Participant

                                          Erin, glad to hear you are doing well after your surgery and they took out the tumor.. Hoping for swift recovery. My husband had his first Ipi treatment last week.  Brief allergic reaction… recovery drugs then they started over and it went better the second try.  He is now awaiting a second scan to verify whether it is truly a tumor in the intestine.  More than likely the same procedure you just had is in his future. Happy to hear you are able to continue Ipi as well.

                                          Good thoughts are sent your way… for you and you husband too Rebecca 

                                        aldakota22
                                        Participant

                                          Thank God that tumor is out.Good to hear from you.In my prayers that all goes well.Beat the Beast.   Al

                                          aldakota22
                                          Participant

                                            Thank God that tumor is out.Good to hear from you.In my prayers that all goes well.Beat the Beast.   Al

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