I had infection from the surgery

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Fadley
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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 1/21/2008 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   
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Had 4 hours surgery to stop Colon bleeding. The surgeon cut 80 centimeters from my colon and put a stoma no colon cancer were found. I had infection which lasted three weeks. On an unrelated pain in my leg I had a cat scan on my lower back. It showed one lymph node got enlarged. The primary care physician ordered 3 cat scans on my chest, my abdmen and my pelvis. The scan showed one lymph node in the abdmen enlarged to 1.5 Centimeter and two in my pelvis up to 3.2 centimeter. Some doctors told me that is my body defense against infections and the stoma. However my primary care physician ordered a Biopsy where they cut one lymph node from my pelvis. One doctor is telling me that waste of time and money and will show nothing serious. I hope so I am waiting for the results. My primary care physician is very careful not to leave a stone unturned. I hope I have no cancer.


Indabag
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   Posted 1/22/2008 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Fadley:

Unfortunately infections seem to be pretty common after surgeries. I think it can't hurt for your docs to do the extra tests to be sure they know what is going on. Many people on this forum have faced some very serious illnesses and medical crises. The insight and courage I have gained from these wonderful people has really helped in me dealing with my issues. I hope it works the same for you. Good luck!

Richard 


Indabag
 
Ileostomy since August 2005.
As result of surgery (modified whipple) for necrotising pancreatitis. Removal of gallbladder, 2/3 of pancreas, resections of large and small intestines. Massive infection. 8 months in ICU at Westchester County M.C. (I think that's a record). Second surgery for resection due to fistulas in January 2007. Been slowly recovering since then. Possible reconnection candidate.


Fadley
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   Posted 1/22/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
My surgeon scheduled me for reconnection on February 19. I hope it goes well. I am really terrified from cancer. At the moment I have to wait for 5 hours to get the results of my Biopsy. I feel I am tortured waiting for the unknown. I wish every body well recovery.

Fadley
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   Posted 1/22/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   

I was just informed by the pathologist that there is evidence of lymphoma I am so happy. My immune system is hyper active because of too much infecion. The facal matter penetrates the skin and cause infection in the stomac lining. Our anus can protect itself because of special glands which the stomack lining does not have

I wish good health to all.

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