Thursday, March 28, 2013
Damn good meeting with Dr. Cagir, my colo-rectal surgeon on Monday March 25th. He said the inflammation observed by my oncologist on my most recent CT scan is caused by the skin currently growing around the cadaver tissue he stitched into my abdomen to correct the hernia that was present next to my stoma. As far as the bleeding goes, he believes I may need more time to heal and suggested I stop irrigating for a month. Not my preferred way of doing things, but certainly in my best interest, so it's a no-brainer. Doctor Cagir and I had some good laughs. We always do.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I went to Sloan Kettering today for a scan and blood work. All came back negative which was QUITE a relief. I've been passing some red blood and I was a bit concerned. Dr. Kemeny said there was inflammation visible on my CT scan. Now that recurrence is off the list, I've scheduled an appointment with Dr. Cagir to determine if it's a result of changes that resulted from my most recent surgery with him.