Topic: 2nd resection a success!
Hello to all....I posted about my recurrence in the general discussion area...so just a brief recap....I had my first resection Jan 2010 my right lobe was removed I did have some microscopic cells on margin so I did 6 months chemotherapy.....2 1/2 years later a CT picked up 2 lesions in my liver....my surgeon wanted me to consult with Onc and had 4 months of chemo which had no effect what so ever on tumors....my super hero surgeon Dr. Myron Schwartz at Mt Sinai then told me he would like to operate....I love this man! I had my surgery on Aug 13th spent 5 days in the hospital thank the Lord I had no complications at all.....I have been home a week and a half and I feel really good......he achieved clear margins on both tumors thanks to a new surgical instrument that he used he did explain to me but I don't remember all of what he said. When I get my hands on my Op report I will post the name. Something very odd happened though, he told me that the Pathologists have now determined that my tumors now and my original ones are cholangiolo cellular carcinoma...from what I understand they have both hepatocelluar and cholangiocarcinoma cells in them. Anyone that could enlighten me on that I sure would appreciate it. Good news is this tells me they are doing much research into this disease...which is exciting. I feel like breakthroughs are right around the corner for this disease. Needless to say I'm feeling extremely blessed. Never stop moving forward and never give up hope!