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by zephyr
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 2nd opinions outside of your hospital network
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: 2nd opinions outside of your hospital network

Disclaimer: I don't know what I'm talking about. I would think if you told them you wanted the cash pay price, you should be able to get it done easily on your own dime. You have to pay it in full, upfront. That's what a friend does when he doesn't want to run stuff (like a colonoscopy) through his ...
by zephyr
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Antibiotic Therapy
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Antibiotic Therapy

I was taking antibiotics a few months back for a recurrent UTI. When I mentioned to the pharmacist my fear of diarrhea, he told me to take a good probiotic 2 hours before taking the antibiotic, and that worked for me. The key seems to be the timing and quality of the probiotic. Many probiotics that ...
by zephyr
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Curcumin ~ What brand
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Curcumin ~ What brand

There are so many curcumins out there. What brand should I start using? I don't have an answer about brands but before you start taking it, you should take a look at the turmeric/curcumin Do Not Take If section on the MSK About Herbs website. Among other things, it could throw off the readings on a...
by zephyr
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My recent surgery & update on MSK HAI pump (long)
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: My recent surgery & update on MSK HAI pump (long)

I've been thinking about you, and I was so happy to see you posting again.
by zephyr
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Probiotic and cream for frequent BM?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Probiotic and cream for frequent BM?

VSL Probiotic 3 (often called VSL # 3) or Visbiome is a medical-grade probiotic that my GI physician highly endorses. Until recently, it was available only by prescription. Now, it is readily available on Amazon. VSL # 3 was initially used to repopulate a healthful bacteria flora into the GI tracts...
by zephyr
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CBD OIL
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: CBD OIL

It was heavily recommended by a few of the nurses ... I did check out the dispensaries in my area and that's about it. I don't think that I'd have any problems getting a prescription... You can order a high quality hemp-derived CBD oil directly from CWHemp without a prescription: https://www.cwhemp...
by zephyr
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life hacks anyone?
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Life hacks anyone?

We used to have seat belt covers for the kids when they were young. Not sure where I got them or what happened to them. If I still had them, I would send them to you. I would recommend Toys R Us, but I believe they are just a few days away from closing all stores. If you strike out at Toys R Us, I ...
by zephyr
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Better news, Neuropathy & questions
Replies: 29
Views: 1191

Re: Better news, Neuropathy & questions

There are probably lots of brands that are very good but this is the one that an oncology dietician recommended to me: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Factors-Micronized-L-Glutamine-Servings/dp/B00JPD59XG/ref=pd_sim_121_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00JPD59XG&pd_rd_r=RFGPJ1BEZPN2FAT2HESD&pd_r...
by zephyr
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Here 2 Weeks In....Razorblades have started
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: New Here 2 Weeks In....Razorblades have started

Weed must be 400 x potent than when I smoked it as a teenanger.....crazy. My Dutch Onocologist at the Cancer Center at the Ottawa General Hospital told me to try it for pain. Yes pain gone...control gone.. Never never again!!!! If it's physically possible given the location of your tumor, and if yo...
by zephyr
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Taste Change Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 641

Re: Taste Change Advice

I haven't experienced taste change but I have an 89 year old neighbor who has pretty much lost his sense of taste, possibly just an age issue but also maybe medication. We haven't solved the problem but we've figured out how to keep his weight steady: find one or two things he likes and make that th...
by zephyr
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: hospice
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: hospice

lkub wrote:My dear T started home hospice on Monday. The oncologist thinks he has days to weeks. He is suffering, so sadly I hope he's right.


I'm so sorry. As SteveNZ wrote, we all care. We are here for you.
by zephyr
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What are the risks of PET scan?
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: What are the risks of PET scan?

I would choose the full body scan, regardless of the radiation risk. I want them to look everywhere.
by zephyr
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I need some help guys
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: I need some help guys

Hi William. You have one awful hill to climb (really a breaking mountain pass with a few dragons) in order to get through things. ( Please excuse this brief hijack of the thread: SteveNZ, I'm borrowing that one! Will_lay, I'm not a doctor or medical professional so this is based solely on my own ex...
by zephyr
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Early (disability) Medicare questions
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Early (disability) Medicare questions

Thanks, Rob. It looks like I might be switching to some oral meds so that issue has been added to my list of questions.
by zephyr
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away
Replies: 12
Views: 439

Re: OT- My dog Harlee has passed away

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Lee.

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