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by zephyr
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any surgeons doing Laser surgery?
Replies: 13
Views: 2173

Re: Any surgeons doing Laser surgery?

I am currently in Coswig, Germany, recovering from surgery on my right lung. Dr. Drewes was ill so Dr. Kern did my surgery. He’s terrific. My mets were considered inoperable in the States, both because of number and the location of two central mets deep in the lungs. My right lung was cleared of 8 n...
by zephyr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Nausea/Vomiting BEFORE Chemo?
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Nausea/Vomiting BEFORE Chemo?

Also, and this is going to sound weird, I just accepted that this was how I rolled. I got pretty zen about getting nauseous, accepted that it was how I reacted to stress and made accommodations. Of course, once I’d done that I stopped feeling nauseous, because brains are powerful things that like t...
by zephyr
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CBD oil and IBS
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: CBD oil and IBS

Capercrohnieileo wrote:Just a warning, diarrhea is a common side effect as the oil "lubricates" your intestines so don't be surprised if this happens.


Make sure you buy a really good quality oil from a reputable company.
by zephyr
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Can benign lung nodules shrink?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Can benign lung nodules shrink?

I've been wondering the same thing because I'm about to have surgery on lung nodules that look and act like cancer but ... who knows? Your post prompted me to search for more information. The general answer, without the benefit of case specifics, seems to be: yes, benign lung nodules can shrink and ...
by zephyr
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Young mom, terrified I have cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Young mom, terrified I have cancer

I know you're scared and I think it's human nature to jump to the worst case scenario but here's the best advice I was given when I was diagnosed: don't get ahead of the data. In my experience, you can make yourself crazy with what-ifs and worry. Often our imagination is worse than reality. You're i...
by zephyr
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Excited about a root canal!
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Excited about a root canal!

Wow, that's terrific! :D Hey, we need to take our victories where we find them. But what did you do for the pain all those months?!? Yikes! that must have been awful.

Where's a happy dance emoticon when you need one? I'm really happy for you!
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: 3
Views: 347

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: 321

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: 5
Views: 546

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: 605

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: 435

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: 9
Views: 823

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: 638

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: 31
Views: 1986

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: 931

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...

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