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by Maelleous
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 12630

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

It has been a couple of months since I have updated. Things are going really well for the most part. For some reason the past few days I have had a few issues with a bit of frequency here and there. I can eat pretty much anything I want now. I can safely have a couple of beers or a glass or two of w...
by Maelleous
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?
Replies: 737
Views: 235101

Re: For Stage III's: NED for how long now?

NED since surgery, just over one year. Have a colonoscopy this coming Monday and CT scans in March. Praying to stay that way!
by Maelleous
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Feeling “NED”
Replies: 12
Views: 1459

Re: Feeling “NED”

I can completely relate with that feeling. I have a colonoscopy this Monday, not too worried like I was on previous exams, but feeling optimistic and after that one I won't have another check until March. I was also stage 3. I will admit a little nervousness coming, but for a good while there I wasn...
by Maelleous
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 12630

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

Give an update. I still go quite a bit some days. It seems like every other day is more active than the other. I don’t seem to have much restrictions on food anymore. My stool is always solid and has gotten a lot harder. I still will go 6-8 times in a day sometimes, but I would classify it has frequ...
by Maelleous
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood in stool? Am I imagining it?
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Blood in stool? Am I imagining it?

I sent the doctor a message on my chart (with clevaeland Clinic) After some research I am thinking (and hoping) it is more likely an anal fissure. Since my cancer was slow growing and I just got the all clear less than a month ago, and 2 and half months ago had a flex sig, and gastro-gapphine enema,...
by Maelleous
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood in stool? Am I imagining it?
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Blood in stool? Am I imagining it?

Ok just went again and it is definitely blood.

Is it possible it is something other than cancer? I JUST was scanned less than a month ago. I had the reversal in August... I am on an aspirin regiment so I do bleed a little easy but still, freaking out here.
by Maelleous
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Blood in stool? Am I imagining it?
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Blood in stool? Am I imagining it?

So I had ny reversal done a couple of months ago. I just had my most recent high resolution CT scans less than a month ago and everything was clear. My stool has been unusual since my reversal off and on. The past few days i have drank a lot more coffee than usual and noticed this morning that my st...
by Maelleous
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 12630

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

I figured out what the orange color I kept seeing was. I started taking Tumeric/Curcumin supplements about a week or two ago, forgot that would dye my poos quite a bit that bright orange you see. So last night i was able to have a glass of wine with dinner (out with work) and zero issues. Two months...
by Maelleous
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 12630

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

Latest update. Been pretty good. Flew to Pittsburgh to get my quarterly CT scans. Trip was uneventful with bowel issues. After I drank the stuff for the contrast I had some bowel issues for a little while that afternoon. I notice if I am forced to hold it for a good while, it seems to help. High Res...
by Maelleous
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 12630

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

Well the past couple of days haven't been the best. Been back to work so eating out at lunch and it is hard to know what all the ingredients are so having some issues. Frequency and slight clustering are the main culprits. I decided to add some Metamucil pills (hate drinking the liquid powder versio...
by Maelleous
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 12630

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

Good luck Basil! You will have up and down days going forward. Sometimes it is hard to pin-point what caused it but overall doing really well. Sometimes have hemorrhoid issues from going a lot, and saw tiny flecks of blood on my toilet paper that freaked me out for a second until I realized it def w...
by Maelleous
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 12630

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

Give you all some updates, have been few and far between because we STILL do not have internet from Irma. Minimal damage, but I realize now how much better I am doing after hauling giagantic branches and logs to the road. My wound is finally fully healed so going to go in the pool for the first in a...
by Maelleous
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: is it possible having a cancer and not losing weight?
Replies: 11
Views: 3383

Re: is it possible having a cancer and not losing weight?

I was the heaviest I had ever been when I was diagnosed. I normally sit between 175 and 180 and was up to 195 when I was diagnosed.
by Maelleous
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New and husband just diagnosed
Replies: 36
Views: 7436

Re: New and husband just diagnosed

I can't tell you with 100% certainty but I believe it is always operatable. They can remove the entire colon if needed. Be sure to also get a second opinion, especially if you are going to just a local place. Go to a big institute and see the experts there. I am SOOOO glad I took the advice from a g...
by Maelleous
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 12630

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

Thanks Susie, it sure has, part of why I haven't posted every day anymore, will just give weekly updates. May not have power for a long while soon though so not sure when I'll post again. Updates -- sorry it has been a while. Up and down, but mostly up. Still have a little bit of frequency with bits...

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