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by Aqx99
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal
Replies: 44
Views: 1156

Re: Reversal

Good luck! There is so much for your body to learn after reversal, so take it slow. My pelvic physical therapist helped me with dietary advice, because I was struggling. Reintroduce new foods slowly, one at a time. Your body will adjust. I keep a journal of food intake and bowel movements, so I know...
by Aqx99
Mon May 28, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Not sure if this is a stupid question, but ...
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Not sure if this is a stupid question, but ...

The most important thing is that your mom likes her medical team and trusts them. There is a standard of care that all cancer cases start with, no matter what hospital the patient goes to. It is only if the case is discovered to be different than the norm that doctors look to other regimens. We have...
by Aqx99
Mon May 28, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

I will look into them. Thanks. I actually tried finding these on Amazon when I was going through radiation and could only find stuff for incontinence. It turned out that I didn't need something that heavy for the radiation but I wanted something just-in-case. I order a box of 48 through Walmart's w...
by Aqx99
Sun May 27, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Please! Read me...
Replies: 23
Views: 1657

Re: Please! Read me...

The doctor has labeled my DH stage 4 colon cancer with liver mets as palliative?! He is starting Folfox do I have hope? Palliative doesn't sound very proactive just an easy slow transition down? Please anyone help! Palliative simply means that they want to treat him as a whole. They want to treat t...
by Aqx99
Sun May 27, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

It all depends on how much rectum she has left and damage done during radiation. Every person is unique. I was back at work a month after my reversal surgery. I started seeing a pelvic physical therapist before my surgery and continued with her for several sessions afterwards. The tools she gave me...
by Aqx99
Fri May 25, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal or Not
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Stoma Reversal or Not

It all depends on how much rectum she has left and damage done during radiation. Every person is unique. I was back at work a month after my reversal surgery. I started seeing a pelvic physical therapist before my surgery and continued with her for several sessions afterwards. The tools she gave me ...
by Aqx99
Fri May 25, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Apparently, I am too new to send private messages here. But thank you very much. Thank you for the video. I've watched a few massage videos since yesterday this one was different. So I'll try it once I'm lying down. I don't know if I can send you email address via youtube, doesn't look like it. Tha...
by Aqx99
Thu May 24, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Question about chemo side effects
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Question about chemo side effects

My side effects got worse each cycle. I had to have the doses of both reduced more than once
by Aqx99
Wed May 23, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rebuilding neutrophils and platelets
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Rebuilding neutrophils and platelets

I had the same issue while I was in chemo. My oncologist told me that the only way to keep your blood counts up is to drink plenty of fluids and keep your weight up. I also doubled the amount of B12 I was taking, because I figured it couldn't hurt.
by Aqx99
Wed May 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for an...
by Aqx99
Wed May 23, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for an...
by Aqx99
Mon May 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: A Question for Caregivers
Replies: 20
Views: 693

Re: A Question for Caregivers

I highly suggest that you find a local support group to help both you and your husband. My cancer center has a GI cancer support group that meets once a month. We often break out into separate groups so that the caregivers and survivors can speak freely amongst themselves. I have also been seeing th...
by Aqx99
Mon May 21, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: And so it begins ...
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: And so it begins ...

Make sure she is not touching cold stuff right after her infusion. I felt the cold sensitivity in the infusion center after my first infusion. I washed my hands after using the bathroom and the water was too cold, it felt like electricity going through my fingers. I carried gloves with me at all tim...
by Aqx99
Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools
Replies: 15
Views: 532

Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

What has helped me is pelvic physical therapy. My pelvic physical therapist taught me a massage technique that helps gather the stool for one large movement at a time of my choosing, as well as various exercises to help me gain control of my bowels. I highly recommend pelvic physical therapy for any...
by Aqx99
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T My Mom - Cancer Again
Replies: 8
Views: 955

O/T My Mom - Cancer Again

My mom was having some discomfort in her armpit and left breast reconstruction. Then a couple of weeks ago, a red bruise-like spot formed and started getting larger. She went in for a breast MRI last week and got the results this week. She has a malignant mass in her left breast reconstruction. They...

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