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by NHMike
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1479
Views: 300996

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

AmyG wrote:I can't handle the humidity anymore. Wipes me out! My running shoes are put up for now, so let me live vicariously through you!

I'm hoping to be in good enough shape to do another few half marathons this fall.


Well, you're the serious runner. I've run 13.2 before but never in a formal race.
by NHMike
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation
Replies: 29
Views: 1876

Re: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation

Thanks for the report on how things went. It sounds like you're taking the challenges in stride.
by NHMike
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1479
Views: 300996

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

I find it much easier to run in cold weather than in hot weather. Of course it doesn't get very cold where I am; I think the coldest weather I've run in was maybe 20 degrees Fahrenheit. But when I join a training group in the winter, it tends to be a small group. And training groups in the summer m...
by NHMike
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1479
Views: 300996

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Dude, you keep making dem gainz!! Do you hate running on a treadmill? When I lived in Alaska I'd run as long as it was -20F or warmer. Any colder and it was a treadmill day. On the other hand, when i was in Oklahoma if it was above 80F I kept myself inside on a treadmill! I don't like the treadmill...
by NHMike
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1479
Views: 300996

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Rough couple of days. I think that the cleanout for the Colonoscopy threw my system out of whack for a week and I'm trying to recover. I'm going back to the Nopalina for now. I'm making progress on strength-training. Squats at 135 pounds, Deadlifts at 205 pounds, military press at 75, bench press at...
by NHMike
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did anyone ever decide to go back to ileostomy after reversal
Replies: 14
Views: 999

Re: Did anyone ever decide to go back to ileostomy after reversal

Mike, I think you have some time for it to get more normal, your almost a year out, but I think a little more time might see more better results. It is still frustrating to deal with either way, but if 2 years pass by I an continue to have this problem the bag might be a big consideration since it ...
by NHMike
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1479
Views: 300996

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

So glad you had a clean report!! Thanks. I didn't really worry about the results - mainly because I have other things to worry about now (non-health). I caught a little about the mbspr dustup and don't understand what happened. I'll have to look through the earlier thread where it occurred if it's ...
by NHMike
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1479
Views: 300996

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

I just read the attending report and everything looked normal. It's always interesting to see what they gave you for drugs. The recommendation was for the next Colonoscopy in three years. I'll see what the oncologist recommends. I'm two years out from diagnosis and I think that annual is standard bu...
by NHMike
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1479
Views: 300996

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Colonoscopy was clean yesterday. I was still weak and tired this morning from the prep and procedure. I was in at 2:30 but they didn't have a bed for me so I sat around waiting for half an hour. There was no sedation this time but I did see the procedure on the monitor. I was dressed and heading out...
by NHMike
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prep suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Prep suggestions?

Just finished the first half of the prep for colonoscopy tomorrow afternoon. I suspect that I'm fairly well cleaned out as I haven't eaten since last night and didn't really have much yesterday overall. Dulcolax at 2 PM, then 1/2 Miralax 8.3 ounce bottle and bottle of Gatorade from 5-6 PM. One thing...
by NHMike
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Prep suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Prep suggestions?

I just follow the directions from the hospital
by NHMike
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice
Replies: 37
Views: 3236

Re: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice

A sad situation as she's been so helpful and positive over the years. I read what she has and the combination of things looks very difficult.
by NHMike
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1479
Views: 300996

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Late to the party but I too had a lot of pain initially whenever I sat down. I can’t remember when it passed but it took some time. I still drive with my cushion and I avoid hard seats at all cost. They seem to activate my bowels quite frequently. :roll: Dave Ditto that. Mike... are you running, ex...
by NHMike
Wed May 29, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1479
Views: 300996

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

I had a horrible weekend with clustering and sleeping all the time but it appears that I came down with the flu. The Nopalina Capsules seem to work better for me than the powder. It worked nicely last night (about an hour in the bathroom and done). I'm not 100% from the flu yet. I originally thought...
by NHMike
Mon May 27, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1479
Views: 300996

Re: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

Mike, Did you ever have any internal pain, at site of anastamosis? My tailbone area is the place I have discomfort, just like after surgery. If so how long did it last? Anyone else want to weigh in here I would appreciate it. I find sitting down gets to be pretty uncomfortable, drove into Bay Area,...

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