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by NHMike
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 349981

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

I've been reading up on VO2Max - an interesting study used a group, average age 61 with VO2Max 18 or lower. 55% mortality rate after two years. The mortality rate above 18 was 11%. I did some checking and basically 18 or lower is 1% of the population. VO2Max is well correlated with longevity. The qu...
by NHMike
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 349981

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

mpbser wrote:Slippery elm is awesome stuff


My oncologist at Dana Farber was familiar with it when I mentioned it a long time ago.

The effect is to coat the intestines and calm inflammation. So it can be used for things like IBD too. I just find that stuff goes through faster with it.
by NHMike
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 349981

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

Howdy Mike, been a while. I was wondering if you've tried Senna? That's what I use and it works for constipation and helps me have relatively predictable bowel movements. I'm also wondering about the slippery elm. Anybody have success with that for constipation? Nopalina contains Senna. Nopalina is...
by NHMike
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 349981

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

I've determined that the Probiotic can help but it can also make things worse. I suspect that there is some dosage that's beneficial but that dosage is less than a capsule per day, perhaps a lot less. I think that the best approach is to stick with the Nopalina and Slipper Elm. Next up is experiment...
by NHMike
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 349981

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

Hi Mike- I take probiotics daily in two doses, morning and evening. I also take digestive enzymes before meals. I will keep that in mind. I'm going to stick with once a day for now and will have to decide on experiments with prebiotics after current experiments. If the probiotics work out well, the...
by NHMike
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 349981

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

Hi! It is always hard to run after a period of stop. Here it is very icy and I prefer to run outside with my dog while the kids are running indoor. So it is more a matter of balance and trying to see the slippery spots in the darkness. :) All the best Claudia I imagine your dog provides a lot of mo...
by NHMike
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 218
Views: 19252

Re: LAR Syndrome

You have a low tumor.... Read up on LAR syndrome, as doctors tend to downplay it.... So true! LAR Syndrome overviews should be required reading for all Rectal Cancer patients as soon as they are diagnosed. The sooner Rectal Cancer patients learn the details about LARS the sooner they will be able t...
by NHMike
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 218
Views: 19252

Re: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer

Mike, I tried some of the yoga poses. Think losing that 25 pounds has helped my sustainability. Will continue those and am looking for an appropriate class. I think Yoga is great. It looks a little silly if you've never tried it but it's actually really hard. I like doing barbells for core and musc...
by NHMike
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 349981

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

I didn't feel like running today but I went to the YMCA and ran a mile around an indoor track (weather was awful today). I much prefer an indoor track to running on the treadmill. My YMCA has limited hours though. Several years ago I did a "streak". Run at least a mile every day for a year...
by NHMike
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 349981

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

I read they were prebiotics and that your body may not actually like probiotics and could attack the bacteria as an invader but of course I do know that everyone reacts differently and there’s a lot of bro science with health supplements too. Seemed to help. Yes, Prebiotics. I guess spellchecker sw...
by NHMike
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 349981

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

CF_69 wrote:I haven’t taken any probiotics but I did start drinking kefir and eating sauerkraut. I think it helped.


Kefir is a source for probiotics (for those that don't know).
by NHMike
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1612
Views: 349981

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

I got in 24 miles of running. Yesterday was a clustering day. It is nearly impossible to run on a clustering day. I took Miralax in the early afternoon and it cleaned me out by nighttime. I hadn't really been taking Miralax as much as I was experimenting with the Probiotic but it's clear that I need...
by NHMike
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemotherapy options/help
Replies: 14
Views: 797

Re: Chemotherapy options/help

My Oxy was tapered but I don't remember the exact schedule. I am about 18 months out from finishing chemo. I have had moderate neuropathy issues in my toes. They tingle in the cold. Sometimes they get painful, particularly on hard floors. Things have improved, though, after 18 months. It's no longer...
by NHMike
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 218
Views: 19252

Re: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer

What kind of core work do you suggest? I know that will help with everything and I need to be doing more than just walking. I do Yoga mainly for balance as it's something that you lose with age. I do these: Warrior I, II, III Tree Pose Half-Moon Pose I do a lot of other things for Core Stength.
by NHMike
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 218
Views: 19252

Re: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer

Exercise is on my mind. Will prob start with therapeutic yoga and indoor walking before mall opens. I have done water aerobics and treadmill at the gym for years, but feel weird about the chlorinated water now. I don't think that I'd go into a pool or the ocean with skin issues as the salt water or...

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