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by NHMike
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1589
Views: 342420

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

Today I have Probiotics, Prebiotics, Miralax, Slippery Elm and Nopalina. I had to think about which to take as it is an experiment and I was concerned about interactions. I took the Nopalina and Probiotics. I had purchased the Probiotics a few months ago but forgot about them. I don't think that I w...
by NHMike
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1589
Views: 342420

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

The Banatrol arrived and I had a look at the packet. It's Banana flakes and a product called Bimuno which can be purchased separately. The company that makes this is Mednutrition and they make a variety of interesting products. It appears that they just combine banana flakes and this other product i...
by NHMike
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bad symptoms every 5 days
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Bad symptoms every 5 days

It sounds like me when I have a Small Bowel Obstruction. Though it doesn't happen on a regular basis for me.

Are you eating very little on days when you can't go and then eating a lot a few days later?

I don't know if you have an SBO or not - but what you're reporting is similar to what I see.
by NHMike
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1589
Views: 342420

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

Claudine wrote:It looks delicious though! Recipe? :wink:


I just grabbed it off Google. There’s a wide variety of Asian soup bowls and they contain country and culture specific ingredients.
by NHMike
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1589
Views: 342420

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

I had a Small Bowel Obstruction overnight. The cause? Asian-style soup bowl. These are typically a big bowl of broth with vegetables and sometimes meat. I had an incident the last time I had one of these. My wife tends to make these from time to time. The problem is that there's a huge amount of liq...
by NHMike
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1589
Views: 342420

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

Thanks for the mention of Banatrol. At this point anything that claims to help with c diff gets my attention quick. The stuff I am taking now does seem to help, but it is expensive and it needs to be kept cool to retain its efficacy. Taking it with me on a trip would be a pain. (Still haven't had a...
by NHMike
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery here, and done.
Replies: 24
Views: 612

Re: Surgery here, and done.

Happy things are going well for him.
by NHMike
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 204
Views: 17139

Re: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer

I do keep a lot of notes on what is going on but they need to be combined and digital. I keep up with my nutrition on a website then I write everything about the bathroom on a notepad that I keep beside the bed. I have to look at the nutrition info and try to compare to see what may have caused wha...
by NHMike
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1589
Views: 342420

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

My surgeon told me that it was her decision during the surgery whether it would be a permanent colostomy or not. So I had to be prepared for that. I knew about the ileostomy (as that's what they do if you don't have a permanent colostomy), but I didn't realize the impact that it would have on my li...
by NHMike
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 204
Views: 17139

Re: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer

I have to take Imodium and fiber for bathroom issues. I try staying on BRAT diet mostly. Sometimes I have no idea why one day is better than another. Are you still on the BRAT diet Sue? I was on it for so long and was afraid to deviate from it but all of a sudden I think I have gone the other way. ...
by NHMike
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 204
Views: 17139

Re: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer

On asking about family history - this can help them with treating you or it could help for research purposes. It might make it easier if you wrote down the answers beforehand where you can be composed and then just hand them what you wrote. I sometimes do this in answer to question at the doctors of...
by NHMike
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 204
Views: 17139

Re: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer

I had a lot of skin changes with chemo. My toes and fingers got really dark, especially on the back. I had brown spots on my face and some other areas too. The brown color eventually went away after chemo though some of the spots remain. I'm glad things are improving for you. Hopefully all of the si...
by NHMike
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1589
Views: 342420

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

The surgeon told me that a colostomy is always an option and offered a recent patient to talk to but I told her that I can chat with lots of people that have them, that are considering them and that don't have them. I kind of get the feeling that the majority of cancer patients don't use forums for...
by NHMike
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: DNA editing tool Crispr - can this be the one?
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: DNA editing tool Crisp - can this be the one?

hopefulandstrong wrote:This seems similar to the NIH trial, yes? Similar approach to re-engineering cells to kill cancer cells?


The NIH trials appear to be engineered cells. This approach seems more trial and error.

The article is horrible on the science, even getting the name and usage wrong.
by NHMike
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1589
Views: 342420

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

In Boston for appointments. CEA 1.9 (where it was last time). Bloodwork looks fine. The NP suggested Banatrol which is banana flakes, pineapple and a prebiotic. Never heard that term before. Some of their patients have reported good results with it so I will give it a try. The recent number of recur...

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