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by NHMike
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did anyone ever decide to go back to ileostomy after reversal
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

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

Good to hear your CEA number. You’ve really been up there in the past.
by NHMike
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation (update: tell me about xeloda!)
Replies: 33
Views: 2208

Re: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation (update: tell me about xeloda!)

I ran very little on adjuvant chemo but it was more about worrying about the ileostomy bag than anything else. I did walk 100 miles per week in my last month of chemo. I was also on oxaliplatin. My hand foot thing is very mild. I seldom notice it but I think that it varies widely from person to pers...
by NHMike
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Did anyone ever decide to go back to ileostomy after reversal
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

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

Thanks my brother swirdfish appreciate that feedback. I am here in Tampa Florida today to get a second opinion at Moffitt Cancer center just to cover all bases. Folfiri is tougher then folfox I feel. My docs at Cleveland clinic here in Fl wanted to do more chemo to shrink the pelvic recurrence even...
by NHMike
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Temporary Ileostomy and Bowel Movements
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Temporary Ileostomy and Bowel Movements

I had this issue from time to time and it was generally caused by sleeping on my back. The small intestine is cut and bent back on the other side so material comes from the upper tube and goes into the bag. But it can go into the lower tube under the right circumstances such as the bag getting too f...
by NHMike
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 2016

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

Hoping they find the cause and it's an easy fix.

I'm impressed with how well you're taking things.
by NHMike
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1480
Views: 302127

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

Yoga is great for balance and I think that everyone over 50 should do it. I've gone back to Nopalina twice a day and hope things improve. Things have been slower than I like after the Colonoscopy and I'd like to get back to the rhythm before that as things are more predictable. If you can't have wha...
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: 1480
Views: 302127

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 (update: tell me about xeloda!)
Replies: 33
Views: 2208

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: 1480
Views: 302127

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: 1480
Views: 302127

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: 1480
Views: 302127

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: 21
Views: 1321

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: 1480
Views: 302127

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: 1480
Views: 302127

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: 1480
Views: 302127

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...

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