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by NHMike
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 692
Views: 45298

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

My hands are fine. Sometimes I lose my grip and drop things, but I often wonder if I’ve always done that and just never noticed it until now. I don’t have any numbness or tingling. My feet are still recovering - they get red and angry and blistery and occasionally tingly if I stress them too much. ...
by NHMike
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What to you do to keep up your strength?
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: What to you do to keep up your strength?

I'm in NH and we had two days with 70+ degree weather. I went out and walked. My ideal day would see a five mile walk every day (I have a Garmin watch to track my walking) but the numbers dip a lot after treatment of course. On Tuesday I went back to barbells - I only do four exercises: deadlift, mi...
by NHMike
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda vs. 5FU
Replies: 21
Views: 259

Re: Xeloda vs. 5FU

So the oxi is the big culprit for neuropathy. It am so back and forth with option 1 and 2. Susan So my advice is Option 1: Try Xeloda for one or two cycles and see if you start getting HFS. If so, discontinue and switch to 5FU pump. Option 2: Start with 5FU pump so there's no risk of HFS, but there...
by NHMike
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Xeloda vs. 5FU
Replies: 21
Views: 259

Re: Xeloda vs. 5FU

I try to stay away from kids when I'm on chemo. I don't think that they're allowed in the cancer center at the local hospital (it's a separate area from the general hospital) unless they have a reason to be there (treatment).
by NHMike
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer, Folfox, and side effects
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Rectal Cancer, Folfox, and side effects

My wife has commented on my voice for a few days after infusion.
by NHMike
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 692
Views: 45298

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

I did a decade ago. Much less since dropping 75 pounds. At the office we have hot water, cold water, orange juice, Tazo teas, free coffee, spritzers, iced teas, stevia drinks, sodas and I keep a tin of organic hot cocoa on my desk. At home, it's mostly boiled water. I keep track of what I drink to e...
by NHMike
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 692
Views: 45298

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

I was up a few times working to get something finished and didn't get as much sleep as I'd like but I feel looser this morning and a bit sore here and there but overall feel decent. Doing flexibility and barbells can have you feeling pretty good and a bit sore for a day or two - I really like to do ...
by NHMike
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Side effects question
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Side effects question

I think that they are somewhat cumulative. With Oxaliplatin, they are definitely cumulative.
by NHMike
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 692
Views: 45298

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

I got in some flexibility and floor work today. I originally went to the gym but it was packed so I went to the office to do some work and get in some exercise. There were a number of exercises that I did that I was somewhat fearful of doing for a while. Even something as simple as Downward Dog can ...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New ileostomy
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: New ileostomy

I would assume that you're passing waste out of the bag as I don't think that they would have discharged you if that wasn't the case. I very seldom have gas buildup as I think that there's much less processing to be done with an Illeostomy compared to your full digesting system but I have had gas ta...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried Wife-Please Help Me
Replies: 24
Views: 1260

Re: Worried Wife-Please Help Me

Good Afternoon, I wanted to give you all an update. My husband had his colonoscopy and endoscopy today and he has internal hemmroids and an inflamed hiatal hernia, which may be the causation to his iron deficiency anemia. He doesn’t have any polyps or tumors in his stomach or colon. His doctor want...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 391
Views: 21506

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

You are really close to the end of the mop up chemo! I hope the next rounds are not so hard and you will be NED for ever! If the oncologist says 6 is like 12, are you not tempted to stop now that you are over 6? All the best Claudia I think that the onc meant the total amount of Oxy. If you cut the...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 692
Views: 45298

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

Lower left part of my neck is a bit sore and slight loss of range of motion on rotating the neck left all the way. I must have landed on my right shoulder which transmitted some trauma to the lower left neck area. I checked the area for bruises and there were none though bruises can take a while to ...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member here on the forum
Replies: 17
Views: 1354

Re: New Member here on the forum

Best wishes on your surgery and we'll see you on the other side. Don't be in a rush to post status, we can wait. The surgery may take a lot out of you for a few days. I'm sure that you're already in the process for surgery and starting prep tomorrow.
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 692
Views: 45298

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

I am also walking a lot on ice and and snow and totally agree about how important is to have good core muscles. Especially when I walk the dog, although I let him free a soon as it is safe. Today it was really nice outside, have a quick and nice recovery from your fall! Claudia We had 4-5 inches of...

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