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by NHMike
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 842
Views: 62799

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

I wanted to change the bag this morning but output was steady so I'm putting it off until this afternoon. I haven't eaten for 15 hours and bag output is nil but I'm in the office and have only once changed it away from home. So it's another three or four hours for about 19 or 20 hours fasting. Bag ...
by NHMike
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To all HEPATIC pump users - Dr. Kemeny
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: To all HEPATIC pump users - Dr. Kemeny

Wouldn't it be innovative of J&J to update the technology to a faster, smarter and lighter-weight model? (That goes for other chemo drug paraphernalia, including the clunky ca. 1990 5FU device). Clearly, patients--their survival and their comfort --are not a priority! If they're selling 300 at ...
by NHMike
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 842
Views: 62799

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

I wanted to change the bag this morning but output was steady so I'm putting it off until this afternoon. I haven't eaten for 15 hours and bag output is nil but I'm in the office and have only once changed it away from home. So it's another three or four hours for about 19 or 20 hours fasting. Bag c...
by NHMike
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 842
Views: 62799

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

One hypothesis for link between nuts and cancer outcomes centers on the insulin resistance pathway. In individuals with obesity or type 2 diabetes, cells fail to respond normally to the hormone insulin, which helps cells use glucose for energy. As a result, the body produces more insulin, which rea...
by NHMike
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery tomorrow (Thursday)
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Surgery tomorrow (Thursday)

Cancer is scary stuff but it sounds like you have a medium-sized mass and they're going to take it out and likely do a lot of scans to make sure that there's no spread.
by NHMike
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 842
Views: 62799

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

I did a few poses with my wife this morning before her walk. We did Warrior I, II and Tree Pose. I showed her Warrior III and she started to try it but I suggested having a chair nearby on the first time. I still prefer to just do it a little here and there when I want a break from work or just have...
by NHMike
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 842
Views: 62799

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

Last day of Xeloda for cycle 6. The Hands and Feet was at a pain/annoyance level 7 out of 10 (basically the worst I've had it) and it will likely peak on Friday or Saturday while the Neuropathy is declining. The Hands and Feet are worst when I wake up in the morning and then the stiffness declines t...
by NHMike
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 842
Views: 62799

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

I like to use a picture as the amount of time it can take for me to get into a pose varies all over the place and I find it hard to do things in time to a video. I'd probably have trouble with a class as well. But it feels good after doing it.
by NHMike
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Here for my Mom
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Here for my Mom

I use this chart: https://cancerstaging.org/references-tools/quickreferences/Documents/ColonMedium.pdf and it has T4a and T4b. It looks like she'd be IIIb if T4a and IIIc if T4b. The main treatments are FOLFOX or CAPOX (sometimes written XELOX). Both use 5FU and Oxaliplatin. Folfox may have somethin...
by NHMike
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member seeking support
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: New member seeking support

Thanks again to everyone for the encouragement! I had surgery (LAR right hemicolectomy) on 4/4/18. All of the news since then has been good. One of 25 lymph nodes had cancer in it. My tumor, which was large (9.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm) had invaded 5 of the 6 layers of the colon wall, but did not get throug...
by NHMike
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 842
Views: 62799

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

Jealous - love living out in the sticks but it's an hour in any direction to the nearest yoga studio .... maybe I should just bite the bullet and make the drive .... I just do these in the office or at home - I've never been to a class before. I just need a picture of a pose and then work on doing ...
by NHMike
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T My Mom - Cancer Again
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: O/T My Mom - Cancer Again

I chat with Stage 4s and some of the situations seem dire to the point that I don't have words for it. I have a friend that had cancer decades ago and they treated her with a chemo that's known to cause MS in the future and she has MS now - I think that multiple bouts of cancer is just plain unfair ...
by NHMike
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here My son has colon cancer
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: New here My son has colon cancer

Your son sounds like me though a lot younger. My treatment chemo + radiation, surgery and then Xeloda+Oxaliplatin for six months. I have another two months to go and the chemo makes me feel pretty crappy. But I'm working five+ days a week as well with a lot of other responsibilities. I would guess t...
by NHMike
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 842
Views: 62799

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

Doing better today than yesterday so things are getting better. I felt good enough to run today but did Yoga and other floor stuff today. It's going to be in the 60s tomorrow so I'll give tomorrow a shot for running. This is normal stuff; things get better about 9 or 10 days after infusion and then ...
by NHMike
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TIL trial at NIH going for initial testing
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: TIL trial at NIH going for initial testing

They're doing great things at NCI with this and I wish the best for you with this trial.

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