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by NHMike
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1305
Views: 224667

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

I spoke too soon on control. I only have control when I'm aware of the flow and manage it and when I go to the bathroom when my body signals it. It also doesn't work as well when I'm dead tired. I ran 15 miles last week and it was challenging to do and I was really tired some of the days. I've picke...
by NHMike
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1305
Views: 224667

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

I spent about 10 hours on my feet on Saturday, our community hosts a huge Grape Stomp, Winery was slammed. My feet ached which is normal for anyone after so much but a tingly ache. I notice the painly is pins and needles like, especially when my feet first hit the floor at night when I go to empty ...
by NHMike
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1305
Views: 224667

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

It seems like I all of a sudden have control. Or at least a lot more of it. I'm not sure why it is now - it could be time or it could be the running or it could be the barbell exercises (squats and deadlifts) that worked on some muscles that had been weak. But I'm cautiously optimistic as I have bee...
by NHMike
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1305
Views: 224667

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

Caat55 wrote:Decisions, decisions, never the right time but the best time? Another consideration is my fragile skin, so trashed after radiation, chemo messed it up again. It seems like anything, everything makes it tear, sore again.
Keep on going forward.


Would it be worthwhile talking to a dermatologist?
by NHMike
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1305
Views: 224667

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

Mike, How are your feet? Mine hurt, a lot, especially whenI first get them on the floor, after long walks I wear socks most of the time (except for going to the shower, sometimes in bed). I would not say that they hurt but they are more sensitive on tile floors as opposed to vinyl as tile seems to ...
by NHMike
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: stoma colonoscopy
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: stoma colonoscopy

I would think that you wouldn't need to do a prep with a Stoma as the prep would wind up in the bag.

I had a Barium Enema before my reversal and the surgeon indicated no prep for the same reason.
by NHMike
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Work builds up while he is gone because he is the backbone of his company. Tuesday was awful because he returned to learn that a number of people dropped the ball when he was away - and it was only for one day! My husband's heart rate is averaging 69 at rest. I guess that's ok? He's still on a bunc...
by NHMike
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1305
Views: 224667

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

I think that Neuropathy can fade with time but it's compounded by temperature, at least for me. I'm noticing it more in my toes as the temperatures fall. I don't really think about it in my fingers. There is a little there but it's only noticeable if I look for it. I'm already wearing wool socks and...
by NHMike
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1305
Views: 224667

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

I'm in same predicament Susan, but I think I'll wait till after, don't want to be housebound with Xmas and small kids on holiday and no aupair,,,, My surgeon did when I asked give me an inclination as to the problems I'm due to encounter, which will be more evecuation problems as apposed to inconti...
by NHMike
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1305
Views: 224667

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

Thanks for the update, supplying a timeline. I am trying to decide on my reconnect time. Do I waste the holidays with my family by spending time in bathroom or wait till they go back home? I am inclined to wait, do it in January and hopefully get a handle on things enough to do things again in the ...
by NHMike
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: OFF TOPIC - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

I'm glad that you had a break. I've gotten into the cardiac/stress/sleep/heartrate analysis to try to improve my body over the long run. I can see stress building up from work and life in the graphs and am trying to figure out how to improve my numbers. Vacation is one way but the work doesn't vanis...
by NHMike
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1305
Views: 224667

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

I've been pretty busy this last week catching up on work that wasn't done while on vacation. I've also increased time in the gym and have been increasing the weights on the barbell exercises. Doing barbell exercises feels great. Some time after doing them as you can feel the additional strength and ...
by NHMike
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1305
Views: 224667

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

I was on the phone for two hours trying to deal with an ambulance bill. United Healthcare paid part of the bill that they thought was the rate and told me that the ambulance company might send a bill for an additional amount and to call them if they did. So they did, and I called, and United Healthc...
by NHMike
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stoma Reversal
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Stoma Reversal

I have had a rather rough time after the reversal but I had rectal cancer. If most of the rectum remains, then there should be fewer problems with control. One of the things that I ran into the hospital is that waste was loose and this is due to the large intestine resting and not used to absorbing ...
by NHMike
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.
Replies: 23
Views: 1413

Re: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.

Rather stunned to hear this. I always remembered her smiling face in her avatar and that she was nice to everyone despite her difficulties.

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