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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: 685
Views: 44684

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: 100

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: 685
Views: 44684

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: 2
Views: 69

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: 1199

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: 21249

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: 685
Views: 44684

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: 1269

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: 685
Views: 44684

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...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 685
Views: 44684

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

I had turned off my two AM watch alerts at 1:30 AM and 4:30 AM to reset my watch and didn't turn them back on. I woke up at 5:30 AM and the bag was full (a lot of it was gas so the filter had already failed) so I supported the bag with both arms and walked down the stairs quickly to empty it. I was ...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OTC Suggestions for Nausea from Oxaliplatin
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: OTC Suggestions for Nausea from Oxaliplatin

Real grated ginger root into your tea with honey. Let it steep and then drain the root out. My naseua has increased some with treatment. I eat very lightly before and after. Yesterday an apple scone before and snack pack applesauce after. Milk seems to make everything worse. I go for hydration 4 x ...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: OTC Suggestions for Nausea from Oxaliplatin
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: OTC Suggestions for Nausea from Oxaliplatin

The Nausea has gone for this cycle but I will stop by Trader Joes and look for Manuka Honey and see if we can pick up a bag of lemons at Costco. I will ask my daughter to grate the ginger root that we have. I had a Halls Menthol Honey Lemon drop after my first infusion (my wife had a bag of these ne...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post Surgery Help and CEA
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Post Surgery Help and CEA

My CEA high was 2.7 at diagnosis and dropped as low as 0.6 after surgery but the CEA at the hospital where I had surgery done likely has a different scale for it so it's something that I ignore. It was 1.7 at my local hospital before starting Adjuvant Chemo and rose to 2.2 after my first cycle and h...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Health Insurance Help
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: Health Insurance Help

I think that there are a lot of us that work through the chemo to maintain insurance. I took two weeks of short-term disability to recover from surgery (my manager suggested taking six) and I was working from the hospital bed to take care of some things. For us, short-term disability is good for up ...
by NHMike
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just scared
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Just scared

I've only been at this for 9 months and it's been a tough 9 months so it's hard for me to imagine 10 years of it but I have read one account of someone being treated for this long and it was difficult reading it. All I can say is to please feel free to vent. Most of the folks understand the difficul...

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