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by Caat55
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1730
Views: 436059

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

Hi Mike, I continue to be a little more clumsy, less dexterity than before chemo but it subtle so is it older age or neuropathy, so I am not on computer much except to do work. Teleheath and virtual classroom are hard on eyes as well so the blogs that used to support me are a drain on my eye and han...
by Caat55
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here, diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer and have a few questions
Replies: 30
Views: 4308

Re: New here, diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer and have a few questions

Kev, This forum was a gift and a tool I used to get through my diagnosis and treatment. I started treatment, chemo within three weeks of exercise, radiation two weeks later. The tumor was greatly reduced by time I had surgery, about 6 months later. I also had rectal cancer and surgeon was able to sa...
by Caat55
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 196
Views: 75895

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

That’s great news. I have also had good reports, clean colonoscopy and got moved two a three year recheck.

Susan
by Caat55
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: One year anniversary and now delayed surveillance
Replies: 15
Views: 3181

Re: One year anniversary and now delayed surveillance

Thanks Mike. Here in the mountains of California we have been relatively lucky, few cases. As much as I would like to skip it, I think it is important enough to go forward. They have cancelled the routine cases, friends have been rescheduled to August and September.
Take care,
S
by Caat55
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 196
Views: 75895

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

That’s good news. Stay healthy and well in these challenging times. I am schedule for colonoscopy in two weeks, my second since surgery, first since reversal. Take care, Susan Thanks! How are things where you live? Good luck with the colonscopy, I did not get any painkiller or sedation with mine af...
by Caat55
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: One year anniversary and now delayed surveillance
Replies: 15
Views: 3181

Re: One year anniversary and now delayed surveillance

I am scheduled for my second colonoscopy post treatment. The first was last year just before reversal. The is my first real one. Should I do it or wait? There are only 9 cases in my county, one in county where hospital is located.
S
by Caat55
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 196
Views: 75895

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

That’s good news. Stay healthy and well in these challenging times. I am schedule for colonoscopy in two weeks, my second since surgery, first since reversal.
Take care,
Susan
by Caat55
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What is radiation/chemo treatment actually like?
Replies: 42
Views: 8125

Re: What is radiation/chemo treatment actually like?

Take the talk with the nurse seriously. Radiation changes everything down there. If you haven’t gone through menopause you will now. The sitz bath are good, a bidet seat better. Use the creams liberally. I didn’t wear pants, couldn’t wear pants after about half treatments due to soreness. Like you I...
by Caat55
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 220
Views: 80998

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

CT scan Monday was clean. That’s number two, first since reversal. Most days are okay, every third or fourth day is a total clean out. I can’t figure out which causes it but spend at least 7 or 8 trips to bathroom. Then it’s back to normal again. Bum sure gets sore when away from home for too long. ...
by Caat55
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1730
Views: 436059

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

Mike Sorry to hear you are still dealing with blockages. I have a routine of just little bits for a day or two and then a clean out. I have found that a lot of tomatoes, which are a bonanza in my garden, are very hard on system. The figs which are ripe now are quite effective at clean outs as is red...
by Caat55
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer
Replies: 218
Views: 25424

Re: Newly diagnosed rectal cancer

Is this the week when you'll be starting your neo-adjuvant chemo/radiation? Yes, I'll be starting on Wednesday. Thank you for the links! I sent a note in to my oncologist this morning because I won't see them until after starting treatments. They didn't prescribe any nausea meds or anything to go w...
by Caat55
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 196
Views: 75895

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

That's fantastic. Congrats!

Susan
by Caat55
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What can I do about diarrhea-like cramps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: What can I do about diarrhea-like cramps?

Oh thanks, I will try that! I took Metamucil today and had no cramps all day despite eating a lot. So presumably that would work. I like you sometimes get cramps which I can't blame on any particular food. Diet isn't helping to thicken things up like it did with the bag. I have been taking psyllium...
by Caat55
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 220
Views: 80998

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Longtime no stop, just catching up. I am back to work full time. Done a lot of hiking over summer , 5 and 1/2 miles is my best. I am a mosquito magnet, one would think all that chem and cancer would make me unattractive. My goal this summer is to grow all out fruits and veggies, successful so far. T...
by Caat55
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 272
Views: 81902

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

I am back to work full time. Done a lot of hiking over summer , 5 and 1/2 miles is my best. I am a mosquito magnet, one would think all that chem and cancer would make me unattractive. My goal this summer is to grow all out fruits and veggies, successful so far. Today I went kayaking with family, fi...

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