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by Gravelyguy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery here, and done.
Replies: 24
Views: 607

Re: Surgery here, and done.

What wonderful news! Praying that the next steps go smoothly and you guys can live NED for years!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 year scans
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: 5 year scans

5 years. That is awesome! Hope it is all good news!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Here 37 m stage lV
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: New Here 37 m stage lV

Welcome, A little bit different boat but pretty similar. I am older but still have my youngest at home who is almost 13. I had similar surgery but only 1 lymph node and they were able to get it all the first time. Sorry about the permanent colostomy but in the end it might be easier than dealing wit...
by Gravelyguy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fellow LARS-ites, Can we talk gas?!
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Fellow LARS-ites, Can we talk gas?!

martd wrote:Not sure if it will help in your situation but when I had the blockage I would get gas and pain in my stomach. Eating blue berries worked well. It worked almost immediately.



Thanks Martyd,

Interesting, I like blueberries so maybe I will give it a try.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fellow LARS-ites, Can we talk gas?!
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Fellow LARS-ites, Can we talk gas?!

The only thing that I've found that works is fasting. But it has obvious limitations. Thanks Mike, For sure there are certain foods that make it worse. The unfortunate part is I like those foods and keep thinking "maybe this time it will be different". Even when I don't try to eat foods t...
by Gravelyguy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Have you been on Vectibix?
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Have you been on Vectibix?

Just want to let people know that I filled out their questionnaire to see if I fit their criteria and was accepted. I just finished the actual survey. It took about 15 minutes and was very easy to do.

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Fellow LARS-ites, Can we talk gas?!
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Fellow LARS-ites, Can we talk gas?!

Hi Everyone, So I have things dialed in pretty well, as long as I stay out of my kid's Halloween candy stash, all that is except in the late afternoons and evenings I get gassy. Just wondering if anyone has anything that they use that works? I have tried simethicone tablets a couple of times but I d...
by Gravelyguy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need help metallic taste
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Need help metallic taste

Nothing tasted normal during treatment for me. My solution was to eat spicy foods. I ate a lot of Taco Bravo's from Taco Johns, a regional chain, and spicy chicken sandwiches while doing chemo. I did avoid foods that I really enjoy. That way I didn't associate those foods with chemo when I got done....
by Gravelyguy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy question
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Neuropathy question

Hi Basil,

My last chemo was March 2018. This past summer my neuropathy was pretty much gone. Now that the weather has turned a little colder, I have a little tingling on the bottom of my feet. I am just chalking it up to colder temps. I guess I will find out next summer!


Dave
by Gravelyguy
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My CRC with liver mets journey
Replies: 282
Views: 41328

Re: My CRC with liver mets journey

My first CT post hepatectomy was not clear, it wasn’t until the subsequent two that we were confident that I had achieved NED status. Take care of yourself, both in body and mind, things will get better. Peace Al That actually super helpful to know. I guess I should have just asked but was afraid t...
by Gravelyguy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I'm getting worried
Replies: 17
Views: 925

Re: I'm getting worried

Hi,

Sorry that you have had all these issues and now are waiting longer to find out the biopsy results. I would put in a call to your Dr. to find out the results. I would put money on someone dropped the ball on getting the results out.

Hang in there,

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Celebrating 10 years of survival today
Replies: 17
Views: 624

Re: Celebrating 10 years of survival today

Thank you so much for sharing. Your post brings so much hope!

Dave
by Gravelyguy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver mets and resection - looking for others' experiences!
Replies: 16
Views: 592

Re: Liver mets and resection - looking for others' experiences!

I had 6 liver tumors, and the largest was 2.5 cm IIRC. Fortunately I was resectable at time of diagnosis, but still went through neo adjuvant chemo and short course radiation before surgery. My left half of liver was removed and 2 wedge resections were done on the right side. Around 60% of the live...
by Gravelyguy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Liver mets and resection - looking for others' experiences!
Replies: 16
Views: 592

Re: Liver mets and resection - looking for others' experiences!

I’m with Ehut, I had two small liver Mets ( both around 1 cm in segments vii and viii) at diagnosis which could have been resected right away but I had 4 rounds of chemo before a combination rectal and liver resections. One met they ablated the other was necrotic with no sign of living cancer cells....
by Gravelyguy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1589
Views: 342417

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

I have specifically avoided beans for the last month or so and I think that that has contributed to some improvement. It is quite a sacrifice though. Funny, I got a little cocky and while at a mexican restaurant last week ordered something with refried beans in it... I will not be doing that again ...

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