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by RixInPhx
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RixinPhx in Hospital
Replies: 312
Views: 21015

Re: RixinPhx in Hospital

Dropped my phone in pool and lost all phone numbers.
Contact me or my sister Mindy via PM.

Thnx, Rick
by RixInPhx
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RixinPhx in Hospital
Replies: 312
Views: 21015

Re: RixinPhx in Hospital

Hi, all- Things have continued to go poorly since Wed nite ER visit. I got a liter of saline/dextrose, and was released yesterday noon when I was able to hold down an ice cream bar. That came up today, and nothing else is staying down, nor is anything coming out; no BM, no gas. Ran some errands toda...
by RixInPhx
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RixinPhx in Hospital
Replies: 312
Views: 21015

Re: RixinPhx in Hospital

MORE TROUBLE Had Folfiri yesterday, and barfed all the way thru the session; customary diarrhea, tool Haven't held anything down all day, not jellow or water or sports drink, nada. Abdomen is painfully is painfully bloated, not even masked by 25 fenyenyl patch. Gonna head to ER now, at least get som...
by RixInPhx
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RixinPhx in Hospital
Replies: 312
Views: 21015

Re: RixinPhx in Hospital

UPDATE: I was released from the hospital Friday evening about 9:00p, and went home with my sister to spend the night Bowel is working to a decent extent, passing gas and having small be definitive BM's yesterday and today indicating things are at least flowing. Stomach still doesn't release its cont...
by RixInPhx
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MaX DOSAGE FOR Spironolactone ?
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Re: MaX DOSAGE FOR Spironolactone ?

Spironalactone is a strong diuretic, especially helpful for ridding the peritoneum of excess fluid (ascites), and for lower leg edema.
I''m currently receiving 50mg morning and evening; I understand this is 1/2 of the maximum dosage for me, a 170 lb man.

HTH, Rick
by RixInPhx
Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cancer without a caregiver?
Replies: 17
Views: 1730

Re: cancer without a caregiver?

Since Dx 26 months ago, I have been going it alone, living in a couple rooms provided by a freind who is on temporary duty out of town. I've been able to keep up with errands, simple meals, housekeeping, and yardwork fairly well. A sister in Phoenix has always been available to help with errands and...
by RixInPhx
Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My beloved husband Kevin passed away
Replies: 85
Views: 4178

Re: My beloved husband Kevin passed away

May peace and love be yours always, as he looks upon you with everlasting peace and love of his own.
by RixInPhx
Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger Update
Replies: 50
Views: 2862

Re: BrownBagger Update

Great news, have a good time on the farm!
by RixInPhx
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Breathing Difficulty
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Breathing Difficulty

When my ascites is bad enough to need tapping (about 3.5 lts for me), then it is pushing upward on the diaphragm and restricting good breathing. Removal of the fluid immediately relieves the pressure. Breathing is easier the moment you get out of the treament stretcher. Good luck, it's really an eas...
by RixInPhx
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RixinPhx in Hospital
Replies: 312
Views: 21015

Re: RixinPhx in Hospital

HI, ALL! Been lazing around the hospital room, doing the Jello/broth liq diet 'til this morning. Been able to hold down everything, no nausea, and passing gas well. Had a deep discussion with the entire med team, and my sister was present to assist in the questioning. Removed the NG tube, very smoot...
by RixInPhx
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need a pep talk...
Replies: 23
Views: 1640

Re: Need a pep talk...

What's your favorite cheese with a whine like that?? A sharp cheddar is mine, and it goes nicely with golden delicious apples or even apple pie!! Just kidding Karin, I know it can all seem kinda pointless. But if it keeps you here for another few months, and is still doable to you with some enjoymen...
by RixInPhx
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: The latest from my MD Anderson trip
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

Re: The latest from my MD Anderson trip

Sounds like a good plan, BOL!
-Rick
by RixInPhx
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First chemo tx
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: First chemo tx

Good job!

How many to go, 11 more?

On day 2, I'm usually a little buzzed with the decadron steroid, so that might be why you were feeling srprisingly normal.
by RixInPhx
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I should know the answer but really not sure
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: I should know the answer but really not sure

Don't wait 'til 10/29, go to doc immediately.
by RixInPhx
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RixinPhx in Hospital
Replies: 312
Views: 21015

Re: RixinPhx in Hospital

SUCCESS!!! The NG tube is still in place, but has been disconnected since 2 pm yesterday. The nurses do 'residual' testing every 4 hours to verify there's less than 200 ml stomach contents (which in turn indicates that the obstruction has cleared enough to allow the stomach to empty). All tests have...

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