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by Ron50
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New symptom: swollen feet??
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: New symptom: swollen feet??

I would be asking my gp to check a sample of my urine for protein loss. Protein is what virtually keeps your blood in your veins . If you are losing too much thru your kidney filters you can suffer protein -urea. Years after chemo I started blowing up in the legs . I was tested and I was losing just...
by Ron50
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Newly diagnosed 7 years ago !

Congratulations Mike, best wishes for continued good health and a cancer free future. Ron.
by Ron50
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: To share my “ghost” story
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: To share my “ghost” story

Not quite sure where I fit into the ghost scenario. I came to this site in 2006 and haven't left. I have survived st3c colon ca into 6 nodes since Jan 1998. I don't ever feel smug about it because there are always things to remind me( last scope two years ago produced 4 polyps from 4-12 mm) . I have...
by Ron50
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Study - Sensitive Topics
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: Study - Sensitive Topics

I have no problems discussing or answering any personal questions. Thanks to surgery ,chemo ect that part of my life ceased to exist over twenty years ago so I would probably be a poor subject for a study. Ron.
by Ron50
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Constipation vs Bowel Blockage whats the difference?
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Constipation vs Bowel Blockage whats the difference?

Hi cptmac, Constipation is my constant companion. At one stage I was on Targin (oxycodone //naloxone) for chronic pain. I really thought that the constipation would kill me. My cancer surgery was the full sternum to groin cut so I have problems with adhesions. My nephrologist told me that the naloxo...
by Ron50
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 years from dx today
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: 5 years from dx today

Congratulations mike , wishing you continued good health and a cancer free future. Ron.
by Ron50
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 3029

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

With everyone we lose we lose a little bit of ourselves. She was a special lady. Never once did I hear her complain , she was nothing but positive and supportive. Like so many here she just deserved the chance to live a full and happy life. Cancer SUCKS. Ron.
by Ron50
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Aspirin
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Aspirin

I would love to take aspirin or nsaids just for pain relief. Unfortunately I have nephrotic syndrome of the kidneys and most nephrologists don't like aspirin and nsaids , on top of that I was dxed with atrial flutter and atrial fib in Jan this year. The loss of protein associated with the kidney pro...
by Ron50
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream or Lidocaine for fissure?
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Diltiazem hydrochloride 2% cream or Lidocaine for fissure?

Hi Ocstacy, I use ditiazem daily but I use it for blood pressure control and also because it allows me to use lesser doses of cyclosporine which I take for nephrotic syndrome of the kidneys. Diltiazem is licensed for treatment of hypertension and angina. It appears it is also used in a gel or ointme...
by Ron50
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How many different kinds of diarrhea?
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: How many different kinds of diarrhea?

Hi O Stoma Mia, I can vaguely recall my oncologist telling me when I first started chemo that 5fu seems to act very much like Epson salts drawing fluid from the body via osmosis and flushing out the system. I had to change the strength and frequency of my chemo to lessen the problem and I had chemo ...
by Ron50
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 50
Views: 16162

Re: Bev G

It was with deep sadness that I read the news of Bev's passing. It was totally unexpected for me. I know she has been suffering some strange and difficult to diagnose problems in the past twelve months. I don't think it was cancer related directly but may have stemmed from some long term side effect...
by Ron50
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It’s my 20th anniversary today :) (stage 4)
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: It’s my 20th anniversary today :) (stage 4)

Congratulations on making the twenty years, I know how hard it is. I was stage3c into 6 nodes. I made it to twenty in Jan this year. I still have regular checks , $ polyps up to 11 mm last scope. Wishing you continued good health, cheers Ron.
by Ron50
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: T2 diabetes and chemo: any advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: T2 diabetes and chemo: any advice?

I am type two diabetic. I simply refused to have anything to do with dexamethasone whilst on chemo. Unfortunately I had auto -immune problems with my kidneys some time after chemo. My neph at the time put me on high dose prednisone believing it was minimal change disease of the kidneys. That ramped ...
by Ron50
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: survivor since 1991
Replies: 19
Views: 6158

Re: survivor since 1991

Hi Bomberbob, Congratulations on your survival. I understand your sentiments completely. Sometimes the medical profession forget that once you have had cancer you are in the zone and will always be at risk of developing new ones. I had to fight to have my last colonoscopy performed. The board at the...
by Ron50
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Happy 14 year cancerversary to me
Replies: 19
Views: 5767

Re: Happy 14 year cancerversary to me

Happy anniversary and big hugs from Ron.

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