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by Bob_Weiss
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RESTRICTIONS ON IMMODIUM SALE
Replies: 6
Views: 248

RESTRICTIONS ON IMMODIUM SALE

The N.Y.Times had an article that I recently read indicating that the FDA is considering restrictions on Immodium. The reason is that addicts may use this drug when their preferred illegal opiate drug (heroin, etc.) is not available. This is a HORRIBLE idea for patients that depend on Immodium to co...
by Bob_Weiss
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: DARK CHOCOLATE EFFECTIVE FOR DIARRHEA
Replies: 1
Views: 141

DARK CHOCOLATE EFFECTIVE FOR DIARRHEA

A long-term after-effect of rectal surgery was diarrhea about every 10 days; sometimes urgent. I have been trying dark chocolate in recent weeks, and find that the diarrhea has stopped. There are a number of articles on internet sites (Medscape, etc.) indicating that dark chocolate (I use 90% dark) ...
by Bob_Weiss
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Aspirin
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Aspirin

I have been taking 81mg pill since 2010, but include one TUMS calcium tablet which may be protecting me from having stomach bleeding.
by Bob_Weiss
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Bev G
Replies: 50
Views: 15933

Re: Bev G

She had been Stage4 for many years and I assumed she had been "cured". This reminds me of BROWNBAGGER who also had been Stage4 for many years. Both were regulars on this site and posted messages almost every day, including answering some of my inquiries. It feels to me like losing good fri...
by Bob_Weiss
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: STAGE 3 rectal cancer treatment without surgery
Replies: 25
Views: 5079

Re: STAGE 3 rectal cancer treatment without surgery

I didn’t know about the study. I would love to read it if you could point the way. I couldn’t agree with you more about the QOL issue post LAR. I told my oncologist I would have easily taken what time I had left presurgery than multiple years in my current state. I’ve realized modern medicine is ab...
by Bob_Weiss
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: STAGE 3 rectal cancer treatment without surgery
Replies: 25
Views: 5079

Re: STAGE 3 rectal cancer treatment without surgery

Someone on the MEDIVISOR health website informed me that Memorial Hospital in NYC now does Stage 3 rectal cancer treatment WITHOUT doing surgery in some cases. For someone investigating current treatment options for their Stage 3 cancer, this seems worth investigating further. Unfortunately, I do no...
by Bob_Weiss
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: STAGE 3 rectal cancer treatment without surgery
Replies: 25
Views: 5079

STAGE 3 rectal cancer treatment without surgery

I read a summary of an article in a Japanese Oncology journal which indicated that surgery for rectal cancer is rare in Japan because the effect upon future quality of life is severe. They use radiation and chemotherapy only, and get good long-term results. My quality of life since rectal surgery in...
by Bob_Weiss
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CBD OIL
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: CBD OIL

I tried 1000mg HEMP OIL (Manitoba) one morning and developed loose stools which kept me running to the bathroom for the remainder of the day. I may try it once more to see if this is my normal reaction to hemp. Nonetheless, when pot becomes legal in New York, which is supposed to be in about 2 month...
by Bob_Weiss
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: MEMBERS IN BROOKLYN
Replies: 0
Views: 947

MEMBERS IN BROOKLYN

Any members in Brooklyn, NYC who get together occasionally to discuss problems, solutions, and general issues relating to CRC treatment, post-treatment, etc??
by Bob_Weiss
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: olive oil as laxative
Replies: 1
Views: 280

olive oil as laxative

I was having sudden urgent diarrhea for 5+ years after an ileostomy reversal, and as a result I feared going more than 4-5 blocks away from my house. If I had to travel, I would eat minimally the day before, and would only drink some tea. Finally I discovered that this problem occurred after eating ...
by Bob_Weiss
Mon May 21, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools
Replies: 15
Views: 3214

Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Fragmented Stools

Carefully charting my diet and how individual foods help or hurt my bowel problems has been very helpful; along with use of OTC medicines, such as Imodium and Benadryl.
I'm dubious about homeopathic remedies - the evidence for their effectiveness seems lacking.
by Bob_Weiss
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal Cancer - Standard of Care Approach or Neoadjuvant Chemo approach???
Replies: 30
Views: 4392

Re: Rectal Cancer - Standard of Care Approach or Neoadjuvant Chemo approach???

I received what was the standard of care for calendar 2009, the year I was diagnosed (See below). Since then I've had no recurrence, but my bowel movements have changed over the years. For the first 5+ years, I would have frequent bouts of constipation for 5 to 7 days, followed by urgent diarrhea. M...
by Bob_Weiss
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say
Replies: 117
Views: 26660

Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

HORRIBLE! We joined this site about the same time (2010), and although we never met, he did respond to a few of my e-mails with helpful advice. Since he was alive much longer than would be expected, I assumed he would be living a normal life span with occasional bumps in the road. I will remember hi...
by Bob_Weiss
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Eleven years ago!
Replies: 19
Views: 4606

Re: Eleven years ago!

Apparently patients with Stage I to Stage III cases will always survive-providing they do not progress to Stage IV. Makes me think of whether I would still be alive if I had waited awhile before going to the doctor. My Stage III tumor was large, and according to the doctor it had been around for a f...
by Bob_Weiss
Sat May 06, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diarrhea after ileostomy: IBS-D or LAR syndrome
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Diarrhea after ileostomy: IBS-D or LAR syndrome

I have periodic bouts of diarrhea followed by constipation, which is now controlled most of the time by diet, Metamucil and Imodium. The medical literature refers to this problem as LAR syndrome, which apparently is experienced by 90% of people getting a temporary ileostomy. However, my primary doct...

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