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by cbsmith
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Finally....some really great news!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 16882

Re: Finally....some really great news!!!

Sounds like it is time to get a doctors appointment and get the chest CT scheduled ASAP.
by cbsmith
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: FOLFIRI side effects, horrible 4th tx
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: FOLFIRI side effects, horrible 4th tx

That could be a gall stone or something blocking a bile duct. I had a gallstone a couple years ago in between treatments and my urine was a dark orange color and my stool almost a gray color. Luckily it passed on its own in a couple days and things returned to normal. I did see my oncologist because...
by cbsmith
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 225587

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

Mike, what they are probably doing is comparing your photo to all of the other profile photos on Facebook to make sure it doesn’t match any other ones. The way you have it set up is also the way that most hackers do and phishing attempts are done. People will create a duplicate profile of someone el...
by cbsmith
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 225587

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

I know you are trying to use fasting to control your output but could that be causing you issues as well? The constant fasting and then eating and then fasting again may be confusing your digestive system and adding to the output issues. As well your colon probably needs a steady amount of food to a...
by cbsmith
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 225587

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

In Canada you can take back medicine to any pharmacy regardless of where it was purchased. Not sure if it is the same where you are or not.
by cbsmith
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 225587

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

Your body needs protein in order for muscle and tissue to heal quickly. Not eating for long periods of time may delay the healing process.
by cbsmith
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Salami
Replies: 33
Views: 5434

Re: Salami

From what I understand about modern health science, the two basic variables are genetics v. environment. Environment is an all-encompassing term for the macro environs, inputs such as water and air pollution, radiation, etc., and micro environs, inputs such as diet (with sub category of microbiome)...
by cbsmith
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Stomach Cramps - 6 months after Polyp removal
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Stomach Cramps - 6 months after Polyp removal

I would highly doubt that a new polyp could grow to the size of blocking the bowel, or one big enough to be that size now was missed.
by cbsmith
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: ADMIN Help - PM Reply
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: ADMIN Help - PM Reply

It stays there until,the other party reads it I believe.
by cbsmith
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Canadians-Husband diagnosed-what about WORK and PAY?
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: Canadians-Husband diagnosed-what about WORK and PAY?

I am in Canada. At my work we had deducted from every pay cost for company provided short term and long term disability payments. I just had to get the forms from HR and have my oncologist fill them out and gave them back to work. I only recently be 7 sick days per year. The disability plan requires...
by cbsmith
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP

I have FAP, the only one in my family to have it, so it was a spontaneous gene mutation. I had my entire colon and rectum removed. Unfortunately this wasn’t caught before I had cancer. If you keep your rectum you will need to have yearly scopes to check and remove polyps as they will continue to gro...
by cbsmith
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Working during Irenotecan
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Working during Irenotecan

I did 49 cycles of folfiri before we stopped it. I didn’t feel very well during most of it, especially the first week after treatment. I didn’t work during any of it but I might have been able to work maybe 3-4 days out of every two week cycle.
by cbsmith
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is the Chemo Working?
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Is the Chemo Working?

For folfox and folfiri I have never heard that the side affects were indicative of how successful the treatment is. When I had folfox I did all 12rounds with oxi and didn’t find it too bad but we had to reduce the oxi level a few times due to my neutrophil count being so low, and also the 5fu was lo...
by cbsmith
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 192
Views: 47830

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Sun sensitivity is a side affect of 5-FU, or Xelox, if you are taking the pill form.
by cbsmith
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 225587

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

One thing I was told when I was having nausea issues was not to force yourself to drink something you normally enjoy as it will make you not like it when you feel better. I was told to drink something that I normally didn’t enjoy or was different when I was nauseous.

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