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by benben
Wed May 31, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What supplements do you take????
Replies: 45
Views: 9736

Re: What supplements do you take????

I take the following: vitamins ======= D3 B12 Daily multi C other ===== Turmeric - 720mg Probiotic omezeropole ----------------------------------------- I've been taking Turmeric almost daily since 2011, way before cancer diagnosis. Given that my pathology suggests a slower growing cancer than most ...
by benben
Wed May 31, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Just got post-surgery results and they aren't good
Replies: 59
Views: 16993

Re: Just got post-surgery results and they aren't good

Thanks, Maggie and Sarah. On another note, is it normal to have internal pain 12 days after surgery? My husband is a left side sleeper and his surgeon said it would be no problem whatsoever for him to resume his usual sleeping position. So, last night he tried sleeping on his left side (left hemi-c...
by benben
Fri May 26, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hospital visit
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Hospital visit

Here's to a fast and complete recovery Chuck.
Keep up the walking.
by benben
Fri May 26, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what should I expect on the first day of chemo?
Replies: 85
Views: 21033

Re: what should I expect on the first day of chemo?

Went in to give blood for the genetics test today and do some other lab work. They found that my potassium levels were low. I have read on some other threads that others had chest pain with low potassium so hopefully the supplements they are prescribing will help. Looking forward to feeling better ...
by benben
Fri May 26, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9287

Re: Another new Forum Member.

Port disconnect went fine on Wednesday - was fast. I didn't feel exhausted right away, but 2 hours after I started to hit a wall. Yesterday I was spent. Felt blah, and had little to no appetite. I forced myself to eat and drink as much water as possible. Managed to do a little bit of work, but mostl...
by benben
Tue May 23, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what should I expect on the first day of chemo?
Replies: 85
Views: 21033

Re: what should I expect on the first day of chemo?

Day two of second treatment was pretty uneventful. I felt good most of the day. Towards the evening, I started to get some slight chest pains again, although it doesn't seem as painful as it did after the first treatment. Maybe it was heartburn after all and the Prilosec is working. I'm still going...
by benben
Tue May 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9287

Re: Another new Forum Member.

How was day 2? Hey Tdubz. Day two went smooth sailing. I had a bit of insomnia from 2:30-5:00pm, perhaps lingering steroid by product. I had eaten a 1/3rd of a thc/cbd choco 2 hours prior to bed and that gave me about 4.5 hours uninterrupted sleep. I also strapped the sports wrap pump pack on and p...
by benben
Tue May 23, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9287

Re: Another new Forum Member.

That's awesome that you don't have the cold sensitivity. I'm a cold drink guy, can't stand any warm drink, so drinking room temp water has been tough lol I normally in with you on liking liquids on the cool side, but this morning I got some chilled filter water from the fridge. Filled up a water bo...
by benben
Mon May 22, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9287

Re: Another new Forum Member.

Well round one is done, at least the in chair portion. Now I'm home wearing a 5FU pump in a camera bag of sorts. Overall the treatment was a breeze. I only experienced one slight symptom. First bite of yogurt I ate while there I got some nerve sensation in a couple of upper molars. I had this occur ...
by benben
Mon May 22, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what should I expect on the first day of chemo?
Replies: 85
Views: 21033

Re: what should I expect on the first day of chemo?

Well, after a great week and a half off I'm back at it for round 2. It ended up being great timing. I was feeling good for Mother's Day, my sons end of school program, my daughters dance rectial, and my birthday lol. So I had a pretty good off week. This week is round 2. Off to good start so far. W...
by benben
Mon May 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9287

Re: Another new Forum Member.

About 1.5 hours into oxaliplatin and leucovorin drips. Halfway. So far easy peasy. Just making me piss a lot. Every 30 minutes hauling my drip bags into bathroom.

Msg from the chair.
by benben
Sun May 21, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9287

Re: Another new Forum Member.

Well tomorrow is day one of chemo. Hoping for no major complications/symptoms. Aside from the cut finger (which seems to be making good progress on healing - no bleeding) and the blood in mucus (which haven't seen in a few days), I had an issue with one of the prescription anti nausea medicines - Zo...
by benben
Sun May 21, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Edible Marijuana and Pain Control
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Edible Marijuana and Pain Control

Hey Scott, I'll be 5 weeks post LAR tomorrow. I got some edible chocolates that were 10mg THC and 10mg CBD. I also got some CBD 15:1 ratio in vape form. I'd suggest sticking with all edibles if you can. Vape reduces 95%, supposedly, of the smoke - but none-the less it is still going into lungs. Here...
by benben
Fri May 19, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9287

Re: Another new Forum Member.

So had my preliminary nurses visitation at the chemo center today. Mostly a rehash of all the same old info, but got to see the facilities. Everyone has fairly large curtained off areas. Looks fairly updated, clean, and accommodating. I was concerned about mucus in stool, especially with blood - but...
by benben
Fri May 19, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9287

Re: Another new Forum Member.

As far as hitting the gym during chemo, were you post surgery or pre when doing chemo? Do you recall how long after surgery/chemo started you hit the gym? I actually canceled my membership at Golds and they were nice enough to refund the money I had given up front for the entire year. I was post su...

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