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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: 9303

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: 9303

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: 9303

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: 9303

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...
by benben
Fri May 19, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9303

Re: Another new Forum Member.

benben, Good luck with your chemo—it's a weird experience to undergo. Chemo is not customized once a protocol is selected, unless it is modified due to side effects or patient request. I write to tell you neuropathy from oxaliplatin is no joke and can, though not necessarily, be severe. So my sugge...
by benben
Wed May 17, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9303

Re: Another new Forum Member.

The past couple days I've been passing a lot of mucus. Yesterday I had 9 bowel movements. About 3rd movement started noticing some mucus and by movement 7 it was pretty much just mucus. I know that this can be "normal" i suppose. My big concern was the past couple mucus stools also contain...
by benben
Mon May 15, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9303

Re: Another new Forum Member.

4 Weeks post surgery today. Continued improvements for most part. BM's are still off, but better. I had 1 day of urgent movements (figures happened to be day I traveled to do some work on one of my second homes). The following day mostly just passed mucus until later in the evening when the more reg...
by benben
Mon May 15, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NED 4.5 year after lung recurrence
Replies: 10
Views: 2116

Re: NED 4.5 year after lung recurrence

4.5 years ago I had surgery to remove two pulmonary nodules, one of them was cancerous. I just got the results of my twice-yearly scan - I am still NED (CT and CEA normal). My story is in my signature - I was diagnosed with stage 3C colon cancer almost seven years ago. My doctor wants me to do one ...
by benben
Mon May 15, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: How long in hospital after surgery?
Replies: 67
Views: 9995

Re: How long in hospital after surgery?

Thanks again everyone. Thanks for the very handy information. My wife is printing it out now to bring with us on Friday. Good luck to you Friday. I go for blood draw/chemo consultation on Friday. As for my hospital stay - the surgeon said I could go home after 3 nights at the hospital, but I opted ...
by benben
Mon May 08, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: BCIR Procedure
Replies: 5
Views: 1738

Re: BCIR Procedure

Sorry I'm slow on the draw here. Thanks bud! Hi Phuong, Off Topic - I know, but I just wanted to say I saw you on the Colondar and read your story. You've been through so much and you have the scars to prove it, but your story is quite inspirational. Your story is beautiful and so are you Phuong - ...
by benben
Mon May 08, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9303

Re: Another new Forum Member.

Not sure if external weather influences symptoms or not. Yes, cold weather will impact the cold sensitivity that comes with Oxaliplatin. :-( Hopefully where you live it will be a warm six months during your chemo treatments. It definitely is good that you are coming in with such a healthy body and ...
by benben
Mon May 08, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what should I expect on the first day of chemo?
Replies: 85
Views: 21039

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

Well good news, it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I thought it would be. I ate a decent breakfast.i got there and they hooked up the port to draw blood. Didn't hurt by any means but just felt a little weird lol., but the port made everything else super easy. I was there for 6 hours so I had a few s...
by benben
Fri May 05, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Going for it - but freaking out nonetheless
Replies: 26
Views: 3783

Re: Going for it - but freaking out nonetheless

Best Wishes Ana. I know I had a lot of the same anxiety prior to surgery, but in the end I was able to take a deep breath and let go as it came time. Much to my surprise, while there was initially a lot of aches and pains - they subsided pretty fast. Obviously with the full rectal excision and insta...
by benben
Fri May 05, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another new Forum Member.
Replies: 47
Views: 9303

Re: Another new Forum Member.

Hey Ben Ben. Sorry you are a part of the club nobody wants to join- but you are in the right place here. Chemo is scary. It's a long 6 months. But give it everything you have got. Drink water obsessively. I couldn't drink cold or room temp water or liquids, so I started drinking tea, hot choc, anyt...

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