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by Atoq
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 193
Views: 63134

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

I had to put my dog to sleep. I miss him a lot.
Otherwise things are fine, biking to work (with spikes), training strenght and running. Working full time. No anxiety, so I don’t have much to write, but I read and try to answer when I feel I can contribute.

Claudia
by Atoq
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Is LARS a foregone conclusion? Anyone doing W&W?
Replies: 29
Views: 6293

Re: Is LARS a foregone conclusion? Anyone doing W&W?

I am Claudia, mentionwd by NHMike, I am Italian and live in Norway. I had reversal in June 2018 and don’t have problems except perhaps more frequency, but very manageable. My tumor was quite low (5 cm from anal verge) and it looked like it went through the colon, so surgery was necessary. I did not ...
by Atoq
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 193
Views: 63134

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

Yes, but I have done rectoscopy and CAT scan first every three months and then every 6 months. I guess because I am a stage IV. The thing is that colon has been clear, no polips, so reoccurrence would be in the rectum and then perhaps a rectoscopy is enough? A new polip in the colon would take some ...
by Atoq
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 193
Views: 63134

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

I suspect I will have the next in 3-5 years, but I have a rectoscopy and CAT scan scheduled in February.

Claudia
by Atoq
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 193
Views: 63134

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

The coloscopy went fine, everything is normal and it was done in 20 minutes, without sedation or any other form of pain control. It was really much easier than I expected.

Claudia
by Atoq
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer stage IV
Replies: 193
Views: 63134

Re: Rectal cancer stage IV

I am here drinking coloscopy prep, I will have it tomorrow, and I am very happy since I never got one (the tumor was blocking the scope). My older dog is not able to stand up anymore. He is over 13 and has a chronic illness typical for the breed (intestinal lymphagiectsia). So nobody was expecting h...
by Atoq
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 55
Views: 19101

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

I am happy to hear you are better! And wonderful news about the outcome.

Claudia
by Atoq
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update from Rikimaroo
Replies: 44
Views: 7880

Re: Update from Rikimaroo

I am glad to hear that surgery went fine and you are already at home! Wish you a quick recovery.

Claudia
by Atoq
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1275

Re: Update

I am sorry about the reoccurrence, sad that chemo did not help. I hope your husband gets the best possible care and quality of life.

A big hug

Claudia
by Atoq
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?

Gluconeogenesis is the metabolic process by which the liver converts gluconeogenic amino acids (from protein) and glycerol (from stored fat) into sugar as a way to fuel the cells that need it. Unfortunately, this glucose can also fuel cancer cells and may diminish some of the beneficial effects that...
by Atoq
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?

Ok, I got it, the cells use fat to make ketones :)

All the best

Claudia
by Atoq
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 1792

Re: Are your chemo IVs in a Glucose solution?

I don’t have experience with IV chemo, but I was wondering what do you mean exactly about feeding cells with fat instead than glucose? Don’t at the end all cells use respiration as mean to produce ATP with the formula O2 + glucose = CO2 + ATP? I guess fat is transformed into glucose at the end? Clau...
by Atoq
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Update from Rikimaroo
Replies: 44
Views: 7880

Re: Update from Rikimaroo

Good luck! Nice to get it done.

Best

Claudia
by Atoq
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care
Replies: 64
Views: 26653

Re: Need Support - Told today I'm on Palliative Care

I hope the new regime will shrink the cancer and hold things under control. Enyoing any minute with our kids and loved ones is for me the key to happiness, «palliative care» sounds scary, but so does «cancer» and «stage 4». We need to stay positive and keep on moving...

A big hug

Claudia
by Atoq
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Robino1 has left us today at 6:40pm.
Replies: 25
Views: 5450

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

That was really sad news! She was always so supportive.

Condolences to her family.

Claudia

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