Search found 680 matches

Go to advanced search

by Caat55
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1720
Views: 428472

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

Thanks Adele. I am good, working, busy but the bathroom trips are an issue. For me it is in the evening so I can go to work, hike, travel but prefer to be home for bathroom rooms every night. We haven't gone camping because I don't fancy a thousand trip to the outhouse, etc. The gas is literally exp...
by Caat55
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer- Staging question? Follow Mop up Chemo??
Replies: 17
Views: 4695

Re: Rectal cancer- Staging question? Follow Mop up Chemo??

Thanks for your update. I am only 3 months out and have veggies issues. I do okay with salads but all the wonderful squash, summer salads seems to be an issue for me. We have a huge garden and eating from it every night is such a treat. How much fiber are you taking? Do you notice or experience a lo...
by Caat55
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1720
Views: 428472

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

Mike, You mentioned it is worse after fasting? Does anything make it better? I have had a rough week after doing well for about a month. I thing it is all the summer veggies we eat every night from the garden. I even took two fiber capsules yesterday to slow, bulk things up, no better. I find the ga...
by Caat55
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation (update: tell me about xeloda!)
Replies: 33
Views: 4779

Re: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation (update: tell me about xeloda!)

I noticed that Hand, foot stuff for sure but it resolved after I ended chemo. I walked, did yoga figuring what is good the the mind and body is what I needed. Drink a lot of water. Use good quality lotion. I even used a canna us salve which is rich in emollients, arnica and felt amazing. You got thi...
by Caat55
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Currently in the ER...woo.
Replies: 56
Views: 5392

Re: Currently in the ER...woo.

Strong steady support sending your way.
S
by Caat55
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation (update: tell me about xeloda!)
Replies: 33
Views: 4779

Re: New here - rectal cancer, very nervous about radiation

You are doing great. Yes, in some ways the ileo is a good but it does wear on you. It gets easier, more predictable overtime. When you do find out about adjunct chemo? Ask about a port. With small children and lifting I could not have managed if it had been in my arms. Your attitude and your family ...
by Caat55
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1720
Views: 428472

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

Impressive upper body work, but you never slack off. I have begun yoga in earnest again now that my 6 weeks are up. I agree with Amy, humidity and heat are not my friend anymore. My balance is surprisingly good, probably from all the presurgical walking. LARS. I am finding one fiber tablet a day hel...
by Caat55
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 272
Views: 81614

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Hi Gang, Things are generally going well. I can go all day to work without issues, generally can wait to finish up what I am doing, as an example pouring wine in tasting room. I was able to finish up with customers, transition to a staff member and drive home. I still don't like using public restroo...
by Caat55
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another post-reversal output issue thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1548

Re: Another post-reversal output issue thread

Well I had an MRI which showed nothing unusual. CEA was 1.6 so nice a low! The oncologist things I could have radiation proctitis causing issues with my bowels. I am having a scope on Monday to see what shows up but otherwise have had a couple "quiet" weeks since my bad week. Have had a c...
by Caat55
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 610
Views: 190198

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Yippee, wahoo, good for you!
by Caat55
Fri May 31, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1720
Views: 428472

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

Late to the party but I too had a lot of pain initially whenever I sat down. I can’t remember when it passed but it took some time. I still drive with my cushion and I avoid hard seats at all cost. They seem to activate my bowels quite frequently. :roll: Dave Ditto that. Mike... are you running, ex...
by Caat55
Mon May 27, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Another post-reversal output issue thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1548

Re: Another post-reversal output issue thread

Aren't the explosions awful? I go back to work on Tuesday and dread using a community restroom. I hope your issues resolve. What about psyllium husk? I have just started adding one capsule of fiber to my daily routine, psyllium . The bottle says up to dosage is three so I am starting small, prefer n...
by Caat55
Mon May 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1720
Views: 428472

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

Thanks everyone, I knew I could count on you. I have a special cushion I will use. Funny how many chairs I sit in that have little or no padding that I hadn't really noticed before or at least since radiation.
S
by Caat55
Mon May 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice
Replies: 47
Views: 9379

Re: Our Miss Molly/Karen going into hospice

You have been a wise guide and great support to me, all of us. Thank you.
Susan

Go to advanced search