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by Caat55
Mon May 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1726
Views: 431226

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

Mike, Did you ever have any internal pain, at site of anastamosis? My tailbone area is the place I have discomfort, just like after surgery. If so how long did it last? Anyone else want to weigh in here I would appreciate it. I find sitting down gets to be pretty uncomfortable, drove into Bay Area, ...
by Caat55
Mon May 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1726
Views: 431226

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

I have add a difficulty time with veggies too. I peeled my eggplant and it was okay. Butter lettuce also is easy to digest. I find I have a night of emptying and two days of just little stuff. The gas is probably the most uncomfortable thing. I honestly think the colonoscopy and aragon gas treatment...
by Caat55
Fri May 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: High EOS% 8.6 ??
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

Re: High EOS% 8.6 ??

Ps Iron saturation in off again as well.
Susan
by Caat55
Fri May 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: High EOS% 8.6 ??
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

Re: High EOS% 8.6 ??

I just got my blood work back, Auto Eosinophil Percent was high, has always been normal, monocytes is high also.. I am one month out from reversal.
Susan
by Caat55
Thu May 16, 2019 11:15 am
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: 4783

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

The radiation shrunk my tumor almost completely, there was just scar tissue when they went in for surgery. My staging was considered high 2 by one, but another said 3. As I mentioned Miaderm and prescription Biafine were great. There is a study from Wash U Barnes Cancer Hospital published last Octob...
by Caat55
Mon May 13, 2019 2:45 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: 4783

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

I am sorry you find yourself here. The whole thing is a shock and menopause on top of it is just not cool. As you can see from my signature, I am older but with same staging as you. I wasn't told by my doctor that my periods would stop but by the radiation tech when I came in on my period, he said,&...
by Caat55
Sun May 12, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 272
Views: 81690

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Yes thanks Adele. I have to drink plenty of water, keep things moving. I have been taking one gabapentin daily for safety. I enjoyed fresh asparagus and strawberries today without any problems so far. Pretty much normal life except thinking, worrying about bathrooms.
Susan
by Caat55
Sun May 12, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 272
Views: 81690

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Happy Mother’s Day. Glad we are on this side of it, hope we stay clear.
Susan
by Caat55
Sat May 11, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo break
Replies: 23
Views: 2525

Re: Chemo break

I went ten weeks between 2 and 3. It was great, got to enjoy time with kids. This was post chemo/radiation and surgery. I have had two clean scans.
S
by Caat55
Sat May 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CBD and/or Cannabis oil
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Re: CBD and/or Cannabis oil

I found CBD gummies helped with chemo side effects, cramps and nausea. I used CBD cream for hand and foot pain. I wouldn't risk my health on it as a cure but worked better than any prescription nausea meds.
S
by Caat55
Sat May 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 220
Views: 80938

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

I am sorry for you and your day. Hope you find some comfort in knowing You were heard.
by Caat55
Thu May 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 220
Views: 80938

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

Experiencing some pain as food moves past the site of the anastomosis. Trying to remember to chew, chew, chew. Is this a problem anyone else has experienced? I can literally feel the food move down through lower colon to rectum, gives me a since of when I have to plan a trip to toilet. I have contro...
by Caat55
Thu May 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Clustering advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: Clustering advice

This was explained to be a the body's response the treatment. It is a trauma and no one talks about it, ie not the doctors. The razor blade pain was explained to be a fissure. I stuck to a low residual diet, added both a bidet seat and now post reversal a squatty potty stool. The PA said elevating y...
by Caat55
Sun May 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1726
Views: 431226

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

One of my friends who had a reversal said she felt the single worst problem for her was stress. She noticed that it made everything worse and then things keep building on it. I definitely notice pain inside where staples are I assume but the bidet helps with the clean up and actually seems to stimul...
by Caat55
Fri May 03, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1726
Views: 431226

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

No, a pediatric occupational therapist I see kids full time during the school year, part time in summer. Birth to 21, so it can be physical, unpredictable work. After chemo I had a lot of pain, struggled to get on and off floor, struggled with squatting but found that turmeric tablets helped. I know...

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