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by Caat55
Fri May 03, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1721
Views: 429495

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

At my appointment yesterday, telemedicine, a squatty stool and psyllium . Start small. I am just so grateful to sleep all night but that’s also when stuff sneaks out. She suggested changing what I eat and when as well. Sticking to low residual diet and adding a few things every day. I planned this f...
by Caat55
Fri May 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 272
Views: 81630

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Reversal two weeks ago. No hernia... being abundantly cautious with lifting and carrying things. Doctor said yesterday, adamant, nothing for 6 weeks so 4 to go. I love to walk and have a great hilly hike right out my door, so many wildflowers, good for me and my dog is loving it. Adele is ahead of m...
by Caat55
Fri May 03, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1721
Views: 429495

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

Mike,
What kind of problems are you still having? I am two weeks out. Not going too far or too long away from house but so far so good.
Susan
by Caat55
Fri May 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 272
Views: 81630

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

I am happy to hear you found something that works. I went out to dinner last night, chicken Marsala. I ate some vegetables. No explosions. Today has been okay too. Not enough coming out which is scary, a little afraid to go to far . My husband took a long hike and I stayed back, didn’t want to go in...
by Caat55
Wed May 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 272
Views: 81630

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

Hi Anne I'm n a heap agian today Jesus Christ it's tough/rough/exausting!!! So unpredictable :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: An ass like a baboon ATM,,, I've to work the next 3 days I don't know how I'll cope,!!!! How r u?? Have u decided on W&W I'm no encouragement for surgery lol, but I'm livin...
by Caat55
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 220
Views: 80926

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

So far so good. I made some poor food choices yesterday and had the runs, today sticking to what I know. I walked 8.5 K steps and played Bocce before the too rich food so that was a good day. It is so nice to just wear what I want and not have to work around the bag.
S
by Caat55
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Ileostomy Care
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Ileostomy Care

You mention losing your appetite but what about fluids? With an ileostomy it is really important that you drink more. Try setting up the fluids for a day and see how much you actually get through. Walking is good for body and mind. Keep moving and take care.
S
by Caat55
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo pushed back twice, so I'm doing another half.
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: Chemo pushed back twice, so I'm doing another half.

You are amazing. I hope you danced at the finish line.
Susan
by Caat55
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversals Any positives?
Replies: 31
Views: 3283

Re: Reversals Any positives?

Today I think I went to the bathroom at least 8 times I think its my fault though cause I did eat some Jamaican food curry etc...and such, but still even when I eat fine this happens but not as bad. . Some days I go 2 times. It's rather frustrating and I am 6 months out. I take Metamucil at night b...
by Caat55
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversals Any positives?
Replies: 31
Views: 3283

Re: Reversals Any positives?

Good news, no bathroom trips last night, bad news no bathroom trips last night. I feel something hard above old stoma site, sore. Wonder if it’s a blockage, scaring, etc? Have first follow up visit today, a conference call with PA. I will ask her. Unfortunately she can’t palpate so it’s dependent on...
by Caat55
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Good News!
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Re: Good News!

That’s awesome !
Susan
by Caat55
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help
Replies: 59
Views: 13043

Re: Anyone doing xelox and xeloda. Please help

Napping during infusion is a great way to spend the time. Dex made me hyper but unproductive. The cold sensitivity increased with each treatment which didn’t help when I experienced a hot flash. Just another notch in the cancer struggle.
Good luck.
S
by Caat55
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Partial bowel obstruction
Replies: 12
Views: 1983

Re: Partial bowel obstruction

CF,
What suggestions did they make at hospital? I have read several posts that suggest bringing knees to chest and rocking, have you tried that? I have always had a slow gut, so I totally get your frustration, hang in there and let us know what works.
S
by Caat55
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversals Any positives?
Replies: 31
Views: 3283

Re: Reversals Any positives?

Well my time appears to be 11 pm to 4 am. Rough . Started the morning with sneezing, so much pollen in the air, yikes that hurt. I did get lovely bouquets of lilac for the house, some snap dragons too. Adding yogurt to my regime, try to get some healthy flora going. I got called in for jury duty thi...

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