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by SilverWedding
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation relief?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Radiation relief?

Ooooh I know that feeling and it sucks. I used a bidet attachment for the toilet, and also MooGoo moisturising cream. It sounds like he might be a bit past that though - there are some other great ideas in the “Surviving radiation for rental cancer” megathread. Good luck to you both! http://colonca...
by SilverWedding
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What are good encouragements?
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: What are good encouragements?

Watching my mum go through various treatments has required me to toughen. My mum describes me as stoic . In public at least ! I rarely shed a tear . However you just made me . That is beautiful . Stu Awwwwwww, Stu. It is indeed hard to be a bystander. I’m somewhere between tough and heartbroken all...
by SilverWedding
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation relief?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Radiation relief?

Rock_Robster wrote: “Surviving radiation for rental cancer”


On a lighter note, this also made me laugh - which means a lot. I’m going with the short-term rental I hope!

On a serious note, I have appreciated all the info you and others like NHMike and CRGuy have shared.
by SilverWedding
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation relief?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Radiation relief?

There are rectal pain creams with lidocaine. Believe I found one at CVS in California. I asked my radiation oncologist for a prescription strength pain killer for the last two weeks and used it for about two weeks after radiation ended. Some describe this as broken glass, others as razor blades, ot...
by SilverWedding
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: What are good encouragements?
Replies: 4
Views: 871

What are good encouragements?

Based on what I learned here and warnings from doctors saying Chemoradiation could be pretty hard, I made a 28-day craft and hung it on the walk - my hubby turns over a numbered “card” daily to get an encouragement from me or our children. He’s not a sappy guy, but I have seen him rereading some (sh...
by SilverWedding
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New “diet” ?
Replies: 2
Views: 541

New “diet” ?

Just wondering about the foods I am preparing for my family, and beginning to “research” value in a better overall diet including no processed meats, way less sugar, teas, organic foods, etc. Any suggestions on resources, cookbooks, or general feelings on the matter? I was moved many years ago over ...
by SilverWedding
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NIH report: no Zinc Oxide during radiation
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: NIH report: no Zinc Oxide during radiation

Thank you. These details and references were so helpful.

NEVER NEVER TMI!!!!

So, doctors here said that it has been scrutinized and now is believed to be fine. DH i is also not applying before radiation. The THIN LAYERS I didn’t know! Thank you!! I appreciate all the extra details.
by SilverWedding
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NIH report: no Zinc Oxide during radiation
Replies: 4
Views: 615

NIH report: no Zinc Oxide during radiation

My DH has been using Desitin during radiation. It was advised to do so by radiology. Then I read this from National Institute of Health report of 2010: “Although a general consensus among radiotherapy centres is lacking, the advice given to patients has a few commonalities: During or after radiation...
by SilverWedding
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 13 years ago today!
Replies: 16
Views: 3008

Re: 13 years ago today!

Thank you - it gives me hope. I’m thankful you took the time to share this. CONGRATULATIONS
by SilverWedding
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Foods TO eat and pass easily but not too easily?
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Foods TO eat and pass easily but not too easily?

I’ve researched to find a million foods to AVOID to during irritation for rectal soreness during/after radiation. I understand “find what works for you” too. But does a list of GOOD FOODS TO EAT exist?? Experimentation time is bad - my hubby is looking weaker daily and feeling it like you all have -...
by SilverWedding
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation relief?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Radiation relief?

What a helpful thread! Thank you.
by SilverWedding
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation relief?
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Radiation relief?

Chemorad Day 20 of 28 - My DH is up every hour or more all night with what he calls pain, discomfort, feeling like he has to go, sometimes he does go which is like broken glass coming out. He takes very warm sitz baths. I was looking into an Amazon link I found on a portable bidet (funny thing - I a...
by SilverWedding
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Husband has passed away from signet ring cell.
Replies: 16
Views: 2663

Re: Husband has passed away from signet ring cell.

I’m so sorry. May God strengthen and provide right now.

Cynthia
by SilverWedding
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Four years NED
Replies: 8
Views: 1197

Re: Four years NED

A big encouragement to me! Congratulations and thank you for sharing.

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