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by TinaFish
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Hand Foot Syndrome
Replies: 32
Views: 2700

Hand Foot Syndrome

Sorry because I'm sure this has been discussed, but I couldn't find any old threads with this title. So I had a 5FU infusion in the hospital back in mid-June; after that, I've been taking oral Xeloda (Capecitabine). It seemed like things were going fine, but about a week ago, I noticed something str...
by TinaFish
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diarrhea and bloating and gas, oh my!
Replies: 103
Views: 9063

Re: Reminder: August 26 scan appointment

... Finally ...she scheduled me for a scan on the 26th... For your scan on August 26th, what I would suggest is for you to bring a copy of your June 7th scan report along with its CD-rom so that the radiologist can make a technical comparison between your June 7th scan and the current one before wr...
by TinaFish
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Re: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?

Dude, how much does it suck that the vast majority of us will need to pack a travel bag like that, JUST for our assholes?
by TinaFish
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worried about chemo port
Replies: 24
Views: 2303

Re: Worried about chemo port

I went in for my scheduled chemo today. I told the nurse what had happened with the port. She flushed it, decided it was fine, and administered my chemo. I'm feeling okay. I'm bloated but not crampy. No diarrhea, no tenesmus. No peripheral neuropathy or other acute side effects from oxaliplatin. Wel...
by TinaFish
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Different treatment in Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 2147

Re: Different treatment in Germany

Germany has one of the TOP radiation centers in the world with new carbon technology. It's better then US radiation treatments and less damage from it. US is the slowest from all the other countries when it comes to cancer treatments and advancements. https://www.heidelberg-university-hospital.com/...
by TinaFish
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Different treatment in Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 2147

Re: Different treatment in Germany

Germany has one of the TOP radiation centers in the world with new carbon technology. It's better then US radiation treatments and less damage from it. US is the slowest from all the other countries when it comes to cancer treatments and advancements. https://www.heidelberg-university-hospital.com/...
by TinaFish
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Re: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?

Yeah, actually our bidet at home is one of the BioBidet ones, added onto our regular toilet. It plugs into the wall (so need an outlet handy) so it warms up the water. My husband installed it so I can't say anything about that process. It did seem fairly quick though. I tend to travel really light;...
by TinaFish
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diarrhea and bloating and gas, oh my!
Replies: 103
Views: 9063

Re: Diarrhea and bloating and gas, oh my!

This morning was crazy. From 8:30 to about noon, I sat on the toilet at least 20 times, with a strong urge to poop, and a significant amount of poop came out each time! I was dumbfounded that so much poop could be in the human body! Eventually I took Buscopan. We were expecting guests at 1:00 becaus...
by TinaFish
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Re: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?

Rock_Robster wrote:Here’s one: https://www.amazon.com/Bidet-Attachment ... way&sr=8-3

Sorry Jannine, back to you :)


Very cool! Could Jannine travel with it? Like install it at a hotel?
by TinaFish
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Re: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?

Ok, I just read about c.diff, and I'm not sure that I don't have it. It sure would explain a lot about how I've been feeling. I could have caught it in the hospital. My poop has been smelling weird, but I attributed it to the chemo. For God's sake, before my diagnosis, my whole life, my sense of sme...
by TinaFish
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

Re: Help. Squirt bottle recommendations?

I use one that has a bend near the tip. That way, you can hold it from the front and it will squirt water directly at your butthole. I thought about getting one of those bidets that you can install onto your existing toilet, and I just didn't want to bother with installation. The squirt bottle is l...
by TinaFish
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Different treatment in Germany
Replies: 22
Views: 2147

Re: Different treatment in Germany

My idiot sister suggested that I MOVE to Germany because I have German citizenship. 1) my passport is expired. 2) I speak the language, but there's a difference between "Guten Tag" and figuring out how to rent an apartment, figuring out their public transportation system, and, oh yeah - le...
by TinaFish
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Post cancer fatigue
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Post cancer fatigue

I'm not where you are, but I'm always of the "listen to your body" mentality. It knows what it needs. If it asks for rest, give it rest. Let it be strong so that it can fight off any future illnesses.
by TinaFish
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Chemo on hold for gallbladder removal & then DVT in upper extremity. Ugh.
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Chemo on hold for gallbladder removal & then DVT in upper extremity. Ugh.

Seriously, you dealt with that s*** from Saturday to Monday? your doctor should have told you to go to the hospital!
by TinaFish
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Diarrhea and bloating and gas, oh my!
Replies: 103
Views: 9063

Re: Diarrhea and bloating and gas, oh my!

Today was identical to yesterday, except I didn't take aby Buscopan today. 3 or 4 poops today, all of them normal, small, and borderline hard. I'm slightly constipated. Still. This is just so weird! First, I have to take these medications so frequently because they won't kick in, and then when they ...

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