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by TinaFish
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worrying symptoms
Replies: 13
Views: 1688

Re: Worrying symptoms

Calm down. I don’t mind questions from people who don’t have cancer but I do mind when people act hysterical as if they are on deaths door when they have not diagnosed. Palliative care is the reality of some of the members of this board. Have a little sensitivity when you come to a board of cancer ...
by TinaFish
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Worrying symptoms
Replies: 13
Views: 1688

Re: Worrying symptoms

boxhill wrote:And let me add that a diagnosis of Stage IV does not necessarily equal "game over" in any meaningful sense. 8)


THANK YOU
by TinaFish
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:11 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!

FWIW, It could just as easily be the coffee in your latte than the milk. Coffee definitely prompts pooping in most of us. Meals with a really high fat content can set things off, too. :D I'm glad you are doing better, but I don't understand why you keep taking immodium if you are not actually havin...
by TinaFish
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:02 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!

Aaaaand aside from needing some Bentyl, Lomotil, and Imodium, things went splendidly today! I spent the majority of the day feeling great! I'm expecting tomorrow to be even better than today. Thank God I stopped taking those Care Oncology meds!!
by TinaFish
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:56 am
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!

It's getting better. I ate mashed potatoes last night, with lots of avocado margarine and sour cream. Sounds yummy, right? It tasted like cardboard, and it felt like it was just sitting in my throat and not even going into my stomach. And then heartburn hit me. I took two Tums. The tenesmus kept hap...
by TinaFish
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:15 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!

Yeah, but I've gone from Kim Kardashian to Kelly Ripa. Scary. I'm 5'7" and went from 125 before any of this hit to about 95 lbs at my lowest when I had typhlitis after 5 rounds of chemo (I was maybe 115 at diagnosis). My butt was literally concave once I went under 100. It was not good! I boug...
by TinaFish
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:46 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!

... I'm now 5'7" and 132 lbs. I guess that's still considered normal... FYI - Your BMI (Body Mass Index) is 20.7, which is quite normal. I don't think there's any particular cause for concern right now, but check with your doctor just in case. BMI Calculator https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/ed...
by TinaFish
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:38 am
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!

I want to make the most of every day I have. I want to play with my kids and enjoy them; not have to lie on the couch all day because Mommy's feeling sick again! Poor sweet kids. If your kids are anything like my kids, they love to cuddle. I don't always have the energy to play with and enjoy my ki...
by TinaFish
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:55 am
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!

You can always blame spelling errors on chemo-brain. Many of us have temporary ileostomy bags during chemo so the liquidy stuff goes into the bag instead of through your large intestine and the rest. I think that the bag makes things easier (one of the reasons why it's there). The bag has its own p...
by TinaFish
Sun Aug 18, 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: O/T Spelling lesson.

... Capectibene (sp?) ... To spell capecitabine correctly it might help to learn how it is pronounced. If you have a good auditory memory, then you can just recall the sound of the spoken word, syllable by syllable, and this might help you in deciding which vowels to type where. https://www.howtopr...
by TinaFish
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:25 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!

For your information: Grades of diarrhea Doctors use grades established by the National Cancer Institute to describe the diarrhea's severity: Grade 1. Passing up to 4 more stools a day than a person's baseline. Grade 2. Passing 4 to 6 more stools a day than a person's baseline. Grade 3. This may re...
by TinaFish
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:44 am
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!

... Metformin is also somewhat of an issue for those having scans with contrast, since the combo can put a strain on the kidneys. .. Tina - I think boxhill, is right. If your upcoming CT scan is to be a "CT scan with IV contrast", then your kidney function tests (e.g., BUN, creatinine/cre...
by TinaFish
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:36 am
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!

Tina - Is this what you were trying to display in your previous post? - - - - Metformin is usually prescribed for T2 diabetes, and it is NOTORIOUS for causing diarrhea, and in some cases a lot of gas!!!!!! It has been nicknamed Metfartin. Metformin probably isn't going to do anything involving your...
by TinaFish
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:34 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!

Yep, just googled things and EVERY ONE of the meds from Care Oncology causes diarrhea and stomach upset. I'm quitting now. At least temporarily. Once again, great advice on this forum. Thank you, Boxhill. Omg, Metformin also causes weight loss! I find it weird that no one else on this site has signe...
by TinaFish
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:25 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!

Metformin is usually prescribed for T2 diabetes, and it is NOTORIOUS for causing diarrhea, and in some cases a lot of gas!!!!!! It has been nicknamed Metfartin. Metformin probably isn't going to do anything involving your tumor's "pathways," what it does is discourage the liver from dumpi...

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