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by NHMike
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 224860

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

This watch provides something called the Stress Level and it looks like it is computed by looking at your heart rate relative to your activity level. It's amazingly sensitive. You can see the level rise and fall with your emotional state. If you get angry or upset, the level rises and then falls whe...
by NHMike
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 467
Views: 95374

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

what a nerve wracking experience, more so than actual diagnosis. so i couldn't bear it, the anxiety afterwards. my wife called the dr's office from Riyadh to pester them about the results of my PET/CT scan today....and I am still NED. nothing. it's a wave of euphoria to say the least, but it lasted...
by NHMike
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 224860

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

I had two days with going to the bathroom after midnight for about 90 minutes. The good part is that I was completely cleaned out and it made the test of the day easy. The only difference in routine was a Greek Salad both days. So I had one this evening to see if that becomes a natural laxative. I h...
by NHMike
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Next Week
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: Surgery Next Week

Glad you caught it early as treatment should be a lot easier.
by NHMike
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: what happens after chemo?
Replies: 27
Views: 7860

Re: what happens after chemo?

Caat55 wrote:CT CAP 9/11/2018 NED


Welcome to the club. Be sure to stay.
by NHMike
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any body knows of Clinical trials for BRAF 600?
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Any body knows of Clinical trials for BRAF 600?

My wife had 8 rounds of FOLFOX + ERBUTAX and 4 rounds of FOLFIRI + ERBUTAX but the recent scans showed new tumors in the peritoneum. Oncologist wants her to stop Conventional Chemo and start with clinical trials. We live in DFW area. Does any one know of promising clinical trials for BRAF mutation ...
by NHMike
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Mop up chemo experiences
Replies: 192
Views: 47764

Re: Mop up chemo experiences

It’s the best of news.
by NHMike
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 224860

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

I like also that is calculating your VO2 max. It is nice to track progress! Claudia Most reviews for these watches say that you need to be a professional or very dedicated athlete to get the most out of these watches but they have a lot of features for ordinary people too. I'm not really sure what ...
by NHMike
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 224860

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

It was eight days after the last Imodium that I took another one. I wanted to see how well I could manage without it. Things were good for the first five days but they got progressively worse and I took one last night. It allowed me to sleep well last night and I'll take another one early in the mor...
by NHMike
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 224860

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

I know some doctors recommend or have no problems with enemas while others are not onboard. It may be too soon after your reversal. I was a year and a half after my reversal before enemas were recommended to me. I went through a couple tests, met with a dietician, and had pelvic floor therapy. The ...
by NHMike
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: When I started chemotherapy...
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: I'm cleaning house...

Another step forward today. I am off to the pharmacy this afternoon to return my sharps bin and I won't be coming back home with an empty one!!! I'm also returning a box of unused Lovenox shots, plus some unused anti-nausea meds. By my estimation I've self-injected 225 blood thinner shots (at $25 p...
by NHMike
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time
Replies: 45
Views: 12444

Re: Surgery Tomorrow - 27th New Zealand Time

Thank you for your replies. UPDATE- At day 18 after op bowel was still not working. :( Very painful and I look like I am having twins. X-ray showed swoolen areas and blockages. Pretty sure it is the irradiated intestines playing up. Being fed by IV. Day 19 bowel finally started slowly and with much...
by NHMike
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer
Replies: 97
Views: 22497

Re: Surviving radiation for rectal cancer

I'm not Adele but two weeks after radiation I felt great. It was the most normal I've been on the journey. The tumor shrank over 90% so it was easy to go to the bathroom.
by NHMike
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 224860

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

Phillypatient wrote:
Doctor said no enemas.


What was the reason the doctor said no enemas?


My doctor is very succinct.

Her reply was two words: No enemas. And that's good enough for me.
by NHMike
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 1306
Views: 224860

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

Doctor said no enemas. It looks like everything else is okay.

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