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by NHMike
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 461
Views: 33608

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

I think some of the side effects of radiation depend upon the location of the tumor. Mine was very low, right at the end of the anal canal and actually into the sphincter muscles. This meant more of the radiation had to pass thru my anal area, the first side effect was I sprouted a little forest of...
by NHMike
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 461
Views: 33608

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

Mike, your treatment journey is going to be a bitch, but it sure beats the alternative. :) I firmly believe it's good to be prepared for the worst, but keep on hoping for the best, and that hope helps you keep battling on thru the treatment. I grabbed a towel and threw it on my car seat on the way ...
by NHMike
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 461
Views: 33608

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

I'll have to look into those cushions next time I'm at CVS. I just grabbed a few towels and am using them for now. I looked around at support chairs and found this: Standing desks are pretty common at the office these days. I don't know if I could handle that for long periods of time though. https:/...
by NHMike
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 461
Views: 33608

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

Be careful of what you wish for. The soupy stuff came back after the radiation treatment today. While I wouldn't call it feeling like razor blades, I was very careful in letting it out in case the pieces were hard. Things are definitely more sensitive down there today. I suspect that I'll be spendin...
by NHMike
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal case from Hong Kong (UPDATE: Lung Met, NRAS MUTATED, FOLFOX+Avastin)
Replies: 52
Views: 4327

Re: Rectal case from Hong Kong

There are people here from Europe and Canada as well so welcome to the board and I don't think that geography will be a problem. Sorry about your mom having to deal with this. Did your mother have genetic testing and/or ImmunoHistoChemistry done on the tumor? These tests may determine that other tre...
by NHMike
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Burning while urinating, 2 more days of radiation left!
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Burning while urinating, 2 more days of radiation left!

Looks like I have a lot to look forward too. I really haven't had any of the burning yet and I'm a day away from being halfway through it. I think that this was the first day that I "felt" the radiation. So that may mean that the blistering/burning stuff is starting. At any rate, two days ...
by NHMike
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 8762

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

Day 12 Day started out great, but I got cocky. Had some bread and eggs and ate a single strawberry (missing real fruit. At lunch time I was really getting the urge to get out of the house and had seen the commercial for that grilled pico sandwhich from McDonalds. I thought that might be safe and de...
by NHMike
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Re: My mom diagnosed with colorectal cancer

My mom got her results from the CT scan and MRI. The cancer is stage 3c and spread to one lymph node. The tumor is 4cm. She is getting a port on Friday. Then, she will start radiation and chemo for 6 weeks. Each week she will get 4 straight days of radiation and on the fifth day she will get chemo....
by NHMike
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.
Replies: 98
Views: 8762

Re: Reversal Journal -- just had the surgery this morning.

Day 12 Day started out great, but I got cocky. Had some bread and eggs and ate a single strawberry (missing real fruit. At lunch time I was really getting the urge to get out of the house and had seen the commercial for that grilled pico sandwhich from McDonalds. I thought that might be safe and de...
by NHMike
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017
Replies: 461
Views: 33608

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

I'm definitely back into constipation mode. Things were very loose last week and it was great going every day. Then late last week they got harder and I started the MiraLax again on Saturday. I had one difficult one and it's only been tiny pieces since then so I'm back to getting worried again. Is t...
by NHMike
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Back pain with Radiation? Osteoporosis?
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Back pain with Radiation? Osteoporosis?

Ocstacy: Your mother's low back pain is likely more related to the effects of radiation to adjacent connective and soft tissues than pain of specific bone origin. Radiation for rectal cancer often has latent effects on connective and soft tissues in the pelvic floor and hip joints. Both are cited a...
by NHMike
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain Management
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Pain Management

I chat with a guy on another forum and he's been taking opiates for a long time due to severe back issues, likely job-related. He is affected by the drug crises in that it makes it harder for him to get the medications that he needs. Opiates scare me as so many people have become addicted and I can'...
by NHMike
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: I was just diagnosed with adenocarcinoma rectal stage 3b it's in lymph nodes chemo and radiation is the first part
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: I was just diagnosed with adenocarcinoma rectal stage 3b it's in lymph nodes chemo and radiation is the first part

I was first with adenocarcinoma masses in the lower intestine in the beginning of the rectum stage III baby it's in my lymph nodes I start chemo and radiation next week and the first Surgery will be to remove what is left behind from chemo and radiation and have a temporary colostomy I am trying to...
by NHMike
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Starting Folfox and Avastin tomorrow
Replies: 22
Views: 1544

Re: Starting Folfox and Avastin tomorrow

Glad things are going well so far. Could you describe the logistics for those of us that will likely be doing this in the future? Do you go to an infusion center to get the pump and then bring it home or to a hotel and then bring it back or are you in the treatment center for the whole time (seems ...
by NHMike
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Neuropathy - progression - tipping point?
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Neuropathy - progression - tipping point?

It seems pretty clear to me that this discussion is post-surgical and it's the FOLFOX or just 5 FU once every two to three weeks. I'm pre-surgery with Xeloda and am wondering what the dosage is post-surgery vs pre-surgery. If anyone is on XELOX or had it, perhaps they could do a mg comparison of pos...

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