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Bad gas ? Is it the chemo ? It's terrible !!!

Postby Jimswife » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:29 pm

Hi all , just thought I'd ask seeing as nothing is to embarrassing to ask here .....it's my husband .... He's gas stinks and I mean stinks ..... It's really bad , it like a bad lingering smell that seems to drift through the house .... Talk about a turn off !!! He says he can't help it , the surgeon says nothing to do with his op / Tumor but he's mentioned to onc and he said some people complain about it from the chemo ? Anyone else had this ? It's absolutely awful !!!
Victoria , Wife to Jim age 43 dx oct 2011
Stage 3 cc with 2 out of 21 positive lymph nodes
Folfox starts nov 11-may 12
All scans and bloods since surgery confirm no evidence of disease
Hoping to stay ned forever .... Fingers crossed !!!!!!!
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Postby Laurettas » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:44 pm

Yup, the effects are intense sometimes! Think irinotecan was actually worse for my husband than oxaliplatin but neither was good! That's why I loved the idea of Beth's odor-removing toilet!
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Lymph, peri, lung
4/11 colon res
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11/11 5FU Erb
1/12 PET 2.4 Max act.
1/12 Erb
5/12 CT ext. new mets
5/12 Xlri
7/12 bad CT
8/12 5FU solo
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Postby KimT » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:46 pm

Yeah it's the chemo. I get it for up to a week after my treatments.
2/10 dx colon cancer
right hemicolectomy 3/19/10
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Re: Bad gas ? Is it the chemo ? It's terrible !!!

Postby Jimswife » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:48 pm

Oh god it's terrible , it's worse at night in bed as its a confined space with the door closed , I'm having to get up and go sleep in single bed with my 6 year old , and in the day I'm having to follow him round with air freshner spray which of course only masks the smell, thank god he only 3 more chemo sessions left , I know he can't help it but it's just horrible !!!
Victoria , Wife to Jim age 43 dx oct 2011
Stage 3 cc with 2 out of 21 positive lymph nodes
Folfox starts nov 11-may 12
All scans and bloods since surgery confirm no evidence of disease
Hoping to stay ned forever .... Fingers crossed !!!!!!!
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Postby Lee » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:57 pm

Yep that' chemo gas!!! When I was going through chemo, a friend and I were joking about "chemo gas". It's "thick", it's "deadly", and it "doesn't move"

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
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Postby Jimswife » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:00 pm

Lol , it's bad . Even my little boy keeps covering his nose , even the dog moves away lol .please tell me it goes away after chemo ??
Victoria , Wife to Jim age 43 dx oct 2011
Stage 3 cc with 2 out of 21 positive lymph nodes
Folfox starts nov 11-may 12
All scans and bloods since surgery confirm no evidence of disease
Hoping to stay ned forever .... Fingers crossed !!!!!!!
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Postby Guinevere » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:45 pm

Yep! Chemo gas! About the best thing you can say about it is he would probably win any farting contest he entered. I know I would! :mrgreen:
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CRC4 DX - Apr 11
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Folfox/Avastin - Sep 11
Xeliri - Nov 11
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Postby RixInPhx » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:53 pm

I agree that Irinotecan is the worst; we shouldn't be alloed in public.

Scented candles work.
Not the little plug-in thingies, actual flame.
Not so much their scent, but the flame actually burns the gas (it's mostly methane); as gas near the flame is consumed, the gas in the rest of that room migrates toward the flame and is eventually burned.

I''m generally quite frugal, but I spring for Fabreeze because it's so effective.
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2 kg peritoneal mass, met to skull; no surgery
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Postby simon031003 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:57 pm

Oh it is the worst smell ever. It never seems to go away either.
Michelle wife of Esteban
T3N1M0 12/31/10
Folfox 2/22/11
9/19/2011 confirmed cancerous lymph nodes via biopsy; started FOLFIRI with Avastian turned into FOLFIRI with Ebritux now FOLFIRI w Vectibux 12/12 mets to liver and pancreas
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Postby Laurettas » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:46 pm

Agreed, nighttime is the worst! You can't get away! I spent a lot of time with my nose buried in my pillow. Happy to say now that my husband is on only Erbitux, the aroma is gone. Thank goodness!
DH 58 4/11 st 4 SRC CC
Lymph, peri, lung
4/11 colon res
5-10/11 FLFX, Av, FLFRI, Erb
11/11 5FU Erb
1/12 PET 2.4 Max act.
1/12 Erb
5/12 CT ext. new mets
5/12 Xlri
7/12 bad CT
8/12 5FU solo
8/12 brain met
9/12 stop tx
11/4/12 finished race,at peace
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Postby Terry » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:48 pm

Does he have an ostomy? If he does, that smells differently than normal poo and yucko. Yes, I have had different smelling gas (almost as bad as the dog) from chemo also. Get some beano, it should help, or GasX.
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Postby Jachut » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:44 am

When i first had m ileostomy reversed i had finished chemo and the gas caused me huge distress. I was definitely gas incontinent, couldnt hold it in and it was truly foul. My digestion ws definitely off. As i said, i wasnt gaving chemo, surgery itself can certainly cause it. At nine months out its a lot better
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Postby pollo65 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:59 am

Yep, it is definitely chemo gas. Having been on chemo for a couple of years now, I am afraid to go to parties because if I eat delectable little snacks and sandwiches I poot and I can scatter a crowd faster than gun fire. Also sleeping in the same bed with someone is just terrible I find myself apologizing at 2 a.m. for driving out my partner, the dogs and probably anything lurking.
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met to aorta
chemo 12 rounds
done 9/09 3 scans clear
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Postby SkiFletch » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:01 am

Heh, it's probably the chemo an it should go away. Might take a couple weeks, but it will happen. lucky for me even on chemo I didn't have the worst gas in the house :shock: :lol:
11/13/09 5cm Stage IV 9/25 lymph nodes w/2cm peritoneal met at 29 YoA
12/15/09 LA right hemi-colectomy
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8/10/10 Prophylactic HIPEC
10/9/10 got Married :D

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Postby Laurettas » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:13 am

Ski, dare I ask who got to claim the title in your house?!
DH 58 4/11 st 4 SRC CC
Lymph, peri, lung
4/11 colon res
5-10/11 FLFX, Av, FLFRI, Erb
11/11 5FU Erb
1/12 PET 2.4 Max act.
1/12 Erb
5/12 CT ext. new mets
5/12 Xlri
7/12 bad CT
8/12 5FU solo
8/12 brain met
9/12 stop tx
11/4/12 finished race,at peace
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