Ron50 wrote:CR your situation is a good reminder to all cancer sufferers that there is a whole book full of stuff trying to kill us. It is not just cancer we have to worry about. I have just spent two days in hospital, I have been under the control of a senior cardiologist for over four years. I remember an oncologist telling me that the moment you have colorectal chemo you should be considered as stage 1 heart failure. It is that cardio toxic.. I suffer over 11000 premature atrial and ventricular premature ectopics a day. two years ago I was in hospital with acute vertigo. Two ecg"s recorded atrial flutter consistent with atrial fib. On Thursday I went to my normal family medicine clinic for my regular INR test. I have been on warfarin since my atrial flutter dx. I was not feeling well so they carried out some obs. My BP was 179/60. They did blood tests. I went home (at my insistence ) Two hours later I got the call to go to hospital immediately I had troponin (the heart attack enzyme) in my blood. They did 5 more blood tests whilst I was in er. Only one @ 11 was under the <15 limit for safe levels of troponin. The highest was 27. Based on the lack of substantial evidence on the several ecgs they sent me home with no treatment and no suggested follow up. I asked about the troponin and received the usual 'who knows ''reply. Not Happy, Ron. Ps All the best to you CR, Ron.
I was in the ER for dehydration a year ago. I lost the sensation of thirst with the reversal.
I bought an HRM watch afterwards to keep an eye on heart health and have worked on diet an exercise to improve heart health. But yes, challenges continue to pop up.
I'm probably dehydrated right now. Everything runs through me right now. I can't seem to drink anything without a trip to the toilet.
So yes, we're a bit damaged in order to save our lives.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
2/19: Clean CT