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strangerinmyownskin
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New here and have diet questions

Postby strangerinmyownskin » Tue May 17, 2016 8:45 pm

I'm 6 months post left hemicolectomy and 8 treatments in on FOLFOX, although stopped oxaliplatin after treatment 6 due to serious neuropathy concerns... My question... can I go back to eating green veggies or salads without causing serious abdominal pain? What has been your experience?
Leigh William, aka. Stranger In My Own Skin
4 kids, preschool age up to teens
diagnosed with stage III colon cancer 11/11/2015 at 42 years old
left hemi-colectomy 11/24/2015
began Folfox, 12 treatments on 1/27/16 - hoping to be finished with chemo 7/6/2016

Nik Colon

Re: New here and have diet questions

Postby Nik Colon » Tue May 17, 2016 11:29 pm

I would say start off small, try different ones at different times to see how it affects you

Pita
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Location: So Calif

Re: New here and have diet questions

Postby Pita » Wed May 18, 2016 12:35 am

My Onc told me not to eat fruit or veggies but once I begged him so I could have a salad. I had a big salad and was so sorry that night I was so sick. What Nik said only eat a small amount and I would only eat one type at a time.
70yo Fem DX: 1/21/2016 RC Stage IV-Nodules lungs
MSS-Kras Wild-Lynch Synd Neg-Lung Biopsy 1/27/16-Port 2/19/16
MRI 7/7/16 Endometrial polyp found, watching LAR 7/19/16, No Ileostomy, Stage ypT3 N1
CT 11/7/16: Most mets stable,1 shrunk,1 new??
CEA Tests: 1/21/16=20, 12/22/16=5.3, 1/20/17=4.8, 2/15/17=6.2
9/20/16-1/24/17 Folfuri & Avastin
#10/10 Done
PET/CT 2/10/16-1/31/17=Some shrunk & growth to 2, Avastin failing ??? :evil:
2/21/17 Folfuri & Avastin

Deb m
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Joined: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:08 am

Re: New here and have diet questions

Postby Deb m » Wed May 18, 2016 8:25 am

My husband started off with small amounts and gradually increased his salad/vegie intake every week. Now he eats all the salad and veg's he wants with no problem. The one thing that he still cannot tolerate at all is coffee. Every time he drinks it whether with or without caffeine, he gets very bad diarrhea and cramps. Anybody else with that problem?

deb m

beck1965
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Joined: Mon May 16, 2016 2:37 pm

Re: New here and have diet questions

Postby beck1965 » Wed May 18, 2016 8:31 am

My surgeon put me back on a full diet when I left the hospital. He did tell me that each person is different in what their system can and won't handle. So yes, baby steps back into the world of food and drink.
*50 y/o Female
*Sigmoid Mass found on routine colonoscopy/Feb 2016
*4cm villious lesion found at the rectosigmoid
*Surgery three weeks later to remove 13" of Sigmoid/resection
*Used DaVinci Robotic surgery
*Stage 1 rectosigmoid cancer/T1/N0/M0 = 18 negative nodes
*Acute renal failure during recovery, unknown reason[/b]
*Clear colonoscopy one year post resection!!
*Normal CEA's since surgery
*NED two years out.

Pita
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Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:48 pm
Location: So Calif

Re: New here and have diet questions

Postby Pita » Wed May 18, 2016 10:07 pm

Yes Deb coffee does cause diarrhea. I have radiation daily at 9am and don't dare have coffee before I go, only at home.
70yo Fem DX: 1/21/2016 RC Stage IV-Nodules lungs
MSS-Kras Wild-Lynch Synd Neg-Lung Biopsy 1/27/16-Port 2/19/16
MRI 7/7/16 Endometrial polyp found, watching LAR 7/19/16, No Ileostomy, Stage ypT3 N1
CT 11/7/16: Most mets stable,1 shrunk,1 new??
CEA Tests: 1/21/16=20, 12/22/16=5.3, 1/20/17=4.8, 2/15/17=6.2
9/20/16-1/24/17 Folfuri & Avastin
#10/10 Done
PET/CT 2/10/16-1/31/17=Some shrunk & growth to 2, Avastin failing ??? :evil:
2/21/17 Folfuri & Avastin

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elise
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Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:09 pm
Location: Ontario (Canada)

Re: New here and have diet questions

Postby elise » Thu May 19, 2016 6:36 am

You can for sure but start with only a few new ingredients at once and in small quantities. I eat huge amounts of veggies everyday :)
2012
Feb - Stage 2 (T3 N0 M0) CC @ 30
Mar - R hemicolectomy, 18 LN
May-Nov 6 - Chemo (8 Xeloda)
2013
Feb - NED
2014
Feb - NED
May - Stage 4 - 1 liver met @ 32
Jun - Liver resection
Oct - CLEAN SCAN
Aug-Jan - FOLFOX 5 rounds, 5FU X 6
2015
Ap, Oct - NED
2016
Mar - NED


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