I had a dentist appointment today so I stopped eating Sunday night and the appointment was fine. I expected them to finish with one appointment but they are changing equipment so the crown work was sent to the lab and should be back next week. I also have Thanksgiving at my sister's so I'll eat something tonight and then fast tomorrow and Thursday morning.
CEA report came back. It's always trepidation when you get test results.
2.0 (0 - 3.8 is normal for non-smokers).
After the appointment, I took a Slippery Elm tablet and had half a sandwich. An hour later, it all came out.
I have had reports of Slippery Elm working as a quick cleanout but I've used it for a month and never experienced it. It seems to help but only a little bit. Similar to the effects of dairy and coffee. But I took Slippery Elm at random times of the day and was never cleaned out before taking it. This time I took the tablet before eating - which is what you're supposed to do. I guess that this coats the intestines before the food goes through. I was quite surprised that it happened so fast though. I will do more experiments in the future but I guess I'll have to be careful. I originally got the pointer to Slippery Elm from the Facebook LARS forum.
I do intend to try Miralax in the future as a few others here have mentioned.
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; 9/8: 1.8; 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
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