Rectal cancer (Stage 3A) diagnosed late June 2017

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

Postby Eleda » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:36 am

Hi Mike and Dave,
Is there any kombucha you would recommend, ( taste and strength wise) for clean out, ive reduced my sodium bicarb to about 3 times a week, but. I would prefer something less aggressive, and possibility of work overnight!!!!
While the bicarbe is great fie complete clean out, it can b rough to take in the mornings and sometimes dosent kick in until much later and that is a bit of a problem
Thanks Adele
SWF, 47
Mom to 3 sons 6/8/12
Dec4th 2017 colonoscopy for minor intermittent rectal bleeding during Summer
CEA 4.4
DX T3 L3C M0 2.5/3 cm above AV.
JAN 3RD started 1650mg Zelda 2xday, with 28 radiation
Did tagamet 800mg daily and 75mg IV VIT C WEEKLY UNTIL SURGERY and
Tumor reduce by 80% 1 LN still remaining
TATME May10th, temp illeostomy
10/07/2018 CEA 3
MMR INTACT
Began FOLFOX July 10th
24/08/2018 Allergic reaction so next infusion lucovorin and 5fu
CEA 4
Second attempt with oxi aug 12th

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

Postby NHMike » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:23 am

I have tried Kirkland which is a Ginger Lemon flavor and I believe that Sujo is the supplier. I also have a Sujo Blood Orange Ade (it's fizzy) that I like. It does not guarantee a cleanout the first day. That happened the first time I tried it. This second time, it was on the second day. But it was complete. The thing that definitely does a cleanout for me the same day is Dulcolax. I just don't know if it is safe to take on a regular basis.

I checked my supermarket on Sunday and they have two-liter bottles of Kombucha (don't recall the brand) so you can get it in quantity for much better pricing than the 16 ounce bottles at Whole Foods but I find that a bottle lasts for a while. I usually dilute the Kombucha 1 to 4 as the flavor is intense. They all have some form of sugar from what I can tell but the amount varies from brand to brand and flavor to flavor.
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

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

Postby NHMike » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:54 pm

I'm still taking the Kombucha and just bought a package of Garden of Life Probiotics for men over 50. They are marketed as 85 billion live cultures and a wide variety of cultures. Most have around 1 to 2 billion.

Of course I don't know if more is better. The daily does is three capsules so I'll start out with one tonight or tomorrow. My experience is to be careful trying these things as they can prompt a run to the bathroom. That's normally a good thing if there's some warning.
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


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