NHMike wrote:TrueAqx99 wrote:
Don't panic if your number does go up a bit. My oncologist told me that very often chemo can cause a temporary rise in the CEA. She said she would only worry if it goes above normal.
All of my numbers, even with a huge tumor, were in the normal range, so the numbers are relative.
benben wrote:NHMike wrote:
I went to Costco and they didn't have Balaclavas in my size but I picked up a package of Bolle Ski Goggles (antifog) so these will be good walking outside tomorrow. Forecast is 6-10 inches of snow with wind at 20-30 MPH. I didn't check the temperatures. I will use my Balaclava shirt and maybe a scarf (I have this nice Scottish six-foot scarf that I got in London in the 1980s). I also picked up some battery-powered handwarmers. They are basically 4,600 mah batteries connected to a heating element. You put them in your palm and press the button on the top and they heat to 114 degrees. I need to check out the reviews but these may be handy in the car for a quick warmup after clearing it of ice and snow.
Yes, I'm feeling great. Hope it stays that way and I can reside in NED.
You guys have it even more rough with enduring Oxali during the cold. I can't imagine going through treatment in the winter.
I got shivers in the summer while on treatment if I was in an AC room under 72 degrees. Sounds like you're being innovative in ways to battle the cold though.
heiders33 wrote:I’m also in the Northeast, and this sustained well-below-freezing temperature we’ve been having is actually unusual this early in the winter, at least compared to the last couple winters. I think my family is tired of hearing me complain about it! I bought a Balaclava on Amazon which should be arriving today. Hopefully that will help as I’m walking to work next week in the bitter winds. My fourth infusion is today so I will still be feeling the effects.
susie0915 wrote:I know I dropped 6 lbs after my first treatment of Xelox. I struggled do keep weight on even with exercise and weight lifting. Diarrhea was an issue. Keep an eye on your output. I didn't have a bag during treatments so I'm not sure what diarrhea would be like with an ileo. I did treatments through winter in Michigan and it can be brutal with the cold sensitivity.
susie0915 wrote:I did see on Fox News this morning heated insoles that you can charge and put in your shoes/boots. They were about $130
NHMike wrote:susie0915 wrote:I did see on Fox News this morning heated insoles that you can charge and put in your shoes/boots. They were about $130
I don't like the concept as you have all of your bodyweight on top of them and something electrical would likely break down over time.
My fitness center manager recommended sheepskin insoles for about $15/pair.
heiders33 wrote:Does anyone know why the Oxaliplatin causes such liquidy output? I had solid food for breakfast and lunch and had my fourth infusion today. And I’ve had nothing but liquid output all day.
NHMike wrote:I was outside walking around in 20 degree weather without hat and gloves so I think that the cold sensitivity is over. It seems like I had it longer than most that I've heard about (3-5 days), 7 days for me. So it looks like I'm good for 14 days.