This was not so good a week as clustering returned. It was manageable but annoying. Today was a pretty good morning. I went several times early this morning and am cleaned out or near cleaned out. But I was trying to get work done and going to the bathroom got in the way. Sometimes I have a fairly clear idea as to what I need to get done and like to just go ahead and work on it. Many other times, work requires considerable thought and experimentation and thinking and going to the bathroom is more conducive for that kind of work. So it's clear that doing daily Miralax has things moving better than without it. I took some yesterday afternoon which is likely why this morning was better than most this week.
I get my car back early next week. So it took two weeks to repair and the cost is $3,000. I'm actually impressed with how quickly they fixed it and the lower cost of the parts. My last at-fault accident was in 1982 and my only traffic ticket was back in 1980. Someone has to be incredibly careless to get into an accident with me. In this case, someone drove into me. I didn't see them or I would have taken evasive action. The driver took off after the accident but I got the plate. The driver admitted fault but gave a lame excuse which the State Trooper doesn't believe.
Drinking more fluids definitely helps keep things moving. The fluids generate gas which helps to break things up, even if the fluids do get diverted to the bladder. So I'm still experimenting.
Once I get to a steady state with the Nopalina, Slippery Elm and Miralax; I can experiment with other things.
I think that diet and exercise matter a lot. I have been mostly doing weights and yoga lately - very little running. I think that running helps a lot with digestion. I'm sure that diet matters a lot but I don't really have a clue as to how to get started with figuring it out. We're in the middle of a big move at the office so I've been moving stuff from my office to home and throwing things out as has everyone else in the building. I also have a trip coming up so busy, busy, busy.
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