Haven't passed anything yet, (morning here at hospital) but I feel it coming soon. I was only liquid diet yesterday. Feel decent, stomach hurts a little bit, but that is more hunger than anything else. I just went for my morning walk.
Thank you for the gum suggestion, I will see if someone here has any. Family won't be able to come back to visit me in the hospital until tomorrow.
For the person asking about the cardiac arrest. There is a less than 1% chance of 5-FU causing a spasm in your heart. I was seeing a local oncologist because I didn't want to drive to Cleveland Clinic Florida where I had all my other treatments 1.5 hours away.) I had chest pains on the second round but the local docs thought it was heart burn. The third round the chest pains were so bad (going by what my wife tells me as I have no memory of the month anymore) I had her take me to the hospital. When we got there it subsided and I was getting my pump off so told the oncologists about it. They sent me for an EKG and Echo, but the Echo was fine and the EKG was only slightly abnormal. They let me go home. That night we were watching TV in bed before going to sleep and she said I just shot up and rolled over. Thank god it wasnt an hour later or I wouldn't be here. She was able to do CPR from the 911 operator walking her through it. They zapped me 6 times, got me back, I had arrest a few more times on the way to the hospital, then was on ice for 4 days. 2 weeks later I went home and once again was blessed with no perm damage to anything. Note to anyone on here, if you have severe chest pains on Folfox, get it checked out immediately! The Cardio-Oncologist I see at Cleveland Clinic and the University of Pitt doctors said they shouldn't have let me go home. Needless to say I don't go to that local place anymore lol.
M 35 yr
DX Rectal Cancer, 10/16 (symptoms Feb 2016)
Dx stage 2 - Surgery Oct 25 201 Loop ileo w/ j-pouch
Close margins within 1mm
9/38 lymph nodes involved on path / Stg IIIc,pT4, pN2 B, p.M0. MSS, K‐ras, NRAS, no mutation
Started Folfox - 3rd Treament, Dec 30th 2016 Cardiac Arrest - Lucky to be part of the 6% to survive!
S-ICD installed / Port Removed
Vaccine Clinical trial at UPMC - last shot June 2017
Reversal 8/1/17 - Praying this is it!