Pedialyte is also good for hydration and might make you feel better. My GP had me get on B12 afterward - found a liquid at CVS and that seemed to help a lot. This week found a product called Recticare - it's a lidocaine butt cream and I wish I had known about it back when I was doing the radiation and immediately afterward. Controlling diarrhea is also important - if that is a problem. The nurse told me, "Remember it took you five weeks to get this sick. It's going to take some time to straighten out." Hang in there!
RC, F, 63 at diagnosis, Sept. 2017
Adeno 6.3 - 7 cm tumor (PET) MSS, G2,
Est. T3N0M0 PET
2500 Cap/RT Oct/Nov18; 25 treatments
"Near complete metabolic response" PET Jan 2018
CEA 0.5 Oct. 2017, Jan. 2018, 0.6 Oct. 2018
MRI Feb. 2018 Presurg yT2 N0 12 cm from AV 3
LAR Feb 20 yT1N0M0 0/21 G1 0.3 cm
CAPEOX March 2018, oxi and cap reduced to 80% at cycle 3
Completed 4 cycles CAPEOX; stopped due to gut issues, liver enzymes
Clear CT and colonoscopy November 2018. NED.