Bidet recommendation?

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Claudine
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Re: Bidet recommendation?

Postby Claudine » Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:04 pm

That's good to know, pfccr, thank you. Right now the goal is actually to slow down the train... Or at least make it a few trains a day, as opposed to non-stop traffic :shock:
I messaged DH and he said things are better this morning than they were during the night, so hopefully it'll continue in that direction...
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary

Tumors: L4 vertebrae 04/18; left adrenal gland & small lung nodules 03/19;
rectum 02/22 (pT3 pN0 stage 2A); L3 vertebrae 09/22

Surgeries: intestinal resection 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's); adrenalectomy 02/20;
L3-L4-L5 fusion and corpectomy 05/20; LAR 04/22; ileo reversal 09/22;
L2-L3 fusion and corpectomy 09/22

Treatments: EBRT 04/18; SBRT 02/19; Failed adjuvant Xelox ; Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 - 01/20;
adjuvant chemoradiation (Xeloda) 06/22

Sunnycd
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Re: Bidet recommendation?

Postby Sunnycd » Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:53 pm

I hope your hubby is getting better….and it will! Every day should be better than the last, and it seems your hubby is a trooper. Helps that you are always so supportive. On another note, does he have those diaper rash ointments? It might alleviate the rawness.
DX Feb. ‘21 CC IIB @ 51
Jan. ‘21 ER surgery, temp. colostomy
Sigmoid, adernocarcinoma
T4aN0MX, G2
0/24 lymph nodes
LVI: indefinite
PNI: not identified
Margins: clear
March ‘21 started 4 rounds of CAPOX
06/17/21 last day of CAPOX
06/25/21 CT scan clear
CEA: @ dx 4, post surgery 1.9, post chemo: 2.9; 09/21: 1.5
07/14/21 colostomy reversal
09/24/21 CT clear
10/12/21 colonoscopy; 1 polyp
MSS, RAS/RAF wild, PIK3CA mutant

Claudine
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Re: Bidet recommendation?

Postby Claudine » Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:23 pm

Yes! I bought calmoseptine (after seeing it recommended on this forum). And he did have a better night and was feeling better this morning, too. Thanks for your support Sunnycd :D
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary

Tumors: L4 vertebrae 04/18; left adrenal gland & small lung nodules 03/19;
rectum 02/22 (pT3 pN0 stage 2A); L3 vertebrae 09/22

Surgeries: intestinal resection 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's); adrenalectomy 02/20;
L3-L4-L5 fusion and corpectomy 05/20; LAR 04/22; ileo reversal 09/22;
L2-L3 fusion and corpectomy 09/22

Treatments: EBRT 04/18; SBRT 02/19; Failed adjuvant Xelox ; Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 - 01/20;
adjuvant chemoradiation (Xeloda) 06/22

Rock_Robster
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Re: Bidet recommendation?

Postby Rock_Robster » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:29 pm

Claudine wrote:Yes! I bought calmoseptine (after seeing it recommended on this forum). And he did have a better night and was feeling better this morning, too. Thanks for your support Sunnycd :D

Calmoseptine is great stuff. You probably know the key is to put it on *before* going to the bathroom, as it’s a barrier cream. You can reapply afterward too (I have these little latex fingertip gloves that are really handy for this).
40M Australia
2018 RC, 12cm high
G2 EMVI LVI. 4 liver mets
pT3N1aM1a Stage IVa MSS NRAS G13R
CEA: Nov-18: 14 then <2. Jun-22: 5. Sep-22: 10
11/18 FOLFOX
3/19 Liver resection
5/19 Pelvic IMRT
7/19 ULAR & ileo
8/19 Liver met
8/19 FOLFOX, FOLFOXIRI, FOLFIRI
12/19 Liver resection
NED 2 years
11/21 Liver met & node, 2 tiny lung things
12/21 PVE
3/22 Nodes & 3 liver mets. Lymphadenectomy
4/22 Liver SBRT
6/22 Liver clear.
10/22 Small liver spot. Some PALNs. Planning PALN SBRT.

Beenumehta
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Re: Bidet recommendation?

Postby Beenumehta » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:34 pm

I am so glad that reversal went well. I don’t have any tips to give you but a lot of best wishes and my sincere prayers for your husband well being.

Also please take care of yourself as well as this puts a lot of stress on spouse. I know my journey so far has been more tough on my husband than on me.

Beenu
Female age 51 at Dx CRa ~4 cm from anal verge
Blood in stool March 2022
Colonoscopy May 11,2022
Rectum polypectomy 2 cm polyp
Pathology report Mucinous adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated, involving colonic mucosa with positive margin
MRI and CT scan clear
Aug 4,22 LAR surgery

Previous thyroidectomy at age 50 for papillary carcinoma surgery Jan 2021 partial April 2021 complete .
RAI August 2021

Luna18
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Re: Bidet recommendation?

Postby Luna18 » Wed Sep 14, 2022 7:52 am

Beenumehta wrote:I am so glad that reversal went well. I don’t have any tips to give you but a lot of best wishes and my sincere prayers for your husband well being.

Also please take care of yourself as well as this puts a lot of stress on spouse. I know my journey so far has been more tough on my husband than on me.

Beenu


I join Beenu best wishes to your husband, and I also agree that you need to take care of yourself. This journey is very tough for families too.
Best wishes,
Sister DX July 2017 age 44
T4N2M1 G2/G3
MSS
July 2017- Colostomy and primary tumor resection
Aug 2017 Chemo started - Folfox
Nov 2017- Liver resection, and colostomy reversal
March 2017- Chemo ended
November 2018- Recurrence in liver- Liver resection- No chemo
Aug 2019- Recurrence in liver and lungs
Sep 2019- Chemo started- Folfiri +Avastin
Dec 2019 PET showed no activity- fully response to chemo
March 2020 PET showed no activity
2021 NED
2022 May NED

Claudine
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Re: Bidet recommendation?

Postby Claudine » Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:20 am

Aww thanks Beenu and Luna! I have a strong network of friends, and ways to alleviate stress (lots of physical activity!). Beenumehta, I see in your signature that you recently had LAR surgery, I hope it went well; do you have a temporary ileostomy? Apologies if you already posted about it, I tend to forget/mix people form the forum sometimes.

you probably know the key is to put it on *before* going to the bathroom, as it’s a barrier cream

No actually I didn't know, so I made sure to tell my husband, thank you!

Another ok-ish night; at this point he cannot fathom venturing out of the house, but we were expecting it (for the first couple of weeks at least).
Wife of Dx 04/18 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS G12A, no primary

Tumors: L4 vertebrae 04/18; left adrenal gland & small lung nodules 03/19;
rectum 02/22 (pT3 pN0 stage 2A); L3 vertebrae 09/22

Surgeries: intestinal resection 05/18 (no cancer - Crohn's); adrenalectomy 02/20;
L3-L4-L5 fusion and corpectomy 05/20; LAR 04/22; ileo reversal 09/22;
L2-L3 fusion and corpectomy 09/22

Treatments: EBRT 04/18; SBRT 02/19; Failed adjuvant Xelox ; Folfiri + Avastin 03/19 - 01/20;
adjuvant chemoradiation (Xeloda) 06/22

Beenumehta
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Re: Bidet recommendation?

Postby Beenumehta » Sat Sep 17, 2022 5:42 pm

Yes. Had my LAR surgery (ultra low resection) hand sewn anastomoses 6 weeks ago. Stayed in hospital for 19 days due to complications. Iv infusion at home for two weeks after that. Recovering now at home.
Female age 51 at Dx CRa ~4 cm from anal verge
Blood in stool March 2022
Colonoscopy May 11,2022
Rectum polypectomy 2 cm polyp
Pathology report Mucinous adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated, involving colonic mucosa with positive margin
MRI and CT scan clear
Aug 4,22 LAR surgery

Previous thyroidectomy at age 50 for papillary carcinoma surgery Jan 2021 partial April 2021 complete .
RAI August 2021


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