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  1. #101
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    Mike, Congradulations on getting you plumbing hooked back up.
    Bas 10 did a great write up on reversal,I hope you read it again. I certainly hope you have an easier time with this recovery that I did. I can't express enough that keeping you food bland and boring for as long as you can will really help. Imodium will slow down the clusters. If you have a Costco near by you can buy there generic brand in bottles. It works as good as Imodium AD, it's a lot cheaper and you don't have to fuss with that damm packaging.
    The bath tub I think I lived in it for six months after my reversal. So when your butts a burning a bath really helps and it relaxes your mussels..
    Once again congratulations you been threw the ringer and came out on top. She should be pretty dam proud of yourself
    53 yrs old
    4/30/15 colonoscopy Mass found
    5/21/15 staged 3 C rectal cancer
    7/3/15 finished xeloda and radiation 28 rounds
    9/30/15 LAR
    10/29/15 picc line installed
    11/2/15 start chemo 5 fu Oxaliplatin
    3/7/16 Finish Chemo
    3/16/16 C T scan clear pulmonary embolism blood clots in lungs 2
    3/17/16 start lovenox
    4/29/16 Ileostomy Reversal.
    5/1/16 start warfarin
    7/13/16 colonoscopy clear.
    9/10/16 C T scan clear

  2. #102
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott H. View Post
    Mike, Congradulations on getting you plumbing hooked back up.
    Bas 10 did a great write up on reversal,I hope you read it again. I certainly hope you have an easier time with this recovery that I did. I can't express enough that keeping you food bland and boring for as long as you can will really help. Imodium will slow down the clusters. If you have a Costco near by you can buy there generic brand in bottles. It works as good as Imodium AD, it's a lot cheaper and you don't have to fuss with that damm packaging.
    The bath tub I think I lived in it for six months after my reversal. So when your butts a burning a bath really helps and it relaxes your mussels..
    Once again congratulations you been threw the ringer and came out on top. She should be pretty dam proud of yourself
    Mike, I actually import those Loperamide pills 800 at a time because they are so expensive in the UK. I agree with letting Imodium/Loperamide be your friend. Even now, 6 years on I still take them regularly due to only having half of my colon and only some of the rectum.

    Good luck.

    Nick
    Age 1/2 way to 120 plus 1. Symptom of blood in stools May 2011. Colonoscopy June 2011 confirmed rectal cancer. CT scan June 2011 showed no spread to other organs. Anterior resection July 2011 plus 50% bowel removed due to thickening observed during operation. Biopsy confirmed stage 2 in rectum only. Completed 8 cycles of precautionary capecitabine (4600mg Xeloda). Returned to horse riding 6 weeks post op, jumping after 8 weeks and first competition 10 weeks after operation. July 2012 - CT scan clear. June 2014 - CT scan clear. December 2014 - Colonoscopy clear. July 2017 - 6 year CT scan clear.

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    I went in on Thursday the 31st of August and got out Sunday September 3rd. Nothing was happening until Saturday. I was in the bathroom every 15 minutes or so. Then everything went dormant for a few days until Fri. Sept 8th. Imodium has helped me. It's starting to get back to normal. The gash in my abdomen where the stoma was bothers me more than anything else. But so happy I got it reversed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike49 View Post
    I went in on Thursday the 31st of August and got out Sunday September 3rd. Nothing was happening until Saturday. I was in the bathroom every 15 minutes or so. Then everything went dormant for a few days until Fri. Sept 8th. Imodium has helped me. It's starting to get back to normal. The gash in my abdomen where the stoma was bothers me more than anything else. But so happy I got it reversed.
    Good to know things went well. I trust things will continue to improve for you!
    Keep on keepin' on!

    doug
    MyJourney:
    August 2004 Colonoscopy Clear
    June-July 2013 Abdominal Discomfort Upper Abdomen X-ray, UltraSound, CTScan all clear
    August 23, 2013 Diagnosed 5cm tumor on rectum wall: adenocarcinoma @age 66
    August-Sept2013 Met with Surgeon,Hematologist and Radiation oncologist
    Oct.-Nov.: Xeloda concurrent with radiation: 25 doses
    November CTScan, MRI and surgeon scoped: Tumor gone, scar tissue
    Jan.6, 2014 Surgery LAR: Rectum removed, sphincter remains: Pathology: no lymph node,
    Tumor downgraded from Possible T3 to T2.
    Feb. - April Chemo:5 FU and Oxilaplatin:6 infusions over 14 weeks
    Sept. 4, 2014 ColonoscopyClear,CT Clear
    Dec. 2014 Follow up BlWk good,CEA .9
    Mar.2015Follow up BlWk continues good, CEA .6
    June 2015 Follow up BlWk good, CEA .7
    Sept2015Followup BlWkgood CEA .7 CT ScanClear NED
    Dec2015SurgicalHerniaRepair surgery, recovering.
    Sept2016Followup BlWkGood CEA .7 CTScanClear NED
    Continue ColoRectal Support Group monthly.

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    Perseverance with the right diet for you is the name of the game as you're bowel adapts again.
    Im certain the surgical site will resolve pretty soon.
    Glad you are through the reversal and hope you are looking forward to getting back to normal.
    Barry
    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2.
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+4.
    Active surveillance ceased and intervention recommended.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
    CT Guided biopsy 07/09 to be done.
    Just a little recurrence and another 20 cm of colon vanished under the knife.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
    Age and illness doesn't define who we are, but more what we are able to do.
    Motto
    Do what I love doing, when I can until I can't.
    and dodging bullets in the meanwhile, too many bullets at moment.

 

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