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  • retirednurse111 has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi Elaine....I am almost 3 years out from ileostomy reversal.  Plain and simple, nothing works! Eat what you want, and have some Imodium AD and a prescription for Lomotil.  I take 3 IAD initially then add Lomotil and IAD as needed. The bowel that is left is short.......and so is life! God Bless.........Fran

    November 14 at 12:48 AM view post
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      What were the changes in your bowel habits?  And why on earth did you decline chemo? I am a stage 3 colorectal survivor and did the whole gammit!  Feeling geat! So sorry to hear of your news...........

      November 14 at 12:41 AM view post
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        Are you kidding me?  Get a surgeon and an oncologist specializing in colon cancer.........ASAP!   You need to take control, and save your life..........Love, and God Bless Fran

        December 18, 2013 view post
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          Hi Trish,  I am a 2 year out colorectal cancer survivor......yeah!!  But I also had Oxalaplatin.  I have permanent neuropathy in my feet and left lower leg.   I have cramps in my hands and feet, enough to drive me crazy! I would NOT let you defer treatments, you have to BEAT THE BEAST..............God Bless you, Fran

          December 18, 2013 view post
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            Being a colorectal cancer stage 3.....and an R.N.  I think its time for Hospice............God Bless you all.......Fran

            December 18, 2013 view post
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              Hi and love to all.............its been a longgggggg time since I have been on here!  I hope you are all doing well. My last pet scan and cts are all good as well as my cea levels, but during the last 2 weeks I am having horrible bloating and uncontrollable gas. I was reanastamosed, and for the last year stools were normal, now I go from normal to awful rapid transit. Does anyone here have these same problems...

              December 18, 2013 view discussion
              • retirednurse111 has replied to a post on the message board

                Thanks so much John.............we both still have hope :)  I will pray for you........Fran

                August 29, 2013 view post
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                  I was dx with stage 3 colorectal cancer 18 mo ago with NO lymph node involvement. All CT's were negative. After radiation, Chemo, and surgery, I have been doing well. Today I found out my cea level has jumped from 3.6 in April to 4.6. I am a smoker if that gives you insight. Please no lecturers. Does anyone here have any insight into rising CEA levels with no symptoms?

                  August 26, 2013 view discussion
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                    I was dx with stage 3 colorectal cancer 18 mo ago with NO lymph node involvement. All CT's were negative. After radiation, Chemo, and surgery, I have been doing well. Today I found out my cea level has jumped from 3.6 in April to 4.6. I am a smoker if that gives you insight. Please no lecturers. Does anyone here have any insight into rising CEA levels with no symptoms? Thanks everyone, Fran

                    August 26, 2013 view discussion
                    • retirednurse111 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Sorry I thought this was going to Lisa................but my advice as an R.N. is good for all of us.................Bless You!

                      May 23, 2013 view post
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                      About retirednurse111

                      Nurse, Patient
                      Rectal Cancer
                      Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Diet, Emotional Support, Spiritual Support, Surgery

                      I am 64 a retired R.N., and newly dx with rectal cancer. I have seen a colorectal surgeon, an oncologist at KU Medical Center, and tomorrow I am seeing a Radiation Oncologist. I know just enough to be dangerous, lol! God Bless You All, and We Can Beat This!!

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