CT and MRI Scanning at Stanford South Bay

I went to the new Stanford Cancer Center South Bay this morning at 9 am to have a CT and MRI scan done. I came in fasting, and after a little confusion about my insurance approval, I was escorted to the waiting area. After a little while, a technician picked me up and lead me […]

I saw the oncologist today for the last time in connection to my chemoradiation. My blood count here 5 days after my last treatment day was still completely normal. Not much to add except for that the side effects of my chemo were manageable.

Today, I received radiation treatment 11 of 28. I met with my radiation oncologist, and we discussed the diarrhea, and the use of Proctofoam. I have used it for a few days, and was informed that it is ok to use it inside the anus. The doctor also explained that the radiation burn is in […]

My sister Anne Birgitte, and my brother John got screened for colorectal cancer since my last update, and I am happy to say that they both passed the test with negative results. This is definitely worth celebrating. This could be an indicator that my cancer is not tied to family genetics and maybe this could […]

At around noon, I thought I was back in the clear, but that did not last long. Late afternoon, I had a second diarrhea attack, and pain in stomach and rectum. This happened while I was out, but luckily I had brought both Imodium and Tucks. I cleaned myself up, took two Imodium tablets, and […]

The blood count was completely normal (as if I was not receiving chemo), we discussed that my stool is a little looser now, but that I have no other site effects yet. We again had the discussion on whether I am taking the correct medication, since the blood count is so perfect. He was seriously […]

I just got hit by diarrhea this evening, this is the first problem of this kind I have had. I decided to try to wait it out and see if it get’s better without medication.