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by mackswife
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sleen is on today show!
Replies: 3
Views: 1091

Re: Sleen is on today show!

The Today show segment was fabulous! Joan Lundon (sp?) interviewed Sleem and Dr. Rosenburg, and called his work a "game changer". It was a bittersweet report for me, as my DH was evaluated at NCI as a candidate for the study in May of 2015. Sadly, he was not admitted into the program and p...
by mackswife
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Vectibix toe nail misery
Replies: 5
Views: 1302

Re: Vectibix toe nail misery

Veronica - My husband also had infection in his toe-nails. The topical ointments and soaks didn't help, and we did our best to cushion his big toes so he could wear shoes. After several weeks, we made an appointment to see the podiatrist, who cut away the nail, exposed the infection and ordered twic...
by mackswife
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: 5 more liver lesions, multiple mets in lungs
Replies: 9
Views: 1777

Re: 5 more liver lesions, multiple mets in lungs

I am terribly sorry to hear this news. My husband had two similar experiences in 2014....an aborted liver resection when peritoneal mets were discovered pre-operatively. And, a few months later, an aborted HIPEC liver resection when micromets were discovered all over his liver. He chose to go back o...
by mackswife
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: My lastest
Replies: 38
Views: 5600

Re: My lastest

My prayers are with you and your family. I hope your days are as gentle as possible. I know that the words you spoke to your daughters and your declaration of being at Peace will be a source of great comfort to them. God bless you all,

Pattie
by mackswife
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: End of Life Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2979

Re: End of Life Question

PEEJAY - My DH passed away two weeks ago. He had extensive mets to his liver and peritoneum, and also had lymph node and lung mets. He opted to stop treatment the end of March and "work the bucket list" as folfox, folfiri, xeloda, erbitux, etc. had failed. As soon as he stopped treatment, ...
by mackswife
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Life and Death
Replies: 17
Views: 3084

Life and Death

My beloved husband passed away on Aug. 20th. He stayed so very strong until the last few days. The events of the last few days are something my family will never forget. The previous week had been full of opportunities to say "good-bye"....to our 3 oldest granddaughters (ages 11, 12, and 1...
by mackswife
Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI
Replies: 625
Views: 220415

Re: TIL Immunotherapy at NCI

Celine - I'm thrilled for you and your family. What wonderful news! I haven't seen a post from Karin (lilacbreastedroller) in awhile....hoping to hear a positive report from her in the near future. Pattie
by mackswife
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Tellin the grandchildren "good-bye"
Replies: 8
Views: 1311

Tellin the grandchildren "good-bye"

4 1/2 months after stopping treatment, my DH is declining rapidly. Home hospice services will begin this week. Our children and grandchildren have been with us as much as possible lately, but they must return home soon. Our daughter and her 3 girls live in another state...a nine hour drive. They wil...
by mackswife
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pollo65
Replies: 90
Views: 15351

Re: Pollo65

With a heavy heart, I bid Pollo "good-bye". RIP dear friend. You will be greatly missed.

Pattie
by mackswife
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: O/T A new life!
Replies: 40
Views: 4293

Re: O/T A new life!

Bev - thank you for sharing this beautiful news with us. As the grandmother to four spectacular granddaughters, I send my sincere congratulations. What joy awaits your family!
Pattie
by mackswife
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: If you need a chuckle...... True obit online today
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: If you need a chuckle...... True obit online today

Well, Jim was surely a fun guy to hang around with. I'm sorry he had to leave the party so soon.
by mackswife
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: RFA, coming in hot
Replies: 64
Views: 6506

Re: RFA, coming in hot

Thinking of you Kenny....looking forward to a good report in days ahead.
by mackswife
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: unknown cause of fever
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: unknown cause of fever

My husband has been having "tumor fevers". Some tumors produce substances which elevate body temp. Other times, fever can be caused by tumor lysis (tumor death), which would be good news. These fevers can come and go during the course of a few hours or days, but they are not signs of infec...
by mackswife
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: It is what it is
Replies: 23
Views: 2991

Re: It is what it is

Richard - The last time chemo "worked" to beat back my husband's disease was in the summer of 2014. He stopped chemo for 6 weeks in preparation for HIPEC and liver resection, but that surgery was aborted when micro-mets were found throughout the liver. After that, xeloda, erbitux and celeb...
by mackswife
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Sweet Olivia
Replies: 65
Views: 11050

Re: Sweet Olivia

Rest in Peace, sweet Olivia.

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