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kiwiinoz
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby kiwiinoz » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:20 pm

Atoq wrote:
bitchslapped wrote:Handsome canines Claudia. Names of your pets? In my neighborhood we tend to know people by their pet's names! :lol: Looks like kitty gets on fine w/the dogs. :)


BS

Thanks! Aiko and Milo :D The cat is named Yuki.

Claudia


Claudia, what is it with the Japanese names?
How's the running going?
Stage IV Rectal Cancer (39 Year old male at dx)
pT3N0M1 (wish that was M0)
Diagnosed 05 Dec 2012
LAR 05 Jan 2013
VATS 27 Feb 2013
FOLOFX April 2013 - Sep 2013
Clear Scan 03 Dec 2013 - 27 Feb 2018
Port Out 26 March 2015

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mobrouser
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:48 pm

bitchslapped wrote:Repurposing Bouquet...


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Nothing like nitrogen to help cut flowers last longer. :D

8) mob
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?

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Atoq
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby Atoq » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:05 am

kiwiinoz wrote:
Atoq wrote:
bitchslapped wrote:Handsome canines Claudia. Names of your pets? In my neighborhood we tend to know people by their pet's names! :lol: Looks like kitty gets on fine w/the dogs. :)


BS

Thanks! Aiko and Milo :D The cat is named Yuki.

Claudia


Claudia, what is it with the Japanese names?
How's the running going?

Hehe, I named my rescued husky from Italy «Atoq», which means «fox» in quechua. Then my first lundehund was named «Allco», which means «dog» in quechua. But here in Norway they always thought it was «alcohol» which is really bad :D Then I changed it in Aiko and named the cat Yuki (snow) to follow the same theme. And he is completely black.

I have started again running two days ago, 45 minutes and no problems at all. I hope to run 10 km in a race in September. And how is it going with your training?

Claudia
45 year old, mother of 2
Dx rectal cancer 10.2017
At least T3N2aMX (suspect metastasis to one lung 8 mm)
Lynch neg
CEA 1.8
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy
25.01.18 laparotomic lar, hysterectomy, ileostomy
05.03.18 core needle biopsy of lung, updated to stage IV
07.05.18 CAT scan, lung metastasis 11 mm
04.06.18 ileo reversal
26.06.18 wedge VATS
24.08.18, 31.02.19 CAT scan, ok
12.09.18, 06.02.19 scope, ok. CEA 1.6
19.11.18 clear coloscopy

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O Stoma Mia
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby O Stoma Mia » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:45 am

In January 2018, kiwiinoz wrote:...I see my oncologist in about 1 month which will be my five year mark, and if he calls me a cancer survivor I will feel a lot better as he is super conservative.

Hi kiwiinoz

It's good to see you on-line again. Do you have any up-to-date photos of your collection of running shoes -- including those of Mrs Kiwi?? Also, I was wondering how your five-year evaluation went. I don't remember seeing any recent posts from you about this subject. Thanks.

benben
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby benben » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:12 pm

July 4th, Hiked up to Colchuk Lake in The Enchantments - Washington.

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3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
7/18 CT-Scan - Clear, CEA 4.6 :(
8/30 CEA 2.6
10/5 CEA 1.5
11/8 PORT OUT!

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mobrouser
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:48 pm

I haven't really cooked eggplant since my university days.
As I remember it you have to salt it and let it sit for say 30 minutes, then rinse and cook as per your recipe. The salt is supposed to take any bitter, or young fruit taste away. Those left on the vine longer have a different taste.
Eggplant is part of the tomato family, so it's kind of like putting tomato sauce on tomato. ;)

8) mob
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?

kiwiinoz
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby kiwiinoz » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:59 pm

O Stoma Mia wrote:
In January 2018, kiwiinoz wrote:...I see my oncologist in about 1 month which will be my five year mark, and if he calls me a cancer survivor I will feel a lot better as he is super conservative.

Hi kiwiinoz

It's good to see you on-line again. Do you have any up-to-date photos of your collection of running shoes -- including those of Mrs Kiwi?? Also, I was wondering how your five-year evaluation went. I don't remember seeing any recent posts from you about this subject. Thanks.



Hi OSM

My Oncologist, after years of telling me he started the clock ticking from the last surgery, decided he liked the idea of 5 years from chemo. I am sure that next time I see him, he will extend that, but hey, I like the guy, and I now feel like a stranger in the hospital so I am good with that.

No shoe collections at the moment. I had too many pairs....a pair for running 30KM or more, a pair I really liked and couldn't get rid of, another pair for 5 KM, another pair for hills, and two pairs I didn't like, never wore, or grumped when I did, and I did a big cull. I have now got only two pairs for running, and 1 pair for the gym. Honestly, it was more Mrs Kiwi's idea as we had too many shoes.

I feel like I am now unqualified to comment much on the board. I just did stuff I liked in the vain attempt to reach NED, and I feel for everyone on this board that is currently struggling. I don't feel that my frivial comments will add much compared to the support that everyone gives each other.

How you are OSM?

Kiwi
Stage IV Rectal Cancer (39 Year old male at dx)
pT3N0M1 (wish that was M0)
Diagnosed 05 Dec 2012
LAR 05 Jan 2013
VATS 27 Feb 2013
FOLOFX April 2013 - Sep 2013
Clear Scan 03 Dec 2013 - 27 Feb 2018
Port Out 26 March 2015

stu
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:12 pm

I enjoy your wee updates from NZ . It really pleases me to hear how well you are doing .
Just for what it’s worth :D
Keep on running ,
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Shana
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby Shana » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:03 pm

Loved all of the photos!

Beautiful scenery Ben and that's an impressive eggplant there BS! Beautiful flowers and one very adorable dog!

My container garden is pitiful this year, I can count the cherry tomatoes I've harvested and so far not one cucumber but it's flowering so there's still hope!

How do you post a photo on here?
DX - 12/16
MSS - KRAS wild
Well-differentiated adenocarcinoma at splenic flexure
Stage IV CC with liver mets
5FU - Failed twice - 1/17 and 3/17
Irinotecan + Cetuximab: 8/17
Irinotecan and Erbitux ran it's course. CEA rising
Primary tumor invaded tail of pancreas and spleen. Liver mets major concern
Y-90 radioembolization on 9/17/18, liver enzyymes have dropped. 10 Radiation treatments to primary tumor completed too. CT scan Nov to assess overall situation...

justin case
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby justin case » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:50 pm

peanut_8 wrote:Shana, to post a pic, you need to host the photo on a site like Imgur. From Imgur, you copy the BBCode, and past it here. Voila!!

And confidentially, BS, I think you may be right, the apple is actually an asian pear. :oops: :oops: :oops: Don't know how that happened since we weren't supposed to get one of those. Should be tasty though.

Best Wishes,
peanut

I've seen pictures of your Daughter Sister Nut, you have what it takes to grow anything that's beautiful !

Bro Nut
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

MissMolly
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby MissMolly » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:41 pm

BS:
Miss Chloe shines !

Miss Chloe looks stunningly BEAU-tiful, her coat radiant, and her soulful eyes glimmering with her experience of love and care.

Cowabunga to her . . . And to you. You are simply The Best fur-parent that any dog could hope for.

In looking at the photographs of Chloe, I cannot help but feel the gentle presence of my sweet tea-cup Maltese, Molly, who passed away this past December at the age of 16.

I think Miss Chloe and Molly would have been immediate friends if they had ever met, two peas in a pod.

I considered it a privilege to care for Molly during her final months. To care for her as she had so faithfully cared for me.

Molly was prescribed CBD oil to ease her pain, in conjunction with liquid buphenorphine. The CBD oil (coconut oil based) was tasty and to definately to her liking, easy to dose with a pediatric eye dropper. CBD has no psychotropic hallucinogens.

Miss Chloe will always be with you, an indelible pawprint on your heart.

I have a new little heartbeat - an 8 month old tea-cup Maltipoo named Abby. Abby is a petite 5 pounds, apricot and white in coloring, and an absolute gem. I feel whole again. I came to Abby by way of conversation with Molly’s breeder.

Thank You for sharing Miss Chloe’s photographs and update. Your postings and writings are heartwarming through and through.

Our companion pets offer immeasurable love and cuddles when facing a serious health challenge.

Sending a woof woof of friendship from Abby to Miss Chloe,
Karen
Dear friend to Bella Piazza, former Colon Club member (NWGirl).
I have a permanent ileostomy and offer advice on living with an ostomy - in loving remembrance of Bella
I am on Palliative Care for broad endocrine failure + Addison's disease + osteonecrosis of both hips/jaw + immunosuppression. I live a simple life due to frail health.

Lee
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby Lee » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:02 pm

BS nice veggies. Good growing, makes me think of Brownbagger. Sure miss him and his beautiful garden. Your Chloe looks beautiful. My dear Harlee passed on June 2. I'm still dealing with her loss.

Peanut, Have you or your husband ever looked into SCCA Sports Car Club of America. Before kids, my DH and I were volunteers. Beautiful pic of DH and car.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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mobrouser
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:39 am

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I saw the tea cup pot and had a WTF moment (inspired by Risky Business) a month ago.
I blew $25 on a ceramic pot. That's just not like me.

Seriously I haven't bought anything that wasn't essential since last October.
I need a belt to hold my all pants up, but I haven't replaced them because I don't know if I'll gain the weight I've lost back.
My eyesight has been blasted by chemo but I haven't been to the optometrist because maybe it will come back or maybe I'll need more chemo and it will get worse.
And many more examples.

But I bought the tea cup. So that's good.

8) mob
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?

stu
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:56 pm

I love all these photos . I used to wait for BB to post his harvest . I think he would have liked this thread . Keep it coming .
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

MissMolly
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Location: Portland, Ore

Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby MissMolly » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:54 pm

BS, Peanut, Mobrouser:
Lovely. Simply lovely. Gardening as art.

Being at one with nature, digging in moist soil, planting spindly seedlings and bulbs . . each are innately healing and soothing.

I appreciate being able to stop by this thread and enjoy your gardening adventures and musings on life. A lite pick-me-up. Keep it coming.
Karen
Dear friend to Bella Piazza, former Colon Club member (NWGirl).
I have a permanent ileostomy and offer advice on living with an ostomy - in loving remembrance of Bella
I am on Palliative Care for broad endocrine failure + Addison's disease + osteonecrosis of both hips/jaw + immunosuppression. I live a simple life due to frail health.


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