2009 Fallen Angels

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2009 Fallen Angels

Postby Ivona » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:31 pm

Well, with the new year, and the end of a decade soon upon us, I thought it would be nice if we all took the time to list all of our comrades who have fallen to this horrible disease in the past year.

I will start us off by listing:

Jeremiah Moore
Paul (hubby of Wamo)
Shawn Felty

May they all rest in peace.
dx'd Oct '08 (age 48)
9/23 LN's
resection Nov '08
Folfox Jan '09 - March '09
Xeloda March 24/09 - July 6/09

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby KellyBelle » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:37 pm

I hope they're all dancing with angels, and together.

Each and every one of you are missed.

Diagnosed March, 2008
Stage IIIC
Colo-Anal Reconstructive Surgery April, 2008
Finished Folfox treatment November, 2008
NED! December 2008
NED! December 2011

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby Kathryn in MN » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:29 pm

Another to add to the list - not on this board though. Just this morning a good friend's mother Helen Conlon passed away from colon cancer. She was dx'd just 6 weeks ago with stage IV. She seemed healthy up till then. So sad. This disease is a beast.
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CRC AUG09 Age 47
Sig Res T4a N2a Mx, KRAS mut codon13
Mets bones & nodes
FOLFOX, FOLFIRI, Avastin, Radiation
Irinotecan, Zaltrap & STAR RFA
APR13 pleurisy & ascites - more chemo & draining

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby Gaelen » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:39 pm

Three more, from the beginning of the year:

Sandym - Sandy McCormack, February 21, 2009

vman1300 - Brian Kevin Varner, March 26, 2009

Jeff - Jeff M. Hardin, April 17, 2009

And one from October:
StefBiggs - Stephanie Biggs, October 1, 2009
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4/04: dx'd @48 StageIV RectalCA w/9 liver mets. 8 chemos, 4 surgeries, last remission 34 mos.
2/11 recurrence R lung, spinal bone mets - chemo, RFA lung mets
4/12 stopped treatment

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby live2jett » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:23 pm

Jan Jay, my best friend, her son scott was registered on colon club....
I will all the warriors!
DX 10-21-08 Advanced stage IIIC T3 N2 M0
10/20 nodes pos.
Colon resect surgery 11-03-08
chemo 12-03-08 Folfox4 3 rounds
Xeloda 5 rounds(due to leucovorin shortage/severe reaction with oxi)
Carpe Diem NED Update 2014

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby Terry » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:38 pm

Caroline (from this board)
Mary (from another board and good friend of PammySue)

Way to many on the list!:( God Rest their souls and comfort their families and friends!
DX 7/3/07
Chemo, radiation, 20 mo. chemo, IMRT, cyberknife, 6/11 lobectomy.
1/16 resection perm. colostomy intraop. rad.
PET 2/12 nose, thyroid, liver, lngs
Folfox 3/12
Lord I know You'll keep me here until
you know I cannot suffer any longer!

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby weisssoccermom » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:24 pm

Nick Calendo 8/09 (age 24) whose mom Diana, used to post here regularly.
Dx 6/22/2006 IIA rectal cancer
6 wks rad/Xeloda -finished 9/06
1st attempt transanal excision 11/06
11/17/06 XELOX 1 cycle
5 months Xeloda only Dec '06 - April '07
10+ blood clots, 1 DVT 1/07
transanal excision 4/20/07 path-NO CANCER CELLS!
NED now and forever!
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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby BrownBagger » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:30 pm

Here's hoping the list is a lot shorter in 2010.
Eric, 58
Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
Recurrences: (ongoing, lung, bronchial cavity, ribs)
Major Ops: 6/ RFA: 3 /bronchoscopies: 8
Pelvic radiation: 5 wks. Bronchial radiation—brachytheray: 3 treatments
Chemo Rounds (career):136
Current Chemo Cocktail: Xeloda & Erbitux & Irinotecan biweekly
Current Cocktail; On the Wagon (mostly)
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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby JennyB » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:54 pm

BrownBagger wrote:Here's hoping the list is a lot shorter in 2010.

Amen to that -- let's hope it's ZERO.
Wife of Scott, diagnosed at age 34 on 3-27-09, now 37
Stage III-C CC, 15 out of 36 nodes involved
Ulcerative colitis since age 11, colon removed 3-25-09
He finished Folfox on 9-23-09
Permanent ileostomy March 2012
NED so far!

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby beachmom » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:42 pm

Stefanie Call Biggs.... 27.... way too young...
dx 10/07 Stage III Rectal Cancer
30 rds. rad. 6 rounds oxy and xeloda
LAR 1/08 temp ileostomy
3 rounds oxy and xeloda
Ileo takedown 9/08
dx Stage IV 11/08 2 liver mets. chemo 6 rds.
Liver resection 3/09 new mets 9/09 2nd resection 9/10 new mets 12/10

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby Gaelen » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:50 pm

I'm sorry, beachmom - I had linked StefBiggs' profile in my post, but somehow it didn't show up. I'll put it in again.
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4/04: dx'd @48 StageIV RectalCA w/9 liver mets. 8 chemos, 4 surgeries, last remission 34 mos.
2/11 recurrence R lung, spinal bone mets - chemo, RFA lung mets
4/12 stopped treatment

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby Guest T » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:40 pm

drtrudi was another fallen angel and lunch box willie aka bill. God rest their soles.

Husband Rectal stage 3C 4-06
LAR 4-06
6 weeks Rad & Xeloda
Chemo Folfox 6 mos.
Hernia repair 10-07
NED Until 2-09
folfox/avastin June -09 - Dec-09
Surgery 2-19-2010
perforation another surgery 3-17-2010
Path report shows cancer still active

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby Kathleen808 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:56 pm

So many beautiful people, each one of them gave so much. It is good to remember them and their loved ones.

DH 1/09 3c 51yr rsct
Folfx 3/09
1 l nd 9/09 Flfri Avstn
PET clr 6/10
Folfri Avstn 7/10
ND 10/10
1/11 lng mets Flfri Avastn
ND 2/12
9/12 Flfri Avastn
10/12 grwth lng mts Erbtx Avstn Irintcn
1/13 stabl
9/13 grwth
8/16/14 passed into eternal peace

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby edinaman » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:23 pm

There are so many, all who have gone way too soon. Maybe there could be some memorial section where the names of all those who are gone could be listed.
Went in for surgery for a cyst on my bladder, and they found colon cancer growing on the outside of the colon. Got to have two surgeries at the same time! Stage 3, one node involved.

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Re: 2009 Fallen Angels

Postby Paula G. » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:37 pm

I haven't been on this board long. So sorry that so many have lost their battle with this crap. Hope next year will have a shoter list. Would be nice to see a big zero. Bless them all and their families. Paula

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