John603 has passsed away

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby jobasar » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:58 am


I'm so sorry for you and your family. I'm sooo sorry for your lost. :cry:

dx. 12/24/08 w/stage 4 cc/1met to liver
C tumor removed on 01/02/09
Liver surg. on 04/09 clear margins
12 tx's chemo
9/09 NED
01/22/10/2 small lesions on rt. lobe liver.
Liver surgery 03/23/10/n
5/10, 8/10, 11/10, 5/11, 7/11, 9/11 NED

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby seamonkey » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:00 am

Linda, I am deeply saddend by the loss of John. His voice was the voice of compassion, reason, and eternal optimism. Peace be with you.
50 year old male dx 1/12/10
Resection 1/26/10
Stage 2A - T3 N0 M0, moderately differentiated, 0/13 LN+
Finished Chemotherapy 8/26/10
Six years cancer free!

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby tmh3 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:22 pm

my prayers are with you at this very difficult time. John was a joy on this board and will be greatly missed.

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby dianne052506 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:15 pm


My prayers for comfort and piece are with your family. With John's passing, God has received another angel into heaven. John certainly provided the comfort, support, and wisdom of an angel while here.

May 06 Stage IV CC: liver,ovarian mets
Oct 07 inoperable lung mets
Feb 08 - Apr'12 chemo
allergic to oxaliplatin, irinotecan
Aug '12-Feb'14 Genentech PD-L1/Avastin trial
Mar '14 -radiation to largest lung nodule
still recovering; looking at trials again

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby Hope » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:47 pm

John has blessed us all and so have you with the your gentle way of letting us all know of his passing and your encouragement.

I am so saddened to hear this news--my heart goes out to you. I am praying for you as I type.

grace and peace,
12/08: open hyster. etc DX #1 Ovarian C 1 chemo
2/09: 2nd patho. C C prime--2nd surg. R colectomy nodes (36) clear
Stage IV CC: 6 mo. FOLFOX/Avastin
3/25/10 PET scan: lesion: rectus muscle
James 1:2-4

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby mom_2_3 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:30 pm


My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your husband was so well-regarded and loved here. What a tremendous loss to the world. I thought so highly of John's willingness to help others and his courage and hope in this challenge, that in a very recent Yankees-Sox series this NY fan found herself wishing that Boston would win, if just for John.

CC discovered during c-section (11/4/08)
Diagnosed Stage IV 11/10/08 -- Happy 39th Birthday! 5 bilobar liver mets
02/09: Colectomy, liver resection, HAI pump implanted, 7 of 42 nodes
7 months of FUDR and 5FU ended 11/2/09
10 years NED.

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby salysue » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:39 am

I have not been on here for some time, and was shocked to read of John's passing. He meant so much to this community. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and your family in the days ahead. Know that many will be praying for you.
Husband diagnosed 2/7/08
2 nodes positive out of 29
5FU and radiation
Surgery 6/10/08
6 months Folfox ended 12/31/08
Ileo takedown 2/12/09


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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby KarMel » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:23 pm

It was an honor and privilege to share part of this journey with a beautiful soul such as John was. None of us want to be here, yet there are those whose courage and dignity and gentle humor make this path a more bearable one. John was one of those people. My deepest and sincerest condolences for you as you grieve. I pray for strength for you and yoru children during the coming days.

Stage IV, April 2009.
Treatments...multiple .
Currently none
"It is well, with my soul"

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby lilbatz » Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:06 pm

Linda and family

My heart is shredded, and I'm crying after reading about John's passing. This is from a person who only knew him from his optimistic, hopeful posts.
John is a true warrior, because every time some nasty news was tossed his way, he regrouped and carried on with grace and courage. How awesome is that?

May John's memory be a blessing to you, his family and friends.

*gentle hugs all around*


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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby jorusi63 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:35 pm


I was just wondering how John was doing and decided to check in on the board. I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing, but happy that he was able to be with you like he wanted. My prayers go out to you and your family, may GOD give you peace and comfort.
hubby dx CC IV 1/08, 48
mets - liver, peritoneum, spleen - 12 rds Folfox + Av.
4/09 5FU + Av.
12/09 Spleen out NED
9/10 liver mets, 5FU + Av
4/11 + rib Mets Rad
Folfox + Av, switched to Folfri
ribs out 3/12
Rad 4/12
7/12 chemo not working
Passed 9/18/12

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby gep » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:06 pm

I always enjoyed reading his posts. My condolences to you and your family.

caregiver to Eli
dx 8/07 3B
7/09 - liver & celiac lym node
1/10 Liver Res & Lym nodes out
7/10 Back - Liver & other lym nodes
12/12 hit chemo wall
1/12 Clin Trial - MEK & AKT inhibitors
3/12 Trial failed/ spheres 4/12
7/30/13 Eli died.

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby jules10100 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:28 pm

I am so sorry to hear about John, it is a sober reminder for me that this disease is horrible!
RC resection 06/07 xeloda, radiation, folfox
Stage IV Lung and Liver Mets 11/08 res
Folfiri & Avas 09
2/10 lung spots Irr.Erb
Next Vectibix
Irr, Erb and Avas. for Lung spots 4/11
Clinical trial Nov 11. Brain mets
Option for Chemo unknown

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby AJS » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:09 pm

I am so saddened to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
[size=50][color=#FF00FF]Diverticulitis/Resection 12/27/07
Dx 1/08-Stage IIIA CC-2/15 Lymph Nodes-42 yrs old
2/08-8/08 -Folfox/Erbitux
Hysterectomy 3/09-CC on Ovary-Folfiri&Avastin
1/12-resection,bladder surgery,illeostomy
3/12-Illeostomy takedown

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby boweltumor » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:34 am

RIP John ..i always wondered where that pic of you in your avatar was taken. Seemed like you were having a good time. You will be missed.

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Re: John603 has passsed away

Postby Carolina Girl » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:13 pm

Dear Linda,
Please accept my most humble condolences on your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. He will be missed by us all.
Age 52
12/04 Dx St 3B CC @ age 45
6/08 St IV CC mets-liver
3/09 Dx St 1A Lung Cancer-lobectomy
"Every day above ground is a good day!"

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