Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

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Guinevere
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Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby Guinevere » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:00 am

So thankful that today's my DH and my 31st wedding anniversary! This time last year, I was in considerable pain but wasn't aware that I had been misdiagnosed. We went shopping and then to Salt Grass for prime rib and the future looked so bright. A year later, we've weathered my heart attack, stage 4 colorectal cancer diagnosis, 4 surgeries, chemo and radiation and we're still standing! Yes, I have to use a cane now and then because the Xeloda makes my legs so shaky and weak but we're still here. I didn't think it was possible for my husband and I to get closer but this last year has brought us so much closer and made us so much stronger that I have high hopes for many, many years together! On to 32! :mrgreen:
Hrt atk - Feb 11
CRC4 DX - Apr 11
APR liver rsct, procto - Jul 11
Folfox/Avastin - Sep 11
Xeliri - Nov 11
Iritux - Jun 12
Break - Jan - Mar 13
Iritux - Mar 13
Stivarga - Aug 13
Folfiri - Oct 13
Exhausted treatment options - May 14

SunGold
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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby SunGold » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:09 am

31st Wedding Anniversary, Wow!! Just wow!! Hearty congratulations and best wishes for many many more years of health and happiness together.....

Sungold
Caregiver to DH,42 at Dx 8/11 mCRC Stg 4 liver mets
Surg/Rad not option.
Xel+Oxi 8/11
Tumors shrink
Oxi end 2/12
Radiatn 3/12, V.tough
5/12-Incr in liver mets,possible lung mets, no surg.
5/14 Folfiri+Erbitux
June 2012 - Passed away, Gone too soon.

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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby thelongglass » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:29 am

Congratulations to you both! I imagine there is a closeness this cancer experience brings to couples who stick it out together. Hope my husband and I get to 31 years of marriage together! That would be a great blessing.
http://thelongglass.wordpress.com
12/22/10- Diagnosed at 30 yo
Rectal Stage IIIB, T3N1M0
1/11/11- 25 doses radiation w/ 24/7 5FU pump
4/8/11- LAR-Complete Response to Therapy!
5/13/11- 12 treatments of FOLFOX started
11/11- ilestomy reversed, port-a-cath removed
NED since
Mother of 3 beautiful little girls

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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby babs249 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:19 pm

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband Guinevere! (My husband and I also celebrated our 31st anniversary this year.) Yeah, there's nothing like a life threatening illness to make us put things in perspective and realize what's most important in life - our family, friends, and the relationships we have with them. Wow, you've been through so much in one year. I hope things only get better for you, and hope for many, many more years of life for you and your husband together.
Stage II CRC - 2001
Resection May 2001

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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby nbrandt » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:39 pm

Congratulations and here is wishing many more for you and your dear husband. Yes, what a difference a year can make. Prayers for your good health.
NB
DXCCT3N2aMx 5/20LN
Folfox10/10-4/11
Scan 10-13-10,4-4-11,7-4-11,9-22-11,4-9-12,9-24-12,10-1-13,4-9-14,9-17-14,9-10-15,9-15-17NED,
CEA 1. Pre .6 7-4-11 .7 9-22-11 .6
1-13-12 .9 4-9-12 .7 9-24-12 .6 1-4-13 .8 10-1-13 .8 4-9-14 .7 9-17-15.8
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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby BrownBagger » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:43 pm

Hey, congratulations. We're looking at 33.

It's all been pure joy (ha ha).
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)
Bicycle miles post-dx 10,477
Motto: Live your life like it's going to be a long one, because it just might, and then you'll be glad you did.

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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby so-scared » Sat Nov 19, 2011 2:46 pm

Happy Anniversary!! 31 years ..... Wow! Here's to many more happy years together!

So-s
DH 51 yo
dx 5/16/11 stg 4 RC
mets both lobes liver & lung
6/11 chem/rad
FOLFOX 9-12/11
12/11 TME/liver resect/rfa (15 tumors)
more Folfox w/Avastin
5/12 innumerable mets liver
Folfox/Avas FAIL
9/12 FOLFIRI/Erb FAIL
HAI pump 12/12
Had to leave 5/23/14

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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby Icesk8tr » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:43 pm

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY may you have many, many more :D :D :D
Christine
Stage IV CC 2010

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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby Surroundedbylove » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:13 pm

Congratulations! Lifting a toast to you both.

SBL
Surroundedbylove

Rectal Cancer @ 43, '08
Clinical: T3,N2a,MX (IIIB)
6 wks XELOX & radiation
LAR, colonic j-pouch, & temp ileo '09
Surgical: ypT3,ypN0,ypMX (0 of 20 nodes)
FOLFOX; XELOX
Ileo Takedown ‘09
LARS for 10 years before learning it is finally being studied
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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby AJS » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:01 pm

Awesome! Happy Anniversary to both of you.

Angie
[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
5/13-Folfiri/Avastin

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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby Phuong » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:12 pm

Congrats and happy anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!
Phuong
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dx'd Stage III Rectal (T3 N1 M0)
Now Stage IV mCRC

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Guinevere
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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby Guinevere » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:36 pm

With everything else on the board that's going on, this was a mood lifter for me. Last night, my husband and I were laughing that when we first got married, I wouldn't get let gas in front of him (I snuck off to the bathroom). Now? We've been through just about every kind of bowel problem you could imagine and God knows he's cleaned up just about any kind of bowel problem this last year.
I'm thankful for him...I can't even put into words what his love and support as always meant to me but never more so than this last year.
Gwen
Hrt atk - Feb 11
CRC4 DX - Apr 11
APR liver rsct, procto - Jul 11
Folfox/Avastin - Sep 11
Xeliri - Nov 11
Iritux - Jun 12
Break - Jan - Mar 13
Iritux - Mar 13
Stivarga - Aug 13
Folfiri - Oct 13
Exhausted treatment options - May 14

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Re: Made it to my 31st wedding anniversary!

Postby annalexandria » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:38 pm

Congratulations! 31 years is quite the achievement! There aren't many positives in getting cancer, but drawing closer to our loved ones can be one good thing that comes from it. I'm glad that things have worked out that way for you and your husband. Ann
Mom, librarian
Dx age 43, Sept. '09, Stage IV Carcinosarcoma of the colon
5 surgeries, 2009-2011:
colon/sm. bowel res., node removal, peritoneum, hysterectomy
FOLFOX/Avastin Feb.'10-Aug '10
Carbo-Taxol Dec. '10-Feb. 2011
NED since Dec. 2011.


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