Gaelen are you OK ?

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Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby Icesk8tr » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:42 pm

Hi Gaelen,
I was so surprised to see you at MSK today. Sorry I was a little out of it. I did get chemo, lungs are clear. No more pneumonia. Just FATIGUE!

Are you OK? Did they admit you to the hospital. Can I do anything for you? Was that your brother with you? You definitely did not look happy when you left. Sorry for all the questions :roll: : I am saying prayers for you.

Hugs,
Christine
Stage IV CC 2010

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Postby Gaelen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:59 pm

I won't know more details fow awhile, but yeah, looks like I'll be admitted before the day is over.

Yes, that was my youngest brother - he's my NYC care angel.

I should know more in a couple of hours.
Be in harmony with your expectations. - Life Out Loud
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: Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby BrownBagger » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:11 pm

Good luck, Gaelen. Let me know if you need anything that I'm capable of providing.
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
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Re: Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby so-scared » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:37 pm

Gaelen - I don't know what is going on with you but I just wanted to say that I am thinking about you and sending you massive positive vibes!!!

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
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Re: Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby juliej » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:23 pm

Gaelen, I hope it isn't septicemia rearing its ugly head again. Sending strong thoughts and good energy from the UWS so you know it won't take long to get there!

Christine, I'm glad to hear you kicked the pneumonia! It'll take awhile for the fatigue to go away so take it very easy.
Stage IVb, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/2011
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/2011
Adjuvant Irinotecan + FUDR
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/2012
Adjuvant FUDR + Xeloda
VATS rt. lung 12/2012 - benign granuloma!
VATS left lung 11/2013
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Postby AJS » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:49 pm

Good luck Gaelen. Hope it is a very short stay!

Angie
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Re: Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby eitter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:11 pm

Hey my friend! I am so sorry, this DAMN CANCER!!!!!

You have to get better so we can go kick some butt in Congress this year!!!

Blessings to you my Friend!
Blessings,
Liz DENNIS
Tempe,AZ
DX 05/06 Rectal
6 Weeks radiation with 5FU
LAR 10/06 Stage III
Temp Ileo, reversal failed in 05/07 after 1m in hospital came out with a permanent colostomy
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Postby DeeNY » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:14 pm

Gaelen...

Hope everything is okay and i will be praying that it's nothing too serious....

Dee
Husband dx 9/06 48 yo mets to liver, lungs.
Colon/liver resect Folfox
VAT 2/08 and RFA 2 x's 5/09 Folfiri
Brain mets 6/11-Xeloda
Brain surgery/stereotactic radiation 2 x's
Whole brain radiation 1/12
Bronchoscopy 2/12
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Re: Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby Gaelen » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:27 pm

Not to worry - I'm about halfway home and in a much better mood than when Icesk8tr saw me earlier today.
Dr. Personality is a really aggressive oncologist.
She is the kind of person who sees a potential issue and decides it MUST be dealt with, ASAP.
Sometimes that's a good thing.
Other times, it can make for a very frustrating day - and makes me very glad that I have a mult-skilled team of docs.

She has always been uncomfortable with my persistent urinary issues...so uncomfortable that, unlike the other areas of my body, she refers to my "problems down there." Seriously. :roll: after the septicemia from my hospitalization at Thanksgiving, my good kidney is now hydronephrotic (slightly) and they're worried that the tumor outside of the sacral spine could be slightly obstructing the ureter. She wanted to admit me, today, for kidney stent placement. Except, as Dr. Birkenstocks the urologist calmly explained, my chances of losing kidney function emergently are kinda slim and none because I get bloodwork weekly and any decrease in my urinary output would show up right away because I'm incontinet. So, in his opinion, I could safely come home, monitor w/bloodwork, sonograms and common sense, and see if things get worse or resolve.

I opted for watchful waiting, chemo on Wednesday, and new scans in 8 weeks.

She's pissed that this is what I chose, but life is full of little disappointments. And I am not back in the day spa - at least not this month. ;)
Be in harmony with your expectations. - Life Out Loud
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: Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby Future_Med » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:31 pm

Glad to hear you were able to go home and play the wait and see game. Will send positive vibes that this issue clears up and doesn't require anything further.

Aideen
Diagnosed colon cancer Stage 1 November 30, 2010 Age: 27
Collectomy December 24th, 2010
Genetic Testing back December 19th 2011. Familial Adenomatous Polyposis confirmed

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Postby Mona » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:08 pm

Gaelen,
I am so glad that you are going home. You are in good hands, so you can breath and watch.
Sending your way tons of good energy.
Much love,
Maria
At age 46 DX 7/21/10 Stage 4 colon cancer with mets to the liver.
8/10 Folfox 6 tx
11/10 Colon/liver resection 1/29 nodes
12/10 Folfox 6 tx, NED
3/11 chemo done
11/11 recurance liver
12/11 liver resection/Hai pump
01/12-07/12 Fudor/Folfiri

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Re: Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby gep » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:11 pm

Thinking of you.
Gloria
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: Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby hart2hart » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:29 pm

Gaelen -

We're sending you lots of warm hugs from Stamford, Ct.
Even tho' it's freezing here and I hate it!
Hey, I grew up in Camillus, NY near Syracuse. Just wondering what CNY is?
Man ---- we as kids wished for lots of snow wso we could have a snow day!!

Feel Better Gaelen!


Julie H.
Stamford, CT
Hubby, Pete, 59 - LRC
Pete (hubby) Stage 3 VLRC - 11/11
Chemo/Rad/Ace Surgeon - 11/11 - 4/12
Oxi/Xeloda (Severe Toxicity to OXI) - 5/12 - 6/12
5Fu Only - 8/12 - 2/13
Liver Resection/Hai Pump/Folfiri/FUDR - 10/13 - 5/14
Lung Ablation (MSKCC) - 12/31/2014
Xeloda through 4/2015
NED - 1/2015 - 1/2020
Hai Pump/Port Removed - 1/2020

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Re: Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby beth568 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:39 pm

Whew. I'm relieved to hear that you're heading home and that you were able to make this reasonable decision. Sounds like an interesting day...
Beth
dx @age 42, Jan '11 RC, T2or3NxM0 (stage IIIA/IIIB)
6 wks chemorad Feb - Mar '11
LAR 5/23/11, staged T2N1bM0 (2 of 15 nodes positive)
8 rounds FOLFOX, June-Oct. 2011
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Re: Gaelen are you OK ?

Postby BrownBagger » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:50 pm

Ha ha. Pissed off our favorite doc. Glad to hear it was a false alarm. Wave as you pass Utica.
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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