Terry Update 6/21/12

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Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby Terry » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:31 pm

This is Terrys daughters, and we just wanted to post an update.

Our mom is coming home today from the hospital. Hospice is bringing her a hospital bed, to make her more comfortable. They have her pain controlled with morphine and a phentynol patch. She is confused, and a little goofy from all the meds. She has been sleeping a lot, and says shes numb to the entire situation. The doctors just want to make sure she is comfortable in her last days-weeks she has left. She continues to have trouble with drinking and eating from all the mucus in her chest and throat. We appreciate all the continued support and prayers from all of you, and our mother appreciates it as well.

We will keep you updated.

Thank you,
Holly and Shana
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
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you know I cannot suffer any longer!

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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby Guinevere » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:54 pm

Holly & Shana,
Thank you so much for letting us know what's going on!! God bless you both abundantly and know she and the family are in my prayers daily (sometimes several times a day). Give her the gentlest hug from her Colon Club and FB buddies, if you can.
God bless ~
Guinevere
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: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby las » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:18 pm

Holly and shana,
You two are angels and u probably don't even know it. I know how hard this is on ur family, but we r your family too and if u ever need to talk to any of us, we r here for you. I am glad the pains under control for ur mother, Ther is nothing worse than watching a love one go thru so much pain and suffering. God is with her and will take good care of her till u see her again someday. I hope ur still able to make some good memoriies and have a few laughs once u get home. Still prayIng for ur entire family and Terry. She is a wonderful mom, wife and friend. I did not have the chance to know her as well as others, but she helped me, when I was lost a few times and I am thankful for everyone on this board as there is no other place I feel I can turn to.

Hugs and love to you both,

Lisa
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Fiance DX 6/27/11 CC IV w/liver mets,adrenal glnd,pet.
7/25/11 folfox
8/2/11 surg.colon wall prefor.no removal of tumor
8/24/11 folfox ,3/12 5FU, 5/12 irinitecan failed, 7/12 didn't qualify regronfenib
8/13/12 Hospice, 8/18/12 married, died 9/10/2012

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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby SkiFletch » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:19 pm

Thanks girls, prayers of course go out to you, Terry, and the family. Glad her pain is under control
11/13/09 5cm Stage IV 9/25 lymph nodes w/2cm peritoneal met at 29 YoA
12/15/09 LA right hemi-colectomy
6/16/10 Folfox FINISHED
8/10/10 Prophylactic HIPEC
10/9/10 got Married :D
Still NED and living life to the fullest

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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby CRguy » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:37 pm

What Fletch says X 2.

In Harmony
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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby gracie » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:47 pm

Thanks for the 'Update' Terry has been through so much, and I remember her being so nice to me!

I don't know for sure but I Imagine she is on breathing treatments?!

It has been way back in 05 when my Spouse had throat cancer and then a Laryngectomy! He had a lot of very thick Mucus in is throat and lungs. I had to suction him several times a day.
Terry does not have a hole in her throat so it may be harder to suction?

My doctor gave us Mucomyst. (A terrible smell) It worked so well in thinning the mucus. There was no more gagging and he could eat and drink pretty much OK.
I still had to suction him, but it made it so much easier.

Just a thought for you to maybe ask about and it may help her also.

All the best to your family and of course Terry. I think of all of you daily.
gracie
rectal cancer DX Sept 9th of 09 (stage 3)
chemo/rads 6weeks starting Nov 09
Surgery April 13 2010
chemo/ 5FU and Oxi starting 6 sessions (developed blood clots, heart and breathing problems)
suppliments with Naturepath Dr 2010

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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby vancouver eve » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:49 pm

Thanks girls for the update. I know how difficult it must be for you all. I will miss your mother very much as I consider her a great friend. Terry always stepped up to the plate to support others, when she was so ill herself.

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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby juliej » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:07 pm

Glad to hear her pain is under control and she gets to come home. Love and strength to Terry.
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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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby rosa01 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:16 pm

Glad to her she gets to come home. We all miss you Terry.

God Bless and Lots of Prayers coming your way.

Sheila
DX 12/11 DH Stg 4 cc age 60
12/20/1 1 lungs mets
2/1/12 started chemo oxe/ava/5-fu
3/12 liver mete fnd
5/12 new chemo irt/Eberix
8/12 lung surg
10/12 irt/Eberix
11/22- 02/2013 NED
02/13 nw right lung met
06/13 2 New liver lesion
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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby RixInPhx » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:02 pm

Guinevere wrote:Holly & Shana,
Thank you so much for letting us know what's going on!! God bless you both abundantly and know she and the family are in my prayers daily (sometimes several times a day). Give her the gentlest hug from her Colon Club and FB buddies, if you can.

^^^ about says it all.

The hospital bed is one of the best things that hospice can do for a patient.
Hope she's enjoying the morphine loopiness, it's always been a good time for me.
Please let her know that her fight is an inspiration to all of us in advance stages.
M 61, Dx 6/10 CRC st 4, unknown primary CEA 843
2 kg peritoneal mass, met to skull; no surgery
Various regimens of all CRC chemo drugs
Mets to lung 8/11 CEA 135
Folfiri/Erb/Ava 12/11 CEA 320
No progression 5/12 CEA 192

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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby dj2158 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:14 pm

Holly and Shana,

Thank you for letting us know about your mom. She has always been there when anyone was in need of advice. I just wish there was a different outcome to this. I continue to think and prayer for her each day as I know she would for me. I wish you peace and strength.

Love, Donna
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Dx 10/'07 age 54 3CC Sigmoid 1/25 nodes lap
Folfox 11/'07-4/'08
Vats Lung 7/'09 met
Vats Lung 7/'10 two mets, Irinotecan/Xeloda 9/'10-2/'11
Lung Resec, 3 1/2 rt ribs 4/'12
10-15 spots both lungs & 1.4cm nodule, 7/'12
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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby lauragb » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:17 pm

Love, light and prayer to you and your families. Hugs all around. My wish for you is some
sweet time at home. Glad your mom is more comfortable which helps lessen everyone's
stress level.

Laura
RC 3B 7/2011 @ 53
Chemoradiation 5 weeks 8/11
LAR-Hysterect-temp ileo
pCR, 0/23 nodes
Folfox 1/12, Xeloda 2/12 to 5/12
Reversal 5/12
SBO,lysis of adhesions 12/12
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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby Bev G » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:58 pm

RixInPhx wrote:
Guinevere wrote:Holly & Shana,
Thank you so much for letting us know what's going on!! God bless you both abundantly and know she and the family are in my prayers daily (sometimes several times a day). Give her the gentlest hug from her Colon Club and FB buddies, if you can.

^^^ about says it all.

The hospital bed is one of the best things that hospice can do for a patient.
Hope she's enjoying the morphine loopiness, it's always been a good time for me.
Please let her know that her fight is an inspiration to all of us in advance stages.


Ditto what Gwen and Rick said so well. Sending you young ladies much love and many prayers, and also, if it doesn't hurt, a gentle hug for your lovely mom.

Bev
58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby abuttigi » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:12 pm

Guinevere wrote:Holly & Shana,
Thank you so much for letting us know what's going on!! God bless you both abundantly and know she and the family are in my prayers daily (sometimes several times a day). Give her the gentlest hug from her Colon Club and FB buddies, if you can.
God bless ~
Guinevere


Same here. Thoughts and prayers!

Angie
Daughter to George (64)
Dx'ed Jan '11 Stage IV CC liver and peritoneum, KRAS mutant
Folfox
Folfori, Avastin
SIRT
Aug '12- progression in liver, mets to lungs
Oct '12- mets to bone, Regorafenib
Nov '12- Hospice
12/10/12- Became my beautiful angel in heaven

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Re: Terry Update 6/21/12

Postby karin » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:08 pm

Just let her know we are keeping her in our thoughts and prayers and sending love and peace to you all.
Karin
BFF dx'd June09 w CRC & peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis @ age 40
She beat cancer for 20 months!


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