Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

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hopeful
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Re: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby hopeful » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:36 pm

Mike, I am so sorry. Your wife was lucky to have a husband like you to take care of her. My deepest sympathy.
Caregiver to husband diagnosed 11/09 stage IIIb colon cancer
Surgery 11/5/09
12 rounds FOLFOX beginning 12/18/09
Folfox finished 6/3/10
Last scan Jan 2015
NED since Dec. 2009

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Re: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby Georgie » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:34 pm

So sorry for your loss. I'm glad you and the kids spent so much time with your lovely wife before she passed. I hope the good memories shine through and keep her alive in your hearts.

Georgie
Nuclear Medicine/PET Tech
Stage 3 T4N1M0 Rectal Ca diag 1/11 at age 29
Clinical trial (chemoradiation) 12 wks incl FOLFOX
Surgery 14 June '11
Post op infection
Iliostomy reversal 12 Sept '11
NED 6 years!
2017 Stage II Breast cancer triple positive
BRCA2 mutation
Bilateral mastectomy, chemo, herceptin

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Re: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby edinaman » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:32 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. You have shown such love and compassion. My condolences to you and your family.
Jeff
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: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby so-scared » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:47 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace and strength for you and your children.
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: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby Mojo » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:50 pm

So sorry about your wife's passing. Praying for you and family.
colon cancer stage 3 2n0mets 2002
cancer returns march 2010
emerg brain surgery, chemo may 2010 sterotactic radiation april 2010

progression of tumors march 2011 new chemo camptosar leukovorin 5fu avastin
Kenny age 58/died 11/21/11

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Re: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby Guinevere » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:16 am

Thank you, Mike, for sharing your story. I know my husband fights hard for me, sometimes, when I don't feel like fighting. It sounds like y'all had a wonderful love story! I pray that, as time goes on, the good memories will overcome the bad and all you do when you think of her is smile.
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: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby blakeswife » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:36 am

I remember you and it has been a while.....

I'm so very sorry about your loss. Your children are so young, I can't imagine how hard this would be. I'm sure the kids will keep you busy but don't forget to take care of yourself.

Bless you,

Kathy
DH Stage IV 10/07
Colectomy, Liver resection & RFA, 1/13 LN
12/07-5/08 Folfox/Avastin
7/09 recurrence-Peritoneum
9/09-12/09 Folfiri/Avastin
1/10-5/10 Xeloda/Avastin
9/10-current w/built in breaks

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Re: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby pollo65 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:14 am

Mike, thank you for coming back and sharing in your time of grief. I am so sorry for your loss, but I know that your wife felt how much you loved her.
pollo 65
CC 1/6/09
r. hemi-colectomy 1/7/09
32Ln biopsied, 28 positive
met to aorta
chemo 12 rounds
done 9/09 3 scans clear
1/11 1 met to aorta
micro cluster to peritoneum
4/11 / 9/11 scan clear
4/12 scan clear
10/12 scan clear
Iri+avastin
chemo break

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Re: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby Icesk8tr » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:09 am

Dear Mike,
This must have been hard for you to come back and let us know of your loss. We are still here for you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Christine
Stage IV CC 2010

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Re: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby elise » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:01 am

Mike

You're an amazing man. Simple as that. I wish you and your kids the very best.

Elise
2012
Feb - Stage 2 (T3 N0 M0) CC @ 30
Mar - R hemicolectomy, 18 LN
May-Nov 6 - Chemo (8 Xeloda)
2013
Feb - NED
2014
Feb - NED
May - Stage 4 - 1 liver met @ 32
Jun - Liver resection
Oct - CLEAN SCAN
Aug-Jan - FOLFOX 5 rounds, 5FU X 6
2015
Ap, Oct - NED
2016
Mar - NED

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Re: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby Deirdre » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:33 am

Mike
Sincere sympathies to you
Daughter of loving dad, dx Stage IIIC Mar 10
Resect Apr 10. 1 lymph nodes positive
Heart history has ruled out treatments
NED to date!

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Re: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby jgall » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:32 am

Very sorry for your loss, I can only imagine how difficult this time is for you.

Namaste,
Julia
DH Chris, 50, Dx Nov '10 Stg 4
cardiac arrest from 5-FU
Iri/Erbi, RFA, liver/colon resection, more Iri/Erbi
Oct14-Feb15 clinical trial
SIRT Apr15-unsuccessful
Stopped treatment May15
Hospice July15
Passed 8/15/15
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/chrisandjulia

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Re: Lost my wonderful wife to cancer a few months ago

Postby pbyers » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:49 am

Icesk8tr wrote:Dear Mike,
This must have been hard for you to come back and let us know of your loss. We are still here for you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Christine


As Christine said, we are all here for you. My heart goes out to you and your family. You have my deepest sympathy.
Pam
RCT CANCER STG 111A
COLON RESECTION 6/2010
6 WEEKS RAD & CHEMO 8/2010
8 WEEKS CHEMO ENDING 3/2011
COLONOSCOPY-NEG 7/2011
NED 6/12

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


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