RixinPhx passed away today

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crazymotherof8
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RixinPhx passed away today

Postby crazymotherof8 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:37 pm

Dear Colon Club Friends,
I got a call a while ago from Mindy, Rick's sister who told me that Rick passed away today in the early afternoon. She told me that he had been kept comfortable but she was grateful that he was now free from pain. She wanted me express her appreciation for all of you who sent well wishes to Rick and she let me know that she read them to him everyday. He was responsive up until yesterday.
Mindy was so touched that Rick was well loved and respected by our community and she was overwhelmed by the kindness that all of you have shown to Rick during this difficult time.
Rick was an architect so his wishes were to be cremated and have his ashes mixed with cement. She is hoping to have a celebration of his life at a park near his home and place him there. I think he would like that.
I know that Rick will be very missed by all of us here. He always gave us hope, encouragement and sage advice.
I will miss you my dear friend............... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Niki
DH Matt - 49 - father to 8
Dx Mar11 w/Mets to liver, lungs Folfox + Avastin Mar 11 - Jul 11
Sept11 Spleen remvd bc low platelets
Oct12 Folfox+Avastin
Mar12 Folfiri+Avastin
Aug12 bone mets; irinotecan+Erbitux
Dec12 chemo failed - trial
passed June 17, 2013

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby tammylayne » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:43 pm

My heart hurts reading these words. I - We knew this was coming, but it does not make it hurt any less.

My heartfelt condolences to all of Rick's family...may you take comfort in your memories, and knowing how much he was loved...
51 F
'06 Stage 1 CC,
'10 Stage 3 Rectal

"You never know how strong you are until you have to become your own hero."

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CRguy
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby CRguy » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:47 pm

Effin' sucknitude of the first order.

"Be free my friend.
Soar in Peace
with no pain.
Your spirit here lives on."

always on the Journey
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
13 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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Nanette
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby Nanette » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:49 pm

Thanks, Niki, for letting us know of Rick's passing. He was such a knowledgable guy and we will miss him dearly.

To Rick's family: please accept my sincerest condolences at this difficult time.
-Nanette
Husband, Bruce - diag. 12/07/08 at age 50
Stage IIIB CC, poorly diff, muc. adeno, sig. ring cell
Stage I bladder cancer
1 of 17 LN affected
Colonectomy 12/11/08
Finished chemo/rad on 8/19/09
Four years NED on 12/11/12 - Thank God!!
Livin' life!!!!!!

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby ams5796 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:49 pm

So sad to read this post. Rick will be missed by all of us. He was a great presence on this forum. I wish peace and comfort to his family.



Ann
Stage 3C (or 4?) Rectal Cancer 01/07
2/10 lung mets
3/11 VATS
6/11 VATS
7/13 lung met
2/14 SBRT
NED 8/14
5/17 scan and MRI found treated spine met

crazymotherof8
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby crazymotherof8 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:49 pm

A NOTE:
I let Mindy know that everyone here would of course respond to this post so I told her to continue reading the Colon Club. She said she would. She commented several times about how The Colon Club was such an amazing organization. I agree wholeheartedly! I could not make it without all of you and I know that Rick felt the same way. Whenever we spoke about the members here his deep care and concern was very apparent.
Niki
DH Matt - 49 - father to 8
Dx Mar11 w/Mets to liver, lungs Folfox + Avastin Mar 11 - Jul 11
Sept11 Spleen remvd bc low platelets
Oct12 Folfox+Avastin
Mar12 Folfiri+Avastin
Aug12 bone mets; irinotecan+Erbitux
Dec12 chemo failed - trial
passed June 17, 2013

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby waw4 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:51 pm

So sad. Like so many others here I didn't want to say goodbye, but I am glad he is at peace and out of pain.
Bill's Colonoscopy 6/29/10; Dx Stage I or II
Surgery 7/15/10; Dx Stage III,15/32 lymph nodes
FOLFOX4 start 9/14/10; end 1/20/11 (9 tx)
Grateful for 2nd Chance NED time!

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby SpeechieRox » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:55 pm

Very sad about this news. He was the first to reply to my very first post concerning my dad. He thanked me for coming out of "lurkdom" and blessed me for my concern for my dad. I found that to be so heartwarming and endearing. It stayed with me.

My sincerest condolences to the family. I know he was a closer friend to many of you on the board, but I really did enjoy and learn from all of his contributions as I am a regular reader of the board. I, too, will miss him.

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby Natty » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:57 pm

Rick

Rest in peace now..no more pains or worry..wherever you are on top of one of your most beautiful architectures..know that you are missed and loved always.


Natty
Bestfriend of 37 year old male
Stage IV
18.5 cm Colon Resection
4/6 Lymph Nodes
Lung Mets
XELOX- 7/04/2010- FINISHED 9/9/2010 (8 rounds)
Radiotherapy/5FU 22/11/2010 - 23/12/2010 (4.5 weeks)
FOLFOX+Avastin (20 rounds)
FOLFIRI+Avastin
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby soccermom » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:04 pm

I have not been on this club that long but what I did see was this man who was so compassionate to answer so many questions while he was fighting so hard. It really breaks my heart that this crappy disease takes so many good people. My sympathy to the family.
Stage 2A colon cancer
T3 N0 M0
0/21 lymph nodes
Jan 2012 to June 2012 Folfox
9 rounds of oxi

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Icesk8tr
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby Icesk8tr » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:09 pm

I will miss you so much Rick. My condolences to you Mindy and everyone that loved Rick. I can't write anymore because tears are getting on my iPad.

Christine
Stage IV CC 2010

jerun
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby jerun » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:11 pm

What a great guy he was...and so helpful to so many of us here. I miss him.
At least he is free of pain now.
Cancer SUCKS!
2/09 dx CRC
3/09 SIGMOID Resect (Stage 1)
2/12 Mets Sacrum/lung .. Rad to sacrum/FOLFOX/Avastin
Xeloda
2/13 PET: new 4.5 x 6 cm tumor in sacral vertebrae
3/13 3 Wks RAD/Sacrum

so-scared
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby so-scared » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:23 pm

Knew this was coming and it is still so hard to process. What a tough and cool guy he was!! Such a loss for us and the world. My heartfelt sympathies to Mindy, the rest of his family, his friends, and the fellow members of the colon club. May he rest in peace .....

DeAnn
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: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby las » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:26 pm

Wow.. Thank you niki for keeping us all informed. I miss Rick so much, he was so kind to all of us and so helpful when he was struggling as well. I will never forget how much he helped me with my questions or concerns. He would say.".lisa.. Give me 30 minutes and I will do some research for you and get back to you", and sure enough he would. He took the time to help me when he himself was fighting for his own life.

I hope Rick will find Kevin in Heaven and the two, along with many others that have passed from here will form a bond like the colonclub.


My prayers go out to the family, what a great brother you had.

Love,
Lisa
Lisa
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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edinaman
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby edinaman » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:29 pm

Rick was a source of comfort and knowledge for so many. He put up a good fight. Now he can be at peace. We will miss you.
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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