RixinPhx passed away today

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby BrownBagger » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:33 am

I've been thinking a lot lately about the friends we've lost over the past year and it's just tool sad to have to add Rick to that list. He was a great guy.
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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
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby kims » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:35 am

RIP Rick. I looked forward to reading your posts and to your humor and grace throughout this. My sympathies to Rick's family.

What a sad couple of weeks it has been.
47 YOA
11/08 stage 2 breast cancer
completed chemo 6/09
diagnosed 1/11 stage 3B CC
4 rounds FOLFOX followed by 6 rounds Xeloda
completed 9/11
Pet scan 10/11 - NED
CT Scan 1/12, 4/12; 11/12 - NED
7/13 - recurrence - 1cm lesion left lung; VATS 7/13

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby cecioboe » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:36 am

I have tried to respond to this numerous times but the tears kept getting in my way. Mindy, you and your family are in my heart and prayers for comfort and peace knowing that our dear friend is no longer suffering.

Wife to Jim Stage IV RC w/liver mets
DX 9/16/11
Oct - Dec 2011 chemo/rad
1/04/12 ileo
1/16/12 LAR, liver resection
2/29/12 blockage, emer surg, ileo rev
4/16/12- 9/16/12 chemo
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby rp1954 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:45 am

So sad. Condolences to Mindy. I looked forward to Rick's posts. Rick helped a lot people out with grace despite his own challenges. We miss you Rick and thank you always.
watchful, active researcher and caregiver for stage IVb/c CC. surgeries 4/10 sigmoid etc & 5/11 para-aortic LN cluster; 8 yrs immuno-Chemo for mCRC; now no chemo
most of 2010 Life Extension recommendations and possibilities + more, some (much) higher, peaking ~2011-12, taper to almost nothing mid 2018, mostly IV C

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby StarGirl » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:26 am


Please know how much Rick meant to all of us--his caring and compassion. You and your family are in my prayers.

DX 03/31/2011
Stage IV Rectal Cancer with mets to liver
6 rounds of 5FU, Oxaliplatin
3 rounds of Avastin
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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby pog451 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:39 am

CRguy wrote:Effin' sucknitude of the first order.

09.11 Dx @ 46, uT3uN1M0 G2
11.11 radio+Xeloda
01.12 LAR
03.12 Xeloda
09.12 Liver mets, 2 LN
09.12 Folfox+Avastin
02.13 Resection
04.13 Folfox & Avastin
11.13 Local recurrence
08.14 Re-rediation
Left us 28.05.2015

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby beth568 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:39 am

:( Even when I know something like this is coming, it's so hard to accept. I'm glad that Rick was at least comfortable and with people who loved him at the end of his life. A huge loss for us here.
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
clear scans Nov '11, May '12, Nov '12, May '13

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby Guinevere » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:54 am

I'm so very sad to read that he's gone even knowing it was coming. He was such a help to everyone here, including me, with information, encouragement and friendship. I'm glad his going was peaceful and that he knew how much he meant to us here. I pray the family is at peace and will only retain the good memories of a wonderful man who used his waning energy to help others.
God bless you mightily, Rick!! And God bless us all for knowing him!
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: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby Rob in PA » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:03 am

He knew that you were weary, and He knew that you were in pain.
He knew that you would never be well on earth again.
He saw the roads were getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered peace be thine.

Fly Rick, fly.
dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby pbyers » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:17 am

I am so sorry to hear this. He was so supportive even though he was fighting so hard himself. RIP dear Rick.
6 WEEKS RAD & CHEMO 8/2010
NED 6/12

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby blakeswife » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:30 am

This just breaks my heart. I can't believe we've lost another to this disease.

Rick's input on the board was always so kind & helpful.

I will really miss him.

Take care,

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: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby mysweetgrace » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:55 am

Rick gave me a lot of good advice and I'm so thankful for his help in the past year that I've been here on the forum. I know he will be greatly missed here.

My sympathies for his family's loss.
Dad diagnosed 10/11 (56 y/o)
Colon Resection w/ Temp Colostomy 10/11
Stage 2C t4b N0 M0
Xeloda Feb '12 - April '12
New mass 4/12
Folfox 8/12 - 2/13
Resection & Reversal 3/19/13
Clean Scan 7/13 & 10/13

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby hopeful » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:09 am

Rick was a comfort to so many people here and was always so upbeat, even when things weren't going well. He will be greatly missed. My sympathy to his family. Know that Rick had a lot of dear friends here from all over the world.
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: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby sandrichelle » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:18 am

My condolences to all that had the privilege to be touched by such a wonderful man...he will be dearly missed!
Dx Stage IV CC 02/12-56.1 CEA
Resection/Bye Bye Uterus 02/12
Folfox 03/12-08/12
05/01/12 3 TX CEA-6.5
07/23/12 10 TX CEA-5.0
09/18/12 PET shows 3 suspicious spots CEA -15.5
09/25/12 CEA- 23.8
10/23/12 CEA-51.8 1st of 6 FOLOFIRI

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Re: RixinPhx passed away today

Postby juliej » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:28 am

I am heartbroken to hear this news. Another good man lost to cancer. He was such a strong member of this forum/family. He listened, he joked, he probed, and he gave a ton of advice and support to those just starting out on this journey. My heart goes out to his family. We will miss his devoted, giving - and irreplaceable - spirit here. Rest in peace, Rick.
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
NED 11/22/13 to 12/18/2019, CEA<1

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