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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby midlifemom » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:30 pm

My son told me the album I love by "Art of Dying" is called Let the Fire Burn
Stage 3 cc - dx Jan '14 age 53, cea 2.9
t2n2m0, KRAS mutant, MSS
Folfox Feb - Aug '14
Nov '14 cea 27.7 -2 liver masses
Dec '14 left lobectomy and HAI
Jan '15 FUDR and FOLFIRI
Aug '15 fudr done, liver clear, add avastin for lungs. Cea 4.3
Feb '16 CEA rising
May '16 2 wk break then drop Iri for 6 weeks.
Jul '16 cancer grew, constricted main bile duct. Stent inserted. On break till jaundice clears. CEA climbing. Doing reduced Folfox. Allergic to Oxali.
Sep'16 chemo failed. Trial or hospice?

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby cptmac » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:00 am

Hard to believe I started this thread back on 2008.

But music has always helped me get through the hard times.

And this music transcends more than cancer survivors. So I'm here today, looking for these tunes to help my friend. She is going through a divorce and because her husband is prominent in the community, is about to lose her job.

So I'm looking for updated tunes to inspire her when she gets ready for work in the morning.

I look forward to seeing your updated replies.... Thank you for always being here for me, when I need you.
The one new one I can think of is

Rachel Platten - Fight Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo1VInw-SKc

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

And all those things I didn't say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song
My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

Losing friends and I'm chasing sleep
Everybody's worried about me
In too deep
Say I'm in too deep (in too deep)
And it's been two years
I miss my home
But there's a fire burning in my bones
Still believe
Yeah, I still believe

And all those things I didn't say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright song
My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

A lot of fight left in me

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

This is my fight song (Hey!)
Take back my life song (Hey!)
Prove I'm alright song (Hey!)
My power's turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong (I'll be strong)
I'll play my fight song
And I don't really care if nobody else believes
'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

No I've still got a lot of fight left in me
cptmac
As long as you're alive, there is hope.
dx 7/04 stage IV
colon resection 8/04
liver resection 9/04 with HAI pump installed
Stage II trial w irinotecan as systemic and FUDR for direct chemo to liver via HAI pump
Cured since 9/04

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:15 pm

Like Pammy, I'm mostly into inspirational and primarily southern gospel. I agree with her on the vote for Casting Crowns. :)
I also LOVE the Isaacs, The Collingsworth Family, The Crist Family, The Hoppers, Lauren Talley and of course, The Gaither Vocal Band. I listen to Enlighten on Sirius radio, and the songs just uplift you so much. I don't know if I'd get by without it.

Some particular favorites:
Don't worry 'bout nothing', Pray about everything - Guy Penrod (former Gaither Vocal Band member)
Here I Am - The Hoppers
Don't Start Doubtin' Now - The Dunaways
Faith like That - Gordon Mote
Life Goes On - The Talleys
The Broken Ones - Lauren Talley
The People in the Line - The Talleys

Okay... pretty much everything by the Talleys. LOL
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:18 pm

Oh, and How Big your God is" by the Collingsworth Family.
That's a keeper.

Lyric excerpt...

The mountain will tell you, that you can't make it over.
It will try to convince you, that it's way too high.
Though you feel defeated, know that God keeps his promise.
So you tell that mountain, just how big your God is!

;-)
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby BeansMama » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:29 pm

Fight Song by Rachel Platter is a frequent one for me. I also go back to my 80's and 90's roots with Hang Tough by Tesla, The Last Mile by Cinderella, Tiny Dancer by Elton John, Tuesdays Gone by Skynrd is a sad one for me. More current songs, Between the Raindrops by Lifehouse, Not a Bad Thing by Justin Timberlake (reminds me of how much I love the hubs). Bodies by Drowning Pool, Alias by In Flames, just to name a few.
41 yrs old
Tumor found 9/2015
Surgery 1 - 11/2015 LAR and colostomy
Surgery 2 - 11/2015 wound vac
Surgery 3 - 12/2015 revise resection, move colostomy
Mets to liver - tumor inoperable - one add'l met destroyed
Stage IVa (T3 N2a M1a)
Primary tumor 9 cm x 7.5 cm x 2 cm
Beginning Folfox 1/2016 - Failed
Beginning Folfiri and vectibix 8/2016 — Failed
Beginning Folfirinox + Avastin 11/2016 - Failed
Beginning Keytruda 1/2017
CEA drop from 345 to 7.3 after starting immunotherapy
Lynch positive 3/2016

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby mypinkheaven » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:05 pm

This song makes me happy. Naive Melody/This Must Be the Place by The Talking Heads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pvna8_Yfqc
MSS, KRAS Wild NRAS Mutated
9/2012 CRC IIB Lft Colectomy 0 lymph nodes 0 Chemo
10/2013 CT clear
11/15 CEA 2.7 to 4.6
11/15 Spread to uterus. Hysterectomy
2/16 Pelvic radiation 25, brachytherapy 3
4/16 - 6/16 Xeloda
6/16 CT Several lung nodules 5 mm
8/16 CT Nodules still present. Most stable. Some growth
11/16 Transfer to UCSD Moores
12/16 Folfox + Avastin failed
2/17 Folfiri + Erbitux
8/17 5FU+Erbitux No 5FU bolus
7/18 Spread to vagina
6/18 Folfiri + Avastin + Trametinib
6/18 CEA dropping

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Tim UK » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:11 am

What a fabulous post.

Mr Tembo by Damon Albarn
Run that Body Down by Paul Simon
London London by Caetano Veloso
https://youtu.be/qoQbY4A5RNA
05/15 L hemi-colectomy
05/15 Dx st 3 T4N2M0 @43
kids: now 13, 10
BRAFm mucinous - KRASw
06/15 liver mets
06/15 CEA 9, CA19-9 400+
06/15 - 09/15 6 x FOLFOXIRI+Avastin
09/15 markers 4/50
10/15 drain-site met
11/15 CRS+HIPEC
1-8/16 BRAF triplet (dabrafenib, panitumumab, trametinib)
CEA;CA19-9: range 16;650 to 1;36 back to 4;135
8/16 progression
10/16 Trial: NCT02650713
Trials: anti-GITR then ERK inhibitor
6/18 progression, back to chemo
Current: 12 rounds of folfoxiri + avastin

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby CRguy » Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:58 pm

Having been in "here" a couple of times before ..
9 actually :oops:
AND now a bit older and on a different trajectory.....

Manny Cabo from the blind auditions of The Voice season 15

" Here I go Again... "

Wish I had this version when I started out with CRC 'cos it sure as hell kicks ASS
and describes where I came from and went to
AND I am still ....."going again"
...and wish I could even sing one of those power notes
BUTT I feel every vibe ....

Thanks Manny YOU ROCK buddy.

Harmony
CR
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:54 am

CRguy wrote:Manny Cabo from the blind auditions of The Voice season 15
" Here I go Again... "


I agree C, Manny definitely did rock that one. :)
I think the singers on The Voice way outdo almost everyone that ever did American Idol. :lol:

For an inspiring anthem, I've always liked "Bring on the Rain" by Jo Dee Messina.
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Maggie Nell » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:32 am

From the Pulp Fiction soundtrack....whistling down the wind is the magical Maria McKee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axHtDvhW0RA


My heart is empty
Your eyes are dull
Once we were hungry
Now we are full
These ties that bind us
Can't beat these chains
If love is shelter
I'm gonna walk in the rain

You were my angel
Now you are real
So like a stranger
Colder than steel
The morning after
No one should brag
If love is a red dress
Well hang me in rags

Oh well, there goes the fairy tale
Lord, ain't it a shame
In all this comfort, i can't take the strain

If we played even
I'd be your queen
But someone was cheatin'
And it wasn't me
I played on the table
You held something back
If love is aces, gimme the jack
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Maggie Nell » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:36 am

In the wayback when I used to facilitate a recovery support group, this was
our power song from Urban Hymns by The Verve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lyu1KKwC74
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby LPL » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:15 pm

Two of my favorits,
Craig David & Sting - singing together :)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h8OFL9Yf1cA
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
Adenocarcenoma pt 35x15x9mm G3(biopsi) G1(surgical)
Mets 3 Liver resectable
T4aN1bM1a Stage IVa 2/9 LN
MSS, KRAS-mut G13D
CEA & CA19-9: 5/18 2.5 78 8/17 1.4 48 2/14/17 1.8 29
4 Folfox 6/15-7/30 (b4 liver surgery) 8 after
CT: 8/8 no change 3/27/17 NED->Jan-19 mets to lung
:!: Steroid induced hyperglycemia dx after 3chemo
Surgeries 2016: 3/18 Emergency colostomy
5/23 Primary+gallbl+stoma reversal+port 9/1 Liver mets
RFA 2019: Feb lung met

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Maggie Nell » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:35 am

For those chemo-brain memory lapses - 12 names to call your..um... friend-with-benefits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFzWtI6ySsU


To look at me, you may not think that I'm a Femme fatale,
But I've got more boyfriends than I can count, you know I don't mean pals
Well, there's Andrew, Barney, Charlie, Dan, and Ed - to note a few.
I used to get their names mixed up, but now here's what I do

I call them
Sweetheart, Babylove,
Angle face, Turtledove,
Honey pie, Sugar lamb,
Huggy bear, Lover man
To avoid any possible embarrassment or blame,
I never call my sweetheart by his name.

My girlfriend, Marcia's quite a dish
She meets boys by the dozens,
She knows all the New York Jets,
Their brothers and their cousins
And each one thinks he is the one that she is crazy 'bout,
'Cause at the crucial moment she's been know to holler out

Ooooh
Sweetheart, Babylove,
Angle face, Turtledove,
Honey pie, Sugar lips,
Macho man, Motor hips
To avoid any possible embarrassment or blame,
She never calls her sweetheart by his name.

Some people think this is dishonest (no, no, no, no, no)
Some people think this isn't right
But have you ever said "I love you, Thomas"
When Thomas was the boy you were in love with last night. (uh-oh)

Next time your sweetie calls you "Dear"
Maybe you should wonder,
Are they just trying to avoid a social blunder.
I'm not trying to make trouble, monogamy is grand,
But if it's not your style better follow my plan

And call him
Sweeheart, Babylove
Angle face, Turtledove,
Honey pie, Sugar lamb,
Lover boy, Superman

Avoid any possible embarrassment or blame
Don't ever call your sweetheart by his name.

Don't ever call your sweetheart
(No never call you sweetheart)
Don't ever call your sweetheart by his name.
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby midlifemom » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:03 am

Maggie, love the song. Thanks for the giggle this morning.
Stage 3 cc - dx Jan '14 age 53, cea 2.9
t2n2m0, KRAS mutant, MSS
Folfox Feb - Aug '14
Nov '14 cea 27.7 -2 liver masses
Dec '14 left lobectomy and HAI
Jan '15 FUDR and FOLFIRI
Aug '15 fudr done, liver clear, add avastin for lungs. Cea 4.3
Feb '16 CEA rising
May '16 2 wk break then drop Iri for 6 weeks.
Jul '16 cancer grew, constricted main bile duct. Stent inserted. On break till jaundice clears. CEA climbing. Doing reduced Folfox. Allergic to Oxali.
Sep'16 chemo failed. Trial or hospice?

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby macpudd » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:47 pm

Dx 10/13/2014 right hemicolectomy 10/15/2014 pT4b N0 M0
Folfox x12 from Dec 2014 to July 2015
01/16/18 tonic seizure hospital admission
01/17/18 ct and mri 2cm tumor on left side of brain
commenced anti epileptic and steroids and
insulin.
01/25/18 brain craniotomy 80% of tumour removed pathology says gbm4
6 weeks of rad and Temodar chemo and then 6 monthly cycles of Temodar
MRI in Oct no tumor growth
Mri Jan 2019 tumour growth Feb Pet scan tumour up to 6cm, no surgery, starting Avastin


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