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LPL
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby LPL » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:31 pm

2 Songs with ThePianoGuys.
No words.. or No words that I understand. But they give me a nice feeling and a paus.. thinking of something else.. while enjoying the view!

Over the Rainbow

Paradise (Peponi) African Style with Alex Boye
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby mostlysunny77 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:34 pm

These are my 2 theme songs since I was diagnosed,,,,,

Fight Song - Rachel Platten

Brave - Sara Bareilles

Happy Saturday! Diane
"Scars are badges of courage and make you look like a pirate or a superhero." - quote from a 5 year old cancer patient.

5cm Tumor in Sigmoid Colon
Laparoscopic Sigmoid Colectomy - March 2016
Stage II Colon Cancer

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Maggie Nell » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:50 pm

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St Bride, John Duncan c.1913



Blessing for Falling into a New Layer of Grief

You thought
you had hit
every layer possible,
that you had found
the far limit
of your sorrow,
of your grief.

Now the world falls
from beneath your feet
all over again,
as if the wound
were opening
for the first time,
only now with
an ache you recognize
as ancient.

Here is the time
for kindness—
your own, to yourself—
as you fall
and fall,
as you land hard
in this layer
that lies deeper than
you ever imagined
you could go.

Think of it as
a secret room—
this space
that has opened
before you,
that has opened
inside you,
though it may look
sharp in every corner
and sinister
no matter where
you turn.

Think of it as
a hidden chamber
in your heart
where you can stay
as long as you need,
where you will
find provision
you never wanted
but on which
your life will now
depend.

I want to tell you
there is treasure
even here—
that the sharp lines
that so match your scars
will lead
to solace;
that this space
that feels so foreign
will become for you
a shelter.

So let yourself fall.
It will not be
the last time,
but do not let this be
cause for fear.

These are the rooms
around which your
new home will grow—
the home of your heart,
the home of your life
that welcomes you
with such completeness,
opening and
opening and
opening itself to you,
no part of you
turned away.

credit © Jan Richardson. janrichardson.com.
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 Nik Colon » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:07 am

I have a bad memory so forgive me if posted b4. I find inspiration in sad songs. Not sad in a bad way, but sad in the way you look at yourself and others pain. I guess compare in some way. I like to hear things that make me look at my life as not as bad as it could be. No one is without problems, it's all how we deal and how other perceive, but yet all are the same, and different, depending on who you ask.

Soooo. I ask you to listen, just once, and see if it has as much affect on you as it did me.

So here is one

https://youtu.be/KTQJy-scAU8

JOE DIFFIE LYRICS

"Ships That Don't Come In"

I could tell he'd had a tough life
By the way he sat and stared
And me, I'd come to push and shove
So I pulled up a chair.

We talked of roads untraveled
We talked of love untrue
Of strings that come unraveled
We were kings and kindred fools
And just when I'd hit bottom
That old man raised his glass
And said at least we had our chances
There's those who never have.

So here's to all the soldiers
Who have ever died in vain
The insane locked up in themselves
The homeless down on Main
To those who stand on empty shores
And spit against the wind
And those who wait forever
For ships that don't come in.

He said it's only life's illusions
That bring us to this bar
To pick up these old crutches
And compare each other's scars
'Cuz the things we're calling heartache
Hell, they're hardly worth our time
We bitch about a dollar
When there's those without a dime.


And as he ordered one last round
He said I guess we can't complain
God made life a gamble
And we're still in the game.


So here's to all the soldiers
Who have ever died in vain
The insane locked up in themselves
The homeless down on Main
To those who stand on empty shores
And spit against the wind
And those who wait forever
For ships that don't come in.
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KRAS-mut G12V,MSS
Stage IVa Sig CC 2 lvr mets 1/12 Ln
(3, =<3 lng spots at dx til 5/16)
=T3N1aM1a 4cmX4mm (lng not included)
dx 12/2014 at age 39
CEA 1/15-4.9, 12/16-4.9 again
neoadj FOLFOX 1/15-3/15 (4tx, 3w/1wo oxi)
Col/Lvr surg 4/23/15 NED
adj FOLFIRI start 6/15-9/15 (8tx, 5w/3wo iri)
1 sml lvr spot/cyst
12/6/16 multi lung spots/mets?
No longer NED :(
My tx ongoing-start 1/20/15
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Nik Colon » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:25 am

Another, I love all the words but will highlight the ones that if u don't cry, idk.

https://youtu.be/FVjbo8dW9c8

MARK WILLS LYRICS

Play the Mark Wills Quiz
"Don't Laugh At Me"

I'm a little boy with glasses
The one they call the geek
A little girl who never smiles
'Cause I've got braces on my teeth
And I know how it feels
To cry myself to sleep.

I'm that kid on every playground
Who's always chosen last
A single teenage mother
Tryin' to overcome my past
You don't have to be my friend
Is it too much to ask?

[Chorus:]
Don't laugh at me, don't call me names
Don't get your pleasure from my pain
In God's eyes we're all the same
Someday we'll all have perfect wings
Don't laugh at me.

I'm the cripple on the corner
You pass me on the street
I wouldn't be out here beggin'
If I had enough to eat
And don't think that I don't notice
That our eyes never meet.

I lost my wife and little boy
Someone crossed that yellow line
The day we laid 'em in the ground
Is the day I lost my mind
Right now I'm down to holdin'
This little cardboard sign.


[Chorus:]
Don't laugh at me, don't call me names
Don't get your pleasure from my pain
In God's eyes we're all the same
Someday we'll all have perfect wings
Don't laugh at me.

I'm fat, I'm thin, I'm short, I'm tall
I'm deaf, I'm blind, hey aren't we all?

[Chorus:]
Don't laugh at me, don't call me names
Don't get your pleasure from my pain
In God's eyes we're all the same
Someday we'll all have perfect wings
Don't laugh at me.
KRAS-mut G12V,MSS
Stage IVa Sig CC 2 lvr mets 1/12 Ln
(3, =<3 lng spots at dx til 5/16)
=T3N1aM1a 4cmX4mm (lng not included)
dx 12/2014 at age 39
CEA 1/15-4.9, 12/16-4.9 again
neoadj FOLFOX 1/15-3/15 (4tx, 3w/1wo oxi)
Col/Lvr surg 4/23/15 NED
adj FOLFIRI start 6/15-9/15 (8tx, 5w/3wo iri)
1 sml lvr spot/cyst
12/6/16 multi lung spots/mets?
No longer NED :(
My tx ongoing-start 1/20/15
Adding your SIGNATURE, etc

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Maggie Nell » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:03 am

Nik Colon wrote:
He said it's only life's illusions
That bring us to this bar




I've looked at life from both sides now.
From win and lose and still somehow.
It's life's illusions I recall.
I really don't know life at all.


Rut-roh, somebody call Joni Mitchell she's been pillagerized!! 8)


I 've just seen these lyrics after coming back from comforting my 78 year old neighbor
(ex-Vietnam vet) who is facing his first Father's Day since his daughter died this March.
He's talking about topping himself. I said "Strawberry, chocolate or caramel?"
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 Nik Colon » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:23 am

Maggie Nell wrote:
Nik Colon wrote:
He said it's only life's illusions
That bring us to this bar




I've looked at life from both sides now.
From win and lose and still somehow.
It's life's illusions I recall.
I really don't know life at all.


Rut-roh, somebody call Joni Mitchell she's been pillagerized!! 8)


I 've just seen these lyrics after coming back from comforting my 78 year old neighbor
(ex-Vietnam vet) who is facing his first Father's Day since his daughter died this March.
He's talking about topping himself. I said "Strawberry, chocolate or caramel?"

I would choose caramel :)
So sorry to hear of the loss of his daughter. As my parents lost their son (my brother), I know how difficult it is.
KRAS-mut G12V,MSS
Stage IVa Sig CC 2 lvr mets 1/12 Ln
(3, =<3 lng spots at dx til 5/16)
=T3N1aM1a 4cmX4mm (lng not included)
dx 12/2014 at age 39
CEA 1/15-4.9, 12/16-4.9 again
neoadj FOLFOX 1/15-3/15 (4tx, 3w/1wo oxi)
Col/Lvr surg 4/23/15 NED
adj FOLFIRI start 6/15-9/15 (8tx, 5w/3wo iri)
1 sml lvr spot/cyst
12/6/16 multi lung spots/mets?
No longer NED :(
My tx ongoing-start 1/20/15
Adding your SIGNATURE, etc

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby midlifemom » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:11 am

Thanks Nik for the Joe Diffie song. I like it, but i like Joni Mitchell too.
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 Nik Colon » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:45 am

Here it is. For us questioning

https://youtu.be/yCykZCipuuU

CLAY WALKER LYRICS

"A Few Questions"

How in this world can we put a man on the moon
And still have a need for a place like St. Jude's
And why is one man born in a place where all they know is war
And a guy like me has always been free
And how can two people who've built a loving home
Try for years and never have a child of their own
And somewhere out there tonight there's a baby no one's holding tight
In need of love, to me that don't add up

But I wasn't there the day you filled up the oceans
I didnt' get to see you hang the stars in the sky
So I don't mean to second guess you or criticize what I don't understand
These are just a few questions I have

And why did my cousin have to die in that crash
A good kid only 17, I still wonder about that
It seems unfair to me some get the chance to chase their dreams
And some don't, but what do I know?

I wasn't there the day you filled up the oceans
I didnt' get to see you hang the stars in the sky
So I don't mean to second guess you or criticize what I don't understand
These are just a few questions I have

Why do I feel like you're hearing these prayers of mine
When so many outta be ahead of me in line
When you look down on me, can you see the good through all the bad
These are just a few questions I have
KRAS-mut G12V,MSS
Stage IVa Sig CC 2 lvr mets 1/12 Ln
(3, =<3 lng spots at dx til 5/16)
=T3N1aM1a 4cmX4mm (lng not included)
dx 12/2014 at age 39
CEA 1/15-4.9, 12/16-4.9 again
neoadj FOLFOX 1/15-3/15 (4tx, 3w/1wo oxi)
Col/Lvr surg 4/23/15 NED
adj FOLFIRI start 6/15-9/15 (8tx, 5w/3wo iri)
1 sml lvr spot/cyst
12/6/16 multi lung spots/mets?
No longer NED :(
My tx ongoing-start 1/20/15
Adding your SIGNATURE, etc

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Maggie Nell » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:26 pm

Look out, it's the swinging 70s and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.... :shock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rQ6BBc8f6Y



Everlasting sweet desire
It don't matter what the doctor said
The healer man will sail away
Immortality for two
The miracles, they will come to you


The faith healer
The faith healer
Can I put my hands on you?
Can I put my hands on you?




I have to stop watching re-runs of Count Down at silly-o-clock :roll:
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 Joecool1983 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:33 pm

Happy- Pharrell!!!
Diagnosed 12/17/15- 32 years old- Tumor 3"x1.5" at the Rectosigmoid Colon
Stage IIIA T3N1M0
Radiation and chemotherapy(Xeloda pill form) January 2016- February 2016
4/11/16- Surgery to remove the tumor/colon resection. Robotic LAR/Dissection of Lymph Node. 1/19 showed any involvement
5/16-10/16- Follow up chemotherapy- FOLFOX, 8 Treatments
1/17- Routine CT scan found 3 Metastases on my Liver
4/17-8/17- 5 Treatments Avastin/Irinotecan

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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby Maggie Nell » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:39 am

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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 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:46 am

midlifemom wrote:I am not too into music but my teenage son is. Ever since my diagnosis he has been finding me music for the chemo sessions. My favorites are
"SWING Life Away" by Rise Against Band "the art of dying" - Let the Fire Burn...... first song is "If I can do this, I can do anything"
That song helps me remember how strong I am.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BblV6AQsd2s



"You must be true to yourself.
Strong enough to be true to yourself.
Brave enough to be strong enough to be true to yourself.
Wise enough to be brave enough to be strong enough to shape yourself from what you actually are."
~ Sylvia Ashton-Warner
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 HoneyJack » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:10 pm

Sorry if this has been posted already...

Tom Petty/I Won't Back Down

"Well I know what's right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I'll stand my ground and I won't back down"


Anything from Dave Matthews too instantly lifts me.

Funny thing about music. It makes you remember everything or forget everything.
Wife & mom
Right colectomy 4/2014 @41yrs old
Tubulovillous T2-N0-M0 0/30 nodes (located in Cecum)
Stage 1 colon well-mod differentiated
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5/2014 Chest CT showed enlarged lymph nodes/biopsied Sarcoidosis! (Not symptomatic)
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Re: Looking for inspirational or happy tunes

Postby CRguy » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:51 am

HoneyJack wrote:Anything from Dave Matthews too instantly lifts me.

Agreed ... including a glass of one of his wines !!!! ( Dreaming Tree Crush )
Funny thing about music. It makes you remember everything or forget everything.

also true of the wine ! :mrgreen:

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CR
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12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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