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JAIN DB
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my dad passed away peacefully after a long battle of 5 years

Postby JAIN DB » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:02 am

Dear All,

My dad passed away on October 17,2013 peacefully in the hospital . He fought this battle for 5 long years . He had no pain or distress at the end which gives us lots of relief and satisfaction . My mom , brother and me were holding his hands when he passed.

Keep up the high spirits and have a strong will power . my dad was given 3-6 months when diagnosed but lived nearly for 5 years with lung and liver and brain mets.

Amen
dad 68 Dx stage 4
mCRC 02/09
solitary met to lung
resection rectum 5/09
liver lung brain mets 5/10
cyberknife lung gammaknife brain
chemo xeloda/oxi/erbitux

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Re: my dad passed away peacefully after a long battle of 5 y

Postby Bev G » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:51 am

I am deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved father. What a strong, loving and determined advocate and supporter you have been. I will pray for your peace, and wonderful, sustaining memories as you and your family move forward.

Bev
58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Re: my dad passed away peacefully after a long battle of 5 y

Postby kiwiinoz » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:07 am

Dear Jain

My deepest condolences to you and your family. I have always followed your storey and all I can really say is that I am glad that your Father is no longer in pain or distress.

Time doesn't heal all wounds, but it does dull them, and I believe he fought a good, tough fight.

Keep his memories close to your heart and best wishes

Kiwi
Stage IV Rectal Cancer (39 Year old male at dx)
pT3N0M1 (wish that was M0)
Diagnosed 05 Dec 2012
LAR 05 Jan 2013
VATS 27 Feb 2013
FOLOFX April 2013 - Sep 2013
Clear Scan 03 Dec 2013 - 22 May 2019
Port Out 26 March 2015

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Postby jean60 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:14 am

I am so very sorry for your loss. It is good to hear he was in no pain at the end and that you were able to be there with him. Peace to you in the days to come...

Jean
Dx Rectal Cncr 5/12
Stage III
5 weeks Chemo (5FU) & Radiation completed
LAR with temporary ileostomy 9/12, complete response
Began FOLFOX 10/12. oxil reduced after tx 1, eliminated after tx 2. Now 5FU.
Finished 1/13
Ileostomy reversal 5/13

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Postby deb1223 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:44 am

So sorry to hear about your dad. I pray you find peace and comfort in Christ during your time of grieve.

Debbie
52 Yr. old Female, DX July 2010
Stage IV CC, 21 mets to liver, 1 to lungs
12 Rounds Folfox
To date no surgeries
Enlarged spleen
Been on Avastin only since Mar. 2011
I WILL SURVIVE WITH GOD'S HELP!

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Re: my dad passed away peacefully after a long battle of 5 y

Postby skypup » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:44 am

I'm so sorry for your loss, and I thank you for your words of encouragement -- what a great life your dad lived when being giving such a short time originally! So glad your family was together.

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Postby Icesk8tr » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:45 am

Jain,
My condolences to you and your family.

Christine
Stage IV CC 2010

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Postby very worried husband » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:59 am

Sorry to hear about your loss and accept my deepest condolences.
Glad your father was in no pain. I have followed your father's story , and just want to let you know that you are an incredible son.
Glad that your father had you in the time of this horrible disease.
Caregiver to Wife age25
Diagnosed Colon IIIB Jan2011
7/29 Nodes +
5FU+Oxi in china. Feb-Aug 2011
CEA@Diagnose:0.79
Immunological chemistry: Ki-67 (+), MSH2(+), MLH1(++), ERCC1 (-)
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Postby Laurettas » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:00 am

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. It sounds that you have found peace with his journey and that is a huge blessing. May you continue to experience this peace in the weeks and months ahead.
DH 58 4/11 st 4 SRC CC
Lymph, peri, lung
4/11 colon res
5-10/11 FLFX, Av, FLFRI, Erb
11/11 5FU Erb
1/12 PET 2.4 Max act.
1/12 Erb
5/12 CT ext. new mets
5/12 Xlri
7/12 bad CT
8/12 5FU solo
8/12 brain met
9/12 stop tx
11/4/12 finished race,at peace

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Postby pollo65 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:55 am

So sorry for the loss of your Dad but find it bouying that he did not suffer at the end. It is great that he had the time with his family.
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
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Re: my dad passed away peacefully after a long battle of 5 y

Postby Maia » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:14 am

JAIN DB wrote:my dad was given 3-6 months when diagnosed but lived nearly for 5 years with lung and liver and brain mets.
Amen


I'm sure that you being such a great advocate for him had a lot to do with the fact that he had such 'extra' time with the family. May he rest in peace and may peace and love accompany you ((Jain))

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Postby CRguy » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:12 am

Sending sincere condolences for your family's loss.

In Harmony
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Re: my dad passed away peacefully after a long battle of 5 y

Postby luvmymom » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:45 am

Dear Ritu,

I remember your posts from before. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and so glad that your father's passing was peaceful and that he was surrounded by loving family.

From what you wrote before, your father sounds like he was an amazing person. My heart goes out to you. It is so random that someone with exemplary self-discipline and health is struck with colorectal cancer, in a country where it is not even a common illness. I guess there is nothing one can do about the hand one is dealt, but you and your family played that hand with tremendous courage. I am sure that your father's health and discipline--as well as your staying informed and proactive about his treatment--gave him the gift of extra years with you.

Your last thread blew me away. You were so calm and so courageous and articulated the details of your father's treatment so well, and were even concerned with helping others with metastatic cancer. Even now, you encourage others. Without ever having met you, I can see that your father lives in you.

Hugs, and best wishes.
Daughter of mom dx @ 68, Stage IIIB (T3N1) rectal.
Colonoscopy 11/19/12. Dx adenocarcinoma 11/28/12.
LAR 1/2/13. Port 2/4/13.
2-7/13: FOLFOX6 (4x). Xeloda+radiation (28x). FOLFOX6 (4 tx).
9/25/13--1st CT post-tx. NED.
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Re: my dad passed away peacefully after a long battle of 5 y

Postby SoConfused » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:55 am

Hi Ritu - I am very sorry about your loss. Thinking about and praying for you and your family. Thanks for sharing your dad's inspiring journey with the board.
Stage IV CC

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Postby ziggymonster » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:01 pm

I am sorry for your loss, my MIL passed last Wed from complications due her recent colon cancer surgery......all so tragic....I hate cancer.
DX advanced prostate cancer 2002
2014 still fighting mPca , failed surgery, radiation, hormone
DX Stage IIIa Rectal Cancer 12/12 1 of 12 nodes +
LAR permanent colostomy 1/13
Folfox 2/13 - 7/13 clear CT CEA 1.2
7/14 liver met chemo the resect in Oct
6/15 2 pos lung mets watching for now


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