O/T. Please pray for me today! UPDATED :-(

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O/T. Please pray for me today! UPDATED :-(

Postby Bev G » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:47 am

Hello Pals. My move to VT is today. It is currently 25F in Pittsburgh. My driveway is a frozen solid piece of ice. The packing isn't quite finished, but hopefully will be as the movers start taking stuff out. My Luc had a possum encounter several nights ago and has many bites that I hope are not becoming infected, but I can't tell because he's so furry, and no way I have time to take him to the Vet. I am beyond exhausted, and way too anxious today. Steve flew to Hartford Ct on Monday to be away from all the mess (and germs) of the move. He is with our daughter and is not feeling well at all. Sleeping for very long periods of time. He is being admitted to Dartmouth a week from today for more chemo.

For my praying friends, please pray for everyone's safety who is involved in this very big move in the ice (and it is supposed to snow later today), and that we will get through today with some degree of peace and calm. For me, I think it is getting over with just in time. My son will drive my car with the dog and cat as far as Syracuse whenever the movers are done packing today, we'll stay there tonight in a pet-friendly place, and then drive the last 5 hours to VT tomorrow. My daughter will being Steve home on Friday, after the movers have finished unloading at the new house.

Thanks for the many well wishes I know you have. You sustain me in all the hard times. Love you all.

xox

Bev
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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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Postby cashmere » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:00 am

Oh Bev, it is finally here!!! I am sorry about the conditions, but so glad it will be over soon. I am also pleased that Steve is elsewhere. I will pray that everyone gets through the move safely. I hope Luc is ok also, I know that can be very worrisome.

On a side note, we went into Boston to a pet friendly hotel over the weekend and we all had a blast!! I know your stay is not necessarily for fun, just wanted to share.

XO, Pearl
Stage III
Diagnosed 4/07 at 51
36 rad/24/7 chemo bag
surg 9/07
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ileo reversal 5/08
NED since 9/07!!
Just resolved my 13th blockage
Been able to control blockage issues with fiber supplements!!

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Postby jean60 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:07 am

Dear Bev, Moves are always stressful and yours is complicated by so many extra stressful things. I will be thinking of you and sending positive thoughts today..you have touched so many here, it will be coming back to you. Thankful for the family members who are helping to make this go smoothly and we will be waiting to hear it is accomplished! Hang on.

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.
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Postby raym » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:05 am

Sending you and yours positive thoughts!
3/11 IIIC +/FOLFOX
4/12 HIPEC
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Postby ams5796 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:13 am

Sending good wishes to you today for a safe move. I love Vermont so I think you're going to a gorgeous area. My daughter went to Dartmouth College and we thought it was beautiful up there. I hope this all goes well for you and Steve.


Ann
Stage 3C (or 4?) Rectal Cancer 01/07
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Postby Hapa » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:30 am

Praying that your trip is safe & that the weather cooperates!
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Postby skypup » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:42 am

Bev, prayers going up for you morning and night. And holding you in light that you may find the strength to get through this without cratering at the end (although a weekend at a five-star hotel might be in order for you!). And sending up a prayer for Luc, as well, that he recovers without incident.

One foot in front of the other right now, dear one.

Much love,
your Skypuppy

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Postby Guinevere » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:56 am

For prayers being said for safety of everyone and everything involved in this move. So glad Steve's out of it but sorry he's feeling so crappy with more to come next week. You've got some awesome kids there, Bev and what a blessing they are!! Just take your time and be safe.

God bless ~
Guinevere
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Postby Bev G » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:27 pm

So, the truck driver (who acted somewhat bizarrely when he came with his packers two days ago) came in with unimaginable hostility and aggressiveness this morning. Yelled at me, cursed about the ice on the driveway. I felt very threatened and I suppose that just wound up being it for me. I collapsed in tears (and I tend to be tough!) and my son told him he had to leave the house, then locked all the doors behind him. I've officially come unglued now. I've been having this feeling that I'm heading over the edge, and now I have I guess. My attorney and amazing friend Jeff has dealt with the moving company, and my great friend Brooks has figured out a probably doable though slightly wacky alternative plan that we're going to go with I guess. I think this would be somewhat less hard if my DH wasn't scheduled to go into the hospital next Wednesday, in Vermont. Holy smoke this sucks!
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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Postby deb1223 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:31 pm

Bev, prayers have been sent. Hope things start going better for you.

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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Postby vickitwo » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:43 pm

Oh my! Way to add more stress to an already stressful situation. I hope plan B goes without a hitch. I feel for you Bev. Sending good vibes your way if that helps at all. I know you will be so happy and relieved when this move is all behind you. (((hugs))).
Vicki

DH Dx 1/2012 @ age 52
stage IV CC
transverse colon,omentum, cecum,liver,lungs,L5
9 rounds of Folfox, Avastin,
5FU/Leucovorin/Avastin
radiation tx to L5 and hips
Folfiri/Zaltrap
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Postby Rheaeliza » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:03 pm

Oh Bev, I don't know how you have held it together until now! I hope this day gets better for you!!!

xoxo,
Rhea
12/7/12: 30 yrs. old, Dx stage 4b.mets to liver, ovary, nodes, ommentum.
7 months chemo, shrinkage!
8/26/13 HIPEC, colon resection,hysterectomy, appndx, gallbladder out.
9/12/13:leak in colon, temp. loop ileost, home 9/18
11/3/13: liver resect.
1/2014 Ostomy reversal, one week later, abcess surg., fistula, tpn.
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Postby ziggymonster » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:04 pm

I can not even imagine your stress level.....be easy on yourself.....sending positive energy your way. At least Vt is such a beautiful place.
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
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Postby michelle c » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:10 pm

Praying for you and Steve, Bev. What a jerk that moving guy was - as if you don't have enough on your plate. So glad that you have wonderful friends and family around to help you. Lean on them.

love and hugs to you
25 May 09 Dx with CC (sigmoid colon) 2 days after my 44th b'day
CEA prior to surgery 4.7
3 Jun 09 LAR - Stage III 3/10 lymph nodes
6 Jul - 10 Dec 09 12 cycles FOLFIRI
Genetic testing - inconclusive for Lynch
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Postby some » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:47 pm

Bev,

I'm so sorry that guy was a jerk to you. He had no right to be so asinine.

I wish you the best in figuring out the move and getting home to Steve. I know the worry you must feel for him in anticipation of his chemo next week.

I can't wait for you to be settled in your new home and hope the holidays will be wonderful for you up there in beautiful Vermont (I've never been, but the photos I've seen are amazing).

xoxo

Serena
DH (age 41) diag Stage IV mets to peritoneum - July 2012 (undetectable on CT PET or MRI)
Folfox 7 & Avastin started July 2012 CEA, CA 19-9 not indicators
HIPEC surgery 1/18/13
Folfiri/Erbitux - March 2013
Lots of prayers.


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