Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

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Nanette
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Re: Very upset!

Postby Nanette » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:18 am

Thank you so much for your replies! Bob's wife told me his pulse-ox went up to an 88 this morning! He had a fever of a 103.6 last night, but it dropped down to 100.8 this morning. They are worried about his kidneys as he is not urinating much. He is also in a drug-induced coma. They also have him on a drug so he does not dream. They want to save all of his energy to fight this infection. He is still gravely ill, but it looks like he is fighting!!!

Please keep the prayers coming!!!! They are working!!!!

-Nanette
Husband, Bruce - diag. 12/07/08 at age 50
Stage IIIB CC, poorly diff, muc. adeno, sig. ring cell
Stage I bladder cancer
1 of 17 LN affected
Colonectomy 12/11/08
Finished chemo/rad on 8/19/09
Four years NED on 12/11/12 - Thank God!!
Livin' life!!!!!!

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Re: Very upset!

Postby Nanette » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:50 am

chp wrote:Praying for your friend and his family! Hope Bruce has nothing serious going on!
Cathy



Cathy - Bruce had an episode of rectal bleeding on Sunday. It literally scared the shit out of us!! We were at the ER for four hours that night. He can't get in to see his GI doctor until this Monday. He had a lot of scans and colonoscopies done at that hospital, so the ER doc did look at them. Bruce has internal hemorrhoids and diverticulitis. The blood was maroon in color. He did have a bleeding ulcer last year and was on Prilosec. He stopped taking Prilosec (after the ulcer was healed) because it interfered with his Synthroid. We don't have an answer, but we are praying it is either diverticulitis or another bleeding ulcer. It is always something... :| He was not supposed to have a colonoscopy until next year (he had no polyps last year), but he will definitely be getting one, along with another endoscopy.

Please keep Bruce as well as Bob in your thoughts and prayers. Bruce will be hitting his official five year mark on December 11 - cancer free. We want to keep it that way!!!!

Thanks and I love you guys!!!
-Nanette
Husband, Bruce - diag. 12/07/08 at age 50
Stage IIIB CC, poorly diff, muc. adeno, sig. ring cell
Stage I bladder cancer
1 of 17 LN affected
Colonectomy 12/11/08
Finished chemo/rad on 8/19/09
Four years NED on 12/11/12 - Thank God!!
Livin' life!!!!!!

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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby Nanette » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:56 pm

It is sad to say with a heavy heart, our friend Bob, passed away this afternoon. They attempted to do dialysis on him as his kidneys shut down and he went into cardiac arrest. :cry:

He was a healthy 51 year old guy until he was diagnosed with freaking rectal cancer in July. He did the chemo/rads with no problem. Then he had his rectal surgery with no problem, went home, and then started having issues (blockage). Cancer sucks!!! This is not fair. I am very bitter about this. This should have never happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you again for your prayers. Bob is in a much better place.

-Nanette
Husband, Bruce - diag. 12/07/08 at age 50
Stage IIIB CC, poorly diff, muc. adeno, sig. ring cell
Stage I bladder cancer
1 of 17 LN affected
Colonectomy 12/11/08
Finished chemo/rad on 8/19/09
Four years NED on 12/11/12 - Thank God!!
Livin' life!!!!!!

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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby Ashlee H. » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:13 pm

Nanette - I'm so sorry for your loss of a special friend. You are right, it isn't fair and cancer sucks.
Stage IV w/liver met dx 7-1-09
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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby Kimmicita » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:59 am

So sorry for your loss, Nanette. Life can be so cruel and unfair. I'll be thinking about you and Bob's other loved ones.
1995 Dx UC
11/8 Dx CC (splenic flexure mass)
11/15 biopsies (-) cancer/pre-cancer, CEA >0.5, clear CT, local nodes lit up
12/06 subtotal colectomy, temp ileostomy
01/06 path = 7 cm juvenile polyp (not cancer)
2014 ileoanal anastomosis or j-pouch (TBD)

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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby WorriedWife » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:07 am

I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your friend. :( So, so sorry it's come to this. My prayers are with you guys.
Hubby
CC Stg. 2b
Dx 6/12
surgery & reconnect
opted out Folfox
Pet Scan Aug NED
abscess/fistula for over a year
ongoing Dec 2013
Praying for each and every one of you

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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby so-scared » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:02 am

I am so sorry. I feel for all that cared for him. Nothing like getting caught off guard when all had gone so well. You are sooooo right .... cancer sucks!
DH 51 yo
dx 5/16/11 stg 4 RC
mets both lobes liver & lung
6/11 chem/rad
FOLFOX 9-12/11
12/11 TME/liver resect/rfa (15 tumors)
more Folfox w/Avastin
5/12 innumerable mets liver
Folfox/Avas FAIL
9/12 FOLFIRI/Erb FAIL
HAI pump 12/12
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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby vickitwo » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:55 am

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Cancer is so cruel.
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
12/13/13 Folfox/Avastin
1/4/2014 passed away @ Hospice House- age 54

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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby deb1223 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:11 am

Sorry for the loss of your friend. Both families will be in my prayers.

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: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby NWgirl » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:40 am

I'm so sorry Nanette.
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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby Guinevere » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:05 am

Nanette, I'm so very sorry. My prayers for you and your family as well as Bob's family.

God bless ~
Guinevere
Hrt atk - Feb 11
CRC4 DX - Apr 11
APR liver rsct, procto - Jul 11
Folfox/Avastin - Sep 11
Xeliri - Nov 11
Iritux - Jun 12
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Iritux - Mar 13
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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby ziggymonster » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:54 pm

I,too, am very sorry to hear this......I hate this damn disease....it is so unfair....
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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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby JudyM » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:51 pm

wow that was fast. I'm so sorry. I hate cancer.
DH, 56yrs,
Dx 9/1/11,Stage 4 RCa with liver mets, 1N.
9/14 folfox-Avastin
4/12 erbitux & irinotecan
11/12 radiation + xeloda
7/13 small lesions in both lungs, some nodes, liver gone beserk
8/13 folfiri+zaltrap
11/21 chemo fail.
121-20 flown away

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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby teachpdx » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:03 pm

Nanette, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's a hard hit and I hope you find some joy and/or peace in your life somewhere in an unexpected way.
4/24/12 RC T3N1M0 age 53
5/23-7/2 - 26 chemorad - Xeloda
7/16 Lynch- MSH2
8/28 LAR w/ temp ileo, CR, 0/11,M0, hysterectomy
10/13 6 cycles Xeloda - completed only 1 1/2 due to HFS
3/12/13 - reversal
8/13 NED
6/15 - HFS gone!

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Re: Very upset! UPDATE - our friend passed away

Postby Nanette » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:44 pm

Thanks, everyone. It is still a shock to all of us... :cry: If there is anything positive out of this at all, it is Bob is no longer suffering.

Rest in peace, Bob. Please look after Karen and the boys...we'll miss you.
Husband, Bruce - diag. 12/07/08 at age 50
Stage IIIB CC, poorly diff, muc. adeno, sig. ring cell
Stage I bladder cancer
1 of 17 LN affected
Colonectomy 12/11/08
Finished chemo/rad on 8/19/09
Four years NED on 12/11/12 - Thank God!!
Livin' life!!!!!!


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