My love has passed on

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby KWT » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:35 pm

I'm very sorry,and hoping that you and your family are doing as well as anyone could in this tough time.

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby trapbear » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:00 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Husband Dx with Stage 3 CC in Dec 07
Xelox Jan-July 08
Lung mets Jan 09
Folfiri plus Avastin Mar-May 10
5FU plus Avastin May 10-current
2 liver mets March 13, continue 5 FU & Avastin
liver RFA Oct 13, hospice June 14, at peace Sept 2, 2014

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby Rob in PA » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:36 pm

Kathleen, i am so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I pray for you and your family and that Dick is finally at peace.

Strength to you...

dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby ColOrPan » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:34 pm

Dear Kathleen,

I think we all struggle the find the words that might lessen each other's pain but it just doesn't work that way. So all I can say is that I am very sorry that you and Dick had to face this monstruous disease and that you are now without your beloved husband.

06/2012 DH rare intestinal type Ampullary/duodenal cancer. They extrapolate from colon cancer. FOLFOX 6 been working since Aug 2013. Feb 2014 once a month folfox as maintenance.
May 2014 Folfiri - fail
Starting off-label JAKAFI 08/25/14

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby FatBob2012 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:49 pm

Dear Kathleen, I have no words to add. Just my hope that you will be comforted and ultimately at peace with this tragic loss; with sorrow, Art
Stage IV 5/2012
FOLFOX + Avastin
Liver res 7/2012
Chemo 9/2012
NED 10/2012
CEA @ 5 mets lung&liver 12/13
Liver spot 3.7 x 2.5 cm found January 2014
Cystectomy 2/14
3/14 FOLFIRI 8 treatments
10/14 CEA 3 with stable METS
12/14 CEA 51 :-((

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby chrissyrice » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:50 pm

Kathleen and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad that Dick passed so peacefully and is no longer suffering.

Please know we will always be here for you.

Chrissy Rice
DX 10-31-09 Surgery 12-1-09 Sigmoid Colon
Stage IIIb T3,N2,MX; Chemo Feb 2010-Aug 2010; 4 rounds Folfox; 8 rounds 5FU +LV
12/2010 PET/CT Scan, Cancer Free
7/2012 CT Scan NED 2 years
10/2013 NED 3 years
8/2014 NED 4 years
Recurrence 6/2015: iliac lymph node(s)
8/2015 Surgery: 3 cm tumor removed+iliac artery graft
3/2016 CT Scan Stable
6/2016 Stable
9/2016 Stable
12/2016 Stable
3/2017 Stable
Recurrence 6/2017
12/2017 Surgery removed all cancer w/ clean margins
07-27-2018 Cancer-free for 7 months

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby Delinda » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:14 pm

Dearest Kathleen, my heart breaks for you and the entire family at the terrible loss of that wonderful man. I hope his readiness and deep faith bring a measure of comfort. We are here for you as you face the next part of this difficult journey. We all love you & think of you often. With love, Delinda
62 yo wife & mom
4/14 dx stage IIIC colon cancer
4.5cm tumor, 9/28 nodes
temp colostomy, take down 6/14
7/14 start FOLFOX, 6 mo

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby mymom » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:16 pm

I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you.
Stage 4 CC DX 5/11
colon/livr rsct 5/11(1 met)
Folfox July-11/11
NED to 5/12
New Primry BC-4/12,Stage 1
2 livermet 5/2012
Liver rsct,HAI 6/12,Folfiri
NED to 10/13,1 liver met,ablation, Folfiri
NED to 12/14, another spot
3/15 NED
Ablation 1 liver met 10/15
1/16-current NED

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby CaliforniaBagMan » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:24 pm


You took amazingly good care of the husband that you love. That is one of the greatest things possible and I know that Dick appreciated it more than words can express.

Peace, love, and prayers to you and your family .....
CT guided biopsy on mass - still NED !!!
CT scan finds new 2x3cm mass on 10/09
APR surgery 11/07; NED thereafter
Folfox/radiation 9/07-10/07
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Re: My love has passed on

Postby Krim4fun » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:44 pm


I am so sorry to hear your heartbreaking news. I have been following Your posts of Dick's journey and he was so very lucky to have you by his side. My heart goes out to you and your family. May your God comfort you during this difficult time. Praying for you.

Kim, 48
9/25/13 Dx @ 47 Stage IIIB T3N1M0
10/14/13 to 11/22/13 Chemoradiation (5FU)
1/22/14 LAR surgery, J pouch, temp iliostomy
3/18/14 to 6/23/14 Oxaliplatin & xeloda
6/30/14 CT Scan
7/2/14 NED!
9/10/14. Reversal & hernia repair

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby Julie YW » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:53 pm

Kathleen, to say I'm sorry is entirely inadequate. But I am truly sorry. Thank you for sharing your and dick's experience. It helps me to understand what my husband may face and therefore allows me to prepare and help him prepare should I fall before this disease. I wish you much peace and comfort.

DX July 2013, 37yo
12 of 68 LN
Stage IV w/ drop peri met
Folfox 8/12/13
Clean scans 1/24/14
Rising CEA 2/13/14
HIPEC 3/13/14
Folfiri 4/21/14
Recurrence in lungs 12/19/14
Xeloda & Avastin
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Re: My love has passed on

Postby WifeOfMike » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:04 am

Dearest Kathleen,

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your darling husband Dick
We were with you, Dick, Your family & friends through the entire journey
We will ALWAYS be here for you

Aloha Darling Kathleen
Rest in Peace Dick

Much Love,
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Hubs: CRC IVA,T3, N0, M1A
Resect/LN Mets 10/12
Folfox4/Avastin 11/12-5/13
Folfiri/Erbitux 6/13-10/13
Stivarga 12/13-4/14
Trial 4/14-/14
Trial 8/14-11/14
HOME Hospice 11/17/14
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Re: My love has passed on

Postby beccab1 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:54 am

So sorry Kathleen. Thank you for sharing. When I read your posts I always think, what a loving, strong and graceful person you are. Your kind spirit always shows. I wish the best for you, your family and friends as you move forward.
My husband, Eric, dx @ age 35
Stage IIIb RC (T3N1M0), 3/10
Finished 6 weeks rad/xeloda 5/10
Surgery 7/10, Lap LAR, Colonic J Pouch, Temp. Ileostomy
Xelox (5 rounds)
Takedown 12/13/10
Clear CT - 2011-2015

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby Nanette » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:20 pm

My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Kathleen. Dick is now at peace and has joined the other angels. Cherish all of the good times you have made and one day, we will all meet our loved ones again.

Please know Bruce and I have you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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: My love has passed on

Postby SoConfused » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:26 pm

deeply saddened by your loss. I know this must be a very difficult time for you and your family - and am praying for your peace and understanding as you adjust to your new normal.
Stage IV CC

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