Gratitude Thread

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elise
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby elise » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:00 pm

I'm glassful for the end of this chemo cycle where I was able to wake up early (after being sucker punched in the eye by my dog's paw... twice... I adore my dogs);
do laundry without being winded by the stairs;
do a killer crossfit workout at my crossfit gym with an amazing community including my husband and best friend where I was able to run 1600m/1mile, do a bunch of kettle bell stuff, burpees, lunges... My body moved and supported me instead of failing me;
lunch with my husband and best friend;
decluttering a space that needed it;
resting here and feeling part of a community of people that are so freaking strong.

Chemo will come on Monday but for now, I get to be me.

Elise
2012
Feb - Stage 2 (T3 N0 M0) CC @ 30
Mar - R hemicolectomy, 18 LN
May-Nov 6 - Chemo (8 Xeloda)
2013
Feb - NED
2014
Feb - NED
May - Stage 4 - 1 liver met @ 32
Jun - Liver resection
Oct - CLEAN SCAN
Aug-Jan - FOLFOX 5 rounds, 5FU X 6
2015
Ap, Oct - NED
2016
Mar - NED

tammylayne
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby tammylayne » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:04 pm

Loving this....you have all reminded me of so many more things...thank you. I am grateful for all of your replies! :!:
51 F
'06 Stage 1 CC,
'10 Stage 3 Rectal

"You never know how strong you are until you have to become your own hero."

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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby WifeOfMike » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:35 pm

I am grateful for every minute of every day I get to spend with my family- through the laughter & the tears
I am grateful for the friends I have met here... who help me get through the tough times & make me laugh when I need it most
I am grateful for the sun shining on my neighborhood and the flowers, fruit trees, grass, butterflies and birds I see in my yard
I am grateful I still have my mom & she is doing tremendously, although I wish she were living with me now rather than later
I am grateful for my dearest friend Sharon.... who is there through the dark & the light & is a true Angel on Earth

Thanks for the Post... good day for simple good thoughts
Vicki
Bad Ass WIFE
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
Guardian Angel 1/1/15
Cost of HOPE? PRICELESS

lauragb
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby lauragb » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:11 pm

Today I am grateful for this beautiful fall day and evening, that I could eat healthy food and spend time in the woods with my dogs. I am grateful every day for my loving, supportive family.
RC 3B 7/2011 @ 53
Chemoradiation 5 weeks 8/11
LAR-Hysterect-temp ileo
pCR, 0/23 nodes
Folfox 1/12, Xeloda 2/12 to 5/12
Reversal 5/12
SBO,lysis of adhesions 12/12
NED 11/12, 11/13, 6/16

LeighB
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby LeighB » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:26 pm

It was a beautiful day today.
I am getting to know my fathers friends and sisters in a way that would never have been possible.
Daughter of Father
CRC dx 09
Collapsed lung 7/12
Mets to the bone, liver, lung and adrenal gland
Flofox6 started 1/13
Chemo Break 1/14
More Chemo 6/14
Lost ability to stand 9/15/14
Radiation 9/18/14

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singingholly
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby singingholly » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:11 am

I'm grateful for my smiling strong and loving husband.
Olivia
Dec2011 sigm IIIst res T3N1(2/18)M0 Xelox
Oct2012 5liv.mets Dec 2012 liv.res
Jan2013 1liv.met Folfiri+avastin
Jul2013 liv.res Folfiri+/av
Feb2014 10+2lu.mets & 1abd node Folfoxiri+SBRT
Sep2014 Res rx l. BUT spot on diaph:SBRT
Dec2014 3+6lu.mets.Immuno

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Bev G
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby Bev G » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:13 am

I am so grateful for the Colon Club and for my friends and family here. There is so much love, so much support, so much emotional energy among a group of "sick" people.
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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pollo65
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby pollo65 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:31 am

I am truly grateful for this tough old body that keeps taken a licking but keeps on ticking, for my animals that make me get up every morning for friends and this incredible CC family that makes me laugh, cry and be grateful for path and journey.
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
Iri+avastin
chemo break

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Frenchie's Wife
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:08 pm

I am grateful that this terrible sickness has not overwhelmed and depressed me. I am also grateful that it has not shaken my faith in God.
Caregiver to DH 59 yr, male, Stage IV at Dx
Dx Sept 2009
Liver,bladder mets, 5 surgeries
Lots of chemo
Inoperable lung mets nov 2013
Stopped all treatments in February 2014 due to QOL issues
I am in God's hands now !!
Feb 2015 - too many new mets to count !
At peace July 9, 2017

justin case
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby justin case » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:52 pm

When there are a lot of things to be negative about, Tammy, Chrissy, and Dianne Vega, seem to come up with some good reasons to enjoy what you possess in your heart. I would bet they have a broad network of friends. I am always happy to see positive thoughts, and they give me pleasure when they are expressed.
Michael
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

Nodak
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby Nodak » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:10 pm

I am grateful for my husband who's smile never dims through his diagnosis and treatment. He is my sunshine everyday.
02/13 Stage IV cc liver KRAS +
folfox,avastin
5/13 ben brain tx
6/13 DVT /PE
09/13 Liver res
11/13 recur Folfiri w/iranotecan
1/14 lung
6/14 CEA 203
7/14 CEA 998
8/14 CEA 1126 Stivarga H F synd
9/14 CEA 1706 Xeloda w/oxilaplatin 12/14 Fail

skypup
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby skypup » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:10 am

I am grateful for evenings like tonight, spent sharing a meal with my best friends, the ones I know will be with me throughout this walk, with our two dogs, who are like the best of sisters, at our sides. Then I get to come home and check on my CC friends. So good.

rosa01
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby rosa01 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:34 am

I am grateful for my loving husband who always wakes up with a wonderful smile every day. For all the support I get from all my colon club family.

This is a great idea.

Sheila
DX 12/11 DH Stg 4 cc age 60
12/20/1 1 lungs mets
2/1/12 started chemo oxe/ava/5-fu
3/12 liver mete fnd
5/12 new chemo irt/Eberix
8/12 lung surg
10/12 irt/Eberix
11/22- 02/2013 NED
02/13 nw right lung met
06/13 2 New liver lesion
06/13 chemo ?

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singingholly
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby singingholly » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:22 am

I'm grateful for the gentle sun of september that shines on me today.
Dec2011 sigm IIIst res T3N1(2/18)M0 Xelox
Oct2012 5liv.mets Dec 2012 liv.res
Jan2013 1liv.met Folfiri+avastin
Jul2013 liv.res Folfiri+/av
Feb2014 10+2lu.mets & 1abd node Folfoxiri+SBRT
Sep2014 Res rx l. BUT spot on diaph:SBRT
Dec2014 3+6lu.mets.Immuno

tammylayne
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Re: Gratitude Thread

Postby tammylayne » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:09 am

I am grateful for Monday. ALways used to hate them...now....I embrace them. Every day is a good day...one to be enjoyed, appreciated...

Happy Monday to everyone...may you also find something to be grateful for. :D
51 F
'06 Stage 1 CC,
'10 Stage 3 Rectal

"You never know how strong you are until you have to become your own hero."


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