F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

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F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby skypup » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:25 am

Yep, I didn't think I'd get another road trip, but I am getting a break in both pain and the intensity of chemo (bless my current docs, they get the QOL thing) so I am taking to the road and going to the mountains once more. It is a bit late to camp, but I'll get to visit my brother, dear SIL and miracle-baby nephew (and legal weed) in Colorado, then off to Santa Fe to see dear friends, then to Las Cruces to be treated by Dr. Berkson of LDN fame. I'll post how the latter goes as it unfolds. I'll be mostly out of touch for three weeks, but no worries. I am grabbing a bit of my old life, me and my dog and some audiobooks and classic rock and thousands of miles of roads and friends and family and mountains...

F* you, cancer!

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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:31 am

Have a fantastic and safe trip. Enjoy yourself, your friends and family , your dog and the scenery. Yes, F**K cancer. Andre
2014
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stage IIIb
6 of 18 lymph nodes cancerous
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
8/25 - CT- Inc
9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
2015
3/2 - Clean colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
2016
3/23- clean CT
2017
2/22- clean CT
2018
3/21 - clean CT
4/11 - clean colonoscopy
2019
3/11 - clean CT
9/23 - Five-year release - Annual visits now !
Next colonoscopy - 2023

ONE DAY AT A TIME !

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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby janderson » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:49 am

That sounds awesome. I love the mountains. Enjoy yourself. Most importantly F****ck cancer.
DX 10-05 stage IV
liver resection 12-05 Folfox1-05 to 7-06
Liver resection 8-07 Folfiri 9-07 to 3-08
Liver resection 12-11
Recurrence 2/7/2014, liver, chestwall mets, 16 rounds chemo
7/3/14, y90 radioembolization, steady shrinkage
12/8/14, cryoablation to liver and chest wall
6/1 to 6/26 SBRT radio surgery
7/2 more cryo ablation to right lung
7/16 lung infection drain tube installed
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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby raym » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:00 am

Enjoy the trip! Glad you are able to get a break from the medical world for a bit.
3/11 IIIC +/FOLFOX
4/12 HIPEC
6/12 Chmo/Rad
9/12 XELIRI+Avast/Zltra
9/13 Plvic Absc,stpd chemo
11/13 Tumr rmvd frm Lap Port incis
12/13 Xeloda
1/14 Cardiac Issue no Xeloda/5FU
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8/14 Clin Trial
9/14 Infectn - Stpd Trial

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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby KWT » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:13 am

Skypup,you are definitely on track. I lived most of my life in the sierras and miss them the mountains in Oregon are wimpy :shock: not nearly enough rock.

FUCK CANCER.
:twisted:

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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby jean60 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:20 am

If you hear loud applause in the background, that's me (and many others, I am sure) Go for it!

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
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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby jgall » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:36 am

yay for you! Carpe Diem is so much less of a cliche' when you live with cancer.
DH Chris, 50, Dx Nov '10 Stg 4
cardiac arrest from 5-FU
Iri/Erbi, RFA, liver/colon resection, more Iri/Erbi
Oct14-Feb15 clinical trial
SIRT Apr15-unsuccessful
Stopped treatment May15
Hospice July15
Passed 8/15/15
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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby ziggymonster » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:50 am

Go for it....I love your attitude !!
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: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby peanut_8 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:55 am

Have a great time!
peanut
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby Valorie » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:12 pm

Like Kenny, I grew up in the Sierras. (Will leave the granite to him.). There's just something about the mountains. I really miss them, too. Have a great trip Skypup!! And yes, F Cancer!!
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Age 53 dx 2a CC 0/21 LN Oncotypedx score: 11
Sigmoidectomy 5/8/14
MSS No lymphovasular involvement,
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6/14-12/9/14 Xeloda 8 cycles
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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby bitchslapped » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:17 pm

Sounds wonderful...what are the chances you & Rob in PA crossed paths at a rest stop in CO? :o I think t-shirts w/screen names plastered on the front & back are in order here unless you two plan coordinates!

bs
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby ptfly » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:48 pm

Skypup wrote:Yep, I didn't think I'd get another road trip, but I am getting a break in both pain and the intensity of chemo (bless my current docs, they get the QOL thing) so I am taking to the road and going to the mountains once more. It is a bit late to camp, but I'll get to visit my brother, dear SIL and miracle-baby nephew (and legal weed) in Colorado, then off to Santa Fe to see dear friends, then to Las Cruces to be treated by Dr. Berkson of LDN fame. I'll post how the latter goes as it unfolds. I'll be mostly out of touch for three weeks, but no worries. I am grabbing a bit of my old life, me and my dog and some audiobooks and classic rock and thousands of miles of roads and friends and family and mountains...

F* you, cancer!


could not be happier for you. the only place I ever felt at home was in the 4 corners. If you pass by Durango crank up the tunes for us :lol: .
we have a little road trip tmrw too.
We will be looking for you on that long drive to Dallas.
Take your phone charger and post some pics for us.
Much love,
Paul and Tracie
Husband to Tracie with stage 4 CC. Liver Mets
DX 5-10-13. C resection 5-17-13. 5/17 LN
FOLFOX+AVI 6-11 thru 9-19-13
HAI pump on 10/31/2013 :) Stopped 9/14 :(
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Passed peacefully in my arms at home on 11/11/14

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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby MarkS. » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:25 pm

Love road trips. Have fun and make sure you stay hydrated.....
5/2010 DX'd Sigmoid CCr
6/2010 Colectomy. Sigmoid Colon
Stage 3C.T3 N2 M0; 6/14 Lymph Nodes
8/2010 FOLFOX: 12 Rounds
6/2011 NED
8/2012 Avastin/5FU Lung Mets
3/2013 CT/PET Normal
6/2013 Xeloda/Avastin Maintenance
2/2014, 9/2014 CT/PET Clear
4/2016 17mm Lung Met
5/2016 CyberKnife
6/2016 85% Tumor Reduction

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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby Voxx66 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:36 pm

Go for it! I hope you have a great time and maybe even post some pictures.
DX and resect 10/2012 age 46
Stage IIa CRC
liver mets both lobes 8/2013
CEA 28
FOLFOX + Avastin 8/26/13 3 rounds
Folfox only 3 rds + rd 8
platelets low round 7,9,10 5FU only
1/14 CEA 1.0 y90
5fu
10/14 mets lung and peri
1/15 Folfiri

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Re: F* cancer, I'm going on walkabout...

Postby Maia » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:37 pm

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Image Rock it, girl! F*ck c*ncer!
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