In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE*** + photos

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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby lauragb » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:31 am

And you gave him the best send off. May he continue to soar and rest in sweet peace. And it's hugs and peace for you. You are one amazing person.

Light and love.
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
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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby KWT » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:58 am

I'm very sorry Vicki.

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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby peanut_8 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:50 am

Sincerest condolences to you and your boys Vicki.
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby tammylayne » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:55 pm

My deepest condolences Vicki to you and your family. Please be kind to yourself in the coming days...weeks...months. May the love you shared wrap itself around you and bring you strength.

Gentle hugs....
51 F
'06 Stage 1 CC,
'10 Stage 3 Rectal

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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby Maddielolo » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:07 pm

Thinking of you, your family and mike. Love all around...

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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby CM35 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:17 pm

I am so sorry... I am thinking of you and your family. Hugs.
stg IV 4/2013 @34 - liver, ovary/peritoneum
Lots of chemo, surgery and good luck - still doing well 03/2016...

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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby sjring » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:52 pm


So sorry to hear Mike passed. You did give him an amazing final few weeks, and send off. Thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

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50 YO Husband & father of 2 teenagers.
DX 9/9/13 Stage 4 cc (at age 48)
16 Rounds FOLFOX + Avastin (Oct-13 to May-14)
Maintenance chemo - Avastin & 5-FU infusions (Jun-14 to Jul-15)
Jul-15: Mets to lymph nodes, resuming FOLFOX
Sep-15: MRI showed stability, back to maintenance chemo.

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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby justin case » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:01 pm

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7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby bitchslapped » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:08 pm

Dearest Sister Vicki - From one caregiver to another; this you know, Mike knows, your sons know, your friends here know:

You give your time, you give your hands, you give your heart.

Please accept my most deep & sincere condolences.

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
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
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DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby alphagam » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:11 pm

I am so sorry for your loss and so sure that Mike knew of your love. I can only say I'm so sorry

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EUS stated T3 tumor
2nd opinion, need better path
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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby mom_2_3 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:16 pm


My most sincere condolences to you and your family. I have been in awe and have had such admiration for the care and devotion that you have given your love. I keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

I know you will be with him again someday.
CC discovered during c-section (11/4/08)
Diagnosed Stage IV 11/10/08 -- Happy 39th Birthday! 5 bilobar liver mets
02/09: Colectomy, liver resection, HAI pump implanted, 7 of 42 nodes
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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby Georgie » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:17 pm


I have watched over time as you posted and one thing was very very clear. That is the love you have for your dear husband. I am sorry his journey is over, but I'm sure he will continue to watch over you, free from the burden of cancer. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby Flabingo » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:37 pm

Vicki - I am so very sorry to hear about Mike. Thank you for sharing your journey and passion with us.
41 F
3C CRC, 6/27 nodes
T3, N2, M0
7/9/14: Large tumor in sigmoid/upper rectum
7/15/14: LAR robotic laproscopic
8/15/14: First round FOLFOX
1/28/15: Last round FOLFOX & clean scans

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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby Bat-Mom » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:57 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I am not good with putting words together for these sorts of circumstances but please accept my condolences. What a wonderful send-off for your husband. I am certain that your thoughts and actions made each moment so much more bearable for him.
54 y/o
10-2013 colonoscopy
11-2013 colon resect
12-2013 stage 3b results are in 4 of 11 LN
12-2013 - 5-2014 folfox
9-2014 cea 1.7 12-2014 CT clear cea 1.7 3-2015 cea 1.6
6-2015 new doc new lab. Cea now 3.9???

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Re: In the BLINK of an EYE- ***UPDATE***

Postby kirac » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:45 pm


I'm so sorry to hear. But, I was so happy to share in his last weeks through you, You and your husband are simply amazing. We're thinking of you and make sure you take care of yourself.

With love,
Husband (Age 36) 1/13 Dx Stage 3B rectal cancer
3/13 Chemoradiation
6/13 Tumor removed, Temp ileo, 1/15 nodes
7/13 Chemo = Oxaliplatin, Xeloda
1/14 Reversal
7/14 NED, CEA 1.8
12/14 CLEAR CT scan! NED

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