The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby lhawk0730 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:53 am

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OMG...I have the biggest girl crush on you right now! THAT is Frenchie!!! A very much needed LOL from here! And yet one more reason I LOVE this board!
Daughter to Mom, age 71
Dx 10/14 RC - T3bN1bM0
Chemoradiation til 1/15
Surgery 2/15
Temp ileostomy
Failed Xelox round 4/15
1 round straight Xeloda 5/15 - discontinued
Ileo reversal 5/15
8/15 more Xeloda

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Sharon Brent
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Sharon Brent » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:59 am

Good Morning Frenchie and Everyone,
Kids went back to school today after them both being home for half term, I'm thankfull for a peaceful cup of Coffee and some TV with no Cartoons!
I received your present this Morning Frenchie and the pot mat matches my kitchen there is a Red feature wall it's great Thanks, I will give the Girls their stuffed animals when they get home they are going to Love them I really appreciate you thinking of us :D
I hope your day is going well and your continuing to improve, while Weaning off the Dex and controlling your sugars.
All my love and kisses from London
DH, 47yo, Dx Stg IV, mCRC, lvr, lng 1/14, Tx Capeciabine 9 rnds
Children 5 & 1
DH 48th Birthday 6 November in Hospital
Home palliative care on 12 November 2014
Called back to Jesus 4pm 15 November 2014
Life Celebration in Nigeria 8 January 2015

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Frenchie's Wife
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:34 am

For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.

I don't mind dying, the trouble is you feel so bloody stiff the next day.
I hate funerals and would not attend my own if it could be avoided.

Now that I don't have Mrs Frenchies trusty clock to let me know if I survived another
day, I rely on the newspaper. I get my daily paper, look at the obituaries page and
if I'm not in there ,I carry on as usual.
I have never wished anyone harm or death, but there are a few obituary notices I
have read with pleasure.

If no one knows when a person is going to die, how can they say he died prematurely?
Life is pleasant. It is a brief intermission between life and death. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an
insurance salesman ?

A friend of mine stopped smoking, drinking, overeating and chasing women all at the
same time......it was a lovely funeral.

Our time here on earth is so brief in the concept of time. Death reminds me of a falling star. One of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment, only to disappear
into endless night forever.

Death is not the end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. Death
Is a distant rumour to the young.

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there.
Death is the destination we all will share. No one has ever escaped it.
That is as it should be. Death is likely the single best invention of life. It is life's change
agent . It clears out the old to make way for the new.
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

bitchslapped
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby bitchslapped » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:55 pm

Here's one for you Frenchie:

I woke up this morning & thought, well, that's a result.
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
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Kiwi Debz » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:18 pm

You guys rock, I come to Frenchies' thread for my daily dose of laughter.

@ BS .... Loved it!

Deb
6/14 DX mCrc stage 4
7/14 R. hemicolectomy; 4/17 LN; liver res. peri met; repair to illiac artery
8/14 FOLFOX
10/14 PET recurrence LN; liver ? Peri met Continue FOLFOX
12/14 PET: stable .Liver only! FOLFOX
02/15 Liver resection. NED
03/15 foundation One testing - BRAF mutant
05/15 progression; Hilum node; both lungs?
08/15 NED !!!!
Age 51 Mum to Tom (RIP) and Jose 18
KIA KAHA - Be strong!

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby andy21 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:36 pm

As you lie back your muscles tighten. You put him off for a while searching for an excuse, but he refuses to be swayed as he approaches you.

He asks if you’re afraid and you shake your head bravely. He has had more experience, but it’s the first time his finger has found the right place.

He probes deeply and you shiver; your body tenses; but he’s gentle like he promised he’d be.

He looks deeply within your eyes and tells you to trust him-he’s done this many times before.

His cool smile relaxes you and you open wider to give him more room for an easy entrance. You begin to plead and beg him to hurry, but he slowly takes his time, wanting to cause you as little pain as possible. As he presses closer, going deeper, you feel the tissue give way; pain surges throughout your body and you feel the slight trickle of blood as he continues. He looks at you concerned and asks you if it’s too painful. Your eyes are filled with tears but you shake your head and nod for him to go on. He begins going in and out with skill but you are now too numb to feel him within you.

After a few moments, you feel something bursting within you and he pulls it out of you, you lay panting, glad to have it over. He looks at you and smiling warmly, tells you, with a chuckle; that you have been his most stubborn yet most rewarding experience.

You smile and thank your dentist. After all, it was your first time to have a tooth pulled!
Caregiver: To 67 Yr father
diag. Stage IV, 5/12, liver mets
6 cycles Xelox/Avastin, Start 06/12
Stage 1 of Two Stage Resection Surgery in Dec, 12. 2nd line fails.
T Cell Trial May-Jul, 2013
Becomes a Heavenly Angel in August, 2013

Kiwi Debz
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Kiwi Debz » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:53 pm

Omg Andy, I probably should not say this but your story sounded like a woman losing her virginity .... Oops
6/14 DX mCrc stage 4
7/14 R. hemicolectomy; 4/17 LN; liver res. peri met; repair to illiac artery
8/14 FOLFOX
10/14 PET recurrence LN; liver ? Peri met Continue FOLFOX
12/14 PET: stable .Liver only! FOLFOX
02/15 Liver resection. NED
03/15 foundation One testing - BRAF mutant
05/15 progression; Hilum node; both lungs?
08/15 NED !!!!
Age 51 Mum to Tom (RIP) and Jose 18
KIA KAHA - Be strong!

lhawk0730
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby lhawk0730 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:49 pm

Kiwi Debz wrote:Omg Andy, I probably should not say this but your story sounded like a woman losing her virginity .... Oops


Just last week, mom was squeezing the bajeesus out of my forearm during a rectal exam...so a surgeon\GI exam is what I was picturing! LOL!
Daughter to Mom, age 71
Dx 10/14 RC - T3bN1bM0
Chemoradiation til 1/15
Surgery 2/15
Temp ileostomy
Failed Xelox round 4/15
1 round straight Xeloda 5/15 - discontinued
Ileo reversal 5/15
8/15 more Xeloda

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Sharon Brent
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Sharon Brent » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:09 am

Yes I agree a rear examination is what I was thinking, after all we are on the CC forum :twisted:
DH, 47yo, Dx Stg IV, mCRC, lvr, lng 1/14, Tx Capeciabine 9 rnds
Children 5 & 1
DH 48th Birthday 6 November in Hospital
Home palliative care on 12 November 2014
Called back to Jesus 4pm 15 November 2014
Life Celebration in Nigeria 8 January 2015

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Frenchie's Wife
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:12 am

Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression as a side effect of cancer. In fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.

The good part about dying is that when you have nothing to lose, you can run any risk you want. I eat everything the docs told me not to. It may affect me months from now. I am
banking on the fact that I will not be around long enough for it to make a difference.

It's not that we have to die some day. It's how many things we have to quit all at once.
Music, laughter, the scent of rain, the color of the sky, coffee, literature etc.
If only we could leave this life slowly.

Here is a question that I have asked myself more than once lately.
How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire ??

Worring works ! 90 % of the things I worry about never happens !!

I was also wondering if an atheist can get insurance for an act of God ??

Out for a walk the other day, I noticed a little old man rocking in a chair on a porch.
" I can't help noticing how happy you look " I said, " what is the secret to your long and
happy life ? "

"I smoke 3 packs a day" he replied, " I also drink a case of whisky a month, eat fatty foods
and never exercise."
" That's amazing " I said, " How old are you ? " 26 he replied.

I tried to teach my son the evils of alcohol. I put one worm in a glass of water and one
in a glass of whisky.
The worm in the water lived, while the one in the whisky curled up and died.
" All right son " I said, " What does that show you ? "
" Well dad " he said, " It shows that if you drink alcohol, you will not have worms "
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

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Ceebo » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:28 pm

Those are all so funny! You made my day! Hope you are enjoying yourself today! Hope you are totally over the Dex side effects!
DH 64 Stage 4 on 4/14 ; cecal tumor; 5+ nodes ; mets to liver; colon resection
5/14 FOLFOX
9/14 - Liver surgery aborted; peri mets
10/14 CT mult.1-2 mm lung mets; FOLFIRI & Avastin
1/15 CT -liver & lung mets shrinking
3/15 PET - ? New met. site colon; CEA rising
7/15 Chemo has failed; looking for clinical trial
9/29/15 started TAS-102 trial
KRAS mutant; MSS

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:55 am

My energy level has dropped significantly since I started weining off Dex. I feel great
otherwise, no ackes or pain except for my left knee which has bone cancer now. Even
that is minimal.

Nowadays, there's a pill for everything. To keep you regular. To keep your heart beating,
To keep your hair from falling out. To stop your nose from running. Why, thanks to advances in medical science, every day people are dying who never looked better.

My wife never lies about her age. She tells everyone she's as old as I am, then she lies
about my age.

There is a veterinarian and a taxidermist in business together here. Their slogan is:
" Either Way, You Get Your Pet Back "

I went to the bank and reviewed my savings. I found that I have all the money I'll ever
need, if I die tomorrow. The teller told me " you never write, you never call, you only
visit when you need money " the sign above her read " to err is human, to forgive is not
bank policy "

I won again at the casino so I rushed home and told my wife " pack up your things, I
just won big. " shall I pack for warm weather or cold " she asked.
" I don't care" I said, " just as long as your out of the house by noon "

I fancy myself a ladies man. I decided to flirt with a comely waitress.
" So tell me sweetheart, where have you been all my life ? " I crooned.
" Actually sir, " she pointed out sweetly, " for the first forty five years of it, I wasn't
even around. "
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

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby wandalein » Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:58 pm

I can't help myself, I have to pass on some wisdom of a very colourful man who is our neighbour at our lake place in BC. His language could curl your hair.

True stories from him.

His doctor thought he was a very healthy 92 year old considering he drank and smoked. The doctor noted he wasn't on any medication so he asked him how he slept. He said, I have a shot of whiskey every night before bed, seems to work I sleep just fine. The doctor asked about indigestion or stomach problems, he said no I take the bitters (German herb mix 40% alcohol), the doctor said what else do you drink, he said well I drink red wine because I heard that it was equivalent to working out at the gym, if I have a cold or flu I drink warm brandy, I put vodka in my orange juice. The doctor listen while he went on and the doctor said, so when do you drink water? He said, I have never been that sick.

On talking to him a couple of weeks ago I was mentioning that I couldn't believe it was already 9 years since my father had passed away. I said time seems to be really flying fast the older I get. He gave me the best life analogy I ever heard. He said it was like a roll of toilet paper, really slow in the beginning, seems to take forever to get a piece but then near the end it starts to unravel really fast.
Wife of Chris
March 2012 Stage 3 rectal cancer
May 2014 spread to liver
JUNE 2014 Liver resection 80% including gallbladder
June 2014 PET, CT, MRI
Oct. 2014 NED
Apr. 2015 NED
Jan. 2017 - still NED

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby andy21 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:15 pm

“A doctor and his wife were having a big argument at breakfast.
He shouted at her, "You aren't so good in bed either!" then stormed off to work.
By mid-morning, he decided he'd better make amends and called home.
"What took you so long to answer?" he asked.
"I was in bed," she replied.
"What were you doing in bed this late?" "
Getting a second opinion.”
Caregiver: To 67 Yr father
diag. Stage IV, 5/12, liver mets
6 cycles Xelox/Avastin, Start 06/12
Stage 1 of Two Stage Resection Surgery in Dec, 12. 2nd line fails.
T Cell Trial May-Jul, 2013
Becomes a Heavenly Angel in August, 2013

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby andy21 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:23 pm

1. When I go in I might cause pain. I cause you to spit and ask you not to swallow. I can fill your hole. What am I?

2. A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you’re bored. The best man always has me first. What am I?

3. I’m spread before I’m eaten. Your tongue gets me off. People sometimes like to lick my nuts. What am I?

4. I go in hard. I come out soft. You blow me hard . What am I?

5. All day long it’s in and out. I discharge loads from my shaft. Both men and women go down on me. What am I?

6. I come in many sizes. When I’m not well, I drip. When You blow me you feel good. What am I?

7. If I miss, I hit your bush. It’s my job to stuff your box. When I come, it’s news. What am I?

8. I offer protection. I get the finger ten times. You use your fingers to get me off. What am I?

9. I assist an erection. Sometimes big balls hang from me. I’m called a big swinger. What am I?

10. I’m at least 6 inches long. I leave foamy lubrication when engaged in my job. What am I?

Answers:

1. a dentist
2. a wedding ring
3. peanut butter
4.chewing gum
5. an elevator
6. a nose
7. a newspaper boy
8. a glove
9. a crane
10. a toothbrush, of course!
Caregiver: To 67 Yr father
diag. Stage IV, 5/12, liver mets
6 cycles Xelox/Avastin, Start 06/12
Stage 1 of Two Stage Resection Surgery in Dec, 12. 2nd line fails.
T Cell Trial May-Jul, 2013
Becomes a Heavenly Angel in August, 2013


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