The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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

Postby canadiandaughter » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:12 pm

Today was pretty chilly, hope you are staying warm Frenchie!! I am guessing that you are likely getting more wind down your way then what we are here.
DD to 81 year old father
dx 24/07/14 iv cc mets liver/lung
folifiri started 19/07/14
shrinkage of all mets
growth in the liver,started folfox/avastin 80% 13/01/16
reduced to 70% due to side effects 27/01/16
First scan on folfox shows shrinkage in lungs, but liver just stable
6 rounds of vectibix-fail. 3cm growth and new spots showing Waiting for panel recommendations
At peace January 8, 2017

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

Postby bitchslapped » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:22 pm

You hanging in there Frenchie? Thinking about ya. Your little BFF going trick or treating?


(put something in the bucket & nobody gets hurt)
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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
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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Maggie Nell
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Maggie Nell » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:22 am

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BLESSED ARE THE CHEESEMAKERS.......those wacky Siberians are at it again!
Fears for the cheese industry in Omsk as investigation starts into shocking images of bathing session by male workers...


BTW, anyone here from Wisconsin?


http://siberiantimes.com/weird-and-wonderful/
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency R. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception (ouchies)
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

Sorbitol is the Devil
Ordained Dudeist Priest at Dudeism, the Church of the Latter-Day Dude 8)

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

Postby Nik Colon » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:19 am

Maggie Nell wrote:Image



BLESSED ARE THE CHEESEMAKERS.......those wacky Siberians are at it again!
Fears for the cheese industry in Omsk as investigation starts into shocking images of bathing session by male workers...


BTW, anyone here from Wisconsin?


http://siberiantimes.com/weird-and-wonderful/

No, but very close to it :)

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

Postby peanut_8 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:37 pm

Hate to shout, butt, FRENCHIE HOW HAVE YOU BEEN LATELY?

I'm sending out the Bat Signal...

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Best Wishes, your friend peanut
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

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

Postby jalusa » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:04 am

Does anyone know his real name?
Hoping to get to resection with HAI pump.
Failed PVE - Searching for options
Chemo for life

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

Postby Maggie Nell » Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:20 am

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DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency R. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception (ouchies)
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

Sorbitol is the Devil
Ordained Dudeist Priest at Dudeism, the Church of the Latter-Day Dude 8)

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:02 pm

I have been MIA for awhile now. I had to give my brain a rest. It is very challenging mentally to be on this roller coaster ride.

I had been focusing on ' end of life ' decisions and the like for months now since I wasn't expected to make it through the summer.

Now that the latest scan shows a reduction in the speed at which my cancer is spreading, I have had to re-focus my thinking. I have been avoiding anything to do with cancer or cancer issues. I needed to stay away from anything related to cancer for awhile. That's why I have been avoiding this site.

Now that it looks like I have more time left on this earth, I want to focus on other things going on in my life.

Right now I am focused on getting back in shape. I had let myself go, thinking that the end was near. Lately, I have been walking 2 to 3 miles almost on a daily basis. Since my lung capacity is limited, I walk at a slower pace but I just keep chugging along. I also started swimming a couple of times a week. There is an excercise room at the pool and I tried working out on the equipment, but I don't have the capacity to make a serious effort.

I have found that exercising has helped get my brain in the right space again.

Having said that, I have to think about cancer again because I am having an operation on the 30th. The metal stint they put in to help my left kidney needs to be replaced every year.
They also want to look at the rest of my plumbing to see if there is anything they can do about my urinating so much blood.

I have also had to stop taking blood thinners of any kind for the same reason. I tend to bleed internally and any type of blood thinners just makes things worse. I will have to take my chances and hope that I don't get another Pulminory Embolisiom or worse.

It's a terrible thing to grow old alone. My wife hasn't had a birthday in 5 years. She walked into the room yesterday and said " Have you seen my flip flops ? " " I've seen them before "I said. "Now go put your bra back on "
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

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

Postby Lee » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:38 pm

Frencie,

Good to see your post. You truly are amazing.

Yes exercise is always good. I've found it help my mood too.

Take care of yourself.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 16 years and counting!

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

Postby peanut_8 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:51 pm

Frenchie, I remember once you asked for pictures of toothless folks. I don't remember exactly why, butt I do know that I had fun looking for them.

I enjoyed it almost as much as hearing an update from you. Glad you are getting around and walking.

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Best Wishes, peanut
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

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

Postby justin case » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:56 pm

peanut_8 wrote:Frenchie, I remember once you asked for pictures of toothless folks. I don't remember exactly why, butt I do know that I had fun looking for them.

I enjoyed it almost as much as hearing an update from you. Glad you are getting around and walking.

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Best Wishes, peanut

Did my wife send you that Peanut :shock:
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

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

Postby Sharon Brent » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:25 pm

Hi Frenchie,

I'm so pleased to read your post today, you are amazing, I don't think I could manage as much walking as you do and I'm supposed to be in good health.

It's a great idea to start getting fit, after all you have next Summer to work towards now.

I hope to read more when you get time.

Check my PM

Love always Piyagarn
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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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby peanut_8 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:32 pm

justin case wrote:
peanut_8 wrote:Frenchie, I remember once you asked for pictures of toothless folks. I don't remember exactly why, butt I do know that I had fun looking for them.

I enjoyed it almost as much as hearing an update from you. Glad you are getting around and walking.

Image

Best Wishes, peanut

Did my wife send you that Peanut :shock:


Yes, I believe that is her great-great grandmother. :mrgreen:
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

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

Postby Lee » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:51 pm

peanut_8 wrote:
justin case wrote:
peanut_8 wrote:Frenchie, I remember once you asked for pictures of toothless folks. I don't remember exactly why, butt I do know that I had fun looking for them.

I enjoyed it almost as much as hearing an update from you. Glad you are getting around and walking.

Image

Best Wishes, peanut

Did my wife send you that Peanut :shock:


Yes, I believe that is her great-great grandmother. :mrgreen:


You guys are too funny :D .

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 16 years and counting!

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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 Nov 17, 2015 3:13 pm

Peanut, your bat signal reached me !
I have been busy finding ways for us to get rich. I have too much time on my hands.

I am working on designing a coat for dogs with pockets that you can insert hand warmers into. The type that you throw in the microwave for a few minutes that then stay warm for hours. Great for long walks , it would keep them toasty warm !

I am looking for just the right type of warmer that is not too bulky and can be re-used often.
I want to make a couple of prototypes for our dogs. Peanut will get the first one !
I will take some pictures.

I have completed a number of projects that I had been putting off, large and small. I even completed a project that I had been putting off for years. I seem to have lots of energy left so I might as well ride this out to the fullest. I could wake up sick at anytime. I have learned to take advantage of everyday.

My BFF was Ironman this year. He made out like a bandit. This is the first year that he offered to share his treats. He is turning into a fine young boy. We go swimming every Saturday. We go during family swim, so there are lots of water toys to play with. We have loads of fun together.

I have not felt this well in the last year or two. I have no idea when the good times are going to end but I sure am enjoying myself.
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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