The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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

Postby peanut_8 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:38 am

Frenchie. Ring, ring ring.


Something tells me that you would enjoy our latest conversation. :shock:

When I goggled up Russian telephone, this is what I got.

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Stella does that look familiar?

Darn, still no answer.
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 peanut_8 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:43 am

Also, I have heard rumors that the new Mrs. Putin used to be a gymnast. :shock:

You know what they say about those girls. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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 CRguy » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:52 am

Only what I recall from Seinfeld .... :shock:
:mrgreen:

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:29 pm

I'm sorry for being MIA again. This time, I misplaced my tablet when I went to the hospital.
Mrs Frenchie found it under a pile of papers today.

The surgery was not a success. This usually is a fairly simple procedure but the new stent is causing me problems. The old stent had dropped down a little, causing some of the bleeding and the phantom pain in my testicles. This new stent causes me pain in my kidney if I sit for more than a few minutes. It also causes me pain while standing and walking for any length of time.

This surgery will have to be re-done. It would be too limiting for me if it had to stay this way. I feel confident that this can be fixed. I am going to his office tomorrow. I don't want to go through this again during the holidays so surgery will have to wait till the new year. It was partially successful in that it reduced the excessive bleeding to a trickle. I'm happy about that.

Blood thinners are off the table forever. They could trigger another bout of excessive bleeding.

I continue to live on boost as I have no appetite whatsoever. I stock up whenever it comes on sale. Mrs Frenchie is home and has been cooking nice meals but I have not been able to appreciate them.

" Do you know your sperm count ? " the doctor asked. " I didn't know they were that clever "
I replied.

" I hurt my arm in several places "I said." Well, don't go there anymore " was his reply.

" When I press with my finger here it hurts ... And here ... And here. What do you think is wrong with me ? " You have a broken finger " he said.
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 Lee » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:53 pm

Frenchie,

So very good to see your post. You are never far from my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you and Mrs. Frenchie have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Years.

Sorry to hear your recent surgery was not successful. Hope they can fix the problem soon.

Thinking of you always,

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 Dec 13, 2015 11:09 pm

I remember when we were hoping you made it to your birthday Frenchie. If my memory serves me correctly, that was back in June.

And your'e still here. I can't tell you how happy that makes me. I feel confident you will get your stent fixed and you, Mrs. Frenchie, and Peanut will be camping next year.

Best Wishes to you and your family, peanut

PS, you have a lot of people pulling for you around here, from many different countries
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 Lee » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:17 pm

peanut_8 wrote:PS, you have a lot of people pulling for you around here, from many different countries


So very true, from around the world I believe :D .

Make good memories for you and Mrs Frenchie.

Much love (and HUGS) to you and Mrs. Frenchie,

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 Sharon Brent » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:21 pm

Greetings Frenchie, I'm so glad to read your post, and sorry your surgery did not go well, I'm sure it will be fixed in the New Year and i hope you can enjoy Christmas but it sounds like you will be standing, sitting, laying and be in multiple positions to ensure you don't feel any pain. Maybe you should write a song about it, it could be your next money spinner if it turns into the number One single for Christmas.

On the flip side its good that the excessive bleeding has reduced to a trickle.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

With Love 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 Maggie Nell » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:33 am

peanut_8 wrote:PS, you have a lot of people pulling for you around here, from many different countries



Um....maybe y'all better stop doing that because it's giving Frenchie a pain in the phantom testicles.
DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency R. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception (ouchies)
Lymph nodes: 0/22
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby vilca11 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:10 pm

Ah, Peanut, where the hell you got that secret phone picture!!!! That is the one that stays in Kremlin office of Mr. Putin - the dial is for Nuclear - you dial 07 and the whole North American continent is going down to the Atlantic Ocean toilet hole... Just do not tell anyone I told you the code, so I have time to get back to my South American continent...Love, s
11/2005 CC stage 1, F,50yo@dx
Mod dif adenocar, MSS, APC, TP53, CEAs1.6-4.8
1/12 1met liver@Vena Cava, RFA, 3oxi,11 5FU
8/13 2 mets same place,SBRT
4/14 2 Xeliri+Avastin
5/14 Nano Knife liver same 2 mets
6/14 2 Xeliri, ADAPT
4/15 PET, 2 same mets,Cryo Liver
5/15 MJ Oil, Herbs, Suppl, ADAPT
10/15 PET, same area, doubled in size, high SUV
10/15 RH, HAI, visceral involv., no LN
2/16 red FF, 50% red dose FUDR, CEA trends up
3/16 CT, PET, MRI L.Lobe all in small tumors
4/16 No acceptable options, going home

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

Postby peanut_8 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:29 pm

You can count on me not to blab.

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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 bitchslapped » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:08 pm

Have you considered one of those electric lift chairs? They're spendy, maybe pick up a used one in the classifieds. Had one for my DH, but kept it because...who wouldn't want an electric recliner? My DSS borrowed it one time when he broke his ribs in a motorcycle accident. It was the only thing he could find a comfortable position, even to sleep in. They're big & comfy, totally adjustable, will stand you right up if need be. My grandson likes to play w/it sometimes when he is here.

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Best wishes @ your doc appt today.

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:45 pm

BS, I had one of those for awhile. I gave it away. It was not comfortable for my legs. I was worried about the blood clots in my legs being too much in contact with the bottom of the chair. I got myself a top of the line Lazy Boy recliner and the contact points are much better for me now.

Peanut, I'm counting on you to make me smile today. Up to the challenge ??

I sold my motorhome to my brother with the stipulation that I get exclusive use of it until I can no longer use it. I wanted to keep this one in the family. It's the best motorhome I've ever owned and I have had many. Very economical on gas and a pleasure to drive.

My feeling of well being is diminishing slightly. I'm starting to feel my age. Winter is very hard on me. I am not a winter person. I am worried that I will become bedridden through lack of activity. In addition, these new restrictions because of the new stent limits what I can do.

My last goal was to ring in the new year. Since that looks like a done deal, I am now aiming to celebrate another birthday in June. It's going to be a tough road ahead.
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 peanut_8 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:07 pm

I don't know about you Frenchie, butt this made me chuckle. There's a Canadian company called Vitality Air, that is making a fortune selling bottled air in Beijing, China. Since the air in Beijing is so bad the Chinese are snapping up these jewels for around $15-$20 per canister.

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That's one we should have thought of. Hurray for Canada!
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 peanut_8 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:16 pm

A man sent his friend a cryptic Christmas card. It said: A B C D E F G H I J
K M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. The recipient puzzled over it for weeks,
finally gave up and wrote asking for an explanation. In July he received the
explanation on a postcard: "No L."


Santa's Bad Day
The Birth of a Tradition

One particular Christmas season a long time ago, Santa was getting ready for his annual trip, but there were problems everywhere. Four of his elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule.

Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her mom was coming to visit. This stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where. More stress.
Then when he began to load the sleigh one of the boards cracked, and the toy bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys.

So, frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered that the elves had hidden the liquor, and there was nothing to drink. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider pot, and it broke into hundreds of little pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw end of the broom. Just then the doorbell rang, and irritable Santa trudged to the door. He opened the door, and there was a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said, very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't it a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?"
Thus began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.
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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