The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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

Postby Nik Colon » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:12 pm

Oh Frenchie, still cracking us up!

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

Postby canadiandaughter » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:30 pm

Well Frenchie, one thing good about Trudeau getting in is that it won't be long and you will be able to get your pot easier and it won't have to be medicinal. No worries of getting caught at least!!
Nice to see your sense of humor hasn't changed. I always enjoy your jokes.
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

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

Postby bitchslapped » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:07 pm

Frenchie wrote:Now that the cancer has spread to my bowels, one of the options is a colonoscopy. I would have to wear a colonoscopy bag again. I had one for over 2 years when I was first diagnosed.
They are not that bad to live with. I got use to mine fairly quickly.

They are not fool proof. One of my most embarrassing moments was at an elegant restaurant miles from home. Right in the middle of dinner, the bag came off and everything slithered down my pant leg !!

Just picture that happening for a moment. Now I have to grab my ankle with both hands immediately, and navigate my way, crouched in two , through a crowded dinning room to the exit. All the while, I'm trying to explain to a confused waitress why I can't let go of my ankle to pay the bill !

I have learned from moments like this to always carry a spare set of clothes and extra bags.
Not that it helped me that night. I had to give my leg a shake beside the car, then sit in this mess all the way home. No place to clean up. I wasn't about to go back in. I never went back to that restaurant ever again.

Funny, funny stuff if it would have happened to someone else, but sometimes you can't help but laugh at yourself. I get a chuckle now when I think about moments like these.

I had a hospital bed installed in the sunroom recently. I spend all my time in there now. I was finding it difficult to breath when I lay flat on my back. Now I can elevate my head at will. It will only get worse as time goes on.


You crack me up Frenchie...or I guess you were crack up! :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: Some things are funny when we reflect back & enough time has gone by! Those hospital beds can come in handy for things like that, especially since both ends are adjustable. Just have to be careful you don't end up in a "V" & can get out of the thing! Hope you've got an "eggcrate" type mattress topper on there for comfort, which I think are provided anymore these days.

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 » Mon May 09, 2016 8:04 pm

Hello everyone,

Mrs. Frenchie here. I know that Frenchie had not been keeping you updated or posting as often as he should so I thought I would try my hand at this for him.

He has an appointment with his doctor at the end of the month which is a good thing as his pain is increasing. The doctor will need to increase his pain meds.

His attitude is still good, he still goes out to walk with dogs and me but he is tired, so tired.

Either Ron or I will come back at the beginning of June with an update.
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

Nik Colon

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

Postby Nik Colon » Mon May 09, 2016 8:17 pm

Frenchie wrote:Hello everyone,

Mrs. Frenchie here. I know that Frenchie had not been keeping you updated or posting as often as he should so I thought I would try my hand at this for him.

He has an appointment with his doctor at the end of the month which is a good thing as his pain is increasing. The doctor will need to increase his pain meds.

His attitude is still good, he still goes out to walk with dogs and me but he is tired, so tired.

Either Ron or I will come back at the beginning of June with an update.

Thank you for the update, hugs to you both.

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

Postby peanut_8 » Mon May 09, 2016 8:55 pm

Thanks so much for the update, Mrs. Frenchie.

Please give Frenchie our best, and let him know we're thinking of him.
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 midlifemom » Mon May 09, 2016 10:18 pm

Thanks for the update Mrs Frenchie.
Give him a big hug from all of us. :)
Stage 3 cc - dx Jan '14 age 53, cea 2.9
t2n2m0, KRAS mutant, MSS
Folfox Feb - Aug '14
Nov '14 cea 27.7 -2 liver masses
Dec '14 left lobectomy and HAI
Jan '15 FUDR and FOLFIRI
Aug '15 fudr done, liver clear, add avastin for lungs. Cea 4.3
Feb '16 CEA rising
May '16 2 wk break then drop Iri for 6 weeks.
Jul '16 cancer grew, constricted main bile duct. Stent inserted. On break till jaundice clears. CEA climbing. Doing reduced Folfox. Allergic to Oxali.
Sep'16 chemo failed. Trial or hospice?

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

Postby bitchslapped » Tue May 10, 2016 12:53 pm

We do care about & miss "our Frenchie". Appreciate you stopping by Mrs. F.
We are here for you too.
Frenchie...hope the docs come up w/a formula to minimize the pain...maybe a fentanol patch or something. They'll figure it out.

As always, everything on your terms...

Big pat on the back, my friend.

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 justin case » Tue May 10, 2016 8:04 pm

peanut_8 wrote:Thanks so much for the update, Mrs. Frenchie.

Please give Frenchie our best, and let him know we're thinking of him.

I'll hang with Mrs. Nut on this one :roll:
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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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Sharon Brent » Wed May 11, 2016 8:08 pm

Greetings Mrs Frenchie,

Thank You for the update, my girls have been asking how Ron is doing.

Sending you and Ron Hugs and Kisses from London, I look forward to your next update.

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 canadiandaughter » Tue May 17, 2016 10:52 pm

Thank you for the update Mrs Frenchie. I hope they can get his pain under control. Also hoping spring really arrives here soon so his walks are more enjoyable! It has been so cool and windy lately. Sounds like rain for the next week, which will be good for all the fires, so can't complain.
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

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

Postby nitebreez » Wed May 18, 2016 2:21 pm

glad to get the update about Frenchie. I come here and lurk ever-so-often to check up and see how everyone is doing. It's so true that this place gets to seem like "family",...and even though we've never met,...I feel like I know many here. I find that I care very much what is happening to each one. I will be thinking about you Frenchie,...when I get out and take my walks.
T4a-Nx-M0 cc (perforated colon) Septic shock
2/19/13 emergency surgery/colostomy
4/13/13 colostomy reversed (reconnected!)
1/22/14 folfox completed
3/3/14 CT Scan NED
4/15/16 CEAs still low

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

Postby Lee » Sat May 21, 2016 7:05 pm

Hi Frenchie, thinking of you.

Thank you Mrs. Frenchie for the update.

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 Jun 05, 2016 10:52 am

Hi Frenchie.

Thinking of you.

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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 NateA » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:49 pm

Thx for the update!! Feel better, Frenchie!
7/15 dx CC stage 4 with lots of liver mets CEA 208
KRAS Mutant G12V, MSS.
9/23 from folfoxiri to folfox and Xeloda. CEA 25
11/11/15 all liver markers in the zone, CEA 4.0, moving to Avastin/xeloda for now..tumors shrinking
01/13/16 Avastin/xeloda CEA 3.5
03/11/16 clean PET CEA 4.4


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