The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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

Postby Lee » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:00 pm

Thinking of you Frenchie. Any plans for this summer? Hope you are having all good days.

Post when you can.

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

Postby Sharon Brent » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:14 pm

Hi Frenchie,

Just checking to see how your doing, miss you, my girls say Hello they are 3 and 7 now.....

Well I hope you are planning for the Summer it's already getting a bit warmer over here in London but it's still raining as usual.

Much Love and Kisses 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 bitchslapped » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:35 pm

Hey Frenchie...Just stopping by to say Hello, thinking 'bout ya, neighbor. No pressure here as we know things are getting a little rough. Hoping the docs got you better pain control.


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Take Care "My Real Internet 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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Frenchie's Wife
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:26 pm

ANOTHER MILESTONE :
I recently celebrated my 66th birthday. I'm still hanging in there.

There has been a lot of action around our house recently. I can no longer go exploring in my RV. An arsonist struck our property and burned the RV to the ground. He caused 50 thousand dollars in damages to our place and the property next door.

A few weeks before that, burglers broke into our garage and stole every tool in the place worth thousands of dollars. They say bad things come in 3's so I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

As far as my health goes, my bowel cancer is causing me the most grief. If it wasn't for that, I'd still be pain free.

My lungs are holding up as well as can be expected. I still go for long walks when the weather is good. I'm afraid to stop and become bedridden. I can now see a difference from one month to the next. My body feels worn out.

I'm sorry for not keeping in touch more often. I'm even avoiding my friends and family these day. I have no idea why. I'm like an old dog who's time is near and just wants to be left alone. I've turned into a house hermit. I seldom go out anymore, not even to the casino.

I will make an effort and come to the site more often. I feel closer to you folks than some of my own family.

I hope my deminer changes. I so enjoyed being active on this site in the past.
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 DarknessEmbraced » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:48 pm

How awful that your RV was burned down your garage was burglarized!*hugs* Hope they catch the culprits! Sorry you are in pain all the time!*hugs* Thanks for the update. :D
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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

Postby Jack&KatiesMommy » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:23 pm

Oh Frenchie...Happy Birthday. I am so sorry aobut your RV and other property! That sis horrible. I hope that they can catch the person who caused all fo that damage. He/she will surely go on to cause further distruction if they are not caught. Hope you are feeling well enough to get out. The days are beautiful...and people miss you around here.
Cynthia
Cynthia
Mommy to Jack (8) now (17) and Katie (4) now (13)
(My Most Precious Things)
Dx 8/11 Stage IV CRC (liver mets) CEA 2,600+
9/11 Folfiri 2/12: Failed Liver Resection
5/12 HAI pump/removed primary
4/13 Liver Resection
8/13-12/15 (10) RFAs lungs
5/17: Upper Left Lobe of lung resected.
02/18: 3 new lymph mets lung
05/18: Keytruda (MSS w/Intermediate TMB): NED CEA: 66.4, 39.2, 23.8, 13, 3.5 1.8, 1.0, 2.8 3.9, 5.0, 5.6, 1.5, .8,

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

Postby LeonW » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:48 pm

Frenchie wrote:I so enjoyed being active on this site in the past.

Hi Frenchie, good to hear from you. Just see how it goes and please try to chime in, once in a while / occasionally.
I've enjoyed your being around from my first days here. Am looking forward to more.

continue to fare well, best greetings from Amsterdam
<<hug>>, Leon
Dec 2012 - CC 2 unresect liver mets, CEA 41.8 (MM 65yrs)
Jan 2013 - colectomy @ spleen 2/26 nodes IVa T3N1bM1a
Feb-Jul - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, shrinkage from #3
Aug - 2x PV embolization (both failed)
Sep 2013 - R liver resect, 25d hosp (liver failure/delirium, lung emboli, encephalopathy), no living cancer (pCR)
2014/15 - recovery, scopy: 2 polyps
2016 - new town/life
2018, scopy: 2 polyps
2018/20 low (1.0-1.4) CEAs/clean CTs: 4x2014, 6x2015-17, 3x2018-20
next June 2021!

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

Postby peanut_8 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:54 pm

Frenchie,
Hearing from you has made my day. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I've been thinking about you a lot lately and hoping you were doing OK.

How awful having a robbery and arsonist disrupt your life. Glad to hear you're still getting walks in, butt sorry to hear about your pain issues.

:D :D Happy belated birthday. :D :D

Hope you are able to keep checking in, you have so many friends here.

Love, 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 midlifemom » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:37 pm

Good to hear from you Frenchie.
Keep up those walks. Ok if you're ignoring many folks - butt we're special folks, so keep letting us know how you are.
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 Maggie Nell » Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:04 am

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I'm like an old dog who's time is near and just wants to be left alone.


Take it from me, the neighbours will be way pissed if you crawl under their verandah and die.
They'll never get the smell out of the carpet.
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

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

Postby Sharon Brent » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:19 am

My Dearest Frenchie,
I'm so happy to hear from you, It's great get an update, sorry about the fire and thieves but don't worry, you know what they say, "what goes around comes around" they will get what's coming to them.
On a happier note HAPPY 66 BIRTHDAY

Now You’re 66 and it’s time
To harvest all the good things you’ve sown.
You planted your family tree
Tended it so carefully
And now your time’s your own.
So take some time after your special day
To do the things you want to do
And please accept my Happy Birthday wishes
Especially for you.

Looking forward to hearing more from you
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

Nik Colon

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

Postby Nik Colon » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:13 am

Happy birthday! So sorry to hear about the other things. Life is so unfair at times.

Hugs
Nik

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

Postby Lee » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:15 pm

Frenchie,

So HAPPY to see your post. I think of you often. Happy belated birthday.

Wishing you good days ahead.

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 bitchslapped » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:33 pm

Frenchie wrote:ANOTHER MILESTONE :
I recently celebrated my 66th birthday. I'm still hanging in there.

There has been a lot of action around our house recently. I can no longer go exploring in my RV. An arsonist struck our property and burned the RV to the ground. He caused 50 thousand dollars in damages to our place and the property next door.

A few weeks before that, burglers broke into our garage and stole every tool in the place worth thousands of dollars. They say bad things come in 3's so I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.


Hope you had your favorite dessert for your 66th! I actually thought your comments were a "lead in" to some jokes, but I take it you were not kidding. Who needs that kind of action? I know...nobody.
Sometimes a person feels like talking, sometimes they don't. Whatever works for you, but the updates are appreciated.

Hope the docs are able to keep the pain somewhat manageable for you Frenchie. Everything is a tradeoff it seems.

Best Wishes
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

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

Postby Lee » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:48 pm

Thinking of you Frenchie,

(((HUGS)))

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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