The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:31 pm

I am finally home from the hospital after emergency surgery to repair a blockage in my left kidney. The cancer has found another organ to attach itself to inside old Frenchie. I haven't updated my signature in awhile because I now have cancer in so many places I have to make a list or I lose track. That is the honest to Gods truth. Every doctors visit something new shows up on the scans or X rays now. The undertaker is idling out side my front door again. I am still determined to see another summer but things are getting dicey.
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 Feb 26, 2015 1:39 pm

I'm sorry to hear all you've been through and are going through Frenchie!*hugs* I'm sorry you had to have another surgery! A blockage in your kidney, how scary! Wishing you a smooth recovery from your surgery. I wish I knew more to say but I'm only 3 months out from my surgery.
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

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

Postby livingbyfaith » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:44 pm

In God's hands is the best place to be. Have a friend who stopped all treatment last year, recent scan showed no growth, in remission. Praying for you my friend.
Hubby 72 cc
Resctn colon 07 stage 3/11 15 cm liver met CEA 3000+
CPT 11, 12 xelox kras wild gall blddr rem 7-12 & abltn
liver stents bi-mo gilbert lng mets , cpt-11 3-13, 2 hernia surgeries2013 & liver abltn went to heaven 10-24-13

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

Postby Nik Colon » Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:49 pm

I am so sorry. (((hugs)))
KRAS-mut G12V,MSS
Stage IVa Sig CC 2 lvr mets 1/12 Ln
(3, =<3 lng spots at dx til 5/16)
=T3N1aM1a 4cmX4mm (lng not included)
dx 12/2014 at age 39
CEA 1/15-4.9, 12/16-4.9 again
neoadj FOLFOX 1/15-3/15 (4tx, 3w/1wo oxi)
Col/Lvr surg 4/23/15 NED
adj FOLFIRI start 6/15-9/15 (8tx, 5w/3wo iri)
1 sml lvr spot/cyst
12/6/16 multi lung spots/mets?
No longer NED :(
My tx ongoing-start 1/20/15
Adding your SIGNATURE, etc

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

Postby vilca11 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:12 pm

Frenchie, so very sorry... God's hands are a good place to be, but I would do something to help Him... Can you get your hands on Cat's Claw bark? You would just make tea from it and drink.... It cleanses kidney, it kills cancer cells, it fights infection, it is very effective for urinary cancers, etc - it is just a very good thing for all types of cancer and seems particularly good for your case. The only thing is that it might lower your blood pressure and you have to be careful if you already have low blood pressure. I am quite sure that Cat's Claw will help you to see the summer and more.... So, dear, please get it from internet, but only the bark, not pills, you have to make teas to make it effective....
Hang in, it is not over yet.
Hugs, Vilca
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 skypup » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:26 pm

Frenchie, if there is anyone who can play another trick on the grim reaper, it's you! C'mon summer!!!

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Postby Jack&KatiesMommy » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:37 pm

Frenchie:
I am praying for you. I am.
Cynthia
Cynthia
Mommy to Jack (8) now (14) and Katie (4) now (10)
(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; 10/13; 12/13; 3/14; 8/14; 11/14; 2/15; 7/15; 12/15 RFA lungs
5/17: Upper Left Lobe of lung removed in order to resect lymph nodes.
CEA: 1/16 2.5; 3/16 3.3; 5/16 2.8 7/16 3.8 4/17 53 7/17 4.1
NED for now.....

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

Postby Val*pal » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:14 pm

It's good to see you online again! I have a feeling you can duck and feint a few more times!
DH dx'ed May '11, age 62
Jul '11: resection Stage IV
10/11: 6 mo Folfox
8/12:thyr canc, surg/tx
2/13: peri mets
2/13: Firi/Avas
6/13: Ok
8/13: break
10/13: Lung, peri, mets
10/13: Firi/Erb
1/14: Erb Fail; spread
5/14: Tx stopped
6/20/14: At rest

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

Postby midlifemom » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:59 pm

Frenchie,
Every day you stick around gets you one day closer to summer. Hope you get as many days as you want.
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 justin case » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:14 pm

Frenchie wrote:I am finally home from the hospital after emergency surgery to repair a blockage in my left kidney. The cancer has found another organ to attach itself to inside old Frenchie. I haven't updated my signature in awhile because I now have cancer in so many places I have to make a list or I lose track. That is the honest to Gods truth. Every doctors visit something new shows up on the scans or X rays now. The undertaker is idling out side my front door again. I am still determined to see another summer but things are getting dicey.

I just turned 59, and if the reaper takes a swipe, I'll lead with a lime, and have a gin and tonic, with the halves he was so gracious to cut. If I'm sorry for anything, it's because I wasn't available to have some good times with you. I love your candid repugnance 8) 8) 8)
Bro Nut
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 canadiandaughter » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:39 pm

Sorry to hear this Frenchie, but glad you beat him away from the door again!! Hoping for an early spring and a wonderful summer for you!! Wishing you a speedy recovery from this surgery.
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 KWT » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:12 am

Glad you came out on top of that one, he's just a bag of bones.

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

Postby CRguy » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:56 am

Summer or bust Frenchie ... keep kickin's his ass outta the door !

Harmony buddy.
CR
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
10 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing NONrandomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby tammylayne » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:37 pm

Frenchie....I wish you a great Spring and an AMAZING summer!!!! Plus a super autumn....a calm winter....another great Spring....you get the picture... :D
51 F
'06 Stage 1 CC,
'10 Stage 3 Rectal

"You never know how strong you are until you have to become your own hero."

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

Postby Kathleen808 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:37 am

Thinking of you Frenchie. I hope you get some warm summer days to enjoy. Sending you a hug from Hawaii.

Aloha,
Kathleen
Kathleen
DH 1/09 3c 51yr rsct
Folfx 3/09
1 l nd 9/09 Flfri Avstn
PET clr 6/10
Folfri Avstn 7/10
ND 10/10
1/11 lng mets Flfri Avastn
ND 2/12
9/12 Flfri Avastn
10/12 grwth lng mts Erbtx Avstn Irintcn
1/13 stabl
9/13 grwth
8/16/14 passed into eternal peace


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