The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Fri May 08, 2015 11:32 am

We plan on linking up with friends over
the summer. After all, we live in paradise
remember ? We can attract all the friends
we want. We don't really want that many.
They all want to see the same thing
over and over, bla, bla . Etc.

Better just the two of us.
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 bitchslapped » Fri May 08, 2015 11:44 am

Are you going to start a new thread Frenchie or keep this one? You might get some input on ideas. Mmmm...let's see...Romping (or Rockin) through the Rockies with Frenchie & Jay. :)
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Fri May 08, 2015 12:30 pm

A lot of people follow this one.
The Grim Reaper and I still play Russian
roulette every night.
None of that has changed. The only real
difference is that I can no longer
rely on Mrs Frenchie's trusty clock !
I may never come out of the Rockies
this time. What a great place
to end my days ! I would be perfectly ok
with that. In fact, I hope it turns out
that way.

Jay my not feel the same way about
that part. We are nowhere near
there yet. We will cross that bridge
When we come to it.
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 » Fri May 08, 2015 1:07 pm

I thought you might need a few jokes for the road.

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June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby peanut_8 » Fri May 08, 2015 1:39 pm

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

Postby andy21 » Fri May 08, 2015 2:30 pm

Think Outside!
No box required.


That is really cute. Will print it and take on my next camping trip in July.
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Danieljt » Fri May 08, 2015 5:45 pm

Frenchie, what I envy most about your journey is!
1. No one asking you how you feel
2. No one telling you you look good.
3. No one telling you to hang in there
4. No one telling you NOTHING
5. the inner peace you must feel
6. Nature
7.Knowing you did it your way.
I could go on and on but I think you get my drift.
I am thinking about something simalar but know my family would object and on course
I have to do the right thing. No one ever asks me what I want. I will quit bitching now!
Have a safe and wonderful trip Frenchie !!!
Jackie
70 male stage 3b cc
Dx 5/9/14
Resection 7/1/14
dx 9/14
65 yr wife DLCl
Sct 3/21/19 Ned last 8 mo.

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Fri May 08, 2015 6:50 pm

Jackie,
I wish everyone understood like you
do.
I made the sympathy thing pretty
clear at the onset. I don't want any
of that. I don't feel one bit sorry
for myself. Why should anyone else ??

I have been beat to hell and back
with all the challenges I have
encountered these last couple months.

So much for taking it slow.
Just like that, in no time flat, I went
from hardship to ready to go !

My nephew taging along will make all the
Difference in the world. Now we can get
To the more secluded sites that are still
unspoiled.

My nephew is very modest. What he
did not mention is that he is driving
3000 miles cross country to come and
help out his uncle !! He plans on being
here before my birthday on June 9th.
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 canadiandaughter » Fri May 08, 2015 8:04 pm

Welcome Jay!! Frenchie, I can hear the excitement in your words with this new change of plans. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the summer. You are right, you will be in the most beautiful place in our country. So glad that things are changing in your favor now. Its about damn time that you caught a break!!!
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 justin case » Fri May 08, 2015 8:37 pm

Danieljt wrote:Frenchie, what I envy most about your journey is!
1. No one asking you how you feel
2. No one telling you you look good.
3. No one telling you to hang in there
4. No one telling you NOTHING
5. the inner peace you must feel
6. Nature
7.Knowing you did it your way.
I could go on and on but I think you get my drift.
I am thinking about something simalar but know my family would object and on course
I have to do the right thing. No one ever asks me what I want. I will quit bitching now!
Have a safe and wonderful trip Frenchie !!!
Jackie

Frenchie would probably agree with this,
Jackie,
Tell everyone to keep their opinions to themselves,
or just tell them to F off 8)
Consider, what is your (right thing) for a moment, and be your own advocate 8)
Michael
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 Frenchie's Wife » Sat May 09, 2015 6:37 am

Longevity study followed over 100 years .
A Swedish study that followed the health
of 855 men born over a century ago,
Including 10 who lived to be centenarians.
They found several keys for a long life:

Maintain safe cholesterol levels
Don't drink more than 4 cups of coffee
a day.
Don't smoke.

They also found that those who owned
homes and had mothers that lived a
long life, lived longer themselves.

They surveyed the men throughout their
lives on their habits and health. They
also kept track of how they died.

More than a quarter of the group lived
to be 80, 13% to 90, 1.1% made it to
100 or more.

The study found that 42 % of deaths after
The age of 80 were due to cardiovascular
deasease.
20 % to infectious disease. 8% to stroke.
8% to cancer. 6% to pneumonia.
16% to other causes.

Another important fact to note; nearly
a quarter of the over 80 group were
diagnosed with some form of Dementia .

This study's unique design has enabled
us to identify the factors that influence
Survival after age 50. Said Liam Mars,
Who has been involved himself for
The past 50 years.
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 jay2492 » Sat May 09, 2015 3:31 pm

Thank you for the warm welcomes. I'm travelling cross country about 3000 miles to join my uncle Frenchie in his adventures. I'm counting down the days lol. Super excited :D

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

Postby WifeOfMike » Sat May 09, 2015 7:23 pm

Jay,
WELCOME to CT, and a special Thank YOU, for being co-pilot to one of my favorite people on the planet (YOUR UNCLE "FRENCHIE"), on his most important journey.
I promise that you will learn more about Living LIFE to it's fullest, in his company..... than you may find on any other journey you take in life.
Hopefully YOU know how to upload some fabulous photos to share with all of us from the Mountain adventure

Frenchie......
My hat is off to you darling..... do it your way. It is YOUR Life.
I wish you both a wonderful journey, in every way imaginable
MUCH Love,
Vicki
Bad Ass WIFE
Hubs: CRC IVA,T3, N0, M1A
Resect/LN Mets 10/12
Folfox4/Avastin 11/12-5/13
Folfiri/Erbitux 6/13-10/13
Stivarga 12/13-4/14
Trial 4/14-/14
Trial 8/14-11/14
HOME Hospice 11/17/14
Guardian Angel 1/1/15
Cost of HOPE? PRICELESS

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

Postby jay2492 » Sat May 09, 2015 7:37 pm

I'll make sure to upload some awesome pictures that's for sure. Frenchie is an amazing man that's for sure and I can't even begin to explain just how excited I am to join him on his adventures.

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Sat May 09, 2015 7:59 pm

I just got back from the mountains.

I have some fantastic news. I was able
to secure one of the last available campsites
in all of the Rockies. I had a few minutes to
decide. They just don't come up like that.
this is a fully serviced seasonal site in the
middle of the Rocky Mountains !!

You bet your bottom dollar I took it !
We had to go to town for cash for a
deposit. Very expensive but well worth it.
That will be our home base. We will
spread out from there and explore that region
really well.

It was a stroke of luck. I was in the right
Place, at the right time for a change.
Things are looking up ! That would have
been gone by the end of the day.

Seasonal sites in the Rockies are usually
Impossible to find. We have it until next
May !!

If I am still here this winter, we can
Do some winter camping. That is also
a lot of fun.
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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