The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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

Postby NZJay » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:07 am

Goodbye, dude. Loved your humour and got so many chuckles from your posts.
My deepest condolences to you, Diane
11-13 Dx CC
SPS T4b(touched stomach organ),N1(3/23),M0(Stage 3B)
11-13: resect + partial gastrect
2-14: 1 Tx Cape + Oxy; renal failure, colitis
4-14: 7 Tx Capecitabine
1-15: clear CT
7-15: clear scope
1-16: clear CT
CEA@dx: 8.4 / 6-15: 4.0 / 10-15: 4.2 / 2-16: 4.9 / 7-16: 4.9 / 11-16: 5.0
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby fumaros » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:55 am

Rest In Peace Frenchie. I wish you comfort during this awful time Diane.
Diagnosed 4/8/16, age 29
Colectomy 4/20/16
Stage III, T4bN1 Tumor 7x6.5x2. Muscinous Adenocarcinoma with SRC features
2/16 lymph nodes
CEA 4/14/16 - 16.8
CEA 6/2/16 - 1.9
CEA 6/17/16 - 0.87, 7/16 - 1.33, 12/16 - 1.14, 4/17 - 0.6
FOLFOX began 6/24/16 - 11/25/16
10 round FOLFOX, 2 round 5-FU & Leucovorin
MRI & CT 8/16 - NED, CT 12/16 - 4/17 - NED

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

Postby ronnieciao » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:01 pm

So sad.....always enjoyed his humour and zest for life that transpired in all his posts. May he rest in peace, free from suffering. Big hugs to you, Diane.
DD of Mum, 53
Diagnosed CC Stage IVb, October 2014
Mets to liver and peri
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5fu+Panitumumab
Folfiri + Avastin
now Cetuximab monotherapy

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

Postby JudeD59 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:07 pm

So sorry to read this news. Frenchie was one of a kind and we were so lucky to have gotten to know him through his posts on this board. He made me smile, made me laugh, and amazed me with his spirit and adventures. Sending my love to the family. I know he was surrounded by love because you could hear it whenever he talked about family and friends in his posts.

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56 yrs old, wife, mother to 4 daughters
RC Stage II T3N0M0 DX April 2, 2015
6 cm. mid-rectum-CEA 121
Xeloda and radiation finished 06/15/15- CEA 242
CEA right before surgery 81
LAR performed 8/12/15 Temporary ileostomy
CEA 10-21-15 1.6
PET scan 11-4-15 All clear
Port installed 11/11/15
Folfox started 11/18/15
Folfox stopped due to bad reaction
Reversal 2/17/16
CEA 2/3/16 1.7
CEA 3/31/16 1.3
CT Scan 4/12/16 All Clear
Port removed 4/21/16
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:46 pm

I have been reading all of the posts that have been written since his passing and you all leave me speechless and so proud of the man I married.

I am thrilled that he brought inspiration, hope and laughter to so many people. From diagnoses to death he was not one to sit and wait for death to come find him. He always had his small goals to achieve and was positive to the end. I think that was a lesson he tried to show through his writing.

I am glad there will be this thread to come back to and read when I want to be close to him and it is a great legacy for everyone. I am sure you all help him as well during his journey.

Thank you,
Diane
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 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:11 pm

(((Diane))) you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Yes, Frenchie was a special person around here. He will be missed by many people on this forum. This tread is a tribute to him.

Take care of yourself and PLEASE come back here often. We are here to help anyway we can. Or if you have your own stories on Frenchie (Ron), please feel free to include them here.

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 - 10 years and counting!

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

Postby bitchslapped » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:25 pm

Frenchie wrote: From diagnoses to death he was not one to sit and wait for death to come find him. He always had his small goals to achieve and was positive to the end. I think that was a lesson he tried to show through his writing.

I am glad there will be this thread to come back to and read when I want to be close to him and it is a great legacy for everyone. I am sure you all help him as well during his journey.

Thank you,
Diane



Couldn't agree more w/your statements, Diane. Ron was always forward thinking & encouraged others to focus on the positive whenever possible.

Am posting a link to the thread "Loved Ones Left Behind Ongoing" in case you may find it helpful to view how some of us have felt or are coping since the loss of a loved one, or you may even feel up to posting there. Certainly any posts in this thread w/b followed as well:
http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com ... nd#p457659

Thanks for posting that in some small way we could let you know how much Ron meant to us here on the forum & bring you some comfort in knowing this, that we understand your loss. We never get used to losing our friends here on CT.

Lee wrote:Take care of yourself and PLEASE come back here often. We are here to help anyway we can. Or if you have your own stories on Frenchie (Ron), please feel free to include them here.


Agree w/Lee 100%!

Best wishes for healing.

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
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 LPL » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:02 pm

Dear Diane,
I'm so sorry for your loss!
Maybe I am speaking for many who never spoke directly to Frenchie/Ron, butt who like me read for example all his posts in this thread. It felt like I came to know him and I liked him so very much !! To me it felt like he was a very special man! I'm sure you must have a lot of good memories. It is good that we have his 'voice' saved here and can read when in need of some Frenchie views on life.
My best wishes to you Diane !
DH @ 65 DX 4/11/16 CC recto-sigmoid junction
Adenocarcenoma pt 35x15x9mm G3(biopsi) G1(surgical)
Mets 3 Liver resectable
T4aN1bM1a Stage IVa 2/9 LN
MSS, KRAS-mut G13D
CEA & CA19-9: 5/18 2.5 78 8/17 1.4 48 2/14/17 1.8 29
4 Folfox 6/15-7/30 (b4 liver surgery) 8 after
CT: 8/8 no change 3/27/17 NED for now :D
:!: Steroid induced hyperglycemia dx after 3chemo .. hospitalized, insulin -> Metformin
Surgeries (open):
3/18 Emergency colostomy 5/23 Primary+gallbl+colostomy reversal (+port) 9/01 Liver mets


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