The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:38 am

A think a month is long enough. Hope you are doing well Frenchie.
2014
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stg IIIb
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
8/25 - CT- Inc
9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
2015
3/2 - Colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
2016
3/23- clean CT
2017
2/22- clean CT

ONE DAY AT A TIME !

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

Postby bitchslapped » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:29 am

Stopping by to say HI! Hope you check in sometime soon.

Take Care, 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
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 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:50 pm

Hi guys,
I am sorry for taking so long in replying. I have a lot of trouble concentrating these days. I have forgotten how to use this tablet. Mrs. Frenchie's is helping out this post.

Simple things have become very difficult to deal with. It will soon become time to move into my new digs, it is a Palative care hospice, five minutes from my home. I toured the place a few days ago and I was impressed.

My biological kids live far away and there is room available here free of charge if they want to stay the night. The only downside that I could see is that I would have no say when it comes to meal times. You take what is provided.

I have discoved that God has a sense of humor, the sicker I get the luckier I get at the casino. That is the only source of entertainment these days.

All the news that I have is grim and I didn't want to burden you folks with it over the holidays. First the good news, I am alive and relatively pain free. I take low dose pain medication for my bowel cancer that is the only area that is causing me pain at the moment.

I am starting to dread my monthly appointments with my doctor. My cancer keeps spreading and the options to correct are invasive.

Here is an example, I recently have to get my metal stent replaced between my bladder and kidney since it had been a year and was now partially blocked. They had a hell of time replacing it due to cancer in that area. They could not fit it in 100% so now I have pain and blood when I urinate. If this fails again then the only alternative will be to insert a tube directly into my kidney through my back and urniate that way. This is not something I am looking forward to.

With Mrs. Frenchie's help I will try and post more often. My brain feels like a camera that is out of focus. I have practically given up driving, I mostly just drive to the casino as I know my way there and back. Even that may soon have to come to an end.

I miss all of you guys!!
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 HopeForJesse » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:55 pm

Hi Frenchie,
You don't know me so don't for one minute think your memory is failing here. I just know of your legacy here from many others who have been around for awhile. You have absolutely made my night by posting today. So happy to hear from you and wishing you continued casino luck and health miracles!!
DH DX 01/16 49 YO inoperable RC stage IV liver mets
MSS, mod dif adenocarcinoma, high grade dysplasia, TP53 APC,BRCA2
12/15 CEA 241, 4/16 CEA 22.3 >6 FOLFOX (2/16-4/16) 7/16 CEA 4.3 :D 8/10 5.3 11/17 1.8
LAR/ileo 5/17/16 Clear margins 1/29 nodes
HAI, reversal, liver (some wedge) resections (7) & ablations (3) 7/12/16
FUDR 8/10/16 FOLFOX resume 8/24 reaction to oxy -just 5FU 12/28/16 No more chemo :D
Ephesians 3:20 Our God is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine!

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

Postby Lee » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:47 pm

Frenchie,

So AWESOME to see your post :D . I think of you daily. So happy to hear Mrs. Frenchie is helping and taking care of you. I wish/pray for GOOD DAYS for you and Mrs.Frenchie. Post when you can, butt know that people around the world are praying/pulling for you.

ALWAYS the best for you, FRENCHIE and Mrs. Frenchie,

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 CRguy » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:56 pm

Frenchie + Mrs. Frenchie ......
YOU ARE ROCK STARS HERE my friends

whatever and whenever you want to share ...... post it budds !!!!! We are here to hear .....

Very good to hear from you and the palliative care center is to your liking
BUTT ... if the meals don't suite you ..... -->>>> delivery and take out !!! :twisted: :mrgreen:
WORD !

(( my third extended hospital stay I got SO sick of Hosp food I told my Doc I was sending wifey out to do a fast food run.
He laffed and said good luck with that. Wifey came back with a White Spot deluxe burger / fries / Nobashi prawns + sauce.
He came back for his evening rounds and said " what smells so good in here ? " Told him it was NOT my stoma :mrgreen:
true story ... and YES I do have a great surgeon !!! and NO I did not share my prawns with him :twisted: ))


The casino thing ... take your WINS where you get them
I see an "Ocean's Eleven" theme coming up here Frenchie
Keep gaming those homies and Keep On WINNING !

Love you bro'
and YES we got and kept the MHome running !!!!!

Harmony every day all the way
CRguy
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
10 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing NONrandomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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

Postby Maia » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:00 pm

Love you, Frenchie!!!!

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

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:28 pm

So good to hear from you. Prayers for you and Miss Frenchie......and for you to keep winning......in everything and every way possible...... Andre
2014
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stg IIIb
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
8/25 - CT- Inc
9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
2015
3/2 - Colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
2016
3/23- clean CT
2017
2/22- clean CT

ONE DAY AT A TIME !

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

Postby peanut_8 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:43 am

So good to hear from you Frenchie. Many thanks to Mrs. F for the assistance.

I like CRGuy's idea about delivery and take out in case you want a special something.

Sorry to hear about the pain, glad you like the hospice center well enough.

Love peanut
Terri aka peanut
diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
permanent colostomy
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 bitchslapped » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:05 am

There you are ya little rascal! You stopped by when I wasn't looking. Then I wrote a reply AND lost the dang thing :roll: One thing about CT Frenchie: its existence is based on bad news, support thereof, sprinkled w/some victories & always educational. Guess we're the Bad News Bears (like the movie) :mrgreen: So the point being, if it was all good news, nobody would be here.

You've tolerated the pain & bleeding from that stent for some time now, though the alternative procedure does sound less than pleasant to be sure. You must catch bullets in your teeth...one tough guy.

This care facility sounds like a good find & so close to home. That will make it easier for the Mrs. to keep an eye on you & sneak you in some extra snacks for your own personal stash. Everything is a trade off in one way or another, but you'll find a work around, such as CRguy mentioned.

I suppose some days are going to be fuzzier than others, but it was sure good to hear from you!
Appreciate the time & effort w/the tablet from "Team Frenchie" to touch base w/us. :)

Take Care Frenchie (you too Mrs. Frenchie),

XO
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 Frenchie's Wife » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:20 pm

My brain functions much like Ground hog Day.
Mrs Frenchie has to repeat herself several times a day. I am constantly asking her what day of the week we are today.
I will try and check in once a week with Mrs Frenchie's help.
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 Frenchie's Wife » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:20 pm

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

Postby Maia » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:32 pm

Damn, Frenchie... can't you go and check if you can get into this immunotherapy trial #NCT02060188
A Study of Nivolumab, or Nivolumab Combinations in Recurrent and Metastatic Colon Cancer (CheckMate 142)
Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute Recruiting
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Contact: Michael Sawyer, Site 0027
Dr Sawyer office Tel: 780.432.8248

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT02060188

Or at least ask your doctor to get you nivolumab + cobimitinib on a compassionate basis. You never know, you are a living proof of that! (and neither of those are chemo... I wouldn't do that to you).
All my love.

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

Postby peanut_8 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Frenchie wrote:Sorry!



damn you Frenchie! #1 rule of The Grim Reaper Thread is WE ARE NEVER SORRY!!!

We roll with the punches here. :shock: :mrgreen:

Best Wishes,
peanut


here's a joke popular in Russia perhaps a favorite of V. Putin himself???





A young boy says to his father "Dad, our math teacher is asking to see you."
"What happened?" The father asks.
"Well, she asks me, 'how much is 7 * 9?' I answer '63' , then she asks, 'and 9 * 7?' so I asked 'what's the fucking difference?' "
"Indeed, what is the difference?" asks the father. ''Sure, I'll go.''
The next day, the boy comes home from school "Dad, have you gone by the school?" He asks.
"Not yet."
"Well when you do, come and see the gym teacher also."
"Why?" asks the father.
The boy explains, "Well we had a gym class today, and he asked me to raise my left arm, I did. Then my right arm, I also raised it. Then he asked me to lift my right leg, so I did. 'Now,' he says, 'lift your left leg,' so I asked 'What, am I suppose to stand on my cock!?'"
"Exactly," says the father. "Alright, I'll come."
The next day, the boy asks his father "Did you go to the school?"
"No, not yet."
"Don't bother, I got expelled."
Surprised, the father asks "Why did you get expelled?"
"Well, they summoned me to the principal's office, and sitting there were the math teacher, the gym teacher, and the art teacher."
"The fuck was the art teacher doing there!?" asks the father.
"That's what I said" replied the boy.
Terri aka peanut
diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
permanent colostomy
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 BrownBagger » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:35 am

All the best to you, Frenchie. You've hung in there like a champ. Hard not to admire that.

Good journeys from here on out, my friend.
Eric, 58
Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
Recurrences: (ongoing, lung, bronchial cavity, ribs)
Major Ops: 6/ RFA: 3 /bronchoscopies: 8
Pelvic radiation: 5 wks. Bronchial radiation—brachytheray: 3 treatments
Chemo Rounds (career):136
Current Chemo Cocktail: Xeloda & Erbitux & Irinotecan biweekly
Current Cocktail; On the Wagon (mostly)
Bicycle miles post-dx 10,477
Motto: Live your life like it's going to be a long one, because it just might, and then you'll be glad you did.


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