The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Sun May 17, 2015 10:40 am

Thank you Nik. I can always use a hug.
I miss your funny posts and those beautiful songs .
Peanut, I miss our banter. I have been busy with medical issues and am not quite as lighthearted these days. Please give me a good laugh today if you can.

I am disappointed with Diladid. I still have break through pain in my left leg.
I can emagine how intense that would be if I wasn't on Diladid. I will look into
Increasing the dose.

We have had almost a week of crappy weather. It doesn't help my mood any.
The forecast looks good for next week. The last dump of snow they had this week
in the mountains should be melted by then. There will undoubtedly be more to
come. It is still quite early in the season.

My nephew Jay would fly out instead of driving if I needed him sooner. I still have options.
I am holding my own. I am very independent so that is my plan C.
I am spending the summer in the mountains come hell or high water. The campground has
all the amenities that I need. If I have too, I will have groceries and such delivered by
friends or family.
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 » Sun May 17, 2015 10:51 am

Frenchie, your determination is very admirable. You have had so many obstacles placed in your way, butt you have dealt with them. If plan C is what you need to get to the mountains, then plan C it is. Hope you are not in terrible pain. I'll see what I can find for jokes this morning.
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 bitchslapped » Sun May 17, 2015 11:36 am

Probably won't get rid of all of the pain, but hopefully most of it to the point of being manageable. With pain meds often times is a matter of following consistent dosing as prescribed on the bottle for a few days. Hope you don't need a higher dose, but definitely get in touch w/the doc if you find consistency is not working.

Did you get a good look @ the campsite yet? Looking forward to a pic!

Hang in there!

Best Wishes
Bitchslapped
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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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby peanut_8 » Sun May 17, 2015 12:07 pm

People in the airline industry aren't all serious...

1. On a Continental Flight with a very "senior" flight attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've reached cruising altitude And will be turning down the cabin lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the appearance of your flight attendants."

2. Heard on a Southwest Airline flight. "Ladies and gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this airplane is on the wing and if You can light 'em, you can smoke 'em."

3. On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take all of your belongings. If you're going to leave anything, please make sure it's something we'd like to have."

4. "There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are only 4 ways out of this airplane"

5. "Thank you for flying Delta Business Express. We hope you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed taking you for a ride."

6. As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Ronald Reagan, alone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big fella. WHOA!"

7. After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms in Memphis, a flight attendant on a Northwest flight announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as hell everything has shifted."

8. From a Southwest Airlines employee: "Welcome aboard Southwest flight 245 to Tampa. To operate your seat belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised."

9. "In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with theirs. If you are traveling with more than one small child, pick your favorite."

10. Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Southwest Airlines."

11. "Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and, in the event of an emergency water landing, please paddle to shore and take them with our compliments."

12. "As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or spouses."
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 peanut_8 » Sun May 17, 2015 12:45 pm

Some light reading material:

New Species of Fish discovered with Anus on Head

http://www.realclear.com/science/2014/0 ... ralamerica


Appropriately nicknamed the BUTTHEAD FISH. :D :D :D
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 Frenchie's Wife » Sun May 17, 2015 12:47 pm

Some pix of Frenchie's trailer

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Sun May 17, 2015 12:49 pm

Frenchie's 1939 International

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some more travel pix
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Sharon Brent » Sun May 17, 2015 1:32 pm

Hi Frenchie, cool pictures, your trailor looks very comfortable and loads of hidden cubby holes for your stash sweet,

Hope you are doing a bit better right now with your pain management and your legs, arm and eye are obeying Old Frenchie.

I like the sound of your nephew flying down that means he can be there on the road with you much quicker, I think you should tell him to fly down asap so the Party can really get started.

Well wishing you strength and sending loads of Love and Kisses from London my Friend :)
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
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Life Celebration in Nigeria 8 January 2015

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

Postby momof3 » Sun May 17, 2015 1:38 pm

We are told that dilaudid only last about 2 hours. My husband is taking 12 mg every 3 hours. He hates fentanyl and has refused the patch after a bad experience. He tried a long acting morphine and it worked and he was able to decrease dilaudid, but it gave him horrible migraines so he back to just dilaudid. I don't remember reading it, but what is causing the pain, do they know?
Husband was 46 when diagnosed stage 4 aug 2012
folfox and avastin ... then surgery april 2013
mets only to paraaortic nodes
Mets to femurs and spine found Nov 2013

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

Postby Kiwi Debz » Sun May 17, 2015 2:54 pm

Frenchie, your trailer looks like home away from home ..... It is great!

Hope the pain is receding some and you get to enjoy a little more your trailer and where you are!

I arrived in the US, Fl yesterday, PET tomorrow and Ct Tuesday.

Deb
6/14 DX mCrc stage 4
7/14 R. hemicolectomy; 4/17 LN; liver res. peri met; repair to illiac artery
8/14 FOLFOX
10/14 PET recurrence LN; liver ? Peri met Continue FOLFOX
12/14 PET: stable .Liver only! FOLFOX
02/15 Liver resection. NED
03/15 foundation One testing - BRAF mutant
05/15 progression; Hilum node; both lungs?
08/15 NED !!!!
Age 51 Mum to Tom (RIP) and Jose 18
KIA KAHA - Be strong!

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

Postby localyokal » Sun May 17, 2015 4:10 pm

Love the pics. Where was then goose pic taken at?

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

Postby skypup » Sun May 17, 2015 4:14 pm

I have teardrop trailer envy!

Frenchie, didn't they give you something for break-through pain? For me, I have oxycontin for continuous pain management and oxycodone for break through. (Fortunately not having to take it for now.)

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Sun May 17, 2015 4:53 pm

The trailer pictured was custom built from
the ground up. We had a fibreglass mold
built exactly like it for retail trailers.

I pulled it with the pickup or my 56
Oldsmobile. We attracted our fair share
of attention while on the road.

The odd shape mountains are called Voodos.
They are formed by sandstone erosion.

The goose was shot in Wawa Ontario. Their
Migration pattern has them flying overhead by
by the thousands.

That was my last motorcycle. My hands could
on longer handle the controls after I started chemo.
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 localyokal » Sun May 17, 2015 5:04 pm

I thought that was taken in WAWA, I was there 18 years ago or so on a hunting trip. Wawa is a very beautiful area.

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

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Sun May 17, 2015 5:06 pm

Now, about the Diladid. I will talk to my
Palative oncologist about increasing the
dose. I have lots of Percocet on hand. I
have been reluctant to take it along
With the Diladid for fear of overdosing.
I will give it a try when having break through
Pain next time it happens.
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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