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justin case
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Good news

Postby justin case » Mon May 11, 2015 6:52 pm

I've been accepted to receive premier burial benefits as a limited one time offer of only $20,000.00, I'll bet you didn't get that in the mail 8)
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

Danieljt
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Re: Good news

Postby Danieljt » Mon May 11, 2015 7:01 pm

I took out a large term ins policy so our farm could be paid off for the kids. It's good till I'm 79. I used to lose sleep that I would live past 79 n lose everything. Now that I have stage 4 dlbc I don't think I'll have to worry about it. But then again.....
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.

justin case
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Re: Good news

Postby justin case » Mon May 11, 2015 7:05 pm

Danieljt wrote:I took out a large term ins policy so our farm could be paid off for the kids. It's good till I'm 79. I used to lose sleep that I would live past 79 n lose everything. Now that I have stage 4 dlbc I don't think I'll have to worry about it. But then again.....
Jackie

When you get to be 78, get an equity loan 8) 8) 8)
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

Danieljt
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Re: Good news

Postby Danieljt » Mon May 11, 2015 7:13 pm

What's that?
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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BrownBagger
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Re: Good news

Postby BrownBagger » Mon May 11, 2015 7:39 pm

Burn me and urn me.
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.

justin case
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Re: Good news

Postby justin case » Mon May 11, 2015 8:11 pm

Danieljt wrote:What's that?

Edith, Edith- I think I'm having a heart attack.
I don't know about the property you are on, but my property taxes have gone up a minimum of 10%, every year for as long as I've owned my little parcel, due to property appraisals :roll: I have a whopping 3/4 of an acre 8)
And that is probably exaggerated.
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: Good news

Postby Bev G » Mon May 11, 2015 8:15 pm

Danieljt wrote:I took out a large term ins policy so our farm could be paid off for the kids. It's good till I'm 79. I used to lose sleep that I would live past 79 n lose everything. Now that I have stage 4 dlbc I don't think I'll have to worry about it. But then again.....
Jackie


Hi Jackie,

I hope you're hanging in there with the lymphoma treatment. Just some encouragement here: My "DH" also had stage IV DLBCL and pretty much failed all the chemo. He had an autologous stem cell transplant almost exactly a year ago. No signs of any cancer and he's completely recovered from the transplant. It wasn't easy, butt hey, why should cures be easy :roll: :roll: :roll:

Best to you and your DH.

Bev
58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Re: Good news

Postby Danieljt » Mon May 11, 2015 8:16 pm

I know what a equity loan is. Duh
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: Good news

Postby Danieljt » Mon May 11, 2015 8:24 pm

Bev, thanks for the encouragement. So far so good. Dan n I are both Ned . The only difference between him and me is i want to enjoy what ever life I have left and he wants to wallow around and think negative thoughts all day. It's bringing me down but what the hell. We been married 44 years and I'll get through this too. It's just another kick in the ass from cancer. Sorry don't mean to be narly.
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.

justin case
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Re: Good news

Postby justin case » Mon May 11, 2015 8:28 pm

Danieljt wrote:I know what a equity loan is. Duh

Kinda what I assumed, duh
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

justin case
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Re: Good news

Postby justin case » Mon May 11, 2015 9:15 pm

BrownBagger wrote:Burn me and urn me.

I'm with you on that. I can't imagine that looking down on me with a bad makeup job, would please me.(should I be looking down) Looking up, I wouldn't see anything other than the burn I've already seen in the mirror :roll: thanks, radiation 8)
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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mstults
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Re: Good news

Postby mstults » Mon May 11, 2015 10:27 pm

Funny. I took out a 20 yr term policy not long before being diagnosed. If I make it 12 more years someone loses 300K.
Male Age 53. Dx CC with numerous liver mets 6/23/12. Colon res 6/24/12. Started folfox 7/24/12. Added avastin 8/27/12. CT 12/27/12 still showing shrink. Took 17 rounds of FOLFOX. Then 5-FU + Avastin. Switched to Irinotecan for 1 yr. CEA rose to >400. Switched to Vectibix 2/18/15. CEA decreasing. Scans show some growth in liver mets. Lung Mets stable to shrinking.

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Re: Good news

Postby Danieljt » Mon May 11, 2015 11:14 pm

To live or to die before our term life ins is up? What a predicament we are in.
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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Frenchie's Wife
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Re: Good news

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Mon May 11, 2015 11:42 pm

I have 3 policies that don't require health disclosures. These three change when I turn 65 next month. The payout is cut in half !
They were work related in some way.
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

Nik Colon

Re: Good news

Postby Nik Colon » Tue May 12, 2015 3:01 am

justin case wrote:
BrownBagger wrote:Burn me and urn me.

I'm with you on that. I can't imagine that looking down on me with a bad makeup job, would please me.(should I be looking down) Looking up, I wouldn't see anything other than the burn I've already seen in the mirror :roll: thanks, radiation 8)

I have already told people long ago b4 this shit I want to cremated and no wake. And if it were up to me no burial plot, but I guess that part is up to my family.


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