RayM is Resting in Peace

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Re: RayM is Resting in Peace

Postby pfCml73183 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:21 pm

I agree with Jane. This was a tough one to read and respond to.
r.i.p Rau and I pray God will bless your family with good memories to help them through this tough time.
Peace, Celeste
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Erbitux and Urelumab trial @MSKCC 3/15
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Re: RayM is Resting in Peace

Postby kiwiinoz » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:36 pm

I've been lurking on this one. Ray was always one that no matter how tough things got he would push through in a positive manner. I found him to be a source of inspiration and the world is a sadder place without you Ray.

I've got some nice wine set aside, and I'll be cracking it open, and thinking of you, your exercise at the Y, your surfing and your love for life as I sip on it.
Stage IV Rectal Cancer (39 Year old male at dx)
pT3N0M1 (wish that was M0)
Diagnosed 05 Dec 2012
LAR 05 Jan 2013
VATS 27 Feb 2013
FOLOFX April 2013 - Sep 2013
Clear Scan 03 Dec 2013 - 22 May 2019
Port Out 26 March 2015

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Re: RayM is Resting in Peace

Postby kpjpmom » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:28 pm

I. Hate. This. Disease. Ray and I were diagnosed the same time. I am so sad. Ray you are missed!!!
DX March 2011 stg 3 cc
Kidney cancer May 2011
Folfox 6months (12 rnds)
It's Back! October 2012 colon resection, kidney removed.FOLFIRI/Erbitux starts Jan.2013
Completed FOLFIRI June 2013, Erbitux continues
March 2015 Met to spine. Radiation 15 treatments
Folfri, 5fu dropped after 3x, Erbitux and Iri continued CEA rising. Moved to
Folfox, Xeloda,Avastin until Feb. 2016 oxilap. Neuropathy returns.
Xeloda,Avastin continues.

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Re: RayM is Resting in Peace

Postby Maddielolo » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:51 pm

Sad and unfair (as it always is). He was positive here, and motivating just by his actions (continuing to work, seeking all options etc). Thinking of his family and friends, and wishing strength and better days....

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Re: RayM is Resting in Peace

Postby chixter » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:42 pm

I'm having a hard time tonight. Just under a year ago I came here full of fear and not knowing which way to look or which way to turn. I was so blindsided that I never had felt so helpless in my life. After my intro post, so many responded. I read the posts that they made, I read the signature lines. I recognized these people as veteran fighters. I took an almost child like comfort in the battle of my daughters illness. I thought "Oh yeah? these people are on my side and they are kicking ass" Ray was one of those. We were inspired by so many of you...I think we develop a core for lack of a better word, of the folks we look to with an awesome respect. At least I do. The ones who are still here and the ones who are now gone. Through their own fight, these people have reached out to help others as best they can. There has got to be a special place in the Universal order for such souls. Ray was one of them. Every time I posted with a question, he was there with his take on it. He was one of mine and Katies heroes. A fighter who took this shit on HIS terms. There still are a lot of heroes here, never forget that. New heroes are made every day in this struggle. RIP Ray. Please, look up Katie and let her know how you touched my heart. Strength and peace for your family, brother.
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Re: RayM is Resting in Peace

Postby Icesk8tr » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:56 pm

R.I.P. Dear Ray. You will be missed around here. You were such an inspiration. Condolences to your family and friends.

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Re: RayM is Resting in Peace

Postby kirac » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:37 pm

So sad. I will always remember Ray with a wine glass "cheering" us on. I have two personal friends die of cancer this month and then so many of you... sometimes it's just too much to handle!!
Husband (Age 36) 1/13 Dx Stage 3B rectal cancer
3/13 Chemoradiation
6/13 Tumor removed, Temp ileo, 1/15 nodes
7/13 Chemo = Oxaliplatin, Xeloda
1/14 Reversal
7/14 NED, CEA 1.8
12/14 CLEAR CT scan! NED


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