My lastest

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My lastest

Postby trbiggins » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:29 pm

Hello all,

Monday I was admitted into the hospital with the worst pain I have ever had. I was released today under hospice care. IV pain meds at home, hospital bed, and around the clock nursing if need be. Thanks to everyone who has helped me through this journey. I have finally had "the talk" with my daughters. Hardest thing I have ever done. We are all at peace. Mom is still a work in progress. She can't sleep and won't look for help. If you are praying person, pray for her. Good thoughts also appreciated. Mike Golic, host of ESPN's Mike & Mike, actually tweeted me his good thoughts. I thought it was cool. Anyway, I will keep y'all updated as long as I possibly can. My wife has taken a leave of absence from work to be with me. That means the world to me. For all you out there, keep fighting. I don't regret any treatment I've had to prolong my life. Love all my CT friends. Peace!
42 male at DX
Husband, father (girls 13 and 16)
Stage IV mets to liver Oct 2013
Xelox Dec 13-Apr 14
Avastin, Xeloda Apr-July 2014
Vectibix July
Vectibix/Irinotecan Dec 2014
Colon resect/ HAI pump Jan 2015
Folfiri/Vectibix/FUDR ongoing

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Re: My lastest

Postby jens22 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:53 pm

Praying for Strength for all of You. Don't be a hero...take the pain meds when you need them. Hospice will be a tremendous support for you and your family.
Colonoscopy 3/10 for ? hemmorrhoid.
Diag Colon Cancer 3 days later
Colon Ressection 3/30/10
Stage 3B 5/14 Nodes positive.
Power Port and 7 months of Chemo
Port removed 11/11
8 negative Cat Scans..... 10 years cancer free and Discharged from Sloane Kett!!
Diag age 47 , now 57 Mom of 3 boys.

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Re: My lastest

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:29 pm

Praying for comfort, fight, resolve, dedication, good fortune and anything else which will bring you peace and joy. Andre
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stage IIIb
6 of 18 lymph nodes cancerous
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
3/2 - Clean colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
3/23- clean CT
2/22- clean CT
3/21 - clean CT
4/11 - clean colonoscopy
3/11 - clean CT
9/23 - Five-year release - Annual visits now !
Next colonoscopy - 2023


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Re: My lastest

Postby pfCml73183 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:53 pm

May God bless you with peace and comfort.
You are in my prayers, Celeste
Wife and BF to Peter, 54
Erbitux and Urelumab trial @MSKCC 3/15
went home 5/8/15

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Re: My lastest

Postby Maggie Nell » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:07 am

Away from the dwellings of care-worn men
The waters are sparkling in wood and glen—
Away from the chamber and dusky hearth
The young leaves are dancing in breezy mirth,
Their light stems thrill to the wild wood strain,
And youth is abroad in my green domain.....

Red-tailed hawk fledgling, June 2015; image courtesy of Greg Green, OPW
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DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency R. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception (ouchies)
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX
Pending colonoscopy 23 March 2021
Unexpected severe allergic reaction to the prep...big WTF!?
To be rescheduled...

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Re: My lastest

Postby orcasres » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:19 am

Praying for strength and peace for you and all of your family. Lois
63 yo F
Colon resection Sept. 2010
pT3N0M0 Stage 2A
Medullary Tumor 6.5cm long
Lymphovascular invasion
Lynch negative
12 FOLFOX 11/2010 to 5/2011 8 w/Oxi
NED so far

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Re: My lastest

Postby Teddi » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:46 am

Wishing you pain free days, and time with those you love.

47 at diagnosis
Colonoscopy, biopsy, CT, PET 6/14
Rectal cancer (tentatively) Stage III-b, MSS
Xeloda and radiation 25x finished 8/14
FOLFOX 5 cycles
Surgery 1/23/14 ~ T1N0MX ~ temp illeostomy
FOLFOX 3 cycles = total of 8
Illeostomy reversal 4/8/15
Clean scans x2, clear colonoscopy 9/15

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Re: My lastest

Postby JENNJ » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:36 am

I'm so sorry. Praying for you and your family.

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Re: My lastest

Postby midlifemom » Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:40 am


Thanks for posting your update. Your sense of peace and acceptance of your situation originally had me in awe - and has since motivated me to find that. Peace for myself. I'm not quite there yet, but making improvements. Thanks for the inspiration.

I wish for you some more moments to make sweet memories with your family. Don't worry, mom will come around in her own time. Sending you peaceful and pain free thoughts as your soul embarks to its next destination.
Stage 3 cc - dx Jan '14 age 53, cea 2.9
t2n2m0, KRAS mutant, MSS
Folfox Feb - Aug '14
Nov '14 cea 27.7 -2 liver masses
Dec '14 left lobectomy and HAI
Jan '15 FUDR and FOLFIRI
Aug '15 fudr done, liver clear, add avastin for lungs. Cea 4.3
Feb '16 CEA rising
May '16 2 wk break then drop Iri for 6 weeks.
Jul '16 cancer grew, constricted main bile duct. Stent inserted. On break till jaundice clears. CEA climbing. Doing reduced Folfox. Allergic to Oxali.
Sep'16 chemo failed. Trial or hospice?

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Re: My lastest

Postby aja1121 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:26 am

Wishing you peace... you'll be in my thoughts.
05/23/14 DH dx Stage 3B rectal ca (age 41)
6/2014 chemorad | 10/2014 LAR, all nodes clean
FOLFOX x 10 | VATS/lung met | ileo reversal
09/15 local recurrence
10/15 colostomy
11/15 FOLFIRI x 4, major growth
02/16 tumor debulked
Stable ten months on Xeloda/Avastin
Growth on clinical trials NCT02024607 (BBI608 + FOLFIRI), NCT02817633 (anti-PD-1 + anti-TIM-3), NCT03175224 (c-Met inhibitor)
09/27/2018 started hospice
02/07/19 died

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Re: My lastest

Postby Deb m » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:06 am

Yourself along with your family have our prayers.

God bless,


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Re: My lastest

Postby CM35 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:19 am

I am so sorry to read this, Richard. Your grace in the face of this situation is admirable and remarkable. I am wishing you pain-free days. Your family is in my prayers.
stg IV 4/2013 @34 - liver, ovary/peritoneum
Lots of chemo, surgery and good luck - still doing well 03/2016...

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Re: My lastest

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:19 am

Wishing you to be pain free!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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Re: My lastest

Postby ams5796 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:31 am

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Your grace is inspirational.

Stage 3C (or 4?) Rectal Cancer 01/07
2/10 lung mets
3/11 VATS
6/11 VATS
7/13 lung met
2/14 SBRT
NED 8/14
5/17 scan and MRI found treated spine met

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Re: My lastest

Postby exaussie » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:15 am

So sorry about having to speak of this to your precious daughters. Now it is time for yourself and your wife and children. You can't worry about your mom, she will do what ever she will do. As a mom who said goodbye to her only son I know the difficulty in that path. If she is willing I would gladly speak to her.
Do and say what's on your heart, hospice will do their part, you are in good hands with a wonderful wife who will be with you. Prayers and good wishes that she can be there for you and take care of herself through this journey.
For you, lots of pain free days, gorgeous sunsets and strength to do what you want to do.
DS 26 yrs old diagnosed 6/13 T3N2aM1b
Resection 6/13
6 rounds chemo folfax
12/13 Fissure
hernia surgery 12/13
5 months break
Maintenance chemo 3/14
Crazy growth. Liver failing. Folfox and vectibex 7-29-14
Chemo failure Hospice 8/26
Left us 8/28

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