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Postby midlifemom » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:34 am

What, if anything, do folks do for their oncs and infusion room staff during the holidays?
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?

Nik Colon

Re: holidays

Postby Nik Colon » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:55 am

Never thought about it. Could be a good idea to hopefully get on their good side :shock: :roll: :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: holidays

Postby sjring » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:10 am

I tend not to do things for the holidays because everyone else does. I bribe...I mean gift...them with Girl Scout Cookies once they go on sale in February. Nothing beats a late winter sugar rush just as they are getting over the holiday sugar rush.
50 YO Husband & father of 2 teenagers.
DX 9/9/13 Stage 4 cc (at age 48)
16 Rounds FOLFOX + Avastin (Oct-13 to May-14)
Maintenance chemo - Avastin & 5-FU infusions (Jun-14 to Jul-15)
Jul-15: Mets to lymph nodes, resuming FOLFOX
Sep-15: MRI showed stability, back to maintenance chemo.

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Re: holidays

Postby JDinNC » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:29 pm

Never really thought about it..I figured if I started handing out gifts it would start to snowball where I would feel like I would have to keep doing it. But if I did..maybe a gift certificate to a restaurant where they might go for lunch.
61 y/o female @ DX...........
6/13 DX- stage 4
Sigmoid colon cancer.
One met to lung
7/13 colon resection
8/13 lung resection
7/17 four years....NED
8/18 five years....NED
63 y/o @ DX
6/15 stage 2a
7/15 surgery on arm
7/15 NED
4/16 recurrance
5/16 remove metastasis from back
5/16. Started immunotherapy
8/16 discontinue treatment
7/18...PET scan...NED

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Re: holidays

Postby canadiandaughter » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:41 pm

My dad is always taking donuts into the staff, not just at holidays. If it is anything like being in a school, our staff room gets filled with treats at Christmas from students. I think something other times of the year would be appreciated. Things we like are chocolates, especially the wrapped ones, nut trays, popcorn mixes. Things that do not require refrigeration and keep for a long time.
DD to 81 year old father
dx 24/07/14 iv cc mets liver/lung
folifiri started 19/07/14
shrinkage of all mets
growth in the liver,started folfox/avastin 80% 13/01/16
reduced to 70% due to side effects 27/01/16
First scan on folfox shows shrinkage in lungs, but liver just stable
6 rounds of vectibix-fail. 3cm growth and new spots showing Waiting for panel recommendations
At peace January 8, 2017

Nik Colon

Re: holidays

Postby Nik Colon » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:34 pm

canadiandaughter wrote: Things we like are chocolates, especially the wrapped ones, nut trays, popcorn mixes.

Is that a request? Haha, j/k

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Re: holidays

Postby LB10 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:28 am

I've been thinking about this too. My next onc appt is just before Christmas. I feel like I need to bring something. I was thinking maybe home baked cookies. Is that too lame?
Stage III Rectal cancer
Dx 3/14
4/14-7/14 8 rounds Folfox
8/14-9/14 Radiation/Xeloda
1/15 APR colostomy
46 yo wife & mom

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Re: holidays

Postby dudette » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:10 pm

Home baked cookies are the bomb - not lame at all. Though only if they are truly home and hand made. Not from a baking mix.

Any home made food items - jams, cookies, roasted nuts - would score super high with me.
Dx 03/2015 @ age 41 - CC stage IV - pT3 N2b (14/29) cM1 (hep) L1 V1 Pn1 R1
unresectable mets liver 60% + lungs
04/15 - sigmoid resect.
07/16 - hysterectomy (ovaries)
05-06/15 - 4 x Folfirinox
12/15 - 02/16 4 x Xeliri + Avastin
03-05/16 9 x Xeloda
09-12/16 Folfiri + Cetuximab
01/2017 - metronomic chemo + methadone
July 20, 2107 - Temi has passed away.

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