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stu
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:47 am

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supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

stu
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby stu » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:53 am

A little update from across the pond on our recent travels .
From Fishing villages to the Lake District for my youngest son . His school participates in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme . They have to walk for miles with an enormous rucksack. He completed it during a storm and sent me a photo of one of his routes .He walked from the bottom up . I think the ethos must be life can be tough , keep climbing . Ha.
The last photo was sent to my son who was at uni during our last trip . My husband managed to take it with his GoPro camera and sent it to him to remind him we missed him . Letting go is kind of hard !!! :wink:
So that’s us !
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby MissMolly » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:27 pm

stu wrote:From Fishing villages to the Lake District for my youngest son . His school participates in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme . They have to walk for miles with an enormous rucksack. He completed it during a storm and sent me a photo of one of his routes .He walked from the bottom up . I think the ethos must be life can be tough , keep climbing .
Stu


Keep moving. Just keep moving.

My brother is a long-term cancer survivor, diagnosed with an aggressive Grade IV glioblastoma multiforma brain tumor in the early 1980s at the age of 16. CT scans, at the time, were on the cusp of discovery and neurosurgery rudimentary as compared to today. My brother is now 58 years of age and appropriately deemed “miracle.”

I honestly believe that a significant variable to my brother’s benefit was his inherent drive to walk, hike, and be at one with nature - partaking in expedition tours to remote corners of the world with a backpack and minimal essentials. Tuning out from 24 hour news and tuning into indigenous people and cultures and absorbing the abundance of the natural world around us. My brother found an inner “zen” in hiking, aligning his mind/body/soul, that better enabled/enables him to face his ongoing health challenges (intractable epilepsy with grand mal seizures, spasticity of his extremities that affects his gross and fine motor coordination, deficits with cognitive thinking).

My brother also provides me with a more refined personal compass. If my brother can get out of bed each morning and create a day of meaning, then so too can I.

Thanks to everyone contributing to this thread. It is a shining beacon of spirit.
Karen
Dear friend to Bella Piazza, former Colon Club member (NWGirl).
I have a permanent ileostomy and offer advice on living with an ostomy - in loving remembrance of Bella
I am on Palliative Care for broad endocrine failure + Addison's disease + osteonecrosis of both hips/jaw + immunosuppression. I live a simple life due to frail health.

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Re: O/T...REPLY TO ...Post Your Pics Here

Postby CRguy » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:42 pm

bitchslapped wrote: But when the branches are low enough to brush your hair for you, it's time to open up your heart & let the sunshine in!
BS

YES I got the reference
HAIR !!!! :shock: :mrgreen:
"let the sun shine in ..."

DAMN Ethel ... you one crazy
harsh ole' skule,
gotta Rule, break dem rules
60's chick :shock: lovesit !!! I do
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Damn fine
layin' down the line
WORD
talkin' bout trees
NOT absurd
on a forum dedicated to
turd ?
:oops:


YES I AM going now
sorry,
when you told your tree guys
"just a little off the top ... "

I think they misunderstood and thought you said
Just go over the TOP on this !!!!

Harmony sista' :mrgreen:
CR
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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mobrouser
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:57 am

peanut_8 wrote:
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^^^^^pic my architect friend Paul sent this morning, from a building site he's working on, Rocky Point, CA^^^^^


I'm picturing the finished project as something like this (ignore the city view) -

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I just noticed that Harry seems to like to change his table lamps regularly :wink:
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:04 pm

bitchslapped wrote:

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I see potential Christmas decorations in those cut branches.....
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:05 pm

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I'd love to know how hubby did this. It's fabulous!
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:28 pm

I may have mentioned it before, but I am not really a dog person. I do like that rug, though. Lots of reds in it.

The guys missed having Thanksgiving leftovers so I am cooking a turkey today. In the oven so there will be stuffing and gravy. I'll probably have a tomato sandwich.
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby zx10guy » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:56 pm

Yesterday at the Eastern Shore:

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby zx10guy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:28 pm

Thank you BS.

Here are the best pictures of the weekend. Very pleased at how well the last closer up shot of the bridge came out. It was a real challenge getting the pictures to come out without all the digital noise indicative of low light digital photography.

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby Soccermom2boys » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:01 pm

First let me say how much I love this thread and get excited when I see it’s been added to. It makes our world seem so small in the sense that we are able to share our piece of the world with each other. Thank you all so much for contributing to this thread and sharing so generously not just your pictures (which as I previously stated I love!), but for also sharing the human side of your lives—what you do or like or your pets or family members, etc.—that whole other life outside of CRC and that alone is a gift! And eventually one of these days I will take the time to figure out how to post a picture on here, not that I can think of anything I have to share at the moment, but it is on my list of things to learn, to be able to get a picture up on here without anyone having to do it for me. LOL

Ok, zx10guy, I kept looking at the recent pictures and thinking I had seen that bridge somewhere—especially as you said the pictures were from the Eastern Shore. Then when you included the lit up version of it, I knew what it was! The Indian River Inlet bridge—I have been over that numerous times as I live in DE and pass over it when traveling down to Bethany Beach or OC, MD. Great pics and the night-time version ones are impressive! Do you know the history of that bridge? :shock:
8/3/15 Went in with a hemorrhoid, came out with a tumor
8/12/15 Biopsy from colonoscopy confirms RC (45 yrs old--zero family history!)
9/21 - 10/29/15 chemorad 28 tx (with Xeloda)
12/17/15 APR with perm colostomy
Pathology report stages me as IIIA (T2N1M0)--1/15 LN detects cancer
2/3/16 chemo port inserted
2/8-6/2/16 8 rounds of Folfox

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby canadiandaughter » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:43 pm

Hey BS, I know a thing or two about vacuums and dog hair being I have 4 of the hairy beasts in my house. I have a Roomba, but it's not great with the dog hair. I had a dyson, blew the motor. So, I did some research and went with a shark similar to what is pictured above, but I got the pet version. I love it!! It was not overly expensive and has survived almost 2 years in my crazy house. It's had a real test lately as the weather here gets colder, dogs in the house more, and the vacuuming was not done as often as it should have been with harvest happening.
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

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:29 pm

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Capt. Matthew Dawe was killed in Afghanistan in 2007 at the age of 27.
This picture was on the front page of the Toronto Star the day after he was killed and the first thing that struck me was the contrast between his son's tiny shoes and his big army boots.
Capt. Dawe was the cousin of a friend I made through a forum similar to this one that was dedicated to hockey. She is also military (as is her husband, in fact the entire Dawe family is military) and also a breast cancer survivor.
Sadly she is an Ottawa Senators fan.
It's been a couple of years since we last chatted, but I post this picture on my facebook page every year on Remembrance Day to let her know I won't forget.

mob
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CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?

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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby CRguy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:47 pm

Beautiful Remembrance mob
thank you for sharing and honouring your friend

Respectfully
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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mobrouser
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby mobrouser » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:04 pm

bitchslapped wrote:Only thing I know about the Roomba's peanut is that they are $$$$!! Sounds nice though in between manual vacuuming = floors always look presentable. My niece has one & apparently uses on carpet only...so THAT w/b an issue for me.

Besides being BLOWN AWAY by zx's last two pics (spectacular :!: :!: ) :shock: :shock: ... I'm beginning to wonder, zx...maybe YOU could even make ME look good in my old age...black & white of course :!: :!: :!: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

I am wondering about those tomato sandwiches mob mentioned. Think they are popular in the South here in the USA, but personally never had one.
Do have some garden tomatoes & peppers to use up + avocado & lettuce on hand. YOU reading mob? Imagine bread would get soggy unless toasted.

Ever wonder why tomato & potato in plural adds "es"? :lol:

BS


I'm reading. You need to add mayonnaise and skip the peppers and then you will have perfection. We call them sink sandwiches. Pluck a ripe tomato off the plant, wash it and slice it up onto a piece of bread with mayonnaise, add salt and pepper if you like, then lean over the kitchen sink when you take a bite in case some juice wants to drip and enjoy. No fuss and no muss.

8) mob
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat :wink: ) - Clear
Colonoscopy Dec 7 2018 - Clear - Next in 3 years?


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