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zx10guy
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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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Soccermom2boys
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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

canadiandaughter
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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.
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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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mobrouser
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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

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CRguy
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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
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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

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

Postby mobrouser » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:15 pm

It's 35 degrees outside (that's F not C) so gardening has moved indoors. Well it actually moved indoors about six weeks ago.
The eldest mobster decided he wanted to grow hot peppers this summer so he bought seeds on line from the Netherlands: Carolina Reapers and Ghost Peppers. https://pepperhead.com/top-10-worlds-hottest-peppers/
While they did flower, it took a long time for the peppers to develop, so the largest plants were dug up and put into pots and are now sitting in my living room under fluorescent light.

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He ate one with dinner the other night. He had a glass of milk ready, but part way through dinner he had to down a second glass.
Apparently the poop he had the next morning was rather uncomfortable too.
The plants have started flowering again. I refuse to allow a bee hive in the house, so he is using a paint brush to try and pollinate them :idea:.

I made turkey broth last weekend in the stock pot, this weekend is pulled pork.
And in case you were wondering, today's drink of choice is:
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I am anxious to find out if the Shark is still on the dining room table.....

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

zx10guy
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby zx10guy » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:55 pm

Thank you BS and Peanut. I'm glad you like my pics. It's been my escape from a pretty sad reality.

Soccermom, yes the bridge is in Delaware. Next to Seashore Park. Froze my rear end off waiting for it to get dark and for the all those lights on the bridge to fire up. On the way up Coastal Highway, I passed what looks like an old military observation tower along the beach line which was lit up in blue like the bridge. That might be my next photo subject.

Soccermom2boys
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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby Soccermom2boys » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:57 pm

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OMG—three years on this forum and I finally submitted my first picture! Words can’t express how excited I am over this—it was always such wonderment over how people were able to post their pictures on here! For the record for anyone reading through this in the future—if I have been able to do it so can you! :lol: Thank you, BS, for referring me back to where I could find a description of the process—I went to imgur and honestly the hardest part to this process was them verifying I wasn’t some robot and I had to keep clicking on which parts of the picture puzzles were fire hydrants and chimneys and crosswalks and streetlights. LOL

By no means a spectacular first picture, but this as an unexpected and rare occurrence to have three inches of snow so early in November. Twenty four hours later and all of the snow had melted away.

BS—your memories of being a soccermom made me smile. And I can only imagine the hell of having to ref a soccer game with a team full of attorneys, no wonder your son won’t ref for them anymore, but the vision of it made me chuckle, sorry. :mrgreen:

Zx10guy—That Tower you are referring to is part of Towers Beach (such a descriptive name for it, eh?!). I don’t think it was always bathed in the blue lights at night, but I noticed that last weekend when I drove past it in the evening. Yes, it is one of a few remnants from WW II, I believe. That beach is generally where we go if we head down for a day trip to the beach. And as for your evening shots of the Indian River Inlet bridge, your pictures came out great so thanks for freezing your butt off waiting to get them—seeing those pictures was the catalyst that finally got me to join in on this thread after enjoying reading through it faithfully the past year or so since BS started it.
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 benben » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:16 pm

Nice contributions everyone!

bitchslapped wrote:peanut...you have such a great view, hazy or not!


I fully agree. That's one incredible view to be able to take in daily! Also that vast hedge makes my arms sore from the thought of all the trimming. Hah!

Here are some pics around the Tri-Cities. I have to admit that none of these are taken by me, but rather my son. He's very much into photography, and has been for several years.

Lake Wenatchee - Not exactly Tri-Cities but 1.5 hours west into the cascades near Leavenworth.
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Sunrise Nov 25 - Hills above Kennewick
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Columbia River (part of scenery I take in on my daily bike ride)
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Nearby hills
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Balloon launch - along Yakima River
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3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treats
Treat 7 - 75% OXI
Treats 8-12 - NO OXI, Luke & 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
7/18 CT-Scan - Clear, CEA 4.6 :(
8/30 CEA 2.6
10/5 CEA 1.5
11/8 PORT OUT!

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

Postby stu » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:53 am

Hi ,
Your son has a real eye for photography. He must be a similar age to mine . That’s incredible.
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 stu » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:42 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 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:43 am

Edinburgh Castle by night . It really is beautiful . I drag all my guys to a Christmas concert on the Ist of December to start Christmas .
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 .

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

Postby stu » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:49 pm

Hi BS ,
You know I never knew that !!
There is a military tattoo in the Castle grounds in August and it’s spectacular. Fireworks are let off down the side of the Castle wall .
It’s worth a visit !!!
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 .

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

Postby stu » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:52 pm

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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 .


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