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

Postby stu » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:44 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 .

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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 .

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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 peanut_8 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:37 am

Love the colors that you get with your pics, Stu. So pretty, wish I could visit.
Terri aka peanut
diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
permanent colostomy
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

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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...Post Your Pics Here

Postby bitchslapped » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:59 pm

While you are all out having F-U-N @ lakeside cabins, shopping sprees (mob),silos that aren't open (peanut), visiting fishing villages, ocean etc., (breathtaking views Stu),or out wandering the streets @ night (ZX10) :D , I am busy spending lotsa $ @ home.

Before:

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10/5 After:

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OOPS...Too Much? Actually, 2 trees thinned. Guess I should have stayed inside the house instead of: "How about that branch & that one & that"... :roll: 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!

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So is life in "The Projects" :D It's all I got for now folks :lol: :mrgreen:


MissMolly wrote:Thanks to everyone contributing to this thread. It is a shining beacon of spirit.


Couldn't AGREE more Karen. Well put. It's more than just pictures...color, space, dimension, life...grandiose to simple... & I'm enjoying the heck out of this thread.

Your brother sounds like an inspiration to us all, certainly loved & admired by his sister. :)
Your mom has had more than her share of worries it seems between the both of you, & you & brother about each other.
Warm Well Wishes to ALL of you + Abby too.

BS
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

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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 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
11 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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

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

stu wrote:Image


I'd love to know how hubby did this. It's fabulous!
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic 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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Re: O/T...Post Your Pics Here

Postby bitchslapped » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:37 pm

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



Love that! AND YES I AM :mrgreen: :lol: :D :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen: Yep, the ERA of Rock & Roll, free Love & the Mini Dress. Hard to shock us ol skules!!! 8) :D, tho the "youngins" think they can. :roll: :D
Some in the HOOD know me as Queen Bee...or was that Queen "B"? :shock: Either way, I wear the badge proudly! hehehe :D

It still has a top. Figure it will thicken up like a good stew in time. Gotta let the wind pass through, keep limbs & the squirrels off the roof...if that is even possible.

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My swingin days are behind me, Tarzan. Ropes & whips greyed & frayed :shock: :lol: Wanted to get my $750 worth. So fasten your seat belt & turn UP the VOLUME, cause we gonna be a "swingin":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60ll3753Xwk

Those branches went in the chipper you see parked in the street & I couldn't be happier. I'll brush my own hair, thank you very much.

Ethel, the ol Skule :D :P
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

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

Postby bitchslapped » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:02 pm

How about some Chloe time here folks. Miss Chloe has a lot "Times" in her little puppy dog life:

Nummytime (meals)
Pottytime
Opentime (tooth brushing, treats involved)
Bathtime
Owietime (you come @ her w/thermometer or needle in hand you better have treats!)
Lovintime
Kissytime
:D GAMETIME = mental stimulation :!:


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It's pretty amazing that she can get the orange top off the one to get @ the treats. Never thought that was w/b possible. You have to twist & lift to get it off.


Had her teeth cleaned @ vet Mon. They are very proud of her smile :) However now that she is 15 she got antibiotics sent home for 3 days post cleaning.


BS
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

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

Postby peanut_8 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:06 pm

It's crazy, butt I'm so proud of Chloe for getting that treat out of that contraption. Such a good girl.

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Fonzie was an Ewok for Halloween. Not a happy one mind you. No tricks that night, only treats.
Terri aka peanut
diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
permanent colostomy
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

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

Postby bitchslapped » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:35 pm

Beyond cuteness peanut! :lol: :lol:

As far as the gametime contraption, each compartment opens differently to get @ the treats! Lift up, pull out, grab & lift, & grab, twist & lift!
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

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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 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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