Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

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Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby Lee » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:03 pm

Have not seen a post by Karen, aka Miss Molly in a while. Hope she's doing okay.

Thinking of you,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby Soccermom2boys » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:33 pm

I was on the UOAA site and Karen posted on there a few days ago that her beloved Ms. Molly passed away around the holidays. As we know from her many posts on here, Molly meant a lot to Karen. She said that Molly was almost 15 years old. Breaks my heart to pass on the news, but I am guessing that is probably why she has been absent from here recently.

Sending love to you, Karen!
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
With these odds, how have I not won the lottery already?!

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby peanut_8 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:45 pm

Soccermom is correct. Miss Molly passed away, and Karen is really struggling.

Sending mega internet love her way.
peanut
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: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby susie0915 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:31 pm

So sorry to hear that news. It is always so hard to lose our furry family members. Prayers for Karen.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc feels scar tissue
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule or scarring/inflammation

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby Shana » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:13 pm

I'm so very sorry to hear about Miss Molly. Much love and hugs to Karen at this sad time

Shana
DX - 12/16
MSS - KRAS wild
Well-differentiated adenocarcinoma at splenic flexure
Stage IV CC with liver mets
5FU - Failed twice - 1/17 and 3/17
Irinotecan + Cetuximab: 8/17
CEA 12/17 - 38.7! 1/18 - 33! 2/18-36.5 3/18-39.8
CT-Scan 9/17, 12/17, 3/18 Shrinkage of liver mets continues, no blockage
Irinotecan increased from 100 to 150 mg with tolerable side effects
Reoval & resection still on hold. Have to be stable enough to be OFF chemo one month prior and after surgery.

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby Robino1 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:15 am

I'm so sorry for the loss of a beloved furbaby :(

Heartfelt condolences and virtual {{{{hugs}}}}
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detect
Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II
2017
Distend abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan seeding & Ascites
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217; 219
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
8/29/17 CT melting of tumor.
12/8/17 Markedly decr ant peritoneal nodularity since 8/29/17 compat w/ marked posi respns to therapy
CEA: (2017)9/30 -109; 10/12 -99.1; 11/4 -90.7; 11/30 -70.7; 12/14 -83.4; (2018)1/4 -73.3; 2/1-84.2; 89.2; 89.8; 88.5; 81.8
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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby SweetC80 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:32 am

How sad. I'm sorry Karen for the loss of Ms. Molly. Much love to you
My Mom
12/16 Stage IIIb Rectal Ca CEA 1.2
1/17-2/17 Chemoradiation CEA 4.4
5/17 Entire Colon, Rectum & Anus removed Perm Ileostomy Bag
7/17 FOLFOX
9/17 Stage IVb 9cm Liver Met & 7mm Lung Nodule CEA 197
9/17 FOLFIRI CEA 160
10/17 Confirmed KRAS Pos CEA 210
11/17 Met growths Liver 10cm & Lung 8mm CEA 425
12/17 FOLFOX again Met growths Liver 13cm & Lung 1cm CEA 405
12/17 Xifaxan due to Hepatic Encephalopathy
12/17 New 2cm liver Met
1/18 CEA 992
2/8/18 Passed Peacefully

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby Lee » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:35 pm

Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. Our furbabies are members of our family. This was many year ago, my husband's cat, Mona, had to be put down. At that time, she had been with my husband longer than me. She was there when we moved due to jobs changes. She had moved across the USA about 3 separate times. She was there before and during the kids. She was a trooper through it all. They are family, and we all mourned her passing.

My thoughts and prayers go to you during during this most difficult time.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby GreenLakeGirl » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:34 am

Logging in to send you more support. Losing a companion is tough. Much love.
2009, age 37 with a 2yo: CC, IIIB (T4N1M0). IBD history
2010-11: FOLFOX, 12 rounds. 5 surgeries (3-step Ileal j-pouch, infection, VATS)
Currently NED.
Mom, you can go the hard way if you want, but the easy way is much easier. ~my 3yo

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:27 am

I'm so sorry for your loss!*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

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby bitchslapped » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:55 pm

So surprised & sad to read this, Karen. Wrapping virtual arms around you for your loss of Miss Molly. She is one lucky little girl to have had a loving, devoted mom such as you & likewise for you, a devoted, loving fur-daughter in beautiful, Little Miss Molly.

Sending you heartfelt sympathy, warm healing wishes. I'll miss her too. So enjoyed her pics & well wishes for Miss Chloe who w/b 15 in March. This song touches my very soul. For You & Molly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjw_HnDlPmA

Let us know how you are coming along.

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
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DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby MissMolly » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:41 am

Gosh . . . I had no idea that this thread was generating positive karma into the wider universe until Peanut (Terri) dropped me a note. I am humbled by the messages of condolence and kindness, as I am only a periphery member of this forum.

That Molly was my soul-mate is an understatement. I think some of you facing serious health speed bumps can appreciate the significant role that companion pets occupy in our life. The unconditional love and loyalty is unique and truly life-affirming.

I will admit that I am not doing well without Molly. I feel as though a part of me is missing. Lost and unmoored. It’s tough.

Molly had a private cremation and I wear a sprinkle of her ashes close to my heart in a petite paw-shaped titanium locket.

Molly would want me to “keep my tail up.” I have made inquiry with a recommended maltese breeder in Seattle, Wash. I have selected a toy-sized female malti-poo (maltese-poodle cross) puppy. She is 7 weeks old today and weighs in at 2.5 pounds. Apricot and white in color. Her name is Abby.

It is an odd juxtaposition. Mourning for for Molly while beginning to welcome Abby into my life. I honestly need a new little heartbeat. Never to replace Molly. But to somehow continue living in her memory.
Karen

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby peanut_8 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:41 am

puppy hugs and kisses are the best

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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: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby susie0915 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:23 am

I know when I lost dogs in the past, my home felt empty. Even with my husband and kids living here. I always did get a new puppy a couple of months later. As we never forget the ones we lost, the new members of our family find a special place in our heart as well. And it is helpful in the healing process. I look forward to seeing pictures of Abby.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc feels scar tissue
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule or scarring/inflammation

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Re: Miss Molly, Hope you are okay. . .

Postby Aqx99 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:54 pm

I know exactly how you feel. Two years ago I lost my dear, sweet Pouncer to a stroke. We had been together for 16 years. I didn't think I had it in me to love another cat ever again. But as luck would have it, a month later I was perusing the animal control website and saw the cutest little black kitten up for adoption (Pouncer had been all black). My heart did a little flutter, so I knew I had to adopt her. When I got there, I saw that she was with her mom in the cage. She was still nursing, and I didn't have the heart to separate them. I still miss my Pouncer every day, but I also can't imagine my life without my Molly (mom) and Ritzy (daughter).
Anne, 40
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
2/21/17 Diagnosis, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Diagnosed w/ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
11/27/17 CEA 2.6 ng/mL
12/5/17 CT showed NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9 ng/mL
1/11/18 CA 125 8.6 U/mL
1/23/18 Reversal
3/21/18 CT showed enlarged thymus
4/6/18 PET


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