My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

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My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Postby flyboy22 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:04 pm


I haven't been on here a long time.

But I wanted to let you know that my dear wife, Rachel, died peacefully on Dec. 27, 2017.

I'm so happy she doesn't have the physical struggles anymore, particularly the difficulty breathing.

But I'm left with a huge void and hole in my heart right now.

So, I now try to be like she was as she gracefully accepted that her time would be short, and take it a day at a time.

Prayers to all of you still fighting the battle that you can have more success.

And prayers to those who will lose a loved one. May you find peace amidst the struggle.


DH to wife 38, DX 12/14, Rt. clctmy Xmas
St. IIIB, pT3N2aM0, 4/27 nodes, mod. dif
KRAS (G12V), APC, TP53, MSS, vasc/lymph/perineural +
TX FOLFOX 1/15-6/15 (4 no oxi)
7/16 mets to retropertnl, iliac, supclavic. nodes
TX 9/16 FOLFIRI+Avast
1/17: Numerous bilateral lung mets; nodes stable/growth; FOLFIRI fail
TX 1/17 FOLFOX+Avast.
3/17: lung mets grow/new, nodes stable/growth, FOLFOX fail
no clinical trials
TX 9/17 Lonsurf
11/17 growth in lungs, nodes; mets to ovary, abdomen, and likely liver
11/17 hospice

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Re: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Postby Bev G » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:08 pm

Hello Cameron,

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Rachel. I hope family, friends and cherished memories will help to sustain you during this very sad time.

Warm best wishes.

58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Postby WarriorSpouse » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:19 pm

Life is so precious... I am so sorry for your loss.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Spouse of wife 47 years old
10/2014, Stage IV Metastatic CC
Lymph node involvement 12/15, w/ positive PET on para-aortic lymph nodes.
5 cm sigmoid tumor resection as well as positive Virchow lymph node.
KRAS mut, Highly Differentiated, Lynch Negative
Folfox and Avastin 1 YR (Oxi for 5 months) NED 05/2015
Zeloda and Avastin since 01/2016
Chemo break 03/2017, back on Zeloda and Avastin 04/2017.

"...Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."
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Postby Robino1 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:33 pm

My deepest condolences.
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detect
Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II
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.
Latest CT scan shows 2 new tumors and return of ascites.
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: 93.5
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Re: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Postby SweetC80 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:35 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your wife's passing. Prayers to you and the rest of your family.
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
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: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Postby Rikimaroo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:22 pm

So sorry to read this. This type of news is devastating for all of us who is fighting and for those who lost there loved ones. May you find peace my friend in her memories, but I can't really speak on how to do so.
Diagnosed at 38 y/o male, 3 kids 7,9,14 - Now 39.
Chemo Rad, CCR - W&W 5/2017
Local Recurrence, discuss options 11/26/2017
CT Scan 11/2017 Liver Met 5.5cm Stable, Stage IV
Port Scheduled for 12/15/2017, folfox/oxapalatin + avastin starts on the 12/20/2017
Blood Clot in Neck 1/16/2018, stop avastin, continue FolFox
TME/Liver Resect 4/3/2018
Biopsy Results 0/8 Lymph nodes clear, margins not clear, CEA now .8, more chemo and possible radiation, outlook looks good, staying positive!!

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Postby susie0915 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:29 pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoid/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
7/17 no change lung nod
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule
5/18 CEA<.5, clear CT pel/abd/lung nod no change

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Re: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Postby Lee » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:30 pm

I am so sorry for the passing of your wife. My condolences to you and your family and friends.

May she rest in peace now,

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: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Postby mariane » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:26 pm

I am very sorry.
mom of now 9 years old twins, dx @ 40 in 6/2015 with upper rectal cancer, 10+ liver mets, CEA 140
chemo: 8/2015 - 10/2016 - 4xFOLFIRINOX, 2xFOLFOX, 8xFOLFIRI, 10x5FU, HAI pump -12xFUDR
4 surgeries, complete pathological response
CEA<2 since 10/2015
NED since May 2016

I praise God for every day with my family!

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Re: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Postby TXLiz » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:06 pm

Dear Cameron, you have my deepest sympathies and condolences. Words are never enough for such grief and loss, but know that I am very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing.
Vomiting and blockage 9/19/16 46 y F
R hemi colectomy 9/20/16
Stage 3 B CRC, located in cecum
3 out of 16 lymph nodes positive
perineural invasion/lymphovascular invasion
infiltrating, mod differentiated adenocarcinoma with a mucinous component
separate tumor nodules present in pericolonic adipose tissue
Baseline PET scan clear 9/16 CEA 0.5
FOLFOX 10/16- 3/17
April 16th, CT scan clear. CEA 1.1
Lynch "inconclusive"
Colonoscopy 10/5/2017 clear

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Postby WriterGirl1969 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:19 pm

I am so sorry that you had to lose your wife to this awful disease. My heart and sympathy go out to you.
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Left Hemi
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
3/6/17 CT clear; 4/17/18 CT clear;
NED 2 years
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Postby LeonW » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:48 am

Sorry to hear your bad news.
My condolences, Leon
Dec 2012 - Colon Cancer MM 65yrs, 2 unresectable liver mets, CEA 41.8
Jan 2013 - colectomy @ spleen 2/26 nodes (IVa T3N1bM1a) MSI-low
Feb-Aug - 1x Xelox-7x Xelox/Avastin, shrinkage from #3
Sept - 2x failed Portal Vein embolization
Oct 2013 - R liver resect 28 hosp days (liver failure, delirium, emboli, encephalopathy) pCR- all cancer gone
2014/15 - recovery; benign polyp
Apr 2016 - new town, new life
clean CTs and low (1.3/1.4) CEAs: 4x2014, 6x2015-17
next June 2018 w scopy
5yr mark in sight

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Re: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Postby Deb m » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:30 am

So very sorry about the loss of your wife. I pray that over time, healing will set in and allow you to cherish the wonderful memories of your time with her without pain and sorrow.

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Re: My dear wife's graduation from this earth life

Postby fumaros » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:48 pm

Wish there were better words to express my sympathies. I am really sorry for your loss.
Diagnosed 4/8/16, age 29
Colectomy 4/20/16
Stage III, T4bN1 Tumor 7x6.5x2. Muscinous Adenocarcinoma with SRC features
2/16 lymph nodes
CEA 4/14/16 - 16.8
CEA 6/2/16 - 1.9
CEA 6/17/16 - 0.87, 7/16 - 1.33, 12/16 - 1.14, 4/17 - 0.6, 7/17 - 0.5, 10/17 - 0.9
FOLFOX began 6/24/16 - 11/25/16
10 round FOLFOX, 2 round 5-FU & Leucovorin
MRI & CT 8/16 - NED, CT 12/16 - 10/17 - NED

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Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:21 pm

My deepest condolences for the loss of your wife!*hugs* i'm so very sorry!*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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