Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Please feel free to read, share your thoughts, your stories and connect with others!
User avatar
mobrouser
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:44 pm
Location: Ontario

Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby mobrouser » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:18 pm

With the forum's permission I would like to start a new thread where members can post images and/or share stories of their special place, special friend, special event or activity that help us forget, however briefly, the affects of CRC on our and our families lives. I know one exists already, and until January it was a fun place to drop in and see and share life from all around the globe. Now it isn't.

I'm at work, so this is the only picture worth sharing that happens to be on my work computer.
I have a collection of orchids. They are blooming when I buy them but eventually the blooms end.
I try to get them to re-bloom, but mostly I have a collection of pots with wonky shaped leaves and air roots sticking out.
This February though I had success!

Image

8) mob

2 thumbs up if you can guess who I plagiarized for the thread title
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?

bitchslapped
Posts: 1494
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:23 pm
Location: PNW/USA

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby bitchslapped » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 pm

Happen to be on my computer this a.m. signing up for new medical insurance & saw this wonderful surprise.

I LOVE THIS MOB!!! But I won't win the prize for the title.

Beautiful white orchid & quite appropriate for this 'virgin launching' of new, improved escape.
I always make sure I have white flowers incorporated in my front flowerbeds. It brings natural moonlight to the garden @ night most importantly, but also extends the white from front windows & grey/white/red brick columns on the house into the landscape.

You have uplifted my spirits today.
Thank YOU, my friend,

BS
Last edited by bitchslapped on Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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

peanut_8
Posts: 2320
Joined: Sun May 25, 2014 1:31 pm

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby peanut_8 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:13 pm

Beautiful orchid mob!

Many thanks for starting the thread.
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

J-man
Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:14 am

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby J-man » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:15 pm

mobrouser wrote:2 thumbs up if you can guess who I plagiarized for the thread title

I would think Axl Rose as he would have written most of the lyrics for Guns N' Roses

User avatar
juliej
Posts: 2995
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:59 pm

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby juliej » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:48 pm

mobrouser wrote:2 thumbs up if you can guess who I plagiarized for the thread title

I think it's Guns 'N Roses "Sweet Child of Mine" too! :D

She's got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky

Now and then when I see her face
It takes me away to that special place
And if I stared too long
I'd probably break down and cry

Sweet child o' mine
Sweet love of mine


BUT Natasha Bedingfield's "Pocketful of Sunshine" is a nice fit too, even if the words aren't exactly the same.

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

There's a place that I go,
That nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.

And there's no more lies.
In the darkness, there's light.
And nobody cries.
There's only butterflies.
Stage IV, liver/lung mets 8/4/2010
Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
Adjuvant Xeloda 3-9/12
VATS rt. lung 12/21/12 - benign granuloma!
NED 3/17/12 to 3/18/2019, CEA<1

User avatar
mobrouser
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:44 pm
Location: Ontario

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby mobrouser » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:34 pm

Yes J-man, Axl with Sweet Child of Mine. :D

I had to Google it but then recognized your alternate Julie. It works too.

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?

Claudine
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Location: Montana

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby Claudine » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:33 pm

A happy seal. Picture taken in 2016 by hubby while conducting research in Antarctica (on giant sea spiders. Yes, that's true!)

Image
Wife of Dx 04/2018 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS mutated G12A
No primary, lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, CEA 10
Radiation 04/2018
Resection small intestine 05/18 (activity on PET scan, but no cancer found)
Xelox * 6, 05/2018 to 10/2018
6.7 cm hypermetabolic left adrenal mass 03/14/2019, 4.4 cm 05/21/2019
SBRT L4 02/2019
Folfiri + Avastin
CEA 58 03/15, 17 03/29, 10 04/12, 6.4 04/26, 5 05/10, 4.8 05/23, 4.2 06/07, 3.6 06/21, 3.2 07/07
Scan 05/21: Multiple small lung nodules shrinking or stable compared to 03/14 scan.

macpudd
Posts: 115
Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:00 pm

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby macpudd » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:58 pm

Claudine wrote:A happy seal. Picture taken in 2016 by hubby while conducting research in Antarctica (on giant sea spiders. Yes, that's true!)

Image

Was the seal so happy because he ate all the giant sea spiders? :D
Dx 10/13/2014 right hemicolectomy 10/15/2014 pT4b N0 M0
Folfox x12 from Dec 2014 to July 2015
01/16/18 tonic seizure hospital admission
01/17/18 ct and mri 2cm tumor on left side of brain
commenced anti epileptic and steroids and
insulin.
01/25/18 brain craniotomy 80% of tumour removed pathology says gbm4
6 weeks of rad and Temodar chemo and then 6 monthly cycles of Temodar
MRI in Oct no tumor
Mri Jan 2019 tumour growth Feb Pet scan tumour 6cm, no surgery, starting Avastin also Lomustine

Claudine
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Location: Montana

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby Claudine » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:08 pm

Maybe also a few giant jellyfish... This one was several feet across!

Image
Wife of Dx 04/2018 (51 yo). MSS, KRAS mutated G12A
No primary, lytic tumor L4 vertebrae, CEA 10
Radiation 04/2018
Resection small intestine 05/18 (activity on PET scan, but no cancer found)
Xelox * 6, 05/2018 to 10/2018
6.7 cm hypermetabolic left adrenal mass 03/14/2019, 4.4 cm 05/21/2019
SBRT L4 02/2019
Folfiri + Avastin
CEA 58 03/15, 17 03/29, 10 04/12, 6.4 04/26, 5 05/10, 4.8 05/23, 4.2 06/07, 3.6 06/21, 3.2 07/07
Scan 05/21: Multiple small lung nodules shrinking or stable compared to 03/14 scan.

peanut_8
Posts: 2320
Joined: Sun May 25, 2014 1:31 pm

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby peanut_8 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:10 pm

I've seen seals before, there are quite a few around Monterey, butt they pale in comparison to that guy. :shock: :shock: :shock:
Kind of makes me want to give him a tummy rub (pink belly as we say around here, usually used in regards to an ornery Frenchie)

Had to do a bit of research on Giant Sea Spiders, yikes those things can get really large.

The color around the jelly fish is beautiful and unexpected.

Thanks to you for posting these and your hubby for taking them. Hope you have more to share.

peanut

PS

Birthday pic of the ornery Frenchie. We often think he looks a little like a baby seal.

Image
female, diagnosed Jan 14, RC stage 2a, age 56
MSS
April 14, 28 chemo/rad with Xeloda
June 14 adjuvant Xeloda 6 rounds
currently NED

Lee
Posts: 5938
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:09 pm

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby Lee » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:43 pm

Mob, thank you for starting this thread. Probably is the best route to take, LOVE the pic(s) so far, will be adding a few of my self, got to get my phone under control first.

Again, thank you for starting this,

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!

stu
Posts: 1132
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby stu » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:50 am

Image
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
Posts: 1132
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby stu » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:51 am

The following photos are for Lovelife . To future adventures and quality living .
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
Posts: 1132
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby stu » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:53 am

If at first you don’t succeed....
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
Posts: 1132
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Re: Take me away to that special place - Picture Thread

Postby stu » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 am

Image
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 .


Return to “Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 40 guests