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Postby weisssoccermom » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:04 am

A little late in the day but...better late than never!

2020 sure has been a WEIRD year.....one that I wish would go away and never come back. However, on this Thanksgiving Day, I am thankful for many things...my family, my friends and right now, I am thankful that I have not caught COVID. Yes, that may sound weird, but I am truly thankful for that. I wasn't sure I wanted to see this Thanksgiving come around what with all the restrictions, etc. but I'm glad it did. I got to visit with two of my sons and learn that I'm going to be a Mimi (grandma) again.

So, when we think that everything is against us...let's remember that we DO have things to be thankful for. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving no matter who you did or didn't celebrate it with this year.

Dx 6/22/2006 IIA rectal cancer
6 wks rad/Xeloda -finished 9/06
1st attempt transanal excision 11/06
11/17/06 XELOX 1 cycle
5 months Xeloda only Dec '06 - April '07
10+ blood clots, 1 DVT 1/07
transanal excision 4/20/07 path-NO CANCER CELLS!
NED now and forever!
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Postby GrouseMan » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:15 pm

Yes - I had a very nice Thanksgiving holiday with my dearly departed wife's sister and her husband. I am grateful that they still include me as a member of the family especially seeing as I am dating another woman now who happens to be a breast cancer survivor (a mutual friend introduced us). Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 issue - I was not able to see my two nieces and their families as they decided to keep to themselves this holiday and not travel to their parents homes. I hope that they will change their minds come Christmas. Since I work from home I don't have much contact with anyone except my new GF/SO once a week or so. Makes for a lonely life. But the three of us had a fabulous meal. I made the pumpkin pies, banana bread, 7 layer salad, brought the wine and my sister in-law cooked the turkey etc. We pigged out and watched football afterwards. I am about to start to make home made beef barley soup for diner with my GF this weekend.

Happy Holidays to all. Tis the season.

DW 53 dx Jun 2013
CT mets Liver Spleen lung. IVb CEA~110
Jul 2013 Sig Resct
8/13 FolFox,Avastin 12Tx mild sfx, Ongoing 5-FU Avastin every 3 wks.
CEA: good marker
7/7/14 CT Can't see the spleen Mets.
8/16/15 CEA Up, CT new abdominal mets. Iri, 5-FU, Avastin every 2 wks.
1/16 Iri, Erbitux and likely Avastin (Trial) CEA going >.
1/17 CEA up again dropped from Trial, Mets growth 4-6 mm in abdomen
5/2/17 Failed second trial, Hospitalized 15 days 5/11. Home Hospice 5/26, at peace 6/4/2017

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Postby CRguy » Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:10 am

Yes, best wishes to you both !

We had ours, north of 49, last month :shock:
and like you, did a slightly altered version.

I went solo to be with my mother beforehand, then did a small in-house with one set of kids / grandkids one day,
and the other kid/partner the next !

Lotsa' food and fun ... AND keepin' COVID safe along the way.

it IS what it IS
and WE ... keep on, keepin' ON !

Thanksgiving Cheers and Harmony to all south of 49 !
Giving Thanks, and still on the Journey

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Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
14 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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Postby AmyG » Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:11 pm

We ate too much. We drank too much. It was perfect. I hope to be around for a lot more turkey days! No. I WILL be around for a lot more.
42 dx @ 9wks pregnant w/baby #8 8/18
Sigmoid colon resection 9/18
Adenocarcinoma, G2, T3N0M0..or so we thought
Liver biopsy is malignant, stage iv now boys!
Delivered healthy baby 3/19
FOLFOX + Avastin 5/19
CEA 167 to 24 after 4 rounds
Liver resection 8/28/19
NED!! CEA 2.3
CEA 5.8 idk wtf is up with that, but everything else is clear!
CEA 3.7 make up your damn mind...
CEA 1.5 that's a new low!

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