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Re: bradyr update

Postby johnmeissner » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:14 pm

bradyr wrote:please everyone should stay strong on your fights

And you do the same.

I wish I could get up there to see you(I'm an hour and change to the South in Palm Harbor), but I don't want to intrude on your family time.

From one fellow Northwesterner(Born and raised in Portland) to another, God's blessings on you Bradyr. You're okay! :D
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Re: bradyr update

Postby CBR600319 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:20 pm

Brady + Sharon,

You guys truly are an inspiration to anyone staring adversity in the face, and you've done it with grace. I hope both of you can find the peace you need and deserve.

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Re: bradyr update

Postby Polarprincess » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:38 pm

i am a better person for having "known" you.. you have been a huge inspiration to me..and oh what a fighter!! God Bless you
42 y/o Diagnosed Stage IIIa (T1 N1 of 26 M0) July 2008
LAR July 24 2008
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invasive tubulovillous adenocarcinoma
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Re: bradyr update

Postby SusanNore » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:25 am

Thank you Brady and Sharon. You are loved and admired.
Dx 6/05 Stage III Rectal w/lymph mets; LAR surgery 7/05, completed Folfox and radiation 3/06.

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Re: bradyr update

Postby CRguy » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:42 am

bradyr wrote:please everyone should stay strong on your fights

Namaste ! The light within me honors the light within you.

I am humbled by your strength and courage.

We will all fight the good fight. You are with us, always my friend.

In Peace, Harmony and Love,
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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Re: bradyr update

Postby CureCRC » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:39 am

I have the utmost respect for you...I am struck by how unfair all of this is...You are in my family's hearts and prayers...wishing you peace always...

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Re: bradyr update

Postby jane » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:51 am

Dear Brady and Sharon,
Sorry, I don't know what to say. Brady you have always been such a warm, positive person on here and I always look forward to your posts. Hugs going your way.
Best wishes,
Rectal tumour Nov 2005 T3 N1 M0 age 42, Mum of 4.
Chemo/radiotherapy, 5FU via pump
Surgery (straight anastamosis), TME Feb 2006
Finished 5FU, Leucovorin July 2006
NED since!
I want to die of old age!

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Re: bradyr update

Postby Jen » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:33 am

Brady, I wish this wasn't so. I know there has been a lot of tears all over the colon club world shed tonight hearing this news - I just dried mine enough to type this email. You have been so helpful to so many people. I remember you answering so many q's for me that put my tired and worried mind at ease. I always read and learned from what you had to say. Thank you for that, your time has been well spent here because we all care about you, and you have helped so many of us. I am so sad you have to go through this. I can tell Sharon loves you tremendously. Enjoy your family, live in the moment, and know that all of your friends are sending prayers your way.

You have a good soul and I wish the love we all have for you could be enough to keep you here forever. Your family will be in my thoughts.


2008 March 37th Bday DX :( T3N2M0
3C Rectal Cancer, 5cm tumor, 4/33 nodes positive
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Re: bradyr update

Postby Guest T » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:35 am

Brady & Sharon,

I have read all of your post and have been following your story. You are both a huge insperation. A pillar of strength and bravery. God bless you both and know we all love you very much!


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Re: bradyr update

Postby DaughterofatoughSOB » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:33 pm

I am so sorry to be reading this. I know that this hasn't been the easiest journey for you Brady or your family but you have handled it with such grace and positivity. I will be praying for you and hope that God guides you and leads you peacefully.

God bless you all,

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Re: bradyr update

Postby Brendaindy » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:01 pm

Wow, words just arent enough to express how close a community of people can become when we all have something in common and have such big hearts.

I hope your trip gives you peace and warms your heart with love. Knowing that you got to see your family one final quality time and knowing that your loving wife will carry you through will hopefully give you some strength.

We are all here and we will be here.
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CT showed NED!
Illeo reversal 7/31/09
so far... so good....

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Re: bradyr update

Postby Nellw » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:13 pm

Brady and Sharon, You both have been such an inspiration of courage and faith to me and my family, and we follow all your posts and are keeping you in our prayers.
There really are no words to express what I am feeling in my heart either. Sending love your way.
Son in law dx with stage IIb colon cancer 1/22/08
resection done 1/25//08
Folfox x3 radiation and 5fu x25, now back to Folfox for x9
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Re: bradyr update

Postby vancouver eve » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:36 pm

Brady, you did all that you could to fight off this beast. You and Sharon have been a great support to the rest of us. It was nice to read all the support you gave to all of the new people on the broad. I have answered your P.M.

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Re: bradyr update

Postby klryder02 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:56 pm


I always felt like you are the Dad of the colon club!! Always helping everyone out...offering such great advice and wisdom. You also always try to make sure everyone is happy and getting along :)

Thank you for everything you have given to us. We love you,
29, stage IV, diagnosed Oct. 2006, currently on Oxaliplatin, 5-FU, and Vectibix.

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Re: bradyr update

Postby Magnolia » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:50 pm

I've come to love you both through this site and FB. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the rest of the journey goes as well as possible. Let me know if I can help. You are an amazing couple, and I know your love will survive this in some special way.
Dx Stage IIIC CC 3/10/06
Surgery 3/20/06
Folfox 4/06 - 10/06
Avastin 4/06 - 4/07
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