My love has passed on

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My love has passed on

Postby Kathleen808 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:46 am

Dear Friends,

This is what we have sent out:

"My sweet, strong, amazing husband of 26 years passed away this morning just after sunrise in beautiful Lanikai surrounded by his family.

Mahalo nui loa to family and friends who have stayed with us through this journey.

Aloha no au la 'oe
I truly love you Dick"

For you, you know there is so much more. When the time comes I will write about our 5 days in hospice at our home. It was a very hard time but we are so pleased that he was home. When he passed this morning at 6:30am I was by his side with his best friend and sister. Our daughter and my mother entered the room within a few minutes. Once he journeyed on, we all felt so relieved that he was at peace. He fought so hard for so long and was ready to go. I know I am going to need you in the days ahead and I know you will be here.


DH 1/09 3c 51yr rsct
Folfx 3/09
1 l nd 9/09 Flfri Avstn
PET clr 6/10
Folfri Avstn 7/10
ND 10/10
1/11 lng mets Flfri Avastn
ND 2/12
9/12 Flfri Avastn
10/12 grwth lng mts Erbtx Avstn Irintcn
1/13 stabl
9/13 grwth
8/16/14 passed into eternal peace

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:48 am

Dear Kathleen:

I am so sorry for your loss. I really don't have the proper words for the comfort, support and help you and Dick have given to all of us. Prayers of peace and healing are sent your way from Texas. We will all be here when you need us.....Andre
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stage IIIb
6 of 18 lymph nodes cancerous
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
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9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
3/2 - Clean colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
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Re: My love has passed on

Postby singingholly » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:09 am

Yes we're already here, always been here and always will.
What I feel is beyond words, so I'm just here to give you a big warm hug.
Dec2011 sigm IIIst res T3N1(2/18)M0 Xelox
Oct2012 5liv.mets Dec 2012 liv.res
Jan2013 1liv.met Folfiri+avastin
Jul2013 liv.res Folfiri+/av
Feb2014 10+2lu.mets & 1abd node Folfoxiri+SBRT
Sep2014 Res rx l. BUT spot on diaph:SBRT
Dec2014 3+6lu.mets.Immuno

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby michelle c » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:39 am

My heartfelt sympathy to you, dear Kathleen and all Dick's loved ones. I am so sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Dick is now at rest, no more pain or suffering. Thinking of you all and praying for you at this difficult time. Love to you all xxxx
25 May 09 Dx with CC (sigmoid colon) 2 days after my 44th b'day
CEA prior to surgery 4.7
3 Jun 09 LAR - Stage III 3/10 lymph nodes
6 Jul - 10 Dec 09 12 cycles FOLFIRI
Genetic testing - inconclusive for Lynch
Jul 12 port removed & hernia repair

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby Nixma » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:50 am

I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts.
42 F when diagnosed July 13
July 2013 Large tumor removed vie R hemi colectomy
no chemo
January 14 CEA doubles
Pet Lites up
Now Lymph nodes near pancreas cancerous
Stage 4 mcrc
Folfox 3/18/14
Hysterectomy 7/15/14
Resume Folfox 8/27/14

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby Sharona » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:58 am

You and your beautiful family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dx CRC mets to lung, brain
Craniotomy 11/12
CyberKnife 12/12
FOLFIRI, FOLFIRI, avastin, Zaltrap
Multiple brain mets.
WBR and pallative pelvic radiation
Hospice 1/21/15

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby Marian1961 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:42 am

I'm so sorry you have lost your beloved husband. I wish you much peace and quiet comfort in the days ahead.
Caregiver 53 brother
Dx 09/13 stage iv, met liver
Emergency stoma
? Chemo 09/30

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby pukalania » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:37 am

So sorry dear Kathleen we are here anytime for anything ... Hugs and love for you and da family xoxo
wife 34 dx DH stage IV
Feb10 col res
May10 12 x FOLFOX
Aug12 tumor in sig colon,mets in liver
Aug12 Xeliri Ava
Oct12 xel celebrx rad
Feb13 liver/colon res
Sep13 ill reversal, fistula,
Folfiri SBRT,ADAPT ava
Apr 15 continued growth liver and lungs

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby Bev G » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:01 am

No words are adequate. I am so sorry, Kathleen. We will always be here for you.


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

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby chixter » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:11 am

I pray for comfort for you and your family. I pray that Dicks spirit is at peace and surrounded by G~ds loving light.

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby ams5796 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:51 am

Kathleen, I wish you and your loved ones peace and comfort in the days ahead. We will be here for you.

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2/10 lung mets
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Re: My love has passed on

Postby jgall » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:55 am

Waimaka o ka Lani. I wish you peace, my friend.

With much love, Julia
DH Chris, 50, Dx Nov '10 Stg 4
cardiac arrest from 5-FU
Iri/Erbi, RFA, liver/colon resection, more Iri/Erbi
Oct14-Feb15 clinical trial
SIRT Apr15-unsuccessful
Stopped treatment May15
Hospice July15
Passed 8/15/15

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby midlifemom » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:58 am

I'm sorry to hear of your loss but I'm happy Dick is at peace.
Sending warm and caring thoughts your way.
Stage 3 cc - dx Jan '14 age 53, cea 2.9
t2n2m0, KRAS mutant, MSS
Folfox Feb - Aug '14
Nov '14 cea 27.7 -2 liver masses
Dec '14 left lobectomy and HAI
Jan '15 FUDR and FOLFIRI
Aug '15 fudr done, liver clear, add avastin for lungs. Cea 4.3
Feb '16 CEA rising
May '16 2 wk break then drop Iri for 6 weeks.
Jul '16 cancer grew, constricted main bile duct. Stent inserted. On break till jaundice clears. CEA climbing. Doing reduced Folfox. Allergic to Oxali.
Sep'16 chemo failed. Trial or hospice?

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby dianetavegia » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:09 am

Condolences to you and all of your family and Dick's friends. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Stage III cc surgery 1/7/09. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IV PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12

11 years since dx and 7 3/4 years post liver resection.
Pronounced CURED and discharged by onc

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Re: My love has passed on

Postby Cherie » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:14 am

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
36Yo F
2000 UC
2013 Stage 4 CC 15/126 LN spread to the omentum
June Collectomy all visible cancer removed
July Folfox + Avastin
2/14 clean scan
8/14 Ileo-anal pouch surgery still NED
1/15 Emergency illeostomy spread to peritoneum and small bowel

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