Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Jan 26/2019

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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby bitchslapped » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:33 pm

That's rough, CR. No question that's one pup who will get all the love, care, attention he needs.
Hope you don't mind if I post this "On Your Journey":


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BS
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Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
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Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby MissMolly » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:31 pm

CRGuy:
My heart aches for the loss of your GrandPup.

Your GrandPup could not have had a more caring and responsible grandfather and veterinarian than you to walk with through life.

Your posts spoke eloquently of your GrandPup. You wrote: “He is absolutely the best dog, ever. Word ! ”

I know your heart is hurting, right now. You did all that you could for your GrandPup and made the right decision to spare him from pain.

I think people who do not believe in soulmates just haven’t met the right animal yet.

While I will never have the right words to help heal your heart, please know know that my heart is sad for you.

Thinking of you,
Karen
Dear friend to Bella Piazza, former Colon Club member (NWGirl).
I have a permanent ileostomy and offer advice on living with an ostomy - in loving remembrance of Bella
I am on Palliative Care for broad endocrine failure + Addison's disease + osteonecrosis of both hips/jaw + immunosuppression. I live a simple life due to frail health.

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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby CRguy » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:39 pm

Thank you Karen, for your kind words.

It IS so very difficult to know what lies ahead, and that last step over the Rainbow Bridge is still to be taken.
We are keeping him at a great level of comfort and other than a mild limp you would not know he is ill.


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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby juliej » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:05 pm

CRguy, I hope you have lots more time with your big, beautiful, headstrong grandpuppy.

You are right. Your spirit and his are connected at a very deep level. I firmly believe that what we generate multiplies. You both generate wisdom and strength, and you are both anchored together on this plane of existence. Let that connection, that strength, nurture you both right now.

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Xelox+Avastin 8/18/10 to 10/21/11
LAR, liver resec, HAI pump 11/11
Double lung surgery + ileo reversal 2/12
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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby CRguy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:55 pm

I like the dog star pic BS .... definitely HIM !

JJ : spiritual beings ..... on a human and canine Journey

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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby lakeswim » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:46 am

CRguy wrote:I like the dog star pic BS .... definitely HIM !

JJ : spiritual beings ..... on a human and canine Journey

Harmony
CR


Just seeing all this about your pup and I am thinking about you.....
50 - F
Mom to 2 teens
RC - dgns 3/18 at age 49
Adenocarcinoma
10-11 cm frm anal verge ("large")
Stage 3a - T4N0M0
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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby CRguy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:28 pm

Thanks lakeswim
still hanging in there, Bullmastiff style

Cheers
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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby Lee » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:14 am

So sorry for what you are going through, I feel your pain. We lost 2 pets last yrs. My dog, my son's cat. I suspect we will lose our other cat this year. It's hard when they get old. They are family.

Gentle hugs to you and your dog!

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
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surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby weisssoccermom » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:34 am

CR.....I hope that this year finds gentleness for your furgrandbaby and your family. Like Lee, I suspect that we, too, will lose a family furbaby.....our last pooch....beagle Roxy. It is SO difficult to watch our furbabies to pass on. We don't want them to suffer yet we don't want them to leave us. Hugs to you and your family.....especially any grandchildren who have this pup as their family furbaby.
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1st attempt transanal excision 11/06
11/17/06 XELOX 1 cycle
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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby CRguy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:39 pm

Lee and Jaynee thank y'all for kind thoughts

yup, they are part of us and don't know wazzup
BUTT we soldier on ... knowing wazzup

doesn't seem right somehow

Harmony backatcha' and your furbuddies
forever in our hearts
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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby weisssoccermom » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:27 pm

Hey Crguy....
How is the grandpooch doing?
Keep us informed.
We are still dealing with our pooch and the TCC. Piroxicam/CBD seem to be keeping things in check....fingers crossed!

Jaynee
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
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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby CRguy » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:17 pm

Thanks Jaynee
moving ahead one limp at a time :cry:

THAT is the only sign for now
Happy, wagging, eating well, begging for treats
sleeps a lot (= bullmastiff ! )

have 3 vet specialists / protocols on review for medications etc.
laser / acupuncture / NSAIDS / opioids / neuropathics / NMDA receptor antagonists / bisphosphonates
All seems to be keeping him happy ....
AND I am loving this .... no side effects so far

Harmony and best wishes to "pooch" ! TCC and Piroxicam is a good fit. Glad CBD is helping.

Cheers
CRguy
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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby weisssoccermom » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:18 am

Not exactly sure what CBD is doing.....read that it may have some anti-cancer benefits????
Roxy is still happy, eating well, no sign of any obstruction (i.e. peeing just fine, no problems either with bowel movements)
Sleeps fairly regularly but heck she's almost 15 so what else can I expect??
Some days she still has her bound up the steps and run around....I guess she thinks it is playtime???

You will probably think that I am nuts, but there are times outside when she goes chasing....as though she and Lesley are running around after each other. Personally, I still believe that Lesley comes around from time to time....dang I miss that furbaby :cry:

All in all, Roxy doesn't appear to be sick at all....except for the nightly pad that has some spotting on it. Other than that....no other signs/symptoms. I guess we should be happy. Hopefully she can have another summer of walking around the year, sniffing the squirrels and just enjoying the warm weather. She loves to lay in front of the pellet stove....but it's not the same as the sunshine.

Hope your grandfurbaby is happy and not in too much pain. It sucks when our furbabies get sick. Honestly, I just can't do this again. It takes too much out of me and makes me SO sad. I still am missing my Laylay.....she's always around me. That kind of pain just doesn't go away.

Give your grandfurbaby a big hug and just enjoy every minute with him.
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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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Dec 4 /2018

Postby CRguy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:23 pm

WORD !

CR
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Re: Review of my Journey so far -> ⓊⓟⒹⒶⓉⒺ Jan 26/2019

Postby CRguy » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:15 pm

Atticus
June 30, 2008 - January 26, 2019

Rest in Love Peace and Harmony big guy
We shall never see your likes again

"They lived and laughed and loved and left,
and the world will never be the same."
- James Joyce

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