The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Bev G » Tue May 12, 2015 6:12 am

Thinking of you this morning, Frenchie. I hope you have a day that really pleases you!

Love,

Bev
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

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Tue May 12, 2015 9:28 am

Bev G wrote:Thinking of you this morning, Frenchie. I hope you have a day that really pleases you!

Love,

Bev

Good morning dear.
My legs are killing me this morning.
They woke me up again. I have things to
do today that are important. I need them to
work today. I can but a little weight on
them now once in a while. That means
they will support me eventually today.

This is my new normal for now. I hope
they don't get worse. The pain is terrible
when both hurt at the same time like
today. I don't consider this cancer pain.
It started when I went on Dex.

I am more worried about you than me
at the moment. I know my destinay
to some extent. You have been cast back
Into a nightmare ! You have to re-live the
worst of what cancer has to offer.

I feel your frustration and anguish at your
Situation.
Please keep us in the loop. A lot of people
care about you on this form, including me !
Caregiver to DH 59 yr, male, Stage IV at Dx
Dx Sept 2009
Liver,bladder mets, 5 surgeries
Lots of chemo
Inoperable lung mets nov 2013
Stopped all treatments in February 2014 due to QOL issues
I am in God's hands now !!
Feb 2015 - too many new mets to count !
At peace July 9, 2017

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Tue May 12, 2015 9:54 pm

Well, I have decided to go into town and raise
a little hell.

I am not much of a drinker but I like good
music. Let's see what I can find. I am going to
check out the local watering holes tonight.
My legs are working well tonight, I want
to take advantage of that.

I have this urge to speed tonight. I am in an impish mood. I want to get away with something. I like the rush speed gives me. I think
I'll chance it tonight. I will see if the locals
are on the ball in their neck of the woods.

My insurance renewal does not come up
until late September. What are the chances
of me being around for the additional
premiums caused by my speeding tickets ??

I guess we are about to find out. I am not
paying for another ticket either. They can take
me to court !!

Frenchie is becoming an outlaw !

I am just getting even for all the ones that
I did pay. Mrs Frenchie gets more tickets than
I do. I know where they hide out closer to home.
She usually gets nabbed by photo radar, no demerits that way.

It is a lot like gambling. The odds are better
on the road than in a casino. I guess I am about
to find out !!
Caregiver to DH 59 yr, male, Stage IV at Dx
Dx Sept 2009
Liver,bladder mets, 5 surgeries
Lots of chemo
Inoperable lung mets nov 2013
Stopped all treatments in February 2014 due to QOL issues
I am in God's hands now !!
Feb 2015 - too many new mets to count !
At peace July 9, 2017

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Bev G » Wed May 13, 2015 8:52 am

Dearest Frenchie,

Please keep yourself and those driving around you safe while you are being impish. Speed kills, and far too often kills the innocent. Be careful and have a great day!

Love you, Frenchie!

Bev
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

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby jillbugs4110 » Wed May 13, 2015 9:09 am

Frenchie

Hi I hope you are feeling stronger today I follow your adventures keep em coming!!

Jill
Live One Day At A Time
I Abandon myself to God
46 6 yo.....9yo...
stage 1V liver mets :-(
my one prayer to got to sustain me to raise my two babies this is my only wish then take me out if needed.

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby pollo65 » Wed May 13, 2015 9:20 am

Dude,
Kinda glad I didn't get my passport...sounds like like north of the border is getting scarier with Frencie ontheroad. Do some speeding for me. Know about that dexie leg thing, can't walk in the morning but can dance in the evening
Pollo 65
CC 1/6/09
r. hemi-colectomy 1/7/09
32Ln biopsied, 28 positive
met to aorta
chemo 12 rounds
done 9/09 3 scans clear
1/11 1 met to aorta
micro cluster to peritoneum
4/11 / 9/11 scan clear
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Iri+avastin
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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby peanut_8 » Wed May 13, 2015 12:00 pm

Good morning, Frenchie. I hope you're feeling up to some sort of adventure today. Even if it's just a short walk with Peanut. Hope your doing well.
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

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby justin case » Wed May 13, 2015 8:24 pm

peanut_8 wrote:Good morning, Frenchie. I hope you're feeling up to some sort of adventure today. Even if it's just a short walk with Peanut. Hope your doing well.

I love it when people post at noon, and say good morning! I wish I could go to bed by noon :roll: Frenchie, I hope you had an interesting night 8)
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Wed May 13, 2015 9:13 pm

Just got back from the mountains. Too tired to post. Moving into camp after the long weekend.
Caregiver to DH 59 yr, male, Stage IV at Dx
Dx Sept 2009
Liver,bladder mets, 5 surgeries
Lots of chemo
Inoperable lung mets nov 2013
Stopped all treatments in February 2014 due to QOL issues
I am in God's hands now !!
Feb 2015 - too many new mets to count !
At peace July 9, 2017

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby peanut_8 » Wed May 13, 2015 11:17 pm

justin case wrote:
peanut_8 wrote:Good morning, Frenchie. I hope you're feeling up to some sort of adventure today. Even if it's just a short walk with Peanut. Hope your doing well.

I love it when people post at noon, and say good morning! I wish I could go to bed by noon :roll: Frenchie, I hope you had an interesting night 8)


Hmmm, mine says 9am. :mrgreen:

Hope you feel up to posting more tomorrow, Frenchie.
peanut
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

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Thu May 14, 2015 2:03 am

Pollo,
I am so relieved to hear that I am not
the only one experiencing these weird
effects while on Dex.

In the evening I don't give them a second
thought.

My left hand is getting worse
unfortunately. It does weird stuff off
and on all day now. It is very inconvenient.
Thank goodness it is not my right. That would
be a major delima.

Our highways are extremely safe.
The speed limit is about 70 to 75 miles per
hour on average. They are also mostly twinned,
dead straight and flat for miles and miles
until you reach the foothills.
It is almost impossible not to speed. That is
why the highway is so heavely patrolled.

I did not speed both ways today. Way to many
cops on the road. I saw several, and they all
had someone pulled over. A few speeding bikers
In the mix for good measure.

They would have made some good coin off of me
last night. I was in that kind of mood. By the
time I got to town, I was smiling ear to ear.
I had gotten away with something !
I was a bit more careful on the way back.
I did not want to push it as much as on the
way in, I'd had my big rush by then.

I know that what I did sounds immature
to some.
It's these little crazy things that
give me my mojo back.

When I do silly stuff like speeding, I get a big rush. Getting away with it gives me twice the rush !
Not being caught by an army of highway
patrol with their latest equipment is a
big feat in itself !

I need to feel like I am still part of the human
race, doing what I would do if I wasn't sick.
I don't want to change my complete lifestyle
just because I'm sick.

The cops want you on photo radar, not by the side of the road. That way, there is no fuss and
you just pay the fine. It was usually under
2 hundred bucks so nobody bitches and
just pay up.
Now, with the new fine structure the
courts will soon be packed to the brim.
Now it will be worth to take time off to
fight that ticket.

The weather will be awful starting today.
Rain and snow in the mountains. Lots of snow.
This is still quite early in the season in
the Rockies. You are at a higher elevation.
It will take another month before the risk
of a major storm passes.
I
Caregiver to DH 59 yr, male, Stage IV at Dx
Dx Sept 2009
Liver,bladder mets, 5 surgeries
Lots of chemo
Inoperable lung mets nov 2013
Stopped all treatments in February 2014 due to QOL issues
I am in God's hands now !!
Feb 2015 - too many new mets to count !
At peace July 9, 2017

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Bev G » Thu May 14, 2015 8:44 am

Have an awesome day, Frenchie. I hope your hand feels better right away.

xox

Bev
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

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Thu May 14, 2015 5:09 pm

I took advantage of this crappy weather
today. I went to this huge complex in a
little farming town in southern Alberta.

It has water slides jutting outside the sides
of It. There is a sauna, hot tub, whirle pool,
Heat room, pool and some other stuff.
I find it a little pricey. It cost $6.25 per
visit for a senior. Well worth the price if
you were to use everything in here.
I just came to use the hot tub and sauna.
Still, I will be back. Nice place.
Caregiver to DH 59 yr, male, Stage IV at Dx
Dx Sept 2009
Liver,bladder mets, 5 surgeries
Lots of chemo
Inoperable lung mets nov 2013
Stopped all treatments in February 2014 due to QOL issues
I am in God's hands now !!
Feb 2015 - too many new mets to count !
At peace July 9, 2017

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Frenchie's Wife » Fri May 15, 2015 9:02 am

I had leg pain on and off most of the night.
It woke me up from what little sleep
I did manage to get.
That is not a good way to start the day.

Surprisingly, they are holding me up
already. They are just painful and weak.
I have to stay inside until I can trust them.

Still, I am grateful. I needed my legs
yesterday and they held out all day
long. Maybe that is why they are so painful
today.

I do have a bit of alarming news. My right
hand is acting up now !
It has only happened a few times but it
has me worried. That would affect my driving.
I just had my drivers licence renewed so
legally, I can drive for another 5 years.

I am right handed, that could cause me a lot
of aggravation. My left hand acts up at least
3 or 4 times a day now. Thankfully, it has
only been lasting about half an hour to
an hour so far. It twists all wierd like and
just starts to hurt.

Time will tell. I will deal with that when
I need to. One crisis at a time.

Aside from these side effects, I may have developed diabetes. I am only talking to
my pallative oncologist by phone. I don't want to see her or anyone else anymore. I am being stubborn, I know.
Everything is my way or the highway now.

I am not going to worry about anything
until it shows some physical form of activity.
I am dealing with other things that require
more attention, like my left kidney. I am
Not complaining but that problem is not
resolved yet either.
I never drank water or juice much. Now
I have a glass at hand almost all the time. I also
pee liked there is no tomorrow.

I am up for another challenge. I still
feel invincible. I have overcome so much
to get to where I am today.

I was knocking on heavens's door a couple months ago, now I am full timing !

I have to say it again:

Cancer, is that all you've got ???
Hit me with your best shot,
FIRE AWAY !!
Caregiver to DH 59 yr, male, Stage IV at Dx
Dx Sept 2009
Liver,bladder mets, 5 surgeries
Lots of chemo
Inoperable lung mets nov 2013
Stopped all treatments in February 2014 due to QOL issues
I am in God's hands now !!
Feb 2015 - too many new mets to count !
At peace July 9, 2017

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Re: The Grim Reaper took another swipe at me !!

Postby Sharon Brent » Fri May 15, 2015 10:37 am

Good Afternoon Frenchie,

Well it sounds like a mixed bag of things happening right now with you, but you are handling everything amazingly.

You sometimes sound exactly like my Husband, he argued and disagreed with his doctors till almost his last breath, it was so funny to listen to as he was the best debater and nearly always won the point.

He was even explaining to the District Nurse how she should dress the draining tube in his stomach, as he said she wasn't doing it properly.

I hope your legs hold out today and your hand doesn't mess you about too much, but most of all I hope you can be pain free so you can enjoy your road trip.

Well I hope you have a great day, Love and Kisses from London
DH, 47yo, Dx Stg IV, mCRC, lvr, lng 1/14, Tx Capeciabine 9 rnds
Children 5 & 1
DH 48th Birthday 6 November in Hospital
Home palliative care on 12 November 2014
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