Inspirational Sayings

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby Lee » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:17 pm

Not sure who is the author of this is but have known it for years, took on true meaning when I was dignosed.

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference"'
This one is by John Wayne-

"Courage is being scared to death,
but saddling up anyway".

rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 16 years and counting!

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby Bev G » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:42 am

Bumping this up. It's a particularly great read right now.
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: Inspirational Sayings

Postby mm66ny » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:20 pm

Said by my driver's ed teacher in 1984:

"Dwelling in the past is robbing from the future."
Dx RC, T3N1M0, Feb. 2009
LAR, Ileostomy June 2009
12 Folfox tx
Ileostomy takedown Jan. 2010
June 2014 five years NED
Age 48
married w/7 children
Generally irresponsible

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby Bill5107 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:16 am

No road is long with good company.

(My lovely bride of 17 years is the best company I could ever imagine <3)
2010-07-02 Dx rectal cancer (Stage 3)
'-07-21 Chemoradiation
'-10-13 APR surgery, 10/18 nodes still active
'-11-22 12x2wk rnds FOLFOX
2011-12-07 Mets X-P
Don't retreat, reload!

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby cptmac » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:22 am

This is one of my favorite threads.. thanks for bumping this up.

Dear Lord in the battles we go through life
We ask for a chance thats fair
A chance to equal our strides
A chance to do or dare
If we should win
Let it be by the code
With faith and honor held high
If we should lose
Let those that live stand by the road
And cheer as we enter your kingdom.

WONT, BE, BEAT!!!!!!!!


"Imagine” John Lennon 1971 revised for cancer....

Imagine there's no cancer
It's easy if you try
No hell to go thru
Only a path to peace
Imagine all the people
Living without fear

Imagine there's no chemo
It isn't hard to do
No one would suffer or die
And no surgery too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no deadly tumors
I wonder if you can
No need for sorrow or tears
All of us joining hands
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the joy

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
As long as you're alive, there is hope.
dx 7/04 stage IV
colon resection 8/04
liver resection 9/04 with HAI pump installed
Stage II trial w irinotecan as systemic and FUDR for direct chemo to liver via HAI pump
Cured since 9/04

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby jshaneadams » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:23 pm

This was always my favorite quote, from Vince Lombardi, former coach of the Green Bay Packers, it has much more relevance in today's situation rather than it ever did in my career...
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hours – his greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear – is that moment when he has worked his heart out in good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."
(I'd like to dedicate that to everyone here whose status is now NED!)
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dx 9/14/10 3:18PM Stg IIIb CC T3N1M0 surg 9/16 Rmv 8cm tmr frm Trans colon 2/16 nodes pos
CT scan 10/19 clr CEA-0.9 pre Crx
started folfox 10/25 12 bi wk

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby disco nap » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:48 pm

Ain't no sense worrying about things you got control over, cause if you got control over them, ain't no sense worrying. And there ain't no sense worrying 'bout things you ain't got control over, cause if you got no control over 'em, ain't no sense in worrying 'bout 'em.” - Mickey Rivers (bump, this is a great thread!)
DX July 2 '10 CC Stage IIIC, 11/18 nodes+
Right Hemi July 6 '10
Folfox: Aug 17'10 - Feb 17'11
Mar 2012: Lynch Syndrome MLH1
"Declared well" and been well ever since.
Update: Jan 2023 - still NED.

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby CRguy » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:39 pm

Thanks for reactivating this thread....seems more and more, it has become the soundtrack of my life...sung by a band of angels, some here and dear.....and some gone but not forgotten.

In Harmony
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
15 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby elise » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:14 pm

This life, right now, is already perfect!

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Feb - Stage 2 (T3 N0 M0) CC @ 30
Mar - R hemicolectomy, 18 LN
May-Nov 6 - Chemo (8 Xeloda)
Feb - NED
Feb - NED
May - Stage 4 - 1 liver met @ 32
Jun - Liver resection
Aug-Jan - FOLFOX 5 rounds, 5FU X 6
Ap, Oct - NED
Mar - NED

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby rosa01 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:28 pm

Dance as though no one is watching,
Love as though you have never been hurt,
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though Heaven is on earth.
Someone wrote on February 7, 2008

DX 12/11 DH Stg 4 cc age 60
12/20/1 1 lungs mets
2/1/12 started chemo oxe/ava/5-fu
3/12 liver mete fnd
5/12 new chemo irt/Eberix
8/12 lung surg
10/12 irt/Eberix
11/22- 02/2013 NED
02/13 nw right lung met
06/13 2 New liver lesion
06/13 chemo ?

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby lepperl » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:33 pm

Thanks for bumping this up. I love this and we need it right now :D
8/11CRC Stage 4 Nodes KRAS+ Signet Cells
10/12 xeloda,avastin
"It will be said that she stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, and surely it had not, she ajusted her sails" Liz Edwards

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby Angiemarie2000 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:14 am

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

By Buddha
5/12- @ 37 DX IV KRASmt
5/12- R. Hemi
6/12- Folfox/avastin-(Bad Reaction)
6/12- xeliri-7rds
CEA-DX @ 80 then 11,10,7,14,25,210,340,540,900
12/12-R. Ovary removed
01/13- folfox 4 rounds
03/13- folfox failed, in liver failure, starting regorafebin.

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby Sclowry » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:01 pm

Live long and prosper.

Character is what you do when nobody is looking.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

I wish I had an answer to that because I am tired of answering that question.
Stuart (50 yr male)
DX 6/08/11
Res/ostomy 6/23/11
Stage IIC (pT4b N0 M0)
29 benign lymph nodes
Tumor 7.2 x 4.9 x 1.6cm
Chemoradiation (8/11-9/11)
XELOX 6 of 8 treatments (10/11-5/12)
FAILED reversal 10/9/2012

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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby barbara jayne » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:49 am

Brings back so many memories reading this thread many lovely members no longer with us !
One of my favourite quotes was also a favourite of Jess (jmarrie) who was another way too young member no longer here.
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf "

Someone asked a short while ago if anyone knew what Gaelens sig: pic meant, don't know if anyone else noticed she has explained it way back in this thread, here it is ............

A traditional Chinese Moon Festival blessing or wish.......Be in harmony with your expectations.
DX. Colon Cancer (Cecum) stage 3
Right hemicolectomy Jan '08
2/22 L.nodes positive
Oxi and Xeloda
Xeloda discontinued
due to DPD enzyme deficiency
Lynch Syndrome
13 years NED
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Re: Inspirational Sayings

Postby MissM » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:30 pm

"Press on, a better fate awaits thee..." - Victor Hugo
1/8/12 Given a year left to live
8/30/12-12/18/12 Irinotecan & Vectibix
7/25/12 Ovaries Removed
6/28/12 Liver Resection
12/16/11 Colostomy Closure
6/26/11-11/10/11 FOLFOX
5/09/11 Colon Resection & Colostomy
4/29/11 Stage IIIC T4N2B @28 Years Old

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