Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

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Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby CRguy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:23 pm

" Please join us in congratulating Phuong Gallagher as the new president of The Colon Club. " ... 12&sfns=mo

Though you have been here many years in many roles already ....

WELCOME to your new role
with Mega CHEERS !!!
and best wishes always sista'

CRguy on the Journey with you :mrgreen:
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
17 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: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby Jack&KatiesMommy » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:00 pm

Congratulations, Phuong!!!!!! Welcome to your new role...and thank you!!!
Mommy to Jack (8) now (18) and Katie (4) now (14)
(My Most Precious Things)
Dx 8/11 Stage IV CRC (liver mets) CEA 2,600+
9/11 Folfiri 2/12: Failed Liver Resection
5/12 HAI pump/removed primary
4/13 Liver Resection
8/13-12/15 (10) RFAs lungs
5/17: Upper Left Lobe of lung resected.
02/18: 3 new lymph mets lung
05/18: Keytruda (MSS w/Intermediate TMB): NED CEA: 66.4, 39.2, 23.8, 13, 3.5 1.8, 1.0, 2.8 3.9, 5.0, 5.6, 1.5, .8,

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby WarriorSpouse » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:21 am

Thank You for serving Phuong!
This is the best place to hang with strangers who know exactly what is happening in your life.
Thanks for hosting this forum for all to share.
D/H 47 years old, 10/2014, Stage IV M/CRC, nodes 12/15, para-aortic, 5 cm sigmoid resection, positive Virchow. KRAS mut, MSS, Highly Differentiated, Lynch Neg, 5FU/LV and Avastin 1 YR (Oxi for 5 months), Zeloda/Bev since 01/2016. 02/2019 recurrence para-nodes, back to 5FU/LV Oxy/Bev. It is working again. "...Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."-Walter Elliot

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby GrouseMan » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:27 am

Congratulations Phuong! Bets wishes for your role as ColonClub President!

Best Regards,

DW 53 dx Jun 2013
CT mets Liver Spleen lung. IVb CEA~110
Jul 2013 Sig Resct
8/13 FolFox,Avastin 12Tx mild sfx, Ongoing 5-FU Avastin every 3 wks.
CEA: good marker
7/7/14 CT Can't see the spleen Mets.
8/16/15 CEA Up, CT new abdominal mets. Iri, 5-FU, Avastin every 2 wks.
1/16 Iri, Erbitux and likely Avastin (Trial) CEA going >.
1/17 CEA up again dropped from Trial, Mets growth 4-6 mm in abdomen
5/2/17 Failed second trial, Hospitalized 15 days 5/11. Home Hospice 5/26, at peace 6/4/2017

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby Siti » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:05 am

Wonderful work you’ve done for the club! Biggest congratulations and thank you :)
DH (54) DX on 5/7/19
Sigmoid|G3|LN:30/31|MSS|WT KRAS, NRAS, BRAF
7/19 PET distant LN para-aorta neck hip (0.5-1.5cm)
7/19 Lap resection
26/8 to 20/12/19 CAPEOX+Bev 7x
6/11/19 CT 3 cycle LN shrunk
1/20 Cap+Bev
4/20 TS-1+Bev due to bad HFS
NED 4 years
8/23 PET recurrence chest LN growing since Feb. CEA May(4.5>5.1>5.9)
9/23 Stopped Bev, CEA Sept(8.7) Radio 17x
11/23 PET 1+ supraclavicular LN, CEA (3.4>2.5)
12/23 Lymphadenectomy
1/24 Narrow margins, 1/5 +LN, 1.4cm +tissue, TMB (19)

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby radnyc » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:38 am

Change is good.
DX Jan 2010, at age 47
Feb - colon resection - 2/17 nodes positive
April - liver mets - Stage 4
3 months Folfox chemotherapy
August '10 liver resection and HAI pump
7 months chemo FUDR HAI and Folfiri systemic
NED since August 2010
Last treatment April 2011
HAI Pump removed Dec 2015

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby J-man » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:16 am

While I do not post much, I have been here for a number of years and greatly appreciate those who volunteer their time,
energy and lives to this worthy cause.

I read here regularly and look forward to supporting your own efforts for our cause.

Thank you Phuong for stepping up to the challenge and offering your leadership to the ColonClub.

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby justin case » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:29 am

Phuong, you have always been a role model for colon cancer causes. I'm sure your contributions will be well received, and thank you for taking on such a great responsibility.

Warm Regards,
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
Last treatment July 2012

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby Bob_Weiss » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:35 pm

When I first developed rectal cancer, my anxiety led me to read the new posts on this website every day,and to post frequently also. I remember your posts along with others, including STARBUCKS and BROWNBAGGER. Unfortunately, most of them are now deceased.
Good luck on your new assignment and continued good health.
Stage 3 R/C -1 node+ ( 7/09)
5 wks radiation, 2 wks chemo: 5FU (8-9/09)
Rectal surgery: tumor removal (11/09)
10 rounds Xeloda: 3000mg/daily 1 wk on/1 wk off (1/10-6/10)
Supplements: Aspirin, Calcium, Vit. D3
03/27/17: 7+ yrs. since surgery--still NED

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby Jannine » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:22 pm

Congrats Phuong! Thank you so much for all you do for the Colon Club.
DX: sigmoid colon cancer 5/2018. 48 F
laparoscopic sigmoid resection (24 cm removed); no stoma.
7.5cm adenocarcinoma -- mod. diff.
1 noncontiguous tumor deposit removed; 0/31 lymph nodes
T3 pN1c M0
5/18 before surgery, CEA 11.2
6/18 began FOLFOX
7/18: CEA 1.9; added neulasta post infusion
9/18: CEA 2.8
10/18: 25% chemo reduction
11/18: CEA 1.8
7/19 CT scan clear

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby Phuong » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:03 am

You guys are the best bunch ever. I practically lived on Colon Talk for years, and this place has taught me so much. It was the first place I went to share my cancer news - to celebrate the good with all of you, and to take a breath with the bad...but always with Belle's (NWgirl) words in my heart: "Don't retreat - Reload!" Thank you for always being here for me. We've got an amazing team that I am excited to work with, and I am truly humbled by your faith and support.
dx'd Stage III Rectal (T3 N1 M0)
Now Stage IV mCRC

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby mymom » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:57 pm

Stage 4 CC DX 5/11
colon/livr rsct 5/11(1 met)
Folfox July-11/11
NED to 5/12
New Primry BC-4/12,Stage 1
2 livermet 5/2012
Liver rsct,HAI 6/12,Folfiri
NED to 10/13,1 liver met,ablation, Folfiri
NED to 12/14, another spot
3/15 NED
Ablation 1 liver met 10/15
1/16-current NED
6/22- small spot liver again, ablation oct 2023

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby Rob in PA » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:38 pm

Congratulations Phuong! I can't think of a better person to represent the "club"! I may have been away for a while, but it warmed my heart to see this news. You have buoyed my spirits on more than one occasion! :D

dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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Re: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby Lee » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:13 pm

Congratulations on your new position. I know you will do an awesome job!!

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: Phuong is the new ColonClub President !

Postby Jacques » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:11 am

Phuong, congratulations on your new position! I know you'll do a great job.

I have two questions for you.

(1.) In your capacity as Colon Club president, could you do something about fixing up the out-of-date pages on the website? For example, the page on Board of Directors doesn't have several of the recently appointed Board Members.

(2.) Could you do something about specifying how many officers the club currently has, what their various responsibilities are, and who the current office-holders are? For example, President; Executive V.P.; V.P. in Charge of Communications; Blog Master; Kimberly Fund Manager; etc., etc. It's not very clear who does what on the Club's management team. Also, who is in charge of the annual "On the Rise" Featured Survivors/Caregivers program? Who is editor of the "On the Rise" magazine? It's not clear.

Thank you

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