My angel husband passed away

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My angel husband passed away

Postby crazylife » Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:44 am

I haven’t posted here in awhile but wanted to let everyone know my husband Nick Katsaros passed away in December 2020 after a 5 year and 1 month battle at the age of 46. Unfortunately the cancer traveled to his spinal fluid and that ultimately took his life.

Keep fighting everyone! He wanted so much to keep fighting but it just was too much and we know he’s in a better place.
Wife to DH, 41 years old, diagnosed 11/15
Stage 4, Mod diff, 13/24 LN, 1 liver met
Colon/liver resection at MSK, 11/15
8mm lung met (not confirmed) and enlarged lymph nodes 1/16
12 rounds of folfox (9 with Oxi) 6/16
NED - July 2016
NED - October 2016
3 lung mets - March 2017
7 lung mets, May 2017
RFA to largest met, June 2017
Lung mets growing slowly, October 2017 (off treatment since June 2016)
Right lung surgery, November 2017
Left lung surgery, January 2018
NED - May 2018

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Re: My angel husband passed away

Postby Sunnycd » Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:13 am

I am so very sorry for your loss. I see you posted in the middle of the night, when all is silence and grief takes over….sending you love and strength.
DX Feb. ‘21 CC IIB @ 51
Jan. ‘21 ER surgery, temp. colostomy
Sigmoid, adernocarcinoma
T4aN0MX, G2
0/24 lymph nodes
LVI: indefinite
PNI: not identified
Margins: clear
March ‘21 started 4 rounds of CAPOX
06/17/21 last day of CAPOX
06/25/21 CT scan clear
CEA: @ dx 4, post surgery 1.9, post chemo: 2.9
07/14/21 colostomy reversal

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Re: My angel husband passed away

Postby beach sunrise » Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:29 am

My heart breaks for you and family. I sincerely wish you all peace and good memories of him throughout the days.
8/19 RC CEA 82.6 T3N0M0
Neoadj 5FU/rad 6 wk
High dose IVC 1 1/2 wks before surgery. Continue still twice a week
Surg 1/20 APR - margins T4bN1a IIIC G2 MSI- 1/20 LN+ LVI+ PNI-
pre cea 24/post 5.9
7 rds 6-10 CEA 11.4 No more
7/20 CEA 11.1, 8.8
8/20 CEA 7.8
9/20 CEA 8.8, 9, 8.6
10/20 CEA 8.1
11/20 CEA 8's
12/20 CEA 8's & 9's
ADAPT+++ TM drug
Chem-sens test NCI "Test failed, neo adj CR worked. Not enough ca cells to test"

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Re: My angel husband passed away

Postby stu » Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:54 pm

Oh , so sorry to hear that !
Sending loads of love ,
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: My angel husband passed away

Postby Siti » Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:54 pm

Really sorry for your loss. Sending you strength and love.
Wife of DH (54) DX on 5/7/19
Sigmoid | Adenocarcinoma | Grade: G3 | LNs: 30/31
Wild Type for KRAS, NRAS and BRAF
19/7/19 PET-CT Scan: Distant lymph nodes (para-aorta, neck & hip), est. size 0.5-1.5cm.
22/7/19 Surgery: Laparoscopic Colon Resection
26/8/19 Chemo: CAPEOX + Avastin x 7
6/11/19 CT Scan after 3rd cycle, all nodes have shrunk! Yay!! 20/12/19 Last round of Ox (NED)
1/2020 Maintenance: Cap + Avastin
4/2020 Maintenance: switch to Teysuno (S-1) + Avastin due to bad HFS side effects.

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Re: My angel husband passed away

Postby Bpaint » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:15 am

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I hope you have people in your life who can comfort and support you.
My husband (age 41 at dx):
8/20 CRC Stage 4. Mets to lungs, liver, distant lymph nodes (25+)
MSS, KRAS wild
CEA 713 at dx
Folfox (12 rounds)
CEA 113
Liver, colon and lymph node resection scheduled for 4/9/21

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Re: My angel husband passed away

Postby DCook54 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:29 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers.
54 year old mom of 3 grown children and grandmother of 3
Stage IV colon with mets to lungs
Dec 2019- partial colectomy to remove mass adenocarcinoma 0/31 Lymph nodes positive
Jan 2020-PET showed NED
Jan 2020- Staged at I
July 2020-Ct shows nodules both lungs
July 2020-VATS both lungs positive crc mets Stage IV
August 2020 began 1/6 cycles Folfox
Nov 20 Completed 6 Folfox
Dec 20 Colonoscopy Clean, CTs clean
Dec 20 NED
April 21 Stable 4 mm lung nodule to watch

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Re: My angel husband passed away

Postby boxhill » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:36 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss, and in the middle of COVID lockdown, too. That must have made everything even more difficult. I hope you have comfort and support from those around you.
F, 64 at DX CRC Stage IV
3/17/18 blockage, r hemi
11 of 25 LN,5 mesentery nodes
5mm liver met
pT3 pN2b pM1
BRAF wild, KRAS G12D
7/18 and 11/18 CT NED
12/18 MRI 5mm liver mass, 2 LNs in porta hepatis
12/31/18 Keytruda
6/19 Multiphasic CT LNs normal, Liver stable
6/28/19 Pause Key, predisone for joint pain
7/31/19 Restart Key
9/19 CT stable
Pain: all fails but Celebrex
12/23/19 CT stable
5/19 MRI stable/NED
Stop Key

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Re: My angel husband passed away

Postby Internal1 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:19 pm

I am really sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers during this difficult time.

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Re: My angel husband passed away

Postby catstaff » Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:21 am

I'm also very sorry, and fear I will be in your shoes at some unknown time in the future.
D/H Dx 10/2019 RC age 61
Clinical T4bN2M1a (common iliac and para-aortic lymph nodes)
CRT 11/19-1/20 FOLFOX 3/20-7/20
Pelvic exenteration w/LAR 8/20
ypT4bN0Mx G3 0/14 nodes LVI not seen PNI-
CEA 10/19:20, 1/20-11/20:1.6, 4.3, 3.4, 2.7, 2/21:9.0 3/21:18,40 4/21:28,19, 5/21:13.3,8.6
PET 3/21 recurrence in distal nodes, L5 vertebra, pelvis
FOLFIRI+bev 3/21-

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Re: My angel husband passed away

Postby wife2jeff » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:11 am

I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for healing for you and your family.

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