Semi-Colon Roll Call

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  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064
    spongebob said:

    SAT NEXT TO HIM ON A RECENT FLIGHT
    Sat by him on a recent flight to CA (it was the Charleston to Atlanta leg) - I guess I totally forgot about that chat - would have made for interesting small talk! I worked with him a bit when he was on the Pew Oceans Commission.

    Small world

    Dang
    Wish we had reconnected on this before cuz he would have enjoyed the small world aspect. He's got such a great sense of humor.

    Oh well, maybe you'll bump into him again some time before you move to FL.

    peace, emily
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064
    Lisa Rose said:

    Take Off Eh!!!!!
    Diagnosed: March 5,2002 at age 40
    Surgery: March 20,2002
    Diagnosis: Rectal Cancer stage 3c ~ 10 positive lymph nodes.
    Still " NED " and enjoying life.............

    Home: Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada

    Beauty, hoser.

    Beauty, hoser.
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064

    kailua
    Hi
    My husband **** was diagnosed 1/12/09 after a routine colonoscopy.
    Age 51, Stage IIIc, 7/17 nodes
    1/27/09 - 75% of colon removed, tumor was in the cecum (7 cm of small intestines removed too)
    Started Folfox 6 on March 09. 2 out of 12 rounds done.

    We live in Kailua, Hawaii and love it!

    So good to see everyone checking in. :)
    Aloha,
    Kathleen

    House Swap
    Hi Kathleen,

    Ya ever want to do a house swap--come to the Northwoods of MN and experience the largest freshwater lake in the entire world??

    I've never been to Hawaii. :-)

    peace, emily who really would like to retire her mukluks for the year.....where are you spring??
  • fmsamos
    fmsamos Member Posts: 34
    Stage IV colon ca. survivor also
    Hi Scouty, this is Amy aka Slammer- I too was Dx in 03-04 w/ stage IV and am proud to say still here, and well Life goes on! My bowel recection, then 6 momths Chemo. re-occurance, ovarian cancer scare- then more chemo in 05~ 6 months more of that horrible stuff, yet beleive me,It was worth it! I am 48 and go in May for my annual check up and CT scan with my wonderful Oncologist who saved my life(well me too) but I have whipped this! So I remember you and others ie: Sponge Bob, Stacy and more by name~ so Greetings and yep, We are awesome! Cannot wait for my 2nd Relay for Life walk in June in my area...Sincerely Amy in California
    BTW, yes "NED" for me too!!! Hugs to all of you~~
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064
    tkd3g said:

    Long Island, New York
    Hi all. Wow, it's been a long time. This site is like an old friend, always there when you need them.

    Stage 3 Rectal CA.
    Diagnosed March 04
    6 weeks Chemoradiation ( 5Fu )
    Surgery - 15 inches of colon, 95% of rectum
    Follow up Chemo - Oxy until I decided the chemo would kill me.( 3 out of 12 treatments) Switched back to 5FU to finish.
    Getting ready to do the Happy Naked Dance for the 5th time in June ( NED 4.10years )

    Barb :)

    Barb!!!
    Hey you!

    Great photo with your Newfie!

    Oh gosh, thongs and speedos seems to trigger a desire to recite poetry for some reason..... (I truly hope that poem is erased from the archives).

    So good to see your beautiful face!

    Hope all is well with the girls.

    peace, emily
  • fmsamos
    fmsamos Member Posts: 34
    spongebob said:

    SHRINKAGE!
    Hey there! How the heck are you, Elaine?

    Too long!

    Hello, old name Slammer.....?
    Hi there, I see you are happy & healthy- Cool~ me too~ Haven't been here in days, well year but I remember ya'll and just stopping by to say Life is good and well we are Survivors! Hugs from Northern California! Fmsamos aka Slammer (Amy)
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565
    fmsamos said:

    Stage IV colon ca. survivor also
    Hi Scouty, this is Amy aka Slammer- I too was Dx in 03-04 w/ stage IV and am proud to say still here, and well Life goes on! My bowel recection, then 6 momths Chemo. re-occurance, ovarian cancer scare- then more chemo in 05~ 6 months more of that horrible stuff, yet beleive me,It was worth it! I am 48 and go in May for my annual check up and CT scan with my wonderful Oncologist who saved my life(well me too) but I have whipped this! So I remember you and others ie: Sponge Bob, Stacy and more by name~ so Greetings and yep, We are awesome! Cannot wait for my 2nd Relay for Life walk in June in my area...Sincerely Amy in California
    BTW, yes "NED" for me too!!! Hugs to all of you~~

    SLAMMER!!!
    Where the heck you been, girl!?!?!?!

    I swear it's like a reunion!
  • fmsamos
    fmsamos Member Posts: 34
    Me~~~~~~
    Hi again~ Slammer aka me Famous Amos~ well I had to re up my account but have actually been a member since 03-04 because I used this site so much and loved, cherished, took, the advice, support and just general knowledge I gathered by being here. I will stay up on this again I promise because I gained so much from this site- Love ya'll , Sincerely Amy- and those still dealing with this or any cancer or a loved one- I am sorry~ God be with you and Live Strong!
  • fmsamos
    fmsamos Member Posts: 34
    spongebob said:

    SLAMMER!!!
    Where the heck you been, girl!?!?!?!

    I swear it's like a reunion!

    You are so sweet~
    Been here in my house, my town , my job! Doing fine except the divorce, (that happens after cancer I think) but am finally very happy. Have a great boyfriend in my life and realized life is too short to live w/ regrets so I do all I can, work, play, party, in love, and all that. Lost my sweet mom to pancratic cancer 2 yrs ago- we didn't have a clue, but that's how that one goes ya know~ scary... you two look great in that photo~ Kudos Sponge Bob. Nice to hear from you- hope you are well. Slammer tee-hee..
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Yo
    Dx Feb 25, 2004. Stage IV colon cancer. Age 46
    Had yearly checkups by my PCP who was an oncologist too (fancy that) and he missed it.
    Did 6 months FOLFOX/Avastin, then in Sept 04 minor operation on colon, 60+% of liver removed, hepatic pump installed, gallbladder removed along with a few lymph nodes.
    Around late Nov or early Dec 04, back in for bowel obstruction fix.
    More chemo, FUDR(?), CPT11, 5FU (gotta love that name) for 6 - 9 months or so.
    Stared Erbitux CPT11 in about Oct 05, 1st lung operation on right lung around March of 06.
    More Erbitux CPT11, second lung operation, both lungs, April or May of 07.
    RFA in Sept 07 for one lung met.
    More Erbitux CPT11 up until June of 08, last lung operation on right side in July 08.
    Guess what? More Erbitux CPT11, still on that. Just went to Erbitux around January 09. I am maxed out on lung operations. Too much scar tissue.
    Still have some stuff going on but things look stable.
    Not NED at any point yet...
    Live in the area of the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, NY.
  • morningstar4
    morningstar4 Member Posts: 15
    fmsamos said:

    Me~~~~~~
    Hi again~ Slammer aka me Famous Amos~ well I had to re up my account but have actually been a member since 03-04 because I used this site so much and loved, cherished, took, the advice, support and just general knowledge I gathered by being here. I will stay up on this again I promise because I gained so much from this site- Love ya'll , Sincerely Amy- and those still dealing with this or any cancer or a loved one- I am sorry~ God be with you and Live Strong!

    Hi Everyone
    Hi everyone I don't post very often but I'm still in here. I'm from Plainwell Michigan located in the southwest part. I just celebrated my 62nd birthday a couple of weeks ago and I'm looking forward to many more.I was dx July 06 tumor was 4 in. and ulcerated. Wore infusion pump with 5fu and rads for 30 treatments. Jan. 07 had 7hr. surgery hysterectomy,resection,and temp. illiostomy.Pathology neg.Stage 2. May 07kidney failure from so many contrast dye injections for cts scans and colon preps. July 07 illiostomy take down. Sept 07 port removed. Lots of bumps in the road but I'm still NED!!!! God Bless Everyone Judy
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member

    Stage 4 here dx 9/06. Liver
    Stage 4 here dx 9/06. Liver surgery, 2 lung surgeries, Folfox, I am now suffering emmmm... "recovering" at home from the second lung surgery. Over all things went OK. Surgery Monday and a tough first day... a horrible experience Tuesday with a couple collapsed lungs and real struggles. I actually had the Code "You are going to die" team come in to fix me up..(It actually looks more dramatic on TV and not from a patients viewpoint.) Of course then, because it’s a teaching hospital, all day people came in and poked and proded and bleed me when their class was out to add to their resume of experiences as a Stanford med student. Seriously, I kid around, but this time I was scared to death that morning... I wish I was smart and witty but all I could focus on was a poster made by the science dept right in front of me and just the good memories there saved me as much as the ventilators and drugs given. It truly is amazing how a little kindness shown can really matter. Right now I just hurt... lungs, breathing, back, side... but it will get better. I can not wait to get back to work.



    On the good news side, there was only one met that he could find by palpating the lung. He did have to do the open procedure which was OK with me. Next big question coming up the 30th is follow up chemo. I have faced this before and was told that with lung mets, there really isn't data out there and I still have a below 1 CEA and NED. I will ask more later about this.

    Thanks all

    Chip

    Oh, dear
    I was wondering how your surgery had gone. I'm sorry you had such a scare, and I hope you're going to be much better soon!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    KathiM said:

    I got the 2-fer....
    I live in Southern California. Dx stage III rectal ca 12/2004. PET scan found unrelated breast cancer...could someone PLEASE remove me from the list I managed to get on twice!!!!!

    Last treatment was rads for breast cancer 7/2006. NED on both ever since. Actually, NERD on rectal (after removal of rectum and sig colon, J-pouch fashioned from descending colon) 5/2005.

    Hugs, Kathi

    P.S. Hans drove today (without my knowlege...sigh...scared the PEE out of me...demanded the car keys, felt like I was talking to a kid!!!!). But, he is doing better...must be all those grand thoughts from you all!!!

    Whew!
    I'm glad Hans is improving, but I'm sorry he scared you by driving. Yikes! Apparently that turned out okay, but I know it worried you.

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • Kathleen808
    Kathleen808 Member Posts: 2,342
    2bhealed said:

    House Swap
    Hi Kathleen,

    Ya ever want to do a house swap--come to the Northwoods of MN and experience the largest freshwater lake in the entire world??

    I've never been to Hawaii. :-)

    peace, emily who really would like to retire her mukluks for the year.....where are you spring??

    long winters
    Hi Emily,
    I remember a very long winter (maybe 1996) when there was so much snow at Easter in Apple Valley, MN we could not do the Easter Egg hunt outside. :) That being said, MN is sooo beautiful and up North where you live is fabulous. I know Spring is right around the corner, the flowers will be up soon.
    Aloha,
    Kathleen
  • VickiCO
    VickiCO Member Posts: 917
    kimby said:

    NW Ohio
    I'm 10 miles from the Michigan border and 30 miles from the Indiana border outside a small town. Very rural and flat, but close to family and good people. Not pretty or fancy, but nice.

    Where do you live?

    Kimby

    Another Ohio gal!
    I was born in Tuscarawas County. Graduated from New Philadelphia High School. We were the "Fighting Quakers!" I moved after high school, but my Mom and all 4 sisters are still there! We were in the Amish country, but were "English".

    Vicki
  • shoppergal
    shoppergal Member Posts: 118
    PhillieG said:

    Yo
    Dx Feb 25, 2004. Stage IV colon cancer. Age 46
    Had yearly checkups by my PCP who was an oncologist too (fancy that) and he missed it.
    Did 6 months FOLFOX/Avastin, then in Sept 04 minor operation on colon, 60+% of liver removed, hepatic pump installed, gallbladder removed along with a few lymph nodes.
    Around late Nov or early Dec 04, back in for bowel obstruction fix.
    More chemo, FUDR(?), CPT11, 5FU (gotta love that name) for 6 - 9 months or so.
    Stared Erbitux CPT11 in about Oct 05, 1st lung operation on right lung around March of 06.
    More Erbitux CPT11, second lung operation, both lungs, April or May of 07.
    RFA in Sept 07 for one lung met.
    More Erbitux CPT11 up until June of 08, last lung operation on right side in July 08.
    Guess what? More Erbitux CPT11, still on that. Just went to Erbitux around January 09. I am maxed out on lung operations. Too much scar tissue.
    Still have some stuff going on but things look stable.
    Not NED at any point yet...
    Live in the area of the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, NY.

    Catskills Mountains
    phillieg,where in the catskills do you live. My family has been going there for the summers for about 55 yrs. I have quite a few good memories from my summers there, as a matter of fact, I met my best friend there when I was 11 yrs old. As my sister and I got older my parents always said they would stop going there, then I had my son and then he spent summers there. Now it's just my parents and they still go after all these years! It's changed alot but they still enjoy their summers there.
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866

    Catskills Mountains
    phillieg,where in the catskills do you live. My family has been going there for the summers for about 55 yrs. I have quite a few good memories from my summers there, as a matter of fact, I met my best friend there when I was 11 yrs old. As my sister and I got older my parents always said they would stop going there, then I had my son and then he spent summers there. Now it's just my parents and they still go after all these years! It's changed alot but they still enjoy their summers there.

    Orange County
    I live in lower O.C. The Appalachian Trail runs through my town.
    We've been up here almost 6 years. I wasn't even in the house a
    year before I was DX :-(
    Before that we lived in Bergen County NJ, right by the NY State border. But

    NOW

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    ;-)

  • Sunriver
    Sunriver Member Posts: 50
    NED
    Dx'd stage 2 8/06 in Bend, Oregon. Surgery, 4 rounds of chemo (out of 12). NED since!
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Sunriver said:

    NED
    Dx'd stage 2 8/06 in Bend, Oregon. Surgery, 4 rounds of chemo (out of 12). NED since!

    Great News Sunriver
    I love to kayak too

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    I like the morning the best
  • shoppergal
    shoppergal Member Posts: 118
    PhillieG said:

    Great News Sunriver
    I love to kayak too

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    I like the morning the best

    Catskills
    Great shots, I agree mornings are the best,just before the sun rises. My family goes up near Monticello, but we've gone up to Parksville when I was really young. It's really beautiful but I don't know if I could live in the country, I'm so used to the hustle and bustle of NY. But getting out of the city for vacations are always nice!