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  • in reply to: Mom passed last night ;-( #63420
    peggyp
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    Dear Mmking,

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. You were a very supportive daughter and your mom was very lucky to have you as her advocate. She is at peace now and in a much better place. I hope she runs into my husband John who died on July 8th. I’m sure he would like a good cookie. Hugs, PeggyP

    in reply to: Why is Xeloda kicking Lauren’s butt when 5-FU did not? #63484
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    Hi Pam,

    Sorry to hear that Lauren is not tolerating the Xeloda very well. When John was on Xeloda, he stayed very tired and also had the hand and foot syndrome. His feet blistered so badly that he couldn’t stand to put his feet on the floor because of the pain. Hopefully, this will not be the case with Lauren. She has done so well and I pray that she will continue to improve and keep fighting this cancer’s butt. Love, PeggyP

    in reply to: 2 years cancer-free. False positive CA-19-9 #63495
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    Dear Kathy,

    Congratulations on your good scans; I hope they continue for a long, long time. Hugs, PeggyP

    in reply to: Devastated Gerry passed away on 24th July #63476
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    Dear Phil,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband Gerry. I lost my wonderful husband John on July 8th to this terrible disease. He, also, was like a skeleton when he died. He had lost over 55 pounds in about a month and a half. John had fought a four year battle and had a chemoembolization done on April 17th that he never recovered from. Everything just seemed to spiral out of control but I was able to keep him at home with the help of my dear sister from North Carolina who came to offer her support. I still feel like I’m numb but I have to stay strong for the kids. Your boys will keep you so busy that you will not have a lot of spare time to think about things. I will pray for you and your family as I well know what you are going through right now. Be strong for Gerry and remember that he is now at peace and will not have to suffer anymore. Lots of hugs, PeggyP

    in reply to: I am new also #63137
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    Dear Dcmac,

    I, also, know your pain; my husband just died on July 8th. He fought this terrible disease for four years. I still feel kind of numb; like in a dream that I don’t want to wake up from. I know I have to be strong for the kids and put on a happy face, but it’s not easy. We were together for 38 years and he was a wonderful husband as well as my best friend. I know one day it’s going to hit me hard and I hope I will be able to handle it when it does. Just keep taking one day at a time and remember the good times you had with each other. Sending hugs your way, PeggyP

    in reply to: My Husband Lost His Battle #62925
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    Thanks everyone for your kind words and condolences. John will be greatly missed. I will try to post web site where his obit can be read. I had requested donations be made to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.

    http://www.coffmanfuneralhome.net/sitemaker/sites/coffmaO/obit.cgi?user=659687Puffenberger

    If this works, thanks Eli.

    in reply to: Newly diagnosed #62095
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    Dear ForMyDad,

    Sorry to hear about your dad but sounds like you have the right attitude. My husband was diagnosed Stage IV ICC almost 4 years ago. He has fought a good fight and was doing very well until he had a second chemoembolization in April. It has been downhill ever since. He is very ill now and very weak since losing 41 pounds in about a month. I still hope that we can get things turned around so he can continue to fight this terrible disease. John used to get hiccups a lot when he was first diagnosed. His first chemo regimen sounds similar to your dad’s. He would get chemo at the cancer center and then be hooked up to a pump for 48 hours. Sometimes his counts would drop too low so he might have to wait another week before getting it again. I hope your dad does well with his treatment and that your brothers will come around and be strong for him, too. Sending prayers and well wishes your way, PeggyP

    in reply to: Newbie with Some Good News #62223
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    Hi Kendra,

    Welcome to the CC family; sorry to hear about your boyfriend but I hope he gets the help he needs. Sounds like he’s headed in the right direction. Just hang in there and stay strong for him because attitude does play a very important role in fighting this disease. Sending lots of hugs and well wishes your way, PeggyP

    in reply to: I miss you, Dad. #62233
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    Hi,

    Your dad was lucky to have such a caring daughter; he is at peace now and will suffer no more. I, too, was at my dad’s side when he passed away a year and a half ago. So, I know what you mean when you say you were blessed to be there. My husband continues to fight this awful disease but he is very ill. I pray that your family will find peace and comfort knowing that your dad is in a better place. Sending lots of hugs your way, PeggyP

    in reply to: About the Widows Walk #62150
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    Janet,

    I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. I am sending my condolences to you and your family. I know this must be a trying time for you; yet, you are able to post this lovely message. My husband is also very ill with this terrible disease; he has lost 41 pounds in the last month. I continue to pray that he will somehow get better, but he continues to get weaker and weaker. Sending lots of hugs your way, PeggyP

    in reply to: Back on chemo and marathon…. #61898
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    Hi Maria,

    What a great run you had! Congratulations for being able to go the distance with such a great time. Sorry to hear about your MRI results but I know you will keep that fighting spirit and kill those tumors. John has continued to lose ground since his 2nd chemoembolization in April. I still hold out hope that we can get things turned around. Wishing you well, PeggyP

    in reply to: Paranoia #61648
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    Hi Jose,
    I am sorry to hear about your sister but was wondering if anyone had mentioned anything about her calcium level. My husband has not been doing well since having a chemoembolization in April. He lost 34 pounds in three weeks, has been very confused, hallucinating, agitated, not sleeping but no energy to do anything but stay in bed. I took him to the doctor on Wednesday for a checkup and told the NP that I was discontinuing the pain patch they started him on two weeks ago because he was getting worse than better. She said she would call me with his bloodwork results yesterday. She said that his calcium level was very high and could be causing the lethargic state he was experiencing. Today, I took him for an infusion to bring his level down. She referred to this as hypercalcemia. Just a thought but maybe something like this is happening with your sister. Take care, PeggyP

    in reply to: Grover’s updates #58379
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    Hi Grover,

    Glad to hear that you’re doing fine after jumping all the hurdles along the way. Clean scans are great news!! Keep them coming. Hugs. PeggyP

    in reply to: Mr. Jim Wilde #61308
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    I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He offered so much to this site–his compassion for others with this terrible disease and his thoughtful and kind words. He will be greatly missed. My heartfelt condolences to Jim’s family. May you rest in peace sweet Jim. PeggyP

    in reply to: Here´s to life!! #60986
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    Hi Maria,

    I am so glad you are doing well. Go, girl, and keep training and running. Good luck in the Stockholm marathon. I can’t believe you have just had your 6th chemoembolization and still able to compete as you do. John had his 2nd one on April 17 and things have gone down hill since then. He has been terribly ill and had to spend a week in the hospital two weeks ago. He has lost about 22 lbs. in the last week and is very weak and can’t tolerate food that much. I have tried some of Lainy’s suggestions that she used for Teddy and some of the other ideas I have seen on this site, so I’m hoping that things will start to turn around. He did manage to get up for a few hours yesterday and today, and his eyes seem more alert. The doctors seem to think that some of the chemo beads got into his blood vessels and arteries, which made him so sick and in excruciating pain. They also had him on so much pain meds that everything was working against him. I take him back to his oncologist tomorrow and then he has an MRI at UVA on Thursday. Just keep doing what you’re doing because it seems to work for you. Best wishes, PeggyP

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