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passed peacefully on 11/23/14 was posted 12/04/2014 05:41 am by JeffB
E-mail Address: badojeff@gmail.com

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Sorry I've been away. Annie's cognative impairment worsened after starting folfiri on Sept 22 so on Nov 11 we had an MRI which told us her cancer had metastisiced to her brain. I chose to keep her in the comfort of our home instead of taking her to Stanford for them to perform procedures for releaving the swelling in her brain. I basically told our oncologist, enough was enough and I did not want to subjecdt her to poking and prodding to give me what? A few more days? We opened our doors from November 11. For 12 days we surrounded her with family, relatives and friends each day until Annie closed her eyes and fell into a deep sleep on Wednesday November 19. She slept peacefully, with no pain, no pain medications for three days until she took her final breath at 12:45pm on Sunday November 23.

Today, she will be cremated and I will bring her ashes home at 3:30pm PST where we will keep her in a special cove in our homes stairwell. Annie was victorious in this 3 year journey with stage 4 inoperable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas with liver mets. The fact her recurrences never came back to those primary locations and made it to her brain, statistically only 3% ever reach this and it was a huge blessing she had no pain and had not taken any pain meds since prior to September of this year. It was a peaceful passing I would wish for anyone including myself.

Thank you for all your support on the forum since 2011.

~jeffB

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