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    My father passed away.

    My father, Normand Corbeil, 56, passed away today at 2:56 PM. He was a great composer and an amazing dad... I am in shock.
    - Dad, 56, diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer August 15, 2012.
    - Dad passed away January 25, 2013 at 2:56 PM.

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    Orly I'm so sorry for your loss you will be in my thoughts and prayers......I'm at a loss don't know what to say except to send lots of {{ Hugs }}
    Oct 9,2012 Hubby's ( 65 ) ERCP, Stent put in also told might be cancer
    Oct 23,2012 ( ERCP ) diagnosed. PC on head of pancreas.
    Nov. 5,2012 Whipple at Loma Linda Hosp.... could not be finished due to heart issues
    ( 4 1/2 hours into surgery )told it's also attached to Portal Vein, now only Chemo & Radiation
    11-27-12 Surgery site Infecti
    1-30-13 Hubby started on his radiation and Pill Chemo ( Xeloda 3200 mg per day ) for six weeks
    3-12-13 ( Bowel blockage) in Hospital Fluid being drained
    4-18-13 New Stent put in metal with mesh
    4-19-13 2nd round of ( Xeloda ) 2 weeks on 1 week off till ? 4000 mg per day for 6 months ( changed to 3000 )
    6-12-13 Large Hernia at surgery site/won't be repaired due to his heart condition also losing toenails ( Xeloda )
    8-9-13 Taken off all Chemo just Living Life now and Keeping him Pain Free "In God's Hands"
    3-12-15 CANCER IS BACK

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    Orly, I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending your family my sincere condolences at this very sad time.
    Husband 51 yrs. old diagnosed May 11, 2012 StageIV PC, 7.3 cm tumour on tail of pancreas with mets to liver, lungs, caked omentum, malignant ascites.
    June 2012 started Folfirinox
    CT scan after 6 treatments shows cancer is stable with slight shrinkage to studding on abdominal wall.
    Going for 6 more treatments then another CT.
    October: oncologist says bloodwork is excellent, same as someone not having chemo!
    After 12 treatments the CT shows folfirinox no longer working.
    Cancer has grown and spread more in lymph nodes in chest.
    Started abraxane /gemcitibine December 6th.
    Bone scan on Jan 24th shows mets to bones.
    No more abraxane / gemcitibine treatments
    Meeting with radiation oncologist & primary oncologist Feb. 14th.
    Since January been having thoracentisis for fluid around the lungs in addition to the paracentisis for ascites.
    Went to Emergency Feb.12/13 due to numbness in legs. Started 1st of 5 radiation treatments for acute spinal cord compression. Also diagnosed with blood infection, iv antibiotics started and blood cultures done.
    No improvement from radiation treatments. Paralyzed from waist down.
    Blood cultures identify bacteria, antibiotic is correct according to infection specialist but after 10 days still septic.
    Doctors meet with us and state they have no other treatment available and hubby's health is too poor for a clinical trial
    Feb.24/13 come home from hospital
    March 7, 2013 @ 11:55 am passed away with his loving family at his side.

    "Forever In My Heart" - Derek Joseph Greene, 1961 - 2013

    "Never Give Up"

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    I'm so, so sorry to hear this. It brings tears to my eyes and your family, and especially you, are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

    Many hugs to you,

    March 21, 2011 - Dad diagnosed. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma on head of pancreas.
    April 2011 - Gemcitabine and radiation for a total of 12 weeks.
    October 14, 2011 - Successful Whipple procedure. Cancer free! Best 5 months of my life!!!
    March 2, 2012 - CT scan and discovery of possible mets to both lungs.
    March 23, 2012 - Biopsy confirmed recurrence.
    May 2, 2012 - Folfiri regimen started. Stopped after 2 treatments due to infection.
    June 2, 2012 - Switched to Xeloda
    Sept. 21, 2012 - No more chemo...treatment not working anymore. Now we wait and pray.
    October 6, 2012 - My dad is now at peace in Heaven, watching over us until we meet again.

    ♥ Forever in my heart! Miss you every day more than words can say! ♥

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    Please accept my deepest condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    Orly~ My heart hurts for you. You and your dad had a wonderful relationship, it was evident in all of your postings, your concern and your final gift to give him peace from pain. You have been a good and loving son and I pray that you will be surrounded by friends and family who will hold you tight and help you grieve and heal. Sending you hugs and hoping you find peace! ♥

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    Senior User BobbyJo's Avatar
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    Dear Orly I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family prayers for peace and comfort..

    Husband Diagnosed "Borderline Resectable" pancreatic adenocarcinoma January 2012. Chemotherapy for six months. Successful Whipple August 2012 with clean margins, 3 out of 12 nodes positive. Post Whipple Chemo/Radiation for 5.5 weeks ended Dec. 2012. NED for 2 years with great quality of life. Lung spots identified and removed Nov 2014..back on chemo for three months.

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    Orly, I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss.

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    What a wonderful following and support team you have here on this site. May this give you support and ability to continue with what your Dad would want you to do.

    GOD Bless you and my thoughts are with you from the bottom of my heart.
    73 year old Male, Have lived a good life!
    Prostate cancer and removal 2008. No spreading of prostate cancer to date.
    Metastatic Melanoma in lungs, liver, one year after melanoma mole removal from neck.
    There is hope...with Yervoy. Tries to stop the clock! Did nothing for mine.
    new trial...Have NO Symptoms, still to this date of 4/4/13 and 7/16/13. July 8th dropped out of the TRIAL as side effects were too much even on reduced amounts in pills. Will see what happens in the next 2 to 3 months. Still think LIFE IS GOOD!

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    Dear Orly,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know how you feel, I have been there. Many, many hugs sent your way for strength during this awfully difficult time.

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    I am so, so sorry to hear this. Please know we are all thinking of you.

    Dad diagnosed pancreatic cancer October 2011
    chemo/radiation Oct-December 2011
    Whipple- January 2012
    Found out cancer spread- May 2012
    Stopping all treatment because it's not working- December 2012
    Enjoying any time we have left with him.

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    My heart goes to you.I am so sorry for your loss.

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    My family has just started our journey but I have read your posts over the last week or so. I'm so sorry for your loss. The folks on this forum are very comforting and I hope that brings you and your family some peace.


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    I am very sorry to hear this. Wishing you and your family peace during this very difficult time. You're in my thoughts & prayers.

    Dad diagnosed with Stage IV PC with mets to liver March 4, 2011 ~ Died 11 months later, February 4, 2012.

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    i am so so sorry for your loss.

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    Orly, we will hold your family in our prayers.
    Diagnosed June 20, 2012 with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
    Surgery on July 19, 2012, distal pancreatectomy with removal of a portion of the stomach and colon adhering to the pancreas, splenectomy.
    Pathology report July 26, 2012, clear margins all around
    Stage 2 (T3N0) in July, changed to Stage 3 Oct. 10.
    Started Gemzar Sept. 17, 2012
    6 month scan clean, NED
    Completed chemo end of March.
    July 5, scan shows pseudocyst between what is left of my stomach and pancreas.
    July 12, two stents put in to drain pseudocyst, pain on left side reduced.
    Dec. 6, results of last scan, 10 mm and 6mm mets to liver, 3 small mets to lungs.
    March 25, folfirinox is working but bad reaction to oxaliplatin. Giving it one more try.
    Switched to folfiri, minor reaction.
    5 rounds of Xeloda.
    Done with Xeloda, starting gem/abrax in 3 weeks.
    Started hospice Feb. 11

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    Im so sorry Orly
    8/2000-Dad diagnosed with Stage 2 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (Chemo and Radiation)- Survivor!
    7/2006-Mom diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer (Chemo, Radiation, and Bi-Lateral Transflap Double Masectomy)- Survivor!
    6/2010-Dad diagnosed with cancer of the tonuge (Surgery to remove cancerous part of tongue)- Survivor!
    8/2011-Dad (61yo) diagnosed with rare 11-year relapse of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (Chemo and Stem Cell Transplant)- Survivor!
    8/2012-Mom (56yo) diagnosed with Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer isolated to pancreas (Finished 3 Folfirinox and 2 Folfox treatments; starting radiation 1/22/13; praying for shrinkage and surgery!)- Will be a SURVIVOR!

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    Had to register so i could post .

    Your father was an incredible composer ,his work on heavy rain was monemental ,the melody lines to the feeling of each piece ,this will be never be replicated or replaced by anyone ,he will be remembered and live on through his compositions which even today tv channels use for show trailers and instantly the piece is recognised .
    May he rest in peace ,its not just your loss its everyones loss ,there was so much more to come .
    My sincere condolences in this tough time.

    Last edited by User1984; 01-28-2013 at 05:54 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    I am so sorry to hear about you're father passing as he truly was a gifted man. I am listening to the Heavy Rain Soundtrack right now in his honor because believe it or not, the soundtrack is pretty much the main reason why I kept playing the game to the point where I wanted to achieve all 22 possible endings.

    I never knew he composed over 59 projects/titles!
    Very clever way around the policy, however it's still not allowed. I don't make the rules, but I have to enforce them.

    Orly, if you would like to share this link, or if members are interested, please PM the member directly. Thanks.


    (type in www. before the "imdb" due to weird forum policy)

    You're father truly was a gifted man because his composing work was absolutely stunning!
    Last edited by DebbieC; 01-28-2013 at 09:15 PM. Reason: Link removal - Please read rules on links for new users.

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    Orly... my deepest sympathies to you and your family dear friend. During the last five months you have been through so much and yet, despite the circumstances in your life, you managed to share with us just how much you cared and loved your Dad. Thank you for your contributions, for the comfort you bestowed upon the many who come here for compassion and support. May your Dad, Normand Corbeil be never forgotten. May his soul rest in peace.
    07/2011 - Annie age 57 dx w/inoperable stage 4 pc; 5cm tumor/body, two spots on liver 1cm each, CA19-9=21,000+
    08/2011 - folfirinox
    01/2012 - CT: liver healthy, tumor=4mm, CA19-9 normal
    06/2012 - comp 9.5cycles. Tumor=scar tissue.
    CT: NED (No evidence of new or progressive metastatic disease, No tumor recurrence.) Chemotherapy STOPPED. Only medications taken are EPIVIR for the liver and METFORMIN for type 2 diabetes.
    09/2012 - CT: NED
    12/2012 - CT: NED. Runs a 10 kilometer race.
    01/2013 - re-instated gym membership 2-hrs back to back daily training 5x weekly.
    05/2013 - CT: NED; 3-hrs back to back workouts at the gym
    08/2013 - CT: NED; 3-hrs circuit training 6x weekly

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