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Suze died

Postby » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:24 pm

My wife, Susan Hartwell, used the moniker "Suze" in posting at the club. Sixty-eight months after her stage-four diagnosis she died last night. In January, facing progress of the disease, she chose regorafenib even though growth of a liver met was the immediate threat. Two weeks later her liver panel showed such damage that she came off regorafenib and went immediately to hospice. She died three weeks from stopping regorafenib.

Susan cherished hanging out on the forum. I thank you all, and those who predeceased Susan, for information and support.

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Re: Suze died

Postby NWgirl » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:58 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking the time to share this news with us, as difficult as this is to hear - we appreciate it. My deepest sympathies are with you, your friends and your families.
Belle - "Don't Retreat - Reload"DX 10/07 Stage III Rectal
Surgery 11/07; 27 of 38 nodes
Perm Colostomy 8/11
12/10 recurrence lungs & LN's
VATS Jan 2011
Radiation Oct 2013
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Re: Suze died

Postby abackhou » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:00 pm

My sincere condolences to you and family. Suze is now at peace after her long fight. So sorry and deepest sympathy.
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Apr 2009:,Mets Lymph Nodes, Liver, And lungs
Colon Resection 2009
Not candidate for any further resections - metastatic
Chemo 2009 - 2012
Bone/Pancreas mets Oct 2012
Palliative Symptom Management
Hospice care since April

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Re: Suze died

Postby Candyys03 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:02 pm

I am so sorry for your loss.
May she rest in peace.
Praying for you and your family.

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Re: Suze died

Postby CRguy » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:03 pm

I also echo Belle's sentiments and send you my deepest sympathies over the loss of your wife. Suze joined this forum just before Belle and I did and always continued to be a positive voice in our group.

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Re: Suze died

Postby Maia » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:21 pm

My sincere condolences.
I do remember Suze going to the rego trial, and I do remember her kind spirit. I'm sending my best thoughts your way.

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Re: Suze died

Postby clarabelle64 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:48 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your Suze. My condolences to you and your family.
Clarabelle, Mother of Deborah who has CC with mets to liver + lungs.
Has been on Folfiri then 5FU + Oxi
Lung Mets progressed
Currently on Intravenous Vit C + diet + supplements
My darling girl passed away 18.8.2011

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Re: Suze died

Postby dj2158 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:36 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dx 10/'07 age 54 3CC Sigmoid 1/25 nodes lap
Folfox 11/'07-4/'08
Vats Lung 7/'09 met
Vats Lung 7/'10 two mets, Irinotecan/Xeloda 9/'10-2/'11
Lung Resec, 3 1/2 rt ribs 4/'12
10-15 spots both lungs & 1.4cm nodule, 7/'12
xeloda & avastin 9/'12

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Re: Suze died

Postby dianne052506 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:01 pm

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May 06 Stage IV CC: liver,ovarian mets
Oct 07 inoperable lung mets
Feb 08 - Apr'12 chemo
allergic to oxaliplatin, irinotecan
Aug '12-Feb'14 Genentech PD-L1/Avastin trial
Mar '14 -radiation to largest lung nodule
still recovering; looking at trials again

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Re: Suze died

Postby Laurettas » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:03 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your wife. Your thoughtfulness to let us know is much appreciated. Thank you. May you find peace in the journey ahead.
DH 58 4/11 st 4 SRC CC
Lymph, peri, lung
4/11 colon res
5-10/11 FLFX, Av, FLFRI, Erb
11/11 5FU Erb
1/12 PET 2.4 Max act.
1/12 Erb
5/12 CT ext. new mets
5/12 Xlri
7/12 bad CT
8/12 5FU solo
8/12 brain met
9/12 stop tx
11/4/12 finished race,at peace

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Re: Suze died

Postby rosa01 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:06 pm

Sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife.

God Saw You...
by Author Unknown

God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be.
So He wrapped his arms around you,
and whispered, "Come to me".
You didn't deserve what you went through,
So He gave you rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He only takes the best
And when I saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain
I could not wish you back
To suffer that again

God Bless and keep you.

DX 12/11 DH Stg 4 cc age 60
12/20/1 1 lungs mets
2/1/12 started chemo oxe/ava/5-fu
3/12 liver mete fnd
5/12 new chemo irt/Eberix
8/12 lung surg
10/12 irt/Eberix
11/22- 02/2013 NED
02/13 nw right lung met
06/13 2 New liver lesion
06/13 chemo ?

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Re: Suze died

Postby NedPlease » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:14 pm

My sincere condolences to you and your family.
F-54- St 4- Ascend Colon, 2 Liver mets, Poorly dif, Mutant
6/10- Folfox
9/10- R Liver Resect/Colon/Gall/Appendix
11/10-3/11- Folfox
11/11- R Lung, 1 met, VATS
3/12- 9/12- Xeloda
2/12- 6/18 Clear Scans
6/19- first time no scan
Today- NED

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Re: Suze died

Postby edinaman » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:21 pm

My condolences to you and your family.
Went in for surgery for a cyst on my bladder, and they found colon cancer growing on the outside of the colon. Got to have two surgeries at the same time! Stage 3, one node involved.

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Re: Suze died

Postby michelle c » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:12 pm

I am so sorry for your loss.
RIP Suze
25 May 09 Dx with CC (sigmoid colon) 2 days after my 44th b'day
CEA prior to surgery 4.7
3 Jun 09 LAR - Stage III 3/10 lymph nodes
6 Jul - 10 Dec 09 12 cycles FOLFIRI
Genetic testing - inconclusive for Lynch
Jul 12 port removed & hernia repair

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Re: Suze died

Postby scattered edge » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:14 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Suze as a kind spirit .. may you have a healthy journey and may Suze rest in peace. Thank you so very much for letting us know.

xoxox. .. Rosie
resection 2/11/11
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joined the IV olympians ..... 7/12 mets to distant nodes
mets to pancreas, liver, spine
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