Kathryn in MN

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby michelle c » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:26 am

What a sad, sad day. Kathryn was everything - strong, honest, courageous, inspirational, kind, loving, helpful and much more. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to her husband, her four children and all her loved ones. She was so proud of her family. She was very much loved and I will miss her dearly. RIP dear Kathryn xox
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: Kathryn in MN

Postby ams5796 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:48 am

So incredibly sad this morning. Kathryn was such a wonderful person and a tireless advocate. She will be missed greatly.

Stage 3C (or 4?) Rectal Cancer 01/07
2/10 lung mets
3/11 VATS
6/11 VATS
7/13 lung met
2/14 SBRT
NED 8/14
5/17 scan and MRI found treated spine met

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby abuttigi » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:54 am

Knowing this was coming doesn't make it easier. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Kathryn.
Daughter to George (64)
Dx'ed Jan '11 Stage IV CC liver and peritoneum, KRAS mutant
Folfori, Avastin
Aug '12- progression in liver, mets to lungs
Oct '12- mets to bone, Regorafenib
Nov '12- Hospice
12/10/12- Became my beautiful angel in heaven

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby Bev G » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:55 am

Kathryn did it her own way every step of her journey. She taught us so much, she was generous with her knowledge and her time, right to the end. One in a million. How incredibly fortunate we are to have been able to call her "friend". Peace to her family, her loved ones, to us.
58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo

9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby Grace14 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:57 am

So sad to hear this news! Rest in peace Kathryn! You will missed by so many people here!
Diag Stage 2a R/C April 2010 at 38
Rad/chemo 6 weeks
Apr surgery July 2010
Folfox 4 months
Jan appendix removed
Feb diag papillary thyroid cancer no treatments stage1
Ned so far!!!
Mother of 4 boys 21 18 11 8

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby Laurettas » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:00 am

Rest in peace, dear Kathryn, and prayers for all those who mourn her loss.
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: Kathryn in MN

Postby stevieb » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:02 am

RIP Kathryn and thank you!
Dx age 33
12/19/12 Stage IV liver/lung
1/14-2/28/13 Folfox
3/27/13 rectal/lung rst; temp ileo
7/11/13 liver res/ileo rev
9/30/13 - Folfox
11/13,2/21 NED
3/14 lung recur;6/16-VATS
7/14 5 bi lung mets
10&11/15 laser lung surg
2015 Colondar Model
12/15 5 lung met-folfiri
5/15 NED
11/15 2 lung mets; cryoablation
1/4/17 2 lung mets; cryoablation
NED as of 1/23/17

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby edinaman » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:29 am

I don't know where to begin. I first met Kathryn at a small get together at our house for CRC survivors and Anne from Get Your Rear in Gear. Kathryn was so strong. She was willing to go outside the box to fight this disease. Unfortunately, it seemed that for every step she took forward, there was at least one step back. It was like every known side effect to the chemo drugs hit her, plus she got side effects that weren't even the norm. It never stopped her. It almost gave her more of a reason to keep fighting. One year we walked together at our annual Get Your Rear in Gear. I had finished chemo, and she was in the midst of another series. We could not keep up with her! Her and her husband Bruce were such a kind couple. Things were not always going well healthwise, but they would never come over empty handed. It was such a treat when they brought their homemade wine. We knew for a long time this was coming, but it doesn't make it any easier. It was an honor and pleasure to get to know Kathryn, Bruce, her children, and even meet her parents. She fought a good, tough fight. Now she can rest. Sorry for rambling.
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: Kathryn in MN

Postby BrownBagger » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:31 am

edinaman wrote:Sorry for rambling.

No, Jeff. Thanks for sharing. Confirms what I've always believed (and observed) about her. I'm sure they're mourning in Mexico today, as well.
Eric, 58
Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
Recurrences: (ongoing, lung, bronchial cavity, ribs)
Major Ops: 6/ RFA: 3 /bronchoscopies: 8
Pelvic radiation: 5 wks. Bronchial radiation—brachytheray: 3 treatments
Chemo Rounds (career):136
Current Chemo Cocktail: Xeloda & Erbitux & Irinotecan biweekly
Current Cocktail; On the Wagon (mostly)
Bicycle miles post-dx 10,477
Motto: Live your life like it's going to be a long one, because it just might, and then you'll be glad you did.

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby weisssoccermom » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:56 am

Even though we all knew this day was coming, it doesn't make it any easier when one of our board 'family' passes away. Our sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends as they move forward without their beloved Kathryn. She fought this battle valiantly and with grace and dignity.......rest now Kathryn, knowing that you have made such an impression on so many of us and we are truly blessed to have known you.
To her family - may her spirit live on with you always and the memory of her life and happier days bring smiles to your face and comfort you in the days and months ahead.
Dx 6/22/2006 IIA rectal cancer
6 wks rad/Xeloda -finished 9/06
1st attempt transanal excision 11/06
11/17/06 XELOX 1 cycle
5 months Xeloda only Dec '06 - April '07
10+ blood clots, 1 DVT 1/07
transanal excision 4/20/07 path-NO CANCER CELLS!
NED now and forever!
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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby Hapa » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:06 pm

Such a open and gracious woman. She will be missed by many. Thinking of her family & loved ones today. My condolences.
DH Stage 3 RC

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby jean60 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:08 pm

Yes, she certainly did make an impression. Such a classy lady, so knowledgeable, so generous with that knowledge and her time. My thoughts are with her family.
Dx Rectal Cncr 5/12
Stage III
5 weeks Chemo (5FU) & Radiation completed
LAR with temporary ileostomy 9/12, complete response
Began FOLFOX 10/12. oxil reduced after tx 1, eliminated after tx 2. Now 5FU.
Finished 1/13
Ileostomy reversal 5/13

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby Rob in PA » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:16 pm

I knew this was coming but makes in no easier. Rest in Peace Kathrynn, and enjoy the bottomless margarita's in heaven! Peace my friend....

dx 11/07 crc IIIb @ 39
Xelox/Rad/ temp colostomy
LAR/J-pouch/ temp ileo
Failed reversal
2/09 liver mets; liver resect/ileo reversal
Folfiri/Avastin - 12
2/11 5 lung mets
Folfiri/Avastin 2011
SBRT 3/12
Lung met 5/13/ said NO to more chemo
SBRT 8/13
2 lung mets 5/14, VATS 8/14, NED

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby annalexandria » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:57 pm

She was an incredible lady.
My condolences to her family.
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Dx age 43, Sept. '09, Stage IV Carcinosarcoma of the colon
5 surgeries, 2009-2011:
colon/sm. bowel res., node removal, peritoneum, hysterectomy
FOLFOX/Avastin Feb.'10-Aug '10
Carbo-Taxol Dec. '10-Feb. 2011
NED since Dec. 2011.

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby Cured » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:26 pm

Kathryn we miss you, and will remember you.
5-08:Stg 3 Rectal: 6/14 Nodes
Ace Surgeon Remvd 90%Rectum,lots of Colon-Full Incision
Ileo Rev'd 6 Mos.
Radiatn+5fu Pre-Surgery
FOLFOX 8 CyclDone 1-09
Clear Scope 8-17; CEA 2-18
Glory to God! Healed by prayers of many: for 10 years
7-18: tumor pressing against brain Removed
Metastatic to lung. CEA 6.9
CEA to 4.5 after 1 chemo
After 8rds CEA 3
CEA 1.8, 2.3,1.7,2.2
12 rds Folfiri
Avastin evy 3 wks
Had Seizure Anti-seizure meds work-no driving for 6 months
Neuro allows me to drive again 0 meds

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