Kathryn in MN

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby Choijk » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:50 pm

Everything that needs to be said has been posted. Thank you for all that you have done. Many blessings to your family and friends.
Daughter to 73 yr mom at dx 5/16/13
6/5/13 rt hemi
T3n0mx (no prognostic factors)
No txmt, observation only
2/14- MRI: potential new primary. Biliary adenoma
5/1/14 liver resection (7th sector) and gallbladder also taken out

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby ripley86 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:58 pm

So sorry to read about here passing. Although I haven't been on this board very long, she is one of the posters I recognize and had followed. She will be very much missed and I am very sad she is gone. Best wishes and prayers to her family.
Female, 62 yo
DX Sept 2012
Xeloda with rad 28 treat
Surgery, resection 4/13
6/33 lymph nodes +
Shadow on liver found in ER 6/13
Folfox with Avastin 6/13
2 nodules in left lung
(4mm and 2mm)
Nodule rt lung 3mm to 8 mm
Folfiri started 9/14
ER due to clot on lung 2/15
Start Lovenox
Folfiri stopped 9/15
Started trial 12/15
Trial end 2/16
Started trial Stivarga 2/16

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby Nanette » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:31 pm

Kathryn will be sorely missed. She was a fighter and such an inspiration to everyone who knew her. I'm sure she has met our other CC buds who have left before us and they welcomed her with open arms. Sending peace and comfort to her family at this difficult time.

Husband, Bruce - diag. 12/07/08 at age 50
Stage IIIB CC, poorly diff, muc. adeno, sig. ring cell
Stage I bladder cancer
1 of 17 LN affected
Colonectomy 12/11/08
Finished chemo/rad on 8/19/09
Four years NED on 12/11/12 - Thank God!!
Livin' life!!!!!!

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby jens22 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:43 pm

A bright shining star indeed. She brought so much and touch the lives of so many who fight this disease. I'll look up to the sky and say a special prayer for her and her family. I ask you all to do the same when your sky is clear!!
Colonoscopy 3/10 for ? hemmorrhoid.
Diag Colon Cancer 3 days later
Colon Ressection 3/30/10
Stage 3B 5/14 Nodes positive.
Power Port and 7 months of Chemo
Port removed 11/11
8 negative Cat Scans..... 10 years cancer free and Discharged from Sloane Kett!!
Diag age 47 , now 57 Mom of 3 boys.

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby Cj51 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:03 am

Rest in Peace, Kathryn. You were a generous soul and you will be greatly missed here. My prayers are with your family.
DX Stage IIIb RC, T3N1M0, April 2010, 51
6 wks Xelox/rad 6/10
resection, temp illeostomy 8/10 Complete response!
12 rounds FOLFOX for clean up 9/10, Allergic to Oxi, started Xeloda only 12/10
Ileo takedown 9/28/11
4/2020 NED

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby lilbatz » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:53 am


My heart is shattered. I never met her. I can't imagine how her family and friends feel.

May her memory be a blessing to all that loved her.

RIP Kathryn...♡

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby pukalania » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:06 pm

Kathryn is always going to be the great inspiration and amazing supporter ! Light and peace to
Her family! So sorry for this sad loss! ;(
wife 34 dx DH stage IV
Feb10 col res
May10 12 x FOLFOX
Aug12 tumor in sig colon,mets in liver
Aug12 Xeliri Ava
Oct12 xel celebrx rad
Feb13 liver/colon res
Sep13 ill reversal, fistula,
Folfiri SBRT,ADAPT ava
Apr 15 continued growth liver and lungs

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby jeanette57 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:10 pm

Cant find the link to her FB page. She belonged to something like chist4????? I would like to look at that website. anyone?
T3 N0 M0 -1-4-12 to 3-2013- NOW stage 4 terminal
mets Lungs & bone - halo on head (not to many can see unicorn horn)
chemo for life or until I quit

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby SideKick » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:10 pm

We are very sorry to hear about Kathryn. She was a shining light to me. Our wish for her family is to heal and let her spirit live on by carrying forward with the kindness and courage she had shown to all. God Bless you
Wife of husband 62
Dx 7/5/13 stage 4 CC multiple mets to liver
Kras mutation
Folfox + Avastin 8/1/13, 10 rounds
5fu only 12/19/13
PVE 1/7/14
Liver/Colon resect, HAI pump 2/13/14

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby gep » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:04 pm

I've been checking and checking. Still a shock. May she rest in peace and my deepest condolences to her family and friends.
caregiver to Eli
dx 8/07 3B
7/09 - liver & celiac lym node
1/10 Liver Res & Lym nodes out
7/10 Back - Liver & other lym nodes
12/12 hit chemo wall
1/12 Clin Trial - MEK & AKT inhibitors
3/12 Trial failed/ spheres 4/12
7/30/13 Eli died.

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby kiwiinoz » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:31 pm

We all new it was coming but it doesn't make it easier. She was someone that I felt was very emotionally stable despite the ups and downs of her treatment. There were more downs then ups recently and she was still the same Kathryn and I admire her for that, and for her very obvious strength. She is already keenly missed on this board alone.
Stage IV Rectal Cancer (39 Year old male at dx)
pT3N0M1 (wish that was M0)
Diagnosed 05 Dec 2012
LAR 05 Jan 2013
VATS 27 Feb 2013
FOLOFX April 2013 - Sep 2013
Clear Scan 03 Dec 2013 - 22 May 2019
Port Out 26 March 2015

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby michelle c » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:54 pm

jeanette57 wrote:Cant find the link to her FB page. She belonged to something like chist4????? I would like to look at that website. anyone?

Hi Jeanette,

Here is the website address: http://www.chris4life.org/kathryn

Michelle xx
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 edgellc » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:47 pm

R.I.P. Dear Sweet Friend

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby Maia » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:52 pm

I just miss her so much. So much clarity in her journey. I'll remember all what she shared with us during these years -all what she was; she left all that to us.

When my time on Earth is up, I will not have "lost" my battle. I've already won it! I've had over 4 years to enjoy life since diagnosis. I've made it to so many milestones in my children's lives and had special times with family and friends. I've been able to educate a lot of people about the need for colonoscopies and the importance of knowing your family history and advocating for yourself if something is not right with your body. Many friends and acquaintances have gotten their colonoscopies at my urging. I've been able to help other patients by sharing my experiences. I've been blessed to participate in building a wonderful community for patient and caregiver support through ColonTown. I've met too many incredible people to count, all with their own unique cancer stories. This is a WIN! Not a loss. Please remember that when the time comes."
http://www.chris4life.org/blog/731/my-j ... hryn-blume
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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby horizon » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:26 am

michelle c wrote:
jeanette57 wrote:
Here is the website address: http://www.chris4life.org/kathryn

Michelle xx

Thank you for posting that. I really liked the message that she left.
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 8 years NED). Is this real life?

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