Typing through tears....our belle Belle

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby carrie » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:25 pm

Dearest Belle, you will be so missed from our Colon Club family. Thank you for being you. Heartfelt sympathy to family and friends.
Karen xxxx
Diagnosed March 3/2013 Rectal cancer
T1N0MX 15 nodes biopsied, none positive
Lymphovascular invasion present/moderate
July 9/2013 ultra-low anterior resection
Temp ileostomy
Rectum removed
2 liver lesions- probable cysts
Probable cyst on spleen

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby pollo65 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:28 pm

Just don't know what to say except Belle will be sorely missed. Belle was an inspiration to each and every one of us. Condolences and comfort to her family.

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CC 1/6/09
r. hemi-colectomy 1/7/09
32Ln biopsied, 28 positive
met to aorta
chemo 12 rounds
done 9/09 3 scans clear
1/11 1 met to aorta
micro cluster to peritoneum
4/11 / 9/11 scan clear
4/12 scan clear
10/12 scan clear
chemo break

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby skypup » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:29 pm

Tonight I am hating this disease. If there is a heaven, Belle is there now organizing for us. Fly with the angels, dear Belle.

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby weisssoccermom » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:31 pm

Even though I have known for a few days that this was imminent, I am still numb. I will forever miss our phone calls and Belle's laugh. Until the end, Belle was Belle and I know she would want all of us to continue on and fight the fight but....Belle would also want us to live life at the same time. I can say with 100% certainty, that Belle's greatest accomplishment wasn't her efforts with colon cancer awareness but rather the two children that she leaves behind. Belle was an awesome mom whose thoughts were always on her kids and she worked hard to make memories for and with her kids. You are a true hero, Belle and I will miss you immensely. Leavenworth just won't be the same without you nor will my heart.

Rest in peace dear sweet Belle.
With love and hugs from both of us....we will both miss you.
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: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby Valorie » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:35 pm

This is such sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. My heart is just breaking right now.
Age 53 dx 2a CC 0/21 LN Oncotypedx score: 11
Sigmoidectomy 5/8/14
MSS No lymphovasular involvement,
6/14 PET - NED, 12/14 CT NED, 7/15 CT - NED
6/14-12/9/14 Xeloda 8 cycles
2/12/15 incisional hernia repair - Boooo!

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby teacher49 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:38 pm

So sad. My sincere sympathy to Belle's family. I didn't know Belle except through her writing which was eloquent and honest. Rest in peace.
F, 62,CRC, Adenoca, mod diff
cT3N0M0 Stage IIA May 2011
APR on 9/27/11 Margins & Nodes Neg
comp.after surg/2 pelvic abscesses/Sepsis/Hosp 40 days
10th FOLFOX 6/6/2012 feet went numb
5FU to finish
NED 12/21/2020

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby Voxx66 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:40 pm

Ah hell...She was an inspiration and will be missed more than I expect she would have believed.
DX and resect 10/2012 age 46
Stage IIa CRC
liver mets both lobes 8/2013
CEA 28
FOLFOX + Avastin 8/26/13 3 rounds
Folfox only 3 rds + rd 8
platelets low round 7,9,10 5FU only
1/14 CEA 1.0 y90
10/14 mets lung and peri
1/15 Folfiri

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby Surroundedbylove » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:51 pm

I met Belle through this board, and she became a wonderful friend. Amber, Michael, and Stephen - my deepest sympathy to you. There are no words, just tears...

Rectal Cancer @ 43, '08
Clinical: T3,N2a,MX (IIIB)
6 wks XELOX & radiation
LAR, colonic j-pouch, & temp ileo '09
Surgical: ypT3,ypN0,ypMX (0 of 20 nodes)
Ileo Takedown ‘09
LARS for 10 years before learning it is finally being studied
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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby jens22 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:53 pm

She didn't just let her disease define her....she used it as a platform to help others. Her kind words and sensitivity helped us all. Belle I'll miss you....you gave so much.
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: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby mymom » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:53 pm

Heartbreaking. I feel for her husband and can't imagine what her children are going through. Prayers.
Stage 4 CC DX 5/11
colon/livr rsct 5/11(1 met)
Folfox July-11/11
NED to 5/12
New Primry BC-4/12,Stage 1
2 livermet 5/2012
Liver rsct,HAI 6/12,Folfiri
NED to 10/13,1 liver met,ablation, Folfiri
NED to 12/14, another spot
3/15 NED
Ablation 1 liver met 10/15
1/16-current NED

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby sjring » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:00 pm

Very sorry to hear this and will say a prayer for Belle and her family tonight. It was her post in October that inspired me to go to Call-on-Congress next month.
50 YO Husband & father of 2 teenagers.
DX 9/9/13 Stage 4 cc (at age 48)
16 Rounds FOLFOX + Avastin (Oct-13 to May-14)
Maintenance chemo - Avastin & 5-FU infusions (Jun-14 to Jul-15)
Jul-15: Mets to lymph nodes, resuming FOLFOX
Sep-15: MRI showed stability, back to maintenance chemo.

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby RayGirl » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:07 pm

I'm still in shock, though I too knew this was coming for day.
I've toasted her with a glass of wine and a bad blue martini (couldn't decide which was our drink since we've share both)

The one comfort I have is knowing she peacefully crossed the finish line of her marathon.

For those going to Call on Congress, please join us raise a glass (or three) to our wonderful Belle.

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby Delinda2 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:10 pm

Oh, sweet Belle. Deepest condolences to her family. She will be sorely missed by her CC family also. Too sad.
63 yrs,wife & mom
4/14 dx colon cancer,3C,9/22 nodes
Lymphatic,venous,&perineural invasion
<1cm margin,poorly differentiated
6/14 colostomy take down
7/14 FOLFOX w/9 Nulasta shots
2/16 dx new primary of sigmoid colon
6/16 surgery-rescection on sigmoid, total hysterectomy, temp ileo, stage 4
"I AM the storm."

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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby JAZZToo » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:18 pm

'Condolences to Belle's family - may you be comforted by your memories of the good times spent together and know how much she was admired and respected here for her compassion, caring and carrying on with life throughout her cancer journey.

After learning of Belle's death, I turned on the radio and what should be playing - Holes in the floor of Heaven

"Cause there's holes in the floor of heaven and her tears are pourin down
that's how you know she's watchin, wishing she could be here now.
and sometimes if your lonely, just remember she can see,
there's holes in the floor of heaven, and she's watchin over you"


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Re: Typing through tears....our belle Belle

Postby hart2hart » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:20 pm

My Dear Sweet Belle -

I am just heartbroken. I miss you already Belle. Soar with the Angels.

Julie and Pete
Stamford, Ct
Pete (hubby) Stage 3 VLRC - 11/11
Chemo/Rad/Ace Surgeon - 11/11 - 4/12
Oxi/Xeloda (Severe Toxicity to OXI) - 5/12 - 6/12
5Fu Only - 8/12 - 2/13
Liver Resection/Hai Pump/Folfiri/FUDR - 10/13 - 5/14
Lung Ablation (MSKCC) - 12/31/2014
Xeloda through 4/2015
NED - 1/2015 - 1/2020
Hai Pump/Port Removed - 1/2020

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