BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby ChiMama » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:29 pm

SO very sorry to see this. He always seemed undefeatable... and I think because of the impact he's had here, he is. Loved his positivity, and his gardening reports. He was and will always be an inspiration. RIP and thank you BrownBagger!
4/21/16 First Colonoscopy @59
DX "inflammatory changes" biopsy: high grade dysplasia
CT & PET fibroid uterus, suspicious area near sigmoid/ovary, liver cysts, lung nodule
6/17/16 Open surgery: hysterectomy, remove 12.5cm sigmoid, 29 LN
T2N0M0 Stage 1 Mod diff adenocarcinoma 5.2cm x 4.1. Clear margins & LN, Gyne benign
Lynch neg
CT 7/27/16 spiculated lung nodule, thyroid nodules, watching.
8/19/16 Scope: 3 polyps
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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby Cj51 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:18 pm

Rest in Peace, Eric. You will be missed.

Cj
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
10/15 NED

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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby chixter » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:53 pm

If there is anyone who can be an inspiration to the ones afflicted with this dreaded disease, it is him. Ride on Brown Bagger...
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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby ams5796 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:25 am

I dread this thread getting to the second page. I want to keep it front and center. Everyday I want to see how much Eric meant to others. I know how much he meant to me. I read each new post and am not one bit surprised at the impression he made on each and every one of us.


Ann
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: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby lauragb » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:55 pm

I, like everyone else have been so sad about BBs passing. He had great threads going when I joined in 2011, and his humor was one of the first things that grabbed me. I know people often don't want to be called an inspiration but that's what he was, so many treatments and all of those miles on his bike. I often thought he did so well because of his bike riding and liked to share his story to others for encouragement. I just expected him to keep going....He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. Soar in peace Brown Bagger.


Laura
RC 3B 7/2011 @ 53
Chemoradiation 5 weeks 8/11
LAR-Hysterect-temp ileo
pCR, 0/23 nodes
Folfox 1/12, Xeloda 2/12 to 5/12
Reversal 5/12
SBO,lysis of adhesions 12/12
NED 11/12, 11/13, 6/16

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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby Badass » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:23 pm

I am in shock... just saw this thread! I have been away from the board for too long. Eric was my upstate NY and MSKCC buddy. He was really inspirational in his Zen approach to living joyfully with the unknown. We haven't been in touch for a while...what a loss!
Bike on, Eric! You continue to inspire me and I think of you often.
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R.C. 12/23/11 at age 52 T3N0M0
3/1/12 completed Xeloda and radiation
5/4/12 LAR & Ileostomy
6/7/12-10/4/12 6 rounds Xelox
11/27/12 Reversal
7/13/13 1 liver met
8/13 Met resection /hai pump
4/14 Chemo completed (Irinotecan/5fu/fudr in pump)

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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby kellywin » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:38 pm

I have no words, reading this right now I am at a loss. My only thoughts are 'Eric, you will be deeply missed' and that statement just isn't adequate.

...such a loss...
Kelly, mom 12 yo girl
Dx 11/15/12 Rectal Cancer @ age 40
Stage IIIC
5.5 weeks Xeloda & Radiation - complete 2/5/13
Colectomy 3/12/13, 7 of 14 nodes positive - no ileo
4/24/13-8/20/13 - 5 rounds Xelox, 1 Xeloda only
7/2015 Clear colonoscopy!
4/2017 Clear CT!

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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby CRguy » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:50 pm

the sadness will always be with us,
BUTT ... Eric's passing has also brought to light the sheer joy of having known him here.
He is a joker, wicked sense of irony / humor / sarcasm / ... REALITY

Someone we all wanted to have as a friend, and thanks to this forum ... DID have as a friend

in his last few days he sent me an email stating :
" Sorry G
I guess I am not being a very good friend right now "

He passed 2 days later and was worried he wasn't being a good friend

THAT is the measure of the man I call my best friend here

NOT about HIM while he was dying
BUTT
concerned about others WHILE HE WAS

maybe I could be as charitable when my time comes
and if it comes to making that choice, I WILL my brother

the CRC life is never easy
just that sometmes it seems so much harder

With respect and Harmony
to my brother in arms

Eric you are in my heart
Always beside me as an inspiration

CRguy
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
10 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing NONrandomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby Hapa » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:38 am

Saturday routine, sit down with a cup of coffee, read colon club post. Your post is beautiful. Hope when my time comes, I can be as gracious as BB.
DH Stage 3 RC

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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby PGLGreg » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:49 pm

On those rare occasions when I've looked in here in recent years, I always scanned for posts from Eric. He generally had something interesting and gentle. I wish I had met him in person.
Greg
stage 2a rectal cancer 11/05 at age 63
LAR 12/05 with adjuvant radiation+5FU,leucovorin 1-2/06
NED for 11 years, cured

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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby tammylayne » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:30 pm

Still having a hard time processing this one.

"Dude, I just ate you." Classic BB, and still makes me chuckle.

Oh Eric,,,,you left your mark. You made people smile. You are missed.
51 F
'06 Stage 1 CC,
'10 Stage 3 Rectal

"You never know how strong you are until you have to become your own hero."

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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby TXLiz » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:03 am

Hapa wrote:Saturday routine, sit down with a cup of coffee, read colon club post. Your post is beautiful. Hope when my time comes, I can be as gracious as BB.


Rest, Brown Bagger, and may his friends and family be comforted.

Agree with quoted post 100%. Those who are newly diagnosed need to hear from those like BB. Thank God this forum and those like him exist, or we'd be in a world of painful darkness.
Vomiting and blockage 9/19/16 46 y F
R hemi colectomy 9/20/16
Stage 3 B CRC, located in cecum
3 out of 16 lymph nodes positive
perineural invasion/lymphovascular invasion
infiltrating, mod differentiated adenocarcinoma with a mucinous component
separate tumor nodules present in pericolonic adipose tissue
Baseline PET scan clear 9/16 CEA 0.5
FOLFOX 10/16- 3/17
April 16th, CT scan clear. CEA 1.1
Lynch "inconclusive"
Colonoscopy 10/5/2017 clear

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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby Cowgirl918 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:59 pm

This news took me my surprise. Maybe denial is a better word. So much respect and admiration for BB. He lived every moment. Prayers for all who loved him. He is missed.
HX Colon Polyps Villious and Tubillovillous
12/29/15 Colonoscopy/Endoscopy - Ascending Colon Mass- Hemicolectomy Scheduled
1/17/2016 Right Hemicolectomy Cancelled
1/25/2016 CT No evidence of other disease
2/12/2016 EMR-ascending colon mass 80% removed
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Re: 2017 : In Memoriam

Postby kimmercans » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:46 pm

RIP Eric. I remember your strength and courage. You were my role model for perseverance.
Please moderate for us in heaven. We need you.
Kimberly Age 50. Diagnosed at 44
Dx'd rectal ca 10/12/09
LAR,TME 10/14/2009 Stage 2a
Opted out of Folfox.
4/19/12 CT scan clear NED CEA<0.5
9/2015 still NED
Taking curcumin, Celebrex, vitamin d, digestive enzymes, bio identical hormone replacement.
2015 to present. Stopped all surveillance. Living life one glorious day at a time.

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Re: BrownBagger ....... I don't know what to say

Postby CRguy » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:31 pm

Just a note here :
I have moved all the tribute posts for Eric into this topic from the In Memoriam topic
Thank you to all who have posted in his honor

He is still here with us in spirit

Harmony
CR


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