Beansmama is gone.

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Re: Beansmama is gone.

Postby jens22 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:17 pm

She was an incredible fighter and took what ever came her way. She was a bright and shining star on this sight who made so many of us smile. Prayers as I look to the sky.
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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Postby Utwo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:09 pm

RIP Bensmama.
58 yo male at diagnosis: T1bN0M0, 0/15 nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed with kind of clear margins
05/2016 "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy - bleeding, leak, infection
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6
A lot of funny stuff discovered by CT scans in liver, kidney, lungs, arteries, gallbladder, lymph node, pancreas

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Re: Beansmama is gone.

Postby jortego128 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:13 pm

Damnit. She just had liver resection and was recovering... What happened? She was so sweet and a heck of a fighter. This is so terrible, she will be very missed. Condolences to her family, may she rest in peace. :(
DM 57 yrs old dx 6/8/15 T:4a N:1b M:1
KRAS G12D and TP53 C242fs mutations
Poorly Differentiated, Prominent Signet Ring Component(~50%)
Microsatellite Stable, 3 of (13)lymph nodes positive
15 Liver mets, largest 3.2 cm
Prim. Resection, Right Hemicolectomy 6/21/15
Start Chemo 7/20/15
2 rounds FOLFOX, 1 round FOLFOX +Avastin
CT 8/28/15, met growth, largest 4.5cm
4 rounds FOLFOX+Avastin
CT 11/06/15 mets stable, lungs clear
Begin FOLFIRI+Avastin 11/17/15, Stop chemo 1/26/16
Entered Paradise 3/11/2016

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Postby spinnz » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:42 pm

This doesn't seem possible! I really did think she was getting better. My heart goes out to her and her family especially her little girl RIP
Dx age 53 10/8/15
Lap/robotic converted to open sigmoid colectomy, partial small-bowel resection and right salpingo-oophorectomy 10-9-15
CRC stage 3b, T3N1aM0
Margins clear of malignancy
1/27 lymph nodes
Well differentiated
CAT / MRI's indicate NED
FOLFOX + Neulasta- 2 rounds 11/15
Xeloda, 1 week on 1 week off 1/16- 5/16
1/5/16 CEA 1.0, 5/16, 1.0
Factor 13-bleeding disorder
11/15/18 IDC

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Re: Beansmama is gone.

Postby Robino1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:07 pm

A tribute thread was started by WriterGirl:

At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detect
Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II
Distend abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan seeding & Ascites
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217; 219
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
8/29/17 CT melting of tumor.
Latest CT scan shows 2 new tumors and return of ascites.
CEA: (2017)9/30 -109; 10/12 -99.1; 11/4 -90.7; 11/30 -70.7; 12/14 -83.4; (2018)1/4 -73.3; 2/1-84.2; 89.2; 89.8; 88.5; 81.8: 93.5; 107; 119
BRAF V600e

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Re: Beansmama is gone.

Postby WriterGirl1969 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:08 pm

The liver resection was successful and she was cancer free when she went home from the hospital. From what I understand recovery seemed to be going well. She was fine a few weeks ago. It was blood clots in the liver that took her from us.

She knew the surgery and recovery were risky, but we all thought she was over the hurdle. It's a shock. All I can say is that she beat the disease. She did. She was NED when she passed. She was a fighter through and through and I will never EVER forget her.

I wasn't sure everyone would see the response here, so I've posted a separate topic also.

So heartbroken tonight.
DX 3/4/2016 Colon Cancer; age 46 Mom of then 4-yr-old
Stage IIIB: T3N1M0
3/31/16 Surgery
4 to 10/2016: Xeloda Monotherapy
CEA: 10/16 0.56, 1/17 0.54
CT CLEAR: 3/6/17; 4/17/18; 4/16/19
NED 3 years
“If I can help somebody as I walk along, then my living shall not be in vain.”

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Re: Beansmama is gone.

Postby michelle c » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:21 am

Thank you for letting us know Tracy.

I can't believe she's very sad. I thought she was doing better but the surgery must have really taken its toll. She went through so much and just seemed to take it all in her stride, with courage and strength. Such a very special person. She will be missed ❤️

Deepest sympathy to all her loved ones ❤️ RIP Anne
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: Beansmama is gone.

Postby TXLiz » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:36 am

Utterly heartbroken to hear this. Rest sweet Lady.

I can’t imagine the agony poor Bean must be feeling.
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: Beansmama is gone.

Postby MissMolly » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:50 am

Hearing this news was enough to suck the oxygen right out of me. The passing of BeansMama is a significant loss to this community.

BeansMama gave everything she had to overcoming her cancer. She held back nothing.

I remember her last posting before Christmas, where she was hospitalized with pleurisy and substantial lung fluid that had been tapped.

May God watch over her. Always and in all ways.
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I have a permanent ileostomy and offer advice on living with an ostomy - in loving remembrance of Bella
I am on Palliative Care for broad endocrine failure + Addison's disease + osteonecrosis of both hips/jaw + immunosuppression. I live a simple life due to frail health.

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Postby Shana » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:23 pm

Heartbreaking news, RIP Beansmama
DX - 12/16
MSS - KRAS wild
Well-differentiated adenocarcinoma at splenic flexure
Stage IV CC with liver mets
5FU - Failed twice - 1/17 and 3/17
Irinotecan + Cetuximab: 8/17
Irinotecan and Erbitux ran it's course. CEA rising
Primary tumor invaded tail of pancreas and spleen. Liver mets major concern
Y-90 radioembolization on 9/17/18, liver enzyymes have dropped. 10 Radiation treatments to primary tumor completed too. CT scan Nov to assess overall situation...

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Postby behconsult » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:19 pm

God Bless you Beansmama, Peace and healing to your family. Bob
Stage 4 Age 56 BrafV660E 5/14
spot on perit/ Right side tumor
Resctn 6/9/2014
Folfox strt 7/2014. 6 of 12 tx
Chemo induced DM2
Pet 4 mets to lung (1 cm, 6 mm) Xeloda/Avastin 9/16 to present.
Cryo-ablation to four spots- Collapsed lung/chest tube 2x
Possible local recurrence in a spot or two on PET. Stable CT

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Postby horizon » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:23 pm

This is awful. Condolences to her family.
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 9 years NED). Is this real life?

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Re: Beansmama is gone.

Postby SweetC80 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:52 am

OH NO!!!! My heart is aching. I having been following her story and she was one hell of a fighter. She was so close. What a strong amazing woman and I hope she rest in peace and I can only think of her family at this difficult time.
My Mom
12/16 Stage IIIb Rectal Ca CEA 1.2
1/17-2/17 Chemoradiation CEA 4.4
5/17 Entire Colon, Rectum & Anus removed Perm Ileostomy Bag
9/17 Stage IVb 9cm Liver Met & 7mm Lung Nodule CEA 197
9/17 FOLFIRI CEA 160
10/17 Confirmed KRAS Pos CEA 210
11/17 Met growths Liver 10cm & Lung 8mm CEA 425
12/17 FOLFOX again Met growths Liver 13cm & Lung 1cm CEA 405
12/17 Xifaxan due to Hepatic Encephalopathy
12/17 New 2cm liver Met
1/18 CEA 992
2/8/18 Passed Peacefully

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Re: Beansmama is gone.

Postby rockhound » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:46 am

Seeing events like this really make it hard to move forward mentally- wow, this sucks. I really enjoyed following her posts and all of the joy/inspiration she gave to others here. Truly sorry for her little one..Cancer sucks.
42 yr old male
Diagnosed December 2016, age 41
Stage 1/IIA rectal cancer - T2/3N0M0 via MRI (MRI indicates stage 1; onc/surgeon = stage 2a)
Lynch syndrome, MSH6 mutation, MSI
2 to 3/2017 Xeloda + Radiation
5/10/17 - Robotic LAR with temp. loop illeostomy, 0/20 lymph nodes
6 to 7/2017 - Six cycles Folfox @ full strength
9/20/17 - Ileostomy takedown
10/17 - CT, NED
1/18 - 5mm polyp removed during colonoscopy
5/18 - CT, NED
11/18 - CT, NED
5/19 - CT, NED..moving to yearly CT scans

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Re: Beansmama is gone.

Postby jhocno197 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:40 pm

Oh my goodness...I hate this so much...
DH - dx Dec 2014, stage IV with bladder & peritoneal involvement - non-resectable
FOLFOX failed
FOLFIRI failed
Tumor actually distending pelvic skin
Not a candidate for last-ditch pelvic exenteration
Stivarga finally begun 2/19/16
Tumor growing/fungating
Lonsurf started 11/18/16
Died 3/10/17

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