Bev G

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teachpdx
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Re: Bev G

Postby teachpdx » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:26 am

I too am saddened by her passing. She was so supportive to so many here and had a great attitude. She will be sorely missed.

RIP dear Bev. Love & peace to your family and friends.
4/24/12 RC T3N1M0 age 53
5/23-7/2 - 26 chemorad - Xeloda
7/16 Lynch- MSH2
8/28 LAR w/ temp ileo, CR, 0/11,M0, hysterectomy
10/13 6 cycles Xeloda - completed only 1 1/2 due to HFS
3/12/13 - reversal
8/13 NED
6/15 - HFS gone!

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Re: Bev G

Postby jortego128 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:35 pm

Oh wow....I'm so sad to hear this....I feel terrible but I honestly thought she was long term NED, I dont EVER remember seeing her post anything that she was again fighting her cancer. She rather always tried to comfort and educate others in need of help here. May God rest her beautiful soul.... :(
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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Re: Bev G

Postby WarriorSpouse » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:51 pm

I am saddened to read of the loss of Bev G. She was wonderful making people feel comfortable living with the new normal of cancer. If my memory is correct, she had other health issues prior to being diagnosed with cancer.

Her life lived as a long term Stage IV survivor is one that many here should use as the hope that each year can lead to many more and productive memories.

Thank you Bev G for caring so much about others on this forum... RIP Bev G.
Spouse of wife 47 years old
10/2014, Stage IV Metastatic CC
Lymph node involvement 12/15, w/ positive PET on para-aortic lymph nodes.
5 cm sigmoid tumor resection as well as positive Virchow lymph node.
KRAS mut, Highly Differentiated, Lynch Negative
Folfox and Avastin 1 YR (Oxi for 5 months) NED 05/2015
Zeloda and Avastin since 01/2016
Chemo break 03/2017, back on Zeloda and Avastin 04/2017.

"...Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."
-Walter Elliot

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Re: Bev G

Postby CRguy » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:17 pm

Bev and I joked numerous times on and off forum about a few of ongoing "themes"

1. my use of the phrase " ... they don't know shit from shinola ... "
she GOT it and we were not sure a lot of others did :shock: so she loved using it

2. "...on the JOURNEY ..." which was my kind of tag line for a lotta posts ...
She considered this CRC bullshit more of a "KIDNAPPING"
and not any kind of Journey

3. She was a well educated diabetic nurse/educator
she ALWAYS had lots of real world medical info about a LOTTA stuff
which she would share selflessly with all our homies here

4. She had many health issues of her own and her family's
and would ALWAYS post into any topic where she felt her real world experience could offer support

5. she was the victim of some online bullshit directed AT her because she was here

WE figured out who the assholes were and nuked them back to the last millenium

BUTT all her communications with me were "in confidence" and she never called them out on forum

6. BevG IS a classy lady
much loved and followed on this forum

gone now
BUTT never forgotten

Harmony sista'
you are your own Journey now
and I know you would approve of that term

Love Peace and Harmony Bev

Colontalk, we have lost another good one

CRguy
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
11 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Re: Bev G

Postby mariane » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:39 pm

Such sad, unexpected news. I am so sorry. She was a kind friend on this journey. RiP dear Friend!
mom of now 9 years old twins, dx @ 40 in 6/2015 with upper rectal cancer, 10+ liver mets, CEA 140
chemo: 8/2015 - 10/2016 - 4xFOLFIRINOX, 2xFOLFOX, 8xFOLFIRI, 10x5FU, HAI pump -12xFUDR
4 surgeries, complete pathological response
CEA<2 since 10/2015
NED since May 2016

I praise God for every day with my family!

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Re: Bev G

Postby dianetavegia » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:12 pm

Bev has been on my heart and in my head for a few months. Last time we 'talked' she had been deathly ill from kidney concerns from her diabetes. I think she said Diabetic Ketoacidosis. It had nothing to do with her cancer CURE. She would want you to know that her regular testing showed her still cancer FREE this summer.

I tried sending her a message a few weeks ago. She had earlier said that her son was moving near to be able to help out.

Bev always kept my head on straight and remember to rely on my faith and not fear. She was a fine Christian woman and we chatted on the phone a number of times. Her husband helped us when we found out our grandbaby was going to be Down Syndrome and they checked in right after his birth to find out about any heart concerns.

Bev was 4 years younger than me and diagnosed almost exactly one year after I was dx'd.

She was one who always put others first. She will be missed. RIP, Bev and see you in heaven!

Diane
Stage IIIB cc surgery 1/7/09. 5/17 nodes. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IVa 2/15/12. CEA 6.4 PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12 No chemo

Nine years 6 months since my original dx and Six years post liver resection.
NED April 2018!
“O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.”
Psalms 30:2

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Maggie Nell
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Re: Bev G

Postby Maggie Nell » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:44 am

I have connections here that are very important to me, I would like to know I will be
remembered until it's just no longer time to remember...


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DX April 2015, @ 54
35mm poorly diff. tumour, incidental finding following emergency r. hemicolectomy
for ileo-colic intussusception.
Lymph nodes: 0/22
T3 N0 MX

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Re: Bev G

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:32 am

How very sad! :( My deepest condolences to her friends and family.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17

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Re: Bev G

Postby GrouseMan » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:50 am

Bev was a very genuine person that I feel helped a very large number of people over the years. Having had an uncle that I lost to type 1 diabetes, I know that its about as insidious as cancer can be. RIP Bev!

GrouseMan
DW 53 dx Jun 2013
CT mets Liver Spleen lung. IVb CEA~110
Jul 2013 Sig Resct
8/13 FolFox,Avastin 12Tx mild sfx, Ongoing 5-FU Avastin every 3 wks.
CEA: good marker
7/7/14 CT Can't see the spleen Mets.
8/16/15 CEA Up, CT new abdominal mets. Iri, 5-FU, Avastin every 2 wks.
1/16 Iri, Erbitux and likely Avastin (Trial) CEA going >.
1/17 CEA up again dropped from Trial, Mets growth 4-6 mm in abdomen
5/2/17 Failed second trial, Hospitalized 15 days 5/11. Home Hospice 5/26, at peace 6/4/2017

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Re: Bev G

Postby kellywin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:14 pm

So terribly sad to hear this. Bev provided much support to everyone here. Thoughts and prayers for her friends & family, and everyone here who was close to Bev.
Kelly, mom 13 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!
4/2018 Clear CT!

jortego128
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Re: Bev G

Postby jortego128 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:06 pm

dianetavegia wrote:Bev has been on my heart and in my head for a few months. Last time we 'talked' she had been deathly ill from kidney concerns from her diabetes. I think she said Diabetic Ketoacidosis. It had nothing to do with her cancer CURE. She would want you to know that her regular testing showed her still cancer FREE this summer.

I tried sending her a message a few weeks ago. She had earlier said that her son was moving near to be able to help out.

Bev always kept my head on straight and remember to rely on my faith and not fear. She was a fine Christian woman and we chatted on the phone a number of times. Her husband helped us when we found out our grandbaby was going to be Down Syndrome and they checked in right after his birth to find out about any heart concerns.

Bev was 4 years younger than me and diagnosed almost exactly one year after I was dx'd.

She was one who always put others first. She will be missed. RIP, Bev and see you in heaven!

Diane


Thanks for sharing Diane. That explains a lot. She beat the cancer but had other serious health issues... I did not know...
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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Re: Bev G

Postby horizon » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:43 pm

I was dreading clicking this thread. Very sad to hear that. Condolences to her family.
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 7 years NED). Is this real life?

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Re: Bev G

Postby Deann » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:16 pm

My condolences for her family and friends. I'm sorry to hear this and had just been re-reading a message from her to me in 2012 when I had my first colonoscopy and let her know it turned out clear.
At that time, horizon (posted just above me) also sent me a helpful message ... thank you. Some others did too but I'll post again later regarding that.
But it was strange as I had just been thinking of her. Sorry to hear this and sincere condolences.

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Re: Bev G

Postby Lee » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:00 pm

I am so sorry to read this. My condolences to her husband, her son and any other family members or friends. She will be missed.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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Re: Bev G

Postby MissMolly » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:38 pm

I felt an immediate and deep sense of hollowness on seeing Bev’s name in the title of this thread, inherently knowing that opening this thread would be announce of her passing.

The world has lost a bright light with Bev’s passing.

Bev was fondly bestowed the title of “Den Mother” by many of this forum’s members a few years ago. Bev had a unique ability to find and foster the common ties that can bond people together. She radiated a gentleness and warmth that was palpable. Her keen intellect and spunky wit added to the uniqueness that was Bev.

Thank You, Bev, for being you.

Blessings,
Karen
Dear friend to Bella Piazza, former Colon Club member (NWGirl).
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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