Bev G

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Re: Bev G

Postby horizon » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:27 pm

Deann wrote: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.


That made me smile. Thank you! Bev gave me support as well when I was new here.
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 weisssoccermom » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:36 pm

Like many others who had a sense of dread in seeing the thread topic, so did I. It's frankly SHOCKING to hear of Bev's passing. She was one of the 'old guard'.....and sadly, there are few of us left. Bev and Ashley were dear friends and Bev took Ashley's passing hard (for the life of me I can't remember Ashley's screen name....CR...to do you remember it??). I wonder, does anyone know how Bev's husband is doing?

Bev was such an inspiration to so many....particularly to those with Stage IV disease. She gave newbies some hope and recognized how fortunate she was. As so many of you have noted, Bev had diabetes and helped so many as a diabetic patient and an RN who was trained in the disease. Dang, it is so sad and difficult to comprehend that this woman is no longer on this earth. Although I doubt she passed from CRC, it still makes me truly realize how short our lives are and how we are all so vulnerable.

To Bev's family....husband, children and grandchildren.....my condolences to you. Please know that Bev was a loved and respected member of this community. She will be deeply missed but will be finally 'reunited' with her dear friend, Ashley.

RIP dear Bev.
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!
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Re: Bev G

Postby CRguy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:58 pm

weisssoccermom wrote: (for the life of me I can't remember Ashley's screen name....CR...to do you remember it??).

I believe Ashlee H.
I recall Bev located some pics / posts / obituary notices for her and we posted those into the Memorial topic and chatted a bit on FB when I was still there.

MissMolly wrote:Bev was fondly bestowed the title of “Den Mother” by many of this forum’s members a few years ago.


I had almost forgotten I dubbed her our “Den Mother” here .... BUTT she deserved it and loved it, too.

Thanks for remembering that Karen.

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Re: Bev G

Postby mymom » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:30 pm

I am so very sad to hear this. She was one of the first members to welcome me back in May 2011. She gave my mother and I hope.
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 NED

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Re: Bev G

Postby Phuong » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:25 pm

I'm absolutely devastated. Like the other "old timers" here, I had the privilege of sharing many conversations with Bev. She was full of nothing but love and encouragement for all of us here. Our Den Mother shared so much of herself with us and she will be deeply missed. Let's all do something in honor of her memory. Share a bit of kindness, say a word of encouragement to someone who needs it, and act upon your love.

Peace my friends.
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dx'd Stage III Rectal (T3 N1 M0)
Now Stage IV mCRC

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Re: Bev G

Postby cptmac » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:14 pm

I'm so sad to hear the news. She was a very kind soul and would explain things in a very kind manner. My condolences... :(
cptmac
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dx 7/04 stage IV
colon resection 8/04
liver resection 9/04 with HAI pump installed
Stage II trial w irinotecan as systemic and FUDR for direct chemo to liver via HAI pump
Cured since 9/04

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Re: Bev G

Postby justin case » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:37 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


I will bet it was the diabetes,as she suffered numerous bouts with it . Bev was a good soul, sorry to hear of her passing .
Michael
7/11 diagnosed Stage 2 colon and rectal cancer
chemo/rad
lar/temp ilio
Reversal & port removal
21 round of chemo Folfox 9tx, 5fu 12 tx
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Re: Bev G

Postby bitchslapped » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:31 pm

Glad you posted w/update Diane. I had noticed Bev had not been on forum in a long while, but people do that + Bev was quite saddened by some of the losses on the forum a few years ago. Just wasn't the same for her anymore w/o some of her CT besties as I recall her stating, yet she'd still pop in. And a lot of members have gone to FB these days.
I'd get a kick out of Bev once in awhile. Sometimes when she wasn't trying to be funny @ all, she actually was. :)

I wish she would/could have checked in. Condolences to her family, friends.

BS
DSS,35YO,unresect mCRC DX 7/'14,lvr,LN,peri,rib
FOLFOX+Avstn 4 Rnds d/c 10/'14
Stent 9/'14
FOLFIRI+Avstn 10/'14
Gone From My Sight 2/20/15
Me:garden variety polyps + precancerous polyp, diverticulitis
Carergver x2 DH,DM dbl occupancy,'03-'10
DH dx 47YO mCRC,'04-'07 fried x HAI
DM dx CC 85YO,CC,CHF,stroke,dementia,aphasia

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Re: Bev G

Postby muskokamike » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:59 pm

So many names who were regular posters when I got dx are now gone. Bev was a insightful person who imparted her knowledge in regular post that would always give me hope when I needed it most.

Thank you

RIP Bev
53M Dx rc10/31/13
and a huge WTF?....then
CT scan, BONE scan
MRI/T3N0M0 1 suspicious node
5 wks chemo/rad
LAR open TME 2/26/14
temp ileo
0/24 nodes pCR - pathological
Mop up Folfox (8) Mar/28-Jul/4
Aug/14 clear CT scan
8/27/14 reversal
Feb/15 clear scope
July/15 clear CT scan
Feb/16 clear CT scan
Feb/17 clear CT scan
Feb/18 clear scope
Feb/18 clear CT scan
CEA levels 1.6 dx
1.6,1.4,1.7,2.4,2.9, 2.7 2.3 2.5 2.2 2.1 2.5
2.6 Sept 18
0-4 normal

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Re: Bev G

Postby Badass » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:15 pm

Wow, I am so very sad to read this. Bev was such a fixture on this board. She was a good writer and I loved her sense of humor. She was so responsive. Also, she was very dedicated to her husband, moving to Vermont to support his medical care-- and shared openly, and at times humorously, her struggles with him. She was very much a nurturer and will really leave a void here.

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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: Bev G

Postby HopeForJesse » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:44 pm

So sorry to learn of this. Bev was a great inspiration here. Wishing peace and comfort for her family.
DH DX 01/16 49 YO inop RC stage IV liver mets
MSS TP53 APC,BRCA2
12/15 CEA 241, FOLFOX to 11/16
LAR/ileo 5/16 Clear margins 1/29 nodes
HAI, reversal, liver resections7/16
FUDR 8/16 -NED 3 mos
Rising CEA 3/17 Xeloda, 5/17 -12/17 Erbitux & Iri stable but lung/lymph mets CEA 2.7
4/18 CEA 87 :( 5/18 5 days SBRT radiation to sternum CEA declining again 6/13/18 21.1 10/22/18 surgery to remove zyphoid process met
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Re: Bev G

Postby tammylayne » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:39 am

I have not been able to bring myself to comment on this. Still struggling. Bev...I hope you went in peace. To Bev's family, I send you many gentle hugs...
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'06 Stage 1 CC,
'10 Stage 3 Rectal

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Re: Bev G

Postby jens22 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:38 pm

This is so horrible. Bev was an amazing Lady. I know she had multiple medical issues not related to her cancer but she muscled through them. My Hear hurts.
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..... 7 years cancer free and Discharged from Sloane Kett!!
Diag age 47 , now 54 Mom of 3 boys.

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Re: Bev G

Postby stevieb » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:43 am

She was such a help when I was first diagnosed. She will be missed greatly on this board. Thank you Bev!
Dx age 33
12/19/12 Stage IV liver/lung
1/14-2/28/13 Folfox
3/27/13 rectal/lung rst; temp ileo
7/11/13 liver res/ileo rev
9/30/13 - Folfox
11/13,2/21 NED
3/14 lung recur;6/16-VATS
7/14 5 bi lung mets
10&11/15 laser lung surg
2015 Colondar Model
12/15 5 lung met-folfiri
5/15 NED
11/15 2 lung mets; cryoablation
1/4/17 2 lung mets; cryoablation
NED as of 1/23/17

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Re: Bev G

Postby Russian27 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:25 pm

Bev was a great person...
Dx at 39(12/2008), Stage IV, omentum mets,
0/16 lymph nodes positive,
right colectomy 1/2009,
FOLFOX + avastin 2/2009-7/2009
Thank You Colonclub! 2015


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