Kathryn in MN

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Kathryn in MN

Postby Hall0731 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:58 pm

I am not sure if anyone has posted here about KathrynMn. I was on colontown tonight and a message was posted that she passed away this evening. She was such an advocate and a bright shining star to me as she was to a lot of us. We are going to miss her so much. My thoughts and prayers awe with her family in this time of need.

Dx 7/12 stage 3
8/13 1 lung met & 5 liver mets
1/14 2 sided liver wedge resection
3/14 lung wedge resection
10/14 It's back. 1 liver lesion
2nd liver resect. 1/5/15 Clean
5/22/15 back again 5-10 lung mets

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Re: KathyrnMN

Postby NWgirl » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:13 am

I just checked her FB page - it is posted there as well. She was such a fighter, an amazing advocate and just an all around nice person. Rest in peace Kathryn. You will be missed by so many.
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Re: KathyrnMN

Postby Redtexa5 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:18 am

I just checked her Caring Bridge site and her passing was posted there as well.

Be at peace darling you will be missed.
Start of symptoms 9/08
Dx Stage IIIc/IV CC 2/09
Colostomy 2/09
Radiation/5FU 3/09-5/09
FOLFOX 6 6/09-8/09
9/09 Tumor removed Colostomy reversed
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Postby pollo65 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:29 am

Rest in peace my sister,my inspiration, rest in peace
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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: KathyrnMN

Postby dianne052506 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:32 am

This is one we were all expecting and yet dreading.
I don't think I ever told Kathryn how much I admired her. Her treatment was filled with challenges, and she chose to be proactive and become educated, an advocate, and a trailblazer in treatment. Kathryn also seemed to fill each moment of life with as much living as possible. What an example to follow.
Rest in peace, Kathryn.
May 06 Stage IV CC: liver,ovarian mets
Oct 07 inoperable lung mets
Feb 08 - Apr'12 chemo
allergic to oxaliplatin, irinotecan
Aug '12-Feb'14 Genentech PD-L1/Avastin trial
Mar '14 -radiation to largest lung nodule
still recovering; looking at trials again

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Re: kathryn

Postby skypup » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:39 am

Such a strong woman, such a magnificent soul. Run with the angels, Kathryn. We love you.

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Re: KathyrnMN

Postby horizon » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:49 am

This is horrible. I've been away and had no idea she had taken such a turn for the worse. I always admired how tough she was. Such a great loss.
I'm just a dude who still can't believe he had a resection and went through chemo (currently 8 years NED). Is this real life?


Re: kathryn

Postby rcap » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:52 am

My heart is hurting so much, we have lost such a great person such an inspiration'
rest in peace dear Kathyn'.


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Re: KathyrnMN

Postby Kathleen808 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:04 am

Ohhhhhh deep breadth. I knew this news was coming but I am not ready.
Kathryn, you were so brave and strong and found so much joy in the midst of all your struggles. Today, on my way to work I was looking at the beautiful mountains and sea and thinking about how you enjoyed your time in Mexico so very much. Your family too filled you with such love and beautiful pride. I miss you Kathryn and I am sad. I pray you are at peace my dear friend. My prayers are with your beautiful family.

DH 1/09 3c 51yr rsct
Folfx 3/09
1 l nd 9/09 Flfri Avstn
PET clr 6/10
Folfri Avstn 7/10
ND 10/10
1/11 lng mets Flfri Avastn
ND 2/12
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10/12 grwth lng mts Erbtx Avstn Irintcn
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Re: KathyrnMN

Postby tchan8888 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:10 am

I am very saddened. She is my inspiration as an Olympian fighter. Peace and comfort for her family.
Tom, 49 now
12/12 Right Hemicolectomy 2X (29 days in hospital)
12/12 Stage IV: multiple distant LN; no organs
20X: FOLFIRI (stopped working)
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8X: FOLFOX and Avastin
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Postby jacekica » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:12 am

I am so sorry, my prayers are with her family. Kathryn was such inspiration, she was so strong and she had such desire for life, for few months more, but intelligent as she was she knew her time is closer and final, and during all this time of suffering she was there for ohers, advocating, meeting with people......
Dx 2/11
surgery 5/11, T2N0MX, G2, SRC rectal ca, 22 cm removed
CT- numerous mets in abdomen - LN, 2 big ones on pancreas, one penetrated right urether. Surgery, they just take samples for PHD, 6 roundds 5FU, refuse further chemos

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby carrie » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:49 am

So, so sorry to hear this. Heartfelt sympathy to her family
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: Kathryn in MN

Postby Maia » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:34 am

Heart breaking here...
As Dianne, I don't think I ever told Kathryn how much I admired her.
Godspeed, Kathryn.

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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby lorrainem » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:15 am

Kathryn is at peace and pain free. May the healing be quick for her loved ones. She has done so much for so many. Heart hurts. We have lost a true friend.
Stage II, no mets, no nodes NED 05/08 again 08/08 again 11/08
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Re: Kathryn in MN

Postby BrownBagger » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:21 am

A great loss. I grieve.
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Dx: 3/09, Stage 4 RC
Recurrences: (ongoing, lung, bronchial cavity, ribs)
Major Ops: 6/ RFA: 3 /bronchoscopies: 8
Pelvic radiation: 5 wks. Bronchial radiation—brachytheray: 3 treatments
Chemo Rounds (career):136
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