Rest in Peace Carmen

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CRguy
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Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby CRguy » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:28 am

It is with great sadness that I share the news here about the passing of our very dear friend Cb75.
http://catholic-cemeteries.com/book-of-memories/2302235/Belcredi-Carmen/obituary.php

Carmen dealt with many serious issues during her disease, and through it all maintained a grace and dignity which humbles me.
She shared everything about her experiences in the hopes it would help and challenge others to keep on seeking answers.
She supported all who journeyed with her and despite her own serious challenges, never had a bad word to speak about anyone, whether they agreed with her or not.

She was a positive force on this forum and in my own life experience.
My sincere condolences to her family for their tragic loss.

This forum and this world is a smaller and sadder place without her.
It was my honour to have known you Carmen.

Love Peace and Harmony
on the Journey
CRguy
Caregiver x 4
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
12 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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ANDRETEXAS
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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:42 am

My prayers are sent to her family and friends. She will be missed on this forum in so many ways.
2014
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stage IIIb
6 of 18 lymph nodes cancerous
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
8/25 - CT- Inc
9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
2015
3/2 - Clean colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
2016
3/23- clean CT
2017
2/22- clean CT
2018
3/21 - clean CT
4/11 - clean colonoscopy
2019
3/11 - clean CT
9/23 - Five-year release - Annual visits now !
Next colonoscopy - 2023

ONE DAY AT A TIME !

stu
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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby stu » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:41 am

So sad to read this . Much love to her family.
Stu
supporter to my mum who lives a great life despite a difficult diagnosis
stage4 2009 significant spread to liver
2010 colon /liver resection
chemo following recurrence
73% of liver removed
enjoying life treatment free
2016 lung resection
Oct 2017 nice clear scan . Two lung nodules disappeared
Oct 2018. Another clear scan .

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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby Lydia666 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:39 am

Really sad to hear this!!! Ouf! Love to her family!
Oct 2012- thyroid cancer
June 19, 2015 Dx@39 yrs- CRC-T3N1M0
No vascular, no perineural invasion
Aug-Sept 2015- 28 rad/5FU
Oct 28, 2015- LAR- temp ileo, neg. nodes- 0/11
March 2016- 6 rounds Xeloda/positive CHEK2 mutation
August 2016- DCIS and decided post prophylactic double mastectomy
May 2018 - clean CT
Sept 2018-clean scope
Devastation, total shock- oct 2018, invasion of peri mets
Dec 20 - 2 round of folfox
Mom to 4 & 7 yrs kids - at least i brought them to this level of independence.

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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby bitchslapped » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:40 am

Expressing my sincere condolences to Carmen's family.
May she rest in peace.

<3
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: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby NateA » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:01 am

You will never be forgotten.
7/15 dx CC stage 4 with lots of liver mets CEA 208
KRAS Mutant G12V, MSS.
9/23 from folfoxiri to folfox and Xeloda. CEA 25
11/11/15 all liver markers in the zone, CEA 4.0, moving to Avastin/xeloda for now..tumors shrinking
01/13/16 Avastin/xeloda CEA 3.5
03/11/16 clean PET CEA 4.4

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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby DK37 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:27 am

CRguy wrote:It is with great sadness that I share the news here about the passing of our very dear friend Cb75.
http://catholic-cemeteries.com/book-of-memories/2302235/Belcredi-Carmen/obituary.php

CRguy


What an incredible loss of a fantastic human being and member of our community. She was so helpful to others no matter what issues she was dealing with in her own health. That was a beautiful tribute CRguy -

Rest in Peace Carmen (Cb75).

Tom
6/4/2012 Dx Stage 3C CRC @ 40 yo. MSS, KRAS-WT, BRAF-WT, p53-mut
7/12 FOLFOX/FOLFIRI
2/13 NED!
8/13 Enlarged lymphs - Stable
10/14 Stage IV. Lung & Lymph mets. 5-FU+bev
3/15 Cetuximab
11/15 FOLFIRI + bev
11/16 Signs of FOLFIRI resistance (Lymph mets)
1/17 Palliative radiation for resistant mets
2/17 FOLFIRI + bev + Maraviroc (off-label)
3/17 FOLFIRI + Erbitux + Maraviroc (off-label)
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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby Steph20021 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:39 am

This is not fair. I will miss her. We messaged a number of times- usually me asking questions and her helping me. We shared things in common- young, same profession, same area of Ontario. I looked up to her as she had been dealing with mCRC longer than me. My heart aches. Condolences to her husband and daughter. :cry:
DX 1/31/14 @ 33- SPS-T4a(invades visceral peri), N2a(6/106 LN), M1a(ovary) (Stage 4a) MSS; BRAF V600E
2/1/14-subtotal col, lost R ovary, temp ileo
3/14-9/14- folfox; sepsis
11/14-CT/PET: L ovary met, pelvic met, (?)ghost liver met(?)
12/14-folfiri -13 rds kept me stable from 3/15-6/15
8/15-HIPEC, NED
09/15- cea 0.9
05/16- recurrence in abdo wall and lymph nodes
01/17- pulmonary embolism
02/17- 1 wk radiation to abdo wall
08/16- on folfiri
01/18-folfox
11/18- Beacon trial-encorafenib & cetuximab

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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby JDinNC » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:43 am

I am so heartbroken by this news...she offered so much hope and encouragement to other ...my condolences to her family.
61 y/o female @ DX...........
T3N0M1
6/13 DX- stage 4
Sigmoid colon cancer.
One met to lung
7/13 colon resection
8/13 lung resection
7/17 four years....NED
8/18 five years....NED
MELANOMA
63 y/o @ DX
6/15 stage 2a
7/15 surgery on arm
7/15 NED
4/16 recurrance
5/16 remove metastasis from back
5/16. Started immunotherapy
8/16 discontinue treatment
7/18...PET scan...NED

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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby elise » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:36 am

Well said CRguy. I saw the news on my Facebook wall this morning and was flooded with emotion and tears. The world lost an incredible person and I can only imagine the loss her family feels.

Rest in peace Carmen <3

Elise
2012
Feb - Stage 2 (T3 N0 M0) CC @ 30
Mar - R hemicolectomy, 18 LN
May-Nov 6 - Chemo (8 Xeloda)
2013
Feb - NED
2014
Feb - NED
May - Stage 4 - 1 liver met @ 32
Jun - Liver resection
Oct - CLEAN SCAN
Aug-Jan - FOLFOX 5 rounds, 5FU X 6
2015
Ap, Oct - NED
2016
Mar - NED

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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby gator.girl » Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:47 am

I am so sad over this incredible loss. Carmen was an incredible woman. Can't stop the tears from rolling...
Dx 8/13 @ 40
Stage IV - innumerable mets to liver
12 rounds of Folfox + Avastin
8 months on maintenance
11/14 Y90 to right side of liver
01/15 Gallbladder removal and colon resection
02/15 Mets to lungs
Now on Folfiri

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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby jortego128 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:10 am

Very sorry to hear of her passing, 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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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby JJ2212 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:14 am

So sad to hear this. My condolences to all her family and friends.
Rectal cancer dx 04/13 @ 42, MSS, KRAS positive
T3N2M1 (1 lung met)
5 weeks xeloda+radiation finished 07/13
APR 9/13 (permanent colostomy), 27/31 nodes positive :-(
12 rounds of FOLFOX 04/14
Lung met growth 11/14
26 cycles Regorafenib (Stivarga) from 11/15 to 01/17
New lung met and chest/neck lymph nodes 01/17
1 cycle Folfiri

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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby rp1954 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:26 am

Carmen was a fine person and should be remembered as the pioneer here, leading the way on Rolle's type of laser surgery.
watchful, active researcher and caregiver for stage IVb/c CC. surgeries 4/10 sigmoid etc & 5/11 para-aortic LN cluster; 8 yrs immuno-Chemo for mCRC; now no chemo
most of 2010 Life Extension recommendations and possibilities + more, some (much) higher, peaking ~2011-12, taper to almost nothing mid 2018, mostly IV C

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Re: Rest in Peace Carmen

Postby mariane » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:02 am

Rest in peace, Carmen. I am so very sorry.
mom of now 10 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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