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Posted on: Sep 4, 2012 05:57PM

LuvRVing wrote:

I made a donation to BCO.  I can't think of a better way to honor her memory and all of us who are part of this community and felt her presence.

Michelle - read my blog at www.mch-breastcancer.blogspot.com - Be kind to one another! Dx 6/15/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 3/29/2011, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 4/21 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 5/11/2012, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jul 11, 2014 02:35PM joycek wrote:

I'm with you ...miss her so much.  What a special person she was.  She made an impact on so many of us.  She will live on in our hearts.

Dx 2/23/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/9/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Jul 11, 2014 03:01PM FireKracker wrote:

I remember her so well

Especially when I first came on here

She gave so much asking for nothing in return

Thinking of u today Marybe"..

I hate this damn disease

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Sep 4, 2014 10:44AM elimar wrote:

Today is two years that she has been gone.  I'm remembering her today.  Her voice, with the Ohio accent.

I am two years older.  Marybe is still 62.  In my mind's eye, that is.  With a little luck, I will catch up to her one day.

BC killed her.  Adriamycin killed her.  Sixty two is too young.

Wouldn't you think, with all the smart, educated minds that have been working on cancer research all these years, and with all the money spent, that there would be a cure by now?   Well, think again, and do not forget the ones who didn't even make it to the "average" lifespan because of BC.  There are so many.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 4, 2014 11:37AM FireKracker wrote:

It seemed like yesterday we got the news

I'll be thinkin of u all day today

And yes Elimer they should have found a cure by now

They can send a damn man to the moon..

Special Lady..RIP.xo

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Sep 5, 2014 12:39AM lago wrote:

Odd but I was thinking of her today too. Thinking about a picture I have of her and 2 other BC.org gals eating Thai food. First time I met everyone.

DONE!! goo.gl/IoaN6U • Tattoos 2.7.2012 • Nipples 10.6.2011 • Exchange 6.24.2011 • Chemo 1.18. 2011 • BMX 8.31.2010 Dx 7/13/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Sep 5, 2014 12:57AM ruthbru wrote:

What a tremendous lady (and I'm not saying that just because she sent me cookies Smile). She is very much missed. I hope her puppies are doing okay.....

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Sep 5, 2014 05:02AM macatacmv wrote:

I can't believe it's been 2 years. She was one special lady. 

macatacmv Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 5, 2014 07:03AM joycek wrote:

Miss her......she was one in a million. I too can't believe how little progress has been made in this disease .  Also lost my best friend LuvRving on 11/3/13 due to mets.  Today going to my breast surgeon with another good friend as she has just gone through 3 surgeries and still has a dirty margin for DCIS...it never ends.  

Dx 2/23/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/9/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Sep 5, 2014 07:10AM chrissyb wrote:

I have been thinking about her and my trip to the USA where I got to meet her.   A truly amazing lady and one that has left us way too soon.

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 6, 2014 01:37PM FireKracker wrote:

She was quite the lady

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Oct 18, 2014 12:33PM justjudie wrote:

I don't know why but I have been thinking of Marybe today.  Indeed she was one in a million.  I recall that 

when I was first diagnosed with mets in April 2010, she was the first person to respond to my post that it was back.  She had so much strength and was so brave.  She really helped me with her reassurances that I was not about to die imminently, that many women can and do live for yers after a mets diagnosis.  I leaned on her during that time and she helped me through. 

 I always found it amazing that although she was years into mets, she still worked full time, on her feet all day, as a dental hygienist.   She also helped her dad who was over ninety but still going strong.  If it had not been for BC I think Marybe would have lived a long productive life like her dad.  I have thought of him many times since Marybe passed away.  He must be very lonely without her. 

Marybe was a very remarkable person.  I miss her a lot.  Rest in peace, my friend.

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Judie Dx 3/31/2010, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 18, 2014 03:52PM 208sandy wrote:

She was a terrific lady, our Marybe - she gave off such good energy - on days when I didn't want to get off the couch (or even out of bed) I'd read one of her posts and get back at it - and she sent me cookies!!!

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Mar 7, 2015 06:34PM elimar wrote:

I tell my best friend IRL about Marybe. My BFF has Stage IV BC, in just the bones, like how Marybe started out. Her 14 years was encouragement for so many and even now, she gives hope to my BFF.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 8, 2015 09:55AM NativeMainer wrote:

Marybe's influence continues!


"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Mar 8, 2015 08:57PM FireKracker wrote:

her attitude was amazing

So was her heart

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Jun 19, 2015 05:32PM BarbaraA wrote:

I think of Marybe every day. She is my inspiration now that I have mets. She carried on with dignity and grace and way more energy than I have. Love you Marybe.

Sometimes you're the bug and sometimes you're the windshield. Dx 4/30/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 11/25/2014, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 11/25/2014 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 4, 2015 09:17AM elimar wrote:

Early this morning, I found myself on the couch watching a couple of Twilight Zone episodes that I had not seen before, hoping to doze off again. (Marybe always seemed to catch those Twilight Zones marathons...she mentioned them several times to me.) I did finally manage to get back to sleep. Only on waking again did I realize the date and that it has been three years now since Marybe has passed. So, I guess I had a very fitting start to this day of remembrance of her. I miss her when I come to BCO. Think I might go back and read some of her old posts today.

I also feel like I should keep my eyes on the skies all day, just in case a purple balloon happens to float by. That would be weird if one did. Maybe not Twilight Zone weird, but still...

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 4, 2015 10:23AM lago wrote:

I remember the first time I met Marybe she said "I have a good feeling about you. You're going to make it." Last Monday was 5 years NED for me. So wish she was here to share this news.

DONE!! goo.gl/IoaN6U • Tattoos 2.7.2012 • Nipples 10.6.2011 • Exchange 6.24.2011 • Chemo 1.18. 2011 • BMX 8.31.2010 Dx 7/13/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Sep 4, 2015 11:21AM hbcheryl wrote:

I can't believe it's been 3 years, Marybe was like a beacon she drew so many of us to her with her warmth and light

Dx 7/25/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 4, 2015 01:19PM elimar wrote:

Congrats on the 5-year milestone, lago. Keep it goin'!

I know some that posted here for Marybe are gone now too (R.I.P. justjudie & LuvRVing,) but like justjudie wrote above, Marybe was the poster girl for just going out and living a life that was not all about her BC. Yeah, it was there, but like an afterthought, a footnote. She never let the BC define her. I thought that was wonderful.

BTW, I believe her dad finally had to make the move from his own home and into an assisted facility, being quite elderly now.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 4, 2015 05:47PM voraciousreader wrote:

Elimar...earlier this week I posted how the third anniversary of Marybe's passing was approaching. It is so tough to wrap my brain around her loss. How do you explain to someone how you miss someone soooo much especially since you never met them? It would be a herculean task to explain how so many of us were touched by her. I sometimes find myself thinking about why I had to be diagnosed with cancer and wonder if it was G-d's plan for me to have cancer so I would be blessed with "meeting" her. That said, it breaks my heart knowing that life can sometimes be soooo unfair.

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Sep 4, 2015 05:47PM voraciousreader wrote:

congrats lago!

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Sep 4, 2015 07:25PM joycek wrote:

Missing you Marybe. Also miss my best friend Michelle(LuvRving)each and every day. We had such great times together.......not the same.....

Dx 2/23/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/9/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Sep 4, 2015 10:14PM 208sandy wrote:

I can't believe it's been 3 years since Marybe left us - I loved her posts - she was so energetic and her descriptions of her party planning wore me out and made me smile. I remember when we had the bet and the payoff was cookies and sure enough the cookies showed up here in Canada and not a single one was broken - I smile when I think of her and I miss her.

Lago - congratulations on your 5th - Marybe was right!!!

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Sep 5, 2015 12:04AM - edited Sep 5, 2015 09:19AM by elimar

I read some of her old posts today (like I said I was going to) and I had forgotten that she had planned a trip to Europe for that October. So sad that she didn't get to do that.

Many times she commented on how surprisingly quick someone could "go" at the end and that it freaked her out. So, there's the irony that it did happen to her just like that. Up and posting one week, gone the next. On the other hand, she wasn't a "vigil" kind of gal, and I don't think that route would have been to her liking. Honestly, she never really cared for the "Angel" designation either. Yes, she knew that was how a fallen BC sister was honored around here, but she wasn't into that label at all. I can't help thinking that if she did get herself a set of angel wings, she'd be likely to flap them in your face as if to say, "I always liked costumes, and get a load of this one!"

I miss how straightforward she was and her Midwestern sensibilities. I just miss her.


Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 5, 2015 09:46AM lago wrote:

thanks voraciousreader and 208sandy

Elimar I am glad she went quick. Better for her that she didn't suffer. But yeah I was talking to her one day and 2 days later she was gone!

DONE!! goo.gl/IoaN6U • Tattoos 2.7.2012 • Nipples 10.6.2011 • Exchange 6.24.2011 • Chemo 1.18. 2011 • BMX 8.31.2010 Dx 7/13/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Sep 5, 2015 05:43PM voraciousreader wrote:

Lago....same here! A day or two before she passed we were in contact. Who could have ever guessed that that wonderful heart of hers would ever stop beating.....

Doctor told me regarding my prognosis that I WASN'T on the Titanic! Hmmm...Really?....Okay! 02/2010 Pure Mucinous Breast Cancer, Oncotype DX 15, Stage 1, Grade 1, 1.8 cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+ 90% /PR+ 70% HER2- (+1)
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Sep 9, 2015 11:30AM elimar wrote:

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 9, 2015 07:38PM BarbaraA wrote:

I will never forget Narybe. I was blessed to have been there with her at the end.

Sometimes you're the bug and sometimes you're the windshield. Dx 4/30/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 11/25/2014, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 11/25/2014 Femara (letrozole)
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Oct 9, 2015 07:58PM joycek wrote:

Many of us still have Marybe in our hearts.....she was one in a million!!!!

How are you doing Barb???

Dx 2/23/2010, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/9/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel

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