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Topic: Fierce Blue Bird (Kristine) is an angel

Forum: Caring for Someone with Breast cancer —

A place to share your struggles and concerns about supporting and caring for a person you love diagnosed with breast cancer with others who understand.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014 04:00PM

nihahi wrote:

Kristine, also known to her many friends on these threads as FBB, passed away on July 22. She was loved by so many, showed true courage, strength, humour and compassion for others, even in her own personal darkest, scariest times. She will truly be missed.

"Comparison is the thief of joy" Dx 10/1991, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR- Surgery 11/7/1991 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/29/1991 Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex) Hormonal Therapy 5/31/1992 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 10/7/1992 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 5/7/1997 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/12/2013 Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap Surgery 1/8/2014 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/14/2014 Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Jul 23, 2014 04:11PM Zenful wrote:

We love you Blubird. Rest in peace. 

Dx 2/11/2013, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/8/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/4/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 9/19/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap, IGAP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap, IGAP flap
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Jul 23, 2014 04:18PM Jeannie57 wrote:

I will miss our fierce Bluebird so much. She was so supportive. I loved her wit. She was intelligent and sensitive as well as fierce. She said once that bluebirds weren't very fierce, really, which is why they are in decline. Our bluebird was fierce, strong and loving! 

Dx 1/27/2012, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/39 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 5/25/2012 CMF Radiation Therapy 9/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/15/2013 Surgery 7/18/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 23, 2014 04:19PM Meadow wrote:

Oh my so saddened by this news. I loved her bright, positive spirit. She was precious and encouraging. I will forever remember her.

Dx 8/15/2013, IBC, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/26/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 2/11/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 1/15/2017 Reconstruction (left)
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Jul 23, 2014 04:26PM bailey6760 wrote:

Thank you for your friendship, support and the laughs, Bluebird. I will miss you. I will always remember you.

FierceBluebird's tagline said...

When I feel fear, I go where the wood duck rests his beauty on the water and the heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not live with grief. Above me stars are waiting with their light. I rest in God’s grace and am free.

Go, dear friend, to those stars and their beautiful light, be free and live in God's complete grace.

Until we meet again,

Bailey


Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor in the morning the devil says, "Oh, crap, she's up!" Dx 6/10/2011, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 6/22/2011 Avastin (bevacizumab) Targeted Therapy 6/22/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/22/2011 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/9/2011 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 11/9/2011 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 11/10/2011 Radiation Therapy 12/11/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/28/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 5/22/2013 Reconstruction (left): SIEA flap Surgery 5/22/2013 Lymph node removal: Left Surgery 12/18/2013 Reconstruction (left)
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Jul 23, 2014 05:39PM sbelizabeth wrote:

When the shadows of this life have gone
I'll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I'll fly
I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh glory
I'll fly away in the morning
When I die hallelujah by and by
I'll fly away

"I'll Fly Away" by Albert Brumley, 1932

Good-bye, FierceBlueBird.  Soar in heaven's sunshine, and may your grieving family be granted peace.

pinkribbonandwheels.wordpress.... Dx 10/20/2011, IDC/IBC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/28 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/15/2011 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/18/2012 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/21/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2012 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 4/15/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 23, 2014 05:56PM Enerva wrote:

FBB, I am sad, I wish it didn't have to be this way.

Surgery 3/25/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 12/24/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 8/27/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 12/13/2017, LCIS, 6cm+, Grade 1, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 12/21/2017 Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jul 23, 2014 06:27PM sas-schatzi wrote:

Awh Blue, too soon, love you sassy

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".
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Jul 23, 2014 06:53PM Moviemaniac wrote:

Tears are blurring my eyes....I can barely type this......

Fly Free, Kristine.....soar with the Angels, and keep watch over your BCO friends left behind, who mourn your passing......

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference..... Surgery 10/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Dx 11/9/2012, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/17/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 1/17/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 1/18/2013, DCIS, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/2/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/2/2013 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Jul 23, 2014 06:55PM 2nd_time_around wrote:

FBB, you will be missed. Prayers for your family. Thank you for letting us get to know you

**AKA 2TA ** Any day I wake up, it's a good day. ~ ~ "You don't know strength until strength is the only choice you have." (Author unknown)..... Yes, this is my 2nd occurrence, not recurrence; 1st in 1996, 2nd in 2012, bilateral recon in 2012
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Jul 23, 2014 07:01PM Holeinone wrote:

Kristine, 

RIP dear friend.. You were inspirational to me, you will be missed.

Spinal mets Surgery 7/22/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/22/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/23/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 3/3/2016, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 2, 6/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 23, 2014 07:07PM Jeannie57 wrote:

Dx 1/27/2012, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/39 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 5/25/2012 CMF Radiation Therapy 9/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/15/2013 Surgery 7/18/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 23, 2014 07:09PM Holeinone wrote:

Jeannie, Thanks for posting Kristine's photo.

Spinal mets Surgery 7/22/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/22/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/23/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 3/3/2016, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, Grade 2, 6/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 23, 2014 07:31PM Jeannie57 wrote:

You're welcome, HoleinOne. She posted it herself on the Moving On....After the Flap thread around the Fourth of July before she got her latest test results, I believe. The fact that she checked in and kept up with us there, after losing a flap and a recurrence, shows how kind --and strong--she was. We all say the same things about her: kind, witty, strong, intelligent. She touched us all.

Dx 1/27/2012, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/39 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 5/25/2012 CMF Radiation Therapy 9/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/15/2013 Surgery 7/18/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 23, 2014 07:31PM 2nd_time_around wrote:

FierceBlueBird/Kristine posted on Insomniacs thread, p. 495

Jun 29, 2014 04:38PM FierceBluebird wrote:

This is me, one year ago at 48 just before diagnosis. You wouldn't recognize me today with crazy curly chemo hair. Wow. Life was so innocent and carefree then. This photo makes me want to cry. Miss those days.

**AKA 2TA ** Any day I wake up, it's a good day. ~ ~ "You don't know strength until strength is the only choice you have." (Author unknown)..... Yes, this is my 2nd occurrence, not recurrence; 1st in 1996, 2nd in 2012, bilateral recon in 2012
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Jul 23, 2014 07:38PM Jeannie57 wrote:

Thanks for the photo! I love the "birds" on her head and shoulder. So fitting.

Dx 1/27/2012, ILC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/39 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/15/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 5/25/2012 CMF Radiation Therapy 9/5/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/15/2013 Surgery 7/18/2013 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 23, 2014 07:55PM JWoo wrote:

oh no. 

effitall
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Jul 23, 2014 08:00PM JWoo wrote:

I painted this for her last night, and missed the mail man this morning, so will not send it to her home. i don't want her family to be more upset.  Fly free FBB. You will be missed. 

effitall
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Jul 23, 2014 08:40PM Moderators wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with FierceBluebird´s family and friends. Sad day for BCO as well. Thanks nihahi for letting us know.

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Jul 23, 2014 09:13PM 2nd_time_around wrote:

Jwoo, that is beautiful! 

**AKA 2TA ** Any day I wake up, it's a good day. ~ ~ "You don't know strength until strength is the only choice you have." (Author unknown)..... Yes, this is my 2nd occurrence, not recurrence; 1st in 1996, 2nd in 2012, bilateral recon in 2012
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Jul 23, 2014 10:24PM lahela wrote:

She may have left this earth, but her light will never be extinguished, Rest in peace, Kristine.

Dx 7/2/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2013 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Surgery 12/11/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 12/23/2013 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 3/3/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 6/23/2014 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Jul 23, 2014 11:32PM MartyJ wrote:

some of us knew her through words.  Some were blessed to know her personally.  But all of us are better for it.  May her memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved Kristine.  She so generously shared herself and now we each have a tiny piece if her to cling to in our sadness.

Dx 7/17/1985, IDC, 0/40 nodes, ER- Surgery 7/17/1985 Mastectomy: Right Dx 10/22/1985, IDC, 0/0 nodes Surgery 10/23/1985 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 1/15/1986 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/15/1986 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/1/1999 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 11/9/2012 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 23, 2014 11:50PM Chevyboy wrote:

Oh Fiercly!  Not our Bluebird!  I just feel soooooooo bad!!!  It's like we make such beautiful friends....  I told her I have a  blue-bird underneath our St. Francis statue in my garden, to watch over her...........I never think anyone will leave us... I'm so sorry... fly with the angels. xoxoxo

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jul 23, 2014 11:55PM Chevyboy wrote:

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jul 23, 2014 11:58PM - edited Jul 23, 2014 11:59PM by Chevyboy

Sorry, almost posted twice.

Don't walk ahead of me, I might not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not want to lead. Just walk beside me & be my friend. Dx 11/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Jul 24, 2014 02:42AM Morningsun1 wrote:

After I had my breast skin biopsy while waiting for results, I stuck my head in the sand and trying my best to stay positive. I felt soft feathers next to my head and a comforting voice telling me: “it’s nothing.” That was bluebird’s voice less than two month ago, and she was right. I believe she was already an angel in training. I know she is flying again, for she has her angel’s wings.

Dx 10/19/2012, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 2 Surgery 1/28/2013 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 24, 2014 03:11AM Curlylocks wrote:

Rest in peace Kristine.  You were an awesome lady!  Fly high my friend. God bless her family during this very difficult time.

Michele

Dx 10/23/2005, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/9/2005 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 12/5/2005 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 5/1/2006 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/1/2006 Breast Surgery 5/3/2008 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 12/16/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 1/9/2014, IDC, <1cm, Grade 1, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/11/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jul 24, 2014 03:44AM Pawprint wrote:

My heart goes out to FBB's family. She was always so upbeat and kind to all of us on the insomniac thread. Beautiful soul. I will miss her so much. 

Dx 6/10/2010, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/13/2010 Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 8/19/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 11/6/2010 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Jul 24, 2014 04:42AM MsPharoah wrote:

Friends,

    This is just not fair.  I am so angry that we have lost another beloved sister to this beast.   FBB, fly free now!  The rest of us have so much work to do here to stop this scourge. 

MsP

Oncotype 24 Dx 12/4/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/17/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 4/8/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2013 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/3/2013 Breast
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Jul 24, 2014 04:47AM Sharon1942 wrote:

I was friends with Kristine on her Bluebird Acres Facebook page. I found her husband Steve's message very comforting. It seems fitting to share that with you all, so I have copied it for you to paste here.

Bluebird Acres

15 hours ago

From Kris' immediate family: Steve ( i'm not Facebook savy but Brie got me here ), Brie and Brett -
Thank you all for your support and your companionship with Krissy.
She loves all her family, friends and acquaintances.
Though she fought a long, brave war with cancer and lost this ( relatively brief) battle her spirit cannot be vanquished as long as we remember her.

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Jul 24, 2014 04:57AM SlowDeepBreaths wrote:

I'm sorry for the loss of FBB.

My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Dx 4/2016, TN mets to lung. VATS left upper lobe wedge resection. "Fall seven times, stand up eight" Japanese Proverb Dx 7/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 7/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH)

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