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Forum: May Their Memory Live On —

Honor those who have passed.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013 02:54PM

Alyson wrote:

For our Veggy (Valerie ELizabeth Graham)

November 12 2013

Here we go again. Dx 12/19/2006, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 23/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/19/2007 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 2/23/2007 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2007 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 8/10/2007
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Jan 24, 2014 07:13AM GmaFoley wrote:

Veggy, I know you didn't send the snow to Ducky or the east coast.. but can you talk to "The Man Upstairs" and ask him to stop confusing the roses and give us a bit of warmth soon. Going from cold to warm to cold again and my roses don't know which end is up!

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 24, 2014 07:31AM duckyb1 wrote:

Oh GMA............beautiful picture.......poor rose.......I know how it feels.............

Veggy...I can't get my car doors open......pleaaaaaaaasssseeeeeee......heat wave.....(quiet Fire)..............well maybe that isn't good then we will get floods when all the ice, and snow melt........its -5 right now.................oh dear, oh dear.............what to do........

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 24, 2014 08:06AM GmaFoley wrote:

Stay home??? Break out a puzzle?

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 24, 2014 08:51AM duckyb1 wrote:

GMA..............I have no other choice..........LOL.......how about IPad games..........or a good book.........

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 25, 2014 07:09AM Joan811 wrote:

Loving this conversation....
GmaF, I truly can never get tired of your view and the changes you see.  I could sit for hours and watch the clouds change color.  The deer are stunning!  What type is the darker one?
Ducky, if you love deer, I have 7 or 8 to ship out free ship.  They just ate my new rhodedendrons that we planted last spring.  We never got around to wrapping them.   But deer have to eat, too....they live across the street on 4 acres and roam all night chomping down the neighborhood.
FireKracker, I'm not sure we are supposed to question this  weather if it makes us cocoon and rest a bit.  (assuming we don't all have to shovel a lot of snow).
Kath, if you read back on the threads, you can see that Veggy was a blend of hilarious, a woman of few words, both strong and vulnerable.  I hope you laugh 'til it hurts!  She'd like that.
I think this is a good place to remember loved ones and even those who are not related to BCO...I know on some threads the sisters don't want to hear sad things...and I get that...but with Veggy as our angel, we can try to muddle through the things we cannot accept or understand.
I know you have all heard this, but i have to remind myself that life is like a tapestry.  We see the bottom with the chaotic threads of many colors and lots of loose ends.  But usually we can't see the picture.  That's the job of the master artist above the canvas, creating a beautiful harmonious work of art that ties us all in - all us "loose ends".  Each plays a part in the eternal picture.  And although we get glimpses, we can't see it yet.

Courage is not choosing to be brave; it is standing firm in the face of adversity when choice is limited. Dx 7/20/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/29/2011 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 11/29/2011 Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 25, 2014 07:17AM duckyb1 wrote:

Beautifully said Joan........and your right about Veggy she was the place to go to when you were looking for a good laugh.........I loved how she could say what she wanted in 2 words.......she was a master at that.......

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 25, 2014 11:25AM GmaFoley wrote:

joan - the momma is a cross between a whitetail and blacktail deer.

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 25, 2014 11:47AM Tomboy wrote:

morning veggyfriends!

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound & vision" David Bowie, Rest in pax, my beloved changeling... Dx 6/8/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jan 25, 2014 11:52AM duckyb1 wrote:

Its Good Afternoon here Kathec.........you have a glorious warm day..........while I look out at more snow, and car doors frozen shut........LOL

VEGGY.......if you have any pull up there..............help us here, even if just to get my car doors open..LOL

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 25, 2014 01:07PM Alyson wrote:

Morning, just saying hello before going to church.

Here we go again. Dx 12/19/2006, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 23/24 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/19/2007 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 2/23/2007 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2007 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 8/10/2007
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Jan 25, 2014 01:26PM FireKracker wrote:

be still my heart please

What wonderful sistas u all r.

Veggy,the beautiful lady with her 2word lines

Before I used to live her I would tell her I was comin and wanted to get together..her first answer was always no.then I would say just 5 min.again one word.no,then ok 10 and she would say lalalala.again one word...we would go back and forth for days before I moved here...in the end I would always get her to meet me and we would spend the entire day together...

Then I moved here the first thing she said to me is OH NO....and on and on but we spent such quality time together till she got real sick...and it got harder and harder for her.

Sorry for rambling

I miss her so much

Thanks for helping keep this thread alive...Veggy would have liked that..

Love you

FireKracker,,,

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Jan 25, 2014 01:32PM FireKracker wrote:

BTW I hoping to see Veggys hubby on Tues...

Finally will be able to give him the surprise that was supposed to be for Christmas for her boys.

Anyone have a message for him?

Please no storm!!!!

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Jan 25, 2014 02:32PM duckyb1 wrote:

Fire......just give him our love........

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 25, 2014 03:19PM Tomboy wrote:

for sure! you intuitively understand what it means for loved ones to hear how you loved the one they loved, too. big warm hug to you, for pulling an amazing thing together, for her family, firekracker.

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound & vision" David Bowie, Rest in pax, my beloved changeling... Dx 6/8/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jan 25, 2014 03:39PM FireKracker wrote:

thanks to all of you for holding me up when I was laying on the ground

I could have never done this without all of u.

Now I need the big girl panties to meet her hubby and not dare to cry..

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Jan 25, 2014 04:36PM duckyb1 wrote:

Hey Fire.....wanna borrow mine...........mine have suspenders for the really  bad days.......

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 25, 2014 05:32PM Joan811 wrote:

What's wrong with crying if it is sincere and not just about you?  Oops, I forgot you told me that your crying is not discreet sniffling.  Yeah, try not to start. 
I think you can speak for all of us but if you want us to write some personal notes, I'm happy to do it....not sure you have a printer though.
You can tell him I felt she is a beautiful soul whose spirit will remain with me and many forever.  That she was honest.  Humble.  Funny as heck.  And a master of one liners.  And beautiful.  And not afraid to say she was worried and hated BC like the rest of us...which touched me deeply.
Thanks K, for taking on this huge wonderful/sad task.  The family will never forget you or that you cared enough.

Courage is not choosing to be brave; it is standing firm in the face of adversity when choice is limited. Dx 7/20/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/29/2011 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 11/29/2011 Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 25, 2014 09:04PM FireKracker wrote:

her hubby reads the threads now

The mods told me how he could get on to read

So he knows everything

Besides whenever Ido call him to try to see him and the boys I cry

I left him a message today

And ducky I'll take u up on the offer with the big girl panties.lol

I never was a cry baby.never ever..I was so tough and strong

2013 changed my life losing 4 dear friends all to the big c.

And they were all younger then me!!!!!!

Scares the crap out of me

Enuf

My eye is twitching again.

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Jan 25, 2014 09:10PM Tomboy wrote:

o ma corazon

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound & vision" David Bowie, Rest in pax, my beloved changeling... Dx 6/8/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 25/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jan 25, 2014 09:21PM FireKracker wrote:

Kath..speakin Spanish

Be still my heart

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Jan 25, 2014 11:07PM duckyb1 wrote:

Goodnight Veggy, dear friend................

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 25, 2014 11:15PM - edited Jan 26, 2014 12:44PM by sas-schatzi

To Dear Veggy's Dear Husband, your wife was wonderful. She brought joy to all of us. She was a master at finding pics and graphics that were appropriate to the situation.

She often spoke of you and the kids. Rarely, she talked of publically of leaving you and the kids. But by PM--private message, it was her worst fear, she loved you all so, she feared how the boys would do without her.

I could always  tell how she was doing if she said she was going to cook pancakes. They were her up days.

If she talked of being in the basement, it was a down time. She and I worked on the basement thing several times. Both ways, bless her. 

When you can read OMG THEY FOUND A CURE FOR STUPID. It's a thread about the absurdity of breast cancer and societal response. Val was there in the beginning around page 28 or abouts. It rivals the early days of Sat. Night Live. It was her favorite thread. We were there together for so long then I faded away, but we were on multiple threads together.

There were so many people that loved her, many have posted here, others haven't. For some it's hard to post on a thread when a dear friend has died. So, you may not see lots of different people here, it's for that reason.

The ones here are grieving her loss intensely. It is our only way because we are electronically connected. Few like Firekracker who has been able to contact you directly, can grieve in the connected way.

May your beliefs help you through this, may at sometime in the far future you can share with the boys, her incredible sense of humor on OMG.

Her last private message to me we talked of Abbott and Costello "Who's on First". I was comparing myself to Abbott the straight man and she as Costello. Pointing out that Costello was the brains behind the two for the comedy.  It caught me off guard that she said she loved Burns & Allen. That was late Oct. If that may have been one of those things you didn't know, I hope it helps.

Bless the whole family, I know Val was conflicted about the afterlife. But she accepted me believing , I bless her for that, and keep her in my prayers.  Sheila

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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Jan 26, 2014 09:41PM FireKracker wrote:

I read this on FB today and thought of U

I remember u often in a thousand different ways

In the early morning and late at nite

When I look at the stars and the clouds I see ur face

A smell,a place,my home u r there

In memory of u who left too soon

Gone but never forgotten

Sweet Valarie,May you rest in peace

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Jan 26, 2014 09:45PM duckyb1 wrote:

Goodnight Veggy.........

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 28, 2014 10:38AM duckyb1 wrote:

Thinking about you Veggy.........Firecracker is on a mission today...........she is a good friend.....she is loved on all the threads........today she is a happy camper.....you will find out later........

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 28, 2014 12:05PM GmaFoley wrote:

LOL - two words - Here' to you veggie.. 

Imagine God in His HUGE rocking chair, rocking you and saying, "It will be ok, you can do it. I will be right here for you". Oncotype score: 8, Rads 28, Bilateral arm, truncal LE and now Obstructive Sleep Apnea Dx 4/19/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 28, 2014 12:23PM duckyb1 wrote:

GMA..................

Well done.............2 words...........lol

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 28, 2014 03:49PM marywh wrote:

Hey Veggy, was thinking about you today too. Miss you bunches.

Dx 1/2008, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 2/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 6/15/2008 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 9/1/2008 Breast Surgery 8/5/2011 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 8/25/2012 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy AC Chemotherapy Doxil (doxorubicin), Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jan 28, 2014 03:54PM FireKracker wrote:

just one word today veggy

Spectacular..

Focktober!!!!Pink stinks!!!!
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Jan 28, 2014 03:55PM duckyb1 wrote:

3 words..........she did it.........

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/25/2011 Whole-breast: Breast

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