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derMaus
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linmk (Linda Kreuger) passed away earlier today. She'd been in hospice care at home for a couple of months and her nephew, Brad, was keeping her friends informed. Below is the email I received from Brad at 9:00 am. A few hours later she was gone. Godspeed, dear friend. 

p.s. thanks to cmb for finding Linda's photo and sending it to me.  

 

Dear Friends and Family:

 
Linda is resting comfortably and without pain under the 24-hour care of hospice. Her eyes open from time to time today, but otherwise she is calm and relaxed. Her health goals are "comfort", "peace", and "support".
 
Her health, unfortunately, declined very quickly this week. Last Friday, when Linda and I talked, Linda didn't think an email update was needed because there was no new information to share. She was hoping to attend a meetup event Saturday. However, over the weekend her health declined significantly as the cancer impacted her ability to retain food and water. This didn't stop her from ordering her favorite Chinese food though :-). Her rapid decline caught all of us by surprise.
 
Throughout Linda's battle with cancer, she has fiercely controlled her care and independence - and she remained in control until she was admitted to the hospice facility Tuesday evening. As you could hopefully tell from my past updates, Linda wanted to be remembered for her good days and not the bad ones. Now as she rests peacefully I continue to share your stories and your well wishes. 
 
We have discussed whether Linda would want visitors and believe that Linda consistently wanted to be remembered for the fun times. Please feel free to send me any thoughts you want shared with Linda. We will be checking her PO Box today to get any recent cards. At this point we do not know if Linda has hours or days remaining. Linda's two brothers, sister, and myself are all in Austin spending time with her. I will keep you posted. 

evolo58
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She fought so hard, and I looked forward to seeing her posts concerning her treatment, hoping the treatment she was on would work. My condolences to her family and friends.

Three wonderful ladies gone in a short time span. Losing such great ladies makes you realize how brutal ovarian and endometrial cancer can be. 

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cmb
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Linda tried so many different treatments during her struggle with cancer. I'm so sorry that none of them were ultimately effective for her.

For those who would like to read a bit about the treatments she tried and the issues she faced (plus see her profile photo with the distinctive glasses) check out the post at https://csn.cancer.org/node/318223

Her initial post was at https://csn.cancer.org/node/312077 which described her original treatment and the drugs used to combat her recurrence.

 

 

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ConnieSW
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thinking about her a lot. I had so much respect for her. I feel too overwhelmed to say anything else right now. 

MAbound
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No words except, I really, really hate this cancer! 

barnyardgal
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How sad! I was just wondering about her the other day. I'm so sorry. She went thru so much.

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NoTimeForCancer
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Very sad.  My prayers are with her family at this time.  Life is so precious.  

Here is our friend's picture for everyone who knew her and those new to our board:

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Donswife48
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I couldn't remember who she was, and with the data loss the board experienced, I couldn't find anything about her.  RIP, I remember you now.  

 

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EZLiving66
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D*mn this cancer!! She fought so hard and went through so much. I remember her telling us that she was alone with no family nearby. I am so glad they were with her at the end. 

Thank you, Bobbi, for letting us know. 

Love,

Eldri

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TeddyandBears_Mom
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RIP sweet Linda. You will be missed by so many.

Thanks Bobbi for letting us know.

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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Soup52
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Rest In Peace Linda.

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Tamlen
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I'm so sad to learn this news. Thanks for letting us know, derMaus.

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BluebirdOne
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I did not know her well as I came on board I think after her, but like LadyMox, this hits hard. What a fighter! What I take from everyone's life stories is invaluable but at the same time very bitter sweet. May she rest in peace. 

janaes
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Loosing friends on this sight is so hard. Im wasnt too close to here but as i think of others i lnow she was there for others and i know what that is like. May she find hope in heaven.

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Forherself
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She was in inspiration to me.  

Universe
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RIP Linda

 

I see she joined in sept 2017. Did she mention when she was diagnosed with the stage 4B?

Wannabeatit
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Another sad day

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I edited my post above when I realized that I hadn't linked to the discussion thread where Linda summarized her treatments (sorry about that). I also added the link to her original post. I'm assuming she was Stage IV from the beginning since she had chemo to shrink her tumors before she had surgery.

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NoTimeForCancer
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derMaus sent me a PDF and asked that I post it.  I have the power of the company computer to convert to a Word to extract and share with all of you.  Thank you, B, for passing this along. (apologies to all for the size of the picture)

Linda Krueger community activist and a lover of learning born August 28, 1948 and passed away April 5, 2019 due to complications from cancer. Linda was born in Madison, WI. Her parents were Earl H.

Krueger and Ruth L. Krueger (Schwister). She leaves behind her siblings Wanda (Richard Rupert) Krueger,

Earl Jr. Krueger, and James (Shirley) Krueger as well as nieces and nephews Jon (Sandy) Krueger, Erik Krueger, April (Aric) Dichraff, Robin (Pete) Jones, Brad (Gilbert) Krueger, and Gretchen (Sean) Gremminger.

After graduating from Wisconsin Heights High School in 1966, she attended the University of WisconsinSuperior where she started a short-lived alternative newspaper “Fear-The Paranoid Press.” Among her classmates was Arnold Schwarzenegger. During the 1970s Linda lived in New Orleans, LA where she enjoyed the diverse cuisine and night life of the city. After leaving New Orleans she traveled extensively throughout North America and Latin America. She also lived for a time in San Paulo, Brazil where she taught English. In 1979, Linda returned to Wisconsin to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduation in 1981, she worked as a journalist and photographer for a Madison area newspaper. Subsequently in 1987, she earned a Master’s degree in Communications from the University of Texas. 

Not being a fan of cold weather, Linda happily lived and worked in Austin, TX for the rest of her life. In her free time, she loved making new low carb recipes, inexpensive happy hours, gardening, strolling the beach on South Padre Island, swimming at Barton Springs, and visiting with friends at local meetup events. She was a passionate political activist who was not afraid to speak her mind, as Linda would say “Be the Change.” Linda’s candor and wit will be missed by all who knew her.

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A few more things that I was sent to attach:

Family pictures of Linda:  https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtTHZXMikPe8iNl1wE6Qm6ZqsfJeoA

Pictures of Linda with friends: https://qq0u.app.link/e/0wjhzCrcEV 

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Thank you No Time and dermaus for sharing Linda's life with us.   What an interesting life she had.

Cheese - I suspect most of us have "normal" lives. I for one, love mine and would not change a thing.  Well, wouldn't change most things! :-) Anyways, you are special and bring a lot to us and I'm sure to all of those that know you best!!!!

Love and Hugs,

Cindi

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derMaus
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Bless you, NoTime ! Thank you so much for posting this. B

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CheeseQueen57
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This makes it doubly sad. I’m always amazed when we find out the true identity of our sisters who have passed on what remarkable people they had been in life. I’m warning you all, I’m just a regular person. 

MoeKay
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What a unique and meaningful life story Linda had! It is obvious what a difference she made in the world.  I'm very sorry to learn of her passing, but I'm happy to have crossed paths with her on this forum. 

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Soup52
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Thanks Notime for all the added info and pictures! She certainly lived a very full life. It’s so sad that she had to pass.

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Rosesforever
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While I didn’t know Linda well I remember her thoughtful response to my posts. I was always impressed with her articulate replies.

She will be greatly missed. Thank you to all who have kept us informed. Condolences to her family and friends. 

MugsBugs
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What a lovely inspiration Linda was to all of us!  She was an inspirational force on this board.  Condolences to her family and friend!  

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Armywife
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I've been gone for a while and I'm so sorry to come back this morning and read this.  LinMK was the only one of this group so far who I've met in person.  We shared the same doctor at MD Anderson, and once when I was there for a scan, I walked outside and saw her sitting on a bench.  Of course I recognized those glasses immediately!  I went over and spoke with her, and she was twinkly and spunky and adorable.  I know her cancer was very challenging from the beginning, and she fought hard to find innovative care.  

It's so good to be back on this board among women who really get it.  I regret being absent for so long.  Thank you all so much for your faithfulness to each other and your kindness to me.  What a blessing you are.  

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ConnieSW
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I remembered that you met Linda and wondered if you were aware of her death. 

I have missed you and am glad you are back. How's the ankle?

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NoTimeForCancer
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Thank you for sharing that lovely story of linmk with us.  

rcdeman
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Oh no! So sorry to hear this! Dear Linda, may you rest in peace. A strong soul and a beautiful woman.

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