Sad news about linmk

derMaus
derMaus Member Posts: 558
edited April 2019 in Uterine Cancer #1

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. 

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  • evolo58
    evolo58 Member Posts: 293
    I am so, so sorry

    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. 

  • ConnieSW
    ConnieSW Member Posts: 1,613 Member
    I've been

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

  • MAbound
    MAbound Member Posts: 1,164 Member
    No words except, I really,

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

  • barnyardgal
    barnyardgal Member Posts: 272
    How sad! I was just wondering

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

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,035 Member
    Very sad.  My prayers are

    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:

    linmk's picture

  • EZLiving66
    EZLiving66 Member Posts: 1,476 Member
    D*mn this cancer!! She fought

    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

  • TeddyandBears_Mom
    TeddyandBears_Mom Member Posts: 1,811 Member
    RIP sweet Linda. You will be

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

    Thanks Bobbi for letting us know.

    Love and Hugs,

    Cindi

  • Soup52
    Soup52 Member Posts: 908 Member

    Rest In Peace Linda.

  • Tamlen
    Tamlen Member Posts: 343 Member
    I'm so sad to learn this news

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

  • BluebirdOne
    BluebirdOne Member Posts: 559 Member
    So sad to lose another sister to this awful disease

    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. 

  • Very sad.  My prayers are

    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:

    linmk's picture

    Thank you for the picture

    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.  

     

  • janaes
    janaes Member Posts: 799
    Loosing friends on this sight

    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.

  • Forherself
    Forherself Member Posts: 722 Member
    RIP linmk

    She was in inspiration to me.  

  • Universe
    Universe Member Posts: 7
    edited April 2019 #15
    RIP

    RIP Linda

     

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

  • Wannabeatit
    Wannabeatit Member Posts: 98 Member
    Universe said:

    RIP

    RIP Linda

     

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

    Another sad day

    Another sad day

  • cmb
    cmb Member Posts: 920 Member

    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.

     

     

  • cmb
    cmb Member Posts: 920 Member
    Universe said:

    RIP

    RIP Linda

     

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

    Corrected/Updated Background Information about Linda (linmk)

    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.

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,035 Member
    derMaus sent me a PDF and

    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)

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    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.

  • NoTimeForCancer
    NoTimeForCancer Member Posts: 3,035 Member
    A few more things that I was

    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 

  • CheeseQueen57
    CheeseQueen57 Member Posts: 933 Member
    Such an interesting person

    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.