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I too will miss lovely Lulu so much.It is hard to be a breast care nurse and develope the condition you know so much about. She helped so many people on this forum and facebook. We spent many a night during chemo posting to each other. What a loss. I have for some reason not been able to post on facebook so was unable to send my sorrow at hearing the sad news.
It would be amiss of me not to post my heartbreak at Lulus' passing on the forum. in 2011 when I was diagnosed I found the forum and found Lulu. Whilst I dont come back here very often, I felt the need to pop in and take a look around. Maybe Lulu is reminding me I took from the forum in my time of distress, so I need to remember to give back. She always gave back.
The woman was a Legend. We belong to Calender Girls breast cancer support group and boy did we have some laughs and tears. She has helped so many of us through the worse days even when she herself was struggling with her own demons, but she never ever complained. We did a photoshoot together in Birmingham with the calender girls and as usual, Lulu got up to her antics and took some great pics, Im so glad we arranged it as I will always have that to treasure. It will be hard for the next meet up knowing she will never be there again.
This morning I wanted to ask a question about tamoxifen and periods and the very first person I thought of (as always) was Lulu.....now who? She leaves a huge void not just for me, but for many. The selfish part of me is angry at her that she didnt win this 3rd battle because Lulu always wins...always. But the loving part of me is so very glad she cannot and will not suffer anymore.
I repeat....... a Legend.
God Bless you Lulu.
I haven't signed in here for months and don't know why I did today; it was such a shock to read the sad news that Lulu has lost her battle. Thank you revcat for posting the sad news, but news we needed to know.
Lulu's kindness and selflessness touched and helped so many regular visitors to BCC forum. Her humour and positivity was an example to all. Lulu used to chat endlessly in the early hours, like me she suffered insomnia and we had many middle of the night chinwags and she gave me the courage to get through the dreaded Tax side-effects.
My heart goes out to all Lulu's family, in particular her son and daughter who have been cheated of a beautiful and remarkable mother.
I'll never forget Lulu, not ever.
Rest at peace special lady.
Libsev (Libby) XXXXXXX
So saddened like everybody to learn of Lulu's passing. She was a lovely lady who supported so many, a true inspiration. She had so much courage and will be greatly missed. RIP Lulu and my thoughts are with all her family and friends. xx
5 years ago I posted on BCC regularly but today is the first time for a long time.
Lulu you lived life to the full and supported so many of us with your words of wisdom and your mad sense of humour. You danced on tables, walked the catwalk and generally gave 2 fingers up to cancer.
I feel blessed not just to have had your love and support but to have personally met you and felt your strength of spirit and adventure.
Rest in peace beautiful lady taken far too soon. Kick your heels up and party on those clouds with a glass of the hard stuff.
This is just so sad, Lulu has been a huge part of this forum for so long, she helped so many in there time of great need,always ready to advise or just be there when people needed words of comfort or reassurance at such scarey times, my prayers and thoughts are for her and her family, Fly gently by Lulu rest in peace
I am really saddened to hear of Lulu's death....She was an ever present supporting these forums when I recommenced my journey with bc four years ago. Always supportive and full of good advice... My deepest sympathy to her family and to those close to her....xx
I had just popped on here to see if people were aware of Lulu' s passing. Beautiful words Revcat Lulu was indeed a friend to all. I have had so much information from her in the past and she was always happy to share her knowledge and experiences . As you say heaven will be a pinker place this evening! A beautiful lady taken like so many others too soon. RIP Lulu free from pain but know you will be sorely missed xxxxx
Lovely words Revcat.
Lulu will indeed be missed by many. She continued to support people here as well as the numerous other support groups she was part of. The last time she was on live chat a few weeks ago she was realistic but still upbeat. An amazing woman, always had time for other peopl even when she was having a rough time herself.
I too feel priviledged to have known her and am grateful that my life was enriched by her. She will not be forgotten. Bless you Lulu, RIP my friend xx
It was with a very heavy heart that I log in today to record the sad news that Lulu's journey with breast cancer reached its conclusion today.
When I was new to the forums, I would see her avatar of a cute pink and white teddy bear, and read her calm, rational advice which came from professional knowledge and personal experience. Whether you were a terrified newbie, had a question about genetics or treatment, had a recurrence or secondaries, there was Lulu to help you through.
Living in Scotland I have been privileged enough to know Lulu in real life - the pink party princess, always smiling, always postive, always there for others (I lost count of how many Facebook and real-life support groups she was part of). Somehow we just clicked and became good friends - not everso close but each knowing the other was there, able to 'tell it as it is' and share some special moments.
Many of us who know Lulu in life rarely pass these boards any more, but I know that Lulu has continued to support and encourage many friends on here right up to the last few weeks.
I am so privileged to have known Lulu and her death leaves a huge hole in my life. She is now free from pain and suffering, no more hospitals, no more scans - her journey is complete and she can rest peacefully or fly free or maybe both. I like to think that tonight heaven is a little bit more pink, and that Lulu's trademark smile is lighting up eternity.