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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 11 Jan 2018, 16:56
by Dr Markus
Mini 5 day holiday. Schweet.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 11 Jan 2018, 21:40
by souphound
:shock: The Canadian Center for Addiction and Mental Health has received a C$100mln anonymous donation. :shock:

WOW!

Edit: C$100mln = €80mln = £59mln

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 14:11
by harvey k-tel
souphound wrote::shock: The Canadian Center for Addiction and Mental Health has received a C$100mln anonymous donation. :shock:

WOW!

Edit: C$100mln = €80mln = £59mln


Wow. That's amazing.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 14:28
by Jeemo
had my yearly mandatory medical.

"healthy fit male" says the Doc.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 18:50
by sloopjohnc
Jeemo wrote:had my yearly mandatory medical.

"healthy fit male" says the Doc.


Physically, you mean?

Let's be specific.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 19:32
by pcqgod
I heard someone with a car horn that played "La Cucaracha."

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 19:32
by Neige
I went to see my brother at the hospital today.

The expensive state-of-the-art medecine and surgery he got over the last couple of years didn't manage to offer him another (carefree and painless) round.

Skin and bones, sedated by morphine patches, frightened but not letting on... I think it's unfair and it really breaks my heart.

Cancer is a bitch!

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 19:40
by Belle Lettre
I'm so sorry x

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 20:34
by Minnie Cheddars
I'm so sorry Felix and I'm sending love and peace to you, your brother and all your families x

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 23:00
by Jeemo
Hope things go as best as possible Felix, take care

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 00:10
by Hugh
Love to you and yours, Felix. God speed.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 05:13
by Six String
I'm so sorry that your brother's decline is continuing. That has to be so hard to watch. I had a similar thing with a young niece with leukemia. One feels powerless. All you can do is love them and make sure they know you are there for them.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 19:51
by souphound
So sorry Felix.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 20:32
by Charlie O.
A lot has happened since my last Mom update, but I'll cut to the ending:

As I was getting dressed for work this morning, I got a call from my eldest brother Jim at the hospital: "Mom's gone. She just... stopped breathing."

As I hung up the phone, my first thought was: this could have been so much worse, on so many levels. She could have had something that lingered for months or years, with continued physical pain and continued fluctuations of lucidity, or even slipped into full-on dementia like a number of her elderly friends have (which I know she would have hated). Many times over the past quarter-century, and as recently as a few days ago, she told me how afraid she was that Dad would go before she did (though I never said it, I feared that, too); that didn't happen. She could have died, as her father did, terrified of what agonies might await her in Hell. (I don't know why Grandpa was so worried about that. I don't remember him being devoutly religious, and he certainly wasn't ever much of a sinner as far as I knew.)

To just "... stop breathing," with no apparent pain or fear, is a pretty enviable way to go, as ways to go go.

I wasn't sure what state I would find Jim and Dad in when I got to the hospital - but I found that we were all on the same page.

At the end, she was fighting Norovirus (picked up at the miserable rehab place she transferred to from the hospital, before THEY sent her back to the hospital on Thursday), fluid in one lung, kidneys that weren't functioning properly, very low blood pressure, and very high blood sugar. The pulmonologist told Dad and Jim yesterday (and they told me) that while he wasn't "predicting anything," we "should be prepared for the worst." I suppose we were.

So while the grief may hit me hard at some point, right now I'm okay. We're okay. I'm confident that she's okay. It's all okay.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 21:26
by Rayge
Sorry for your loss, Charlie.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 21:38
by Belle Lettre
So very sorry, Charlie.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 22:26
by hippopotamus
Such sad news.

Niege, I'm so sad for you and your family. I can't imagine how hard it must be to go through. I don't even know what I can say... But I'm sure he appreciates the time with you.

Charlie, again I don't know there's anything constructive to say... but I think you have the right attitude. I'm sure there will be a lot to get through from here but hopefully you can take some solace in your own wisdom.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 22:52
by Hugh
My thoughts are with you, Charlie. Take care.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 22:53
by harvey k-tel
That's heartbreaking news from both of you, Charlie and Felix. My thoughts are with you both.

Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 00:31
by sloopjohnc
Charlie O. wrote:A lot has happened since my last Mom update, but I'll cut to the ending:

As I was getting dressed for work this morning, I got a call from my eldest brother Jim at the hospital: "Mom's gone. She just... stopped breathing."

As I hung up the phone, my first thought was: this could have been so much worse, on so many levels. She could have had something that lingered for months or years, with continued physical pain and continued fluctuations of lucidity, or even slipped into full-on dementia like a number of her elderly friends have (which I know she would have hated).

So while the grief may hit me hard at some point, right now I'm okay. We're okay. I'm confident that she's okay. It's all okay.


While it's sad, short and sweet is for the best. When I was phoning financial and insurance companies informing them of my dad's death, they'd always say they were sorry.

I always told them, "Don't be. He went fast and he had a great life and lived a long time." Like you write Charlie, she's not in pain.

I have friends whose parents didn't recognize them for 5-10 years in senior homes. Now, that's shitty.

Sorry Felix about your brother. I feel for you - and him.