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georgelesley

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Posted: 11/09/19 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just attended the funeral of my best male friend of over 30 years. We went thru so much together, he was at bedside when my first wife passed, I was with him thru his divorce, present wife and I were married in his house by the preacher that preached my first wife’s funeral, both he and his now widow asked me to counsel with them before they were married, etc, etc. he and his now widow were happily married for over 20 years. He was too young, only 62.

He and I could and did talk every month for usually over two hours about everything and nothing. His widow is now asking for my assistance in settling things and helping her set up he finances. A task that will be as difficult as any I have ever done, but I must do to fulfill my promise to him and her made long ago.

He had cancer and from what we all expected, he would have some good time after what appeared to be a very successful treatment regime. Not to be. He passed two weeks after treatment was completed. Shock, misery, anger, no words to describe how I feel now with no desire to “get over it and move on”

Thanks for letting me rant.


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Posted: 11/09/19 07:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rant heard. Words fail. Best wishes, hang in there, brother.





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Posted: 11/09/19 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not a rant, it's a cry from the heart.

Cloud Dancer

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Posted: 11/09/19 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Te tienes que hacerte mas fuerte", said a relative in Delicias Chihuahua. You've got to make yourself stronger.
There's a tear in my eye, almost like I'm feeling your pain. I'm sorry for your loss.


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Crowe

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Posted: 11/09/19 03:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So sorry for your loss. Grieve, cry, yell, scream-whatever you need to do to deal at the moment. There's no shame in feeling pain.


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RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

colliehauler

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Posted: 11/09/19 06:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

George I know what you are going through, just went through the same thing when a good friend since 1977 passed of esophageal cancer this summer after his third chemo treatment. It's a hard thing not to think about.

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Posted: 11/09/19 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I lost my father in 1975 when he was only 57. He was being treated by his doctor for hiatus hernia.We felt that the discomfort from the hiatus hernia may have masked the more serious condition of the heart, and it wasn't picked up by the doctor. Of course, we were just speculating, looking for somewhere to place blame, but I sorely miss him, even to this day, 44 years later. He was more than a dad, he was a good friend. May you find comfort from Acts 24:15.


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Posted: 11/09/19 07:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I lost my father in law to cancer last summer, the only dad I’ve had since 1991. In his final days I assured him that everything would be taken care of, and not to worry. Now when I stop by the house to fix a door knob or unclog a sink, I feel like he’s there with me guiding me, and smiling.

Help the widow with the financial settling if at all possible. I’ll bet it will help you through the grief.


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Posted: 11/09/19 07:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My sympathy. No words I have will make up your loss. Lots of new friends to be made.

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