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Old 12-04-2008, 07:57 AM   #51
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Sorry to hear this bad news fezo.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:22 AM   #52
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Thanks, folks. In his own words - maybe about a year ago we were up at the house and dad was in his chair - the throne from which dad pronouncements might come if he wasn't watching baseball or golf - and he looks up at us (me, my wife and out four daughters (40% of his grandkids...) and says "If God takes me right now I have had a great life." Indeed he did.

I'm hurting now but only because I was used to haviong that presence for all of my near 58 years. It's a big empty space right now.
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:53 AM   #53
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Steve, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad and am thinking of you all right now.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:15 PM   #54
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My deepest sympathy for your loss, Steve. May you find much comfort in your memories of your dad. Pam
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:48 PM   #55
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Prayers for you, fezo.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:42 AM   #56
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Add me to the list of Lightheads and others that have you in their thoughts for all you are going through. Even though your dad expressed content with his life's journey, it's the ones he leaves behind that experience the loss. I went through the same thing with both my folks. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

And good thoughts that your health issue stays manageable...and hopefully improves! I can certainly commiserate with the being tied to an IV pole for hours. I used to get IV drug infusions that would last for 3 hours. I would get so bored and restless that my teeth would ache. And the recliners would lose their comfort after 2 hours, so I can't even imagine 6+ hours. wow

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Old 12-06-2008, 06:15 PM   #57
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I woke up still clutching the rosary I started saying for you last night. I finished it this morning. That was very kind of your dad to let you and your family know how he felt about living a good life. I feel that he said it in loving hopes that it would help comfort you in this present time.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:09 PM   #58
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Our prayers are with you.

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Old 12-12-2008, 07:56 PM   #59
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Two more units of blood yesterday. I'm good for the moment....
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:22 PM   #60
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You're doing great, Steve. Hang in there.
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:30 AM   #61
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I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss, Steve. My thoughts and prayers are with you for your healing, both emotionally and physically.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:06 PM   #62
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Ah... It's Christmas Eve getting blood. guess it will keep me out of the stores anyway...
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:12 AM   #63
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Grrrr... back for more blood tomorrow.... To add to things I now have way too much iron in me which is the result of all the transfusions. It's showing up in tests on the liver. That will clear if we can get the blood issue settled.

Sigh...
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:59 AM   #64
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oh dear..get that sorted out and let us know how things go tomorrow! good luck..
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:14 PM   #65
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Will do. Thanks. Getting nuts. At one point this has to get better.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:19 PM   #66
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Thinking of you, Steve, and wishing you better. Try and stay positive, buddy.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:33 PM   #67
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I hope all goes well tomorrow and as always...my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:42 PM   #68
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Hi fezo,

With so many of your friends praying and sending positive thoughts your way you have to start to feel better very soon. Please do not go nuts, that's my job. Sending you a hug along with prayer.

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Old 01-07-2009, 09:06 PM   #69
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Yeah, my New Years resolution was to stop this stuff but my body isn't cooperating.

Actually in terms of how I'm feeling the only really bad part is being dog tired all the time.

I have to get out playing because when I have an audience all the endorphins kick in and I'm great. I'm beat the next day but that's fine.

Gotta make sure the iPod is charged and the books are set. Six hours of sitting there - you need to be prepared.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:04 PM   #70
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Got my two units yesterday. Genuine Philadelphia blood. I hope this doesn't make me tolerate the Eagles on Sunday... Go, Giants!

Now I can safely turn another year older tomorrow....
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:07 PM   #71
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well congrats on the new "philly" blood and happy birthday!!
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:43 PM   #72
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Just a note here...

Well, the past month since I last reported has been more or less the same - transfusion every two weeks. Well, until today anyway. Today the hemoglobin came in at 8.7. That's not a great number but it's high enough that i was given the option of going another week if I felt up to it. Indeed I do so it will be a whole three weeks this time if things hold up. It's not earth shattering but it's the first good news on this front in a long time. I'll take that.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #73
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must be the philly effect..
good news indeed!
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:19 PM   #74
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Actually the last batch was from Columbus, Ohio but who's counting?
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:42 PM   #75
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Happy to hear what I think is a good report. I hope you are not as tired as you were. Sending happy thoughts your way.

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