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Title: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: RoosterJaws on April 08, 2010, 12:50:28 PM
My uncle passed away this morning from stomach cancer.  He was given 2 days to live yesterday.  The world
lost a very good man today.  Retired NYC Fireman and one of the most upbeat positive men I have ever met.
RIP Uncle John  :angel1
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Post by: LHL on April 08, 2010, 01:20:51 PM
RIP Uncle John.....sorry to hear the man.  Death sucks period.  You and your family are in our thoughts......
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Post by: shreaded on April 08, 2010, 01:21:04 PM
lemme know if you need anything homie. sorry to hear.
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Post by: RoosterJaws on April 08, 2010, 01:30:46 PM
One of my Sister's, Pops & I are leaving tonight for NYC.  Strange how life works sometimes.  My other Uncle had a
stroke and is barely hanging on, and now this comes completely out of the blue.  fucked up

Thanks for the kind words!
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Post by: Walker D on April 08, 2010, 03:06:35 PM
Sorry about your family's loss
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Post by: echo on April 08, 2010, 03:11:49 PM
Roosterjaws, I am sorry about you uncle.

i am going to nyc this weekend also.  see you @ Grand Central  :ya-ok:

r.i.p. Uncle John
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Post by: jt on April 08, 2010, 03:44:52 PM
Sorry man, have a safe a trip.
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Post by: big rick on April 08, 2010, 07:10:08 PM
Aw man.... I just saw this.... Sorry to hear dude.

Give me a call if you ever need to talk to someone
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Post by: ccb_dan on April 08, 2010, 07:12:47 PM
Damn, sorry dude.  R.I.P. Uncle John. 
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Post by: shadow on April 08, 2010, 07:31:53 PM
there's too much of this kind of stuff going on round here lately :(  i feel for ya bro
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Post by: 9AMdp on April 09, 2010, 06:46:28 AM
Sorry to hear.
Take care of your Dad.

9
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Post by: brandonroland on April 09, 2010, 01:17:08 PM
sorry for your loss bud. travel safe.
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Post by: Chappy Jennings Army on April 10, 2010, 12:48:14 AM
Sorry for your loss.  I second what 9AMdp said.  I think your uncle would be happy to know that he had a big enough impact on you that you posted how great of a man he was.
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Post by: Stoop on April 11, 2010, 06:52:10 AM
Sorry to hear about this man :(
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Post by: RoosterJaws on April 11, 2010, 11:55:48 AM
It amazes me the positive impact my Uncle had on so many peoples lives. The viewing last night was very surreal. They had 100's of pictures out of famil and good times from years past. His three daughters and my Aunt are holding up better than the rest of us.

Sidenote: I got to eat breakfast thismorning with some family at ones of those diners from the TV show Diners Drive Ins and Dives. It was really good. The only place I've seen where you can order a Tom Collins and a side of eggs!  They also have a full bakery where I scored my Pops a black n white cookie FTW. Viewing again tonight then funeral tomorrow. Then we are hitting the city that never sleeps for a few days to blow off some steam.
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Post by: Beak on May 31, 2010, 08:05:53 AM
Sorry for your loss

R.I.P.

God Bless us all

Beak
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Post by: OPG on June 05, 2010, 10:13:00 PM
Sorry to hear this. I lost an uncle last year to pancreatic cancer; he had been sick for about a year. Now, whenever I go back to my hometown, I have on less family member to visit.
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Post by: ccb_dan on June 19, 2010, 11:43:02 AM
Just found out a friend of a fried has inoperable brain cancer...enjoy every day people.
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Post by: nuttjelly on July 08, 2010, 07:58:45 AM
guess this is the best spot...

all was going well last night then the call came. my next door neighbor, great friend, self-proclaimed surrogate mother, community activist, and our City manager died last night in surgery to repair a valve in her generous heart. We are devastated and want to comfort her husband but now there is very little I can do, it's a helpless feeling.

live every day to it's fullest.

 :angel2:
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Post by: RoosterJaws on July 08, 2010, 08:40:42 AM
Sorry to hear that NJ.  I think I remember Her from some of your parties.  May She rest in peace.
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Post by: ccb_dan on July 08, 2010, 09:01:09 AM
So sorry Nutt.  It hurts so bad when great people leave us too soon.
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Post by: RoosterJaws on August 20, 2010, 09:18:49 AM
Bump. Appreciate every moment cause you never know when this ride will end.
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Post by: ccb_dan on August 20, 2010, 09:58:14 AM
So true.  My sister has been on life support for over a week and not getting any better.
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Post by: shreaded on August 20, 2010, 10:32:32 AM
damn dan-o. sorry bro. whatever you need don't hesitate to ask.
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Post by: big rick on August 20, 2010, 11:10:50 AM
:(
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: RoosterJaws on August 20, 2010, 12:06:08 PM
Dan I was going to ask how she was doing. Very sorry. I had some shit go down over night with some friends. It's too recent to put on here incase the news hasn't hit all the people involved and their family. This situation hits home for most of us.
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Post by: LHL on August 20, 2010, 12:07:21 PM
Bump. Appreciate every moment cause you never know when this ride will end.

So true.

Still throwing out the positive vibes and prayers to you and your fam Dan-o

Mom's just finished her 6th rd of Chemo in 3 years.  She did not respond to this one well at all..  Cat scan is on Monday to reevaluate.  Hoping for good news, but not feeling it if you follow.  Sad times for sure.
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Post by: big rick on August 20, 2010, 01:02:15 PM
damn....

i wish everyone on here, that are having a family issues like these, the best....

nothing but positive vibes being sent your way
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Post by: RoosterJaws on August 20, 2010, 07:34:00 PM
So I get a call this am from a friend of mine telling me a friend of ours and two of his friends have been surfing Nica for the past two weeks.  They were being driven to the airport by their guide Keith when a car hit them head on... Keith and one of my friends died on the scene, the other was in a coma and passed this afternoon sometime.  My friend somehow walked away from all this with minor injuries.  These kids were all in there early twenties..... Keith was American and owned two houses over there lived in one with his wife and two kids and rented out the other.  Im not sure the name of the camp Keith ran, but Im sure this is a pretty big shock over there..
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Post by: RoosterJaws on August 21, 2010, 08:19:36 AM


http://www.2ndlight.com/fusetalk/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=3&threadid=112608&enterthread=y
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Post by: jt on August 21, 2010, 10:01:31 AM
Sorry to hear about your friend. That is very unsettling.

Man, I think the driving is more dangerous than the surf in central america. I have 2 bad driving stories from nica...



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Post by: big rick on August 21, 2010, 10:48:26 AM
.... sorry to hear.

i had just read that on the other forum for a sec....

:(
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Post by: ccb_dan on August 21, 2010, 04:14:10 PM
Oh man, that is so terrible.  I'm really sorry for the loss of your friends Chris.  That sucks. 
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Post by: RoosterJaws on August 21, 2010, 07:12:30 PM
The one I personally know is the only one that lived .... I think. There might be one other survivor?  The few people I have talked to are very shaken up and I don't want to pry for too many details.  I know the kid in the coma passed away this a.m. I doubt the medical attention over there was
the greatest.  Shitty situation all around, Mel Bch community is really shaken up over this.  ALL were very good kids  :angel2:
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Post by: nuttjelly on August 21, 2010, 09:27:46 PM
i wish i didn't read this; terrible tragedy with waves of life changing repercussions. God Bless everyone touched.
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Post by: RoosterJaws on August 22, 2010, 08:05:22 AM
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20100821/BREAKINGNEWS/100821009/1086/Melbourne+Beach+buddies+killed+in+Nicaragua
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Post by: nuttjelly on August 22, 2010, 09:14:59 AM
most dangerous road in the country, reminds me of SR44 back in the day. It also said three people riding the motrocycle were injured, what the heck?
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Post by: snapperhead on August 22, 2010, 09:42:09 PM
Spent the weekend sitting with my brother Tom at wuestoff in the hospice ward. He was just diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago. Never seen anything ravage somebody so fast. He was just out riding his bike around town a few weeks ago... healthy as anybody.  They think it started in the pancreas and spread everywhere. freaking fast.  IF you ever hung out at the old ABC on the island or attended any of the NKF surfies at the holliday inn back in the good ol' days I'm sure he served ya a strong one. He used to run all the banquets and bartend. It really sux, he is just a low key nice guy.  He took the news pretty well and blames it on agent orange from his tours in vietnam.
Anyway.... it just sux. He's still hanging on at this point. One tuff fucker.
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Post by: big rick on August 22, 2010, 10:58:08 PM
oh man... that stinks...

im sorry to hear man...

i hope that everything is OK

sending positive vibes your way
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Post by: LHL on August 23, 2010, 08:08:57 AM
Cancer SUCKS.....period!
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Post by: snapperhead on August 23, 2010, 10:30:40 PM
Well... my brother died today, very peaceful. At least he didn't have to suffer long. Still sux. Getting diagnosed 10 days ago with cancer, not much time to freak out. Thursday he was flirting with the nurses in CCH .... I had no idea shit can happen that quick... He'll be missed. Hope he sends me the lottery numbers from the other side.
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Post by: big rick on August 23, 2010, 10:57:27 PM
im sorry to hear :(
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Post by: RoosterJaws on August 24, 2010, 04:38:42 AM
Sorry for your loss Snapper, shit really does happen quick..
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Post by: McTiki on August 24, 2010, 05:03:26 AM
I am sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. 
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Post by: Stoop on August 24, 2010, 06:22:29 AM
Sorry for your loss. :(
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Post by: LHL on August 24, 2010, 08:22:36 AM
Wow,  sorry for your loss.  PEace be with him.  POsitive vibes and prayers sent out to you and your family.
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Post by: brandonroland on August 25, 2010, 07:20:13 AM
so sorry for your loss snapper.
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Post by: Walker D on August 25, 2010, 07:42:25 AM
Sorry about your brother Snap
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Post by: ccb_dan on August 25, 2010, 11:14:20 AM
Damn Snapper...that is awful.  So sorry.
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Post by: echo on August 25, 2010, 11:32:09 AM
wow...heartfelt condolences snapperhead.  it's good that he did not suffer long.   :think2:  appreciate each and every day, there is no guarantee for tomorrow.
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Post by: snapperhead on August 25, 2010, 07:07:37 PM
Thanks peeps... It does make ya think about life.  He kept planning on retirement, waiting until he get the big paychecks and time to do the things he always wanted to and never had the time for. Makes me glad I blew my money early . Sux I'll drop dead working ... but still.
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Post by: nuttjelly on August 25, 2010, 07:47:02 PM
snaps~ you said it with how fast cancer works on a body, it is scary. my neighbor just past, a very much treasured and cherished friend. she was always a bigger lady but was sickly looking in a months time after the diagnoses. and her appetite was reduced by 80% or more. I miss her.

god bless, and stay strong. you have a new guardian angel
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Post by: RoosterJaws on September 02, 2010, 04:50:54 AM
Called my landlord to let him know the a.c. is acting up and his son answered the phone. My landlord was in town back in June and slipped and messed his knee up really bad and was put in Cape Canaveral Hosp  :eek: He was released and went back home. Well back to my phonecall that his son answered. My landlord developed a blood clot and passed away the day before I called. This was a very healthy man prob in his late 50's and a super cool guy. RIP
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Post by: big rick on September 02, 2010, 08:33:36 AM
Geez that's so sad... I'm sorry rooster
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Post by: Walker D on September 02, 2010, 08:48:48 AM
Dude that same thing happened to my co-worker's dad last year.  He had knee surgery, developed a blood clot, ended up in ICU for a couple weeks, and then passed away.
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Post by: RoosterJaws on September 07, 2010, 09:38:10 AM
A friend of mine called me Friday telling me his wife left him. They were married maybe six months. I just got a call stating he took his own life yesterday evening.
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Post by: ccb_dan on September 07, 2010, 09:56:32 AM
Holy crap man!  I am really sorry to hear that. 
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Post by: McTiki on September 07, 2010, 10:26:41 AM
Thats Heavy!
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Post by: LHL on September 07, 2010, 10:37:24 AM
Whoa....prayers out to his family and friends.  Sorry Rooster.....
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Post by: RoosterJaws on September 07, 2010, 10:48:52 AM
Appearantly he left a note at work telling them to send the paramedics over to recover a body. She left him over complete BS. He was telling me Friday about all this shit she was making up about him. He was saying he couldn't eat and hasn't slept. I told him she wanted out and she was just grasping at whatever she could about him to make him feel bad. There was obviously something else going on behind his back with her. I told him it was a blessing in disguise. I had no idea it was gonna end like this though.
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Post by: big rick on September 07, 2010, 12:19:08 PM
damn man.... that sucks...

im sorry to hear
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Post by: Chappy Jennings Army on September 07, 2010, 07:00:06 PM
Man, that is pretty sad Roost... Suicide is something that no one who knew the person could ever understand.  Tragic.

And all these posts... I was going to reply to the first two posts but this post just kept going on and on.  I truely wish the best for everyone who has had something happen to a family member or friend.
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Post by: RoosterJaws on September 09, 2010, 12:34:10 PM
Memorial svc is tonight..  His Mom flew in from Louisiana to meet his friends.  This is going to be a very awkword
night to say the least.  I'm trying to get in and out before the bitch that caused all this gets there and I say something
I shouldn't. 
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Post by: Eric G on September 09, 2010, 01:51:31 PM
Really sorry to hear bro.
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Post by: RoosterJaws on September 10, 2010, 04:32:47 AM
Well I hit the nail on the head with it being awkward. NOBODY even made eye contact with his "wife". She was starving for attention and when she got up to speak 3/4 of us left. Don't think this was mean on our part please, just too much typing to go in such detail. I spoke with his mother and she is one of the sweetest women I have ever met. It was heartbreaking to feel her pain.
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Post by: big rick on September 10, 2010, 10:09:17 AM
good that 3/4 of the people left while she was talking....

she's a sick puppy
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Post by: shreaded on September 10, 2010, 10:14:30 AM
people never know what happens behind closed doors in relationships.

that being said

i would have left too.
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Post by: jt on September 10, 2010, 03:52:41 PM
are you ok rooster?

Thats happened to me and I seemed ok, but then I got angry about how selfish the whole thing was. Everyone grieves different I guess. I dont blame ya for leaving at all.



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Post by: RoosterJaws on September 10, 2010, 04:56:04 PM
Im good thanks for asking.  We all went up to Fridays which was his spot after work and we all had a shot and a beer like we all used to do.  Then
I broke the news to the bartender when she asked where he was.  That was a good venting time for all of us real friends he had.  The memorial had
a horrific fake feeling to it other then his Mom.  I am still pissed off, but she will get hers somewhere down the road, karma is a bitch.
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Post by: LHL on September 11, 2010, 07:03:58 AM
It is a shit situation no matter how it is handled.
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Post by: LHL on September 11, 2010, 07:13:15 AM
Ol grandad is 94 and doing poorly.  In the hospital with double pneumonia. They had tu put in a feeding tube for nourishment.  Hospice is coming in most likely.  Then gran goes into cardiac arithmia from the stress.  Getting ops SUCKS.
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Post by: Chappy Jennings Army on September 11, 2010, 01:16:51 PM
Today I bought a battery for the Saturn and put it in, took it and put gas in it and even washed it and filled up the tires.  It felt strange driving the car-ut was like being transported to the past. I looked on the floor board and saw these fliers from the last weekend that my son and I spent with my father.  It had been almost a year since I drove the car.  Before my father passed away I was hurting for money and after he passed on, I started driving his car because it saved me from spending the money for repairs that were needed on the Saturn.  Money that if I spent, it would have crippled me.  Now it is a little over a year later and I needed to put the Mustang in the shop and I easily bought the parts I needed and got the car back in action.  So much has changed during this time. I am engaged, back in school, and hardly think about when my next pay check comes in.  My situation is completely different.  Just like bad things can happen in your life, your life can just as easily improve.

I wish that Roosterjaws friend could have seen this.

I also feel for you LHL.  It is hard dealing with aging family members and worse when someone is sick at the same time.
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Post by: LHL on September 15, 2010, 08:52:49 AM
Waiting fot Gadot.........

They have moved grandad to the Hospice home in Ocala.  They are saying he will pass anytime.  I hate waiting for the call!

Ol' Bob Raitt was born in 1916.  I have been thinking of all the things he has seen and done over the years.  Crazy changes to our way of life and culture. 

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Post by: jt on September 15, 2010, 09:35:21 AM
Sorry man. Im sort of going through the same thing. My grandmother has been on hospice for about a year now and while I was in costa she refused to take her oxygen and blood pills, so now she is jondis and lethargic. :(

My grandmother passed a couple years ago and then my grandfather went about a month later. It was heavy. Just because its inevitable never makes it bearable. I know. Just talking about it here makes me feel uneasy.

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Post by: LHL on September 16, 2010, 05:35:12 PM
RIP Bob Raitt.  Ol' Grandad.  1916-2010.....
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Post by: RoosterJaws on September 16, 2010, 07:08:22 PM
Sorry LHL He lived a long life!
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Post by: LHL on September 16, 2010, 07:19:16 PM
Thanks man.  He sure did.....
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Post by: shreaded on September 17, 2010, 07:06:48 AM
sorry to hear bro...lets paddle this weekend.
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Post by: brandonroland on September 17, 2010, 07:47:59 AM
sorry for your loss LHL.
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Post by: LHL on September 17, 2010, 08:37:48 AM
Prolly in slocala until at least Sunday. 
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Post by: jt on September 17, 2010, 05:04:41 PM
Sorry man. I send my deepest condolences to you and your fam....

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Post by: RoosterJaws on October 08, 2010, 11:03:59 PM
Here we go again. Just got home from the hospital. Pops ain't doing to good. Had to call 911 this afternoon and have him rushed to the ER. Never in my life has he needed an ambulance or looked as bad as he did today. This is a tuff one to get a grip on. 9 million tests are being ran and I won't know anything concrete til tomorrow. He's been sick with a cold and today he told me he couldn't take the coughing anymore and he needed to get to a Dr. 30 seconds later he basically collapsed outside as I was trying to get him in the truck. Talk about shot happens quick.
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Post by: big rick on December 11, 2010, 10:21:02 AM
my aunt is dying..... encephalitis

not the reason i wanted to make my first trip to spain
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Post by: LHL on December 11, 2010, 04:30:30 PM
Prayers ad thought for u and pops.
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Post by: ccb_dan on December 11, 2010, 07:52:49 PM
Shit Rick, so sorry to hear that.
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Post by: big rick on December 12, 2010, 01:46:07 PM
well, i got some good news, she woke up from her coma due to the brain swelling...

she was responsive for a bit but then went back to sleep?
they think that the brain swelling is going down

if this holds true, then she might over come this...
i believe that they did a spinal tap which is probably helping

the next week is crucial... i don't care about anything else
i just want my aunt to survive this
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Post by: LHL on December 12, 2010, 08:53:44 PM
I missed this , Rick.  Good news she woke up.  Hopefully that is a positive trend.
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Post by: big rick on December 12, 2010, 08:57:50 PM
im hoping for that trend to be a constant as well
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Post by: brandonroland on December 13, 2010, 10:04:23 AM
positive vibes coming your way rick.
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Post by: big rick on December 13, 2010, 07:52:28 PM
well, i was about to leave the office and i get a phone call

my aunt isn't doing much better now... paralyzed, brain damaged,
and on life support....

.....................
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on September 09, 2011, 09:56:18 PM
Had a client of mine that became so much more than that, he became a friend that I could always call, chat with, talk to about anything and really just rely on, die in a car accident last night
:/
I'm a bit bummed
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Post by: jt on September 10, 2011, 07:25:10 AM
That sucks man.
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Post by: shadow on September 10, 2011, 08:37:05 AM
Sorry BR. grouphug
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Post by: big rick on September 26, 2011, 11:04:19 PM
dude, what the heck is going on

with in the past four months, i have had four of my friends pass
this time, my friend kelly fitzpatrick just passed away on friday
morning in her sleep.

one of my friends that worked at world of beer
another that i hadn't really talked to since high school but was friends with
my friend alex and now kelly

:/
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Post by: Chappy Jennings Army on September 27, 2011, 12:04:59 AM
Is that the Kelly Fitzpatrick that worked for the Sentinel?

You know what Rick... I had a friend that when I was young, he used to surf the E.S.A. and stuff with us. The guy was built like an ox. He used to do some stupid crap and never seemed to get hurt. One early morning, My friend and another friend were driving down 44 and my friend fell asleep at the wheel. His passenger was this guy named Dave. Dave was always thin and even now he looks almost like a 17 year old kid. Well, my friend passed away in the wreck. Dave dislocated his arm.

There really does not seem to be any reason for what happens. Sorry that all of this has been happening.

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Post by: RoosterJaws on September 27, 2011, 05:20:31 AM
Unfortunately deaths come in three's just like pregnancies.. Maybe it's natures way of evening things out.  I've had a pretty bad run as of late too w/ some friends passing, just not really posting about it.
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Post by: 9AMdp on September 27, 2011, 12:08:22 PM
^Agreed.  I try not to post anything
except professional stupidity
which I hope will make somebody else laugh
but it sure does seem like I was just going to
weddings and christenings all the time until recently
and now it's all funerals.  Another one this weekend.   :-\

Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: Chappy Jennings Army on September 27, 2011, 01:07:43 PM
 Same here. I just post a few semi-witty comments about things now and then and put in my two cents about the surf scene. I don't try to dive to much into my personal life... I don't want to push any of you over the edge and maybe even off the ledge of a high bridge.
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Post by: ccb_dan on September 27, 2011, 01:45:03 PM
You guys are bummin' me out!   :sad:

Seriously, sorry to hear some of you guys are dealing with the loss of loved ones, I can only imagine how tough that is.  I guess I've just been lucky not to lose anyone close to me.
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: 9AMdp on September 27, 2011, 02:06:59 PM
Not that there's not PLENTY
of people I'd gladly push over the edge, off the bridge, etc.
Just not on here.
At least not that I know of...

 ;D
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on September 27, 2011, 09:56:51 PM
steve, yeah, it was kelly fitz... she was super cool and
really fun to hang out with too
and her husband casey is really cool too
they are good people

i wouldn't want to push anyone off a ledge or anything
like that from this site too :D

things like this just suck to deal with and its obviously tough
on the brain... its tough to sit here and do work to say the least
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: McTiki on October 14, 2011, 05:35:35 AM
Lost my Mom to a nasty strain of colon cancer Tuesday. She was battling since April.

Those of you 50 and up, get that shit checked!

Mc

 
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: RoosterJaws on October 14, 2011, 06:19:43 AM
Sorry for your loss Andy.  If ya need anything give me a call.
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: jt on October 14, 2011, 09:06:01 AM
Sorry man, that has to be heavy for you.... :(
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: 9AMdp on October 14, 2011, 09:43:31 AM
Sad and funny (shit checked? :P ) at the same time.

Good man Mr. Tiki!

 :clap
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on October 15, 2011, 02:08:44 PM
:(
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on March 02, 2012, 04:53:38 PM
A close family friend of mine just died
:(
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: Chappy Jennings Army on March 02, 2012, 06:12:33 PM
Sad to hear that Rick...
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on May 08, 2015, 04:20:48 PM
My friend Adam :(

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-orlando-airport-man-fell-tram-20150508-story.html
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: jt on May 08, 2015, 04:41:21 PM
What the.....

Awful, sorry for your loss man.

Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: Chappy Jennings Army on May 09, 2015, 01:38:12 PM
Sorry about that Rick. I have been hearing the stories on the news a lot and I was baffled by the story. Terrible. It is awful just having a friend pass on but to have it as a media story is worse.

I should know, huh? Nothing beats seeing your deceased friend in a polarizing fauxcumentary.

Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: nuttjelly on May 09, 2015, 08:11:24 PM
Biggie- I rode that tram about 8 hrs prior to the accident coming back from California. Reading it I couldn't believe it, plus Ive never seen a "driver" like the news is saying. I'm sorry for all involved and that is a freak accident by definition as any. I will be less carefree on the tram from now on.

 :angel1 :angel2: :angel2: :angel1 :angel1 :angel2:
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on May 11, 2015, 09:18:23 AM
The hardest part is that all parties involved are friends.

We're a giant family so we all feel the pain.
Lots of people showed up Friday night at public house
To remember him.
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: jt on May 11, 2015, 11:55:00 AM
I will be less carefree on the tram from now on.

That came to mind for me. I let my kid play in that window / sitting area while the tram was moving. smh
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on June 20, 2015, 01:41:00 PM
SBK is dealing with stage 5 kidney disease

https://www.gofundme.com/3hkh6o/donate
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: jt on June 22, 2015, 07:51:49 AM
Thats unfortunate. It sounds bad. I hope he exhausts all resources and tries to seek alternative medicine before the kidney transplant.
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on June 22, 2015, 09:06:09 AM
dude, he's undergoing dialysis cause his kidneys
pretty much shut down over the weekend

and last night, i'm chillin with momma dukes, after
watching the womens world cup matches (Canada
beat Switzerland on their home turf), I change the
channel to something she wants to watch and
freaking Michael J Fox is on some show and the
character he was portraying was dealing with kidney
disease and dying from it.

Couldn't watch it.......
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: jt on June 22, 2015, 09:09:17 AM
Jeez! Thats not good, he needs positive thinking and energy now. Man...
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on June 22, 2015, 09:21:41 AM
yeah
i'm going to be texting him this week
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: RoosterJaws on June 23, 2015, 07:55:03 PM
My X Brother in Law/Still one of my closest friends was given two years to live due to kidney disease. He went on a waiting list for a new kidney. I went and checked to see if I could be a donor, but our blood types didn't match. This was years ago. After a few false alarms, He lived in Merritt Island at the time and was told there was a donor only to drive all the way down to Miami to have something fall through.  This happened twice to him. He finally got his kidney transplant and has been healthy and passed his two year check up with flying colors, so there is hope!!
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on June 24, 2015, 11:10:46 AM
wow
well, thank you for the good news
it's good to see that there is plenty of hope out there for my friend

i only donated five bucks cause i don't have much right now but i'm
going to continue donating moneys just so i can help out as much as
i can.
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on November 06, 2015, 04:47:48 PM
my good friend blake passed
i don't even know what to say
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on November 08, 2015, 07:27:10 PM
http://www.wesh.com/news/police-investigate-apparent-suicide-at-florida-hospital-in-orlando/36274180
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: Chappy Jennings Army on November 08, 2015, 10:03:25 PM
Sorry Rick. I am really sorry.
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: nuttjelly on November 09, 2015, 09:43:34 AM
Strange - Our driver went to the hospital Thursday to service units and was turned away. He saw the guy on the ground, they said it was the Project Manager for Brasfield and Gorrie which is the construction firm remodeling the hospital, his name was Ryan Miller and was let go less than 24 hours prior.  Your guy Blake too Rick??
Title: Re: Shit happens quick.. understatement
Post by: big rick on November 10, 2015, 06:34:57 AM
yes :(
Blake was a really good friend of mine
I've lost a family member