To Those We Have Lost

:Sad: I’m getting to the age where I’m finding myself interested in the deaths of those I admired in my youth --or at least I admired their work since I didn’t actually know them.

I fins I want to know how old they were when they died, and what finally took them to the other side. R.I.P Ms. Turner

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When you see video of Tina Turner in her later years, it’s sometimes difficult to see what all the fuss was about. But back in the late sixties and early seventies… (basically it’s soft-core porn - but no-one did it better).

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Well, ok…just my grey baby not anyone famous. But he is now gone. Lost his brother a few years ago. I don’t know how I would have made it thru the lockdown without him. But he was 17 and arthritis had robbed him of the ability to stand for long and he stopped eating a few days ago. :sob:
He was a good one.

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I’m so sorry for this loss, @sheralmyst . Not famous perhaps, but very close to home and, I daresay, near and dear to your heart. :cry: :heart:

What was his name?

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Grey Ghost but I called him baby Grey most of the time.

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I have always had cats. I find that I miss the ones that have died more than some people I have known. Their affection can be difficult to earn, but once gained, it is unconditional.

Consider that he lived a lot longer with you than he would have done in the wild, and that you gave him the best life he could have had.

Get another one. It’s impossible to feel sad with a kitten destroying your furniture.

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Dunno about that, I can do angry and sad at the same time pretty well… :laughing:

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I just found out my father has lupus, an auto-immune disease that causes pain all over the body. As many of you know, I lost my mother to cancer 5 years ago, and now my father is facing a potentially life-threatening disease as well. He counts himself lucky since many people develop lupus in their 20s and he got to live without it until his 60s, but to me it’s a pretty crushing diagnosis. I don’t want to lose my only remaining parent so soon after my mother, I wanted him to live at least to his 80s…

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I know people who have had lupus for many, many years. It is not fun but it can be bearable.
To be honest, I believe I have lupus. Changing my diet and starting an excercise routine helped a lot. Then covid hit me in April and everything went into overload with tons of inflammation. It took months for my body to calm down. I am finally better but with more pain than I had before.
I have a couple of friends with lupus for many years.
It raises the risk of kidney and heart problems.

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In case you’re wondering how my Dad is doing, the pain from his Lupus isn’t slowing him down. He’s giving a talk at a gems and mineral exhibit soon. It’s good to know he can still do the things he loves. Here’s a video of him talking about it:

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I saw that. Good for him! He will have to be very careful of the sun out there in the diamond field.
I may have to go to Idabel…

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He’s not mining in the diamond field anymore though, that is something he is having to give up…

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Yeah. I can imagine. There is no way I could dig all day. Being sapped of your strength is the worst due to pain. I had to replace all the hand tools I use around the house with tools that have rubber handles. I can’t use normal tools. Makes my hands hurt too badly.
But, keeping down inflammation is very important. A chicken, fish, fruit and veggie diet. Low salt. Low sugar. No soft drinks. Protect your kidneys and heart. Stay active. If he does all he can, he can keep going. Just at a slower pace.

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Not a joke post I’m afraid, my brother died on 15th November. It was only 1 week between the blood test showing cancer and him being rushed back to hospital where he died 2 weeks later, so I doubt he shared his health status online. Sorry to be a downer just before Christmas, but I figured any online friends would rather know than wonder why he dropped off the radar.

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That is such sad news. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your brother. I imagine the unexpected and traumatic course of his passing has been terribly shocking to his family and friends. I’m very sorry this has happened.

:cry:

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I’m sorry, my Mother passed away in a similar way, she had some pain in her side for a few months, but when she finally went to the hospital, it was only about 2 weeks before the cancer took her.

It really hurts when loved ones get taken away so quickly.

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Regardless of time, the loss of any of us diminishes the community. May God bless and comfort you and your family in this time of loss.

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So sorry to hear the sad news. All my love to you and your family.

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