25,000 thousanth post: dedicated to Barbara Lee

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   Posted 4/27/2016 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't realize until today, that I was going to hit my 25,000th post at HW. Can't hardly believe that, but have been here since October of 2008.

My mind thought all over the place, whom should I dedicate it to? I spend most of my time in the Prostate Cancer group, use to be in Chronic Pain, have posted here to Barb, and have visited other groups at HW.

It was no contest in the end. I hereby dedicate this post to my dear and recently departed friend, Barbara Lee.

She was the best of the best. I tried hard to help her cope and she tried hard to help me in return. I never got to meet her in person, if you did, you are fortunate in deed.

We had a deal going. If I didn't give up, she wouldn't give up. I honestly believe this deal helped each of us to continue to fight our own medical fights.

Barb was one tough cookie. What I have suffered, is pale compared to how she suffered. Yet she maintained her pride and spirit, and still found time to help others in her pathway. Her pain was immense at times. For each problem she faced, a new one would pop up to make things worse and tougher for her to deal with.

I miss her. Still hard for me to accept that she will never post me again, or e-mail me, as she often did. And I can no longer tell her to not to give up.

I am certain she is in a better place. With a healed body, without pains or suffering. Perhaps one day, I will be where she is, and I can finally meet her.

Barb, you were a great friend, a great person, and I am proud that I knew you. And don't worry, in respect to our pact, I will not give up either. May you rest in eternal peace.

Your friend,

David in SC

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   Posted 4/27/2016 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been sitting at my keyboard trying to imagine what Barb would say to this - but I can't think of anything and my eyes seem to be leaking.

Hugs, David, and thanks for remembering Barb, I know she valued your friendship. You are always welcome to come post over here with us Lupies.

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   Posted 4/27/2016 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice, heartfelt, caring post.
Well done, David


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   Posted 4/27/2016 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful post. Barb would of been happy.
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Julia Hill
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   Posted 4/28/2016 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   

Your thoughts came from your heart as only those of a true friend could. I hope you are doing okay, I know you are dealing with your own pain and struggles. You know the pain Barb endured, as you were on the same pain scale, and you still made a point of being there for her also.

All the Best,

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   Posted 4/29/2016 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you David, Barb impacted a lot of lives. Mine and many of us are truly blessed to have had her in our lives. She lives on in my heart and soul.

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   Posted 4/30/2016 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, she was the best of the best. I never thought of her posts as either venting or complaining, only the words of one suffering unspeakable hurts on a constant basis. She is/was a model for all that suffer terrible maladies and severe pain. Only one suffering similarly, could ever understand how strong and brave Barb was in real life.

Wings of Eagles
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   Posted 4/30/2016 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
That was was beautiful and heartfelt tribute to an amazing woman. You and all who knew her know how fortunate they are , that she would take to time to bless their lives with her compassion.
David you are Barbara appear to me to be two of a kind and I will always pray for your healing, no pain, and to never give up!!

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   Posted 5/23/2016 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Beautiful, David, a lovely tribute...
* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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   Posted 5/23/2016 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
:-) awesome dedication, and to yours at HW.


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