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Re: Aging well
« Reply #300 on: November 28, 2013, 07:42:31 PM »
Thanks so much, Sharon. I was starting to worry about the silence.
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #301 on: November 28, 2013, 09:09:12 PM »
You're welcome, everyone. I will certainly keep you posted whenever Boom Boom is able to update.  8)  (Isn't this the one he always liked?)


I hope everyone else is well.

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« Reply #302 on: December 01, 2013, 03:53:23 PM »
Boom Boom's latest -- early this afternoon -- was:


"the last few days have been hell mostly from boredom."


That seems like quite good news to me!

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« Reply #303 on: December 01, 2013, 06:23:57 PM »
Yes, it does!  :hug :applause 8) :spy :spy 8)
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #304 on: December 01, 2013, 08:17:58 PM »
Boredom trumps pain and depression any day of the week!  :applause :hug 8)
If my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a tractor. -- Gilles Duceppe

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« Reply #305 on: December 03, 2013, 06:15:54 PM »
Another update:  8)

"I'm okay. I think I might be here another month."

Even still -- sounds not too bad! (This was posted mid-afternoon.)
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #306 on: December 05, 2013, 03:58:24 PM »
Says Boom Boom, earlier this afternoon:  "tough disease, this leukemia"



In the comments, someone asked if he could have books or was he allowed to have anything -- immune system etc. He responded:



"as far as I know, eeeeeeeeeeeverything is allowed"


Once again, I think it sounds quite hopeful.

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« Reply #307 on: December 05, 2013, 05:51:59 PM »
Good news from his tone.


Thanks for keeping us caught up, Sharon.

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« Reply #308 on: December 05, 2013, 07:23:13 PM »
Aww, he's going to be there over Xmas. Can we do something/send something/how?
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« Reply #309 on: December 06, 2013, 11:43:00 AM »
Boom Boom has put up three short messages this morning.


The first:


"Am trying to come home asap"


The second:


"Monday at the earliest I think"


The third:


"Unless someone wants to drive all this way!!!!"




He's obviously typing awkwardly -- poor spacing etc. -- but I fixed it up for sharing.  He's probably one-handed with IVs and other paraphernalia.


Boom Boom has many loving people who comment regularly on his posts. Some of them are clearly from his town and others are from his other lives. There is some concern being shown about whether he's well enough to travel all that way on his own.

ETA: While I was reporting this, he put up another message:

"I'd rather die at home than a hospital when the time comes."

Edited once more (I can't keep up with him!) to add:

"just got clearance to go home sat, sun or monday"
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #310 on: December 06, 2013, 06:32:22 PM »
Thanks again Sharon, pls let him know we're thinking about him and I hope his village helps out w/ his going home and getting him settled.
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Re: Aging well
« Reply #311 on: December 07, 2013, 05:12:20 PM »
I can't really share all Boom Boom's posts from today as there are quite a few and they're all very impatient from a guy who really wants to go home, right now! He's asking if anyone is driving up, he's willing to pay; he finally said he'd pay the full fare for a taxi to get home.


His most recent post said:


STEPHEN ; I AM ALL PREPPED AND READY TO GO HOME TOMOOROW. CAN YOU DRIVE ME?


What can I say? I'll let you know.

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Re: Aging well
« Reply #312 on: December 07, 2013, 06:33:44 PM »
I confess this is bothering me more than a bit.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

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Re: Aging well
« Reply #313 on: December 07, 2013, 09:07:08 PM »
lagatta, it's hard to tell exactly where he's coming from. I think his treatment is over for now and he's just anxious to get out of there. He does have a lot of people expressing concern and I think he will get a lot of help.


He knows that a lot of people are sending prayers and/or positive thoughts his way.

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« Reply #314 on: December 07, 2013, 09:41:53 PM »
I sent him a personal email and he hasn't responded. I'm not sure whether his treatment is over or he is choosing to withdraw from further treatment. There is a response to someone where he states that the doctor said getting a clear pass is rare. I don't feel very good about it either and he seems so isolated, with no family or friends nearby to help get him home.
If my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a tractor. -- Gilles Duceppe

 

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