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A sad diagnosis
« on: August 08, 2015, 05:47:45 AM »
A close friend, Phil, has just had a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease and has deteriorate rapidly during the last few weeks.

I can only wish for him and his family to have the strength to see this terrible disease through to it's conclusion with the minimum of suffering.
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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2015, 08:40:00 AM »
LA, my sympathies.
I had a friend who died a few months back, who suffered this terrible disease.
Of all the 'wasting' diseases - Parkinsons, MS, etc, MND is by far the most horrible, gruelling and sapping.
I trust your friend - and those closest who act as carers - are getting the support they need at this horrendous time. 
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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2015, 10:04:51 AM »
So sorry, LA. My thoughts are with your friend and his family, and yourself and his friends.

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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2015, 10:38:55 AM »
It is indeed a difficult disease to cope with.  A freind of mine, a priest, died of this a few years ago.  And my wife's favourite uncle died of it too.   I hope and pray that everone concerned will be given the strength to cope.
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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2015, 11:34:43 AM »
Sad news. Hopefully he is comfortable, and I'm sure that he and his family have the comfort and support they will need.

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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2015, 01:31:03 PM »
He is in no particular discomfort but has been progressively been losing function in one leg over the least few months and now other problems are emerging. One of the frustrations with MND is that there doesn't seem to be a specific test for disease. Diagnosis seems to result from eliminating everything else which means a long period of limbo.

I fear they have tough time ahead.
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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2015, 11:29:58 AM »
A close friend, Phil, has just had a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease and has deteriorate rapidly during the last few weeks.

I can only wish for him and his family to have the strength to see this terrible disease through to it's conclusion with the minimum of suffering.
Sorry to hear LA,

I hope you won't mind us praying for him.

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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2016, 04:14:00 PM »
Our friend died last week. It is a very unpleasant disease and his death was a relief to everyone, though that won't diminish the grief.

His funeral is tomorrow.
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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2016, 04:16:37 PM »
Thoughts are with you.

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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2016, 04:21:36 PM »
Sorry to hear this, LA.

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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2016, 04:28:46 PM »
Yes sorry to hear this too.

Very hard on the family too.

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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2016, 04:55:07 PM »
Sad to hear, and so quickly too since you first told us. 

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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2016, 09:43:16 PM »
Dear Lapsed,

I don't have the words but I do have the prayer, it is with you and all connected to the loss of of a loved one.

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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2016, 01:07:50 AM »
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The day we are born and the day we die.
We do both alone bring nothing with us and taking nothing
out with us. Nothing except the realities and memories that
we made which are left in the hearts and minds of those who
made us who we are. LJI..

I pray for you (((LA))), your friend and his family.
May Phil be at rest and may his family be healed and
comforted in their grief. Whatever their beliefs may
they find what will help them most at this time.xx
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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2016, 07:40:33 AM »
LA, How are you and your friends family?
Hope you are feeling less distressed. Thoughts with you.

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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2016, 02:00:07 PM »
LA, I trust that the family were able to share some amazing times in the period before he said goodbye.  I'll be praying for them.
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Re: A sad diagnosis
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2016, 04:24:22 PM »
I did read your opening post LA and posts from others but I don't appear to have posted anything, maybe I could not find the words at the time.

Very sad indeed, I agree with everyone who says that MND is an unpleasant disease.   I'm sorry for your loss, LA, and for those others that Phil has left behind.

Thank God Phil is now at peace.
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