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Old 10-19-2019, 07:31 AM
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I have a long time friend who is going through a rough time right now. He's in his early 70s. Severe diabetes which resulted in him losing a leg a couple years ago. He had a stroke this summer coupled with a heart attack. Because of his condition, they can't do a bypass as he wouldn't make it so they want to trying stints to bypass the clogged arteries.

He doesn't have much for family support right now as his brother who was bringing him to the city for appointments is going through his own issues. (His 41 yr old son just passed away) So I honestly don't see him lasting much longer. But he's still fighting despite being down to barely 100lbs and in a wheelchair or in bed 23 hours a day and now having heart problems along with recovering from a stroke.

We have always been close since we met 20+yrs ago. Whatever happens, he knows that I'm here for him.

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Thank you for being a good friend to him and he'll be in our prayers tonight.
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Good friends are hard to come by especially 20 yr. friends. Your buddy will be in our prayers. Marty
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Prayers for your friend in his time of need.
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Thanks everyone. I know his time is near. So does he. He's a great guy who would give you the shirt off his back if he knew you needed it.

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Quick update. He's getting the stints put in next week. Hopefully things go well as he's also getting a new motorized wheelchair which will allow him to get out of the house and become more mobile. In the winter months he's been pretty much house bound and now with having a stroke he has limited mobility in his left arm making it hard to push his manual wheelchair by himself.

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I just talked to him. We said what we needed to in case things don't go well. He knows that I'm thinking about him. We've been friends for almost 20 years. I just hope that wasn't good bye forever.



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He pulled through and is now at home recovering. I talked to him last night.

He was thrilled that I went to visit him the night before his surgery. I brought my scooter for him to use. It's the first time he was able to leave his room for anything other than an appointment in months. We just went down the block to a coffee shop but to him it was so much more.

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