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My Shingles Update...and more devastating news

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Thinking of you and sincerely wishing for full, speedy, recoveries for you both.

All the very best...

Cheers

John

'77 Slingerland 51N,Super Rock 24,18,14,13.. COW 8,10 Concert toms
'69 Slingerland Hollywood Ace
'75 Rogers Dynasonic 6.5 x 14, 10 lug COB
'77-78 Slingerland 6.5 x 14, 10 lug COB
'78-79 Slingerland 5 1/4 x14 8 lug COB
'79 Biman 5 1/4, Acrolite
'82 Slingerland 5 1/4 x 14. Festival COS
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'98 Slingerland (Music YO) 6" 10 Lug Maple.. NOS
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Posted on 1 year ago
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Mark, sending more positive vibes your way brother. Hang in there, miracles do happen.

Btw, just got my second shingles shot today.

Tommy

Posted on 1 year ago
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Update 3-15-23

Hello all! It's been quite some time now and I just wanted to post an update on my girlfriend's condition. So much has happened in a few months and I'll spare you all the details, but here is what's important...

Eve transitioned from palliative to hospice care last week. A hospital bed was brought in and set up in her dining room. It's already been a handful of days that Eve has discontinued to take in nourishment and water. At this time, she is only being given her meds to help with her pain and keep her comfortable. I'm not a religious person by any means, but I hope and pray for Eve's pain and suffering to end soon.

Tomorrow is my birthday. It will be one year ago tomorrow that Eve recognized that I was having a PE (Pulmonary Embolism) and drove me to the hospital, where I stayed for the next two nights. Being a guy, if I was by myself, I probably would have just gone home to rest, thinking there was nothing really wrong with me. I have Eve to thank for basically saving my life on my birthday. And, of course, it was just two weeks later that I got my wonderful shingles!

-Mark

Posted on 1 year ago
#23
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WOW, has been a rough bit of timing on everything. Glad for the updates, and remember there are many here who do not know you personally, but all of us are here for support.

Dump on us if you need - we used to call that a PRIMAL SCREAM moment in my youth.

Posted on 1 year ago
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Mark,

Tough days ahead of you, my friend. Thank you for the update, and may you find peace and solace in knowing that you have done everything you could under terrible circumstances. I know Eve brought a lot of joy to your existence. Dwell on your shared lives together, not the sorrow …(so much easier said than done I know). Much good wishes for you.

Josh

Posted on 1 year ago
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Godspeed to Eve. Strenght to you.

Posted on 1 year ago
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Stay Strong , I can't imagine your pain and suffering on all accounts that have been going on.

You both sound like great people in my book.

Wayne

Posted on 1 year ago
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Still praying Mark, so sorry to hear this news.


Thank you!
Jeff C

"Enjoy every sandwich" Warren Zevon
Posted on 1 year ago
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A big heart-felt "thank you" to all the responses.

-Mark

Posted on 1 year ago
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To my VDF family,

It is with a heavy heart that I want to let all of you know that my girlfriend, Eve, passed away on March 18th at 12:22am. Eve is no longer suffering. We were "life partners" for more than 20 years and I will carry with me a lifetime of memories. My heart-felt "thank you" for all your support.

-Mark

Posted on 1 year ago
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