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It's Been a Simply Awful Year for Health Issues and Deaths

Is it possible it is just me, or is this a positively horrible year for health issues and deaths? During this past year, I've experienced:

1. One guy had his leg amputated.

2. A woman I know developed lung cancer.

3, Another woman I know died of leukemia.

4. A second guy had one leg amputated, then the other leg, then he lost much weight, and now he's under hospice care.

5. Another friend developed mesothelioma.

6. A female friend died from a stroke the other day.

7. A man I used to visit drowned yesterday.

There were others, but if I keep going, I'm likely to run out of space. Suffice it to say I think I've proven my point.

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MegL wrote on July 24, 2017, 5:18 PM

As we get older, more of our generation disappear.

VinceSummers wrote on July 24, 2017, 6:01 PM

And along with it, the knowledge of the events and surroundings that went along with them. Programs, people, and such are forgotten. As Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes, eventually "all memory of [the dead] is forgotten."

lookatdesktop wrote on July 25, 2017, 8:49 AM

thank goodness we can keep records and write stories and biographies and memoirs. For us, my brother-in-law survived a heart valve pump surgery and a good friend of our family lost his brother to lung disease from smoking all his life. To top it all off, my wife has been diagnosed with a a potential breast malignancy. We are hopeful and confident she will make it through all this. I am sorry for your loss but I am fortunate to know you and happy you are still here with us, Vincent.

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VinceSummers wrote on July 25, 2017, 5:57 PM

Still another death! Another person I call on lost his wife to an aneurysm condition. So very sad.

VinceSummers wrote on July 25, 2017, 9:38 PM

I don't believe it... Another death. A man only 67. Not sure what he died of, but dementia played a role. And add to that a death I had forgotten from a couple or a few months ago... another man suffering from dementia.

VinceSummers wrote on July 30, 2017, 12:40 PM

Let's add another. Not a death, but VERY serious. The guy who lost a leg? His wife was diagnosed, then hospitalized, with/for PANCREATITIS. That is one *serious* condition.