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Offline Johnny Unusual

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Return to the Sad Cafe
« on: July 29, 2016, 06:55:46 AM »
I found out my baby niece has a rare genetic disorder, Prader–Willi syndrome, that means she will always be hungry.  Always.  It also leads to morbid obesity (though there are things to do about that), often lowered intelligence and poor muscle tone.  I just spent an hour with tears in my eyes.


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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 07:07:07 AM »
I'm sorry, that sucks.

I have a godson with SMA, and have a beloved friend with Huntingdon's, DNA is a bitch sometimes it really is.


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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 07:24:19 AM »
Yeah.  I feel like I'll need a few more cries, but once I get back to Canada, I'll be dedicated to making sure she gets everything I can give to help her lead a good, happy and full life.


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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 08:26:32 PM »
My brother called this morning to break the news that my father is dead. He went to check on him after Dad failed to show up for work and his boss started calling family, worried.

As I've learned more through the day, he was found with his own gun, apparently shot. My brother mentioned that its possible he was cleaning it at the time, perhaps trying not to assume something worse. However its also coming to light that he had been in contact with an email scammer, and we can't yet access his bank accounts to see if they've been emptied. There was also some life insurance paperwork left out.

I live several states away, but I saw him just a few weeks ago. He seemed thrilled to see me when I visited, overall in good spirits. He was also really excited about his niece's wedding coming up next month and getting to see some family he hadn't seen in years.

The last conversation I got to have with him was last week. A couple days after I called him on his 70th birthday, he got back to me about a car rental. He works for Enterprise and was setting up a reservation for me with his discount so I would have a reliable car for the wedding, when I'd be in town again.
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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2018, 08:31:57 PM »
I'm very sorry to hear that - Condolences.
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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 12:28:23 AM »
Ugh. Very sorry to hear this Ronin :'(


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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2018, 03:15:28 AM »
Oh my God Ronin, that is almost unthinkable.


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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2018, 08:07:17 AM »
So sorry to hear this.


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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2018, 08:27:39 AM »
Sincere condolences.


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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2018, 10:38:22 AM »
My sincerest condolences, Ronin. That is awful to have to deal with.



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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2018, 09:50:36 AM »
Damn... sorry to hear this. You have my condolences as well.
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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2018, 10:28:04 AM »
I'd like to offer my condolences as well.  :'( To both Johnny Unusual and Roninfox.
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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2018, 02:34:53 PM »
That’s really tough. I hope some days are ok for you. But things must be really hard right now.


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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2018, 05:24:01 AM »
I'm sorry to hear about your loss, Ronin.  I hope you stay strong, though you always have some shoulders to cry on here.


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Re: Return to the Sad Cafe
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2018, 07:43:36 PM »
Let's welcome sadness into the new year!

Messing around with my new VR headset.  Downloaded Google Earth cause it's free and someone said it was cool.  It is indeed cool.  First thing I do, of course, is find my apartment.  Take a little walk down my street.  Second thing, oh hey, it'd be cool to visit the park where my soon to be ex wife and I got married.  Oh, well, this is kind of sad.  It's cool, but yeah, a little sad.

Alright, time to travel to another country.  Where to go... Oh!  I loved New Zealand. It was so beautiful.  Went there with my soon to be ex on our honey moon.  Let's see, oh there's Queens Town, that was my favorite part of the trip.  I'll zoom in down to the town.  Now I'm walking down a street, doesn't really seem familiar yet... oh!  There's that little beach.  Wow, it's like I'm here again.  This is crazy.  I wonder if that rope swing is still around the corner.  Yeah!  There it is.  I remember... oh fuck, I remember too much. 

Annnnd that's when the uncontrollable tears start. Just standing up in my room alone, sobbing with a mask on.  Wandering a virtual memory as if it's something that still exists, and not something that is completely and utterly lost.

So, should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?  I don't know.  All I know is that remembering is incredibly painful.