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powerslave_85
04-03-2007, 05:52 PM
My friend Eric had a brain tumor removed a little over a year ago, and he was doing pretty well with chemo and treatments. But a few weeks ago, he had a seizure and had to go back to the hospital. They were going to do another surgery, but they found another tumor, this time on the other side of his brain. It had grown to the size of a golf ball in a week. It's completely inoperable, and there's just nothing anyone can do. We found about this from his girlfriend yesterday, so we all drove up to Phoenix to see him. His dad says that the doctors give him about a month, but given the shape he's in now, it'll probably be less than that. Luckily, they set up hospice care in his parents' house for him, so he doesn't have to spend his last days in a hospital. Today was the last time we'd see him. Saying goodbye was the hardest thing I've ever had to do; I'm choking back tears just writing about it. He's only 20. It's not fucking fair.

I'm not looking for sympathy or any of that bullshit. I just ask that you keep him and his family in your thoughts/prayers/whatever. Thanks guys.

Fe Maiden
04-03-2007, 06:03 PM
Sorry man, he was way too young for that!

ChildrenofSodom
04-03-2007, 06:21 PM
That really sucks man. My condolences go out to you and all those affected.

zgodt
04-03-2007, 07:13 PM
I'm not looking for sympathy or any of that bullshit. I just ask that you keep him and his family in your thoughts/prayers/whatever.

Okay. I will.

powerslave_85
04-03-2007, 07:20 PM
Thanks guys :)

Bouville
04-03-2007, 07:56 PM
I'll do as you say...

Nemesis
04-03-2007, 09:04 PM
Don't try to choke back the tears, let them run. I really appreciate what you did, it demands a lot of inner strength. I hope your friend won't have to suffer during his last days.

powerslave_85
04-03-2007, 09:10 PM
I hope your friend won't have to suffer during his last days.Me too. I take a lot of comfort in the fact that he gets to spend the time at home, with his family, instead of some hospital.

All I know is that I'm going to have a mini heart attack every time my phone rings.

Nemesis
04-03-2007, 09:16 PM
I know it won't help you very much, but you should give Terry Jacks -Seasons In The Sun a listen.
It's about going and letting go. A sad song indeed, but also uplifting :)

SirLardsAlot
04-03-2007, 09:18 PM
My friend Eric had a brain tumor removed a little over a year ago, and he was doing pretty well with chemo and treatments.

I remember you posting about that. I'm very sorry to hear that Nick, my condolences to your, your friend, and his family. :(

MetalDrummer888
04-03-2007, 09:23 PM
its strange . . . all of us young guys have all these assumptions about how our lives will unfold and the the things that we will accomplish . . . and then they can all be cut short by something like this. Whenever i hear about something like this happening to so young a person, i feel sad, but most importantly i realise how important it is to be happy with what you have because there are thousands of people who are in a situation like this poor guy.

powerslave_85
04-03-2007, 09:25 PM
its strange . . . all of us young guys have all these assumptions about how our lives will unfold and the the things that we will accomplish . . . and then they can all be cut short by something like this. Whenever i hear about something like this happening to so young a person, i feel sad, but most importantly i realise how important it is to be happy with what you have because there are thousands of people who are in a situation like this poor guy.
Very well said, man :metal:

MetalDrummer888
04-03-2007, 09:28 PM
Very well said, man :metal:

:)



:(

JRA
04-04-2007, 03:38 AM
:(

overkiller
04-04-2007, 04:59 AM
That's fucking bullshit, I'm sorry man.

Angelripper
04-04-2007, 05:15 AM
Eric = Strong Man.

DethMaiden
04-04-2007, 08:13 AM
I'll keep him/you in my thoughts, be strong :fist: :(

powerslave_85
04-24-2007, 05:40 PM
Eric passed away last night :snivel: Rest in peace, buddy :angel: :hug:

ChildrenofSodom
04-24-2007, 05:57 PM
Rest in peace, buddy :angel: :hug:

Quoted For Truth. Rest in Peace. :angel:

HECHO EN MEXICO
04-24-2007, 06:05 PM
My condolences, TO YOUR BUD AND HIS FAM. :hug:

I'LL HAVE A DRINK IN YOUR HOME BOY'S MEMORY NEXT TIME I DRINK!

:realchug:
IM SURE HE'S IN A BETTER PLACE RIGHT NOW HANGIN OUT WITH JIM MORRISON JIMI HENDRIX, JOHN BONHAM, JOHNNY CASH, Sam Cooke, Joe Strummer, AND BOB MARLEY.


"...Only the good die young..."
- billyjoel

SomewhereInTime72
04-24-2007, 06:06 PM
RIP. :hug: :(

MetalDrummer888
04-24-2007, 06:07 PM
btw i am very sorry to hear that :(

DethMaiden
04-24-2007, 06:07 PM
R.I.P. :angel:

zgodt
04-24-2007, 06:20 PM
Eric passed away last night :snivel: Rest in peace, buddy :angel: :hug:
Sorry man.

slave670
04-24-2007, 06:31 PM
Sorry to hear that. My condolences to his friends and family.

JRA
04-24-2007, 06:51 PM
That blows.

Best of luck to his folks.

Bouville
04-24-2007, 09:24 PM
May his soul rest in peace. He is in a better place now. I'll pray for him.

Nemesis
04-25-2007, 10:18 AM
Be grateful he didn't have to suffer for too long. Whereever he is now his suffering is over. May he rest in peace :)

Fe Maiden
04-25-2007, 11:22 AM
R.I P.