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My friend Lynn

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:38 pm



I woke up early last week to a text message from a friend of mine. It was the kind of text message you never want to hear: bad news.

It was from a friend of mine, letting me know that our mutual friend, Lynn, had passed away in her sleep the previous day.

Lynn was only 47 years old, and had been a Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic for pretty much all of them. After 40+ years of insulin and diabetes-related challenges, her body finally had had enough.

I have been good friends with Lynn since we were children. She was one of the smartest, happiest, most positive people I have ever known. She ran her own computer consulting business, and did extremely well at it. Despite a lifetime of sometimes severe health related challenges, she had a permanent positive outlook and expectation of life.

I miss her already. 47 is far too young. I'll miss our frequent chats, her impish smile, and her dry wit.

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Post by Stew » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:46 pm

I'm deeply sorry to hear that, you're right... 47 is far too young.
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Post by MikeB » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:55 pm

So sorry to hear about your friend Lynn, Scott. It is tough to lose a close friend. And you are so right, 47 is far too young.
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Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:12 am

so sorry to learn of your loss, it is hard to take, and yes, 47 is far far too young to leave this world.

my wife succumbed to Type II two years ago after a long battle, she made it to 62.
it took me a year to get used to her being gone, and I still think of her....

so it will be for yourself....
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Post by landisr » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:19 pm

Sorry to hear this. Hang in there.

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Re: My friend Lynn

Post by Rednaxs60 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:38 am

Sorry to hear of your loss. Good friends and we have so few, are hard to find. Battling a malady of any kind and keeping a positive outlook is a tribute to the person. It also reminds us of how fragile we are. Our thoughts are with you.
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Post by NOVAwing » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:44 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:38 pm
I woke up early last week to a text message from a friend of mine. It was the kind of text message you never want to hear: bad news.

It was from a friend of mine, letting me know that our mutual friend, Lynn, had passed away in her sleep the previous day.

Lynn was only 47 years old, and had been a Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic for pretty much all of them. After 40+ years of insulin and diabetes-related challenges, her body finally had had enough.

I have been good friends with Lynn since we were children. She was one of the smartest, happiest, most positive people I have ever known. She ran her own computer consulting business, and did extremely well at it. Despite a lifetime of sometimes severe health related challenges, she had a permanent positive outlook and expectation of life.

I miss her already. 47 is far too young. I'll miss our frequent chats, her impish smile, and her dry wit.

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Sorry to hear about your friend WingAdmin.

Very sad, and far far to young!

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Post by RockportDave » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:59 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss of a dear friend. May she find peace from her suffering and peace be with you and all those she touched while here.
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Post by tamathumper » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:32 am

Sorry for your loss. My mother has battled diabetes for a long while, and it's a testament to Lynn that she was able to maintain a positive attitude.
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Post by julimike54 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:01 am

Condolences for your loss. I offer my prayers to all affected by her passing at such a young age.
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Post by redial » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:53 pm

Warm thoughts are sent to you and other friends and family of Lynn. At one so young and fighting diabetes for so long, it shows how bad this disease can become. Good thoughts are with you, Scott.
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Post by Fiberthree » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:51 pm

The good ones always seem to leave too soon. :cry:
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Re: My friend Lynn

Post by seelyark1 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:23 am

Wow! At 47 is way too soon! I have been a diabetic for quite some time now, and just got started on an insulin pump. It seems to have helped me get my blood sugar more in line with what it should be. I have lasted a lot longer than Lynn, and am sorry to hear that she has lost that battle with diabetes. To those out there with diabetes, keep on fighting and keep that A1C in line with where it should be.
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Re: My friend Lynn

Post by Big Blue UK » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:29 pm

Damn, that is sad.....47
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Re: My friend Lynn

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:09 pm

seelyark1 wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:23 am
Wow! At 47 is way too soon! I have been a diabetic for quite some time now, and just got started on an insulin pump. It seems to have helped me get my blood sugar more in line with what it should be. I have lasted a lot longer than Lynn, and am sorry to hear that she has lost that battle with diabetes. To those out there with diabetes, keep on fighting and keep that A1C in line with where it should be.
I asked her a couple months ago if she was considering a pump, and she laughed and said, "I've got it under control, I'm years away from needing one of those." :(

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Re: My friend Lynn

Post by brettchallenger » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:31 am

Very sorry for your loss, Scott.

People with type 1 diabetes have often amazed me with their positivity - they put my bad back into perspective.


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