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Old 01-31-2014, 07:09 PM   #501
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I don't know tino. I invited him to stay with us when I heard he wasn't feeling well and was still in Philly. He made the flight to Raleigh and was dead within a day. Waiting on the autopsy report but I have no idea how lng that wil take. He wasn't the kind of guy to do drugs so I am guessing he had something more than the flu.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:25 PM   #502
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I don't know tino. I invited him to stay with us when I heard he wasn't feeling well and was still in Philly. He made the flight to Raleigh and was dead within a day. Waiting on the autopsy report but I have no idea how lng that wil take. He wasn't the kind of guy to do drugs so I am guessing he had something more than the flu.
While the information is only anecdotal, I've read of a number of young people (anyone more than 15 years my junior) in good health who have died from this year's strain. It's rather scary. My daughter and son in law, both of whom work in a public school setting, have again resisted getting flu shots using the argument that the shots have made them sick in the past. Frustrating!

If you think of it and are comfortable in doing so, please let me/us know if there were complicating factors in your friends death.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:30 PM   #503
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Sorry to hear that Juk. Life is precious for sure.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:37 PM   #504
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:50 PM   #505
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Wow Juk, so sorry to hear about your loss.

I don't think you needed to learn any lesson that way...you were already a pretty sharp guy. But it's true, today is precious, and tomorrow isn't guaranteed to any of us.

I had the flu last week, and people were telling me, "go get yourself tested for H1N1, people are dying from this stuff!"

Stubborn me just rode it out, and thankfully I am feeling better the last couple of days(just still have sinus issues and signs of a sinus infection still). I did some research and indeed there have been quite a few deaths this season. At particular risk supposedly are persons with lung ailments, LOL! I swear that I am either constructed of Teflon, or just one lucky sumbitch. Tuesday and Wednesday left me bedridden struggling to breathe...but I made it. Just kinda verifies to me that we can do the right things, or do the wrong things, but when it's your time, it's your time. WE are not in charge. It is by the grace of God that many of us survive our own ignorance and stupidity. I'm not saying that that was the case for your friend...but I certainly bear resemblance to that statement.

Do let us know what the outcome is from the autopsy. That will be interesting. But the truth, for me at least, is that it was just one of God's children being called home.
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Damn Juk, that's just horrible. Horrible. I'm so sorry.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:14 AM   #507
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Thanks for the words of encouragement and support. The people on this board are truly special folks! The official cause of death is complications from diabetes. I had no idea that having diabetes put you at a higher risk of serious problem from the flu.
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hang tough Juk and should we be able to lend an internet hug or shoulder, give a shout
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Thanks for the words of encouragement and support. The people on this board are truly special folks! The official cause of death is complications from diabetes. I had no idea that having diabetes put you at a higher risk of serious problem from the flu.

Juk,

Thanks for the update.

Being a systemic illness, diabetes apparently makes one more vulnerable to seriously negative outcomes with a variety of ailments. Beyond that, one particularly virulent strain of this year's flu viruses seems to be impacting young adults in significantly increased numbers. This is in contrast to historical patterns wherein the very young and very old (with either immature or compromised immune systems) were most at risk.

I know that faith in a higher power brings healing comfort to many in situations like this. And that's a good thing. From what I've read of your posts over time (when you weren't busy stealing my women) your faith will help sustain you in this time of loss. I hope that's true for your friend's family as well.
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Thanks tino. I appreciate all of the well wishes here.
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