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Saturday, January 12, 2013

It's been one month since my little and only brother took his life. Over the month I have had time to reflect on all our time together and have come to accept and forgive him. He told me he would do it years ago if he was pushed too far. He was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis last year in May and the doctor said it would be years until it affected him. Upon ex-ray for viability of organs (donation) we discovered his condition had progressed more quickly than in any patient with AS in his age bracket. It would have been a matter of months before it killed him. He was in a tremendous amount of pain, his spine was fused, and millions of nerves were being severed as his spine fused around them. He could not get medical help thanks to the Obama Crap. What else was he supposed to do? He said from the start that he was never going to be in a wheelchair, that he would die first. Bravo*

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YAGERMONSTER 1/24/2013 4:37AM

    I just randomly clicked on this and it brought me to tears. The photo was probably the final straw, but also how it correlates to my wife. She was diagnosed with MS about a year and a half ago and has gone downhill a bit. She was an LPN at a nursing home for years and saw the worst kinds of MS patients and swears all the time she will die before she becomes one of them in a wheelchair with no possibility of hope. Sorry to go on... I just feel so sorry for your loss, I'm sure he was a great man.

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LABRATIAM 1/12/2013 11:35PM

    I'm sorry that you had to go through this. It can't be easy, but I am glad that you have been able to forgive him. emoticon

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CECISMOMMY09 1/12/2013 12:26PM

    Holy crap I am so sorry for your loss! Keep your head held high!

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AZMOMXTWO 1/12/2013 11:57AM

  I feel for you and for your family I wish that he had been able to get care but I do agree it is a terrible loss

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