A Sad Farewell, Dear Spark Friends

Thursday, May 01, 2008

I have to tell you that I am dropping Spark People and will no longer be posting on my boards. It is breaking my heart, but I have no choice.

As some of you know, I have macular degeneration and it is progressing. My docor told me today to cut back on computer time. I've gone back to work part time and that is about all the time I can spend on a computer.

I'll miss you all but as I'm sure you are aware - I'd miss my eyes more if I mess them up worse than they already are!

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    Wish you didn't have to leave!

    spark hug
    2236 days ago
    Sorry to hear you have to leave SP. God Bless and prayers for your eye health.

    We all have decisions to make, and I am sad that it was necessary for you to make this one.

    Wishing and praying for you to find a way to keep going on your journey. I am sure there are other support systems for you that do not require you to damage your fragile eyes.

    Best to you my dear.

    3882 days ago
    Dearest Donna,
    I have come back to Sparkpeople today with so much to tell you only to discover you're no longer here. I'm so sorry to hear about your illness and I completely understand your absence. You are missed and SP won't be the same without you.
    4777 days ago
  • ALLHEART1999
    Not sure if you check this anymore but just wanted to let you know that you are missed. Hope you are well.
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    4792 days ago
    I'm still missing you! Donna, I'll send you a letter soon. I just had to post here and let you know your thought of every single day!!!
    Hugs and love,
    4805 days ago
  • CAROL446
    Donna, sorry to hear you are leaving us, but we all understand your decision. Best of luck to you and don't work too hard. emoticon
    4834 days ago
    I will miss you to. Take care of yourself. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you
    4834 days ago
    So sorry to hear that you have macular degeneration.
    But your eye are so much more important. Wish you the best.
    I will miss you and your sense of humor so very much.

    4835 days ago
    Dear Donna:
    I will miss your humor and way of looking at things! Please take care of yourself!
    4837 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1990669
    Dear Friend -

    This decision has brought great sadness, but I know this is something you must do for yourself.

    Please take care of yourself, that lovely DH of yours and try not to work too the job, or on your renovation at home.

    Enjoy the spring and think of us often, as we will have you in our hearts.

    4837 days ago
  • TURTLE24
    All the best to you, Donna. I will miss you lots. Lolly
    4837 days ago
    My treasured friend since joining Sparks, I will surely miss you,and wish we could at least talk on the telephone! You have always been an encouragement to me and please take care of yourself and wish Al all the best,Sally emoticon
    4837 days ago
    Donna - I feel so sad about this, but of course, you must take your doctor's advice. I will miss you such a lot on the boards - you always manage to make me laugh! Sparks won't be the same without you - you are my 'oldest' (in Spark terms!) friend on SP! Look after yourself - take care my friend! Carole emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4837 days ago
    We'll miss you Donna!

    Good luck with your new plans!

    LJ emoticon
    4837 days ago
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