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  1. Mindweaver

    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

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    I have some sad news today... Hospice was called Saturday to take my Step Dad, because his legs and stomach swelled so much we were worried it would start to fill his lungs.. They were packing his legs in ice to help the swelling.. My sister brought more ice Saturday morning before Hospice was called, and she told me she had never heard any one scream like that before... :cry: Liver Cancer finally took my Step Dad yesterday(Sunday 10/14/12).... :cry: It was a long hard battle... :banghead:

    I've not started up my gpu's to crunch... Mainly because I've enjoyed seeing all the movement for pie, but I'm going to flip the switch today, and give my electrical breakers hell!
     
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  2. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Sorry to hear that man :(

    He's in a better place now free from the pain of this life and full of the love he shared with all of those he loved around him.

    On the other note- Time to Kick the Tires and Light the Fires!!! :toast:
     
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    Sorry to hear about your loss man. And as Norton said he is in a better place and no longer living in pain.
     
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    Hang in there, Feller, and try to be strong for the rest of your family. God bless.
     
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    I don't accept this news on a Monday morning. :shadedshu Take care man.
     
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    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    You have dedictated a lot of time and money into fighting cancer through crunching and folding. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Hopefully one day all your (and our team's) efforts will help people from having to suffer the same losses.
    I was wondering when you were going to start using your GPU's. I noticed that your PPD hadn't increased yet.
    Crunch on brother:toast:
     
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Mindweaver, I'm really sorry to hear about that. Cancer is a terrible, terrible thing, and it's awful that people have to suffer through it. I wish you and your family the best, and if there is any way that the team can help, please let us know.

    I'm sure your step Dad was a great man and is in a better place now :cry:
     
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    Mind, I am very sorry to hear this. As others have said, he is in a much better place now and free of the problems of this world. Hang in there my friend and know that the "DC work" that you do will ultimately prevail in this battle against diseases and cancer. Crunch on my friend!!!!!!
     
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    I say farewell to him and wish the best to you and family. :-(
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I am so sorry for your loss MW! :(

    My wifes grandfather has Congestive Heart Failure and his legs are swelling and lungs are filling up with fluid. He does not have much longer and we have been really upset about it for a while now so I can relate to how you are feeling.

    Stay in good spirits!
     
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    Damn, I'm really sorry for your loss, man. :( I can especially imagine what the scream was like, which feels very distressing indeed.

    At least he's not suffering now. Rest in peace.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.
     
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    My condolences brother, I lost my father last month to Lung Cancer so I know how it feels.
     
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    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

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    Thank you guys, your kind words mean a lot to me. It's really hard for me to talk about it. Cancer has really affected me through out the years.. I've not talked a lot about why I crunch so hard.. and only shared with a few.. Buck, chicken, and Mussels about the loss of my mother in 2001, but today is a good day to share with the rest of my team. I'll not go into detail, because I don't think I can handle it now. I don't know how much faith I have in the next life, but it does help me to think that he is with my Mother now.

    I've crunched under other names/teams in the past, but nothing serious until 2009 when my step Mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I searched for something I could do to help. That's when I found Fold@TPU.. I always use to come to TPU in the past, but never more then to read. That's when I created a user name for myself to fold and then later to crunch. My step mother has been cleared of cancer since mid 2010.

    Thank you guys again for your support!
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    So sorry to hear this. I can not even imagine what you are going though. My Prayers are with you and your family.
     
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    Your ability to kick ass right after such a setback inspires me.
     
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    I am truly sorry to hear this, you have my condolences. In the 3 or so years I've been here at TPU I've seen that you've already shared a few sad events. But as others have said, they will surely be in a better place without suffering now.

    You've come a long way through life's curballs and remain a truly precious person in this community. Stay strong Mind, we are here if you need. You remain a great inspiration in my eyes. :respect:
     
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    Thank you for taking the time in this very sad day to let us know. I know that different people crunch for different reasons, but it really shows love when people take up crunching for reasons like this. I'm really sorry that you've lost your mother and step Dad to cancer now :cry::cry:

    I wish your step Mother the best of luck in her battle against cancer in the future :toast:
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Hm, a little motivation to install the GTX260 in the second machine you say? Very well.
     
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    Really sorry Mindweaver. I lost my Grandfather to Alzphimers about 1 1/2 years ago after personally staying with him and taking care of him the last two years, so I know how it feels. Just know he is in a better place and there's no more pain for him.
     
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    Sorry to hear this my Prayers are with you and your family.
     
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    After a quick cleanup (this case just doesn't get dusty like my other one, I don't understand it) the GTX260 is in. Now I'm working on uninstalling the drivers from the x800 that was in there and getting the Nvidia drivers in.

    GTX260 up and running, looks like it already found a GPU unit to work on.
     
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    My thoughts and prayers go out to you Mindweaver
     
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    My condolences and prayers are with you and your family, MW. God bless you all.
    If you ever need anything, you know where to find me.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your loss Mindweaver. Much love to you and your family.
     
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