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Old 05-29-2011, 09:11 PM
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Important News for Friends of norinew [RIP]


My name is Ben, and I'm the boyfriend of The Thread Pirate Roberts, who is noranew's daughter. This evening, noranew was admitted to the hospital with a severe blockage in her liver. The complications are serious enough that a liver transplant specialist is being consulted.

This thread will be updated as I am given information regarding noranew's condition. Those who have a way of contacting The Thread Pirate Roberts are encouraged to do so.

(Note) The Thread Pirate Roberts does not currently have access to a computer and as a result cannot respond to queries online. When this changes, I'm sure everyone will know.

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:15 PM
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Oh no! Sending thoughts and hope norinew's way.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:17 PM
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Thanks for letting us know. Best wishes to noranew and all of her family and friends - sending you good vibes.

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:19 PM
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Yes, I've just been informed by my girlfriend that her mother's screename is NORINEW. I'm sorry for the typo.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:20 PM
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Thank you for letting us know.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:20 PM
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thebadman, thank you so much for letting us know. norinew is dear to many of us. If you see her soon, let her know her Dopers are pulling for her.

Lighting candles and sending prayers for you and your family, norinew!
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:22 PM
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Yes, I've just been informed by my girlfriend that her mother's screename is NORINEW. I'm sorry for the typo.
I've reported the thread for type correction.

Best wishes to norinew.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:24 PM
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Thanks for telling everyone here. My best wishes to her and all of you who know her.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:30 PM
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She's one of my favorites. You're all in my thoughts.
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I will be seeing my mom tomorrow and I will let her know you guys are pulling for her. I still don't have regular access to a computer but any updates we get I will pass on through thebadman
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:35 PM
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All my good thoughts, prayers, hugs, and love to Norinew and family.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:40 PM
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Oh dear! I'll keep her and friends/family in my thoughts.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:41 PM
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Here's wishing norinew a speedy recovery and no complications. And if you do end up needing a new liver, may it come quickly!
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:53 PM
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Thanks for letting us know! Good thoughts and prayers for the quickest possible recovery and for the whole family.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:54 PM
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Please let norinew know that there are many Dopers praying for her and her family.

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Old 05-29-2011, 10:00 PM
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I will keep checking back to this thread for news of norinew.

I'll pray she gets better. And as I do in all such threads, tell the family to get regular meals and sleep well, because it just wouldn't do to have more Dopers get sick.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:09 PM
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Beaming good thoughts from the Mama Zappa/Typo Knig household. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. We mean it!
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:16 PM
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I never know what to say in these threads, so I'll just say: get better norinew. Your friends at the SMBD are holding their breaths.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:21 PM
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Amen to that. Note that her name is Norine, not Nori.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:24 PM
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Note that her name is Norine, not Nori.
I still parse her username as "Nori new", not "Norine W" though.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:30 PM
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Sending all the mojo I can muster to norinew, she's well-loved around here. All these Doper vibes should help. Hope the next news is good news.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:46 PM
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Send her our best wishes for getting better!
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:47 PM
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This is Norninew's husband, Ray. I hope the mods do not mind me using norinew's Id, but I do not have a ID of my own and I thought writing an update on her would be an acceptable reason to bend the rules.

As I write this, she is undergoing evaluation for a liver transplant. The liver has failed, completely, and a new liver is required if she is to survive long term. Right now, she is stable, no infection and with a strong heart and lungs, so I have every reason to hope she will come though this just fine.

She counts many of you on this board as among her best friends, and I when I see her tomorrow I will tell her of the many good wishes and prayers coming from her friends on the SDMB.

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Old 05-29-2011, 10:56 PM
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Thinking of you, Norine, and hoping for a good outcome, and a speedy resolution.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:06 PM
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Good thoughts to Norine! What a scary situation for her and all her family.
I really enjoy reading her posts here. I hope a good liver comes along soon!
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:06 PM
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All of y'all are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:12 PM
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The Doorses send our thoughts and best wishes. Norinew is one of the Dopers I've gotten closest to over the years, and it sucks that y'all are having to go through this.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:15 PM
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Sending best wishes! Please keep us updated.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:17 PM
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Good thoughts, vibes and a spin on the prayer wheel from me for you, Norine. Stay strong.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:21 PM
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I've always thought of norinew as one of the board's really good people. Please add my thoughts and prayers for her to make a full recovery. And thanks to you, thebadman, ThreadPirateRoberts and Ray, for the updates during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers as well.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:49 PM
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Crossing fingers that a new liver comes up, the transplant goes well and all is back to normal for you all! I just had a friend go thru a kidney transplant and the worse part was the waiting - here's hoping your wait is very short.

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Old 05-30-2011, 12:07 AM
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Best wishes to norinew and the rest of the family. I've spoken to her a couple of times at Gettysdopes, and found her delightful. May everything work out well with as little pain and angst as possible.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:11 AM
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Wow. Epic.

I wish Norine the best of luck!
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Please let her know how many people are sending her their best wishes.

I am sorry she is going through this and hope a new liver comes to her soon.

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Old 05-30-2011, 12:18 AM
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Awful news, but I'm glad she's holding up for now and I hope a transplant can be arranged very soon. We're rooting for you, norinew.
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Aw, damn, that truly sucks. I'm crossing my fingers for a quick transplant and speedy recovery, too.
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I'm really sorry to hear this. I hope for the best!

She is a really great member and we are looking forward to good news.

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Everyone in the Wonderland household is sending positive, healthful liver vibes her way. I hope she feels better soon!
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:27 AM
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I'm very sorry to hear this news.

Sending my best wishes and hopes for a good outcome to her and her family. Please do keep us updated.
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Sending my best wishes and healing vibes to norinew and her family. Hope a new liver is found for her soon.
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:29 AM
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Best wishes and prayers from Spain.

Is living donor transplant being considered? I understand the liver is one of the organs for which it's possible.
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