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Old 07-25-2018, 06:32 PM
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R.I.P. buddha_david

I am buddha_david's brother, and I have sad news to share. He passed away two weeks ago, less than one month before his 51st birthday. He had been sharing his ordeal with you in this thread.

The side effects to his breathing that he described in his last post to this thread unfortunately got worse, to the point that he couldn't sit up in his bed without taking several minutes to catch his breath. When he had his appointment with his oncologist on June 20, his blood oxygen level was so low that he was immediately sent to the emergency room.

In spite of all their efforts, his condition worsened and was moved to ICU on June 29, where he was put on a respirator, and while that managed to keep him alive, his lungs essentially stopped working on their own. His condition was bad enough that even if a miracle happened and they could get him to be able to breathe on his own again, they wouldn't be able to continue with the chemotherapy, and the cancer would come back. His mother, father and I were with him on July 11 when he was taken off the respirator and passed away peacefully.

Throughout this ordeal we had been optimistic that he would pull though, and even when he went to the ICU we were given updates from the nursing staff rather than the doctors, so we were told of positive effects of their efforts and told about small signs of improvement, so the full gravity of his situation didn't hit until July 9 when we learned from his doctor that they didn't expect him to survive. When my mother and I were there on his last day, his pulmonologist told us that he has seen others with his condition several times before, and every one of them had met the same end.

He and I shared a love of music and gaming, and in many ways was my best friend. He had turned me on to The Straight Dope over 15 years ago, so this message board will always remind me of him. Many thanks to all of you for making this a place where he had enjoyed for so many years.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:42 PM
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Jesus. That sucks. Take it from me, someone with a high probability of facing my own end within a year or so's time due to liver disease, the end sucks for everyone. You and your family have my utmost sympathies.

RIP David. We'll miss you. Damn, another Doper gone.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:44 PM
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He put up a good, hard fight. So sorry it ended this way. Many hugs to you and yours.

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Old 07-25-2018, 06:44 PM
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I am sorry for your loss and the board members who knew him well. Too bad.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:44 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss, Dahnlor. I always enjoyed his posts. He'll be missed.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:47 PM
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Well, damn.

I'm sorry for your loss, and your family's, and this board's.
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:50 PM
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My sympathies. It's so hard to watch a loved-one suffer. May your family find peace.

Thanks for letting us know. You can post once in a while, too.

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Old 07-25-2018, 06:54 PM
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Old 07-25-2018, 06:59 PM
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Oh geez, so sorry to hear this.

RIP David.
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:14 PM
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I'm sorry for your loss, Dahnlor; my condolences to you and to the rest of [b]buddha_david[/v]'s family and friends.

RIP.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:05 PM
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:16 PM
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Thank you for letting us know. I've been wondering what was going on.

My condolences to you and your family. He will be missed.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:19 PM
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:27 PM
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I will always remember him as one of the most active (and humorous) participants in the "Count to Infinity in Pictures" thread.

My, condolences, Dahnlor.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:29 PM
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:42 PM
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Sorry for your loss.

R.I.P David.

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Old 07-25-2018, 09:02 PM
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I'm so sorry for your and your family's loss. That's way too young.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:03 PM
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:22 PM
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I'm really sorry to hear this. He seemed a decent sort. I never know what to say - but you have my condolences.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:38 PM
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He was one of the good guys.
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:55 PM
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:56 PM
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I'm so very, very sorry. My deepest condolences to your entire family.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:03 PM
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:26 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear this. May time and your memories of him ease the pain of your loss.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:28 PM
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My condolences. Rest in peace.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:40 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss.

I really enjoyed his participation last month in a thread that I frequent. I know he was fairly popular around here, and we'll all miss him a lot.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:21 PM
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Be at peace, b_d. I'll miss you.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:26 PM
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Oh, no. I'm so sorry. Condolences to your family, Dahnlor.

RIP, buddha_david.
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:41 PM
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My condolences and thank you for letting us know. I remember when I first saw his thread announcing his cancer, it made me sad. He was a good chap.

He and I posted a lot in the Count to Infinity in Pictures thread. I always thought, 'Who's gonna get to infinity first? Is it me? Is it me?!' But, dang it, b_d always 1,000 posts ahead of me!

To infinity and beyond, my friend. Thread Games won't be the same without you.
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Old 07-26-2018, 12:00 AM
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I'm really saddened to hear this news.

Having posted many times in the Thread Games forum, buddha_david was a poster I had interacted with on many occasions. Many times I've played off his posts, and he off mine, such as in the "Let's tell a story four words at a time" thread, with the aim always being to bounce ideas off each other and have fun together.

While I mostly knew buddha_david through our participation in thread games, I know that he was a good man and I liked him a lot. I really feel a light has gone out. Even though I only knew David through the words he wrote on this message board, I feel that I will remember David as a person in my mind forever.

R.I.P., David. I will miss you.

My sympathies to you, Dahnlor, and to the rest of David's family and friends.
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Old 07-26-2018, 01:53 AM
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He will be missed. My condolences.
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:00 AM
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This really sucks.

He was a great poster and his posts were enjoyable.
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:40 AM
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Old 07-26-2018, 04:11 AM
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Not even 51. That's just not right.

RIP buddha_david, and my sympathies to his family.
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:25 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss - my condolences to you and your family. He will be greatly missed here
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:27 AM
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:45 AM
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I’m so sorry to learn that we’ve lost another doper. May he Rest In Peace.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:51 AM
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I hope it's not inappropriate to say that the phrase "So I've got cancer. Well, that's fucking great" always gave me a chuckle. That's exactly what I expect to say when my turn comes.

His was a familiar name and I'm sorry for the loss to your family and this community.
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:20 AM
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:31 AM
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I'm so sorry this had to happen. Seems like so many good folks have passed lately.
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:59 AM
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My sympathies to you and your parents.

Your brother was one of the posters I looked forward to hearing from. He will be missed.
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Peace to you and your family. He was a good dude and will be missed around here!
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My condolences to you, his voice will be missed.
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