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ANOTHER FRIEND IS DYING

ANOTHER FRIEND IS DYING

The many times we talked and we laughed will always be a great memory...

You told me about the hard work you did and it made you sick...

I asked if that's why you made the big bucks and your little house only confirmed your humorous sarcasm...

You told me about all the long days and hours and you'd come home and kiss your wife...

She passed before I had a chance to meet her...

She sounds like a very great woman...

Your love for her I see in the tears when you tell me about your love for her...

You don't blame anyone...

But, I've seen many strange cars in your driveway now...

I thought, great your family has come to visit...

I was very wrong...

It's hospice helping you get ready to pass away...

You always lit up every time you saw me because, you had a another story you so wanted to share...

​​​​​​How happy you are knowing people have better choices in their occupations to make a living...

You would laugh and say...

Pay your bills, buy a little food, and the Government gets what's left...

Be always thankful for the little they allow you to have...

Don't allow them to fool you...

They really do love beggars...

I will miss you my friend...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

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Rose Sho

Oh dear...so sorry about your friend, Sparrow...It hurts to lose someone close. I have been there before and I don't even want to imagine it happening again. But I know it's not possible as long as there is life and death.
Great write but very sad

Hugs

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Little Sparrow, I have no close friends anymore, but I can totally relate. I had a close friend since high school pass on. Her Husband hated me cause I told him if I heard that he hurt her again, I would cause him some discomfort....(kick his nuts) I learned of her death on the radio, he didn't even bother to call me when she went into the hospital. it was rather sudden. She had a tumor in her leg that quickly went to her brain. I really have issues making friends because of the burden of letting myself love again. Know that losing someone close is painful. I stand beside you, I have your back.

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sparrowsong

Hello Rose...

I have a huge lump in my throat...

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Thank you for your sweet comment and support!

​​​Hugs...

sparrowsong

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Syd

Hi Sparrowsong, a friend of mine recently lost his mother to this horrible disease. Thankfully there are now much better health and safety standards but it still won't bring his mother back.

- SydΒ 

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Greg Etsell

I am so sorry to hear about your friend I knw
how that fells I just lost friend who pass way 3 week ago
he died of cancer so I am sorry

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sparrowsong

Hello Poetess...

You heard it on the Radio...

I don't get announcements because, I'm not on Facebook or Twitter or any of those similar Sites...

As far as your friend's Husband, people like that are a waste of good air...

There's a lot of that...

I'm very sorry for your loss...

Having friends or not is a choice but, although we may have them for a little while, some can really be a nice thing to have...

With some, I know what an Enemy looks like...

I understand...

Again, I'm very sorry for your loss...

Thank you for your kind comment and support!

Hugs...

Little Sparrow

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sparrowsong

Hello Syd...

Unfortunately, his Daughter decided she wasn't going to take him to his treatments anymore and so he kept it to himself that he didn't have a way to get there...

I didn't find out about until after and he decided his wife's dead and his Daughter doesn't care so he said it doesn't matter anymore...

If someone is in there right mind you can't make them seek treatment and he said it was too late anyway...

I'm very sorry for your friend's Mother...

My thoughts are with you all...

Mesothelioma is contagious...

Not everyone knows that...

Thank you for your kind comment and support!

Hugs...

sparrowsong

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Greg Etsell

sparrowsong some time all the treatment in the world
some time dostn help when the doc tell there is not thing
thay can do the best thing to is go home and wait it out
you haveΒ  to understand this so don't be mad about oout
it or mad at other people

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sparrowsong

P.S. The Cancer itself isn't contagious the cause can be be transferred from clothing and however it's carried to other people...

It usually begins as Occupational Asthma...

You can find information on the stages and how it affects the Lungs and whatever questions anyone may have can be researched...

Hugs again...

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Syd

Hi Sparrowsong, yes that's how she contracted it. By washing her late husband's overalls. He used to work with asbestos.Β 

Nasty stuff.
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Greg Etsell

also you cant contracted cancer form other people
talk to doc aboutΒ thisΒ Β by the Β wayΒ  my brother is doc
so I know

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sparrowsong

Hello Greg...

I'm very sorry about your friend...

Thank you for your kind comment!

Hugs...

sparrowsong

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sparrowsong

Hello Greg...

If you go back a bit I P.S.

If you read Syd's 2nd comment that may help a bit...

FYI...

His Daughter had been taking him to treatment and he was doing good...

She was tired of the distance and didn't want to do it anymore...

He was even paying for the Gas and treating her to Lunch and Supper...

This was between him, his Daughter and his final decision...

Thanks again...

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sparrowsong

P.S. I'm not mad I'm sad...

There's a big difference...

​​​​​​Hugs again again...

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sparrowsong

Hello Silent Dreamer...

Thank you very much for the thoughtful gifts you send...

Best wishes and blessings to you!

Thank you for your sweet comment and support!

Big Hugs...  ❀

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GREG TUCKER

Feathers
I love this poem.Β  My grandfather died of lung cancer because of Asbestos .
I recently have done interviews for victims of this, in the work I do.Β  Great write sis

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sparrowsong

Hello Greg...

I watched a video so I could have a better understanding of it and it's really a devastating process and how it kills the Lungs...

It's so very sad...

​​​So many people are arguing over things that in itself is so wrong and maybe, you do have to act like a fool and stand on tables and do things and no one hears you and loves you anyway...

I'm very sorry for your Grandfather, your family and everyone who lived him......

My Grandmother died at 42 years old from Lung Cancer but, everyone would come home from the work they did and the military and hugged on her...

No one knew of how dangerous things were...

Then how do you push your family away that you haven't seen in a long time and they're alive?

You're a great guy and it's great work you do...

Thank you for your sweet comment and support!

Hugs...

Feathers

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hey sis...How very sad!Β  My best friend's father has mesothelioma and it came from him working with asbestos at his job.Β  It is so unfair.Β  I am so sorry to hear of this case....Let this write serve as an awareness write.Β  Thank you for sharing. xo ;)Β  Love n Hugs

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Larry Ran

Our Dear Sparrowsong,

This one really hit home with us, because our wonderful Brother-in-law, passed away from the same disease in December of 1993.Β  Linda's sister was devastated as were all of us who knew and loved him.Β  We miss him to this day.Β  His was caused by exposure to asbestos, as a young man, while serving his country.
You have written a beautiful, gut-wrenching tribute to your dear friend.

All our love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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sparrowsong

Hello Sis Cherie...

I watched a video from a Major Research Training Program and she was so precise on how you can't see it, if you're breathing it in it's on you and it's invisible...

I tried posting it first, but it didn't work...

You can't see lead in paint but, it gives children lead poisoning so we changed paints...

So we went to lead free...

I couldn't tell the difference...

It has to be tested...

If it wasn't for Research we wouldn't have known...

I'm very sorry for your Best Friend's Father, his family and friends...

Thank you for sharing...

Thank you for your sweet comment and support!

Love n Hugs

sparrowsong

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sparrowsong

Hello Larry and Linda...

I'm very sorry for the loss of your Matriarch...

It's very sad indeed!

Thank you both for your kind comment and support!

Hugs...

sparrowsong

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