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Old 04-05-2005, 08:38 AM   #1
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Greetings everyone,

It's been a LONG time since I have been here. Alot has changed...as many of you know, or remember; my mother had suffered from a Brain Anerysm in July of 2004. Unfortunately, she lost her battle for life on February 12, 2005; and passed away due to infection, various UTIs, and Hydrocepphalus (Water on the Brain). She suffered from a second bleed on February 10, 2005 and the doctors said there was no way for them to do surgery (too dangerous), and the blood had seeped deep into the base of her brain and there was no way that she would get better. It was a mutual family decision becuase my mother would not wanted to have lived in a vegetable state, so we provided her with comfort care, which was one of the hardest things to see in my life. She is in a better place now. She was 57. I just want to thank everyone here who provided their prayers, support, and a shoulder for support. You are all great people and those who are close to me, I will be forever grateful for the support and love you have given me.

Thank you.

On a happier note...my wife traded in her 1992 SL1 (his name was Blue), and we got "Blue 2", on a lease... a brand new 2005 VUE.

The wife is happy and so am I...and my car Amber? My 1994 SC1 is STILL running strong at 272,000 miles!!!!

I am just NOW replacing the radiator...can you believe it? I LOVE my Saturn!!!

I'll talk with you all soon.

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Old 04-05-2005, 08:52 AM   #2
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Welcome back!

I'm certain your mom is resting peacefully now and is in a better place. I'm sure your family did the right thing and I bet she would have appreciated all the love and support you gave her during that time.

Congratulations on your VUE though and keep your SC1 running until 300K!

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Old 04-05-2005, 08:52 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear of your mother's loss.
Good to have you back.

BTW, singer Neil Young suffered an aneurysm last week.

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Old 04-05-2005, 10:50 AM   #4
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Welcome back, Bryan. Your outlook is inspiring to us all!

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Old 04-05-2005, 12:00 PM   #5
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Welcome back! I've been wondering where you'd dissapeared to.

I'm sorry to hear about your mother's passing, but remember now that she is no longer in any pain. As Dave said, she would have appreciated all the love and care your family gave to her.

Keep watching the events board about meets going on this summer. I'd love to get a chance to actually talk to you (since you were only there for a little while at the Columbus meet ), and we're planning another Dayton meet within a month or so, as well as the large Louisville meet in July.

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Old 04-05-2005, 12:09 PM   #6
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Welcome back. Sorry to hear about your mom. My mom fought the same type of long battle.

Anyway, Enjoy your new ride, and keep in touch.

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Old 04-06-2005, 01:25 AM   #7
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I'm certain your mom is resting peacefully now and is in a better place. I'm sure your family did the right thing and I bet she would have appreciated all the love and support you gave her during that time.
Ditto clemsonsaturn's thoughts.

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Old 04-06-2005, 07:45 AM   #8
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Welcome back. Of course I am saddened by the news of your mother, but at the same time it is heartening to see that you were able to get through what has happened. Your retelling of the situation shows how you are handling things, it's good to see.

Hopefully you were able to celebrate the life she had.

Congratulations on the new VUE.

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Old 04-11-2005, 02:50 AM   #9
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Bryan--
Sorry to hear the news about your mom's passing. My mom was similar age (58) when she lost her extended battle (little over two years) in Oct. 2003. I'm glad you have the perspective of how she's in a better place. As others have said, you have a good perspective on the situation. Prayers continuing for your family during this time.

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