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  1. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert
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    When I came to this site something like 5 years and almost 5000 posts ago, I didn't bother with formally introducing myself. I just dived in and started answering questions as best as I could.

    But after all this time I felt like I should formally say goodbye rather than just disappear. So, for those who may be curious, my muscular dystrophy has progressed to the point that I'm doing a VDD (Google it).

    I'm not writing this looking for sympathy. I'm 63 and had a full life including 38 years married to a wonderful, beautiful woman and two great kids. And I had good health until the last few years.

    So no complaints. I feel like a very lucky guy. Just wanted to say goodbye and thanks for your support and patience with my many mistakes. Thanks for having my back and allowing me to be an idiot. Hope I helped some, educated others and irritated only a few.

    I'll likely still be posting for a few more days. I anyone has a question, that's OK.

    Thanks...see you on the dark side of the Moon...

    Crash

     

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  2. KOLIO

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    We're the lucky ones,people such as yourself have made this site the best of its kind.........

    Peace be with you my friend. :thumbsupdroid:
     
  3. psionandy

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    I honestly have no idea what to say,,, except I really don't want to say nothing.

    You've definitely made this forum a better place, and I'm lucky to have enjoyed the benefits of your advice, postings, and everything else you've done here without measure.

    There are people on this forum who's opinions I genuinely value, and seeing a like from them on any post i've made is a like a seal of approval.

    From my completely uniformed position, where I know nothing about the situation, facts, or any of that stuff, I'd hope you'd reconsider... however I also know that opinions from people who are completely uniformed and know nothing about the situation probably aren't worth much at all.

    I'm in danger of just rambling on here, when nobody wants to read any of this... so instead I'll just say Thank you, and wish you all the best in everything...
     
  4. Unforgiven

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    ...qft...:(

    Wishing you all the best.:(
     
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    You've been a great contributor to this site. Please try to stick around in whatever capacity you can manage, we need and value your input. Won't be the same if you aren't here.
     
  6. Crashdamage

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    Thanks again. Sure, I'd like to continue to be a pain iñ the butt around here for a long time, but doing VDD I'll be dust in a week or two.
     
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    Take care and best wishes. Your input and wisdom has contributed so much here. I know I've learned a lot just reading your posts. Thank you for everything.
     
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    I have no words really. I consider you a friend and will sorely miss you.

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  9. scary alien

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    Oh wow, Crash--I don't really know what to say either, other than it's been an honor and you will be missed :(.

    Peace to you my friend.
     
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    I didn't want this to pass with out comment either, but what to say? I too, have no words.

    Well, perhaps two - Thank you.
     
  11. Mikestony

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    Crash...I can only mirror what others have said here..I don't know what to say. You've been fantastic here, for real.
    I/we appreciate your time with us and as @psionandy stated, I'm completely ignorant of your situation but respect it, as I'm sure you've given it lots of thought.
    May you find peace in the afterlife my friend :)
    We won't forget you.
     
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    You will be missed, Crash.

    I pray all goes well for you, personally.

    Thank you for your participation and advice on this forum.
     
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    Wow I really don't know what to say other than to agree with everyone else, and say thanks for your significant contribution to the forum.

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    Man I really don't know what to say, but we are here to support you. YOU ARE ****ING STRONG !!!!!!
     
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    I started coming to this site less than a year ago and have learned a lot from the people here. Your advice and knowledge has helped me just by reading what you have post helping others. Maybe we will meet on the other side. You will be missed.
     
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    You will be missed! Hope the treatment goes well for you.

    I've always wondered- was that your truck?
     
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    Wow :(

    I'm kinda lost for words.

    Take care CD, thank you for everything you've done for the site over the years, you'll be sorely missed.
     
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    You and I haven't really crossed paths but just going through a bunch of threads showed how much this site and it's users benefited from your participation and assistance.

    Take care and thank you.
     
  19. Rob

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    Thanks for everything you brought to the site! People like you are what make AF special. Wishing you good fortune and hoping that whatever the circumstances, you'll stay POSITIVE!
     
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    Thank You CD for being such a positive influence on these forums. I am very sorry that your quality of life has diminished the past few years but very happy that you are satisfied with the path you traveled.
    Many live a long life with no rewards. You, sir, have left a mark on this earth and touched many people.
    Thank You for sharing your time with us.
     
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    I don't know what to say.

    I am glad to have known you through this forum and I wish you fair weather and good winds. Peace be with you and your family.
     
  22. Crashdamage

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the heartfelt replies. I was never financially rich, but I'm rich in the things that make a satisfying life, and obviously that includes my time spent here. But life is too short to waste time feeling down - have a party! That's what my family is doing. No sad, somber funeral for me, A giant blues and BBQ bash!
     
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    Crash, none of us knows why certain things happen or how we would face certain circumstances, but the outpouring here - in which I join - demonstrates the respect, feelings and recognition you deserve, regardless of the circumstances. And your perspective is refreshing as well.
    Whatever your next steps, I wish you the best of luck and Godspeed. Thanks for being a part of AF...and for not just silently disappearing.

    Whoever is near you, have him or her give you a warm hug from us all. You will be both missed and remembered.
     
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    Yep ok I get it now.
    Terribly unfortunate that your situation has come to this but being your life that's a decision you can only make for yourself, and while difficult to accept it's understandable if things have gotten to that point.
    A huge positive is that up to this moment we had no idea of your condition or physical limitations, and certainly within the context of our community here none of that made a damn bit of difference.
    Perhaps you could advise your location in case anyone here is within visiting distance, hopefully before the fact-
     
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    Like others, not sure what best to say but don't want to remain silent. I'm sure this was quite the tough decision for you and your family - and I wish everyone the best during this difficult time. Spiritual or not, I'm sure it's scary on some level, relieving on another.

    I hope, and I guess due to the fact you're posting at all, I believe, AF's great members have provided you some escape and comfort the last few years. You've clearly left a positive impression on us!

    Wishing you the best, easiest transition possible, and your family will remain in my thoughts while they endure with you.

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  26. Crashdamage

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    EarlyMon. He's so much smarter and more knowledgeable I never could win a discussion with him. Someone else will have to keep the pressure on now. Sooner later, he'll crack.

    Everyone else is safe. I had a dream that we all had a beer, pizza and puppies party.
     

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