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To My Dearest Pal:
I just got home from running/walking a marathon to benefit the local animal shelter. It was rainy but it was for a good cause. I wish that I could do more. It was very hard completing the 26.2 but I felt that you were there with me so that made it easier.

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Oh Joe~

Just stopping by today 'hello' & hoping that the weather brightens & the sun comes out. I agree. The rain & dark clouds...and 'cold' can affect us. The flip side, is there is lots of 'green' around us. I hope that you are feeling ok. And I hope that you are getting to share extra time with Taz...and still feeling Pal's love. Pal is always with you Joe!

Sending you positive energy...and hopes that you will feel the sun on the upcoming sunny, summer days. You are giving & helping to so many people-- with your caring & understanding heart!

Big 'bug hugs' my friend,
Kasey

Edit:  Came back to edit what I wrote. I just read that you completed a 26.2 marathon today. Holy Moly Joe. You are a true inspiration!!! Cannot even imagine it. Plus that you are donating to the shelter, as well as helping other people-- you are amazing!!!

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Hello my friend, I wanted to check in and see how you are doing. I’m also so impressed that you could run a marathon and especially to benefit a local animal shelter! I’ll just say that the world needs more people like you. I’d wager pal and Taz are awfully proud of their father right now. I hope you’re doing alright and I hope that Taz is well. Take Care Joe. You are such an inspiration!
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Kasey:
I am trying to do as much as I can with the time I have left. Each day is a gift.

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Hi Sam:
Thank you. I just wish I had been more charitable in my younger days. I guess that with the end approaching I have become I better person.

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To My Dearest Pal:
Up until today I have never used the word death to describe my condition. I guess that I was afraid to use that word. Now I am saying it. I cannot say that I am not afraid but I accept things and I also have you waiting for me on the other side.

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Hi Joe, there is no death just transition. Like Osl shed his fur suit, you will, as all of us, will shed our earth suit. You will always be around, you and Osl and your wonderful amazing light. Just try to think of it as that. Yiu and pal are amazing souls with so much live and live never dies. Thank you for your strength.

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Hi Denise:
Thank you. I know that Pal has never left me. It is a little bit frightening to face the end but I do not have a choice so I have to make the best of it.

Joe

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Next week I have many doctor appointments. I feel pretty good now but after the tests are done and I hear the results I always feel bad. I can tell myself my diagnosis but hearing it from the doctor just makes it seem more official. Now I know why you did not like seeing the doctor.

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To My Best Friend Pal:
We had two nice days so I was able to get out with Taz for some walks. It was finally nice outside so he saw many of his four-legged friends. He was happy. Taz likes to be around other dogs but not around people. You were the exact opposite. You did not like other dogs but you loved being around people.

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To My Beloved Pal:
People tell me how they admire me for handling my prognosis the way that I do. What I am doing is nothing. Every day I see so many examples of those facing far worse challenges than I and they handle it with bravery. I know people who also have terminal illnesses and they suffer, yet they have such a positive attitude. Those are the ones who I admire. You were one of those who suffered and you were so brave. You are my hero. It is said that kidney failure is a silent killer and that is so true. I am so lucky to be able to go this way without any limitations. I do not what what I did to be so blessed. I do not deserve to be this fortunate.

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To My Best Friend Pal:
I just finished mowing the lawn. We have had so much rain lately that I have to mow it three times a week. You did not like it when the grass go high. Your belly was close to the ground and you did not like the grass touching your belly so I had to keep the grass short. Whenever I would be working in the back yard you would go to the sliding glass window that opened to the back yard. you would sit in that window and watch me work. Sometimes when I am working out there I will take a look towards that window expecting to see you there. 

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To My Beloved Pal:
Even though I have been feeling pretty well lately, I am aware that my kidney can shut down at any time. Next week I will have tests done to see how much function is left. Three months ago it was 15 percent, it cannot go higher it can only get lower. Fifteen percent is considered end stage, however at 17 percent it can shut down at any time. This morning I went to church and had Last Rites administered to me. I am at peace and know that you are waiting for me at the other side. We will be together soon.

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To My Best Friend Pal:
It is going to be nice outside today today then we are going to have three straight days of rain. That means I will have to do a lot of yard work today. I will look towards the sliding glass door expecting to see you there looking at me but no one will be there. That will make me very sad. We will be together again soon. 

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To My Dearest Pal:
I got up early this morning to go to my doctor's appointment. I drive there and when I get there the receptionist told me that the doctor will not be coming in today and it will have to be rescheduled. I was a little bit upset but I did not day anything. I do have an appointment with the kidney specialist on Wednesday. Now I know why you never liked doctors.

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