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Juanita:
I actually pray for them.

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To My Dearest Pal:
I just attended a support group for those who are coping with terminal conditions. It is amazing how brave and courageous some people actually are and how they never lose hope. I am not like that. I am glad that I made the decision not to undergo a transplant or dialysis. Going to the meetings make me realize that I am not the only one dealing with the end of his or her life.

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Even better!

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Hi Joe

I've always wondered whether you ever considered an end-of-life support group but never felt comfortable asking.  Was this your first meeting, and do you think you'll go back?

I believe that it's equally important to give as to receive in support groups.  Obviously, Rainbow Bridge is a perfect example.  If you continue to attend the terminal illness group, I know that you will be a source of comfort and inspiration for others.

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Hi Juanita:
I definitely will be going back. The people there are dealing with the same thing that I am dealing with. It is good to be able to talk to people who I can relate to.

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To My Best Friend Pal:
I was doing a lot of outside work this morning. Its funny because I am doing all of this yard work and I will not even be living in my house much longer. Why do I bother? I guess it is because doing the day to day tasks keeps my mind off of my condition. I try not to dwell on it because I do not have any control over it.

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To My Beloved Pal:
At the end I remember you stopped eating the pain was so great, you could not go on. For so many months you kept going on just o make me happy. I am not in any pain but I find it so hard to keep going on. In the past six weeks, I have lost 16 pounds. I now weigh 125 and I am over six feet tall. I really have lost my will to go on. Next Wednesday, I have more tests scheduled to see how much function my kidney has left. I am praying that it has very little remaining. I have done everything I have wanted to do in my life and I have lived a full life. Now, I am ready to cross over the bridge to be with you again.

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I will miss you and your writings.  It will be like losing a best friend.  But, I believe you are ready and your time is soon.  You will have Pal back in your arms once again.  Blessed Journey My Friend.  God Bless You and Pal.

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Joe,
I'm glad that you are not in pain but it is heartbreaking to read of your decline in weight and desire not to go on. I know you loved your Pal and he loved you but please don't forget about Taz ... he's here and he loves you too. And you have friends out here also. I know it's not quite the same as having your buddy right there with you ... It's been 3 months and I miss my Rocky terribly. I just break down in tears at random times. I don't know how any of us gets through this sadness. I guess we can only hope.
Thinking of you and wishing you peace.


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Hi Katherine:
Thank you. The doctor originally said that I would only make until November of 2018 so I have gotten almost an extra year. When I first received that news, I put all of my affairs in order and pretty much did everything that I wanted to do. Now it is a waiting game and that is hard.

Joe

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Hi Michelle:
Thank you for the kind words. When Taz first came into my life almost five years ago I was worried because I was in my late fifties. My son promised me then that if anything did happen to me I would take Taz in. He spends a lot of time with Taz and they are very close so Taz will still have someone who loves him and takes care of him.

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Dear Joe

You have the best little sherpa guiding you on this journey.  Trust that Pal will continue to be The Wind Beneath Your Wings until you are joyfully re-united.


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Juanita:
Thank you. Pal has been alongside me every step of the way. That is why I have absolutely no fear.

Joe

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Joe,
You are a remarkable person and I too enjoy your writings. Your pure and complete love is so beautiful and obvious. I will miss you sharing your feelings, messages and wisdom.
Michelle

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Michelle:
Sitting here writing down my thoughts to Pal every day has been a great therapy for me. So have the so many wonderful people like yourself who have expressed such kindness towards me.

Joe

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