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Have you ever lost a friend,
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Posted 8/2/14
My best friend of 15 years passed away 4 years ago on his birthday from a heroine overdose. Him and I grew up together and he was one of the few kids that were nice to me. the more we hung out, the more we realized we liked the same things, had the same sense of humor, etc. he was my brother from another mother. him and i did everything together growing up. in high school, he came out (i always knew. when you grow up with someone, you pick up on things like that). he cried and told me he was afraid i would hate him. i could never hate my brother. i reassured him that i had always known and it was never an issue. he came out to others thinking that they would be as accepting as i was, but unfortunately people are ignorant and fickle. he lost most of his friends and turned to drugs. i miss him everyday and i hope that he at least knows that until the very end, i was always accepting of him and that i always thought of him as family.
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

We had class together on a Friday and I told him I would see him on Monday. That was the last day I talked too him before his death.


I've lost four friends. My first two were buddies who served in the army with me. I'm not in the army any more because of what happened to us three, but basically the first friend died in a helicopter crash (shot down) and the second died right next to me. He noticed an IED before I did and shielded me from the blast, preventing my death but literally ripping him open. I was then taken out of the royal armour due to having severe PTSD. Anything that makes the slightest popping noise turns me into some form of a "war mode". I recently broke up with my girlfriend because she popped a champaign bottle open (when I was in another room) only to end up beaten half to death when I panicked. I'm getting treatment but... not good.

One of my friends was hit by a bus on his fifteenth birthday. The other died in a car crash recently.

Life sucks.
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Oh yes, just this year in January, a close friend of mine committed suicide. No one even knew she was suffering.
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Posted 8/2/14
Let me think.... Hmm...in high school a relative of a classmate committed suicide, but I wasn't actually close to either of them. A friend's mom died of cancer years ago. A personal friend...I can't think of anything so I guess that's a "no" for me.
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Posted 8/2/14
Yes. Too freaking many. Katie...Phil...Roach...Horatio...Tony... I love You Guys. Miss You all, Every Day. <3
Posted 8/3/14
Not yet, but I dread the day.
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I lost 2 friends. One of them was murdered in their own home... And the other died of leukaemia . Sad part it is, I lost them within the space of a few days...
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Posted 8/3/14
Yes, to brain cancer two years ago. He had just finished treatment for lung cancer a couple months earlier. I figure he had both going on simultaneously; by the time they noticed his brain tumors it was too late. He went downhill fast. It was devastating.
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Posted 8/3/14
Yes, to suicide a few years ago. I still miss her.
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Right now, I have not lost anybody important in my life and I am very for thankful for that.
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One of my childhood best friends commit suicide two years ago, and now we're 15- or she would've been 15.. a shame. I still miss her and wish her the best in her next life.
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Posted 8/3/14
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Posted 8/3/14 , edited 8/3/14
I knew a classmate that died in Iraq but I wasn't a very close friend of him.

Other than that, I knew people that my family members were acquainted with but I had no ties to.
Posted 10/11/14
I have lost a best friend a long time ago...but not from death.
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Posted 10/11/14 , edited 10/11/14
I can recall the frames in the movie Amelie where a senior had just returned from a funeral. As he sat in his apartment he began his silent ritual where he reached in his coat for his address book, opened it, erased yet another friend name from the page(s). When I first viewed this show when it originally aired over here I admired the creative streak the director possessed displaying aspects of the self many of us are seldom aware we possess.

I am decades older now, as are many of my friends. Those passages remembered watching that movie are more poignant now. My best friend during my 2nd decade of living left last April in great pain from pancreatic cancer. My older cousins, who gave love and nurtured me through early childhood, are presently suffering from early stages of dementia. Sometimes they live in the present and with animated recall validate my existence; other times they reside in the realm of the unfamiliar unaware of anyone previously known, loved. My own coil is receding at glacial pace toward the sunset of a finite mortality. My parents' departure is measured in decades ago instead of years. Time sure flies.

Considering the alternative I'm learning, albeit while kicking and screaming cognitively, to get used to the idea of mortality, accept the inevitable, and follow the path well-traversed by my ancestors.

Still awake?.
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