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Posted by Lee T ( on August 23, 2001 at 15:22:45:

The shipping manager where I work is a gentleman in his mid-50's, retired from the Army, planning to retire from here next year. About 6 weeks ago some of us started noticing he just didn't seem to be himself. Being a proud, stubborn man he insisted all was fine. After two weeks of "odd" behavior, the boss finally forced him to take a week off, and encouraged him to go to the doctor. He, of course, did not, until the end of that week, when his son forcibly took him to the e.r. because he was not coherent. X-rays were done, along with some other tests, and a tumor was found on his brain. Of course, they immediately scheduled more conclusive tests and then a biopsy. Last week we were informed it is cancerous, and he had been sent home while they evaluated the options. Yesterday we heard he had been put back in the hospital because of excruciating headaches.
His son just called to say he had slipped into a coma late last night, is being taken from the hospital to hospice care to await the inevitable, tomorrow or next week or next month.
Six weeks ago this man was healthy, vibrant and an integral part of our company. How quickly life can turn!
My prayers to him and his family, and my wishes to all of you to remember and be thankful for the good things in our lives every day!

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