I am so sad today

@winterose (39897)
Canada
June 14, 2008 10:01pm CST
I have lost a friend and a writer for my e-zine. Ron was a lovely man, he had diabetes for years and went into the hospital to get his leg amputated. I didn't hear from him since. I found out he passed away. http://archives.zinester.com/98907/160846.html Have you ever lost lost an internet friend? I feel like I just lost a family member.
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@sylvia13 (1850)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
15 Jun 08
It is strange how one gets so attached to the people here! One feels for their problems as if they were part of your family. I read here about a woman who sent her son to the hospital to be checked, as he had a headache and I have been worried about him ever since! Now I am feeling for you and your friend, as I also know somebody who is a diabetic. The picture I have of you is less than an inch square, but that doesn't matter, you are a friend!
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@Fishmomma (11375)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Many people know how much I have enjoyed watching Monk, a television show that has been on for years. One of the actors passed away and he truly cared about people. Stanley Kamel passed away of a heart attack 1943-2008 and he was such a great person. He would talk for hours about his television roles over the years.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
so you felt his passing? I did with John Ritter of three is company, though I never knew him personally or had any dealings with him, it hurt though.
@Fishmomma (11375)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I was so sorry when John passed away, as it was so stunning to me also. Many of the actors live in this area or have done filming here. I just smile and say hi or hello, as one actor said it best to me many years ago. He said "I put my pants on one leg at a time just like you". He had me there, so I treat actors the same as everyone else. They walk their dogs, go shopping, and do other things just like many people.
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
I am so sorry to hear about what happened to your friend. I know how it feels to lose someone really dear to you. I have never experienced losing an internet friend. However, I believe that the feeling would be just the same if one loses a friend in real life. It must be very hard for you winterose. I hope you will feel better soon.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
thank you so much dolce, this is the second writer who published with my e-zine that I have lost. It is always hard.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I apologize for your lose Winterose. Its too bad I didn't know Ron...sounds like quite a loss on this end. I haven't lost an internet friend, not like this. I've had some disappear (from here...) but no deaths. At least not to my knowledge.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
thank you hon
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I'm sorry to hear about your friend Ron..may he rest in peace..I've never lost an internet friend, i mean i did, but not this way, we just lost touch. My hubby has diabetes, and this disease scares me already but now even more...hubby is finally taking it seriously!
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
I also have diabetes
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
16 Jun 08
Oh winterose I am so sorry to hear that, I know how it is to lose someone to diabetes, my husbands friend had his legs and one arm amputated because of diabetes, that is why I am so afraid for my mom who also has it. I do hope that you will feel better by remembering him and the good things and what good he has done. It is never easy losing a friend. I am sorry you had to find out like you did. I am sure he will be missed. But he is in a better place now without pain only gladness and joy and no worries. In that we must rejoice. I am sorry for your loss.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
yes it is scary too because I also have diabetes
@Amberina (1541)
• United States
16 Jun 08
I'm sorry to hear about your friend, you'll be in my thoughts. ~~Amberina~~
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
thank you
@sassyass (28)
16 Jun 08
aww just keep your head up and life will get better 4 u hun
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
thank you
• United States
16 Jun 08
I am sorry to hear about your friend passing away. I know it can be hard to lose the one's we care about the most. Your friend will always be with you in spirit. I'm sure he was a good writer as well as yourself for I have read a couple of your stories and they were good. Just know he will always be with you no matter what and I wish you the best of luck god bless you and take care.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
thank you so much remembering
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
15 Jun 08
Hello winterose. Your heart is no doubt filled with sorrow because of the loss of this man, Ron. I read his story at the link you provided and it is obvious he was a very talented writer. His stories will live on, perhaps indefinitely as reminders that he lived on this earth. My condolences for your loss. PearlGrace
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
thank you pearl, and thank you for reading one of his stories.
@johnson3 (152)
• United States
15 Jun 08
No I have never loss an internet friend, but I hope that you and his family will remember all the moments you shared. And that will help you along the journey of healing. johnson3
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
thank you Johnson you are very sweet
@chej18 (915)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I am sorry you lost your friend..I 'haven't lost friend from internet but i agree that if you have friends even only talking to internet can be also painfull.I am very concern w/ my friends from internet too.We been freinds for how many years.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Jun 08
yes and it is very hard losing them too!
• United States
15 Jun 08
I've had friends who I've only known on the internet who have passed away. Some I'd lost touch with only to find out later had passed on. Others I'd met on the internet, and only barely gotten to know IRL who met an untimely end. It's a sad reality. I'm sorry for your loss. Peace
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
yes it really is so sad, to lose someone even if it on the internet, they still affect our lives.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
15 Jun 08
My condolences. Hope all the good things for you and for ron's loveones. God bless you all
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
thank you hon
• Vietnam
15 Jun 08
I've never lost any friend in internet .But I think lost a friend is alway the same ,in internet or life.So if u feel so sad or lost ,try to find the reason why u lost him and call him back
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
No I have never lost an internet friend that I know of. How did you realize he had passed away if you didn't really know him?
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
the same way as I am talking to you now, I know about his diabetes and going into the hospital for having his leg removed, and then another e-zine like mine announced his passing, his wife probably wrote and told them though she never advised me and that is how I found out.
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
15 Jun 08
No I haven't and I am sorry to hear about yours,I hope you feel better soon.Take Care and God Bless.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
thank you my friend.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
15 Jun 08
sorry about your friend.it's hard to lose people u care about.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
thanks hon, Ron is going to be missed by many people
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I am so sorry you lost a friend. Friends are people that we interact with not necessarily face to face. The type of friend doesn't mean that you will miss or mourn him any less than you would any other friend. Again i am so sorry.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
thank you hon for you kind words.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
15 Jun 08
qawwwwwwwwww thatrs sad so sorry and hugs! we do get close to friends on here dont we .
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