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bassman 01-09-2012 02:54 PM

A wake up call....
Oh no, Ive been smacked sideways :-(

My Nephew, only 26 , died this morning from a rare blood disorder called aplastic anaemia.

Life is short, folks, enjoy and savour every moment.

Thing is, I am working in Dubai, and he lived in South Africa. His dad (my brother) is there and I need to fly down there soonest.

km34 01-09-2012 03:50 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I sincerely hope you are able to get there and be for your family quickly.

opalescent 01-09-2012 04:53 PM


I am so sorry about the loss of your nephew.

SNeacail 01-09-2012 04:59 PM

Hugs! Sorry for your loss

Castalia 01-10-2012 10:35 PM

I am so sorry about your loss.

bassman 01-11-2012 01:26 PM

Thank you everyone.
We'd sort of grown apart a bit lately. But I was very involved in his life from birth to about 17.

Of course, I am travelling (8 hours flight) to be at the service, and to support my poor brother. Can you imagine losing a child?

I dont even WANT to think about how I might feel if it happened to my lil boy - I probably could not carry on, actually.

I live in the UK, my nephew was in South Africa, his dad lives in Thailand. I have another brother in Australia, and we will all be in Johannesburg for 2 weeks, together again as brothers, for a while.

it will be nice to see them, of course, but the circumstances....:(:(:(

ImaginaryIllusion 01-12-2012 03:03 AM

My condolences...
Take care on your trip.

If you're looking for a distraction during your trip, see if there's a Chix with Stix show.

bassman 01-12-2012 03:43 AM

I might just check out chix with stix, thank you !!

Gad, I need my strength. I'll be shoved together with a lot of family, with whom I have a strained relationship.:mad: I'll have to be really strong, and remember this occasion is not about ME, its about my brother and his loss.

And I hope I'm strong enough to keep my mouth SHUT when the family is together. Its been hard enough to stay off facebook for a few days. :o

Jade 01-12-2012 04:05 AM

Eh... when the family kicks in, it probably won't be as hard as you think. So sorry to hear about your loss. Hang in there. Life is, indeed, short.

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