Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Birthday


I found another reason to not check Facebook at work. Besides all the ones you can think of, you have to watch out for a sucker punch. I was scanning quickly, and there I see the first guy I fell in love with. His sister had posted the photo and put a loving message on there to him, because today is his birthday. As a song I love says, I bursted out a'cryin'. Oh boy, it was a big shock. As I mentioned before, he died of Creuzfeld Jakob's disease. In the time since he's died, there's now various centers. Here's one at UCSF where you can find out about the different forms the disease has, and how quickly you die from each one. Because there is no cure.

But it makes me remember him and I can wish him Happy Birthday too.
(10/29/63-1/12/99)

7 comments:

Ananda girl said...

That is sweet and sad. Happy birthday in memory of your friend. I hope peace is his.

I hope it comes to you too, tonight. That would be hard to be blindsided like that.

Sebastien said...

So sad...

thanks for that link, I'm reading through some of the info, it is incredibly interesting.

Mel said...

I don't like getting blindsided--especially in a place where there's witnesses....coworkers are the worst witnesses I could be have.

((((((((((( NR )))))))))))

Tara said...

I am so sorry.

I wish him a Happy Birthday too, though.

Pamela said...

Thanks Ananda... I'm fine.
Sebastien, isn't it interesting?
Mel, I at least have a door. Which is great.
Thanks Tara. I'm sure he appreciates it.

Churlita said...

I'm so sorry. My best friend died of cancer when he was 31 and sometimes I get blindsided with missing him too.

laura b. said...

There is something reassuring about the fact that so many people are thinking of him even though he's gone.