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Dark Angel

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Just heard that a friend of ours, lovely woman I'd guess in here 60s to 70s (just never asked), has CJD and has been given two weeks to live.  I have no further details at this stage.  This is more than a little of a shock.  I don't know how her husband (also lovely guy I've known since my teens) is going to cope as they were a very close couple.  If people would mind offering prayers/good vibes up for Pam and Col I'd appreciate it.  Thanks.
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Sorry to hear it. You got it  Angel
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Dark Angel

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Still a bit rattled after waking up.  Not something I ever thought I know someone personally getting.  I did some reading and outside getting some contaminated meat (highly unlikely here in Auz) or being part of a cannibal tribe (even less likely) there's a one in one million chance of developing a form of CJD spontaneously, most commonly around the age of 62 (statistical average), but if it IS from contaminated meat then it can still take anything up to 40 years to develop.
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There's still time for those beefburgers I ate in the UK to get me.  Toilet But I suspect the rads from being downwind of Chernobyl back in the day may get me first. 

Sorry. Morgue humor to stop from crying that your dear friend has to suffer this. Embarrassed
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This is very sad....  My heart and thoughts are out to you and your friends DA.
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Don't sweat it, GP.  If I wasn't so rattled I'd be doing the same thing.  I've known Col and Pam since the mid eighties and of all the things that could kill you this was probably the least expected and I'd suggest possibly the most heart breaking for the family.

I'm actually hoping that someone along the message chain is an idiot and got it all wrong.  I'm not betting on it, but I'm hoping.
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Prayer on the way.
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Much appreciated. Smiley
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Thoughts are with you, DA.
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Thanks everyone for their prayers etc.  Pam passed on about an hour and a half ago my time.
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I am so sorry  Sad
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