Thank you so much Beaches
You are helping me to talk in a time of deep grief. Yes the evening he walked into my house and we were headed to the Liver Tonic Fundraiser and celebration (he was driving the hours to the city) and we headbanged all night to punk bands of some friends who Pat1 kindly quoted in her beautiful tribute here.
GAJ was standing beside me when Sam said those words “for those for whom it came too late”
Earlier that evening when he arrived at mine he said yes I actually got SVR24, that was an enormous effort of long tx with a number of different courses of meds, that is between Doc and GAJ the things GAJ shared with me as a friend I will leave for the angels only, nobody needs to know all he went through but just know it was tough. Then as I looked at his eyes I saw that subtle sadness and said so what’s up hun? He told me the news about the cancer that has taken him from this earthly world.
He kept moderating during his radiation which failed him and then chemotherapy which debilitated and also failed him.
Throughout all the time of treatments and the worst luck at every turn GAJ was the Optimist.
Please know that he was surrounded in real life by as much love as he gave; if that is fathomable. He truly gave so much in silence, and the last taps on the phone thanking a couple of posts were actually made from palliative care after he had me help him pop just a thumb print to use his phone that was last Monday. I’m still amazed that he clearly called the nurse when I left the hospital that day (even reaching for the call button was tough) and had Help to get on the forum that one last time and tap the thank you button.
I will mention Romania of course thank you ROHCVfighter
I have tributes to read at Tuesdays farewell. Thank you to those who he was close to for your beautiful tributes.
GAJ went to his eternal fishing spot so peacefully and the things that happened during the last couple of weeks were most comforting given the situation.
I know some are coming down here to attend on Tuesday
I would like to thank Mgalbrai for his private support while I was at palliative care daily and his care this week at the loss of my good mate (and his good mate) I thank Beaches and Pat1 for their support and care.
I’m sure GAJ is watching us saying oh dear I better sort this out on the forum, don’t be sad.
Farewell for now eternal optimist.
I’m privileged to count you as my friend I could not have done it without you.
Peg/inf/riba 2012(!) stop @ Wk 43 potassium low +issues (rlps week 4 post tx, VL120,000) scnds eg. adenomas.
pre sof/led VL 240,000 Fibsc F0
Day 25 <30
Day 32 UND
Week 10 UND
EOT UND ALT11AST17GGT19
SVR4 UND ALT10 AST16 GGT13
SVR8 UND ALT <9 AST16 GGT15
SVR12 UND ALT14 AST19 GGT12 Bili 5
EOT +18 ALT13 AST20 GGT9 Bili 5
EOT +21 ALT11AST15
Dysplasia Adenomas RemvdAug '16
SVR24 UND ALT11AST16