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sometimesdilly
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I think about Charlie very often, and miss him enough it still hurts.

Does anyone else here feel the same way?

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Yes, it still hurts. Though I think you knew him better than me, so it probably hurts more for you.

I think of him frequently, and miss him, and wish he were here still. I feel honored to have known him, and been here to get his advice, that ended up changing the course of my treatment. And I miss his wit.

Such a great loss for our community. I keep thinking how much he meant, and just that it's a shame. But then I think how great it must be to mean that much to people, that they miss you this much.

((((((dilly)))))))

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I havent been the same since.

Not even feeling remotely the same.

Lost all my humor and drive!!!

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The thing that bothers me, apart from missing this fine man, is that he was treating himself with bactrim longterm, and I am afraid that is what did in his liver. If you look into the side effects of bactrim, it is there. So, really the IDSA crowd is responsible for his death, in my opinion, because they have made it so hard for people to get treatment and have been complicit in failing to do good research that would help us. The NIH and the CDC are part of the IDSA cabal.

Texas was one of the worst places for finding lyme doctoring. And that state has just shut down a lyme doctor.

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Yes, I do think of him quite often. I'm so sorry for those of you who were best friends...like don.

I agree with you lou... that is so criminal!

Texas just lost their LAST LLMD. There is little left there at all. So more will die because of it.

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yep and leslie and others
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CRAP!! Charlie was my friend.

He could tell by reading my Emails when i was becoming lyme brain crazy again and needed to go back on ABX.

He was so funny we shared puns!!!

We floated rivers together,caved together,and had cookouts in campgrounds.

Don and Charlie,had Dodge Cummins trucks,so i got one to.

Sometimes I can't grasp the reality that Charlie is gone!!

Melanie and TC was there on the buffalo river with us.

Don was there for two of the rivers and two of the caves.

Jenny, floated,caved and was there with Charlie allways.

It is not to often that someone not related to us, passes through life with us and leaves a lasting hole in our lives when they move on to the other side.

MADDOG

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Maddog- you said it just the way it feels to me-- that there is a lasting hole no one else fills since Charlie left.

He was a one of a kind person and friend, and Don, i know what you mean about not laughing in the same way since, either.

Lou & toots, i agree that his death was criminal and could have been avoided had he received adequate care for his Lyme.

Its not anger I feel when I think of him, though, just a deep missing of him and sadness.

Hugs to everyone else who hurts for Charlie.

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MADDOG, I'm still upset that I didn't join you guys on the Buffalo. I was within 2 hrs of you. My loss, for sure.

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Missing Charlie always. He was a special soul. [group hug]
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I miss Charlie very much, too.

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Carol in PA
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We honor his memory by sharing our friendship.

Carol

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I see this and it makes me smile and reminds me of Charlie (he is in it) and all our friends.

We did have fun on the canoe trips ... a good memory. Thanks to Maddog for getting us all together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFWTMgcBYSo

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Melanie Reber
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I've not been the same either... Charlie was a love and his final suffering and passing hit way too close to home.

I'm sure his family felt a great loss this Father's Day.

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I'm so glad to see this, because sometimes I wonder if I am the only one still thinking about him and missing him every day.

It's an aching, sad feeling. I miss him terribly. Blake and I often talk about him. I loved him very, very much. I'm so sad I'll never have the chance to meet him....we talked on the phone many times, but I never got a chance to meet he and Jenny.

It is comforting to read this and know so many of us are still remembering our beloved Charlie. I often think of Jenny and wonder how she is. I am so sad I never sent her a card. I was just so sick and am only just barely starting to crawl out of the hole. I still plan to write to her.

Does anyone know how she is?

I'll always miss Charlie. Thanks for sharing all your memories. It warms my heart.

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Wow, I just saw this on Charlie's page on LymeFriends. I was posting a couple of pictures of my new pool, and it reminded me of when I was building it last year, how some people got on my case for using my back SSDI money for a pool. Charlie then posted pictures of HIS new pool to shut them up! I remembered that as I posted a couple pictures of my pool, and went to his page to look at them and to reminisce as I thought of him and how he did that for me. Then I saw this note I wanted to share:

At 2:41pm on May 31, 2010, charlie said

Blake and All, thank you so much for all your wonderful comments about Charlie.

I am doing OK, but know I'll NEVER find another Charlie. I was blessed to share 37 wonderful years with him. You might enjoy his comment about our marriage. He called it "a whirlwind of ecstasy".

I loved him very much even after spending 24/7 with him for years. His son calls me every night and that has brought us closer together. He is a blessing to me.

I haven't been able to go to any of his web sites until now. Guess I needed to get away
from anything that had to do with Lyme for a while.

thanks again, love to all,
Jenny

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