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Date: 08.04.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Never EVER take anything for granted.

I went back to work today after easter (I was off Tues and Weds) to find that a girl I work with, Claire, had been off work the last two days and no one had heard from her since sunday. Work had phoned the police concerned. Yesterday they found her dead in her bead. She was a wonderful wonderful person and will be greatly missed. I still can't believe shes gone. She was only 23. She went to the docs a couple of weeks ago with chest pains and they sent her off with painkillers. Painkillers!

Why is it always so unfair? Why is it always the good people that suffer? I well and truly took it for granted that she'd always be there. Not for one second would I have expected the news I got today.

From now on I vow never to take anything for granted ever again.
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Date: 08.04.2010
From: KayJay

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

That's so sad Verity. It's true - the good always go first. Hope you can recover quickly from your shock. xx
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Date: 08.04.2010
From: Amelia

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

Hi verity,

I am so sorry, thats awful and soo young aswell. I have lost a few people this year alreay, and know how you feel, i now try and make the most of my days with family and mates when i can.

(((((Hugs)))) xx
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Date: 08.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

(((((((((Verity))))))) Im so sorry V......All I want to say and Believe, is Claire is in a very beautiful place x never the less, your news is so shocking and very very sad, and honestly dont know what to say x
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Date: 08.04.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

Cheers guys

I hope youre right Jill coz she deserves the best. Its just not sinking in properly. I keep expecting her to come back and say its all been a mistake. Totally totally shocked.
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Date: 08.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

Oh my god Verity, that is so sad. It's always tragic when somebody so young loses their life. It's been a very bad year, many of my friends have lost someone in their family, including me losing my Mum. Any death is a loss for us all. You'll probably be in shock for a few days so try and take it easy if you can.
xxx
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Date: 08.04.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

Hey Sally, yeh Im tryin to just stay calm about it. Its just so bizarre. Works gonna be tough too coz there are a lot of ppl that were very close to her. The office was empty today. Its proper shaken me up. Gonna go to bed and rest now. Tomorrow is a new day : )

Hope youre OK xx
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Date: 08.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

just posted YOU on other link. We are chasing each other's tails tonight! It's really upsetting when something like that happens. As you say, can't take anything for granted. I've had news of two people dying today, one an old family friend who I knew was ill and another one who had a heart attack and died in his sleep. Too many this year.
I'm ok though, feeling a bit better than last week.
xx
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Date: 08.04.2010
From: sandra lowe

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

well last night there was a helicopter flying over the house for about an hour thought they were looking for drug dealers but on news this morning 2 lads lost their lives in the river by me, so sad to hear of young ones dying
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Date: 09.04.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

Oh Sally, thats terrible. I didn't realise you'd had bad news too. Are you OK? Any death is just so hard to get your head round. I broke down last night when I was getting ready for bed. I think everythings just getting a bit too much for my head recently. i feel a bit better but Ive been dreading work today. Its not going to bad but everyones just so aware that its all wrong here.

Sandra - thats terrible news. Poor poor parents.
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Date: 09.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

hi Verity, I'm fine thanks. Was a very bad day for news yesterday. How was work today? It probably helped you all to be with other people who knew her. I hope you got some comfort from your colleagues.

My ankles are really bad today - think the steroid jab is wearing off. Also got strange swelling and bruise on my wrist. I'm not aware of anything causing it. Got sore throat too. That must be the methotrexate - which isn't bloomin' well working yet as far as I am aware. I do feel very tired and croaky, keep thinking am coming down with something but never do. Tried to ring rheumy nurse several times this week but she's not there. Grrr!
xx
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Date: 10.04.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

Oh that sounds crap : ( Get your feet up and relax until you can get in touch with them. Have you got painkillers?
Im goin to have a drink with a woman thats had her hips replaced tonight. Shes told me she has tips lol

Take care xx
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Date: 10.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Never EVER take anything for granted.

Thanks Verity, for some reason they felt better this morning. Not great but better :)

Bet you can't wait for your op now! Hope you get some good tips tonight. Did you read that Jill is in hospital again? She's been really unwell lately but still keeps up her good humoured posts, I don't know how she does it. Don't half miss her on here though :)
xx
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