Originally Posted by in stitches
@MrG - sorry man, thats really rough news. best wishes to his family and to you. i dont really know what else to say.
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Mr.G I am sorry to hear that. Two years ago I had a very close cousin of mine OD.
Originally Posted by Douglas
Sorry, G-Man. Sad, awful story and I hope you can find some peace. It can't be easy. Good luck.
Originally Posted by Thomas
Jeez, I am so sorry to hear this. Good luck and peace to you and your friend's family.
Originally Posted by JayJay
Sorry to hear this. Condolences.
Originally Posted by Rambo
My condolences M.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
Really sorry to hear, MrG.
Thanks for the kind words, all.
It's weird, I don't really grieve like normal people. Even when my grandmother, with whom I was close, died last summer, I don't recall ever breaking down. I just view death as a part of life, reminisce a little, and move on, but this was like a kick to the gut. I think the fact that we were so close at a formative time in my life, and because so much of my growing up was tied to being friends with this guy, it's a really different experience. The thing that's really killing me is that I went back to Tampa Bay (where he and most of my friends live) twice in the last year, but seeing him never worked out. This has probably been the longest I've gone without seeing the guy since I was 15. During my first trip down, he was supposed to be at a birthday party I attended, but he didn't show. The second trip, time just got away from me and I couldn't work out seeing him. I promised myself I'd get in touch on my next trip back down. So much for that.
As much as I hate it, it's far, far worse for another friend, we'll call him K. K was a mutual friend, and a close friend of both mine and the dead friend. K is the one who found the body after going to check on the friend. The guy had been dead for three days, but K was in such shock that he tried CPR anyway while waiting for the cops. Now K's wife says he has completely shut down. After dealing with our dead friend, K went to McDonald's for dinner, and went back to work late. Then he went home and took a two hour shower, got out, told his wife the whole story, went to bed, and got up for work this morning as if nothing had happened. I'm really worried about him.
It's all so horrible.