Palinka?...

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Palinka?...

Post by brandonman » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:56 pm

I just received an email regarding Palinka. I really don't want to believe it, but he hasn't been online since Tuesday...
Hello,

Im writing to you because we found your address in Patrick’s contact list on his laptop. So I assume that you either are a friend, or at least were previously a friend, of Patrick’s. Some of you might already know what Im about to say because Im not certain who is in contact with his family and who isn’t and I haven’t had time to check this list.

Knowing Patrick as I do some of you no doubt fell out with him years ago or possibly more recently, but nevertheless I thought you might like to know. Anyone who knows Patrick knows that he’s never been the easiest person to be friends with but I think we can all agree that he’s utterly unique!

Unfortunately what I now have to tell you is that he collapsed in his house in Exeter last week and was found in a coma slumped on his bed. He has been in intensive care in hospital ever since. He has opened his eyes twice but has been otherwise completely unresponsive, the doctors have very little idea whats wrong with him, do not have a treatment. An MRI has been done on his head and they have discovered that he has suffered brain damage to both the frontal lobes so the prognosis is very grim. They consider that it is very unlikely that he will regain consciousness and a decision as to whether to turn his life support off is likely to be taken in the next couple of days.

I can’t really tell you any more than that at this time, but if you have any words that you would like to me to pass on to his mother about the more positive memories you might have of Patrick I would really appreciate them, as you can imagine she is utterly bereft at this moment.

Thanks for your time, I will send updates if there are any more developments. Please let me know if you’d like to be taken off this list and I won’t bother you any further.

Cheers
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Re: Palinka?...

Post by Mr Boozificator » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:26 pm

I know, I have received the same thing.
All I can say is that three or four weeks ago already he was seriously worried about a resurgence of his cancer. I have no idea at this stage if the two are linked but Patrick is indeed seriously hit for now. I still want to believe that a small miracle will see him better soon.
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Re: Palinka?...

Post by mistah willies » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:57 pm

Yes, I also received this information via email, and am home now to read all of it.

He must have set up an instruction folder on his desktop, with contact list. We've all known about his condition, so being who he is, he probably did this to take care of business in case the worst occurred. It appears that this may be the case.


As we all know, he has always been fiercely protective of our little community from those who wish to run amok here, and he is one of the most loyal people I've ever known, to those he holds close.



No idea who sent this from his account. But if they are considering the idea of "pulling the plug" in a couple days, perhaps this is indeed, the time for us to offer condolences and kind words about him for his mother.


On the other hand, let us not simply toss him overboard.

To whom or whatever is be that ye offer prayers, please consider offering one for his complete recovery and continued involvement with our international community,

and another one for his mother and kin, for strength and courage. No parent should ever live beyond their offspring. That is horrible.


Let's do as we do best. Weigh the anchor, raise the main sail, and hold your filled chalice high in honour of our own personal little devil.


To Padraig!






DRINK!




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Re: Palinka?...

Post by Smatter Noguts » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:28 pm

Dear God.

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Re: Palinka?...

Post by Patchez » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:50 pm

This sucks on toast. Prayers and good vibes along with anything else may help.
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Re: Palinka?...

Post by brandonman » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:18 pm

I see this is now a global announcement. Hopefully we can get a lot more good vibes, prayers, meditation, or whatever you do, to Palinka in this time of need. I'd write a good toast, but I don't know what I would say. So here's to you, favorite King Moderator. May you have a miraculous recovery.
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Re: Palinka?...

Post by Bur » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:51 pm

God fucking damn it..

Sometimes you should see the blow coming, but there's just too much momentum involved to roll with it.

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Re: Palinka?...

Post by One for the Frog » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:23 am

I should really go. I'm seriously considering it. He is one of my best friends. If not THE best.
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Re: Palinka?...

Post by Bubblez » Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:55 am

Prayers, good vibes, positive thoughts from me and mine to Palinka and his. Would a sacrifice be too much? A hipster mayhaps?
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Re: Palinka?...

Post by GSG » Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:34 am

Was wondering why I wasn't getting a reply to my texts and then that hit my inbox this morning. Please be OK, P. Please.
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Re: Palinka?...

Post by oettinger » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:56 am

Oh dear, no no no! Come on soldier fight!

Not saying this caught me off guard, like Mr. Boozificator already mentioned there were some worries, but when it actually happens you`re at a total loss of words.
I do not remember posting that ^^^
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Re: Palinka?...

Post by Oggar » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:29 pm

I just got this information as well. Grim news indeed. Prof. Roomie and myself are going to be commiserating a bit.
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Post by Professor Roomie » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:50 pm

I found this e-mail as I was getting ready for work. Padraig has always been a good friend, and I'm sure all of you are feeling as shitty as I am right now. I think I'll be doing shots of well vodka to him on my next day off.
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Re: Palinka?...

Post by mistah willies » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:39 pm

Any news about Patrick will be shared here, when we get any at all.


Your sentiments will be sent forward, collected from this thread, or via the emails and private messages you've sent us.


Now don't give up on him

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Re: Palinka?...

Post by Bur » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:29 pm

Not to sound like an utter downer but damage to frontal lobe means that it's unlikely even if he did wake up that we'd have the P we knew and loved back. While I do not have extensive experience in these cases I unfortunately do have some.

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