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TRIBUTES FOR MEMBERS LOST => Rememberance For Past Members => Tribute for Flip. => Topic started by: Sluff on November 10, 2008, 12:23:44 PM

Title: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Sluff on November 10, 2008, 12:23:44 PM
I'm sorry to have to inform our Members that Flip has passed away. He passed on sunday of a heart attack. I received the news just now and I don't have any other information available. I am making calls to gain anymore possible information.

Sluff  :(

Flip died a week ago yesterday, but I just got the e-mail last night. I have exchanged a few e-mails with "Donna" and here is a little more information:
IHD Member:  lruffner

"He wasn't alone, I was with him and I am grateful for that.  We had
gone to visit my mother who had a stroke last week (she's doing
great)  She lives a couple of hours away and we left after he rested
a few minutes following dialysis.  About a half hour from the
hospital where my Mom was, his shoulder starting hurting as it had
been off and on for a few weeks.  Even though we arrived at the
hospital after visiting hours and had to enter and exit through the
emergency room, he refused to have a doctor examine him and insited
on going back to the motel.  He kept saying that he had an
appointment for Tuesday and it could wait til then.


Donna



Thanks lruffner for the notification.




Hoyt G.Hickey&Son Funeral Home
416 N Main Street
Monticello, KY 42633

Services were last Friday. November 7th 2008


    Mr. Philip Kelley Wilson
Born:    1948-07-05
Died:    2008-11-02
Visitation:    5 to 9 PM Thursday in the Funeral Home Chapel
Funeral Service:    1 PM Friday in the Funeral Home Chapel
Interment:    Elk Spring Cemetery
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: kimcanada on November 10, 2008, 12:31:12 PM
Oh no, I am so sad, he was a great member, thanks so much Sluff, you have a very hard job  :'(  :cuddle;

Geez what a shock
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: xtrememoosetrax on November 10, 2008, 12:32:53 PM
Oh no! I had been wondering about Flip because he hadn't been posting much lately.  How sad to lose another IHD friend.  I always enjoyed his posts. Godspeed, Flip; you will be missed.  :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: paul.karen on November 10, 2008, 12:36:50 PM
R.I.P

Flip.................


This site has the whole emotional range.  From sad casue of dialysis to happiness due to a donor and this the worst of all...............

P&K
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: willieandwinnie on November 10, 2008, 12:40:10 PM
:'( I am shocked and sadden to read your post Sluff. May he rest in peace.  :cuddle; We will miss you Flip.  :grouphug;

I have to agree with kimcanada Sluff, you have a horrible task to perform and we admire you and love you for everything you do.  :cuddle;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Deanne on November 10, 2008, 01:01:04 PM
I'm very sad right now. I'll miss reading your posts Flip. I hope you've found happiness and health in heaven.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Zach on November 10, 2008, 01:02:34 PM
RIP
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Sluff on November 10, 2008, 01:04:12 PM
Rest peaceful friend. I'll remember our time in Chicago always.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Romona on November 10, 2008, 01:18:34 PM
Rest in Peace Flip.  :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Wattle on November 10, 2008, 01:31:56 PM
 :grouphug; 
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Meinuk on November 10, 2008, 01:38:39 PM
Flip,

We'll drink a toast to your spirit, your humor and your wisdom. 

And we'll miss you Flip, thank you for brightening our corner of the world.

Love,

Anna
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: lruffner on November 10, 2008, 01:47:19 PM
May you now have peace and happiness forever, Flip. You will be greatly missed and your posts and emails always brought a smile to my face. I hope that I can be just half as strong as you always were... :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: twirl on November 10, 2008, 02:21:52 PM
oh no, not Flipbob :'( :'( :-*
this just can not be true
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: petey on November 10, 2008, 02:40:31 PM
Flip's name was Phil?  I never knew that.  My heart is sad.  He was always so upbeat and positive.  What about Cujo?
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Sluff on November 10, 2008, 02:44:15 PM
My guess is Donna would take care of Cujo.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: paris on November 10, 2008, 02:48:37 PM
We have had so much good news lately and I think this comes as such a surprise to us all.   We had such a great time meeting Phil and Donna in Chicago. We had lived in Kentucky years ago and it was fun talking about familiar places with him.   Flip was extremely intelligent; comes from a very educated family. His view on dialysis was inspiring and his humor helped many of us.   I just don't want to believe this - not Flip.  

Twirl, I thought of you immediately when I heard the news.  You two loved to tease each other.   :cuddle;  

Be kind to those you love; time is fleeting.    :grouphug; :grouphug;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: monrein on November 10, 2008, 02:50:35 PM
What sad sad news.  I feel shocked, stunned and will miss Flip greatly.  He was such a valuable and valued member and I will notice the absence of his unique sense of humour.  My condolences to Donna and of course to Cujo, both of whom will be reeling from this, I feel sure.

RIP Flip.   :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: G-Ma on November 10, 2008, 03:03:44 PM
Oh Dear Lord.  I am shocked.  I was thinking about contacting you Sluff to see if Flip is ok or did I just miss a post when I was in the hospital.  This is so sad.  I am sure he will keep the angels in line.  Rest Flip.  Life is too short and we need to make sure we make use of every minute as he did.
Ann
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: okarol on November 10, 2008, 03:48:35 PM
I feel so fortunate to have spent time with Flip and Donna in Chicago. He was funny and bright and full of life. I will always think of him that way. It's sad to hear that he is gone. Godspeed dear Phil.

 :grouphug;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: David13 on November 10, 2008, 04:16:01 PM
I am shocked and very saddened. . . 

Flip was such a reassuring presence on this site.  He could truly get to the heart of a topic and could say in one line what it took others paragraphs to say.  I always looked forward to hearing his point of view.  His humor and intelligence will be very greatly missed.

Rest in Peace, Phil.   :grouphug;

 
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: RichardMEL on November 10, 2008, 04:19:10 PM
shocking news... I am so sad to read this. flip was so much fun and had such a great attitude what with his vodka and red bull(?) amd all that. Funny guy and he never let it get to him. I guess this is a reminder that any signs of ANYTHING (eg: the shoulder pain) shouldn't be ignored and checked out - it's way better to be safe and feel like a dill for worrying about nothing than letting something potentially dangerous slide.

We'll all miss you flip. You were a great member and gave us all so much.

Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: boxman55 on November 10, 2008, 04:21:22 PM
Man, I just got the PM and fell over. Flip you where our strength with your humor and kindness. You will be missed greatly. So treasure him Lord in your garden of rest. For he on earth was one of the best. Rest in Peace, Phil

man oh man what a shock...Boxman
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: MIbarra on November 10, 2008, 04:33:23 PM
I'm so sorry to hear of this news.   :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: aharris2 on November 10, 2008, 04:46:27 PM
I keep the "Tribute for Members Lost" board shrunk down because it is so difficult to see the list continue to grow. Someone special once told me that even though it hurts, our lives are better for having known those we have lost.

Flip was the ultimate optimist. No matter what he was posting to, he always turned it to something positive. Nothing could get him down, not even ESRD and dialysis - an incredible love of living.
We will miss him and his spirited way.

Alene and Rolando
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: twirl on November 10, 2008, 04:50:17 PM
I just pm'ed flipbob
I know he will never read
I can't believe this is true
it just can't be
and thanks Kimmie for the pm to me :'(

he always made me laugh and now he is making me cry
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: rookiegirl on November 10, 2008, 04:59:54 PM
This is such a sad news  :'( to hear about Flip. He will be missed.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: pelagia on November 10, 2008, 05:06:49 PM
While I was reading the sad news my husband was playing a beautiful tune on his harp guitar.  Some of you may know it - Gentle Annie - by Stephen Foster.  It's about losing a loved one.

"Shall we nevermore behold thee;
Never hear thy winning voice again..."

RIP
  
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Rerun on November 10, 2008, 05:11:13 PM
My sincere sympathy to Flip's family.  May they know he is in a better place with no machines or needles (I hope).

                                                                             :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: petey on November 10, 2008, 05:30:31 PM
My guess is Donna would take care of Cujo.

Sluff -- can you find out for sure?  I'm worried about Cujo -- I can't help Flip now, but I'm concerned for his buddy Cujo.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Sluff on November 10, 2008, 05:31:59 PM
My guess is Donna would take care of Cujo.

Sluff -- can you find out for sure?  I'm worried about Cujo -- I can't help Flip now, but I'm concerned for his buddy Cujo.


I'll be sending Donna an email tonight.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: lola on November 10, 2008, 06:01:35 PM
I am sitting ere in complete shock, Flip was such an amazing guy always helping find answers and being a friend, my heart is broken. :grouphug;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: mikey07840 on November 10, 2008, 06:41:21 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: kellyt on November 10, 2008, 06:57:11 PM
Very sad news indeed.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Flip's family.  He did have such a lust for life.  Very funny!   I will miss his posts alot!!

R.I.P.  My Friend!   :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Adam_W on November 10, 2008, 07:07:56 PM
I just can't believe this. Rest in peace, Flip, you will be missed.

Adam
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: st789 on November 10, 2008, 07:15:28 PM
Sorry to hear the new.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: jbeany on November 10, 2008, 08:25:18 PM
Rest in peace, flip.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Jess21 on November 10, 2008, 09:54:16 PM
 :'( oh, no...
Flip was a great guy.  My mom and I are happy we got the honor to meet him at the Chicago meet!  I sat next to him at Cracker Barrel..I'm saddened that won't happen again.
R.I.P. Flip!
God only takes the best!!
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: TynyWonder on November 10, 2008, 11:20:50 PM
I know I did not get to know Flip very well but this is still so sad and very shocking!    I hope you are at peace, Flip!
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: rose1999 on November 10, 2008, 11:25:02 PM
Like everyone I am shocked and deeply saddened, another member of our family has left us.  Love and condolences to all of Flip's family and friends  :grouphug;

I hope Cujo will be looked after, we all know Flip would have wanted that.

Rest in peace Flip.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Ang on November 11, 2008, 12:11:05 AM
what  a  shock  to  read  this.


as  i  did'nt  know  flip  all  that  well   i  enjoyed  his  posts,  his   out  look  on  everything

my  most  edearing  thought  of  flip  is  actually  his  avatar

most  of  us  are  running  aroung  trying  find  enough  hours  in  the  day  to  get  everything done,

but  theres  flip  siting  in  his  chair  on  the  front  lawn(i guess) but  i'm  positive cujo wasn't  all

that  far  away.

condolonces  to  donna  and  especially  cujo

RIP  MATE
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Gramapat on November 11, 2008, 02:19:08 AM
I am shocked and saddened.  I always enjoyed flip's posts so much.  R.I.P.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Joe Paul on November 11, 2008, 02:19:33 AM
RIP Flip
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: tamara on November 11, 2008, 03:28:04 AM
RIP Flip
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: twirl on November 11, 2008, 04:00:11 AM
I never guessed losing a friend I never knew in person would be so hard
I am concerned about Cugo but also he had about  5 cats
I hope Donna can find homes for all his animal family
still so upset
he was one of a kind
please, God, let all his beloved pets find good homes
then I think he can RIP
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: RichardMEL on November 11, 2008, 04:36:55 AM
I have been sad all day and just reading this thread again brings me to tears. I think in some ways flip reminded me very much of the sort of person I try to be. Always positive... cracking a joke.. living and loving life and not letting the crap get him down or anything. I just feel so desperately sad that we have lost such a spark and wonderful person... even though I didn't know him or met him... he came through in his posts so much. Really on a downer here. I hope so much his pets get looked after.. he would want that.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: idahospud on November 11, 2008, 05:14:36 AM
Thou I never got the chains to meet flip or to ck on line with him . I fell a loss as it was flip how munched IHD on a nuther web site . That gave me such grate information and support . He was so upbeat and onset . I wish i had a chains to say thank for all he did for me . It amass me that we never spoke but he helot me so very very much . I hope to meet you flip and thank you somedayfor all you did for me.  :'( :'( :grouphug;  Carol
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: cherpep on November 11, 2008, 07:46:18 AM
I am shocked and saddened.  I really enjoyed reading flip's post, he had  great outlook on life.  RIP, flip.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Hawkeye on November 11, 2008, 07:54:16 AM
Sad news indeed.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: G-Ma on November 11, 2008, 07:56:15 AM
I agree so much with all everyone especially RM said...to lose a friend is so difficult and the fact that we all have such good friends in each other and have never met is really special.  I think we all enjoyed flip so much because he was so positive about everything and everyone.  It's a sad sad time.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: KarenInWA on November 11, 2008, 08:06:21 AM
Wow.  I am totally at a loss for words here.  I originally "met" flip on another kidney disease web site.  I emailed him because his posts on that site really spoke to me.  He replied to my email and suggested I come here.  I will be forever thankful for his kindness and positive outlook that he gave all of us.  He sounded like he brought a lot of energy with him to his treatments, and I'm sure the staff their are really suffering this loss (he did do in-center dialysis, right?)  RIP flip(phil) and THANK YOU for all that you gave us.

Karen
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Red from Canada on November 11, 2008, 08:48:18 AM
I am so sorry to hear about Flip(Phil).  I always loved reading his posts.  He was such a great addition to the board.  My sincere condolences to his family.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: harley08 on November 11, 2008, 11:16:51 AM
Terribly saddened with this great loss, prayers to Donna and his family and may he be in a peaceful place  :grouphug;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: okarol on November 11, 2008, 11:19:21 AM
Thank you for this update breezysummerday.  :thx;

You can sign an online guestbook for Flip (link below.) The funeral home would forward the messages to Flip's family.

http://web1.lovinghonors.com/cgi-bin/CompanyInternal?stdout+126+hickeyandson.com+102+11+1355+AllowMessageEntry=N+mess1=Guest%20book%20for+mess2=Your%20information%20below%20will%20be%20forwarded%20to%20the%20family
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: thegrammalady on November 11, 2008, 11:53:31 AM
i'm sitting here without words to express myself (unusual for me) i will miss flip's posts terribly and will be saddened when i come across any of his posts.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Jess21 on November 11, 2008, 03:34:21 PM
I did a google search and found his obituary.
http://www.somerset-kentucky.com/obituaries/local_story_310071851.html
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: twirl on November 11, 2008, 04:04:03 PM
Jess21
thank you very much for doing that
I will read it many times with tears
thanks
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: okarol on November 11, 2008, 04:11:56 PM

Thank you Jess.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: RichardMEL on November 11, 2008, 04:37:21 PM
Thank you Jess.

You know, and please everyone don't take this the wrong way, but I was so surprised to read he was 60! His whole attitude and everything I honestly thought he was in his 30's somehow. He was so vibrant and *alive* in his posts!! I guess the old saying is true about being young at heart.

You will be sadly missed flip.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: florida.flyer on November 11, 2008, 04:40:01 PM
so sorry I never got to meet him , R.I.P. Flip
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: kitkatz on November 11, 2008, 07:31:12 PM
I will miss Flip and his funny posts. He had such a wry sense of humor about things. He had a secret formula to hlep him feel better. Something about Vodka being in it.  Here is to friend we no longer will see on our boards. 

 :wine; :wine;

Flowers for his family:  :flower; :flower; :flower;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: G-Ma on November 11, 2008, 07:37:32 PM
How about now that we are all or hopefully all aware of his passing...tomorrow (Wed) evening at 8 PM EST or whatever we all have an 8 oz glass of something and toast FLIP.     :beer1;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: jessup on November 11, 2008, 07:43:04 PM
I'm there mate

 :beer1;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: TynyWonder on November 11, 2008, 08:10:47 PM
WOW!!   His name, "Flip Wilson" explains it all now!!!  That is why he could be such a comedian!!!!   For you that remember the comedian, Flip Wilson!!!!    :rofl;  That just made me smile, did anyone else notice that?    I did not know he was married either.   Who is Donna that said she was with him when he died?   Does anyone know?    I hope none of you think I am being disrespectful by laughing about his name...........I just think it is neat that he was a comedian himself!
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Mimi on November 11, 2008, 08:26:43 PM
What a shame he didn't stop in that emergency room and get checked.  However I believe when it is your time to go, nothing can stop it.  I never met or spoke to him, but he seemed to be well informed on most subjects and glad to share his knowledge with others.  Poor Cujo
will miss him most of all.

Godspeed Flip,
Mimi
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: kidney4traci on November 11, 2008, 08:31:35 PM
I am saddened to hear about Flip... and I agree with PK, this site takes you on an emotional roller coaster.  Love it and hate it.  RIP Flip. :guitar:
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: RichardMEL on November 11, 2008, 08:57:28 PM
I had already planned to have a small glass of vodka in flip's honour tonight, which is Wednesday for me. It's also my birthday so mixed emotions.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Sunny on November 12, 2008, 01:00:18 AM
I am so sorry to hear flip has died.
I always enjoyed his dry sense of humor and good outlook on life.
It hurts to have another member gone. May he be in everlasting peace.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: CW on November 12, 2008, 01:01:40 AM
Rest in peace my kidney brother.  :'(

Sincerely,

CW
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Trikkechickk on November 12, 2008, 03:50:32 AM
How about now that we are all or hopefully all aware of his passing...tomorrow (Wed) evening at 8 PM EST or whatever we all have an 8 oz glass of something and toast FLIP.     :beer1;

Flip always liked his Kalula and Nepro - I will raise a toast!  Flip was a real class act!  I, too, felt very saddened at his passing.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: RichardMEL on November 12, 2008, 04:04:16 AM
I have had my small toast to the memory of flip - my virtual dialysis friend.

I will miss you even though I hardly knew you.

RIP.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: glitter on November 12, 2008, 09:23:04 AM
I just found this thread- I dont beleive I ever exchanged a post with flip- but I sure enjoyed the sense of humor I found inside his posts.        :flower; RIP.  :flower;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: G-Ma on November 12, 2008, 02:23:53 PM
Happy Birthday RM..late but still means the same.  All we can do is remember how wonderful it was to talk to flip. 
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: KT0930 on November 12, 2008, 06:15:34 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. He had so much to add and help others with. He'll be missed.  :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: MIbarra on November 12, 2008, 06:21:59 PM
 RIP, Flip. Here's to your new perfect kidneys and no more dialysis for you.  :beer1;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Sunny on November 12, 2008, 06:28:55 PM
Here's a toast to you Flip!
I think you probably had a good life.So, Cheers!
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Bajanne on November 13, 2008, 10:10:25 AM
i just want to scream and rage!  I'm sorry, but this hurts like anything.  Someone so alive, our resident redneck.  No fair!  This has been a hard week for me.  The same day as Flip, the longest dialysis patient here, Melvin, died.  he was my inspiration. He always boasted that for 10 years he never missed a session.  then I heard of Mikey's loss, and now this.
My sincere condolences to his family.  He will always be remembered with love by us.  His posts will remain to keep him alive in IHD.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Lucinda on November 13, 2008, 08:38:35 PM
I am so sorry I didn't see this thread.  Very, very sad and very sudden as well.  My thoughts are with his family.  A very sad time. RIP. xx
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: lruffner on November 14, 2008, 06:05:45 PM
I have an update for you all, regarding some questions you have:

Cujo and the cats will stay with Donna. Phil was getting ready to move, due to Donna's job relocating her, and she will continue to list the properties for the move. She is having a very difficult time and always speaks of the 6 wonderful years they had together.

For those who would like to contact Donna, her email address is  donnablock1846@aol.com
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Sluff on November 14, 2008, 10:21:41 PM
Thanks lruffner.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: rose1999 on November 15, 2008, 10:48:05 PM
Sending big hugs to Donna  :grouphug; for all she has done for Phil (Flip) and all she continues to do.......a special lady.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: paris on November 16, 2008, 12:17:30 PM
Thanks, Iruffner, for updating us.  It was such a pleasure meeting Flip and Donna in Chicago.  Having lived in Kentucky, my husband really enjoyed talking about basketball and horses with Flip.  Talking with Donna was like sitting with an old friend.  It was obviious what a good relationship they had together.  They were great people to spend time with.  I just knew we would meet up together again.  I feel so bad for Donna. Life seemed to be going in such a good direction for them.  It all is so very sad.    :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: kimcanada on November 16, 2008, 06:12:57 PM
WAS THERE EVER PICTURES OF THIS CHICAGO TRIP??
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Jess21 on November 16, 2008, 06:29:51 PM
yes there was in the "chicago meet" thread.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: okarol on November 16, 2008, 08:04:28 PM
WAS THERE EVER PICTURES OF THIS CHICAGO TRIP??

Well Kim, ya don't gotta YELL! Here's some photos http://ihatedialysis.com/forum/index.php?topic=7177.440
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: kitkatz on November 16, 2008, 08:31:30 PM
Also go to Youtube.com and type in ihatedialysis.com and video is there.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: mcjane on November 16, 2008, 10:05:23 PM
Flip, sleep with the angels in heaven.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Chris on November 19, 2008, 03:32:07 PM
I was shocked when Okarol told me oer the phone that Flip passed away. I will miss his sense of humor, culinary art, and replies to post. I was fortunate enough to have met him and Donna at the IHD Chicago meet.
R.I.P. Flip
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: annabanana on November 26, 2008, 11:51:55 AM
What a good man he was.
Godspeed, Flip.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: charee on November 26, 2008, 10:10:24 PM
I'm in shock i  loved  reading Flips posts  he will be missed :grouphug;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Kitsune on November 28, 2008, 08:36:50 PM
I never knew Flip personally, but I have enjoyed his posts over the year I've been here, and it's a crying damn shame that he will never post here again. Godspeed Philip Kelley Wilson, and my condolences to his Donna.  :cuddle;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Chris on November 28, 2008, 10:27:11 PM
In the short 8 months Flip was here, he made a big impact with his post. Still shocked he is gone. I have a bad track record, two people I know on IHD have passed away while I was always in the hospital.
RIP Flip and Goofynina
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: twirl on November 29, 2008, 04:05:19 AM
FlipBob was only a member for 8 months
I have seen him on another website for dialysis
but IHD is way better
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Sluff on November 29, 2008, 07:30:27 AM
No one gets out of this world alive, but some of the greatest have died way to young.  :(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: okarol on November 29, 2008, 11:12:44 AM
FlipBob was only a member for 8 months
I have seen him on another website for dialysis
but IHD is way better

I also met Flip through another forum - he was really helpful to other people looking for answers. One woman commented on how he maintained his calm yet enthusiastic outlook. She never got a reply to her post because he was gone.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Mizar on November 29, 2008, 03:04:05 PM
May the Peace of God, be with His Family at this Time.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Kitsune on November 30, 2008, 09:28:53 PM
Wow, if I'd been Flip and knew I couldn't get transplanted, My outlook wouldn't be as positive as his was and I would have had stopped dialyzing but then again I'm a quitter, Flip wasn't.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: mdpeters on December 02, 2008, 03:47:03 PM
I am very sorry to hear about Flip.  I am pretty new to this site since being diagnosed with stage 4 ckd two months ago.  I am not on dialysis.  At least not yet and I hope I can prolong it forever.  I am scared to death of it and of all of the related things that can possibly happen because of it.  I also know it has kept people alive for a long time.  Do all people on dialysis get cardiovascular disease and have problems with their heart?  I had read quite a few of Flip's posts, enjoyed them very much and have been looking for more posts from him.  He did seem like he knew an awful lot about this and was very helpful and inspiring to people.  He had such a positive and upbeat attitude and I was hoping to be able to speak to him more about that and learn from him.  Heaven has a new angel.


Debbie

Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: dkerr on December 10, 2008, 06:52:55 AM
Wow ... I haven't been on for a while.  What a shock. I was trying to figure out why he hadn't been posting.  I saw his last post was the end of October.  I know he will be missed.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: angela515 on December 20, 2008, 09:41:03 PM
R.I.P. Flip. You will be missed.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: kitkatz on December 21, 2008, 01:21:39 PM
Merry Christmas Flip!   :wine; :wine; :christmastree; :christmastree;  I miss you!
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: pelagia on December 21, 2008, 09:56:45 PM
Yes, me too - Flip and his sharp wit and Cujo, too...
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: circleNthedrain on December 22, 2008, 01:42:37 AM
Your quick wit and sense of humor will be greatly missed.  I never got to thank you for your great suggestion....Kahlua and Nepro,  YUM!!  I have one every morning.   RIP friend.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: del on January 18, 2009, 05:33:27 PM
RIP flip  :cuddle; I have been missing your posts. :'(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: pelagia on January 18, 2009, 07:35:58 PM
Whenever I come across one of his posts it's difficult.  He was not a man of many words, but he sure made every word count.  :grouphug;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: twirl on January 20, 2009, 03:34:45 AM
Flipbob
I miss reading all the things you used to grill for supper
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: breezysummerday on November 02, 2009, 09:43:27 PM
 

    :wine;

Cheers to you Flip
Fond memories and lotsa laughs!
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: kellyt on November 03, 2009, 12:14:40 PM
One year.  Wow, unbelievable.   Miss you Flip.   :(
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: thegrammalady on November 03, 2009, 12:40:05 PM
 :wine; :wine; :wine;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: paris on November 03, 2009, 04:14:00 PM
Flip made us all smile.  What a great guy and I feel privileged to have spent some time with him.  We all had fun in Chicago. He loved Frank Lloyd Wright and books.  Miss him and his vodka   :cuddle;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: pamster42000 on November 03, 2009, 04:35:33 PM
I never knew Flip, but I am sorry to hear of his passing. We are all involved in this ESRD in one way or another and it's effects. I hope his family knows how much he is missed by members of this group. You are wondeful people.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: pelagia on November 03, 2009, 10:20:00 PM
To you, Flip  :wine;
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Mimi on November 04, 2009, 12:27:42 AM
Flip was a good guy.  Flip I hope you are  resting in peace.








Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: del on November 04, 2009, 04:53:09 PM
 :wine; :wine; to you flip.  I always enjoyed your posts.  R.I.P.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Sunny on November 05, 2009, 02:10:25 PM
I always enjoyed Flip's humor and words of wisdom. He is missed.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: Sluff on November 06, 2009, 06:20:27 PM
He is probably in heaven keeping everyone in line. You know him and Susie are having a blast.
Title: Re: Loss of a IHD Member
Post by: kitkatz on November 07, 2009, 09:54:12 PM
Here are a few shots for you all in heaven.....\_/  \_/