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« Reply #150 on: November 02, 2008, 05:18:21 PM »

It is touching to read about all of the lives that my husband touched and continues to touch.  He brought so many terrific people together through this site; I am honored to keep it going.


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« Reply #151 on: November 02, 2008, 05:23:32 PM »

And I thank you for doing so Epowife.  I never "met" Bill but I certainly appreciate him and am delighted that people continue to get to know him through IHD.
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Pyelonephritis (began at 8 mos old)
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« Reply #152 on: March 02, 2009, 04:57:28 PM »


As of today it's been 2 years since we lost Epoman. He created this wonderful site that has been a real gift to all who come here.

Thank you Bill, you will never be forgotten.

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Jenna is an artist, she loves music, is a fan of ComicCon, and has been writing stories since she was little.
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« Reply #153 on: March 02, 2009, 05:16:21 PM »

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« Reply #154 on: March 02, 2009, 05:44:16 PM »

Just yesterday I was reading some old posts and found myself laughing at what Epoman was writing... and, of course, Susie's retorts. Gone (not really) but not forgotten (absolutely not!)
Living on through this site. Making people laugh, and cry, and helping, but most of all giving us this oasis in all the madness.

Thank you Epoman and RIP and thank you administrator who keep his dream alive.

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« Reply #155 on: March 02, 2009, 05:56:55 PM »

Epoman, your site has thrived even though you have been gone for 2 years.  That was your promise to us.  You made provisions from the very creation of this site that it would be here for others in need forever.  Thank you! 

                                                                      :cuddle;         I miss you!   :'(
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« Reply #156 on: March 02, 2009, 07:26:21 PM »

Thank you, Bill.
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« Reply #157 on: March 02, 2009, 10:39:17 PM »



Thank you so much

Bless your family as mine has been


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« Reply #158 on: March 03, 2009, 01:08:27 AM »

 Cheers and thanks for this great site Bill :beer1;
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« Reply #159 on: March 03, 2009, 03:23:47 PM »

My tribute to Bill...

Today I had an appointment in Halifax to see my kidney doc, he is telling me that I am the "perfect" candidate for nocturnal dialysis... I was uneasy about it all and asked him if there was a video , or someone that is doing this that I could talk to...

HE TOLD ME THAT MY "BEST BET" would be a website called...... I Hate Dialysis . com!!!!   He told me that it was patient based and that I would get how people honestly feel about it...

So here we are 2009 in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada , the nurses are spreading the news about Bills little ole website...

Thank You Bill, I owe you one  :beer1;
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« Reply #160 on: March 03, 2009, 03:33:54 PM »

That is awesome. Thanks Kim.  :2thumbsup;
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« Reply #161 on: March 03, 2009, 03:36:19 PM »

No Sluff, Thank Bill, and thank you for taking over  :cuddle;
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« Reply #162 on: March 03, 2009, 10:11:17 PM »

We miss The BOSSman around here.  I know you can see your little miracle getting bigger and bigger.
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« Reply #163 on: January 27, 2011, 04:32:06 AM »

We played BINGO in dialysis yesterday.  I won a Epogen clock.  I thought about you.  You are still very much missed here.  :'(
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« Reply #164 on: January 27, 2011, 01:17:06 PM »

I always talk about this site when I visit my mom in-center. Once in the hospital dialysis center I told the nurse and she literally went right to the computer to look it up! She was so excited to hear all the good things I was telling her.

Thank you Epoman and all of you that keep this site going strong.  :)
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« Reply #165 on: January 28, 2011, 07:19:40 PM »

Like Goofynina, Epoman just had his own way of looking at things but he was very in tune with knowledge of ESRD. Some people may not have seen eye to eye with him but he was usually right in the end. He is definitely missed especially when handling debates in the forum. His vision remains strong. A genius is a good way to describe him.
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« Reply #166 on: May 28, 2011, 09:15:12 PM »

I never had the chance to "get to know" Epoman, but from what I have been reading today, he was much-loved and will be sorely missed.

I am sorry I never got to know him.  God Bless him and his family.
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« Reply #167 on: April 25, 2012, 07:16:50 AM »

Still missing you.
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« Reply #168 on: April 25, 2012, 08:27:08 AM »

I'm glad I was a member when Bill was still here.  He had a great no-nonsense attitude and if you didn't want to play by the rules, go somewhere else.   Respected him so much.   He left the site in great hands.   Thanks to Sluff and Okarol who keep the dream alive.    :cuddle;
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« Reply #169 on: August 17, 2012, 08:43:09 PM »

Wow.  I am a new member but Epoman's Introduction was the first thing I read.  I saw such strength in him to keep going to be a good father and husband.  I was so sad when I found this post.  God bless his soul and bless and protect his family.
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« Reply #170 on: August 17, 2012, 11:57:58 PM »

Thanks Clara. Yes, it was a huge loss to us all but Epoman's words and design of this forum live on. His wife and son are doing well. We see them at the IHD Las Vegas meet up each year.
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
Now needs a new kidney, 7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She started PD Sept. 2013
Searching for a living donor using social media, friends, family.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Jenna is an artist, she loves music, is a fan of ComicCon, and has been writing stories since she was little.
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #171 on: September 11, 2012, 10:11:22 PM »

Rest In Power Dad.
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« Reply #172 on: September 11, 2012, 10:35:26 PM »

Rest In Power Dad.


That's a good one. I think that is the case.
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« Reply #173 on: September 12, 2012, 12:45:04 AM »

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Admin for IHateDialysis 2008 - 2014, retired.
Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
Now needs a new kidney, 7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She started PD Sept. 2013
Searching for a living donor using social media, friends, family.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Jenna is an artist, she loves music, is a fan of ComicCon, and has been writing stories since she was little.
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #174 on: September 14, 2012, 03:44:00 PM »

Rest In Power Dad.


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