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Old 08-22-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: R.I.
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So sad to hear of Robyn's passing, but very glad to know she had a long retirement with her beloved husband playing lots of golf and traveling which they both had a great passion for. RIP Robyn.
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:52 PM
 
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Condolences to her family. Robyn had a long history in City-Data. As I recall our paths first crossed about a decade ago in the politics forum. We had different thoughts and it is a reminder of the impact of time on our forum participation and the many interactions many of us have had.
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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we head butted often but she was a good contributor .
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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Wow. I started wondering about her after Hurricane Matthew hit last year and I wondered how she fared and why I hadn't seen any posts from her in a while here in the retirement forum, so I went hunting, and found a post in the Jacksonville forum about the hurricane, so I thought she was okay. But I think her posts tapered off before then.

I hope she didn't suffer. Or much.

She sure helped me figure a few things out, and I was grateful. A strong, intelligent, successful woman who generously gave tremendous amounts of information and thoughts.
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:56 PM
 
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I, too, remember the exploding lamp thread. Put many of us through our paces.

This thread, and her passing, is powerful reminder to all on forums like this that behind every anonymous name is a real person deserving of respect. RIP Robyn55.
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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Last i heard from her was i think the store gave her 20 or 30 k to drop it
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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She offered much excellent information here on CD. I'm very sorry to hear of her passing and hope she was at peace and comfortable. Thanks for letting us know.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Here is a copy and paste of a direct message I got from Robyn55 some six months ago. I didn't say anything about it on the open forum because she asked me not to in a subsequent message.


"Thank you for asking. I was diagnosed with stage 4 terminal cancer around January 1 and given less than a year to live. I am having radiation and chemotherapy in an attempt to prolong my life a little. It's no fun - I am very much an invalid - but my husband has been wonderful in terms of taking care of me. Robyn"


Needless to say, I was quite upset to read that. I hadn't heard anything for a while before reading this thread just now and feared the worst.

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Old 08-22-2017, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Here is the second direct message from Robyn, dated April 20, 2017:

"A couple of people like you have written me - and I write them back. Otherwise - if someone doesn't care enough to ask - I don't want them to know. I don't have enough energy to answer a ton of emails from curious "strangers".

I am having my fourth round of chemo today. So far - so good. For me - it is merely life-prolonging - and not for that long. Maybe a year at most. I am not in a lot of pain - not now at least. Mostly - I am very weak (from the radiation and chemo). Can't walk too far (like from one side of the house to the other) - and not without a walker.

I have thought of you from time to time - your stairs and your comments about them. I am not sure stairs would be a huge problem (if I had them). Although I couldn't climb them (our home handyman put in a railing between the main level of the house and the garage (4 steps) and grab rails in the shower.

What is a big problem is having someone to take care of you. I am lucky to have my husband - but other people wouldn't be as fortunate. I know I wouldn't be happy going to live in a "senior facility" - not at my age - but I am quite content at home.

In any event - you can't plan for any of this. What will happen. When it might happen. And how it will happen. And what you might have to do. About the only thing I can say for sure is the medical care is very expensive and I'm glad I have good insurance. Robyn"
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:31 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Robyn is one of the first people I remember from way back when I first joined CD. I admired her knowledge and I enjoyed reading her long posts. As some have said, most of us were more worried about her elderly father and her husband, although I was always concerned about her smoking.

She always said they had access to the best medical care so at least she had that along with the care in her own home by her loving husband. Thank you to the people who have filled in the blanks for the rest of us who had no idea.
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