RIP Donna Gliniecki

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RIP Donna Gliniecki

#1 Post by Bob Juch » Sun Sep 04, 2022 10:19 pm

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Some posts are easier to write than others. This one is, without question, the hardest one I have ever done.

Best to start by cutting straight to the chase: My wife Donna passed away last night at the all-too-young age of 63.

It started about a week ago with a couple of symptoms the sort of which usually seem like a minor annoyance. (Yes, a week, I remind myself; it seems far longer at the moment.) Over the next day or two, a couple more symptoms were making their presence felt. By Monday evening, I was asking her whether she might want to get this all checked out; she did not think it necessary. Wednesday morning as I was leaving for work, she told me she would not be going in that day. Are you okay, I asked, and she indicated that she was. Later that morning, though, I got a call from my son Dan, who told me that she had called him for a ride to the ER. They looked her over and checked her into the hospital. I left work as soon as I could, although not in a panic, and headed straight to the hospital. By about 6:30 that evening, she was saying that she was getting tired; as she had not had all that much sleep, I felt it best to head out and let her try to get some rest. I assured her that I would be back tomorrow after work.

The next morning, I called to check on her condition; everything was pretty much the same as it was when I left. I asked if I could talk to her for a bit; unfortunately, between the BPAP mask she was wearing and the fluid buildup in my ear (courtesy of a seasonal allergy) I was not able to understand much of what she said. And then, maybe a couple of hours later, I got a call from one of her doctors. I could not tell you now the medical terminology that the doctor used, mostly because of what came next:

“She and I agree that she should go on life support.”

I made a few quick-but-necessary phone calls, closed up the shop, and headed straight up to the hospital. From that point, things are a blur right now; perhaps later, I will be able to offer more insight. For now, though…today has been mostly a day of rest and recharging for my family. There are no arrangements in place at this point; we will keep all of you posted, of course. And to those of you who might have normally received a more personal message before now, or who might have sent me a message with no reply yet, my heartfelt apologies; the past few days, as you might imagine, have been something of an overload. But I did want you to know that my family and I are all alright…I know that you are likely all concerned about this, but yeah, we are hanging in there. More down the line when I am more up to it. For now, though, thanks and love to all.
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#2 Post by a1mamacat » Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:48 pm

Oh dear Lord😟
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#3 Post by a1mamacat » Mon Sep 05, 2022 1:07 am

a1mamacat wrote:
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Oh dear Lord😟
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#4 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:23 am

That's tough to read. I can only imagine what it must have been like to live through.

Condolences to AD and the rest of his family.
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#5 Post by Beebs52 » Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:26 am

This is just awful. Oh AD.
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#6 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:20 pm

AD, if you still check in here, my heart aches for you. I am so sorry, not just for your loss, but for its sudden and unexpected occurrence. Please know that you’re in my thoughts. I’m sure that if there’s anything any of us can do to help, you have but to ask. —Bob
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#7 Post by SportsFan68 » Mon Sep 05, 2022 7:41 pm

AD, I'm so sorry. When I met her in Las Vegas, I thought she was delightful.

Bob, thanks for posting this.
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#8 Post by Spock » Mon Sep 05, 2022 9:35 pm

Condolences to AD.

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#9 Post by Vandal » Tue Sep 06, 2022 2:35 pm

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#10 Post by tlynn78 » Tue Sep 06, 2022 5:08 pm

Mike, I'm so sorry for your loss.
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#11 Post by earendel » Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:09 am

Is there some way that we could send some flowers or plant a tree (as suggested in the obituary) from the Bored? I suppose it would require someone willing to accept donations via PayPal or Venmo (or some other means) and place that order (and, of course, people willing to donate).
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#12 Post by Bob Juch » Wed Sep 07, 2022 8:46 am

earendel wrote:
Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:09 am
Is there some way that we could send some flowers or plant a tree (as suggested in the obituary) from the Bored? I suppose it would require someone willing to accept donations via PayPal or Venmo (or some other means) and place that order (and, of course, people willing to donate).
I tried to plant a tree, but the link for that took me to just flowers. If someone finds a link for that, please post it here.
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#13 Post by Weyoun » Mon Sep 12, 2022 9:48 am

RIP

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