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Thread: If something happened to you, who would let the QB know?

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    Here is some food for thought.
    One of our own, Darlene Loves Chocolate, found out she had a brain tumor. She went in for surgery around the 3rd. As yet, no one has heard from her.
    SO... a bunch of us were thinking if something happens to us (hospital, accident, illness, etc), who do we know we could count on to let you all know here on the QB what is going on?
    Please let more than one person know where to come and post and to let us know. Make sure they post here in the General Chit-chat section, they use your board name, and tell us who they are.
    Wouldn't it be a shame if someone died and we never knew about it or they had an illness that incapacitated them, or any one of a million things? We aren't being nosy (ok, maybe an iota) but we care and want to know. Think about it.

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    I have a friend here on the board who has my DS's info...

    I have wondered about this too, when I haven't seen a member on here for quite some time, and they don't answer PM's :(

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    I have a few members in my cell phone and they would call looking for me :thumbup: And my sons know them by name so they would pass on the info :lol:

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    You raise a valid point. I am eager to see some of the ideas that arise from this question.

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    Is Darlene ok? I was wondering where she was.

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    Such an inportant note.

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    There are several ladies on the board who would call here to check and my DH would tell them. ALthough I am not planning on going anywhere anytime soon, the lord willing. This is a good idea though. I actually have a little black journal that my DH will get should my time come. It has my Charities, QB, yahoo groups,and a lot of other numbers so people who need to know will.
    And just in case this happens....Thank you all for being such a wonderful family. YOu shouldn't wait too late to tell someone you love them. DOn't be sad for me as I am wayyyyyyyy past what they gave me and have had a full and wonderful filled life. It's the ones we leave behind that feel the sadness. I want everyone on here to do a happy dance .

    I am already planning ahead. Don'tbe surprised if you hear from me again. ROFL
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    What a good idea. I too haave a journal with passwords names etc.I had a little surgery last month and thought what if I couldn't complete swaps etc. I would like someone to notify the hostess and my partners. I never thought about it till then.I'm sure we will get a lot of good ideas from others.

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    It is so strange that you mentioned this. I was telling my husband a couple of nights ago about the woman that had surgery for a brain tumor and alot of folks were wondering about her, etc. I am new so I have not had the opportunity to chat with her but was still saddened that no one knew. Anyway..I told my husband to make sure and post something like a big "thank you" for me if something like that every happened. I've only been using the board for a short time and already look forward to seeing my usual "gang" members :D

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    Honestly I havent even thought of this. Maybe I should do a notebook like some of you have. I live alone with my sons but they dont know what groups I belong to or who to notify. Thank you for making me think about this. :oops:

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    This is certainly food for thought.

    The notebook idea sounds good. I'll be interested to see other comments.

    I also hope someone informs us how Darlene is faring.

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    I don't have anyone who could post for me.. there must be others like me. What to do? Any ideas?

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    There is a note in my password/computer book that says how to notify people in my "e" life if something should happen.

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    That's why it's good to have personal quilting friends on here too. I think if something happened to me that Mary B. would let everyone know as I would if anything were to happen to her. However, even if I told DH I don't think he'd get on here and tell everyone because he just doesn't realize how close everyone here has become. He's not a social person so he doesn't see the need in it for others. Even if he noticed the laundry piling up, the floors not swept and the bed not made he'd probably just think I was somewhere working on a quilt. Shoot I could probably be gone for a day or two before he even noticed. LOL

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    Good questions and a book is a good idea. I live alone and no one would have a clue what to do to notify this sort of thing.

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    Great point you brought up. I need to get a little notebook or something to put things in. I have an ebay business and have often said to myself that I should let my family know passwords, etc. Then I forget! Being in cyberspace has brought changes for all of us and we should have someone to let others know if the need arises.
    Thanks !!

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    I have told my DD to get on here if anything happened to me. She knows my pass word.

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    I have a bunch of online mommy friends that are STILL having kids (they're crazy, but I digress...) and when it's getting close to time, someone volunteers to be on "the bat phone" to give the announcement. It started years ago, and now the question is who's on the batphone for Janey???

    :lol:

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    Glad you brought up this topic. I have a couple of board friends and need to tell them that if anything happens to me, they should post about it. I don't plan on having surgery or going anywhere, but you never know! :lol:

    I am anxiously awaiting hearing how Darlene is doing. I hope the delay is just because she is the only one that can post here and that she's following doctors orders by laying low. She knows how well loved she is here, so she will post when she can.

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    I know if I'm missing for a few days, SOMEONE will either call my cellphone or my house to find me. Not sure if my family knows my password for the board, but to them, it should be easy to figure out.
    Doing road trips, I usually have a certain person calling me to make sure I"m ok....right Amma?? lol

    I'm sure Darlene is fine. My mom had an operable brain tumor and it took her about 6 weeks to be where she could talk and communicate to anyone. Everyone is different when it comes to this. I'm sure she'll be back as soon as she can.

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    I'm at a loss. No one here to get online with the news.

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    People come and go. Such is life.

    Hope Darlene is doing well.

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    Addendum, I nursed my mother through recovery from brain surgery. She wouldn't have been interested in the internet for at least two months. Don't give up on Darlene.

    And, I was seriously ill twice. Expecting death. I didn't give a crap about bucket lists or online friendships. Making peace with loved ones and appreciating the little daily pleasures and successes were all I cared about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    There are several ladies on the board who would call here to check and my DH would tell them. ALthough I am not planning on going anywhere anytime soon, the lord willing. This is a good idea though. I actually have a little black journal that my DH will get should my time come. It has my Charities, QB, yahoo groups,and a lot of other numbers so people who need to know will.
    And just in case this happens....Thank you all for being such a wonderful family. YOu shouldn't wait too late to tell someone you love them. DOn't be sad for me as I am wayyyyyyyy past what they gave me and have had a full and wonderful filled life. It's the ones we leave behind that feel the sadness. I want everyone on here to do a happy dance .
    Debbie, I've said it before girl, and I'll say it again: you are one in a million! too funny...when I hear from you...is that going to be by phone? or that filmy white wisp that is watching over moi?
    You can be sure that if I 'go' first for some reason, I'll be hovering and protecting. I'll ask for that job ;) love you girl, hugs

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    This is an excellent thread. I hurt my back really bad this morning and told a friend I don't mind if you let ppl know, so they won't worry.
    I better hurry and get up from here. Been on the ice and sitting isn't good for a pulled muscle.
    It is good to say it:
    I love you all and have had the best two years here on quiltboard, ups, downs and all around. I just roll with it, baby! :-D

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