He won’t ask……

Rotties are stubborn that way….

But there comes a time…..

I know that too…

For those of you not knowing, imagine watching your mate slowly taken from you, one day at a time………financially bereft of resource or hope…..cornered, helpless, an agonizing impotence and horribly frustrated.  And occasionally, a sense of relief tempered with guilt. 

For we all too soon forget, all have limits.

Crunchie originally outed me…..

I’m passing it on….

I know how it feels, as do others here……

I have been in communication….

I speak of Roguetek…and his lovely lady love…..she a precious soul, facing the agonizing choice of foregoing treatment due to financial reasons or hoping for a co-pay needed every month, along with related expenses.   Or to face a time of inadequate treatment, without merciful medications to relieve pain.

I’ve had to watch my wife die, she concerned with financial matters after her passing, Mary knowing had she survived, we would would have lost everything, barely making it.  That alone would have killed her, from a broken heart.

But I would have still had her…..

They are in desperate times, I have just mailed something.  I am looking for more.  I do have his snail mail, I won’t publish it, but for those of you having my e-mail addy, I will send it to you upon request, the remainder can get it from management or each other.

The need is real…..and even the strongest of men need a hand on their shoulder……..

This is such a time…..

39 comments

  1. 1

    I hope they can feel ours on their shoulders Cave.

  2. 2
    BigDogg growls and barks:

    I just hit the tip jar with some funds for Roguetek.

    Misha, Crunch or one of you other Mgmt. types, would you please make sure that it gets passed along to him asap? Thanks.

    I wish that I could do more right now.

  3. 3
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    Boy, this is… akward. So many people have already helped so much. I really do feel…unworthy. But, then again, Anything for Her, anything at all. My pride is nothing to her happiness.

    According to the quacks, she’s got between 3 months, and 18. we’re not sure how many. She wanted to spend the rest of her life in Texas, and by god, she’s going to have it, if I have anything to say about it.

    We purchased an old, run down trailer, thinking we had time to fix it up as we went. We were wrong.

    Things that -must- be done.

    The trailer must be levelled.

    Water and sewer must be connected.

    sections of floor replaced/repaired.

    roof seams sealed.

    a ramp must be built for her wheelchair, which she will be in full time, fairly shortly.

    I thought I had more time to scrape up money to do this. Apparently, I dont.

    She has things that could be sold to pay for all this, but they’re all in Ohio, I have a large box truck, but fuel is an issue, and having someone at home to tend her while I’m ferrying her stuff home is a challenge. The stoarge building needs a new floor. not terribly labor intensive, but plywood isn’t cheap anymore.

    I’ll try to put together a more coherenet list as time goes by. I’m still reeling.

    I thought I had more time…

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    Terrapod growls and barks:

    A modest donation just posted for Rogue at the Rott donation jar, please see it moves onwards to destination. Will try a repeat next month, wish sometimes this were not such a huge country but one takes root where one finds a place to call home. Prayers. Edward the Terrapod

  5. 5
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Rogue, Ive hit Mishas tip jar, hope it helps. Prayers are forthcoming.

    Gladiator

  6. 6
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    CAVEMAN SEZ:.she a precious soul, facing the agonizing choice of foregoing treatment due to financial reasons or hoping for a co-pay needed every month, along with related expenses. Or to face a time of inadequate treatment, without merciful medications to relieve pain.

    Cave send me more details asap, especially on co-pays. I may be able to help more. get my email from MGMT.
    The LORD has blessed me, its my turn to pass it on.

    Gladiator

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Gladiator, sent what little I know to Misha and Crunchie with a note to send it to you.

  8. 8

    LC Gladiator @ #:
    Check you email Gladiator.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    The big problem they got is that most of their stuff is in Ohio, some of which can be sold, they are in San Antonio…..getting said stuff from point A to B is the issue, and care for Mrs. Roguetek while it is retrieved.

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    LC Gladiator @ #:
    Scratch that Gladiator, your addy bounced. Email me at my Rottie addy (on the sidebar) and I’ll forward you the address.

    Same goes for any Rottie.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    In the meantime…”sniff”, snooping about, “sniff”, aha, change jars and the like, check under the cushions, “sniff”, truck seat…………I will find more….
    I hate this fucking disease, hate it with a passion, you could say its personal, bad enough it torments and kills people, but watching what it does to your friends and family. It damn near destroyed mine, knowing I was the only thing between my family’s destruction and staying together. It tends to piss you off. And if not for friends, and Rotties, I don’t know what would have happened…
    As for how Matt is feeling….I remember that too, and his lady wants to spend out her life in Texas……as good as anyplace else and better than most.

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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    I was gonna mail an envelope tomorrow, and changed my mind – tip jar is quicker.
    Crunchie, or whoever else is minding the store during the Viking Invasion, Bundle me with Big Dogg and Gladiator.

    It is but a little onion.

  13. 13
    Shaitana growls and barks:

    my prayers go out to you.

  14. 14
    ohio right wing nut growls and barks:

    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    stuff is in Ohio,

    Well since I am one of the few in Ohio, Where’s your stuff? Maybe be a good roadtrip for me and Lucysdaddy.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. @ #:
    CRUNCH CHECK UR EMAIL

  16. 16

    I pray for the docs to be wrong, and that she has more time. Things are a bit tight here, but I think I can send along some financial help.

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    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    ohio right wing nut @ #:

    The stuff is in Cincinnati, Ohio. If you want, email me at mhouse_1 AT Yahoo Dot Com for details.

    What I really need is physical help getting this place more habitable. we’ve got electricity, and I’m working on plumbing. I need to unload the truck, hook up the trailer plumbing, and repair the air system in the truck. Once that’s done, I should be in much better shape to take care of getting the rest of my wife’s stuff in one spot. once I have all of her gear in one place, we can start selling stuff off to meet medical costs.

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    Mark12A growls and barks:

    Dropped it in the tip jar. Hope it helps.

    Dedicate it to my friend Tony in Switzerland who headed to Valhalla after a short, intense fight with this disease. He faced an uncertain future with courage and grace.

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    ohio right wing nut growls and barks:

    Check your inbox

  20. 20
    ohio right wing nut growls and barks:

    LC Roguetek says:

    If you want, email me at mhouse_1 AT Yahoo Dot Com for details.

    Lets try this again..check your inbox

    WHERE IS THE EDIT BUTTON :em08:

  21. 21
    LC hilljohnny growls and barks:

    i can’t tip at this time but know that you are in my prayers Rogue.
    as is DJ and all others who need them.

  22. 22
    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    If you haven’t already, RogueTek, email me your paypal addy. I’m pretty sure I know what it is, but I don’t want to forward what I’ve got to the wrong one.

    G-d bless you and the missus and, lest I forget, G-d bless all of you Rotties for helping out too!

    Mish

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    WayneB growls and barks:

    I can’t promise anything, Roguetek or Ohio Right Wing Nut, but if you would like assistance loading/packing, I live just across the river from Cincinnati, and might be able to help.

    My email is eukonidor at gmail dot com. Let me know if you would like some help, or if I don’t receive anything I’ll assume you’ve got it covered.

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    I regret all I can offer is prayers. Be assured you have those.

  25. 25
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    Sire, I’ve lost your email address. if you can ping me at the address of mhouse_1 AT yahoo Dot Com, I’ll send you specifics.

  26. 26
    The Irish Dragoness growls and barks:

    You are in our prayers! We should be able to sent something along later this month.

  27. 27

    LC Gladiator @ #:
    Done brother, reply sent. Thank you.

  28. 28

    LC Roguetek @ #:
    Misha AT nice doggie(all one word) DOT net.

  29. 29
    emily_nelson growls and barks:

    I just hit the tip jar please forward it to Roguetek.

  30. 30
    LC ShadowFox growls and barks:

    Just dropped a donation in the tip jar for Rogue using my maniacdriver addy.

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    I think the sorrows of our brothers and sisters goes beyond just those that we know about. Like Caveman said, we’re a stubborn lot. I would give the shirt of my back for anyone here but I couldn’t afford the postage. I haven’t had the major crisis that Caveman and Roguetek have had to endure but mines coming in the form of my 83 yr mother who is dependent on me (no other siblings). We all have loved ones to take care of and I’m not any different so you have no choice but stand up, ruck up and move out. My kick in the nuts came from losing my very well paying job defense contractor with all the kicks in the head that comes afterwards.

    I’ve noticed the mood has changed here since I stumbled drunk into the Empire, before our long forced march into darkness of our socialist hell. It’s much darker now, melancholy and bitter. We don’t have the arguments that used to be commonplace or the same light heartedness. We just don’t have the energy with keeping the wolves away from the door day in, day out.

    The storm clouds are building and the ill wind is going to bring more of us tribulations in our lives before it’s over.

  32. 32
    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    Update.

    It would seem that I’ve got reinforcements coming to my rescue locally, in the form of labor.

    globally….

    I..

    you guys are amazing. Seriously amazing. I only hope I wind up in the position to give back, sometime soon.

  33. 33

    LC Roguetek says:

    I only hope I wind up in the position to give back, sometime soon.

    Take care of yer lady Rogue, that’s all the payback we need. One day you’ll be in a position to pay it forward, and I know you will in spades. Until then prayers out, along with a lil’ sumthin’ sumthin’ in the mail.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Let us know if you need anything I can help with, Light….

    I don’t feel defeated, for circumstances reveal the man, define him, they do not simply make him.
    I do see a sense of hunkering down, expanding a foxhole or battening down the hatches……
    I also see great confusion in obamas campaign, a comedy of errors thus far……..
    No matter who wins, life will be tough……..we just have to decide how tough…..
    But you know something else…..
    While I feel stressed, not even close to being beaten, much less defeated. We are holding our ground, at this time a defensive posture, we must change it to an advance, a victorious posture.
    And as with many, I have taken steps, a semi automatic rifle for example……….and prepping in general. For I do not plan on being a public figure should TSHTF. Not by a country mile….
    Hang in there, Light……, and the offer remains without saying.
    Yeah I know, stubborn…Rotties are stobborn….. :em03:

  35. 35

    LC Light29ID says:

    I’ve noticed the mood has changed here since I stumbled drunk into the Empire, before our long forced march into darkness of our socialist hell. It’s much darker now, melancholy and bitter. We don’t have the arguments that used to be commonplace or the same light heartedness. We just don’t have the energy with keeping the wolves away from the door day in, day out.

    The storm clouds are building and the ill wind is going to bring more of us tribulations in our lives before it’s over.

    Truer words have rarely been spoken Light. But we’re Americans, and generations before us left us this Republic after going through much worse. We will, we must, persevere so that we can pass the blessings of liberty onto our children. It’ what we do, it’s what we’ve always done, and God Almighty willing it’s what we will continue to do.

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    And one thing we must never, ever forget!
    Together we have accomplished things no one could ahve done alone.
    I am an example.
    Rogue is another….
    I will never forget, the financial help you provided, desperately needed, but most of all, more than that, I will treasure in a very special place in my heart the spiritual, emotional support and encouragement.
    For while trudging endless corridors, thoughts my own, I always knew and felt you guys at my back, knew you were watching………….telling myself when all seemed lost…
    I am a Rottie….
    And I kept on trudging.
    For while I lost the battle, for God took my wife home.
    I won the war…..went the distance.
    That means everything to me.
    We do not and will never abandon each other.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Mrs. Roguetek asked me to please post this for her, and of course I will. I’m honored to. Take it away, Roguesgirl:

    To all of the special Rotties who are reaching out in my final months or weeks or whatever they end up being… your kindness has left me in tears, and i thank you each from the depths of my heart. I do no know what the days ahead will hold, and I admit I am very scared in some ways, but I have the love of my wonderful Roguetek, and he has all of you, so at least I know I do not travel this road alone.

    Thank you.
    Mrs. Roguetek aka Roguesgirl.

    You are very welcome, Mrs Roguetek. And I know that I speak for all of us when I tell you that you’re right: you do not travel this road alone. We’ll be there in any way we can, because you’re family.

    Know that you both are in our constant prayers, and may G-d bless you both in the times ahead and forevermore.

    Mish

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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    I wanted you to be able to see your mom, Mrs. Roguetek…..and to spend your life in Texas. Not done yet, either, still checkin’ under cushions.

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    Sending prayers, and will be hitting the tip jar soon. Hold tight and keep up the fight.

    I hate this disease as well. It has robbed me of my father, father-in-law, and a mother-in-law I was never given a chance to meet, not to mention many friends and loved ones.