In Loving Memory

February 2, 2009 Comments (25)
a close up of a heart of flowers laying on top of a grave stone.
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This is in loving memory of my dad, who passed away on January 12, 2009. 75 years old.

He had been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). More specifically, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is defined as a distinctive type of chronic fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause associated with a histological pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP).

Usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) is a disease in which the lungs get scarred. Since the lungs need to be spongy and air-filled to work properly, they cannot function well if they turn into scar tissue. They are unable to pass the oxygen to the blood. Most of the time, the reason for the scarring is unknown.

There is currently no consensus on the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Hence, none of what follows should be taken as specific advice regarding therapy, as the latter is a decision that must be made on a case-by-case basis in individual patients.

There is no effective treatment at the present time.

On the evening of January 9 he began to get ill and during the weekend it got worse. Sunday evening he was hospitalized. I was 5 minutes away from the hospital when the news about his death reached me - by phone.

Camera: Nikon D200
Focal length: 27mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposures: 8

25 Comments

cd on February 2, 2009 10:39

Ked af at høre. De bedste ønsker til dig og din familie.

Ankush. on February 2, 2009 19:40

I guess that explains your long absence, my deepest condolence on the grave loss.

Hugh Petrie on February 3, 2009 16:38

My condolences on your dad’s passing. It has special meaning for me. At age 77 I’m being treated for macular blindness, which is working with new miracle drugs. But one does wonder just when leaving is what is next. We do tend to live like it will never end, and despite belief in God and everlasting life, that is another thing. It is now a time of remembering all the good days with your dad.

Jeppe Engell on February 4, 2009 13:06

Øv, træls, sur røv og mange andre ord dækker ikke rigtigt…

SÃ¥ kondolencer til dig og din familie!

Jeppe

Astrid on February 6, 2009 22:52

My condolences with the loss of your dad and I know how you feel, I heard the news that my mom died by phone too, I was 30 minutes away by car. Suddenly, without warning. Life is a strange thing…death too…it comes as it pleases…. unexpected, leaving us with….’I wished I could have told him/her one more time that I love him/her…… This is a wonderful post in remembrance of your dad.

ReallyJapan on February 7, 2009 02:50

I’m really sorry for your loss..

Jeff T on February 8, 2009 22:36

My greatest condolences. A lovely tribute to your father.

gentse koppen on February 12, 2009 09:13

My condolences. A moving picture

lasiate on February 17, 2009 08:08

Chaque fibre en nous se rappelle mais pour moi plutôt ce qui m’a été légué

m a r t a on February 19, 2009 21:16

I’m so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences.

Jim on February 20, 2009 06:54

My condolences. This is a wonderful, tender remembrance. Tastefully done.

crash on February 20, 2009 19:08

sorry for your loss …. our deepest sympathy

Alice on February 21, 2009 22:00

I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with you and your family. This is a wonderful tribute to him.

c o n f l a g r a t i o on March 12, 2009 12:08

A wonderful gift to him. Excellent process. Excellent work.

Joe on March 15, 2009 00:57

My deepset sympathy to you. My dad also passed on Dec 25th, 2008, at 87.

You have honored him well. Thanks for your work—keep on!

Tony Harris on March 20, 2009 20:47

Hi, I’m a recording engineer and guitarist, about to set up a simple website for myself. I came across your microphone photo and although I know almost nothing about photography, I was stunned! And by the beautiful shot of the Gretsch guitar.

Trying to represent myself on my website as both a recording engineer and a guitar-player, do you have a shot of a mic with perhaps a guitar in the background? Or is there a source for a photo like this. What would it cost me to use a photo of yours on my website? Thanks, Tony Harris (UK)

denis on March 30, 2009 11:56

So sorry to read this… My thoughts for him and all my sympathy to ou and your family.

Brian on April 1, 2009 19:00

My deepest condolences, that must have been really hard on you. This photo is very nice and honoring.

om on April 3, 2009 07:06

Sorry for your loss.

bogdan on April 15, 2009 17:21

Sorry for your loss. Sincere condoleances.

Dirk Essl on May 3, 2009 21:07

This is so sad! I’m really sorry for loss!

Donna on November 26, 2009 17:47

Sorry! Sad ! I Worry About My mom,s Lungs Diease snice 6 Months and she still use oxygen for only all night but not use oxygen allday.but i cant force her use oxygen! Donna

oyun indir on June 2, 2010 04:34

Hi i like this

this is my funny. my english is not good. for its i cant write good. i want to use this text in my website can i use? oyun indir if you give permisson me i will happy.

Again thank you

regards

Talita on January 9, 2012 22:04

My mother was 44 years old and had idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She passed away Sept.22.2011. I watched her suffer for many years, but God granted me the time that’s I could not barter. She watched me grow up and fulfill her dream of seeing me get married. After that she shortly went down hill. She passed away at 3am just me and her alone. I think the way she wanted it. Me and her always together and always by each others side. Only regret I have is it ended to soon. If you ever want to talk I’m here. My dearest condolences to you. I know your pain. God bless- talita

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