posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 03:37 PM
I also last a Very Close friend in spring of 2003. Ever since I started TaeKwonDo, I had started talking to this girl, Sammy. She was a beautiful,
petite girl, with a mean Axe Kick that usually left you feeling all dizzy, more so because of phisical pain, than swirling Emotions. After my first
BIG tornament in Ft. Worth/Dallas, Texas we had started to get really close, and would start talking everynight on the phone til 3 or 4 in the
morning. Eventually we started going out, but it was only for a short while, because we realized that it wasn't love, only a very close friendship.
We kept up our long talks everynight, and spent some days together watching movies and eating junk food (Big No-no when you're on a competition
team). Sooner or later, she would have told me about her Cystic Fibrosis problem, which she usually didn't talk about. Only then, I didn't realize
it was a Serious illness, which a large percentage of people were prevented from seeing their mid twenties. Like I always did, I would joke about
anything that would upset her, and tried to lighten up the mood. We never really talked about it until she went in for a Routine Check Up at a
hospital, and even then it was, "Oh, that thing you have." She recently got a boyfriend at the end of 2002. So I hadn't talked to her on the phone
for months. She was in the hospital two weeks, and I visited her once, and walked around the hospital with her for a bit. Though I hadn't talked to
her on the phone for a long time, one March Midnight, I woke up, and wanted to talk to Somebody, and she was the only person I could think of calling.
Which was weird because I had a girlfriend, and I would usually talk to her if I felt "Lonely."
That next morning my mom woke me up with tears in her eyes, and told me that Sammy had passed away early that morning. I was devistated. I felt like
the world had ended, and didn't really see a future, nor did I care too, I only looked toward the past.
It was just weird to me that I would wake up in the middle of the night, though I do that often. The weird part being that I would have wanted to call
her. I found out later that she passed away at 3:00am, after she went into a coma two days earlier, due to Medicine Complications (Nurses weren't
checking her blood for Toxins, incase the medications she was recieving, were mixing, and creating a Toxin Hybrid.)