I can't relate, but do sympathize. Thoughts are with you.
My bitch from the other thread (very irritated and it takes a lot to get me there...):
Slow Ed and I have watched the start for the last five years together. Not having him with us sucks; not being able to continue a tradition we shared, sucks more.
Thanks, Hitchhiker. It is much appreciated. It's been a pretty tough day and I just wanted to do something we enjoyed together.