I have only been involved in the forums for a short couple months but in that time Phil's writings gave so much information while relaying comforting reassurance that we CAN do it and everything is going to be OK even though it may not be the same.
God truly bless us with Phil and now it is his reward....
I'm yet another that Phil has helped these past 18 months since I was diagnosed. He was such an amazing person, so giving of himself to help others. And still giving and teaching these past days when he was so ill. Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May the love and support of all us here and on all the other forums help you thru this time of grief.
I will miss Phil, for a long time every forum I visited, there was Phil, I counted him as one my internet friends, a person I could argue with or discuss if you prefer that word, without any ill feeling. In recent weeks we had more correspondence than in the last year, a few things he wanted to straiten out I suppose, it was good. He had a rare ability with the written word, he could take doctor speak and put into a language we could all understand. I sent some of his work to a NZ asthma society, they were pleased to have it for their newsletter, they contacted him for permission to use it which he gave. That event alone is testimony to the value of his work. When we lose somebody like Phil finding words to express your feelings is impossible, over coming weeks I will think of lots of things I should have said. My sympathy to the family of Phil whose loss is so much more personnel.
I know Phil only through the forums and he was an inspiration to all of us COPD'ers. I printed out his breathing essay quite a while back. I read it many times. Every time I have shortness of breath, I think of Phil's instructions on breathing correctly. This was so valuable to me that I'm sure that I will use it the rest of my life and every time I do, I will think of Phil. Today, my thoughts and prayers are for his family.
Phil Thankyou for all your help and support you have given me and other on board, I didn't know you very long, yet I respect and admire you. what a great person you are. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends from all parts of the word.
Post by Jean from NC on Jun 7, 2007 17:10:30 GMT -5
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Phil's family. His ability to make this disease more understandable and help each of us to live a better quality of life will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Phil.
Phil will be missed by so many, I read a few messages back someone talking about the post he made referring to contemplating his navel and it brought a huge smile to my face...that was in a valuable method to help us breath and I bet you so many read it due to the way he talked about it...... He loved his family dearly and his forums friends will miss him so much!!!!
Dear Cable Fami8ly, I for one have to thank you for allowing us to share in your Dad's life and in yours.We have lost a great and brilliant man but guess what we are all going to meet one day at the Pearly Gates to Heaven.I look forward to the day when I will meet Mr.Philand be reunityed with my family.
God Bless You Cable Family and once again many Thanks for sharing Mr.Phil with us. Gentle Hugs, Doris in Md
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Cable family. Phil gave so much to so many. His family should feel very proud.
Rest easy friend and I will, for sure, miss you, and will never forget you. I cannot add anything that has not already been said in a multitude of messages.
"Each Life Is A Song" 'A Message of Sympathy'
A life is like a song we write in our own tone and key, Each life we touch reflects a note That forms the melody, We choose the theme and chorus Of the song to bear our name, And each will have a special sound, No two can be the same, So when someone we love departs, In memory we find Their song plays on within the hearts of those they leave behind.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say, But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from Heaven, where I dwell with God above, Where there are no tears or sadness, there is just eternal Love.
Please do not be unhappy, just because I'm out of sight, Remember that I'm with you, every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you, when my life on earth was through, God picked me up and hugged me, and said, " I welcome you".
"It's good to have you back again. You were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on. I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man".
Then God gave me a list of things he wished for me to do. And foremost on that list of mine, is to watch and care for you. I will be beside you, every day of the week and year, And when you're sad I'm standing there, to wipe away the tear.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight, God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night. When you think of my life on Earth, and all those loving years, Because you're only human, there's bound to be some tears.
One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over, I am closer to you now than I ever was before. And to my many friends, trust God knows what is best. I am not far away from you, I'm just beyond the crest.
There are rocky roads ahead for you and many hills to climb, Together we can do it, taking one day at a time. It was my philosophy and please I'd like for you, To give unto the world, so the world will give to you.
If you can help someone who's in sorrow or in pain, Then you can say to God at night, my day was not in vain. And now I am contented that my life it was worthwhile, Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
When you're walking down the street and I am on your mind, I'm walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind. And when you feel a gentle breeze of wind upon your face, That's me giving you a great big hug, or just a soft embrace.
When it's time for you to go from that body to be free, Remember you are not going, you are coming home to me. I will always love you, from that place way up above, I will be in touch again real soon. P.S. God sends his love.
My sincere condolences to Phil’s family. Losing a cherished loved one pierces the soul. Please know that my thoughts and love are with each of you……… Tippy said it right and I agree. Maggie Missouri USA
I send my Love and prayers to Phil's family. May God Bless you all and keep you in his light, May Phil fly like the angel he was. Rest well my friend, and breathe easy. I will cherish your friendship and your kindness to everyone. I will pray for your wonderful wife and family.
Phil was very kind and I learned how to purse lip breath the right way from Phil. He will be missed! My sincere condolences go to Phil's family. Now he and my Mom are not struggling any more,they can breathe!
I have been out of town and just found out about Phil. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Phil was one of the strongest person I've ever known. May God bless and comfort his family. Kath