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Hey guys and gals. Most of you have been like a second family to me since I landed here 22 years ago. I am not trying to be drama filled or draw attention to myself. It’s just that I’ve seen friends here pass away and we wouldn’t have known if not for a friend or family member getting on here to tell us. I am dying and the docs can’t figure out what it is. I’m tested out and now just apathetic and ready for it. Tired. This place is almost the last and only joy and reprieve I get from my sickness. As I won’t have anyone to log in and tell y’all when I go, I want to tell you myself preemptively. I love you guys and gals, and our Saints. I won’t be the first Who Dat to go nor the last, and I’ve had a good run. Not looking for pity, just truly saying goodbye for when it happens. You’ll know when I don’t show up anymore. Love to you all. Thanks for the laughs, camaraderie, in some cases real life friendships...and all of the awesome Saints talk and on the EE for all the fun and off the wall stuff.
 

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Hey guys and gals. Most of you have been like a second family to me since I landed here 22 years ago. I am not trying to be drama filled or draw attention to myself. It’s just that I’ve seen friends here pass away and we wouldn’t have known if not for a friend or family member getting on here to tell us. I am dying and the docs can’t figure out what it is. I’m tested out and now just apathetic and ready for it. Tired. This place is almost the last and only joy and reprieve I get from my sickness. As I won’t have anyone to log in and tell y’all when I go, I want to tell you myself preemptively. I love you guys and gals, and our Saints. I won’t be the first Who Dat to go nor the last, and I’ve had a good run. Not looking for pity, just truly saying goodbye for when it happens. You’ll know when I don’t show up anymore. Love to you all. Thanks for the laughs, camaraderie, in some cases real life friendships...and all of the awesome Saints talk and on the EE for all the fun and off the wall stuff.
What an absolutely courageous and beautiful post. At peace.

Blessings to your family in hopes they understand and can appreciate your declaration.

Life is indeed fleeting and the important part is you lived it.

Not looking forward to that day you dont log in, but know on that day, we will all pour a lil out for you. God Speed Doo.
 
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Glad to hear you will be getting on hospice. But I can't begin to know what your mindset is. I find it compelling.
Mostly peace. As I fought for months as did the wonderful docs to try and figure it out. I’m telling you it’s amazing how fast it happened. I’d just bought land and was building a cabin with my father. Then boom.
I’ve always had a weird and analytical mind that loves to learn and have always been in awe of so many amazing things in this world. So at first I tried valiantly to figure this out myself...from reading MRI results to hypothesizing, trying to help the docs...nothing worked and finally I got tired of all of that as it was fruitless.

So I was a very active and fun loving person....this has reduced me to being bedridden (almost fully can still move a bit) and turned me into a recluse. That is not life to me, this is not. I’m on 8 hundred pills now for pain...and I was a guy who wouldn’t take an aspirin.

All of that to say this:
By far the biggest thing I’ve learned is how precious life is, and that if you don’t have health you have nothing. I always said a prayer every day for health, but it was always in passing. I lived my life believing I was indestructible. I was wrong. I am very small. I’m proud of the way I’ve treated people my whole life as I was raised to treat as you’d like to be treated and that you don’t know what battle another may be facing. Thankful I was already that way and thus it’s not a “I’m on my deathbed and better try and make amends and be nice to folks.”

Cherish health, and every moment of laughter you get, and every moment with your loved ones. Be kind, love one another, and love yourself. The clock is ticking on all of us.
 
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I'm sorry to hear this, Hump, we're going to miss our One Eyed Willie. May your remaining days be peaceful.
Thank you much Booker. I’ve enjoyed your takes over the years.

What an absolutely courageous and beautiful post. At peace.

Blessings to your family in hopes they understand and can appreciate your declaration.

Life is indeed fleeting and the important part is you lived it.

Not looking forward to that day you dont log in, but know on that day, we will all pour a lil out for you. God Speed Doo.
Saintsforlife, thank you very much. That is a very touching post. You’ve been one of my favorite soccer (futbol lol) partners here for quite awhile. Always enjoyed your takes and much respect to you.

@efil4stnias forgot:

Please do pour some out for me!
 

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But you are still devilishly handsome, nonetheless...

I've got nothing "serious" to offer, as I don't think that any words I could utter would be appropriate. May you feel your life fulfilled and may you and your family find peace when that time comes.
 
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But you’re so pretty??

You know I’m not going to be able to take this too seriously even though it’s as serious as it gets around here

Instead of dealing with all that, can you fill us in on the Houston to TN move? There’re some parts I’m missing
I was but a handsome lad, my friend. Was a little arrogant too. I’ve been humbled. 🙃

Yes sir, I moved, bought land and was building a beautiful log cabin close to my father...so when I completely lost my vision I’d have my own place but be close to family when needed. All was great until May. There was an old empty home on my property that was badly mildewed and such...I went in and spent a day working inside the home...took a mask but sadly didn’t use it. I do not know if it correlates but the next day I went down. Hard.

Was taken to the hospital and that began the journey. I’d say have been in the hospital 20 times or so since that day. Steadily downhill. Now in Georgia with my mother as she works for a hospital here that has tried to save me. Being that I worked my whole life and became disabled I have to wait two years for Medicare, so have no insurance. That makes it tough. I’m at peace as I won’t make it two years. I’ll admit I’m a little sad at the system and my family is very angry, that I put in all my life and can’t have coverage but if I hadn’t of...I’d have had coverage day one. Or if I was not from here. My attorney told me it’s because the system wants me to die before I can become a burden.

Anyhow, life was wonderful for those few fleeting months I was happier than I’ve been in many many years.

And @guidomerkinsrules I’m truly going to miss your posts very much. You are def in my top five here and I would have loved to have been able to meet up for a game and converse with you in person. You’re awesome friend.
 
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But you are still devilishly handsome, nonetheless...

I've got nothing "serious" to offer, as I don't think that any words I could utter would be appropriate. May you feel your life fulfilled and may you and your family find peace when that time comes.
Right!?!? I really was, and I enjoyed the perks of that!!!! Lmao.
Ty for the laugh and the kind words Marty.
 
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Rarely post, but love to scan and read others opinions. You are one of the handful of posters I always take the time to read, which is how I found myself in this thread. Vaya con dios hermano.
Thank you Aquaman, that means a lot, truly.

Had to look that up 😁 learned something today so that makes it a good day! Ty brother and same to you.
 
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And a big big thank you to Andrus for creating the best site on the net, period. Thank you to Dan, Saint By the Bay, Sharon, David M (whom I admire and hold in the highest esteem for how he handles himself) Ward Watt and all of the mods for keeping this the best place on the web. Even the mods I’d often disagree with I hold in high esteem. Thank you to all SR staff. This place has literally been one of my favorite things throughout the years. Even the Iron Era years. Lol.
 

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Hey guys and gals. Most of you have been like a second family to me since I landed here 22 years ago. I am not trying to be drama filled or draw attention to myself. It’s just that I’ve seen friends here pass away and we wouldn’t have known if not for a friend or family member getting on here to tell us. I am dying and the docs can’t figure out what it is. I’m tested out and now just apathetic and ready for it. Tired. This place is almost the last and only joy and reprieve I get from my sickness. As I won’t have anyone to log in and tell y’all when I go, I want to tell you myself preemptively. I love you guys and gals, and our Saints. I won’t be the first Who Dat to go nor the last, and I’ve had a good run. Not looking for pity, just truly saying goodbye for when it happens. You’ll know when I don’t show up anymore. Love to you all. Thanks for the laughs, camaraderie, in some cases real life friendships...and all of the awesome Saints talk and on the EE for all the fun and off the wall stuff.
We're the same age (I turn 42 on Sunday), so this hits me.

I pray for you Humperdoo. Even though we've never met, we're all a family on this site. God bless you.
 
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We're the same age (I turn 42 on Sunday), so this hits me.

I pray for you Humperdoo. Even though we've never met, we're all a family on this site. God bless you.
Ty much Bonnjer. Yes, I did not expect it to be at this age. I’d have laughed at anyone who implied otherwise. I learned that I was wrong.

I’ve met so many on here at crawls..but haven’t met you, as you say, still you’ve always been one of my favorite posters. I’ve enjoyed reading your takes over the years. God Bless you and yours as well.
 

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Hump, Brother, thanks for being so great to all of us. Thanks for the chats we had and thanks for always being such a great person. You have always brought so much value and life to this forum and it will truly be irreplaceable. You are a special dude and will be thinking about you lots. I hope you find as much peace and enjoyment in this season as you can and hope you will see us take home the Lombardi one more time.

When the time comes, just know your loved by everyone here so much. I’ve always looked forward to seeing your posts and if I see you reply I always go check it out. I’m not the only one but if just speaks to the kind of person you are. Rest Easy Brother don’t push your body too hard.

Thanks for everything and will be thinking about you lots Hump!
 

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