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Humperdoo

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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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Hump,
I know you only as a fellow Who Dat.
If you don't mind, I would like to ask those who see this, to meet at the Gleason statue this Sunday at 11:15 before the Carolina game for a brief group prayer, in your name. Maybe a moderator could post a sticky until Sunday.

If you have any reservation/objection, I'll delete this post.

Paul
I have no objection at all Paul, thank you for that. I am always at my Churches prayer service and we all pray for whomever is in need. I’m a big believer. Thanks again Paul. That thought means a lot and I’ll take all prayers I can get.

Joshua
 

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It’s been moving reading your story, Hump and although we didn’t interact I felt like I knew you. I hope when my time comes I can face it with at least half the grace and dignity as you. As Jackie Robinson said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” and as all these posts in this thread can attest you’ve made a big impact on people far and wide. A life well lived.

I wish you continued peace and will pray for you. Take care.

-Joe
 

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Please respond with a "like" to this post if you are interested in meeting before this sunday's Carolina game at 11:15 for short prayer at the Gleason statue.
I can't be there physically, but I'll be there in spirit. Cool thing to do for a fellow who dat.

Joshua,

I should be sleeping, but for some reason was drawn to this thread. So many good sentiments here. Anything I add will be pretty much touching on what others have said already.

I appreciate your grace and willingness to share your struggles through your health issues. Through it all, you have your faith and hope. I'm happy to see that your character, honesty and generosity continues in the face of this terminal illness.

I wish we could have met in person. I don't think this world is the end and that we'll meet in the future somehow. I've lost family members before and seen people die, and it's certainly traumatic for anyone. But I think the trauma is less about death and more about losing someone meaningful in our lives. But living our days and making the most of the time we have with no regrets makes life a far more manageable affair. I know I want to do better and do more because people like you remind me of that.

Prayers for your brother. I'll miss your humor. Especially about the going blind part. I've had a severe hearing loss all of my life, and it's not all bad. When I used to get tired of my friends bugging me or my boss berating me, I'd just hit the ignore button and turn off my hearing aids. :hihi:

Hang on as long as you can, and if there is anything at all our community of who dats here can assist you with, please let us know.

Grace and blessings,

Dave
 
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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.
Damn, I'm sorry to hear this, but glad for your serenity. You've dropped hints in the past regarding your declining health, but I didn't know it was this bad. Peace and Blessings to you on your Journey, and may you find a beautiful rebirth in whatever lies beyond.

It is said that we pick this earthly journey while we're still in the spirit world. We make this choice knowing full well all the triumphs and tragedies we'll face. As we begin to depart the spirit realm for the earthly realm, the Angel presses its finger to our lips as whispers "shhhh" and this is why we have the divot under our nose :)

Being in Spirit is easy, life is hard. We are here until we've learned what we need to learn and taught what we need to teach. Once these things are complete it is the end of our time,

Hospice is a wonderful option for those at this stage. Tell them you want the best stuff. Peace to you, my Brother.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

--Mary Elizabeth Frye
 
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@Humperdoo I knew it would always be a fun read any time you posted. Though you and I have not had any major interaction, I've always loved to see your contributions to this community.

You've already displayed the courageousness I would encourage you to have. Bravely taking the next steps says quite a bit about you. Just know that I, and others, love you.
 

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Please respond with a "like" to this post if you are interested in meeting before this sunday's Carolina game at 11:15 for short prayer at the Gleason statue.
I will stop where I am this Sunday at 11:15 and pray from afar.
 

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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.
I couldn't say it any better.
May God be with you at all times.
Praying for you as this is being posted.

Good luck and thanks for choosing to be with us on SR.
 

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taking you all back to HS english class

Holy Sonnets: Death, be not proud
BY JOHN DONNE
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
 

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and this is a beautiful poem - but i think Hump is showing us an alternative

Do not go gentle into that good night
Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
 

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Please respond with a "like" to this post if you are interested in meeting before this sunday's Carolina game at 11:15 for short prayer at the Gleason statue.
Wish you were getting "likes" for this. I think it's a nice idea. I won't be at the game, though.
 

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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.
Humperdoo, I have always enjoyed reading you posts and your perspective on things, whether Saints related or not. I too think it is fortunate that we all have had such a good platform in Saintsreport, where we have had the opportunity to bond over topics, disagree on others, laugh, cry, and hopefully become more enlightened in general.

I feel that it is because of people like you, and through your contributions, that have made Saintsreport such an awesome place and experience, for myself and others, and I want to thank you for that from the bottom of my heart. You will always be remembered!

Peace be with you,
-LS
 

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