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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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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
SR is amazing isn’t it? Literally a family over the years. So thankful for this place, and for all of you. Ty much for the kinds words LS.
 
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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.
Another good day as I do not recall that one and love it. Learned something today which automatically makes it a win!
Ty for sharing Guido.
 
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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.
Ty Swampy. And thank y’all for being with me. Who Dat.
 
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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.
Thank you for the kind words Bleu. We haven’t interacted but I have never missed any of your threads. I admire you much.
 
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too early to mention that $20 you owe me ?

you've achieved peace and acceptance sir, in a way it's a gift.
Do you Venmo, Dan?
Thanks man, have always appreciated your takes even when you busted my butt when I first got sick last year. Much respect to you.
 
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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
Wow. That poem is beautiful. As were your words and I thank you.

I’m thankful not only for Hospice when the time comes, I’m also thankful that my best friend and ex fiancée is an RN who just switched from running a hospital to Hospice. 16 years at the hospital burned her out...anyhow she has the biggest heart in the world (truth) and will be taking me on my journey. As an aside just thought about it and out of my 4 relationships in my life 3 are RN’s. Hmmmmm. Lol. I digress....thanks again Terps.
 

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Hump, you'll be missed, friend. You are handling this in a way I don't think I could. I admire that.

It also hurts to hear that you don't have much of a support group. I hope this community gives you some comfort that you truly deserve.

Love ya, Bro.
 
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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
Thank you much Dave. Have loved seeing your takes over the years. Ty also for the prayers. I believe strongly in them.

Too funny on the hearing aids and that’s exactly how I’ve tried to address and handle my disability. Somehow find the silver lining, ya know? And always knowing I may not have shoes but many have no feet.
God Bless you Dave.
Joshua
 
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Hump, you'll be missed, friend. You are handling this in a way I don't think I could. I admire that.

It also hurts to hear that you don't have much of a support group. I hope this community gives you some comfort that you truly deserve.

Love ya, Bro.
Thanks Soggy. I’m gonna miss your humor man. And I had a wonderful support group, I understand that they are hurting seeing my health fade...and they can’t fix it which makes them sad and angry. I am lonely but I do not blame them at all. This has given me a new perspective on life, and death and the plethora of emotions it entails. We all handle it differently.

Love you too brother.
 

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Wow. That poem is beautiful. As were your words and I thank you.

I’m thankful not only for Hospice when the time comes, I’m also thankful that my best friend and ex fiancée is an RN who just switched from running a hospital to Hospice. 16 years at the hospital burned her out...anyhow she has the biggest heart in the world (truth) and will be taking me on my journey. As an aside just thought about it and out of my 4 relationships in my life 3 are RN’s. Hmmmmm. Lol. I digress....thanks again Terps.
Haha I dated quite a few teachers and nurses, both of which have a high percentage of loony, but they'd likely say the same about me :hihi:

Speaking of nutty professions, I'm an occupational therapist so if there's anything I can do to help, please let me know. :)
 
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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
Ty Joe. Very much. Love the Jackie quote. A man I admired very much.

Joshua
 
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Ty to all, very much. I’ve tried to respond to everyone as y’all took the time to write to me, which means a lot. If I missed any I apologize...I am One Eyed Willy ya know.

Man, just had a crushing thought.....no SR in the afterlife. NowTHAT sucks. 😃
 
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Haha I dated quite a few teachers and nurses, both of which have a high percentage of loony, but they'd likely say the same about me :hihi:

Speaking of nutty professions, I'm an occupational therapist so if there's anything I can do to help, please let me know. :)
Lolol. I know what you mean. My Dad taught for 34 years, I taught and subbed for a couple of years as well. And I’m def loony, a teacher’s lounge will show you so much you’d have never
thought about. 😀😀

And thank you for that, as my spine is deteriorating daily I wish I could have some help there haha. Herniated discs all the way down, marked stenosis, narrowing, and marked spondylosis. Too funny that is the least of my worries physically. 😂
 

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