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Old June 27th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Hey gang,

I wasn't going to post this but have decided it's only fair.

Am going into surgery tomorrow. For me it's very high risk but I readily accept that and am comfortable whatever the outcome. As I told the Anesthesiologist, for me it's a "win-win!" I could live without the surgery but I elect not to spend my final days in a wheel chair where I currently reside.

Know this. I am the happiest I've ever been in my life and am certainly among the most Blessed people on Earth.

To say I shall miss all of you (if it comes to that and of course, someday relatively soon it shall, whether or not it be tomorrow) is an understatement. I love you all equally regardless of where we stood on issues.

I wish for each and everyone of you, a lifetime filled with happiness.

I look forward to meeting you all, figuratively in this venue or in person in another and until such time,

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Old June 27th, 2013, 01:34 PM
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Certainly praying for the best. I believe a positive attitude is always a plus. Yours is defiantly that. My confidence is that we will see you posting on these boards again very soon. God's speed my friend.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 02:51 PM
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I send my prayers and good thoughts.

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Hey gang,

I wasn't going to post this but have decided it's only fair.

Am going into surgery tomorrow. For me it's very high risk but I readily accept that and am comfortable whatever the outcome. As I told the Anesthesiologist, for me it's a "win-win!" I could live without the surgery but I elect not to spend my final days in a wheel chair where I currently reside.

Know this. I am the happiest I've ever been in my life and am certainly among the most Blessed people on Earth.

To say I shall miss all of you (if it comes to that and of course, someday relatively soon it shall, whether or not it be tomorrow) is an understatement. I love you all equally regardless of where we stood on issues.

I wish for each and everyone of you, a lifetime filled with happiness.

I look forward to meeting you all, figuratively in this venue or in person in another and until such time,

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I hope everything goes well with the surgery . I will check back on line when I return from my cruise .
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Old June 27th, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Hi Todd, please know that we are praying for a full and successful operation.
You have always been a source of encouragement and a sign of all that is good in life, I feel really hono(u)red to have conversed with you over the years, and look forward to doing so for many more years to come.

I expect to read your next post the day after tomorrow - you are a born fighter & will come through this.

Speak soon,

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Old June 27th, 2013, 03:37 PM
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Hey Todd. I know you're a "tough old bird", and I know you'll do just fine with the surgery. The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) will be thinking about you, and praying for you. We look forward to meeting up with you again.

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Old June 27th, 2013, 04:25 PM
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Todd, I expect you to be posting day after tomorrow, no excuses!
We need you around here, and as someone else said, meeting you one day is on my bucket list, so I'm waiting...

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Prayers and best wishes for you Todd. Like the others I will be looking forward to your post in the coming days.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Todd , I will be praying for you and will be looking forward to you posts very soon.

Thank you for your kind words as its been my honor and pleasure to have had the chance to know you if only on this board.

Sending my love to you. Be well.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Our CM community wants nothing more then to read your next post..I hope going into your surgery, with our collective prayers, will boost you with love. Go for Gold!

Meeting you on the Epic, while short on time due to our circumstances, was a pleasure.
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Todd... passing on the very best wishes for a most successful surgery, and a speedy recovery!!!
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Sure glad you finally told everyone. Talk to you tonight.

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Old June 27th, 2013, 08:57 PM
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Todd if the surgery goes badly. Know that your friends here will miss your bright and wonderful personality. Even when I disagreed with your opinion I still respected you well thought out point of view. I will pray for a successful surgery and a quick recovery. I look forward to reading your post surgery thread.
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Evening Todd,
I am glad you filled us in on your upcoming surgery, may it be without problems and a quick recovery....Please send word as soon as you are able, take care...
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Good thoughts and prayers are coming from me! Hoping for a quick and successful recovery .
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Old June 27th, 2013, 10:01 PM
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Todd, Keith and I will be thinking about you tomorrow. I sincerely hope that your surgery is successful and that you come through with flying colors. I, too, would love to meet you. Maybe all of us can go on a cruise together in order to make that happen.

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Todd: You WILL be fine, because I SAID so, and I ALWAYS get what I want!

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Wishing you a successful surgery and a rapid recovery. We need you back here at Cruise Mates post haste!
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Of course I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for all of your good wishes and prayers. I am indeed Blessed beyond reason.

It's now 0242 hrs. (that's 2:42am for you civilians or for those who served in the Navy, ).

Having my well honed sense of gallows humor I have to tell you this. One docudrama released in 1997 is The St. Valentines Day Massacre starring Jason Robards and narrated by Paul Sorvino. In it, Sorvino announces each "player." To wit.: "On the last morning of his life, Peter Gusenberg........."

Being one to never interrupt tradition and if it were good enough for the employees of Bugs Moran.....

On the last morning of his life, Todd De Haven arose at 2:00 am EDT and prepared to "rock 'n roll." And so I shall.

I intend to post again as soon as I can. If things go the way I both want and think or even if they don't, you will be notified before the sun sets on this day.

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Old June 28th, 2013, 08:11 AM
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Todd, God bless you.

I am waiting anxiously for you to post some good news.

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Sorry I have not posted earlier but too I have been under the weather. Being fitted for a CPAP in hospital etc.

But to say about our friend and companion I know him very well. I have talked to him, spent time with him, had a dinner meeting with him, Cruised with him. And he has slept in my bed (on his side of the King). I have assisted him with oxegan, fed him and been a buddy with him.

I talked to him a day or so ago and told him he will be fine after the surgery. But if he has problems I have contacts to let me know.

GOD bless him and pray for a complete recovery after this day.
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Todd, Wayne and I are thinking of you today. We're looking forward to hearing good news about your surgery. As others have posted, you're a fighter, and we're confident you'll make it through this with flying colours! We would really like to see you again - so - please get well soon.
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Ray,
How did your test go...? Hope you are doing well and feeling better.
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Todd, Sending prayers and good wishes your way. Looking forward to seeing you posting again soon.

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I just received a call. Todd is out of surgery, and is in the recovery room. His doc. says that things went well.

I am sure, as soon as Todd is able, he will come here to update everyone.

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Thanks Luanne. That is good news.
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Thank the Lord, such wonderful news. Thanks Luanne.
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Great news re Todd:

I told him privately that he is the most beloved person on CM . I'm sure everyone agrees.
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