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Offline Autocar

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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2016, 04:22:58 pm »
Ed our prayers will be for you and your family, and I will put you on our prayer chain at church. Ive always enjoyed your post stay strong and in time your be back logging. And as you go thru this just remember you have a bunch of great guys praying and thinking of you.
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2016, 05:01:06 pm »
You're in my thoughts Ed.  So sorry you have to have this experience so close to the loss of your son.  Stay strong. 
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2016, 05:40:50 pm »
Tough row to hoe Ed, wishing you all the best and will be watching for better news in the future.

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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2016, 05:56:49 pm »
My prayer for you is that God bestows his strength and wisdom to help you through these ordeals.

Ed, I've really appreciated your common sense post through the years. Please log in when you can. We enjoy hearing from you.

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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2016, 07:01:07 pm »
 It's been a long day, I'd like to make comments but just can't. Thanks so much, it really does help.
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« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2016, 07:09:16 pm »
I was thinking of you as I went upon my duties for the day.  :)
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« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2016, 08:27:01 pm »
Prayers from upstate New York to you & your family. Rob
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« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2016, 08:50:23 pm »
The post so far that speaks to your situation that resinates with me the most is the one that basically says that I can't believe that I was worried about my problims, they seem small compared to yours.  There is no real way that I know to give comfort.  It makes me think of the serinity prayer that basically say accept the thing you can't change and change the ones you can. Life is a struggle and some are faced with more then others.  Wishing with all my might that I might think of a way to help and hoping that my post doesn't make things worse.  You have what you have to face and there is no getting out of it.  May you find a way to have some blessing threw in along with the pain.
I am praying that things go as well as possible and wishing you only the best.
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« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2016, 08:57:13 pm »
Prayers for you and stay strong .
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« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2016, 09:47:47 pm »
Thinking of you and your family Ed. It's never good to read bad news but I do believe that sharing it can make you stronger.
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« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2016, 10:15:59 pm »
Prayers and best wishes for you. My wife was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and the prognosis was 6 months to a year. It is now 10 years later and she is cancer free. Chemo worked for her. The best advice she got from my Dr. friend who also is suffering from cancer was to stay off the internet.

Hang in there.

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« Reply #51 on: July 13, 2016, 06:25:50 am »
I wish you the best.
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Re: I'm not much for asking for help.
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2016, 07:05:25 am »
Ed, Stay strong everyone is pulling for you !!! Don
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« Reply #53 on: July 13, 2016, 12:38:48 pm »
 I am not very good with words of comfort, but don't give up..... Never give up. My daughter beat leukemia 12 years ago, with all odds against her, anything can be beat if one can fight enough to be it! Keep your mind in positive thoughts!!    Never, ever, ever give in.... Never!    :snowball:

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« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2016, 03:22:09 pm »
Sending my thoughts to you as well.  As everyone else has said,  stay strong.  Best of luck to you and your family.
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« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2016, 05:10:54 pm »
Ed, My Prayers are with you during this difficult time in your life. 
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« Reply #56 on: July 13, 2016, 07:08:45 pm »
You're in ours prayers Ed, I still laugh every time I think of when you said you baked your gearmatic winch bands in the oven when your wife was  at church, haha, so funny!!! Hang in there man!!
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« Reply #57 on: July 13, 2016, 10:50:41 pm »
thinking of you and all the truly positive answers you gave to me while working on my Garrett.
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« Reply #58 on: July 14, 2016, 07:54:01 am »
Yes,good advice about staying off the internet.  :o  I had an MRI done for something. Found out I am missing a bone below my neck. Can shove a finger in there. Been like that for 40 years at that time. I forgot what it is called,can't spell it anyways. I looked it up on the internet and some claimed they had operated on it.  ::) And on and on it went. And I do mean on and on.I went back to the Doctor and told him all this and he looked at me and said,you made it this far without that bone,I kinda think you will make it longer.   :D  Dummy me.
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« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2016, 03:06:04 pm »
Prayers are up from here, Ed. I hate the nature of the news, but I'm glad you shared it with us.  There is nothing pleasant about the road you're traveling right now, but clinging to your faith and your sense of humor will help to smooth some of the bumps.  I know you will miss logging, but sharing your accumulated knowledge is a way to keep yourself in it and your mind off of your troubles.  Hang in there Brother, and keep us up to date. ;)
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