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Title: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: Gene_SC on May 01, 2008, 01:18:58 PM


For a couple weeks now a hand full of us older members of the GTA have been missing someone. We have asked each other through different PM's about where Ed aka Shadow has been hiding. We all assumed he has been busy with his new job. For some of you that do not know Ed, he is one of the original members of the GTA. Has supported us and made hundreds and hundreds of contribution through post andsharing hisknowledgeand skills that he knows with others. He has shared with all of us from the beginning.

I finally made contact with Ed today. It turns out he has been suffering from some very severe headache's since his move to Michigan last month. So these headache's have pretty much laid Ed up. You have to know Ed to know that he stays busy constantly hunting an working on his babies in his shop. Well that has not been the case in the last month. Between the headaches and work he has been pretty laid up. Not much time hunting or time spent on the GTA.

Ed did not want to complain and held off going to the doctor until his wife insisted. After all the blood work and scan's it seems that Ed has a golf ball size tumor in his brain on the front right side. Ed will go for his first treatment of radiation on Monday and continue with this treatment until the tumor is gone. I just want to say that Ed has become a very close friend of mine and many other's here on the GTA. I hope you all find it in your heart to pray for Ed and a speedy recovery. He is a big part of the GTA family. He has a fantastic optimistic attitude and says this is just another bump in the road... He just wants to keep doing his thing, which is hunting and air guns.



Please say a prayer for Ed..........



Gene

Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: TCups on May 01, 2008, 01:37:51 PM
All of our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ed.  May God grant you a good response to the treatments and a speedy recovery.
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Post by: longislandhunter on May 01, 2008, 02:13:50 PM


Will say a prayer for you each night Ed and won't stop until you're healed.



Jeff

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Post by: PeakChick on May 01, 2008, 02:33:21 PM
My prayers and good thoughts will be with you Ed. We're all on your side.
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Post by: leftcoast1 on May 01, 2008, 02:39:31 PM
Well god works in some weird ways. Forcing Ed to move brought this to a head to be delt with. I will keep him and his family in my prayers. :0
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: Dave1899 on May 01, 2008, 02:47:48 PM
Prayers are up for Ed, his family and friends.  Hang in there.
Title: We're there for you Ed
Post by: kirby999 on May 01, 2008, 02:49:04 PM
Maybe the move was to be near that special doctor that's going to be the one that with Prayers and God's help, will help our friend through this. I believe there's a reason for everything in our lives. kirby
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: on May 01, 2008, 03:22:08 PM
ED,My prayers & thoughts are with you,I pray a speedy recovery for you,GTA is not the same without you here with us....GET WELL SOON MY FRIEND.....
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: CharlieDaTuna on May 01, 2008, 03:37:26 PM
Ed.... My prayers are with you and just pray to him that has the power to heal. Life can deal us some tough cards sometimes but the Lord always holds the upper hand and can do wonders. I for one knows this. I have seen his wisdom and  his powers in the last couple of years. Just believe and put your trust in him.
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Post by: BayouHawk on May 01, 2008, 03:42:18 PM
Ed,  My Prayers will Plead in your Behalf.
      Looks like Ya got a lot of friends praying...

     Kirby has made a TRUE statement  this is not mere chance your there..Best of Luck!

      Steve
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Post by: VINNY on May 01, 2008, 03:58:38 PM
My wife and I are praying for you Ed, and God is on your side.
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Post by: Big_Bill on May 01, 2008, 05:21:38 PM


Hey Ed,



My Prayers are with you, get well soon buddy, we all miss you. And know that with God ALL things are possible. :-)



Keep the Faith.



Bill

Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: Progun on May 01, 2008, 05:52:36 PM
I will start now to pray fervently and effectually for ED aka Shadow and his doctors and family. This fraternity is a better place because of Ed and we don't want to have to miss him.I'm on it Gene.
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Post by: DanoInTx on May 01, 2008, 08:42:22 PM
Ed, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Airbud.
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Post by: Splash on May 01, 2008, 11:37:03 PM
Take care Ed, we miss you buddy. I believe David is right, your move was, so that you would be closer to that special doctor. We are all praying for your speedy recovery.
Mike
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 02, 2008, 12:16:53 AM
I thank you all for your prayers and kind word's and I've never been one to let on that I had a med problem but wanted to let my Good friend Gene know why I've been hit and miss on the forum. The headaches would get so bad that I couldn't focus on just about anything for to long . I'm still working, hour's cut back and still working on and shootin my babies of coarse lol. I have been hunting some to and sitting on my deck and plucking grackles out by the slew in my backyard hehehe. I would have posted some pic's but the sucker's are dropping into the slew of water from the tree's and like I told Gene " I'm not fishin em out". hehehe. Anyway I will be in a out patient theripy and they will start zapping the ol fusebox with small doses but I'm on top of my attitude and as alway's for me it's mind over matter or don't be the problem, be the cure and God has alway's been there for little ol me and nothing's changed. :) Again I thank you all, my GTA FAMILY and you all have been family from the moment you joined our GREAT FORUM! :) oh and I'm not going ANYWHERE! HEHEHE I will still be on, may be slow at times but will be here and I will still hunt. Didn't expect anything less did you hehehe can't keep me down for long, moving forward alway's. Ed
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Post by: leftcoast1 on May 02, 2008, 02:26:15 AM
:)  :)  :)  :)  :)  GFlad to hear it Ed!!! You had us scared there for a bit. Take care and call if you need a hand.
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: on May 02, 2008, 02:28:17 AM
Ed

KICK IT'S ARSE. :)

fin
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Post by: sport71 on May 02, 2008, 02:28:37 AM
Ed, I don't know you, but I do know that prayer goes a very long way. You will be in mine. God is good. I send you my blessings.
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Post by: yel01z06 on May 02, 2008, 02:33:55 AM
my prayers are with you
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Post by: johncedarhill on May 02, 2008, 02:36:56 AM
Good luck ED.
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Post by: Archon on May 02, 2008, 02:45:58 AM
Ed, my prayers are with you brother.  May you and your wife find strength and peace in your Father, and may this pass quickly!
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: dave2288 on May 02, 2008, 08:03:56 AM
we all have ed in our thoughts and prayers, and hope for him to be out there again, taking care of little creatures in the woods.

Dave
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Post by: 30-06 on May 02, 2008, 09:06:35 AM
Hey ED, in a coupla months time you will be as good as new. Sorry for the bad news!!. I'll hold my thumbs and Bigtoe and throw in a prayer, for you to get better. You and Jeff are our resident hunting experrts, we just cant exist without you!!

Keep the faith and get better soon. I hope for a speedy recovery on your part. Keep well ED!!

JOHAN
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Post by: Curioguy on May 02, 2008, 11:09:03 AM


Hang in there Ed we are all pulling for you.
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Post by: nyairman on May 02, 2008, 11:38:51 AM
I will say a prayer tonight just for Ed. I hope that he can beat the devil. Perhaps my prayers will help him.

Greg
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: gamo2hammerli on May 02, 2008, 11:42:29 AM
Ed, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Get well soon...
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 02, 2008, 11:45:14 AM
Thank's so much, this mean's the world to my wife and I and I alway's told her that you all are my extend family. :) Take about a family tree lol. Ed
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Post by: Timmyj1959@yahoo.com on May 02, 2008, 12:55:12 PM
Hey Ed, Tim here! Im new here,But feel like I have known you forever. I have seen all the good things you have done. (I have been "snooping around") LOL! God has but a few "moderators" You are one of them Buddy! You are gonna be just fine! The things you have done for others will all come back to you now in your time of need. Trust Me, this is just a small set back for you, Soon this will be water under the bridge. Your Friend in S.C.,,,,Tim.
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: USNCop on May 02, 2008, 03:34:48 PM
Sounds like you're already ahead of the game Ed.  Airgunning is good therapy and of course we are your support team.
Praying for for a speedy return buddy!
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: luckycharm on May 03, 2008, 07:15:26 AM
MY prayers  are with you and your family
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 03, 2008, 12:11:53 PM
You all are one of a kind, thank's so much. I spent half of the day resighting in all my babies and wipping em down. The rain set in right before I wanted to head out for a short hunt and the head started pound some so ended up napping like my buddy Gene zzzzzzzzzzzz lol. Ed
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: Timmyj1959@yahoo.com on May 03, 2008, 12:40:58 PM
Naps are good! Rain is good as well (great for naps!) The sun will shine soon for you my Friend!! Keep shooting Buddy, Good for the soul! Tim.
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: on May 03, 2008, 01:25:43 PM
Ed, I always seem to be on the tail-end of hearing about these things, but you know we're all rootin' for you. You also know there is a plan, no matter whether or not we know what it is. Just keep the faith, and keep on shootin'; that should go a long way to keepin' the right atitude  ;~)

Best of luck, brother.

Bryan
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 04, 2008, 12:00:23 AM
Thanks Bryan , faith and my airgun madness lol. Ed
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Post by: tat2dman on May 04, 2008, 12:03:40 AM
Ed,best thoughts at a bad time.... :0
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Post by: CFX Marauder on May 04, 2008, 03:51:10 PM
Ed will prevail !! For it is written...... in yellow snow !!

Mash,kick,tear or bite...Whatever it takes..
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: on May 04, 2008, 05:11:30 PM
About "5" years ago while out riding my motorcycle I was hit by a truck, minor accident but I had to go to shock trauma, when the got my CAT SCAN back they found a brain tumor the size of a lemon on my pituitary gland they told me I would not live another year; Since then I have live life like theres no tomorrow and the sport of airgunning has helped me to find a great hobby and friends. I tell this story to say to you ED that only GOD knows his reasons for putting weight on your shoulders but I assure you he always has a great plan.

BE WELL AND YOU HAVE FAMILY HERE! PRAYERS AND WISH'S TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 05, 2008, 12:33:21 AM
Off to the Doc's today to start fighting  the good fight. :) Ed
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Post by: Timmyj1959@yahoo.com on May 05, 2008, 12:48:11 AM
Take off the "Gloves" & put those dukes up Ed! My money is on you!! Tim.
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Post by: kirby999 on May 05, 2008, 01:50:30 AM
Go Get Em' Ed !!!! kirby
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Post by: PeakChick on May 05, 2008, 02:05:38 AM
Attitude counts for so much Ed. You'll get this licked!!
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Post by: Gene_SC on May 05, 2008, 03:27:22 AM
Well ole buddy, I will keep your seat available and warm while you are gettin a Turbo Tune at the Doc's. Keep da chin up my friend and your family will be waiting for your quick recovery.

Gene
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: Splash on May 05, 2008, 03:36:01 AM
Take care Buddy and give me a call when your feeling better. Remember that "Victorious Warriors win before ever going into Battle," your gonna be fine, Ed.
Mike
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 05, 2008, 01:14:02 PM
Well after hour's of prep, you all know how it go's at the doc's we started the battle and right now I'm draggin and tired but hehehe still kicking. I take no prisoner's lol and I told the doc when this is all done I'm taking him hunting......with airgun's. :o You can hunt with airgun's he replied?. I told him when he has time check out our sight and that will give you a feel about what I'm al about and see my GTA family. I'll keep bugging him about it hehehe. Anyway the skull and crossbones flag is up and taking the wind nicely and each day will keep getting better and better. Funny though a man of the cloth was making his round's and chatted with me a spell. He asked me if I had found Jesus, I told him that I never lost him hehehe. He just smiled said a prayer and was on his way, all in a day's work lol. Ed
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: Gene_SC on May 05, 2008, 01:28:20 PM
That's the spirit buddy...:)

Gene
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Post by: thsixscrews on May 05, 2008, 01:46:49 PM
Hey Ed, glad to hear your spirits are up and strong.  The family and I will be keeping you and yours in our prayers.  And like many have already said things happin for a reason, and the move up there was for a reason.  Hey, it might be just to change the Drs mind about firearms in general huh??  You hang tough bro, and keep on keepin on.
Kent
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: Big_Bill on May 05, 2008, 02:17:23 PM


Keepin you in my Prayers Ed,



Miss your posts on the Huntin Gate, SO...GET WELL SOON BUDDY ! :-)



Bill

Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: longislandhunter on May 05, 2008, 05:05:24 PM


That's the spirit Ed !! Positive attitude is powerful medicine. Still saying a prayer for you each night buddy.



Jeff

Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 05, 2008, 10:29:50 PM
Thank's GTA family and I still am on the hunt but I havent been called out on varment patrol lately.:( Seen a possum (country rat) the other night but he caught wind of me out on my deck and moved it out. Red squirrels and g-squirrels are in season but nothing but fox squirrels and their leaving my feeders alone and are not in season, bummer lol. Just dropping Grackles in the slew out back but I need to hire a kid to fish em out hehehe. Ed
Title: Glad to see you're still having fun.
Post by: 3n00n on May 06, 2008, 12:20:32 AM
Good luck and feel better soon. You're supposed to go big bore hunting with somebody here when you can get the time . . . 8)
Title: RE: Glad to see you're still having fun.
Post by: shadow on May 06, 2008, 11:16:26 AM
That's right "j" and I seen you vid on hunting them horned critter's, impressive airbud.:) I will be looking for you real soon when Im done hunting this so called scary fella down and killin him.....forever. :o  :) Thank's j  Ed
Title: RE: Glad to see you're still having fun.
Post by: fatback on May 08, 2008, 08:41:13 AM
Feel better ED!!!  I bet if you use those air guns for therapy you will have a speedy recovery. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Get well,
Chris
Title: Notice how many of us pray?
Post by: PBJ on May 08, 2008, 12:46:51 PM
Ed,
   Lots of corny jokes on this post string (we are men)  but I do not think there is another special interest forum that has as many men and women as this one that will stop to tell a friend that they are willing and eager to offer prayer for one of our own. May the good Lord work a 100% healing in your life and keep us in "Air Gun Fellowship" for many years to come.
Pastor Bob Jarrard (PBJ on the GTA)
Title: RE: Notice how many of us pray?
Post by: shadow on May 08, 2008, 02:45:22 PM
The closeness of this forum is a gift from the Lord and I know that this forum will rise above all other's, just my belief hehehe but I thank you all for the support, my family .Between the Lord and this forum and my loving wife and family I am truly a lucky guy. Today was another day at the doc's with another season of treatment's, slow but were gonna be the predator not the prey. :) I will be around here and giving you some hunt's in no time. :) As alway's mind over matter and all is Zen. Ed
Title: RE: Notice how many of us pray?
Post by: DanoInTx on May 08, 2008, 03:27:11 PM
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shadow - 5/8/2008  9:45 PM

....... slow but were gonna be the predator not the prey. :)

You don't know how happy I am to have read that.  I know you have the upperhand in this one!

Take care Airbud!
Title: The more fun you can have, the better you'll feel.
Post by: 3n00n on May 08, 2008, 03:46:22 PM
Every minute you spend laughing is justanother minute that will be a good memory later. 8)
Title: RE: The more fun you can have, the better you'll feel.
Post by: Big_Bill on May 08, 2008, 04:32:59 PM


Glad to see your in GOOD spirits Ed,



Keep it up and you'll be better before you know it !



All is piece and tranquility, as the butterfly flies over the field of flowers.. Master Pou



Bill



Title: RE: Notice how many of us pray?
Post by: on May 09, 2008, 07:08:48 AM
Prayers aren't my way, but know you will be in my thoughts.  I lost my father to a glioma a year and a half ago, after a long fight.  Reading Gene's words brought back alot of memories of that first day in the neuro ward, lookin' at MRI's.  Dad was quite profoundly ill before the discovery was made 60mm diameter.... I'm glad yours was caught earlier, it really helps the odds.

Family and friends are gifts at times like these, and it looks like you're wealthy in that respect.

Good luck, hope you're back to full strenght soon.

J
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: VINNY on May 10, 2008, 04:26:13 AM
Hey Shadow!! With God on your side,[ and he is] and your attitude,you CANT lose!!! I miss your hunts, man. They inspire me.
Title: RE: Notice how many of us pray?
Post by: spoilbanker on May 13, 2008, 04:37:22 AM
Ed, I have noticed for some time now that the spirit of the folks on this forum is very different from other forums.  Now I know why.  True faith is what God gives us in order to prepare us for the difficult things that we have to deal with in this life, and to prepare us for the next.  A community of faithful people is what He gives to those that are going through difficult things.  I'm glad for you and me and all the others here that share true faith, and I hope that through this forum others will begin to see what it means to have it.  It seems like foolishness to a lot of people, but we know that it's not.

Your perseverance in these times are a great encouragement to me and many others.  While writing this I stopped to ask God to heal you, and to be with you throughout.  

Tommy
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 13, 2008, 02:34:56 PM
Thank's Tommy and Vinny, my belief in a higher power combined with the power of a man's or woman's inner strength can lift one up beyond what thought possable. I use these belief's in every aspect of my life including hunting, find that happy place, peace of mind ,karma or as I say find your Zen. :) Let the mind rise above the matter, the Lord already know's your need's and alway's provides. I did spend the day getting some test done, checking the chassie so to speak hehehe, running strong and should be seeing some result's here in a spell. Kinda weakish at times, tired and we know what's to come with this treatment but I've never been one to just roll over except when hunting and setting up for a second shot :) Ed
Title: My Heart and prayers will go out to Ed /Shadow
Post by: bbgunbob on May 18, 2008, 09:56:11 AM
Tonight I will say a special prayer for Ed and ask the Lord to help him to recover.I hate these kind of posts.To me there are a bunch of special people on air gun forums.We stick together like glue and all enjoy a very special sport.
Some say were a bunch of kids that never grew up.Others will tease you about your air gun and tell you to get real gun and buy a powder burner.( I just laugh it off)
When ever a fellow like Shadow who has put forth his very best to and for all of us has it is a shame to hear of some sort of problem that could take down one of the best and one of our own.
Again I will say a special prayer for a fellow Air Gunner and his family as if he were one of my own family.

May my prayers be heard
BBGun Bob
SE Michigan
Title: RE: My Heart and prayers will go out to Ed /Shadow
Post by: shadow on May 18, 2008, 01:33:33 PM
Thank you Robert and it seem's that a few of us are getting tested, forum member's and their friend's and family. I've alway's liked a challege and this is just another one to test my iron so I load up and grit my teeth and as they say Once more into the breach men and ladies for our great female member's., flag's a flying and gun's a blazin. Ed
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Post by: Jaymo on May 18, 2008, 02:22:55 PM
You're in my prayers, Ed. I think about you every time I shoot my B3s or my QB57. I'm rooting for you.
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Post by: Jaymo on May 18, 2008, 02:36:50 PM
Ed, I had to laugh at your "I never lost him" reply. That was good. I bet he hasn't heard that one before. I'm pulling for ya, airbud. My mom was diagnosed with late stage three breast cancer back in '06. She went through chemo, radical mastectomy, and more chemo. She has her hair back, and she's still with us. Cancer free, so far. Your positive attitude and will to live/win will go a long way.
"Never give up. Never surrender."
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: TexasShooter72 on May 23, 2008, 08:13:23 AM
Strangely, I can relate.  On January 21st, 2006, a 7mm lesion burst on my left temporal lobe.  I too was getting headaches and a little delerious.  I certainly do wish Ed the very best of a recovery.  I have since had very little problems despite having become epileptic as a result.  Ed- you do have my prayers.  Hang in there buddy!
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 23, 2008, 02:29:59 PM
Thank you and all is going very well and I'm sorry if I've missed PM'S it's not my nature, Gene is my friend and I consider him and Bob like my other Dad's so buddies if I haven't PM'd forgive me I'm hanging strong and giving em all they can take including the doc's lol. Just awhile longer on this battle field and when I win I'll be back. Don't think I'm not hunting, just finding the Zen moment's as always'.:) God Bless GTA  and every member. Ed
Title: RE: Found Out Some GOOD News Today..:(
Post by: Big_Bill on May 23, 2008, 03:55:14 PM


It's GREAT to hear your doing so well Ed,



We are ALL routing for you buddy !!!!! God hears and answers ALL Prayers ! Just keep on being YOU :-)



Keeping you and the others in need here in my Prayers !

Title: RE: Found Out Some GOOD News Today..:(
Post by: longislandhunter on May 23, 2008, 03:59:45 PM


Glad to hear you're doing well buddy. :) I've been saying a prayer for you each night and will continue to do so.... I have no doubt you'll be back to your old routine in no time. Keep hanging tough buddy....



Jeff

Title: RE: Found Out Some GOOD News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 24, 2008, 09:45:40 PM
The varment are thinkin the hunter is down , just another CAMO tactic lol :D Thank's family.Ed
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: Gil on May 25, 2008, 03:12:36 PM
Hope you get well soon Ed. That varmint population spreads like wildfires!
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Post by: cliffspot on May 26, 2008, 06:21:44 AM
Send out a prayer for you brother. My Dad had lymphoma in the mid '80s, he kicked it because he was strong willed (hard headed!). Thru all the chemo and everything, he thought of 2 things; golf and work! Crazy but it worked! Keep your mind strong and your will stronger and you can make it thru these difficult times with the grace of the Allmighty. Stubborn and ornery live forever! Aloha Brother!
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on May 29, 2008, 05:48:15 AM
Thank's, been kinda down on the energy level the past few day's but pushin forward. :)
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: leftcoast1 on May 29, 2008, 06:54:43 AM
Glad to hear it Shadow. My dad has been down in the dumps cause today he had to meet with the surgon to schedule a surgery date. Our schedules are so different now we haven't fished in forever. Keep up the good fight and I think the brown santa is heading your way. :-)
Title: RE: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on June 01, 2008, 01:04:14 PM
Grit your teeth and push ahead against all odd's, it scare's the heck out of the unbelieving hehehe. Ed
Title: Keep the FAITH BUDDY ! ! ! ! !
Post by: Big_Bill on June 01, 2008, 06:03:50 PM


Keep the FAITH BUDDY !!!



Stay strong, know that we are PRAYING for U each day !



Fight the HARD FIGHT BUDDY, and keep moving FORWARD !



Bill



Title: RE: Keep the FAITH BUDDY ! ! ! ! !
Post by: shadow on June 03, 2008, 12:22:38 PM
thank's Bill, hard against the wind. :) Ed
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: Gene_SC on June 03, 2008, 02:57:12 PM
You have some GREAT SPIRIT Ed... Keep it up buddy and you will get past the hump real fast.

Your Bud

Gene
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: daveshoot on June 04, 2008, 01:27:44 AM
Jeez, Ed, I haven't been in the habit of reading the back room and was unaware of your latest challenge. You are a real asset and inspiration to the many of us who are learning. We are with you.
I am from Michigan and still love it there. A real hunting and fishing paradise that I took for granted... until I moved west. I guess you have had a rough intro, but I left a lot of unsupervised critters behind, and they are going to need you!
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on June 04, 2008, 01:52:38 AM
Still kicking hard and looking to bright tommorrow as alway's. :) Ed
Title: Found Out Some "Good News" Today!!
Post by: PBJ on June 04, 2008, 10:57:09 AM
Hey Gene, why not change the header or whatever we call this thread to a subject line that fits Ed's great attitude and all our prayers and thoughts for him over these past weeks? I believe that he is going to be healed, he is just too plain old tough to keep down and we have about 12 tons of prayer out there already. Being sick is a bummer but having no friends, no support team and no faith is worse. If faith and friends are what it takes for healing, Da Shadow will be back in full form for sure. Thanks for reading this.
Title: Thank GOD for "Good News" Today!!
Post by: Big_Bill on June 05, 2008, 01:05:18 PM


Amen Bob,



I gave it a shot, but some went back to the negative header.



With all the support here for Ed, and how well he seems to be doing, I need to see positive Che !

Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: sport71 on June 06, 2008, 03:36:01 PM
Father, You have brought us this far caring for each as Your own child.
You have helped us view the facts, keeping our lives peaceful and mild.
There are so many things that disturb us, and many thing that are not as we wish or desire.
Lord we try to live each and every day in faith, keeping our heads up.
Each day is a new day, to start afresh, and giving You thanks for the blessings received. AMEN
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on June 06, 2008, 11:48:31 PM
AMEN BROTHER. :)
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: Rixtrix on June 08, 2008, 05:28:35 PM
Hi, Ed. So sorry to hear the news. I've been off forum for a while dealing with some things of my own and am sorry I missed this a month ago. I even missed your moving to Mich. I'm glad to see you still have your great attitude. That, along with the wishes, hopes and prayers of loved ones and friends, can do miracles. You were there for me and mine last spring throughout Eric's illness and recovery, as were so many of the GTA Family; know that I will be pulling for you just the same. Prayers for you and your's and all those associated with your treatment.

Ric G
Title: Re: Found Out Some Bad News Today..:(
Post by: shadow on June 09, 2008, 11:37:03 PM
Thanx Ric :) Ed