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    Default Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

    svhorns, I don't know what your troubles are but I hope you work through them.

    Tomorrow I go to the hospital for a bone marrow transplant.

    The doctors will spend a week killing my bone marrow with chemotherapy and total body irradiation. The short term and long term effects of the radiation are unpleasant to think about: lung damage, cataracts, infertility, and more. On the 21st I get injected with a donor's bone marrow. I'll have no immune system for a while and hopefully I can avoid getting any infections. There will be pain and one day in the hospital I will wish I were dead. However, my white blood cell count will rise from zero and my body will be as a new born baby learning to fight intruders.

    I'll be in the hospital for 4 weeks if all goes well, off work for 3-6 months, have a reasonable return to my old life after a year and by two years I'll now what the rest of my life will be like which won't be like it was before. I'll be alive though.

    I won't get to attend any football games this year.

    Baylor UMC (Dallas) has WiFi so I'll be using my iPad this first week and we'll have to see if I have the energy after that.

    CHHSpantherfan, thanks for your offer of assistance (from the iPad thread). We don't know each other yet I know from your posts the world needs more men like you.

    I remember learning the 23rd Psalm 45 years ago or so.

    T
    he Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
    He leadeth me beside the still waters.
    He restoreth my soul:
    He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
    Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
    Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.
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    You will definitely be in my prayers. Please keep us updated if you can.

    I have spent a lot of time visiting hospitals in the past month (neighbors, close friends)... It can give you real perspective. I was visiting a close family friend's father last night and I was reminded of this Psalm. Sometimes we don't realize how we all walk in this valley. It isn't death, only the valley of the shadow of death. Thanks again for sharing this and I will definitely be praying for you.

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    Stay strong Tulsa and fwiw, you and your Dr's will be in my prayers too. I hope for a full recovery and may God continue to look down on you

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    Thoughts and prayers!
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    Default Re: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

    Quote Originally Posted by TulsaHale74 View Post
    svhorns, I don't know what your troubles are but I hope you work through them.

    Tomorrow I go to the hospital for a bone marrow transplant.

    The doctors will spend a week killing my bone marrow with chemotherapy and total body irradiation. The short term and long term effects of the radiation are unpleasant to think about: lung damage, cataracts, infertility, and more. On the 21st I get injected with a donor's bone marrow. I'll have no immune system for a while and hopefully I can avoid getting any infections. There will be pain and one day in the hospital I will wish I were dead. However, my white blood cell count will rise from zero and my body will be as a new born baby learning to fight intruders.

    I'll be in the hospital for 4 weeks if all goes well, off work for 3-6 months, have a reasonable return to my old life after a year and by two years I'll now what the rest of my life will be like which won't be like it was before. I'll be alive though.

    I won't get to attend any football games this year.

    Baylor UMC (Dallas) has WiFi so I'll be using my iPad this first week and we'll have to see if I have the energy after that.

    CHHSpantherfan, thanks for your offer of assistance (from the iPad thread). We don't know each other yet I know from your posts the world needs more men like you.

    I remember learning the 23rd Psalm 45 years ago or so.

    T
    he Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
    He leadeth me beside the still waters.
    He restoreth my soul:
    He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
    Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
    Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.
    Tulsa,

    Our prayers are with you. Stay strong, and know that folks are supporting you while you go through this.

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    MY prayers go out with you. Kick this things ***

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    TulsaHale you will be in my prayers. Please, if you need anything just let us know and we will do what we can.

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    Thoughts and prayers and hope for a speedy recovery.

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    Too bad I don't still work down there.

    Keep us posted and know that you are in our thoughts.

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    I hope things turn out well for you Tulsa!
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    Default Re: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

    Quote Originally Posted by TulsaHale74 View Post
    svhorns, I don't know what your troubles are but I hope you work through them.

    Tomorrow I go to the hospital for a bone marrow transplant.

    The doctors will spend a week killing my bone marrow with chemotherapy and total body irradiation. The short term and long term effects of the radiation are unpleasant to think about: lung damage, cataracts, infertility, and more. On the 21st I get injected with a donor's bone marrow. I'll have no immune system for a while and hopefully I can avoid getting any infections. There will be pain and one day in the hospital I will wish I were dead. However, my white blood cell count will rise from zero and my body will be as a new born baby learning to fight intruders.

    I'll be in the hospital for 4 weeks if all goes well, off work for 3-6 months, have a reasonable return to my old life after a year and by two years I'll now what the rest of my life will be like which won't be like it was before. I'll be alive though.

    I won't get to attend any football games this year.

    Baylor UMC (Dallas) has WiFi so I'll be using my iPad this first week and we'll have to see if I have the energy after that.

    CHHSpantherfan, thanks for your offer of assistance (from the iPad thread). We don't know each other yet I know from your posts the world needs more men like you.

    I remember learning the 23rd Psalm 45 years ago or so.

    T
    he Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
    He leadeth me beside the still waters.
    He restoreth my soul:
    He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.
    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
    Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
    Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
    and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.
    Goodluck, bretheren! I (and mine) will certainly keep you in my (our) thoughts and prayers.
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    May the Lord bring you peace and comfort through your trials......God Bless!
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    I propose we sticky this so we can all continue to keep Tulsa in our thoughts and prayers and maybe there will be a way we can have some posters go check up on him or just find out about his progress. That is if Tulsa doesn't mind it.

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    Stay strong man. I'll be thinking about you through you as you go through this process. Keep us updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerfan View Post
    I propose we sticky this so we can all continue to keep Tulsa in our thoughts and prayers and maybe there will be a way we can have some posters go check up on him or just find out about his progress. That is if Tulsa doesn't mind it.
    I 2nd that.

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    stay strong and continue to have faith, cowboy!
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    All of you have been so nice today and it just means everything to me. I got a little teary eyed.

    I appreciate the prayers, scriptures, and good thoughts. Many resources discuss the power of a positive attitude in making it through a tough time and the healing process. I'll treasure knowing some friends albeit "strangers" are pulling for me.

    The offer of visiting is so nice but I expect to be sleeping a lot after the 21st and visitation is somewhat restricted to lesson the risk of germs getting to me.

    I went on record a while back against the forum having too many stickys, so I had to laugh because I never would have thought I'd be involved in one. It's a very nice thought but I should provide an better way to allow those who want to check up on me to do so without getting in the way of what the forum is about.

    So I've decide to part with my anonymity and provide what I'm giving family and co-workers. My caringbridge web site is www.caringbridge.org/visit/richwenneker. I'll be adding some journal entries this week and then my wife Sonja will for several weeks until I have the strength to resume. Feel free to post a guest entry using your 5ATXFB name.

    I'll be in touch and thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TulsaHale74 View Post
    All of you have been so nice today and it just means everything to me. I got a little teary eyed.

    I appreciate the prayers, scriptures, and good thoughts. Many resources discuss the power of a positive attitude in making it through a tough time and the healing process. I'll treasure knowing some friends albeit "strangers" are pulling for me.

    The offer of visiting is so nice but I expect to be sleeping a lot after the 21st and visitation is somewhat restricted to lesson the risk of germs getting to me.

    I went on record a while back against the forum having too many stickys, so I had to laugh because I never would have thought I'd be involved in one. It's a very nice thought but I should provide an better way to allow those who want to check up on me to do so without getting in the way of what the forum is about.

    So I've decide to part with my anonymity and provide what I'm giving family and co-workers. My caringbridge web site is www.caringbridge.org/visit/richwenneker. I'll be adding some journal entries this week and then my wife Sonja will for several weeks until I have the strength to resume. Feel free to post a guest entry using your 5ATXFB name.

    I'll be in touch and thanks again.
    We will keep your wife and family in our prayers as well. And yes the power of positive thinking is very real and really does help. God bless you.

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