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crazyhorse
05-11-2009, 11:02 AM
Hello all.

There have been many that have expressed interest in my health, and where I am in my progression of Pulmonary Fibrosis. So I am here to answer those questions and also to say a couple things that I feel now is the time to say them.

But before I go into all that, I wanted to say again what it meant to my wife and I that you guys sent us on that vacation last year. Fact is, I would not be able to make that trip now. It was given to us at a time when we could enjoy it. It was important, and it left an impact on us that we will never forget. Thank you again for that.

For those that have asked about my health and how I am doing, I have been telling you that I feel I am half way through my progression. Being diagnosed back in May of last year, that would leave what one would estimate as a year left to live. I haven't been entirely honest. I'm in my final stages. I figure 2 months or so. I have spent the last week in St. Louis being evaluated for lung transplant. It's the evaluation process you go through when you are in the final stages of your disease. The good news is, I was put on the transplant list. The bad news is that any time you are faced with this type of surgery there is always a chance you dont get off the table. Even though I feel like I will be one of the lucky ones, the times dictate that anything I want to say to my friends and family, I need to get it said.

I am guessing that with the recent speed of progression, the true time I have left is 2 months tops. If a lung comes available that time could be considerably longer. The reason I wasn't up front about my health and how much time I thought I had was because I didn't want to put the pressure on others to say something profound, or for them to feel uncomfortable. I know how I feel when faced with a freinds struggles and how much I want to help. I hope you understand why I haven't been honest.

The other thing that needs to be said is what you have meant to me. Orangemane has always been really good for me. Even back in my trolling days. I cant tell you how much I laughed, poking at you guys, watching you go off the deep end. It was a lot of fun. But I always wanted to be the poster that even though I was ribbing you, I was still a guy you could count on when you needed a neighbor. I always felt like when one of you were down, I wanted to be one that help raise you back up. Very much like you guys did for me. I wanted to be known as someone that had a heart when it was appropriate, but cut you like a razor when challenged. I hope that is what I have been here. If you have any other impression, then it was not my intention.

Now, I just try to be the opposing fan with a reasonable point of view. just one of the guys. Just another Orangemaner. All in all the OM has played a mjor role in my football experience, and it has always been a positive one. After all, isn't that the true purpose of this place anyway? Thank you Taco.

In closing I want to say, no matter what happens my experience here has been exceptional. The people have been exceptional.

You've been real good to me.

I love ya.

Sincerely,
Dan

ZachKC
05-11-2009, 11:07 AM
All the best to you and your fam going forward bud.

Inkana7
05-11-2009, 11:09 AM
Talk about a tear-jerker.

We love you, man.

theAPAOps5
05-11-2009, 11:10 AM
Man there are no words anyone could say to try to lighten the burden. So I will just say I hope its not 2 months and I hope you have the chance to see many many KC Chiefs games and for YOUR sake a SB. But more importantly I hope you get many more years with your family.

Stay strong and enjoy your time.

Popps
05-11-2009, 11:14 AM
Wow.

All I can say is that you're a bigger man than most of us. In fact... all of us.

God bless you and your family and I'll continue to assume you'll buck any odds that face you.

Rohirrim
05-11-2009, 11:20 AM
Damn, Crazy this is truly heart breaking. I say a prayer for ya.

Miss I.
05-11-2009, 11:26 AM
It is difficult to know what to say. I agree with the other posters of course. And I hope maybe there's another miracle out there for you and the least you get to spend some more time with the people who love you most. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers and I truly hope things will turn around for you.

DenverBrit
05-11-2009, 11:33 AM
Dan, as always, you've handled this most awful situation with courage and openness.
We all hope and pray that you find a transplant match ASAP and come back feistier than ever.
My best to you and your family.

Smiling Assassin27
05-11-2009, 11:39 AM
Hang tough, Crazy. You've shown us all what a humble and yet determined fighter looks like. Thanks for giving a lesson in candidness, for demonstrating what real strength is, and for giving us a glimpse of your life. I pray these lessons won't be wasted and that all here might gain a healthy dose of charity and fellowship toward each other from your post.

oubronco
05-11-2009, 11:41 AM
May the good Lord lay his hand upon you and your family

I pray that Angels will be at your side as you move forward and all the best of luck brother

Meck77
05-11-2009, 12:03 PM
Dan it was a pleasure meeting you several years ago. You aren't so bad for a chiefs fan. :)

I wish you the best.

crawdad
05-11-2009, 12:32 PM
Good luck on finding an acceptable donor. You are truly a kind person and its great seeing you with such courage.

BroncoBuff
05-11-2009, 12:49 PM
You'll get a donor ... and then you'll floor that 428 cubic inches off the table to your family and your Chiefs.

(And to continue tweaking all of us ... ;D)

Keep your spirits up!

broncosteven
05-11-2009, 12:53 PM
Good luck with the lung transplant option and best wishes to you and your family.

Gene wants a healty Crazyleggs this season.

Odysseus
05-11-2009, 12:57 PM
Thanks for your honesty, courage, and directness. I wish you all the best on your path ahead.

broncocalijohn
05-11-2009, 01:07 PM
I hope for the best and the transplant is successful and gives you more life than 2 months. If it does, make sure you come back (or your wife) to let us know you made it through the surgery. Then we all know that we can start razzing you on your pathetic Chiefs during training camp.

cutthemdown
05-11-2009, 01:26 PM
Good luck Crazyhorse. Very hard thing you and your family are having to face. I will pray for you if you don't mind that sort of thing.

God Bless

Pick Six
05-11-2009, 01:39 PM
Dan,

I'll echo what Meck said. It was a pleasure meeting you a few years ago in KC. You have the strength I aspire to have if I'm ever faced with a terminal illness. You may think you have 2 months, but I'm praying for a miracle. The world can't afford to lose good people like you...

Kaylore
05-11-2009, 01:40 PM
You will not be forgotten. God bless you.

watermock
05-11-2009, 02:01 PM
May the Angel of mercy guide you through this difficult time and grant you a recovery.

bronclvr
05-11-2009, 02:36 PM
CH,

You have been a breath of fresh air for many here(being a Cheeps fan and all!), however, this admission puts you in a whole new category-pure class and inspiration-good luck, and myself and Family will put in a good word with the big man for you-wishing you all the best-

MileHighMagic
05-11-2009, 03:17 PM
My prayers are with you, Dan. God bless.

BuckinKaeding
05-11-2009, 03:53 PM
Way to bring tears to my eyes Crazy Horse. Prayers are headed your way.

Orange_Beard
05-11-2009, 05:56 PM
Best wishes to you. Keep your sprits up, you are an inspiration to me.

Los Broncos
05-11-2009, 06:10 PM
Good to hear things are better, you have affected a lot of people around you in a good way.

Thats hard to do, way to go man.

Broncoman13
05-11-2009, 06:14 PM
I'm sorry for what you're going through Crazy, but I have to say that I'm damned proud of my Bronco brothers and sisters. I'm glad to see that we can all come together for the sake of a fellow football fan and inspire him to write such a touching post on a football message board. Everyone on the Mane should take pride in the fact that CrazyHorse was able to have some good memories b/c you'all cared enough to support his cause... not b/c he asked but b/c you wanted to.

Dan, keep fighting brother and never throw the towel in. You keep fighting and we'll keep praying. Thanks for the message, brought a tear to my eye, but made my day too.

GreatBronco16
05-11-2009, 06:23 PM
Keep on fighting bro. I hope you end up with many more years on this earth. May God be with you and your family.


Oh yeah, Go Broncos! ;D

Taco John
05-11-2009, 07:35 PM
Keep up the good fight Dan. We're in your corner man.

FADERPROOF
05-11-2009, 08:41 PM
All the best Dan, I'll go to bed everynight with you in my prayers that you will get that transplant.

SoCalBronco
05-11-2009, 09:20 PM
You're in my prayers, bro.

I look forward to hearing about a transplant becoming immediately available. Keep the faith. We are there for you and will be praying for you.

Dukes
05-11-2009, 09:38 PM
I'm not really sure what to say Dan. I guess the bottom line is I hope that you get the transplant. You and your family are in my prayers. Either way, I hope you enjoy the time you have left. I trust you will make it count. You will not be forgotten.

theAPAOps5
05-11-2009, 09:39 PM
This should be stickied, not sure why it isn't. Crazy is a valued member here and I think it should be on the top of the page. I believe in positive energy and think the more people hear about this the more people will send the good vibes his way!

baja
05-11-2009, 10:03 PM
Dear Crazyhorse this is to inform you that you have to stick around until the KC Chiefs win a Super Bowl, that is all.

Blueflame
05-11-2009, 10:08 PM
This should be stickied, not sure why it isn't. Crazy is a valued member here and I think it should be on the top of the page. I believe in positive energy and think the more people hear about this the more people will send the good vibes his way!

But it is stickied, Apa... and has been since about 10:30 am. ???

Prayers for strength for you and your family, Crazyhorse... and hopefully a successful transplant and a return to health.

DivineBronco
05-11-2009, 10:24 PM
sending all the good thoughts I have.

summerdenver
05-11-2009, 11:34 PM
Your courage is minspirational. Besy of luck with finding a donor.

bronco610
05-12-2009, 12:22 AM
Prayers for the transplant Crazy, and also to the family. I can't imagine what you are going thru and hope there is a donor organ available soon. As football fans go your one of the good ones, chiefs or not.
God Bless.

cutthemdown
05-12-2009, 01:22 PM
Dear Crazyhorse this is to inform you that you have to stick around until the KC Chiefs win a Super Bowl, that is all.

He's not Abraham!!!!!!!!

theAPAOps5
05-12-2009, 01:42 PM
But it is stickied, Apa... and has been since about 10:30 am. ???

Prayers for strength for you and your family, Crazyhorse... and hopefully a successful transplant and a return to health.

HA didn't even see that I thought it was a normal thread sorry about that. It was more a suggestion than a complaint though!

dbfan4life
05-12-2009, 02:42 PM
Best of everything to you, Crazy! I echo the sentiment in this thread. Keep on keepin' on, man.

crazyhorse
05-12-2009, 03:13 PM
He's not Abraham!!!!!!!!

No ****.:rofl:

Blueflame
05-12-2009, 04:44 PM
He's not Abraham!!!!!!!!

... or Methuselah..... LOL

kelinsky1
05-12-2009, 05:15 PM
Crazy, wishing you the VERY BEST. (transplant...recovery...and many more years with your loved ones.)
Keep up the fight.
We're with you and your family.

Ray Finkle
05-12-2009, 08:47 PM
Best Wishes, if there is anything more we can do, just ask.

Dr. Broncenstein
05-12-2009, 09:09 PM
Dude.

epicSocialism4tw
05-12-2009, 09:16 PM
You are a solid contributor here.

I look forward to reading more of your posts. :thumbsup:

Arkie
05-12-2009, 09:24 PM
I love ya, Crazy.

azbroncfan
05-12-2009, 10:49 PM
Crazy hope the best for you. I have enjoyed your posts along with several others here and like your style of ribbing and humor. I hope you get a transplant and you can be around for many more seasons. Best of luck and we will all pray for your health and your family.

BroncoInSkinland
05-13-2009, 04:35 AM
Good luck, and god bless.

Hogan11
05-13-2009, 07:31 AM
All the best Craze :pray:

Kaylore
05-13-2009, 08:03 AM
He's not Abraham!!!!!!!!

LOL

Natedogg
05-13-2009, 08:17 AM
Don't think ive ever complimented your awesome auto work crazy. You're a good poster, too bad you like the chiefs.

:)

Sassy
05-13-2009, 11:15 AM
:pray:

DomCasual
05-13-2009, 02:07 PM
I've seen this thread, wanted to post something, and kept procrastinating it. I just don't know what to say, other than I'm sorry. It's a tough lot, man. I hope if it ever happens to me, I can handle it with the same grace with which you seem to have handled it.

That, and I hope you get your lung.

God speed, man.

rbackfactory80
05-13-2009, 05:22 PM
Keep the faith Crazy. Your strength in this time of crisis is something that could add a little perspective to all our lives.

Tom A Hawk
05-20-2009, 01:08 PM
CH-
My family and friends will be praying for you. I couldn't help but share. You are an inspiration and I hope to be able to cope half as well should I get placed in a life threatening health issue. How great to see all of these donkey fans being really sensitive and supportive of you and your situation. Lots of good people here... misguided, but good people. Praying for a miracle for you and your family.
God Bless
Tom A Hawk

Evenrude
05-20-2009, 01:57 PM
One day at a time... I hope the best for you and your family.

bronco0608
05-21-2009, 04:39 PM
A wise man never laments the living nor the dead ~ Bhagavad Gita

Its all God's plan. The soul never dies. There is nothing to fear. You just move on - some think heaven, some think reincarnation. Whatever the case, this isn't the end; just another beginning.

Chiefsorg
05-23-2009, 08:17 AM
They found a good match for Crazyhorse so he is going in for his lung transplant today.
Just thought I would let you all know.

Orange_Beard
05-23-2009, 08:19 AM
They found a good match for Crazyhorse so he is going in for his lung transplant today.
Just thought I would let you all know.

Wow, Thanks for the update. Please keep us posted.

Chiefsorg
05-23-2009, 08:44 AM
They are suppose to start the surgery between 10 and 11 this morning!

SouthStndJunkie
05-23-2009, 09:15 AM
Good luck, Crazyhorse.

DenverBrit
05-23-2009, 09:27 AM
They found a good match for Crazyhorse so he is going in for his lung transplant today.
Just thought I would let you all know.

Fantastic news. Thanks for sharing. :thumbs: ^5

Kaylore
05-23-2009, 09:50 AM
They are suppose to start the surgery between 10 and 11 this morning!

:D Huzzah!

BroncoInSkinland
05-23-2009, 10:42 AM
Now is the time to pray, that all goes well in the surgery, and that there are no complications or rejection after. Good luck Crazy.

BlaK-Argentina
05-23-2009, 10:51 AM
He'll be fine.

Looking forward to hearing from you, CH!

OABB
05-23-2009, 02:28 PM
I'm praying for you my man.

Chiefsorg
05-23-2009, 06:57 PM
Everything seems to be going good. Crazyhorse has both of the lungs in and is in post op recovery right now. Surgery didn't start until about 1:45

Sassy
05-23-2009, 07:07 PM
Thoughts and Prayers Dan!

theAPAOps5
05-23-2009, 07:46 PM
Awesome news, I hope he comes out better than ever.

Hogan11
05-23-2009, 08:07 PM
Wow...all the best!

bronco610
05-24-2009, 09:24 AM
Pullin for ya CH. Prayers

theAPAOps5
05-24-2009, 10:11 AM
Chiefsorg any update?

watermock
05-24-2009, 10:46 AM
Just wow. It's in God's hands now...

BowlenBall
05-24-2009, 01:59 PM
Crazy Horse -- been thinking about you all day, and what you're going through right now. I can't imagine...

Stay strong, brother, and get well soon.

Sir Mawn
05-24-2009, 02:05 PM
Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maximus
05-24-2009, 02:08 PM
Great News! ****ing Awesome!!

Pick Six
05-24-2009, 02:33 PM
He'll be up and harrassing us in no time...^5

Chiefsorg
05-24-2009, 06:46 PM
Everything still seems to be going real good. He has very little blood in any of the drainage tubes. They are slowing taking him off of some of his meds.

SouthStndJunkie
05-24-2009, 07:28 PM
More excellent news.

Thanks for the updates.

Chiefsorg
05-25-2009, 08:35 AM
Well Crazyhorse had a bit of a rough night. They have been slowly taking him off of his meds. Well that is the blood pressure medicine and the sedation medication. Well he struggled coming off the sedation meds. So they had to put him back on the blood pressure medicine and resedate him. They are going to give him a couple of days before they try again.
On the brighter side. They have the ventilator (sp?) set up for a certain amount of breathes per minute and Dan is doing more than that on his own. They are saying that this is all very normal and that he is really doing good.

bronco610
05-25-2009, 08:51 AM
Nights are always the worst when it comes to recovery, I wonder why. When I had my back surgeries I always felt worse at night.
were rooting for ya Crazy !

broncosteven
05-25-2009, 12:10 PM
Glad to hear, Best wishes Crazy.

OABB
05-25-2009, 01:31 PM
forgive my ignorance, but this surgery, is it a cure? or does it just give him more time?

theAPAOps5
05-25-2009, 02:30 PM
Its a transplant as in new lungs but there is always complications from that too. But crazy is a stubborn pig headed son of a gun and I am confident he will be here giving us hell good as new.

OABB
05-25-2009, 02:41 PM
Its a transplant as in new lungs but there is always complications from that too. But crazy is a stubborn pig headed son of a gun and I am confident he will be here giving us hell good as new.

I know that, I am just wondering if new lungs means he is free and clear of his ailment, or if it will just delay the inevitable.

Either way, This thread is reminding me how much I want to find Bob and crack his teeth into his throat.

Inkana7
05-25-2009, 04:12 PM
This is great!

broncswin
05-25-2009, 06:19 PM
Keep praying for ya CH, sounds like your a fighter, tough as hell, are you sure your a KC fan?! All great news brother!!

watermock
05-25-2009, 10:43 PM
Well Crazyhorse had a bit of a rough night. They have been slowly taking him off of his meds. Well that is the blood pressure medicine and the sedation medication. Well he struggled coming off the sedation meds. So they had to put him back on the blood pressure medicine and resedate him. They are going to give him a couple of days before they try again.
On the brighter side. They have the ventilator (sp?) set up for a certain amount of breathes per minute and Dan is doing more than that on his own. They are saying that this is all very normal and that he is really doing good.

Sounds like they may of jumped the gun a bit but not keeping sedation high, he's fightng....I'm surprised they tried to take him off sleep so soon. Let his spirit heal him when he's in the astral realm...



Why they wanted to wake him right away is ludicrous. JMO. The longer he remains still for the next 3 days, with the blood thinner, no reason to disturb him.

His BODY want to rise,but IT'S TOO SOON.

BroncoInSkinland
05-26-2009, 06:13 AM
I know that, I am just wondering if new lungs means he is free and clear of his ailment, or if it will just delay the inevitable.

Either way, This thread is reminding me how much I want to find Bob and crack his teeth into his throat.

It seems that double lung transplant patients have lifespans exceeding ten years. If I remember correctly from some of CH's preivous posts Pulmonary Fibrosis has a very fast onset and escalates quickly, which would lead me to believe that his condition would be "cured", but I couldn't find any source that called it a cure. Here are a few links, the first is the one citing the double lung transplant 10+ year life span (CH is twice as likely to have that life span with two lungs as opposed to one), and the other to general Pulmonary Fibrosis information.

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=99611

http://www.medicinenet.com/pulmonary_fibrosis/article.htm

Hulamau
05-26-2009, 07:57 AM
You've always been a stand up guy on this board Crazy. Many thoughts and best wishes going your way and to your family from Amsterdam.

Easy does it and blessings for that perfect donor just at the right time as well ... and for his or her family too.

The worst is over, step by step. Looking forward to seeing you back here again by September kickoff!

All the Best
Hula

Hulamau
05-26-2009, 08:08 AM
Well Crazyhorse had a bit of a rough night. They have been slowly taking him off of his meds. Well that is the blood pressure medicine and the sedation medication. Well he struggled coming off the sedation meds. So they had to put him back on the blood pressure medicine and resedate him. They are going to give him a couple of days before they try again.
On the brighter side. They have the ventilator (sp?) set up for a certain amount of breathes per minute and Dan is doing more than that on his own. They are saying that this is all very normal and that he is really doing good.

Fabulous news!

Jason in LA
05-26-2009, 11:04 AM
I'm rooting for you big time!

Popps
05-26-2009, 03:46 PM
Any other updates?

watermock
05-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Jesus.

Holy Spirit.

God.

We're cheering from the bleachers here....

watermock
05-26-2009, 04:06 PM
Daniel, we are here.

OABB
05-27-2009, 12:45 AM
It seems that double lung transplant patients have lifespans exceeding ten years. If I remember correctly from some of CH's preivous posts Pulmonary Fibrosis has a very fast onset and escalates quickly, which would lead me to believe that his condition would be "cured", but I couldn't find any source that called it a cure. Here are a few links, the first is the one citing the double lung transplant 10+ year life span (CH is twice as likely to have that life span with two lungs as opposed to one), and the other to general Pulmonary Fibrosis information.

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=99611

http://www.medicinenet.com/pulmonary_fibrosis/article.htm

Thanks alot.

This is good news, but that is incredibly rough surgery.

worm
05-27-2009, 01:41 AM
Awesome. Prayers and positive energy sent your way, Crazy.

DenverBrit
05-27-2009, 02:20 PM
Thanks alot.

This is good news, but that is incredibly rough surgery.

Very!!

BuckinKaeding
05-28-2009, 05:59 PM
Any updates?

We're still rootin for you CH.

Hogan11
05-28-2009, 06:10 PM
Keep holding on Dan

Chiefsorg
05-28-2009, 07:26 PM
Well Crazyhorse is awake. All still seems to be going good. They have removed the ventilator and he is breathing on his own.
Sure is some of the best news I have heard in decades. It is a pleasure to pass it on to you guys!

Sassy
05-28-2009, 07:28 PM
Well Crazyhorse is awake. All still seems to be going good. They have removed the ventilator and he is breathing on his own.
Sure is some of the best news I have heard in decades. It is a pleasure to pass it on to you guys!

Great News!
Keep hanging in there Dan!

OABB
05-28-2009, 07:55 PM
Well Crazyhorse is awake. All still seems to be going good. They have removed the ventilator and he is breathing on his own.
Sure is some of the best news I have heard in decades. It is a pleasure to pass it on to you guys!

Beyond great news. There couldn't be any better sign than that I suppose...although I am not a doctor.

His stubbornness will come in handy now!:approve:

broncosteven
05-28-2009, 08:55 PM
Well Crazyhorse is awake. All still seems to be going good. They have removed the ventilator and he is breathing on his own.
Sure is some of the best news I have heard in decades. It is a pleasure to pass it on to you guys!

Do you know if Crazy would like any get well cards sent to the hospital?

If you don't want to share the hospital address publicly would you be willing to send via PM?

If not, I understand and send our get well wishes.

OABB
05-28-2009, 08:58 PM
Do you know if Crazy would like any get well cards sent to the hospital?

If you don't want to share the hospital address publicly would you be willing to send via PM?

If not, I understand and send our get well wishes.

is there some way to make a card from all the mane members? That would be nice, not sure how to do it. Maybe we all right what we want and someone writes it all down and sends it?

I'll do it, and I'm open to any better ideas.

Otherwise, this thread will be a nice thing for him to read when he can.

Also, i would be willing to kick Bob's ass and write a nice card with his blood ...

broncosteven
05-28-2009, 09:01 PM
is there some way to make a card from all the mane members? That would be nice, not sure how to do it. Maybe we all right what we want and someone writes it all down and sends it?

I'll do it, and I'm open to any better ideas.

Otherwise, this thread will be a nice thing for him to read when he can.

Also, i would be willing to kick Bob's ass and write a nice card with his blood ...

I was just going to sit down with my 6 year old daughter and make him a Bronco get well card.

We did one for Mock, not sure if he ever got it but it, he had a lot going on.

Just a thought.

OABB
05-28-2009, 09:04 PM
I was just going to sit down with my 6 year old daughter and make him a Bronco get well card.

We did one for Mock, not sure if he ever got it but it, he had a lot going on.

Just a thought.

It would be cool to mail it to eachother(whoever wants to write in it) and send it along. handwritten notes are always better than typed imo...

That would be difficult I know, but it would mean alot if we chained it to eachother. Plus I could find out where some of the people here I don't like live!

theAPAOps5
05-28-2009, 09:08 PM
Thats damn fine news! Give them hell Dan

broncosteven
05-28-2009, 09:21 PM
It would be cool to mail it to eachother(whoever wants to write in it) and send it along. handwritten notes are always better than typed imo...

That would be difficult I know, but it would mean alot if we chained it to eachother. Plus I could find out where some of the people here I don't like live!

I agree about the handwritten thing, I think it would take too long to mail it around.

OABB
05-28-2009, 09:24 PM
I agree about the handwritten thing, I think it would take too long to mail it around.

that's prolly true....How long is the recovery? It is a MAJOR operation...we may have time...

broncosteven
05-28-2009, 09:39 PM
that's prolly true....How long is the recovery? It is a MAJOR operation...we may have time...

One other thing that you might want to consider is do you really want to touch something that crossed dortoh's desk? Just think of all the goo stuck on that bad boy!

OABB
05-28-2009, 09:42 PM
One other thing that you might want to consider is do you really want to touch something that crossed dortoh's desk? Just think of all the goo stuck on that bad boy!

I thought this through allready...this is why I'm suggesting doing this so I can start with a clean one. :giggle:

GreatBronco16
05-28-2009, 09:59 PM
Best of luck Dan. I'm praying for the best.

Odysseus
05-28-2009, 10:17 PM
Hang in there.

~Crash~
05-28-2009, 11:04 PM
god to hear hang in there Crazy

Kaylore
05-28-2009, 11:12 PM
God bless!

Los Broncos
05-28-2009, 11:20 PM
Hold on baby be strong.

bronco610
05-28-2009, 11:23 PM
Cool !!!!!!! Keep fighting CH.

Chiefsorg
05-29-2009, 05:46 AM
I do not know about the card and such. I will ask and find out. I am going up Sat. morning.

bronclvr
05-29-2009, 07:01 AM
Keep fighting Dan, we're all behind you!

OABB
05-29-2009, 09:05 AM
I do not know about the card and such. I will ask and find out. I am going up Sat. morning.

thank you....

bfoflcommish
05-29-2009, 11:44 AM
best posts i have read on mane ever!!!

broncocalijohn
05-29-2009, 11:14 PM
I wonder if the lung he received was from a Broncos fan and the words "Go Chiefs!" cannot be muttered from his new lung(s). Regardless, I hope all is well.

BuckinKaeding
06-02-2009, 05:08 PM
UPDATE (from Chiefsplanet)

Crazyhorse had a rough night. They had to put the ventilator back in. Evidently this is normal. Kind of a one step back to take two forward kind of a deal.

Originally posted 5-31-09 at 7:43pm

EDIT: Oops, I just realized there are 2 threads covering this. My bad.

crazyhorse
06-05-2009, 11:30 AM
this is crazy's wife. Dan is doing pretty good, the breathing tube is out, but they put a trache in. That means he is still on the ventillater. They are trying to slowly build up the new lungs, so the turn the ventillater off for alittle while at a time. He is doing great with that. Im sorry it has taken me so long to let you know how he is doing,to be honest the last few weeks have been a big blur for me. This is the first that I even read this thread, I am overwhelmed! you guys are great!
He tested negative for rejection(for now).One of the hard things about lung transplant, you felt bad for so long, the good lungs feel odd.The biggest wory in transplantation is rejection.And of the organs they can transplant, the body most likely rejects the lungs.From this point on he will be on rejection meds.
In the next day or two, he will be moved from ICU to rehabillitation, Thank god! This girl is tired. Please keep praying,its working.He is so valuable to me. THANK YOU!!!!

Spider
06-05-2009, 11:36 AM
Great news

bronclvr
06-05-2009, 11:43 AM
Dear CH Wife,

Thank you very much for the update! We are all pulling for Dan, and this is wonderful news-get some rest, you are no good to Dan tired! God Bless-

bfoflcommish
06-05-2009, 11:45 AM
:pray:

this is crazy's wife. Dan is doing pretty good, the breathing tube is out, but they put a trache in. That means he is still on the ventillater. They are trying to slowly build up the new lungs, so the turn the ventillater off for alittle while at a time. He is doing great with that. Im sorry it has taken me so long to let you know how he is doing,to be honest the last few weeks have been a big blur for me. This is the first that I even read this thread, I am overwhelmed! you guys are great!
He tested negative for rejection(for now).One of the hard things about lung transplant, you felt bad for so long, the good lungs feel odd.The biggest wory in transplantation is rejection.And of the organs they can transplant, the body most likely rejects the lungs.From this point on he will be on rejection meds.
In the next day or two, he will be moved from ICU to rehabillitation, Thank god! This girl is tired. Please keep praying,its working.He is so valuable to me. THANK YOU!!!!

SleepingTiger
06-05-2009, 11:50 AM
Great news... the prayers will continue!!!

broncosteven
06-05-2009, 12:25 PM
Thanks for the update, I know it must be a trying time.

Keep up the good work Crazy!

Sassy
06-05-2009, 12:32 PM
this is crazy's wife. Dan is doing pretty good, the breathing tube is out, but they put a trache in. That means he is still on the ventillater. They are trying to slowly build up the new lungs, so the turn the ventillater off for alittle while at a time. He is doing great with that. Im sorry it has taken me so long to let you know how he is doing,to be honest the last few weeks have been a big blur for me. This is the first that I even read this thread, I am overwhelmed! you guys are great!
He tested negative for rejection(for now).One of the hard things about lung transplant, you felt bad for so long, the good lungs feel odd.The biggest wory in transplantation is rejection.And of the organs they can transplant, the body most likely rejects the lungs.From this point on he will be on rejection meds.
In the next day or two, he will be moved from ICU to rehabillitation, Thank god! This girl is tired. Please keep praying,its working.He is so valuable to me. THANK YOU!!!!

We will keep praying!
Hang in there!

broncocalijohn
06-05-2009, 12:52 PM
ty for the update. Keep us with anything new...... once you get some sleep!

crazyhorse
06-05-2009, 01:41 PM
In response to the cards.He is at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St.Louis. Im am staying at the Barnes Lodge, Mailstop 90-54-302
4520 clayton Ave
St,Louis,Mo 63110
c/o Anna Edwards rm G
I think that cards would be awesome.

GreatBronco16
06-05-2009, 04:41 PM
Man I see crazys name on here with the last post before opening up the thread and think, Geez, he gets new lungs and a few days later he's back on the mane. :)

I'm glad to hear he is doing well. He seems like a very tough person so I'm sure he'll be back to his old self in no time. Get some rest Mrs.CH.

BroncoInSkinland
06-05-2009, 04:46 PM
Thanks for the update, great news. :) Tell Crazy to take it easy, not to get stubborn and try to push himself too soon. You get some rest as well, you can't help him if you don't help yourself first.

DenverBrit
06-05-2009, 04:50 PM
this is crazy's wife. Dan is doing pretty good, the breathing tube is out, but they put a trache in. That means he is still on the ventillater. They are trying to slowly build up the new lungs, so the turn the ventillater off for alittle while at a time. He is doing great with that. Im sorry it has taken me so long to let you know how he is doing,to be honest the last few weeks have been a big blur for me. This is the first that I even read this thread, I am overwhelmed! you guys are great!
He tested negative for rejection(for now).One of the hard things about lung transplant, you felt bad for so long, the good lungs feel odd.The biggest wory in transplantation is rejection.And of the organs they can transplant, the body most likely rejects the lungs.From this point on he will be on rejection meds.
In the next day or two, he will be moved from ICU to rehabillitation, Thank god! This girl is tired. Please keep praying,its working.He is so valuable to me. THANK YOU!!!!

:welcome: Terrific news. Hang in there, my best to you both. :thumbsup:

DHallblows
06-05-2009, 05:22 PM
In response to the cards.He is at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St.Louis. Im am staying at the Barnes Lodge, Mailstop 90-54-302
4520 clayton Ave
St,Louis,Mo 63110
c/o Anna Edwards rm G
I think that cards would be awesome.

I'll send one, but it's gonna be riddled with Broncos paraphernalia ;D

bronco610
06-05-2009, 05:32 PM
Dear Mrs. CH that is awesome news. I will send a card. There maybe a Bronco sticker in there tho. ;D

sutoazul
06-05-2009, 11:43 PM
Great news!!! I'm hoping for a quick recovery!!! Best wishes to you guys!!

Hulamau
06-06-2009, 12:50 AM
Many thanks for taking the time to keep us up to speed Anna. You both are part of the Mane 'family' and we're all wishing you both the very best! Step by step.