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Ebon"s Egress Ebon Topaz!TopazQj.LUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517003[View All]

Dear everybody.

A few weeks ago, I've made a thread about a choice that was given to me.
Because of my particular stomach condition, I would have only had three years left until my organs gave out. Three years of continued and increasing suffering until I'd painfully wither away.
But I was offered a solution. A drastic surgery to completely remove the core of my problems: My stomach itself. Yet, this kind of surgery is very risky on its own, and combined with my already damaged other intestines... My chances of surviving the procedure are slim. Very slim.
It took me a lot of thought, persuation and support to make a decision, and even since then I have felt bitter regret about my choice more then once. It's a gamble with my life, and the odds are significantly stacked against me... But it's too late to change things now.

Tomorrow morning I will be picked up and taken into the hospital, where I'll be held in my room until the surgery the day afterwards. I'll be restricted from any kind of online media during this time.

Considering how early tomorrow I'll be taken in, and how large the chance is that I'll not make it... I fear that tonight may be the last time you'll ever see me.

And so, I just want to leave a final message for everybody, should things take a turn for the worse.

During my stay on Ponychan, I have met many people, and I have learnt almost as many things. I have met Anonymous posters who were recognised by just their posting habits, who have taught me that you do not always need to establish your identity to establish yourself. I have met posters who habitually posted as video game characters, government celebrities, and even as psychopaths from the past, who have taught me to never judge a person just from a mask. I have met posters who actually met and formed couples, and I have met poster couples that separated for better or worse, both of whom have taught me that fate isn't always logical. I have met posters who weathered the times of being looked down on for using OC's and even established both a good name and status for themselves, who have taught me to never stop being who you are. I have met people who have regarded the well-being of others as important as their own, or sometimes even more important as their own, who have inspired me always strive and become a better person. I have met people who were once crippled by their own problems, yet finally fought against them and conquered them, who have taught me that it's always worth to fight for a better life, and that you should never give up hope in a life filled with so much potential.

I could go on forever. And while some relationships between other posters may sometimes have taken dark turns, and while some posters may no longer be here, I have always felt like this was the greatest community that I have ever been a part of - Both through better and worse times. And at the end of it all... I really feel like I have made true friends amongst them. Even if I may have never met them, and even if I may have never even seen the face of a good lot of them... I just have never felt so accepted and appreciated before. When I look at some posters, I truly feel like these are some of the best friends I have ever had. And I don't think that I could ever get tired of that.

Just these things alone have made my life that much more bearable. But it didn't stop there. Whenever I was feeling bad, whenever I just had to let loose and pour out at my heart's content, there was almost always someone there to support and comfort me. Through some of the worst moments of my life, when I was at my lowest of low, you gave me the strength and support I so desperately needed to drag me through the void. Hell, I wouldn't even have my girlfriend right now, hadn't you given me the courage to tell her about my feelings.

Throughout my time here, I have changed so much. I feel like all of the experiences I have gone through together with you have made me so much wiser and mature, and I truly feel like I have become a better person. I have become much more patient when dealing with others. I have become much more accepting and open to others' views and opinions. And most of all, I have become so much... happier.

There have been times when I have felt genuine happiness, both together with you and because of you. Precious feelings that I hadn't felt since I was just a little boy. Precious feelings that I had thought were lost forever after entering puberty and a horrible High School experience.

I don't think that I could ever describe the gratitude I continue to feel for everything that you have done for me, and I only wish that I would have been able to pay you back in kind. But although I have done my best, I fear that I may never be able to return the favour.

All I can say is... Thank you. Thank you for everything.



I will still be around for tonight, if there is anything you would like to ask or tell me. Don't be afraid to say what you feel needs to be said, and don't hesitate with asking the things you really want or even need to know. After all... This may be the last chance you get.

>Fluttershy because she is best pony. Also I have no dramatic pictures of Ebon. Heh.
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Ebon Topaz!TopazQj.LUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517560

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>>2517559

Give it to Esh! He seems to have problems with walking.

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>>2517558
HORY CARP IT'S YOU HI

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>>2517561

Hey there, Matthew! Nice to see you again.

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>>2517562
I found a picture.

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>>2517558
I can look around, but things are pretty hand-to-mouth right now.

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>>2517564

I don't want just hands, I want arms!

And I think my kidney is payment enough. I still need my mouth.

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>>2517565
Not to be a dick or anything... but this you out of the mud for any health problems then?

Ebon Topaz!TopazQj.LUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517567

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>>2517566

No worries, I don't mind questions. Although I don't fully understand what you mean.

If you mean whether or not my health issues are completely over now that my stomach is gone, I'm going to have to answer "no".

The most threatening problems are all gone, but living without a stomach brings problems of its own. I'm a fair bit more frail then I used to be (although hopefully not permanently), and I'm going to have to take daily supplements and monthly vitamin shots for the rest of my life. I can't skip it a single time either, or else I might develop anemia or other conditions.

Still though, even with all that's left, it's a big improvement over what I used to suffer from.

Thirtyfour!OfCHASER.oCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517568

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Hi Ebon! Man... I wanna say something but I can't really find the words. Seems kind of strange to ask "how are you" by now.

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>mcw Ebon is back

I'm so glad everything worked out ok.

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>>2517567
>>2517567
I was thinking more about things that would kill you, but fair enough. At least nothing will pop up and kill you from behind.

But how do you live without a stomache? What does it's work in place?

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Oh my Ebon good to see you man.

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>>2517568

Don't worry, my friend. It's alright. I don't know what I'd say myself if I were in your position! Hehe.

Either way, I'm glad to see you again, too. I'm feeling fine at the moment as well, just a little worn out.

>>2517569

So am I, Pinkie.

>hug

>>2517570

Heh, the only thing that could be sneaking up and kill me now is a bus.

And well, for now I need to eat liquified food (kind of the same stuff astronauts eat), until I have healed up well enough. Then I can just eat normally again, although I have to ingest smaller portions and spread them through the day. I'll also have to chew my food as well as possible, since spit also slightly digests your food in your mouth.

Over time, my organs should be able to adapt, and grow a pouch in my small intestine to act as a storage for until my food is ready to enter my intestines.

>>2517571

Thank you, Crust! It's good to see you again, too.

Thirtyfour!OfCHASER.oCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517573

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>>2517572
Be sure to take a rest if you're feeling tired. We can wait.

Terrador (Element of Awkward Timing)!HolSETYPooCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517574

*cue fanfare*
You have no idea how good it is to see you again. Well... you probably do, hehe. Woo! You're back!!

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>>2517003
You're back? That's awesome! We've never talked, though I've been checking this thread to see how you're doing. Good to know you're okay.

Japko!ds5LV3EDhYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517576

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Well, I already said that elsewhere, but why not here as well.
Welcome back!
And congratulations!

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>>2517573

Don't worry, I can go on for a little while longer.

>>2517574

Hehe, thank you, Terrador! It's definitely good to be back.

>>2517575

Thank you, Railrugs! We may not have met before, but I'm glad to hear that you're glad.

>>2517576

Thank you, Japko! And once more, thank you so much for the brushie you sent me! I really love it.

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>>2517556
>>2517558
Yes, sorry I didn't modpost that as I was on my phone. This looks like an /arch/ candidate to me, certainly, but wouldn't want to move it away just yet.

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>>2517572
I still can't express how happy I am to see ya here.
I've seen way too many people go into the hospital and not come back out.
You give me hope man, I mean that

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>>2517578

Hehe, thank you!

>>2517579

I'm really glad to hear that, Vinderp. I'm sorry that I haven't been able to keep you as up-to-date as I promised.

Still, I'm really happy to be back, and to see both you and everypony else again. It just feels... right.

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>>2517530

I think you'll find that that time will get eaten up by people wanting to inject you with liquid love 24/7.

All I'm saying is to please not make me a priority. It has nothing to do with me thinking poorly of myself, it's just that I can wait for everyone you already know to exhaust their stores of love and take a break.

Chord Wing!t3jlKRyRyQCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517582

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I'm posting in this thread as late as a snail.

Wish you luck Ebon
Even though I don't know you very well. I hope you pull through.

Sorry if you already updated this thread. Like I said. I didn't bother to read the thread until today.

Ebon Topaz!TopazQj.LUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517583

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Well, I'm pretty tired right now... I think that I'll be calling it a night.

Everypony, I want to thank you all for the wonderful welcome you've given me, and all the support that you have provided me with for the past couple of weeks. Even now, it's difficult for me to believe that I have really been... Well, this kind of a big deal, if I can say it like that.

I don't know what else I could say. Thank for your everything, everypony. I wish I could better express how grateful I really am.

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>>2517583
You're welcome man! You deserved all the support you got. ^_^

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>>2517583
If you really wanted to express your gratitude then we accept cash.

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>>2517583

You take care of yourself and make sure to take it easy.

>>2517585

I'm more partial to either gold, frankincense and mir, or parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.

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>>2517586
I have sage!

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>>2517587

I have thyme and parsley, now we just need some rosemary and a Garfunkel.

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Ebon.

My dog.

My nigga.

C'mere, you brilliant bastard.

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>>2517481
Yey!! Sorry I'm so late, but still. I'm over joyed to see you back. It warms the heart to see the triumphant hero return safely home. Hoping to see a lot more of you in the future.

Thy Great Swagged Brony (element of elipses)!SWAGOLYINECountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517591

Hey...sorry for being late to this...but...

WELCOME BACK!

Now, reading through this thread, I really have no questions...but just to let you know I am really happy for you!

Hope you continue your recovery well!

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Best news is Best News.

'Grats, man, and welcome back.

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AH MAH GAH YOU'RE BACK AND I MISSED IT AAAAAAAAA

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥



Really though, I'm so happy you're okay. I never lost faith that you could pull through this.

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Now that he's back, let's party!!!!

This deserves an /arch/!!!!

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>>2517520
Well as long as you're still breathing I'm sure it's A-OK.

Cloudane!materiaXYYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517596

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This is off the charts in awesomeness.

The good guy won and survived. Faith in life restored.
The people were loving and supportive. Faith in humanity reinforced.

Welcome back, Ebon! So glad you made it!! <3


And yes, absolutely /arch/worthy this one. This is what it's all about.

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>>2517596
>Faith in life restored.
Oh if this was any other thread. but NO. This is about Ebon, no one else.

Actually guys, I think asking for an /arch/ kinda makes the whole thing less cool when it finally happens.

Cloudane!materiaXYYCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517598

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>>2517597
Of course, it's him who has fought this thing and won.

But still, it's nice to see all the support.

And yes, faith in life, that good things can happen to good people. Alright if life was truly just he would not have had this issue in the first place, but still, it's a step up from what could have happened.

Less cool? Can't see why. People just want to support the idea and make sure it happens.

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Sorry I just got home and missed you, but I'm glad to see you're ok man
>hugs tight

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>>2517598
>And yes, faith in life, that good things can happen to good people. Alright if life was truly just he would not have had this issue in the first place, but still, it's a step up from what could have happened.

Oh wait no. All one big misunderstanding then, I take that statement back. So sorry.

Ebon Topaz!TopazQj.LUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517602

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Thank you for the /arch/.

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I missed all of this. All the fear and trepidation. All the well-wishes and heartfelt sentiment. All the desperate waiting and pleading and hoping. All the absolute joy on learning everything would be okay...

First, Ebon, your bravery and determination in the face of potentially-fatal uncertainty is absolutely stunning. Words cannot contain how happy I am to see you won't be leaving us anytime soon, but this picture comes close.

Second, I am never, ever leaving this community for more than a week again. I forgot how wonderful and loving and inspiring you people all are. As much as I am inspired by Ebon, I'm positively floored by the rest of you.

There are normally precious few times when one can see the pure, unrelenting goodness of people well up in such potency, but in this community it might as well be a constant of the universe. It fills my heart with joy to know that, had Ebon not come back, he would have lived on in our collective memory.

We are, after all, our thoughts. The rest of us is just machinery for maintaining those thoughts. When we make friends, we give up portions of the precious real-estate of our minds to the thoughts of others, literally taking them into ourselves, and preserving who they are.

Through friendship, we show others how much they mean to us - we give of our dreams and take upon us the dreams of others, that we might share the best parts of everypony, and be better people for it.

Through friendship, we improve the human condition directly, and create life everlasting.

I don't know about you, but that's magic enough for me.

...and because it really can't be said enough, it's good to have you back, Ebon. ❤

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Read this whole thread, Cryed so much...
Btw new to Ponychan.

N!oXaRlpxpBUCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517625

Oh hey, you made it. I has a much needed happy for the day.

Best of luck in your recovery <3

SpectralCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517626

I don't usually go to this site. Today I figured I'd make an exception.
And I'm glad I'm did. Your story touched my heart, and I'm really happy that everything turned out for the better.
Have a good life!

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HUG!!!!!! i hope you make it

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You are extremely brave. You're in my prayers

Ebon Topaz [NoTripLaptop]Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517631

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>>2517630

Don't worry, I've lived through the procedure. And I'm actually doing quite well in the aftermath.

But thank you for your kind message.

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>>2517631

Oh, the message I replied to is gone. Pity.

Still, I would like to redirect the same message to Axil and Flutterpink as well. Thank you for your appreciation.


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