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Medical situation

Posted Friday, April 4, 2008, at 2:43 PM

This is an item in my blog I certainly wish I didn't have to write.

Two weeks ago this coming Monday I encountered a serious medical condition.

I will be checking into Vanderbilt University Medical Center Tuesday afternoon for an invasive medical procedure the following day.

Depending on the outcome of that procedure major surgery could follow.

I hope and pray I'll be back writing my same boring blog items before too long.

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Good Luck, hope all goes well and see you back soon!

-- Posted by Disgusted on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 2:51 PM

I hope all goes well, Jeremy and I will be keeping you in our thoughts.

-- Posted by cfrich on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 2:54 PM

I hope you'll be back with your boring blogs as well, just kidding. Good luck!

-- Posted by LauraSFT on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 3:22 PM

Hoping the best for you. Good luck and hurry back.

-- Posted by jim8377 on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 3:46 PM

Good luck! Vanderbilt is an awesome hospital so you are in good hands.

-- Posted by breezy on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 3:50 PM

Hang in there Bo. We are all praying for you and your family.

-- Posted by lmarlow on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 3:52 PM

Best of luck Bo. Hope you're back soon.

-- Posted by nick b on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 3:52 PM

You have our prayers,too.

I can just hear people saying:

"Haven't you got what Bo Melson had? He had it rough for a little bit but he bounced back in no time.

Trust in the good Lord and good doctors and you could do just as well as he has."

You've always been an overcomer.

If the love and respect of those around you counts,you always will be.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 4:13 PM

You and your family are in my prayers! Best of luck!

-- Posted by mmp84 on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 4:20 PM

Hope you have a speedy recovery and are back soon! Good luck and God Bless!

-- Posted by k_collins39 on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 4:25 PM

Best of luck !I will be praying for you.

May God send you a guardian angel to watch over you.

-- Posted by michaelbell on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 5:13 PM


I hate to hear you are sick .I hope and pray everything goes well for you.

Vanderbilt is a great place to be if you have to be sick though.

And another thing your blogs are far from boring..


Let us know how everything goes we will all be thinking about you.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 5:41 PM


You know that all your Texas family has you in their prayers. Since everything in Texas is big, so are our prayers.

-- Posted by cookie on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 7:11 PM

The best to you and your family Bo. It is never easy on anyone, and the family does their fair share of worrying.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 10:26 PM

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments at this time.

My faith in God and the excellent doctors at Vanderbilt to carry out His will are a big help to me and my family.

-- Posted by bomelson on Fri, Apr 4, 2008, at 10:55 PM

~Bo I'm sending good thoughts and many prayers your way. Hopefully, everything will turn out fine, and you'll be back with us soon. We'll miss you and be thinking of you.

-- Posted by cherylrichardson on Sat, Apr 5, 2008, at 8:21 AM

Bo I have also been there many times scared of what the out come will be..But I always think that when times are BAD...I take comfort in thinking that they could always be worse... And then when they are..I find hope in the thought that now when they are so very bad That it will get better...My thoughts and prayers are with you..Let someone keep us up-dated and will look forward to hearing from you soon...

-- Posted by rebelrose on Sat, Apr 5, 2008, at 1:02 PM

My prayers are with you, and hope to hear good news soon.

-- Posted by Mary on Sat, Apr 5, 2008, at 11:44 PM

Bo, my family and I will be praying for you and your family. God is still in control.

-- Posted by leeiii on Sun, Apr 6, 2008, at 8:50 AM

Josh, I couldn't have said it better. Bo is an icon to all of us who grew up during the past 20 years or so. Bo, we wish you the best this week and look forward to a long "second" career at the times-gazette. Neal Gordon

-- Posted by gordo1965 on Mon, Apr 7, 2008, at 8:34 AM

Bo, my prayers and thoughts will be with you. God Bless you and your family.

-- Posted by redddj on Mon, Apr 7, 2008, at 9:38 AM

Bo, Had you on my mind today and in my prayer's. Wish you all the best luck in the world. Your family is in my prayer's also. Hope you will be home soon and keep us all up-dated as soon as you can.Keep your spirits high. A cheerful heart is the best medicine...

-- Posted by rebelrose on Mon, Apr 7, 2008, at 12:44 PM

Any news from Bo? We are still praying, hope all is going well.

-- Posted by lmarlow on Wed, Apr 9, 2008, at 1:56 PM

Just thinking about Bo...anybody heard anything?

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Apr 10, 2008, at 9:41 AM

Waiting to hear from or about Bo....

-- Posted by LauraSFT on Thu, Apr 10, 2008, at 12:28 PM

I've been wondering about him too.

-- Posted by countrymom on Thu, Apr 10, 2008, at 5:29 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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