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Offline JimBuis

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Re: It's a vendor conspiracy
« Reply #360 on: December 22, 2007, 08:01:04 AM »
Tom,

Sawdust is good therapy. As long as you are sensible about it, some careful milling will help you get some of the old strength back.

On a related note, I just spent the last two weeks working with an old childhood friend of mine. His name is Neil. I went to grade school with this guy and have known him for over 40 years altogether. I refer to him affectionately as "Old Man". He's 52 and I'm almost 51. He's had some replacements already: one knee, the second one is scheduled for surgery, one shoulder, and one hip. Open heart surgery, diabetic, always wears a brace on his left ankle and foot, and lastly walks with a cane.

He and I were working on a production woodworking project during this time making 200+ widgets. This was the first time he had worked at anything in more than two years as he had almost never even been out of the house. He told me about every other breath how much he was enjoying spending time with me and reliving his childhood.

At the end of our stint together, he told me he was feeling better than he had in years just from the work we did together. God has blessed me with a body that has held together a bit better than Neil's has, so I probably was not as empathetic as I should have been, but I am glad I could be here for him. He was taking several pills in an 8 hour day for pain, but he made it.

Tom, I don't know what my little story has to do with anything except maybe the general idea that moving around is usually a helpful thing for the body that hasn't done much recently.

Merry Christmas,
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Re: It's a vendor conspiracy
« Reply #361 on: December 22, 2007, 10:47:16 AM »
Congrats on getting back to sawing Tom 8) 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #362 on: January 24, 2008, 03:37:35 PM »
Well Tom ......... I just wanted to follow up and see how your "therapy" is working for you. Nothing like levers in your hands and sawdust in the air to get the blood flowing and the motivation up and at em.

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« Reply #363 on: January 24, 2008, 05:38:59 PM »
Dear Tom,

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Re: It's a vendor conspiracy
« Reply #364 on: January 24, 2008, 07:41:45 PM »
Well, without the gory details or whimpering,  It's been a bad year.  There'll be sawing stories later, I hope.  :)
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« Reply #365 on: January 25, 2008, 08:07:57 AM »
I think Life was built from hope and hardheadedness.   And one meant to get slap dab in the way of the other, from time to time.   ;)
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« Reply #366 on: January 25, 2008, 09:05:53 PM »
When you git ready to git ready Tom,  I'm only about 4 hours away.
I could leave now if you wanta start early.  Saturday is usually good for me. :D
I'll bring my own Peas and Opener and Spoon and also know where to get my Steak.  Heck, I'll even cook it fer ya. ;D
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« Reply #367 on: January 25, 2008, 09:58:18 PM »
Careful there, Mooseherder!  You're about to get me thinkin' about sumpthin! ;D
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« Reply #368 on: January 25, 2008, 10:14:50 PM »
I'm ready when you are. :D
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« Reply #369 on: January 25, 2008, 11:03:59 PM »
And we found out how Mooseherder can cook a steak, at least he can when in the UP...
 
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« Reply #370 on: March 17, 2010, 07:34:49 PM »
Some day ago I read this whole thread again and said to myself: I hope that when I will reach Tom's age, I will deserve the same respect and carying he got from his wife friend and acquaitance.

Tom I m simply proud of knowing you


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« Reply #371 on: March 17, 2010, 11:16:09 PM »
Man    after reading 19 pages             I'm sorry        I think I'm gonna cry (so happy)

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« Reply #372 on: March 17, 2010, 11:37:37 PM »
Thank you, DoubleD.

Just being around a bunch of smiley faces, like you fellows, makes aging go a lot slower.  I am pretty proud to know you fellows too.  It's not every day that someone a generation or two younger will take the time to acknowledge an older fellow.  I've certainly taken note. .....and when I get to be an older fellow, I'll remember it too.  :D

Things were going along pretty good, except that I kept getting sorrier and sorrier.  Then in September of 2008, I went to a pulmonary specialist who put me in the hospital immediately with a pulmonary embolism.  That's clots in your lungs.  When it's in your heart, it's a heart attack.  When it's in your brain, it's a stroke.  Pretty serious stuff.  My lungs were full of clots.   A week in the hospital, a year on coumadin (warfarin) and I'm slowly healing.  The Doctor said that recovery will be slow. He is right.   But, every day that I put two feet on the floor is a blessing and I thank my lucky stars that this Doctor made the diagnosis.  I'm not up to sawing production, may never be, but I hope I'm not through sawing.   I still can't breath good.  The Oxygen doesn't get into the blood.  It seems that lung tissue dies when it doesn't get blood  and the clots had blocked capillaries.  I need to grow more.  Today, I am able to walk the length of a football field and still get back, if I rest a bit in between.  That's a lot better than I was when I first got this mill and definitely better than just before the embolism was found.  I had gotten to the point that I couldn't walk across the living room.

I doubt that I will ever be on a sawing circuit again, and I don't think that I'm wanting the aggravation of fighting the city, county and state bureaucracy with a business here on the place, but I sure do intend to saw some more.  I have a lot of trees on this place that will make me happy for a long long time.  :)

Don't you ever forget how good you can make a fellow feel by saying things like you just said.  I certainly appreciate it.  God Bless!  :)
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