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Blog entry by BoxBuilder posted 924 days ago 1271 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had 2 surgeries on my shoulders this year. Left shoulder in May, right shoulder in November. Right was the big deal, torn muscle & other problems. Hope to get some function back soon but weeks of therapy. Grandma told me growing old was a bitch but who knew she was right. Hope to be able to get back to the workshop soon.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 924 days ago

Hope you have a quick recovery. My father said” don’t get old it hurts.”

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#2 posted 924 days ago

It WILL happen, just be patient and follow the doctor’s orders. Your problem is that your brain is working well but your body just can’t comply – at the moment.
Dream up some projects for later and let LJs keep you informed and entertained in the meantime.
Wishing you better days.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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EmmaBlack

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#3 posted 924 days ago

My grandmother use to say the same words. I have seen my grandmothers sufferings, she has been to many surgeries. But later on her Physiotherapist help her a lot in recovery.
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stefang

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#4 posted 924 days ago

I hope you are well soon and are back at it soon. Life outside the shop can be pretty boring.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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patron

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#5 posted 924 days ago

get well soon

then back to the shop

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 924 days ago

I hope that you will heal up real soon and be back in the shop before you know it. Yep, getting old ain’t for sissies that’s for sure.

helluvawreck

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xwingace

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#7 posted 924 days ago

Lol what the wreck said. I’ve had both hips once each and my knee cut twice and feel your pain. Hang in there brother!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 924 days ago

Richard, I hear ya and agree with you. There is nothing graceful about the aging process. I haven’t been active on here lately because, as I am sure you are aware, typing with one hand is a challenge. Like you I had my right rotator cuff repaired (4 weeks ago) and will have to have the other one repaired this year as well. And, of course, I am sure you are in complete shop withdrawal right now. Just hang in there. I am wishing you a speedy recovery.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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