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Blog entry by Greg3G posted 06-08-2007 08:44 PM 1296 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, let me thank you all again for all your words of encouragement and support. It really means a lot to me.

I had my first follow up this morning, spent an hour and half in the Dr’s office. First the good news, He does not think I did any damage the other night when I rolled over on the shoulder or when I got my hand tangled in the dog’s leash as it leapt from the van. I was pretty nervous that I had messed things up and would have to go through this all over again.

Second, I can return to my day job on the 18th. Provided that I limit my activities to working on the computer. That takes a lot of stress off; I couldn’t afford to take the 40% pay cut of our short term disability for very long.

Now for the bad news. Although I didn’t undo the surgical repairs, I did irritate the situation. That means I just bought myself another 2 weeks in the sling. He also informed me that I can’t go back to the wood shop until at least August. He doesn’t want me lifting or putting stress on the joint until the bursa reestablishes itself (He basically removed it in order to get at the cartilage and the bone spurs.) He wants that cushion in there in case there is any jarring on the shoulder. He said it would not necessarily do any damage itself but it would be incredibly painful and might lead to another type of injury. So, long story short, I’m out of the summer competition. But I am really looking forward to seeing everyone’s work.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#1 posted 06-08-2007 09:06 PM

Glad to hear your on the mend and bummer that it is going a bit slower than anticipated. I’m sure Martin has lots of challenges planned.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-08-2007 10:29 PM

Yes, good to hear that you are only off track by two weeks; sorry to hear that you have to wait till August to get back to it…

-- John

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#3 posted 06-08-2007 10:57 PM

Greg Thanks for the update. Did you kick the dog. Sorry about your delay. Maybe there is something that we could whip out in a day, while you are down here.

Take care of yourself.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 06-09-2007 05:29 AM

I’m sorry about your set back.
A sore shoulder must stick out a lot more than a sore thumb.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 06-09-2007 11:53 AM

great good news and good news… LUCKY re: dog event.

Sorry about not being able to enter the summer challenge. But I’m sure there will be more in the future and we’ll be looking for your entries then !!!!

Maybe you could do a Sketchup of what your summer entries WOULD be if you COULD…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 06-09-2007 07:15 PM

That is a good idea Debbie, a sketchup. As long as Greg can spend some time on the computer without complicating his recovery, that would be a great thing to do. He could make some designs for the fall or winter competition, maybe some plans to share with others. It is kind of like woodworking, but without all the dust, measuring, and cutting.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#7 posted 06-10-2007 09:26 AM

Greg, I’ll miss seeing your input in the competition. Take care of yourself.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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