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I will not be doing any more project for about 6-8 week due to Total Knee replacement surgery on 4/16/12. Hope to be back at work with some outdoor chair projects by June. I also have two refinishing project to complete this summer. All I need is two good knees to continue the work

-- Walt Wilmington Delaware, http://waltlumley@yahoo.com



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 867 days ago

Walt- Best Wishes for a smooth and speedy recovery!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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steliart

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#2 posted 867 days ago

Get well soon Walt, wishing you all the best

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Bagtown

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#3 posted 867 days ago

Good Luck Walt.
Here’s to a speedy recovery.

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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eddie

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#4 posted 867 days ago

get well Walt ,i pray for a speedy and compleit recovery

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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NBeener

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#5 posted 867 days ago

Best of luck, Walt.

I wish you a 100% outcome, a speedy recovery, no pain, and a couple dozen years of competitive tap-dancing, ahead !

-- -- Neil

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harley04

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#6 posted 867 days ago

Had mine done a year and a half ago. Best thing I ever did! Just do not push the recovery too hard; wait at least two days before chasing the nurses down the hall Get better soon.

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 867 days ago

I’m on the other side of the fence on the knees surgery…..I had mine done 3 years ago, and I’ve hated every minute of it…..did all the exercises, used the knee motion machine, taking walks, physical theropy, the whole nine yards, and my knees still give me trouble and hurt till this day….I had one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country, and he did full replacements…left knee first, then the right 4 months later….I’ve had a bullet in my rt. knee for about 44 years from VietNam, and I wanted it removed….He didn’t do it….said it would tear my knee up worse , so he left it in…..it’s hurt like hell since 2008…..then last year I had to have a full hip replacement….it’s doing great, but I’ll probably never get over this knee crap….seen him 3 times, xrays, etc…...nothing’s wrong. I wished every day I would never had it done…So.. I just live with it…I don’t want to discourage you or sound negitive, and I hope you have great success with yours…I know a lot of people that had it done, with good results…..But I wasn’t one of them….Good luck….Oh yea…..you might plan on being out more than 6-8 weeks, just in case…....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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OldKranky

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#8 posted 867 days ago

Hope you have a speedy recovery!
What species did you ask for? Oak or Maple? LOL

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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DeputyDawg

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#9 posted 867 days ago

Get well soon and take it easy. We can wait so take you time and don’t rush.

-- DeputyDawg

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scrapwood

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#10 posted 867 days ago

get well soon walt,i also had my left knee done TKR it was tough in the begining but stick with it i also had to have it minipulated after about 12 weeks and its working good now best thing i ever did.

-- I do not fail I suceed in finding what dosn't work! (Christopher Titus)

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Cory

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#11 posted 866 days ago

I had ACL surgery on March 21. Thought it would keep me out of the shop for about the same amount of time. Luckily I’ve healed up pretty well and I’ve been in the shop for just over a week. If you take it slow and are careful you should be able to get back in no time.

Word to the wise: listen to your physical therapist and work hard at the PT. You’ll be thankful you did. Oh yeah, if you take a bunch of the painkillers, chase ‘em down with Colace!!!!

Good luck.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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Bagtown

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#12 posted 866 days ago

Cory, what is colace?

Mike

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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rodman40

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#13 posted 866 days ago

Best wishes on your upcoming surgery.

-- Rodman

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Rob_n_Wood

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#14 posted 866 days ago

Best Wishes hope all goes well
Look forward to your future post

Rob

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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NBeener

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#15 posted 866 days ago

Colace = stool softener.

Narcotics … tend to slow the old train a bit ;-)

-- -- Neil

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