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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 04-02-2009 03:23 PM 1581 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a note of Thanks for all the prayers and well wishers (I read Karsons blog) my goodness it was great to get such support. This is really the first day I’ve felt like sitting up and typing anything. I have sneaked a peek or two with my wife’s lap top but dang I hate those things. Anyway I can’t say I’m cancer free, I won’t know that until I go back to my Dr. on Mon. the 6th. But he told my family he was confident he got it all, and the Lymph nodes looked good. It’ll be a couple of weeks before I can get back in the shop or more. I can’t wait. Put me in on the fishing lure give away, I have one or two extra, lol, my wife says I have around 10,000 dollars wrapped up in fishing gear and bait. I think she exaggerates way too much, it’s probably more like 9,000.00 dollars. Anyway, I’m in. Send me a PM. Again, it really is something going through an operation 4 hrs long then they could’nt wake me up. Because my feet were up in the air during surgery the blood and fluids went to my head so I had bug eye syndrome and Angelina Golina Pitt lips. My wife was a little freaked out, but the swelling went down eventually. My favorite Uncle died last weekend and we buried him yesterday. Luckily I’m a member of the local Legion and was able to get a wheelchair for nothing. But I had all these strangers coming up to me asking me about my cancer, I thought how in the world did all these people know I was sick, and what I had, I know I was in a wheel chair but to know what I had freaked me out. I guess thats the price you pay for living in a small town. Again thanks very much for the prayers and support, don’t think it did’nt help. You will never know. Congrats to Garyk and DennisZ for their works on FWW. You know you had my support. What great projects you made compared to the ones that won. God Bless all. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#1 posted 04-02-2009 03:36 PM

Glad to hear that you are still kickin

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-02-2009 03:37 PM

Glad to hear from you Mike. I am sure that I speak for all of us when I say we wish you and your family nothing but the best. You will be in my prayers as well.

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

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#3 posted 04-02-2009 03:38 PM

Good to hear from you! $9,000.00 in gear and bait…sounds just about right. Now if you add poles and reels that should push you over the top. Hope you get to use them!

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#4 posted 04-02-2009 03:42 PM

Mike Glad you are able to get online and starting to feel better Our prayers are with you guy.


-- 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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Randy Sharp

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 04:04 PM

Welcome back, Mr. Mike. We missed your wisdom and encouragement.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#6 posted 04-02-2009 04:31 PM

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Keep on keeping on!

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#7 posted 04-02-2009 04:33 PM

It is great to hear that you are up and around again. If you need some help with something let me know as I am just up the road from you.

Take care and God bless.

-- Hope Never fails

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#8 posted 04-02-2009 05:06 PM

Great News!!

Mimi and I will keep you in our prayers.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 04-02-2009 05:16 PM

We’re sorry we hadn’t heard about your surgery.

I’ve been spending a little more time in my shop, & less on LJs.

If you miss one day on this site nowadays, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle.

You, & your family will be in our thoughts, & prayers.

Barb, & Dick

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

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#10 posted 04-02-2009 05:19 PM

Glad to see your back and able to type, The healing process seems to take forever but at least you know it will be better soon and you will be back to yourself.
We will be praying for a speedy recovery for you.
Take care of yourself.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#11 posted 04-02-2009 05:56 PM

Thanks to everyone. Gosh it feels good to be back. You guys are great. It really feels like coming home. LOL and its only been a week. It’s been though and I still hurt like helck, but it’s better every day.. A day without pain is a day without sunshine. God Bless you all. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 04-02-2009 06:24 PM

Sorry about your illness, I missed the earlier post. Glad to hear you are on the mend and wish you the best! PLEASE keep us posted on the upcoming doctor’s visit. Remember…good things happen to good people.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#13 posted 04-02-2009 06:28 PM

Mike, You’ll be in my prayers!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#14 posted 04-02-2009 06:45 PM

Get better soon, Mike!

$9000 on non-wood stuff. Disgusting! I’m more a pro-active guy and don’t go for passive things like waiting for a fish to come to me. I get a .22 rifle and go looking for them. You just need to take the refraction from the water into account.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#15 posted 04-02-2009 07:20 PM

Mike take it easy and heal up good….


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