Woodworking For Therapy #20: I'm Back!

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Blog entry by Steve Kreins posted 09-02-2014 03:23 PM 1657 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Back In The Starting Blocks Part 20 of Woodworking For Therapy series Part 21: No I Didn't Die! »

Thank you all so much for your love, prayers and encouragement! I had a TIA (Mini Stroke). I don’t remember much except when they were taking me out of the house on a back board I remember seeing my table saw. It was really sad. My table saw also survived so all is well!

I received many wonderful cards of encouragement and that was BEFORE I had the stroke. Did you guys know something I didn’t? ;)

Today my goal is too sweep up some sawdust and try a few hours of TLC on my shop and tools. I also wanted to let you know there were no major lasting side effects. This picture shows I’m the same as always! God bless and thank you all! This Woodworking Community is the BEST!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 03:29 PM

Thank God. You had us worried there. I’m so happy there weren’t any lasting effects from it and that you’re ok. Back in the shop already—you’re a force of nature!

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 03:31 PM

You are awesome Steve! Love your attitude and sense of humor, a real testament to the glory of God.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 03:35 PM

You are a strong survivor Steve and you have the right attitude..and that is very important. I am glad to hear all is well with you…

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 03:52 PM

Welcome back. I’m glad for the fact that there won’t be any major side effects and I pray that you will have a complete and speedy recovery.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 04:27 PM

His victory is yours!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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Don Niermann

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#6 posted 09-02-2014 04:43 PM

Hang in there

-- WOOD/DON ( has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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#7 posted 09-02-2014 06:31 PM

Hang in there, we are all wishing you a speedy recovery. I’m real glad to see you’re back.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 09-02-2014 07:54 PM

It Great to see you back. Keep up your spirit And you will be building projects very soon.

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#9 posted 09-02-2014 10:59 PM

Great to see that you can laugh in the face of adversity! :)

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#10 posted 09-03-2014 12:20 AM

Steve, SOOO glad you are baaack! You had us really worried. My wife had a TIA and argued that she didn’t want to go to the hospital! She was back at work the next day and said “see, I told you it was nothing!” That was over a year ago and no problems since so guess she was right.

Carry on my friend!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 09-03-2014 12:35 AM

Good to hear you’re BACK.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 09-03-2014 12:44 AM

Glad to hear you’re feeling better, and that you’re back out in the shop!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 09-03-2014 02:36 AM

Like always praying for ya… Glad to see you still spending time in the shop and attending to the work you have yet to do!

-- My workshop blog can be found at, YouTube Channel

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#14 posted 09-03-2014 12:09 PM

Sounds gr8 Steve. Welcome bauk, as Arnold would say.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 09-03-2014 12:34 PM

Welcome back brother! Glad things are OK, keep up the spirit! You are certainly an inspiration to us all.


-- Lloyd

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