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by jockmike2
posted 07-22-2010 10:26 PM

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#1 posted 07-22-2010 10:28 PM

Glad you’re good Mike, but I’ll skip the pictures!


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#2 posted 07-22-2010 10:32 PM

Glad to hear all is well. I’ve done this once and I am about due for the second.

Fortunately, I have veins that stand out and are easy to see.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 07-22-2010 10:33 PM

Yay! that’s great to hear. I have sympathy over the needles – they can’t do them in my arms/hands so I usually have them done my neck. O.O (yeah ow.)

Sounds like a good celebration! :)

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#4 posted 07-22-2010 10:47 PM

Very glad for you Mike very hard to hold that chalk in good thing they have a washroom close.
Your veins must like mine they can never find them but on my hands they are very large and very easy to see.
You arms will be black for a few days.

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#5 posted 07-22-2010 10:48 PM

would say bottoms up but then you might take us up on it lol

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#6 posted 07-22-2010 10:48 PM

great news mike ,
glad you are good to go .

for a minute i thought you were going to show us ,
pictures of the clean shop .
i guess that’s another 5 years off too , huh . (LOL) ?

i wound up in the hospital years ago with my back locked .
they decided to do a spinal tap ,
laid me out on a metal cart in a backwards nighty ,
and slid that thing all the way up to my shoulder ,
left me in the hallway for 1/2 hour freezing ,
staring at the wall .
when they came back they said the test was inconclusive ,
so they did it again !
found out there was nothing wrong with me (there) ,
and put me in a wheelchair and out the door .
i went to the chiropractors ,and he popped my back ,
went back to work the next day .
cost me a bundle !

-- 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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#7 posted 07-22-2010 10:49 PM

Dang…I tuned in for the pictures…... Good news

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 07-22-2010 11:11 PM

Thanks everyone, great relief. Sounds like a horror story David, I have a couple of those dealing with back surgeons. Awholes as far as I’m concerned. Sorry buddy. You too Lis, that sounds painful, ouch!

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

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#9 posted 07-22-2010 11:35 PM

Good news Mike Thanks for not sharing photos LOL

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#10 posted 07-22-2010 11:39 PM

Glad your doing good Mike

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#11 posted 07-22-2010 11:43 PM


We’re happy for you, & your family.

Now you have one less thing to worry about, which is the best medicine there is. ( NO WORRIES )

I got the right day this time.

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

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#12 posted 07-23-2010 12:02 AM

Sure glad things are okay. You do have the best wife.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#13 posted 07-23-2010 12:12 AM

To paraphrase Bogart…

Here’s looking up you, Kid!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 07-23-2010 12:14 AM

Thanks Pommy and Dick, Yea by the way I got Skype now so give a ring anytime. Yes Dick, one less thing to not worry about. Now I gotta get the patch and get off the cigars for the kids. I’m catching hell like you wouldn’t believe and I know after the 20+ years in factories around aspestos and working the wood they will kill me. Now if I could just find a way to have sex again I’d be right as rain, in fact I’d be a new man, I’d be some other man, but at 60 you kinda loose the tiger in the tank. The back injury in 03 took care of that anyway. Love to All and God Bless, mike, Thanks Charlie, yuk, and Rick. Hey Charlie, wanna see some real dirty pictures?

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

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#15 posted 07-23-2010 12:25 AM

Bet your glad that’s over. And concratulations for going through with it. I don’t mind needles until they start poking around for just that right vein so I let them know right away when I figure out what there about to do that I don’t like that and they always give me a little shot with a very fine needle that deadends the area and then it’s a piece of cake. Guess they must have put it in there notes that Hey this guy will not only pass out but puke all over you.

-- DeputyDawg

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#16 posted 07-23-2010 01:18 AM


I’m glad that the good Lord was watching over you and that you have been mightly blessed.

And a Frap and Bob Evans, What could be better?

Well I can think of a few things.

Be blessed Mike.

-- 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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#17 posted 07-23-2010 01:25 AM

I’m very happy to hear your good news. Those photos are weird looking. Amazing how they can get them done is such a dark place!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#18 posted 07-23-2010 01:34 AM

had one of those Mike, about due for another, heck Mike Iwill be 68 in Sept. and I have sex every night with a different woman, no problem. well gotta go.
hmm, I wonder who I will dream about tonight.

-- Smitty!!!

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#19 posted 07-23-2010 03:47 AM

Hey Mike, Super news. Be glad you aren’t a hard stick like my son. We had to have a Port-a-cath put in him, and the stupid people in the hospital still have no idea what it is for or how to use it.
Those cigars are loaded with nicotine and nicotine causes the veins and arteries to constrict. That might have been a part of the problem.
Good luck on the next one, Rand

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#20 posted 07-23-2010 04:30 AM

Glad to hear good results.

-- Bert

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#21 posted 07-23-2010 01:15 PM

If the good lord wanted you to smoke cigars, he would have made you with a chimney. <(:0}#

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

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#22 posted 07-23-2010 01:39 PM

Great news Mike!! I know you are glad that is over, now you are looking forward to the next one, RIGHT!! I am scheduled for one in the fall.

Aren’t those Fraps good!! I like the carmel which do you like?

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#23 posted 07-23-2010 03:04 PM

That is good news! I’m rather fatalistic in my philosophy. While in a Dr.’s office a couple of years ago, I saw some statistics on how many die from colon cancer. I have a greater chance of getting killed in a car accident, especially the way people drive around here.

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#24 posted 07-23-2010 04:48 PM

Thanks everyone, I started cigars about 5 years ago, the toxins, nicotene, etc have natural pain killers in them, so my Dr. told me is why I stayed with them. Sorry GMman, I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Dick you’re right as rain. Chuck she got me both kinds, cause I love them both but caramel is mine too. God be with you Karson, he sure has with me thank you old Friend. mike

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

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