Well after posting a small aside about my issues with cancer, it was mentioned that I should share my story, and my testimony. I did a little blogging about it on Myspace, but during that time I was unable to focus, and really lacked much desire t...
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I am sandt38. I guess I should start with my log-in name. It is S AND Turbo 3.8 liter motor. I took it from my 1986 Buick Grand National... my turbocharged 3.8 liter 500 HP 11.84 sec Sunday driver.
I hail from Buffalo, NY and made my way to San Diego CA. I lived in LaJolla for 2 years before relocating to Orange County CA. After 8 more years out there I had to get out and moved to Central North Carolina, where I currently reside.
I live here with my wife, and youngest son, and our 4 other boys are scattered from Orange County CA, to San Jose CA, to rights here with us in Central NC... we have a grandbaby on the way (thankfully our son who is having the child lives about 15 minutes away from us, so we can spoil it (we don't know if it is a he or a she yet) rotten.
I am a 30 year automotive technician with my ASE Master (with L1), and an AC Delco Master certified Technician. I have held a safety inspection license in NY, a BAR 90, and ASM Dyno smog license in California, and a BAR 97 and OBD2 emissions inspectors license in NC. My specialty is electronics, computers, and driveability on GM vehicles, but I perform most work on all American and Asian cars.
I was diagnosed in July of 2009 with 4th stage (terminal) colon cancer, but through the grace of God, and the meeting of a fantastic oncologist who is a believer, I have been given a second chance. Don't ignore the signs, friends. When your doctor tells you to ignore bleeding, or occasional pain, go to another doctor. I did this at the advice of my GP, and almost lost my life. Be proactive with your health. My life has changed in ways I can't even tell you, I will never be the same... If I had listened to my body and done what it told me instead of what my doctor told me, I might have just had a tiny pebble instead of a fist sized mass with metastasis to my liver and lymph nodes.
This second chance made me go ahead and focus on what I love, woodworking. So here I am, deciding to really build myself a workshop, and get to it. I am here to learn, and will ask a lot of questions, so please bear with me.
-- Got Wood? --- Somewhere along the way the people in Washington forgot that they are there to represent the people, not to rule them.
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Last year (July 2009) I was diagnosed with stage 4 (terminal) colon cancer. I had metastasis to my liver and lymph nodes. The doctors told me to get my final affairs in order, and that I might not live through the end of the year. Well, clearly I ...