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Forum topic by jussdandy posted 10-31-2009 06:27 PM 899 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-31-2009 06:27 PM

I finally got to spend a little time in my shop this a.m. all I got to do was clean up and reorganize a little , but after 3 weeks of not being able to, it really felt good.
The reason for this is my little woman Carleene, had a major heart attack. 24 days in hospital, 9 of these in intensive care and me not knowing if she was going to make it or not. The first night after the surgrey and being told her chances were bleak and not verry good. makes ya put your pryorties in order, so its been just hospital to work, hospital, and a little sleep time for a lot of days in a row. Thursday I got to take her from the hospital to a rehab center. hopefully a short stay there.
Thinking about current and future projects really helped the long hours of sitting and not knowing what the future was gonna bring.
I have not been a lumberjock all that long but found myself wondring what was going on in here, projects and questions and relizing Hey I miss those people.
Hope fully life will got back to some what normal before to long.
thanks for listening, just felt the need to coraspond with all of you great guys a little before I head to the rehab center in a few.

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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#1 posted 10-31-2009 06:38 PM

Wow…what a scare that must have been! My thoughts are with you both for a speedy and complete recovery.

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

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#2 posted 10-31-2009 06:39 PM

Hey Randy I’m sorry for your wives heart problems and hope she has a complete and speedy recovery. Hang in there I know it’s got to be tough on you and your family.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 10-31-2009 06:49 PM

Randy, so sorry to hear about your wife. I hope she will have a full recovery and can come home before long. Life changes in a second and we realize what is really important. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your wife.

-- John @

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#4 posted 10-31-2009 06:56 PM

Hey Randy, we’ll keep you in our prayers. It takes a little while to recover from such a traumatic event. Mybest to you and your lady!

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

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#5 posted 10-31-2009 07:49 PM


We are praying for a complete recovery for Carleene.

Lew and Mimi

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

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#6 posted 10-31-2009 08:08 PM

Been there myself my friend. Thank God for modern medicine and doctors that know what they are doing. I hope the damage is not too severe. Sounds like they may have done a bypass then. They seem to be common place these days. I have a friend that just had bypass this past week, and he wsa up walking the halls the next day wanting to go home. I was amazed.
My wife had damage, but in time, she has gotten back to normal. It takes time, and have her do her therapy. It helps.

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#7 posted 10-31-2009 08:23 PM

Randy: Hope your wife is on the mend, and has a complete recovery. It takes a long time to get over things like that. I think it is just as hard on the folks sitting with someone,as it is the person in the hospital. Been there and done that many times. Just take care of yourself, also, and don’t run down. Your wife will need you.
Don’t worry about the LJ site. It’ll be here. But I know how you feel. I’d probably miss it too. You can always give it a check if you get a few minutes between periods of home and hospital. Take care, and take care of the wife. We’ll be waiting for you. Rick.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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