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Forum topic by cabinetmaster posted 12-15-2009 01:33 AM 1674 views 0 times favorited 44 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2009 01:33 AM

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I want to thank everyone who sent me best wishes last week after I posted about my Ankle.

Well I got to the Hospital this morning about 9:30, was in surgery by 11:00 and Back home about 3:30. Surgery went well, a plate and 8 screws in the ole ankle. No pressure on foot or ankle for a minimum of 6 weeks and the just gradual pressure a little at a time after that. Maybe about 3 to 4 months before I can get back to walking normally.

Stayed awake during the whole procedure. They gave me a spinal block and boy was that nice. About halfway thru the surgery, the anethesiologist asked me if I needed anything and I told him “I sure could eat some steak and potatoes about now.” Everyone started laughing.

Hope to hear from ya all soon. If anyone wants to call me, just PM me and I’ll give you a number to call.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 01:40 AM

Knit up fast, and stay well!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#2 posted 12-15-2009 01:42 AM

great news !

for you and the wife too ,
and for us .

you will be able to go shopping soon enough ,
enjoy some relax time .

God bless ,
and happy holidays .

-- 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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#3 posted 12-15-2009 01:45 AM

Great news !! You will be back in the shop in know time !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 01:53 AM

Hope you get back to 100% very soon, good to hear the surgery went well. Happy Holidays!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#5 posted 12-15-2009 02:01 AM

Great news Jerry. I am glad your surgery went well. You are now a member of the “bionic man club!” Screws, plates and such. Drive the security folk at airports crazy. :)

Just make sure to baby yourself for the next 3-4 months, so you can heal up and be out in the shop with no pain! :)

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#6 posted 12-15-2009 02:03 AM

Thanks everyone.

DaveR, actually I just had the spinal and nothing to make me sleepy. They asked if I wanted to get groogy and I told them no. Had an ologist there.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 12-15-2009 02:06 AM

That is Great news! Now is a good time to stay off that foot, this holiday season let others help you for once .
Besides its to cold outside and if you have to have some recoop time now is better than the spring or summer you should be ready for shop time by then .

Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas
God Bless

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#8 posted 12-15-2009 02:17 AM

glad to hear your surgery went well, now you need to heal fast, so follow your docs orders and stay of your feet.

-- Smitty!!!

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#9 posted 12-15-2009 02:18 AM

DaveR, I do have to say. The new spinal blocks are the sure way to go. No headache, no laying on your back for 8 hours. I was already starting to move 5 minutes after they took me to recovery. 2 hours later I was going home.

Thanks Rj. I will take my recoup time seriously. Don’t want to lose anymore time than I am presently losing.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 12-15-2009 02:56 AM

Good news indeed. Hope you heal quickly. Good time to do a little project planning. If you get too bad off, give a holler, we’ll send some sawdust…maybe a stick of cedar.

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

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#11 posted 12-15-2009 02:56 AM

Glad to hear it went well! Now I hope you don’t get too stir crazy before you can get back in the shop.

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

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#12 posted 12-15-2009 03:08 AM

oh you’ll get stir crazy all right lol….look at me i did! i just got back to my shop today from my surgery on oct 9…you’ll become one of these guys…lol typing on the computer all day..NO MORE TOOLS!

-- M.K.

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#13 posted 12-15-2009 03:10 AM

Good news!! I had my knee fixed that way. Watched the whole thing on TV while they did it :-)) I was surprised at how little they did and how quick it was.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 12-15-2009 03:13 AM

Glad the surgery went well, now you have 6 weeks to goof off, then you have to get your ass out of that chair.

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#15 posted 12-15-2009 03:22 AM

and back to back breaking (ankle in your case) slave labour!!!

-- M.K.

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