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Joe Lyddon

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02-26-2011 12:28 AM

I noticed that David (Patron) was not around as much as usual…
So, I PM’d him to ask How he was doing.
The following is what he said:

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Sent 7 hours ago
Subject Re: How are you doing?!
hi joe
been down for 2 months here with sciatica pain
grumpy and sore
so i stay away
who want’s to listen to a whiner

no snow here now
just up in the mountains
had freezing pipes problems
finally got that fixed

hopefully spring soon
can’t wait

thanks for checking

have a good one
stay warm


—david – only thru kindness can this world be whole . ======== End ======================

So, it appears that David somewhat hurt his back somehow.

Now, we all know what happened to Patron!

I wished him well…

I also asked him if he had any help getting firewood to the fireplace…
... hope he’s not straining himself hauling wood to stay warm!?
... That would be Wood Work! :) :)

David, Take care & we miss you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 12:43 AM

Glad to hear everything’s alright with David…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 12:49 AM

Hope the pain subsides soon Dave, been down this road a few years back no fun. Remember this it not a bad back it a injured back and this will heal over time. If you can endure the healing process avoid surgery, it will heal. Stay hydrated more than usual this is a key factor in recuperating from back injuries. Take care my friend…Wilson

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#3 posted 02-26-2011 01:27 AM

David is one of LJ’s most generous and giving members … Let’s hope he gets well soon. We need his talents and advice!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 01:45 AM

As a person who knows sciatica pain, I can feel it now, I offer my sympathy and prayers. Hope you are feeling better soon David. Don’t worry so much about being a whiner, any one who has suffered understands.

-- Mel,

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#5 posted 02-26-2011 01:58 AM

Hi Dave.Glad you are still here.All the best to you.Lou

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#6 posted 02-26-2011 02:09 AM

We miss you! Please visualize light flowing through your body, and heal soon!
Thanks Joe for the update.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#7 posted 02-26-2011 02:47 AM

well i guess things are normal then
thank you all for your concern
and kind words

it’s all buddy’s fault he spun me around chasing a cat
but unlike him i cant lick my wounds lol

gene howe sent me some exercises i’m working with
been to the chiro 4 times but came home worse than i left
so i take aspirin every 3 hours and hope for the best
got sick and tired of being sick and tired
so i figured as long as it hurts regardless
i might as well make something out of it
i work 3 alternate days a week
remodeling a bathroom in santa fe
and with that i started working on my shop again
the new one the dream shop

this is the first of 4 site glue lam beams i’m making
3 layers of 2×10x20’ to a total of 60’
( the shop will only use 40’)
they will be crossed with TGi’s 30’ at 16”centers
and be like this when i am done underneath

i will have total access to the floor
and any air/vacuum/electric i may need
still have a way to go before it’s done
but i feel better doing something even if it hurts some
and it is good to know it will heal sometime
sleeping is the hardest as i can only lay in one way
and get up every 2 hours to slug some more aspirin

as far as warm goes joe
i keep the house between 70 and 80 deg 24/7
with the wood stove and get my wood from this closet
that is loaded from the deck
and used from inside 4’ from the stove

thanks again all
spring is somewhere around the corner
enjoy !

-- 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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#8 posted 02-26-2011 03:00 AM

Thanks for checking on him, Joe. I am sorry to hear you are hurting, David. My wife had back pain for years but is much better today. My thoughts and prayers go out to you buddy for a speedy recovery. Take it easy and you can whiner on me any time!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 02-26-2011 03:10 AM

I thought you were fishing over in Abiquiu, one of my favorite spots when I lived out that way. Also home to some artist that probably thought she was as good as you. I think I like your art better.

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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#10 posted 02-26-2011 03:17 AM

Glad you are feeling a little better and I pray you will be up to 100% better soon:) I know what it feels like to be hurting and it isn’t any fun :( From the looks of it your shop is coming along fine and if I was closer I would grab my framing belt and join you, but since I can’t I will try to send my encouragement instead :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#11 posted 02-26-2011 03:19 AM

Glad to hear you are trying to keep a little busy. Don’t over do it buddy! Your shop floor is looking great.

Have you tried sleeping in a lazy boy? When the wife could not sleep in bed, she found that she could sleep in the chair. It did not put so much pressure on his back. She can relate to you going to the chiro and coming home worse than when you left. In fact he ruptured a disc on her back and had to have surgery on it.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 02-26-2011 03:26 AM

if i walk or sit
it isn’t to bad
(why i decided to do some work at times)
laying down is the problem
but sitting to long
makes the rest of my back hurt
(hence i don’t spend as much time on the computer)

i don’t have a recliner
it’s on the list
but still a ways away

-- 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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#13 posted 02-26-2011 04:40 AM

Come on David we all know you have a great big “S” under your shirt and tuck your blue cape in your paints and even Buddy has a cape in the closet. LOL Feel better Bud.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 02-26-2011 04:54 AM

You need a large bottle of Crown. Nuff said…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#15 posted 02-27-2011 05:24 PM

Hello David!!!!!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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