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Forum topic by MICHAEL CAMPASANO posted 07-16-2011 06:28 PM 993 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch


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07-16-2011 06:28 PM

Sorry I haven’t been logged on for awhile as I suffered a stroke. It has left me with weakness and numbness on my entire left side. The doctors tell me that I cannot drive or do any activity including going out to the workshop.
I will be going through a series of Physical Therapy sessions starting this week. I was put on Cumadin and will be taking it for the rest of my life. I need to take it slow and nurse myself back to health.


-- never enough time in a day so use it well

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#1 posted 07-16-2011 06:33 PM

Hi Michael ~ Well, you know how there are ‘arm chair quarterbacks”? You can be the arm chair LumberJock. At least you got your birdhouse finished. Best of luck with your recovery.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 07-16-2011 07:14 PM

sorry to hear about your health issues BUD! Hang in there

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 07-16-2011 07:22 PM

I too send my best regards .I have a few memebrs of my family, friends etc, who have had a stroke all came back to them in time.You just have to be patient.I know that’s not what I’d want to hear but hey that’s about where the situation is good luck and keep taking the meds . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 07-16-2011 09:04 PM

Saddened to hear of your medical malfunction. But, my wife is a rehab nurse and she tells me, everyday, of the almost miraculous recovery of stroke patients. Hang in there, keep positive thoughts and I’m betting you’ll be back in the shop very soon.


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

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#5 posted 07-16-2011 10:31 PM

Hang in there buddy.
Better days are coming.

-- Eric, central Florida

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David Kirtley

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#6 posted 07-16-2011 10:45 PM

This getting old stuff sure isn’t for wimps.

The best sign of all is that you can come here and post. Good luck and hope the recovery goes smoothly.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#7 posted 07-17-2011 02:41 AM

Well you could always spend your time lurking around lumberjocks. Offer advice when you can. Offer up humor. That part will iritate some, don’t let it worry you. That’s what I do when I’m down and can’t get into the shop.
I can’t walk today so I’ve been on Lumberjocks probably a total of about six hours since four this morning. That was in between watching moves online or lying down.


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#8 posted 07-17-2011 03:01 AM

Welcome back. Slow and steady wins the race!



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#9 posted 07-17-2011 06:04 PM

Thanks so much for the good advice and cheerful words, They are greatly appreciated.

-- never enough time in a day so use it well

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