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Forum topic by Arlin Eastman posted 07-20-2012 11:37 PM 939 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Arlin Eastman

3538 posts in 1980 days

07-20-2012 11:37 PM

I was in the hospital for many weeks and the Dr’s thought they found a brain tumor and from there I had surgery and this is what I posted on the WoodNet

This is what I wrote at Woodnet

I am still here.

I had my surgery at 6am and I am feeling pretty tird.

They said it was not a tumor but a piece of Bone from the bombing I was in severl years ago.

When the Dr sowen my head up after the bombing he thought the scalp was split and I had a severe concuction (sp) and did not check further.

During the bombing I was close enough to the explosion that when on of my guys in front of me died some of his bone fragments were inbeded into my skin.

For almost 9 months I was haveing small bone slivers like wood slivers comeing out of my face, arms, belly, and legs. Kind of like achne (sp) and the slivers would be pulled out. The bugger
man stil wants to se me in my dreams but I put him down most of time.

I do not remember what the Dr said they did nto see it on the Xray or I forget the other machin name, but that it looked like a tumor.

That is one of the reasons for the bad headaches, shaking, and eye problems. They did not tell me
nor did I want to know what part of the bone was it, but it was about 2” long.

I am feeling a little sich to my stomch and shacky right now, however, I am doing ok.

Sorry for spelling

I know I should have included all my friends here also, but I forgot to tell everyone until after and I am still working on that also.


PS – To all my friends and well wishers thank you for all your thoughts and prayers always. I know I owe some of you packages and I will be getting on it as soon as possible.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 12:39 AM

Arlin – wishing u a speedy recovery buddy! Youll be makin dust soon enough, take care of yourself and get better.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 01:05 AM

Arlin hope you have a speedy recovery and hope you can start making some saw dust soon

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 07-21-2012 01:41 AM

I think I will be back turning first before anything else. :>)) <- my double chin LOL


-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 02:31 AM

Dang Arlin, Sorry to hear this. But hopefully it will start improving now. That dead piece of bone in your head was undoubtedly causing a lot of problems and I am praying for your quick recovery. Keep us posted.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 07-23-2012 01:14 AM

I guess that is good news, that it wasn’t a tumor, but dam that’s a tough one.. I wish you a speedy recovery.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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