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Arlin Eastman

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07-21-2012 10:22 PM

I am now getting around to posting on the few forums I am apart of and I deffently do not want to miss my LJ buddies and friends. I was in and out of the hospital and then back in for 9 days. All the Drs thought I had a brain tumor and could no see what else it could be. So for the last 9 months I have been a struggle. So here is a copy of what I posted on the WoodNet:

I am still here.

I had my surgery at 6am July 13, 2012 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.

Thank you everyone for teh prayers and thinking abt me.

Sorry for spelling

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.


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patcollins

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 10:48 PM

Arlin feel better, I read what you do for parents of still born children, what a wonderful thing to do.

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 10:52 PM

Thanks Pat,
however, being so sick for the last several months I have not made any and the one guy that was helping is doing something else now.
When I get better I will be making more not as good as others have made. It seems that there is so much talent here that it would take me years to catch up to them.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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poopiekat

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 12:06 AM

My brother in law is still pulling the occaisional piece of shrapnel out of his back, from a fragging incident in Viet Nam in 1970. I know of the pain he went through. Keep on plugging away, Arlin. You’ll have good days and bad days, but stay close to your Congressman, and patient advocates at the VA. Best of luck to you, sir.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Arlin Eastman

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 12:10 AM

Thanks poopieKat

Just to let others know I am not afraid to be Poopiekats friend.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 12:44 AM

Arlin I didnĀ“t knew you have had a surgery but sure is glad it went well
and you are on the ment hang in there :-)
and when you return to the shop just keep pushing your self
leaning new skills by setting the bar higher for every project you make
and you will be one who inspire others to get your skills :-)

take care
Dennis

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 01:15 AM

God Bless you Arlin…

Thank you for your Service!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Arlin Eastman

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 02:11 AM

Thanks Dennis and Joe

You guys and the gals here are what make a person want to be apart of LJs

It will be about a month before I can starte turning and then when I feel up to it I can start my flat work like making boxes again.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 07-22-2012 04:13 AM

Sir (salute) Yes Sir, Sir!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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derosa

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#9 posted 07-22-2012 04:18 AM

Welcome back, hope you mend fast.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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mafe

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#10 posted 07-24-2012 10:19 AM

Arlin I happy you are back.
And even more happy it was no tumor.
Take your time, life is a matter of focus on the road not the goal.
Thank you for your mail my friend, I am on holydays.
Best thoughts and get well,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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fussy

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#11 posted 07-25-2012 08:25 AM

Arlin,

It’s allways good news when they tell you it’s not cancer. Recovery is slow, but you WILL recover. Try to relax, do what you feel up to, do all you can but don’t put pressure on yourself. You served, got busted up and you’re still looking for ways to serve. That makes you one of the “Righteous” in my book. You will do well. Keep your positive attitude and be well. Thankyou for everything you have done and are still doing.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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boxcarmarty

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#12 posted 07-31-2012 02:12 AM

Arlin, I wish you the best on a speedy recovery so that you can get back to your work on your Loving hands memory boxs…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#13 posted 07-31-2012 02:33 AM

Arlin, my sincerest best wishes to you, Sir.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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tomd

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#14 posted 07-31-2012 03:00 AM

Hope your feeling better soon, good luck and God bless.

-- Tom D

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eddie

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#15 posted 07-31-2012 03:37 AM

my prayers are with you Arlin my friend ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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