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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 02-08-2013 11:54 PM 1158 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2013 11:54 PM

I finally get to see what it’s like to be a piece of wood.
For the last 6 years or so, I’ve had some stones in my salivary gland. The one that is under your jaw. Well last week it became infected and painful as paper cut in a salt factory. I can no longer eat because it hurts to move my tongue.
Monday I get it operated on if I make it that long. .
Just one more thing to drag me away from my woodworking.

Wish me luck.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 11:57 PM

Good luck with that Russell. it sound very painful.

-- Guy Kroll

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 11:58 PM

Russell, my ex had that problem Very painfull. Good luck.

-- Life is good.

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 11:59 PM

Best of luck Russell.

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 12:41 AM

Good Luck with your operation Russell.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 01:32 AM

good luck Lumberjock! get well soon

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

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 01:35 AM

Ouch, that must be painful and on top of that not being able to eat … how about a lot of drinks!

Get better soon!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 02-09-2013 01:53 AM

Make sure the doctor uses the correct blade for ripping vs cross cutting, you wouldn’t want any tear out!

In all seriousness, it’s a scary thing. You’ll be a lot better off after. I hope it goes well and you recover quick. I want to see some more bowls!


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#8 posted 02-09-2013 01:55 AM

God bless, Russ! Take care!

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 05:09 AM

hope your surgery goes well and your back eating and woodworking soon.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 05:13 AM

prayers brother
come back hungry
and soon

-- 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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#11 posted 02-09-2013 06:00 AM

Good luck. Be thankful they can make it go away that simply. You’ll be back taking it on on wood on Tuesday ;-))

-- 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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#12 posted 02-10-2013 12:03 AM

Good luck. My best wishes for your speedy recovery.

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#13 posted 02-10-2013 12:09 AM

Good luck to you. The hospital is no place to be when you’re not feeling well! Get in, get out, get home, get better.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#14 posted 02-11-2013 06:07 AM

hope all goes well

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#15 posted 02-11-2013 06:35 AM

Best wishes for you Russ and a speedy recovery.

-- wood crafting & classes

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