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RussellAP

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546 days ago

Well, I still haven’t heard when I’m scheduled for surgery to take out my lower left salivary gland. It’s large and painful and I have to take vicodin every 4 hours or so to keep the pain down so I can eat and talk.

I won’t use heavy machinery while I’m taking this drug, so I’m kind of on hold.

I can make a few cuts and maybe work on some clocks I have in mind. But as far as turning anything, I figure it’s better to wait. The drug makes my mind kind of wander so I want to stay off things that could kill me.

Meanwhile I am working on a clock that will have a pendulum but the pendulum will not be functional, just for show. That is if the parts ever arrive.

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


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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 546 days ago

Wow Russ. Hope you get it resolved quickly and every thing works out well for you.
Stay SAFE, my friend!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 546 days ago

Hope all goes well for you, Russell

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 546 days ago

That’s a good idea to stay away from the machinery when your on pain meds and your uncertain. there’s days when I just go in the shop and just clean and sort sruff out when it’s to much for me. Better to be Safe than Sorry! ;)

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#4 posted 546 days ago

Hang in there Russ. Hope the doc gets it fixed real soon.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 546 days ago

Keep us posted Russ. You’ll bebetter soon.
Bill

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#6 posted 546 days ago

Ewwww. Sorry to hear that. Not sure what kind of shape your shop is in, but I find it somewhat satisfying to tidy up, rearrange, etc when I’m under the weather.

Keep your chin up, and the drool wiped off!

Sandra

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

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