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Still around......


Hi fella's. I've been absent awhile. Got sick after Thanksgiving( Canadian). Lost a bunch of weight ( couldn't afford to, I started at 190) but levelled off at 155. Some other physical issues too that slowed me down some. I'm not used to not having an excess of energy so this is something new for me. Had a ton of bloodwork, x-rays, ultra-sounds, cat scans, MRI's.....and Doc can't find anything substantial enough to be the root cause.

I asked if it could be something simple as a bacteria my system hasn't met yet and he said " Randy, if you had asked me that a few months ago I'd have said No. Today......since I can't find any cancer - which I was certain you had - I'd say mebbe"

Kinda makes a guy wonder eh? Anyway, I feel a little stronger each day. I can get out to the shop and build things. My youngest son and I started a mini-barn from all re-cycled materials( like the pool house I built year before last. One thing I can do I guess is take some pics and send them along if anyone is interested.

I also have a pinterest page with some of my wood projects that I'll link if Harry says it's okay.

Haven't done anything with either car, not enough poop to get under them and wrench.....yet. But I'll get there. I'm hoping to get one of the bikes in the shop and start a rebuild there. Smaller stuff to handle. I've been helping a buddy build himself a brat-bike and that got me twigged on mine, so we'll see.

Take care y'all.

Randy



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Yo Rando, good to see you posting but sorry to hear of your set back and hope you're on the way to total recovery soon. I haven't turned a wrench in a long time either but my excuse is age, laziness and interest loss. Gotta get motivated tho - some how some way.

Go ahead an post up the link to your stuff, I'm positive that Harry will not object - - - Hell, he can always delete it, if he wants to, right ???? JK Poncho JK

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Wondering the other day why we hadn't heard from you. Those mystery 'bugs' will get you down every time. It sounds like you are on the road to recovery and need to eat more to build back some more meat on your bones.

Poncho - we need to see Randy's projects

Speaking of mystery things, I alluded to an eye problem. Yep and it's worse then I thought but nowhere near as bad as Meller's. It's called ARM or Age Related Macular Degeneration. There are two kinds - wet and dry. And wouldn't ya know it, I have both, but luckily (?) the worst is in my non dominant left eye. Tuesday I get a sharp stick errrr, needle in that bad left eye and at least two more in the next couple of months - along with cataract surgery in the other.

Getting old ain't fun when much of your social life is now spent in a doctor's waiting room but for sure better then the alternativeconfuse



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Welcome back Randy....no problem posting the pics, links or whatever you like

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Thanks fella's. It's woodworking so I'll post a link in that section. Sorry to hear about your eye issues Dave. My Dad had wet macular degeneration. My Mom has dry. Looks like I'll be dealing with that at some point too.

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Iwannagofast wrote:

Thanks fella's. It's woodworking so I'll post a link in that section. Sorry to hear about your eye issues Dave. My Dad had wet macular degeneration. My Mom has dry. Looks like I'll be dealing with that at some point too.


 My wife is going through that now, seems to run in her family, her aunt is basically blind from it, shes about 90

My wife only has it in one eye, has to get a needle in her eye to try and keep it from getting worse. She is more of a computer (Facebook) geek than I am, so is praying that her other eye doesnt get it

 



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poncho62 wrote:
Iwannagofast wrote:

Thanks fella's. It's woodworking so I'll post a link in that section. Sorry to hear about your eye issues Dave. My Dad had wet macular degeneration. My Mom has dry. Looks like I'll be dealing with that at some point too.


 My wife is going through that now, seems to run in her family, her aunt is basically blind from it, shes about 90

My wife only has it in one eye, has to get a needle in her eye to try and keep it from getting worse. She is more of a computer (Facebook) geek than I am, so is praying that her other eye doesnt get it

 


 Gotta say this isn't much fun but hopefully it will get under control and maybe improve with a few injections (or whatever it takes). I don't have much problem during the day but trying to drive at night ain't going to happen very often if this evening was any indicator. Mu wife has her own set of eye problems and doesn't like driving at night so we may not be going out much after dark - not that we did anyhow. My recollection is that my grandmother had this as well but before any treatments were available. As far as my other eye - well I too hope that it stays with the dry version which is, from what little I know so far, a lot more prevalent. It seems I should have been more careful with my pale blue eyes and used sunglasses



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I'm sorry to hear of your eye problem, Dave, they are always disturbing.

That "after dark" thing seems to be as much age related as anything in my experience; eye disorders just exacerbate it, from what I can tell. I don't get along well with all of the lights at night, but my Ophthalmologist tells me my eyes are in good shape, don't even really need glasses but they do seem to help a bit even though my vision is rated 20/20, very mild prescription. It bothers me more emotionally than physically, though, considering that I worked nights off and on for many years, and actually was quite comfortable in the dark; not so much any more.

this gettin' eld just ain't no fun sometimes.

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