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Old 16 January 2018, 08:23 PM   #1
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Update... And apologies....

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I thought I would take a minute and update those of you who have been so kind to send your best wishes to me and to just give you all an update... and an apology. I hope this is the right forum to do this as I seem to spend the most of my time conversing here. If not, moderators, please feel free to move this to the place you deem most fit.

As many will remember, I had hip replacement surgery last March (2017) that didn't go well. Two weeks afterward it broke out of my femur and I had to go into an emergency surgery to have it put back together with some radiator clamps.

A couple weeks later I began to have some weird nerve issues. To make a short story out of it, I have been laid up since May until now. Not able to go out to the post office or to Sonic! Tragedy of tragedies!

Then in September, my youngest daughter developed an especially virulent strain of cancer. This is very, very bad stuff. I already lost my son and don't want to go through anything like that again. It metastasized to her lungs in a matter of 2 weeks. Needless to say, it has been a blender of turbulence for the last several months and I felt I needed to explain to you all that have been so kind in sending PMs, but haven't received a response from me. I do try to take a few minutes every couple of days to get my mind off of things and post generally, but not personally.

I want to apologize to all of you that have been contacting me, but I have been slow or non-existent in returning your correspondence.

To bring things up to date:

I am scheduled to go back into surgery this February 7th for more surgery, but may put it off due to all of the issues we are facing.

I just want you all to know how much I value your prayers and wishes. It has been a really tough year, but the one thing I know is that I do NOT sit on the throne of my life. There is a loving Savior in heaven that has the hairs of my head numbered (not to big of a deal as I am almost bald... hehehe) and He never slumbers or sleeps. And because of His presence I don't have to stew in my own juices. He is wonderful and ever present with me. Ever faithful and an ever present help in our time of need.

Thank you again guys. I wish I could name you all, but especially Jim (jar), Form (Formulansx), Juantxo, Lion (Leo).... Again...I wish I could name you all, but just know you are all wonderful and remembered in my book!

And again I do feel very badly about not spending more time keeping in contact. Hopefully things will turn in the near future and it will all be back to normal. And we can all salivate together of the pens we love!

Have a great week!

Richard
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Old 16 January 2018, 08:59 PM   #2
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Richard - I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Wish you the very best for a speedy recovery after the surgery. God bless.
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Old 16 January 2018, 09:17 PM   #3
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Hey Richard i am a secret fan of your posts and threads. I hope and wish you and your family enjoy great health and that 2018 is the year that everything gets better. Prayers and love sent!
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Old 16 January 2018, 09:48 PM   #4
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Keep on keeping on. Prayers are a given.
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Old 16 January 2018, 10:14 PM   #5
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Richard, stay strong! I will pray for your daughter. I think we can all agree this is a solid bunch on this site. We all genuinely care when someone goes thru something like this. I have to have my hip replaced too very soon.
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Old 16 January 2018, 10:18 PM   #6
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Best wishes for you and your family Richard

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Old 16 January 2018, 10:39 PM   #7
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Thank you for sharing this with us Richard. It certainly puts everything in it's proper place. Please remain strong as you are. Wishing you the best.
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Old 17 January 2018, 03:14 AM   #8
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Richard I dont post much I always check for your wonderful posts and photos.
Godspeed to you and your family and really hope for good health soon for all of you.
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Old 17 January 2018, 01:32 PM   #9
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Thank you again all!

Hpozzuoli said " I think we can all agree this is a solid bunch on this site." I completely agree and have to say that I haven't posted this personal information on any other forum I am part of. It is here that I know people the best and have developed what I consider some genuine friendships.

I appreciate your considerations and prayers. You are the BEST in my book!
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Old 18 January 2018, 02:16 AM   #10
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Stay strong Richard. Get well soon.
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Old 18 January 2018, 11:06 AM   #11
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Richard thanks for the update. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers brother.
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Old 18 January 2018, 12:24 PM   #12
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Stay strong!!!! You will never be given more than you can handle. I will pray for you and your daughter and your whole family.


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Old 19 January 2018, 10:17 AM   #13
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Thank you all! What more can I say.

Just thank you!
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Old 3 March 2018, 01:39 AM   #14
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Quick update...

My daughter is doing better and I am going into surgery on April 20th. After that I only have one more to go and I will be running circles around JAR (Jim) and the rest of you!!!

Thank you all again for your prayers and PMs!

People say you can't really make friends online with people you haven't met in person. I say that is hogwash!

I sincerely and deeply value you all! And thank you again from the depths of my soul.

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Old 3 March 2018, 08:08 AM   #15
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Quick update...

My daughter is doing better and I am going into surgery on April 20th. After that I only have one more to go and I will be running circles around JAR (Jim) and the rest of you!!!

Thank you all again for your prayers and PMs!

People say you can't really make friends online with people you haven't met in person. I say that is hogwash!

I sincerely and deeply value you all! And thank you again from the depths of my soul.

Richard
Glad daughter is doing better and since I am ancient and deeply rooted I am often the perfect thing to run around. Fortunately today's youth no longer carry pocketknives so the heart and arrow carvings have stopped.
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Old 5 March 2018, 01:21 PM   #16
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Prayers up for you and your daughter. If you have questions about your pre/post op hip recovery pm me. (Doctor of Physical Therapy)
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Old 7 March 2018, 09:52 AM   #17
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Prayers up for you and your daughter. If you have questions about your pre/post op hip recovery pm me. (Doctor of Physical Therapy)
Thank you!

My surgery is in April is for the replacement of my right knee. Hopefully it will all go better than the hip replacement did!

Thanks again for the offer. And I will chime in should I need to. Very sincerely appreciated!!!

You are what makes the TRF forum so great!
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Old 7 March 2018, 10:51 AM   #18
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Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Bisquitlips will be that man. Better than he was before. Better... stronger... faster.
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Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Bisquitlips will be that man. Better than he was before. Better... stronger... faster.
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