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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 16, 7:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up I'm back!!!!!!

Rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated.

I'M HOME!!!!!!

What started out 3 weeks ago as a kidney stone removal procedure turned into a pretty severe stroke.

I've spent the last weeks learning to walk. I was fitted today with a $2K carbon fiber lower leg brace to stabilize my left ankle/foot.

Can 'ya say "Run Forrest Run".

Walking small steps now carefully with a cane. Still no movement in the left arm. Speech has improved greatly but still slur my words when tired.
Intense therapy they tell should me bring everything back eventually.

I want to THANK y'all for all the prayers, well wishes, and calls!!!!
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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 16, 7:19 PM
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Congratulations on being alive and back!!! Dang scary time methinks. Hopefully it won't happen again for another 30 or 40 years.

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Great to have you back Bill!!!Guess you won't be flying in to Grand Island this weekend-will save a beer for you for next year!!!Take your time and get well!!!!
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Welcome back Bill

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post #5 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 16, 7:25 PM
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Bill great to have you back. So sorry some how I missed the post your were ill. Very happy to hear your on your way back.

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Great to read your words again and hear a full recovery is likely. You'll be stabbing a clutch pedal or left foot braking again soon.

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post #7 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 16, 8:17 PM
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Bill, good to see you back and in good spirits. Sounds like you are making good progress. Soon this whole deal will be just an unpleasant memory. God speed.
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post #8 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 16, 8:22 PM
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jeeze, what some guys will do to get a few days off......
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post #9 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 16, 8:25 PM
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Damn, it's good to "hear" your voice, Bill!! SO grateful that things are going the right way now. You will conquer this thing and be stronger for it. I know that many of us were praying for your recovery and those prayers have been answered. Look forward to seeing you at some show down the road.

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The PT was what got me going again when I almost died back in '13. I still have problems when I get too tired and this summer I found out I can only work a few hours out in the heat.

Was the stroke thing during the surgery for the kidney?

Good luck with your recovery, work the PTs to death.

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Welcome back Bill! Good to see you posting again and back in the game.

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Glad youre back with us Bill.
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post #13 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 16, 10:12 PM
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How to a kidney stone removal turn into a stroke? I had a kidney stone before which was a horribly experience. Can't imagine what you have been through.
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post #14 of 55 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 16, 10:25 PM
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Good to see you back, Bill. Take care and see you soon!

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Yippee!! Glad to see you back here Bill. Keep up the therapy, and things will improve.

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