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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Still Alive

This will probably be a very quick note. Please understand I am under the influence of a mess of heavy drugs. I am still located on the sixth floor of a major medical center/hospital. This is the first opportunity I've had to connect to the internet, and a mind clear enough to use it.

I want to (thinking here) say 'thank you' to all my dear friends for your outpouring of love and concern for my health. Thank you all for your prayers. They worked.

Long story short, my Sweet Wife saved my life last Friday night, the 27th of January. The surgeon, after a quick glance at my 'wound' told us I had about six hours to live. He told us either allow him to cut, or else. Guess what I said....anyway, luck and my wife were on my side. I'll explain/tell my story later, or not. I'm unsure at the moment.

I'll be here for a while, hopefully not long.

Gotta run, they're here with their whips and chains.

Update: I will post a proper thanks and welcome to my new followers as soon as possible...in the meantime, God bless you and welcome.

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Stephen

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  1. Than k God for your Sweet Wife :)

    Glad to hear you're feeling better.

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    1. She indeed saved my life. She's my angel.

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  2. WOW! Hope your are back on your feet soon!

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    1. Sweet Lady, me too. Trust me. Thank you very much...

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  3. Family can save us in more ways than one. Bless her. Hope you are back writing and laughing soon.

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    1. Brigid, you are so special. Thank you for the kind post. I read it after the fact, and damn near cried. Then I checked my dude membership and the rules didn't allow such...so I sniffed, real hard. All joking aside, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have a friend in me. If ever...well, you know the rest. Duke made a comment about recruiting you for an escape attempt...wear black.

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    2. Tell Duke I'm in. I have a knee brace that will match my Ninja outfit.

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    3. Will do. I bet you're cute as a bug all dressed up and ready to kick ass. Thanks.

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    4. I'll bring the Crisco. Why, I'm not sure. But I will.

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  4. Glad Sweet Wife stepped in, and happy and relieved you are doing better. My thoughts are with you.

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  5. Glad to hear you are on the mend Stephen!!

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    1. Working at it as hard as possible. Thank you, my friend.

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  6. I could say so much, but I am sure you have or will hear it all. Get well soon my friend, Rob In His Bunker

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  7. Sweet Wife saved your life? Now you'll have to fold laundry for the next 50 years.

    You better get better soon. I'm getting sick of having to read the actual news instead of your blog daily.

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    1. Yes, she did. She forced me to the doc's office after I stepped from the shower in her presence...when she recovered from the shock, she screamed. Then, with one of my Glocks in hand and shoved into my back, took me to the sick person place...
      You really read actual news...dadgum, you be smarts.

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    2. Yes we've all been forced to practice true ignorance the last several day in your absence, da news, it gets old quickly! We've missed your enlightenment.

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    3. Even as bad as I feel you just made me laugh....if I possess enlightenment we're all in trouble.

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    1. well expressed....thanks, my friend. (I hear their footsteps in the hallway, excuse me while I try to hide.)

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    1. Now that's a fact. Thank you, John.

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  10. My thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery and with your wife, too. Glad she was there to save your neck. My thoughts are with Little Bit, too. I'm sure she's upset but she'll bounce back when she sees you on the mend.

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    1. Thanks, Mermaid...Little Bit was able to visit last night...the nurses made an exception (I'm in quarantine)and allowed her to just step inside. She had to be held back. 'Nuff said. Since she lives with her parents (some believe she lives with me) they've been a big help in keeping her mind occupied with life's little bits and pieces, not Papa's condition.

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  11. So glad to hear from you, no matter how brief. Odysseus and I have been worried near out of our minds. We're praying for you, your Sweet Wife, and your Little Bit. Get well soon, dear friend.

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    1. HH, I'm typing as fast as possible, which I'm sure, is quite apparent, in order to hold off the horde. They circle, needles at port arms. Anyhow, I felt I needed to say thanks to as many as possible in short order...you folks, well, floored me with the outpouring of love and prayers...I'll never forget it. You two, are special...thank you so very much...

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  12. Stephen I am soooo glad you are doing better. You had better buy your wife something exceptional for Valentines day. I have some coffee beans with you name on them when you get out.

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    1. My friend,trust me, I shall make this, if possible, the best Valentines Day ever for her. Coffee beans, ah, Bubba, you 'da man. Thank you very much.

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  13. I'm very glad to hear that you are... still with us. I prayed for you, as did so many others. Our prayers were answered.

    Keep recovering! We will be here for you.

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    1. North, my friend, so am I. Thank you for you prayers, and yes it seems the Good Lord deemed necessary to keep me around for at least a few more months. God bless.

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  14. Get well and back at it soon Stephen. Mornings aren't the same without your posts. I'm praying for you. Don

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    1. Don, thank you very much, it means the world to me. Thank for the prayers...and God bless.

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  15. Nice to see you posting. Do what the docs tell you. You'll get out faster.

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    1. I'm working hard at it...I don't cheat either, much. Thanks, my friend.

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  16. Our thoughst and concern go out to you and your loving wife and especially to that precious joy in you life, Little Bit.

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    1. Thank you, Dean. Little Bit thanks you too.

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  17. Thank Goodness! You need to quit scaring us like that!
    Now listen to the doctors and your very smart wife so you can back on your feet double quick!

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    1. Lamb, Sweet Lady, I will try my best. My poor wife has cried a river of tears. It hurts me to see her in such a condition. Of course for the first few days I wasn't aware she was scared to death. Thanks, again.

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  18. Stephen, don't worry about replying to this until you get to feeling better.

    It's amazed HH and myself just how much you can become concerned for someone who we haven't actually met. Focus on healing and for %&*^$#%#&^%#%$ sake take care of yourself, your sweet wife needs you, your blog friends need you, and Little-bit needs you(given your recent posts about conversations with her HH and I really had our hearts in our throats at the thought of her reaction should you pass).

    I think next time at the boars nest it's time to pass the hat and go rent some power equipment.

    I can't say how much of a relief it is to see you post again.

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    1. I agree, my friend. Thank you so much...and it's true we've made some close friendships over the last few months and it's awful hard not to feel concern for others when they're down. God bless...

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  19. It's nice that you have a wife that's every bit as stubborn as you, and has the ability to make you take care of yourself. If something like this comes up again, remember, what would you do if it were Little Bit with the problem? You have to take care of yourself if you're going to be able to take care of her.

    Best wishes, I hope you're out of durance vile soon.

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    1. Oh, yes, she's stubborn. She walked into this building and took charge. She's a force to be reckoned with indeed. And an angel too. These nurses love her, the doctors respect and I think, fear her a bit too. Thank you and don't be a stranger.

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  20. Very happy to hear you're getting better. If it's what I think it was, you are indeed a very fortunate man.

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    1. Gangrene, pure and simple. You're correct, I am lucky and quite thankful for my life. Thank you for the comment.

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  21. So glad to "hear" from you! You have had many prayer warriors busy my friend. Let this be a lesson to all you fella's to always listen to your wives! ;o)
    Looking forward to getting you back on your feet, I miss my daily Lil Bit fix!
    Continuing to pray for your comfort and healing,
    Shar

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    1. Sweet Lady, I listen, now. Of course she wasn't aware I was injured. Then, I stepped from the shower. She darn near fainted. You know what - I miss my Little Bit too. Thanks, for everything, and the prayers.

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  22. God Bless you and yours Stephen!

    There really are a lot of Guardian Angels in your family!

    Now, get well, fully recover, and get back to your angel post.

    Prayers continue to stream for your healing!

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  23. Glad you're on the mend, Stephen. It is not good to ignore the little things until they are big things and always heed the wife ...especially when she's armed!

    God speed your recovery. You are missed in the blogosphere and I am sure you are missed at home as well!

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    1. Thank you, Sweet Lady. Yes, I too missed the blogging and my friends, and the information and entertainment it provides. I miss to the smell of fresh air and my family. These creatures kept me unconscious for most of the first two days, now, just drugged and I don't like it. I'd make an awful drug addict.

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  24. Glad to hear from you - Duke's been doing a good job keeping us updated. I'll keep praying.

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    1. My buddy Duke...what can I say...he's my friend. As are you. Thank you for your prayers, Sweet Lady.

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  25. Continuing to pray for you and your whole family, until you're home & well again.

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    1. Thank you, my friend. I hope they allow me to return home soon, even if the nurses await when I arrive. God bless you and yours.

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  26. dear sweet friend...oh what a relief to hear from you. we have Sweet Wife and Little Bit in our prayers, no worries there. you just focus on getting better. and you should probably do it soon. otherwise you might have a thousand new comments here to respond to. and that will most definitely tire you out!

    my friend, your blog friends have kept your six. now you need to just focus on getting better okay?

    all of our best to you, my dear.

    your friends,
    kymber and jambaloney

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    1. kymber, it seems a mere 'thanks' isn't half enough for you. You are a light. I'm fully aware how much you've had my six, and I do so appreciate it. I will go home less than what I was when I arrived. They've cut away some of me, but what remains is truly happy to be here. All my love.

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  27. I've been praying for a speedy recovery. Get well soon.

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    1. Many thanks, my good friend. God bless.

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  28. Hey buddy ole pal, just to let you know, I voted 6 times under your name today......just saying in case they ask it won't be my butt going to jail. You know me always looking out for you.

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    1. Ah, Bubba, you are such a nice friend. Bring bail.

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  29. Stephen, I finally got things figured out on how to become a follower of your blog...(actually the daughter having the pregnancy issues and her family have moved in so we can take care of the whole clan...she set me up with necessary requirements and Wha-La!! I'm on!) So having followed you for many months, I knew something serious was happening when you did not acknowledge a new friend. (No guilt here! I've just been very observant!)Mentioned it to the hubby and we immediately decided to include you in our prayers for little Sebastian and others who are sick. I agree with Odysseus, its amazing how quickly feelings and concern can develop for some people you have never even met. You had us worried sick. so please..don't push the health issue. Your wife, Little Bit and your readers need your wit, humor, insight, and presence. Little Bit seems to have had a bit of a preminition..all the questions about you, heaven, dying. Maybe it wasn't so much about her needs as yours. You know what they saw..."out of the mouths of babes" Pay attention! and take care of yourself! You're in our prayers.

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    1. Thank you very much...you've a nice daughter. Bless her. I'm happy to have you as an official follower. Welcome. I will post a proper thanks and welcome post soon. I promise. Please be patient. Yes, Little Bit is spooky like that...I will try and take care of myself, and thank you very much for the prayers...they are welcome.

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  30. Pantoea agglomerans. You dodged a mighty big bullet my friend. The plant thorns can be deadly.

    Glad you are still with us.

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    1. Brigid, ugly stuff, indeed. Had over six punctures, one, it just would not heal. Within four days it had spread from my upper inside left leg to just above my groin to my lower belly...I glad to be with you still too. God bless you, my sweet friend.

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  31. Hope you are well. Life throws us some wicked stuff at times

    Dan

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  32. Thank you, Dan. Yes, indeed, 'ole life can be a mean little booger at times.

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