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THEPLOUGH
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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: Greyhaven]
      #5997148 - 07/29/13 06:59 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

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Geoff, you don't fool around when you hurt yourself, that was some serious accident.I'm sorry about the attempt at misplaced humor in my post earlier. Please take care and get well.
Grey





Don't worry about the humor Grey, it helps to laugh... I just got an image in my head of you dancing around, with the palm sander slowly climbing up your leg...


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Tel
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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #5997838 - 07/30/13 05:17 AM

You certainly don't do things "in half" measures, Geoff, do you ? (Or perhaps you do) ?

Still, remember you're British, so, stiff upper lip and "thumb" up !

Sorry mate, but I just couldn't resist.

Seriously though, you have been through the wars since we met in London those few years ago where I met a guy of great character and humour who since, hasn't had it at all easy and by now, deserves a real span of good luck.

May the operation on your thumb be fully successful !

Best regards,
Tel,

Hey, just an afterthought, if they take that digit off your foot, you'll be able to suck your toe again; for the first time in around, what, 65 years ?


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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: Tel]
      #5997850 - 07/30/13 05:35 AM

Hope all goes well Geoff. Sounds as if you are in good hands. As Tel says, you are due a spell of good luck. I know all here will be pulling for you.


As a follow up to Tel's "toe sucking" it puts me in mind of the little boy who was born without eyelids. The doctor said they could circumcise him and make eyelids with the foreskin. His mother was unsure asking, " would that not make him cockeyed".

Regards. Peter


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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: Peter9]
      #5997953 - 07/30/13 08:23 AM

good luck with your recovery Geoff.

these plastic surgeons make miracles these days with reconstruction


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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: coutleef]
      #5998936 - 07/30/13 06:54 PM

Thirteen years ago I helped extricate a co-worker from a sawmill edging machine. The fellow had gotten his hand caught between a steel plate and a six inch corrugated drive roller. His hand was between those two objects, with the drive roller spinning for approx. one minute.

Today Travis has a fully functioning hand...and it is a testament to the techniques and skill of the surgeons and to the hard work Travis put into his rehab.

Better days await, Sir. Good Luck!


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THEPLOUGH
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Re: Hi, just a short update... [Re: coutleef]
      #5998938 - 07/30/13 06:56 PM Attachment (8 downloads)

Yes Francois, a miracle did take place...

Tell, I still have the sense of humor, AND THE LIP IS VERY STIFF after all the chewing it has taken...

Peter, what can I say other than to thank my lucky stars the skin was from the FOREARM...


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THEPLOUGH
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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #6048427 - 08/27/13 09:17 AM Attachment (8 downloads)

Well just to keep you all in the loop... I have spent further time in Hospital after getting an infection in the bone graft... I am now on two types of antibiotics for a period of six weeks, after which time there will be further surgery to get the new thumb working... I am told another two operations will be needed over the course of two/three months before the hand/thumb can be used to its' full potential, I am now visiting Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary twice a week for dressings, and swabs to keep an eye on the infection... I will keep you updated on the outcome...

Edited by THEPLOUGH (08/27/13 09:18 AM)


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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #6048816 - 08/27/13 01:15 PM

hang in there and good recovery

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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: coutleef]
      #6048891 - 08/27/13 01:48 PM

Thanks for the update, Geoff! I was using my table saw this weekend and thinking of you! You have definitely made me more careful!

Hope you have a full recovery!

-Dan


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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #6049330 - 08/27/13 05:30 PM

Geoff, I wish you a speedy recovery, Infections are serious I'm glad the professionals caught it. Now, take your medicine or no ice cream!
Get Well
Grey


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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #6049441 - 08/27/13 06:46 PM

Geoff, Glad you are making progress and hope you gain full function after the further surgeries

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Tel
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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #6050080 - 08/28/13 05:24 AM

All best wishes, Geoff.

You sure have been through the wars, poor fellah !

It sounds however, as if you're in capable hands and that ultimately, you'll have the use of that thumb back once more. (Use it carefully) !

Continuing to think of you. Let's see you up and running as soon as possible and hopefully, even meet up with you again and the rest of the lads at the next IAS !

Tel

Edited by Tel (08/30/13 03:53 AM)


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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: Tel]
      #6050087 - 08/28/13 05:50 AM

Hang on in there Geoff. Hope everything starts moving in the right direction for you. If anyone deserves it to, you do.

Many thanks for keeping us up to speed.

Take care. Peter


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Skip
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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: Peter9]
      #6052986 - 08/29/13 05:16 PM

Geoff oh Geoff, Good grief. Your back gets better and you lose a thumb. Man, please stay on that infection. We want to see back with an opposable thumb. Here's hoping and praying that you mend and everything gets back to normal. All the best and get well!

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THEPLOUGH
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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: Skip]
      #6507512 - 05/05/14 10:37 AM

Hi guys it's me again... After 8 month things are still no better, I am due for further operations starting on the 15 of this month, not sure what they intend to do this time but a good starting point would be to remove what is there and start again... Once again I will keep you informed as to what is happening ... In the mean time, if you know of anyone wanting to buy a Nexstar 8se put them in touch

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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #6507529 - 05/05/14 10:45 AM

Wow. Really sorry to hear about your lack of progress, and sorry to hear about you selling the 8SE. Scary to think how such a quick slip can change your life! Do keep us informed. Still hoping and praying for a good outcome!

-Dan


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Tel
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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #6507579 - 05/05/14 11:24 AM

Hi Geoff,

In true British spirit and humour, I take that I, (and the rest of the lads), won't be seeing you at the IAS in Leamington this year !

But seriously, my good friend, I do feel for you. You've been through Hell and high water over the past years since we met at the London Astrofest and you deserve much better than this !


Nevertheless, you are a guy, whom I know possesses the courage to withstand all this. I'm only sad that it seems you must give up your hobby. Let's hope though, that it's only temporarily.

Do please keep us in touch with your progress, but next time, Geoff,..... yes, you,..... don't leave it so long !

All my best wishes for the best of speedy recoveries, and also to Jen, whom I'm sure stands by you relentlessly in all this.

Tel and Hilde. (Us "Southerners") !


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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: Tel]
      #6507642 - 05/05/14 11:49 AM

Thanks for the update Geoff. Sorry to hear things are not going too well.

You just hang on in there you hear, we'll all be routing for you.

I hope that smiley means your only joking about selling the 8se. hope that is the case.

Keep in touch.

Regards. Peter.


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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: CelestronDaddy]
      #6507761 - 05/05/14 12:52 PM

Geoff....I just sent you a private message regarding your telescope. If you do not see it there, please let me know asap. I am quite interested.

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CelestronDaddy
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Re: Hi, just a short update... new [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #6507903 - 05/05/14 02:13 PM

Geoff, hang in there friend. Sounds like you have had a really tough time. I can't imagine the pain and anguish this is. I will keep you in my prayers for relief and healing.

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