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Posted December 18, 2014 - 11:53 PM

Today was just morning milking & afternoon feeding here on the farm.  The rest of the day was spent at my surgeon's office, and picking up some Christmas items before time runs out.  

  Doc has me scheduled for 12/29 to remove the arterial filter via my neck's jugular vein.  Hmmm...just saying "jugular" gives me the willies!   Oh well, it's routine for him, so doesn't matter what I think.  I do like my surgeon very much.  Very personable & has a good sense of humor.  Before that, on the 18th, I have a breathing test at the hospital to test my lung performance, which I think is fine at this point.

 My only real complaint at this point is the arthritic pain that really affects my output.  But I do have to stop my blood thinner 3 days ahead of surgery, and that isn't a good feeling, but a must for messing around my jugular! 

 

I don't know if you missed your appointment or not, but today is the 18th of December. I will be PRAYING for you on the 29th, outpatient or not, it's still surgery.


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 05:17 AM

Praying all goes well for your surgery, Daniel.
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Posted December 19, 2014 - 07:26 AM

Keeping you in our thoughts here too.
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Posted December 19, 2014 - 07:56 AM

I'm always thinking about you and Brian, Daniel. Good to see you getting a few things taken care of, Hope you can get the shop closed up before long. Like to see you using it! If I could afford it, I'd come up and help get that gable closed in!


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 08:33 AM

I don't know if you missed your appointment or not, but today is the 18th of December. I will be PRAYING for you on the 29th, outpatient or not, it's still surgery.

 

Duh, brain fart there.  Breathing test is on the 26th!  :smilewink:


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 08:36 AM

Got the cows milked.  I'll go staple up some double bubble after a bite of breakfast.  Later we'll screw on some tin.


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Been kicking my butt after milking finishing up this end wall of siding.  The only problem I've encountered is that it's also kicking MY butt!  :D   Did most of it by myself while Josh tended other stuff.  There are just 2 rows of screws to put in yet.

 

Yesterday:

 

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Noon today:

 

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Posted December 19, 2014 - 01:02 PM

I will cut your jugular at a reduced rate.  I have had varied results with my survival rate, though.

 

 

 

 

Shop is looking good.


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 02:20 PM

Shop looks great Daniel! I don't think Willie has the right tools to fish out the filter.


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 02:45 PM

Shop looks great Daniel! I don't think Willie has the right tools to fish out the filter.

Yes I do. I have a pocket knife, a coathanger, and a soldering iron. I think that would about cover it.


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 03:17 PM

I will cut your jugular at a reduced rate.  I have had varied results with my survival rate, though.

 

 

 

 

Shop is looking good.

 

 

Shop looks great Daniel! I don't think Willie has the right tools to fish out the filter.

 

 

Yes I do. I have a pocket knife, a coathanger, and a soldering iron. I think that would about cover it.

 

 

Ummm.....I would take you up on that Willie, but being my deductible has been met, and it won't cost me a dime more, I'll opt for the hospital & registered surgeon.  Just to save you the long drive up here.   :smilewink:


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 03:22 PM

I just hit my wall physically for the moment, so came in for some coffee before milking time at 4:30.  That gives me an hour break.

  I got all the interior white metal unloaded onto the shop floor with the MF1655D.  Trailer is all ready to take back to Mid South metals on Tuesday, when he'll have some trim pieces waiting for me.  Josh is off tomorrow, so I'll be whipped tonight & tomorrow night.  But it's great seeing the building begin to look like a shop.  Once I get the trim pieces Tuesday, I can finish trimming the 2 garage door openings, then call my garage door guy so he can get those installed.  Then it'll really take shape!


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 03:26 PM

Just don't push too hard, Daniel! Hope tomorrow goes smoothly for ya!


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 09:32 AM

I just wish I felt up to working on a GT.  By end of the work day, not enough of me left, and on days off, I need to rest as much as possible.  There are a lot of things I could do, but the farm shop is full till I get the new shop going, and my little shop is such a mess it will take a day or 2 just to make that space available.

  I'm thinking about putting together a pair of discs to make a single gang that will disc out tracks over 48" wide.  May not do it, but thinking about it.

  I know I'm expecting way too much as far as getting back to normal this soon, but I've never dealt with anything like this in my life, so I'm a bit anxious.  All in due time I guess.  Today I have a family Christmas event, so no time for shop stuff anyway.  


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Posted December 21, 2014 - 09:36 AM

Make your plans for the GT stuff. You'll be back to full strength before long and want something to do! Just hang in there for now and do what you must! We'll try to post bunches here for you to read and get a little fix going!


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