Sorry for my absence ... life has thrown a few curves.

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  1. PRO PHOTOG

    PRO PHOTOG Well-Known Member

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    Life is a mixed Blessing and recently minke has been a mix.

    I have torn my meniscus in my right knee again. More severe than the last time. I have a consultation with a surgeon on the 25th.

    I had a physical and my liver enzymes are 5-6 times normal. I have a fatty liver due to my obesity. So I just had a fibroscan an my liver to see how bad it is. I should have results later next week.

    Then while hiking to a few waterfalls a month ago I was getting short of breath. This plus the elevated liver enzymes led to having an echocardiogram of my heart a few days ago. I received a call tardy telling me my heart is fine. PRAISE THE LORD!

    While out checking on our new hose we are building I decided to check on the roof of our safe room. I grabbed a ladder that was off to the side and decided to climb up and inspect it myself. As I'm reaching over the top of the rafters the ladder collapses and I start to fall. I catch myself with my left hand and right wrist on the rafters. (I had my cell phone in my right hand.) I hand there long enough to make sure when I drop down I won't land on the ladder. Fortunately it was only about an 18-20 inch drop to the floor. Being 6'4" has its advantages. LOL dropping 10' wouldn't have been fun. Result ... sever wrist sprain on my right wrist. The ladder I used was setting off to the side for a reason. It had a bent leg and was being no discarded. So much for me being an observant photographer!

    Other good news is our new house is coming along nicely; safe room, roof, shingles, windows, doors, and furnace are all in. We are waiting on pluming fixtures to come in, but things are moving along.

    I have my brother in law in town and my in laws due in a few days so I may not be on much, but hopefully I'll be back on more soon.

    I miss all of you more than you know!
     
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    against the wind Well-Known Member

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    Yep, lots of curveballs come when you're in the batter's box that we call life. The house sounds like it is coming along nicely. I hope all goes well with the health problems. Time to put down the cheesecake. Boy oh boy, I do love cheesecake.
     
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    You and me both brother!
     
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    Praying for you. Sounds like you have your plate full for now. Lights are always on here. Halls get kind of scary at night though sometimes.
     
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    Thanks Dave!
     
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    Wishing you nothing but the best .................
     
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    Things will smooth out buddy, hang in there. Congrats on the new house.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your recent misfortunes.
    Our thoughts and best wishes go out to you, for a quick recovery.
    Although it's good to hear the home is coming along nicely.
    I look forward to seeing ya back on regular soon.
    Take care and don't run quickly up a ladder again.

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    Life does have the habit of knocking the props out from under a person for sure. You are in my prayers for sure, and I feel things will turn around to the positive side for you real soon. Hang tough there my friend.
     
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    ProPho, I'm sorry to hear of your few setbacks, but you'll spring back in no time. Take care of yourself and you'll be back soon. Glad to hear things are going well on the new house. God's Speed to you and your family.
     
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    Thank you all so much! I feel like I'm back home among family. :love:
     
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    Hopefully things will get better. It is good to have you back. Please hang in there.
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    You need to take it easy for a while, and then "bounce back".
     
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    At least your heart and head are in the right place. :D
     
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    Ouch !! Sorry to hear about the health woes Dave.....i know how you feel...last year I tore the meniscus in my right knee...had surgery and still in physical therapy for that....a lot of time lost MD'n....now, I experienced a severe pulled muscle in my lower back at work....i feel like I did in the winter, going through serious withdrawal diggin in the dirt....as I wright this...i am applying a heat pad to the effected muscle in my back....getting old stinks....lol
     
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