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    Smile Back from the Sick list.

    After almost 15 months, i am beginning to feel better and only 1% bionic. It started with the repair of a umbilical hernia which went well. The anesthesia Impacted my bladder after testing they informed me my bladder was dead. The nerve was dead requiring a catheter four times a day. This caused UTi`s that kept me on antibiotics. Here is the bionic part. My Dr. sent me to a specialist they tested a enter stym device on me, a pace maker for the bladder. They installed that on December 11th last year. It worked and on December 26th they were going to install a 7 year battery. Instead they found infection and pulled thy the unit. Last week they installed a new one battery included. The the device is working and the incisions are healing. After over a year of feeling lousy and missing all my usual gaming events. I did make it to the Williamsburg Muster last weekend. Our group ran some games that conflicted with all air games. Thank you Stuart for running your WW1 games!

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    WOW. I saw the photos Stuart posted and asked about you. Good to hear from you and things are doing a bit better. Maybe see you at a show this year. Have to check out the GOA maybe.

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    Sounds like you've been through the wringer. Was wondering where you had disappeared to. Hope that is all behind you and you can get back to a normal life again.

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    Hard times, Rich.

    Glad you made it back to the casino.
    Voilą le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    AAcchhh! Richard, that sounds like quite the ordeal. Glad you are back.

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    Good to hear you are on the mend.

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    Glad to hear that you're back

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    That's a whole lot to deal with. Glad things are looking up! (But remember to check your six.)

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    Welcome back

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    Richard glad to see you back and hopefully, fingers crossed, well on the way to good health.

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    You have well and truly been through the mill of late, welcome back Richard

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Thank you one and all. I have not pulled a damage card or chit in over a year. I have been keeping my feet on the ground painting WW2 10mm and playing ACW, AWI and Napoleonic's in 10mm. Our group also painted up 10mm Mexican - American War troops to honor a late member.

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    Welcome back Richard.
    That sounded like a very harrowing 12 months.
    One can only continue to be amazed at what the medical profession can now achieve.

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    15 months! That is one hard road you have travelled my friend. Best wishes for the future and welcome back to the forums and the game.

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    So sorry to hear that you have been put through the mill Richard.
    I am just glad that they have got you sorted out at last.
    Far too many shocks in one week.
    Do take care my dear friend.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Thank you! If you knew where the wires go to on this device, you would be shocked also. I should report them to the Hague!


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    It is good to hear that you are well enough to return to gaming, Richard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard m schwab View Post

    Thank you! If you knew where the wires go to on this device, you would be shocked also. I should report them to the Hague!

    I am astounded!

    Do you mean to tell me that in this day and age of high technology you have not gone wireless?
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I can only hope that you are on the road to a 100% recovery, and that the 'new normal' is close, or exactly like, what you were before the hernia. All the positive vibes I can send are on their way to you.

    Nice to hear you are back in the game, too!
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    sounds like quite an extraordinary ordeal you went through
    But, good to know you allright again ! Welcome back

    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Good to see you're back in the circuit and that you're feeling better Richard

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Good grief - what a medical journey you have been on!

    Great to hear you are doing much better - take care Richard!

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    welcome back! sorry to hear about your medical tribulations. i hope you make a speedy recovery!

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