Life is what happens while you make other plans...

CapnJohn

Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
John Lennon said that, he sure was right.

Last June I was involved in a head-on collision (his fault!) and the impact tore ligaments and muscle in my right shoulder. Quite painful, but only if I move or don't move:005:. The damage is severe and will require major surgery and a long time to rehab before I can get back to my normal life. I go in on the 15th of Sept for surgery and at some point I will be moved to a long term health care facility to rehab and heal. They expect that I will be out for 6 to 8+ months and full recovery will take about a year or more. My shoulders are more important to me than most, so this is quite stressful.

I really didn't want to have to air my personal troubles to the world, but some are impatient and don't know why the site is slow to change so I am forced to lay it all out here. Well, I have to put my entire life on hold for 6-8 months. I had to put down my best friend of 15 years, Sahsa (Siberian Husky), My house will be empty with many watchful eyes around. My shop is shut down, I will be out of work, and left with a great deal of the hospital tab to be paid. You see the idiot who hit me did not have insurance.

I am just asking for everyone who sent me additions for the site to be understanding (I still have them all). Once I get well enough, I will have plenty of time to complete some of the projects I have been working on but didn't have the time to complete. This will all be with my left hand too. I am severely right-handed so this will be challenging.

I am not a big fan of sympathy (a Doctor friend once told me if I wanted sympathy, I could find it between sh*t and syphilis and he was right!), but I would appreciate some measure empathy. Most of you are super folks and my life will always be richer for your kindness and friendships.
"Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness-both the ones you have received and the ones you have given-you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter." Dawna Markova
 

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Jack Risley

New Member
On Sep 7, 2008, at 9:39 PM, CapnJohn wrote:


> John Lennon said that, he sure was right.
>
> Last June I was involved in a head-on collision (his fault!) and the
> impact tore ligaments and muscle in my right shoulder. Quite
> painful, but only if I move or don't move. The damage is severe and
> will require major surgery and a long time to rehab before I can get
> back to my normal life. I go in on the 15th of Sept for surgery and
> at some point I will be moved to a long term health care facility to
> rehab and heal. They expect that I will be out for 6 to 8+ months
> and full recovery will take about a year or more. My shoulders are
> more important to me than most, so this is quite stressful.
>
> I really didn't want to have to air my personal troubles to the
> world, but some are impatient and don't know why the site is slow to
> change so I am forced to lay it all out here. Well, I have to put my
> entire life on hold for 6-8 months. I had to put down my best friend
> of 15 years, Sahsa (Siberian Husky), My house will be empty with
> many watchful eyes around. My shop is shut down, I will be out of
> work, and left with a great deal of the hospital tab to be paid. You
> see the idiot who hit me did not have insurance.
>
> I am just asking for everyone who sent me additions for the site to
> be understanding (I still have them all). Once I get well enough, I
> will have plenty of time to complete some of the projects I have
> been working on but didn't have the time to complete. This will all
> be with my left hand too. I am severely right-handed so this will be
> challenging.
>
> I am not a big fan of sympathy (a Doctor friend once told me if I
> wanted sympathy, I could find it between sh*t and syphilis and he
> was right!), but I would appreciate some measure empathy. Most of
> you are super folks and my life will always be richer for your
> kindness and friendships.
> "Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness-both the ones
> you have received and the ones you have given-you can no longer
> believe that what you do does not matter." Dawna Markova
> Attached to this message is Proud Sasha.jpg
>
>
 

webtoes64

Member
John,

God Bless your recovery.

Steve B


----- Original Message -----
From: CapnJohn
To: webtoes64@prodigy.net
Sent: Sunday, September 07, 2008 8:39 PM
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20153] Life is what happens while you make other plans...


John Lennon said that, he sure was right.

Last June I was involved in a head-on collision (his fault!) and the impact tore ligaments and muscle in my right shoulder. Quite painful, but only if I move or don't move. The damage is severe and will require major surgery and a long time to rehab before I can get back to my normal life. I go in on the 15th of Sept for surgery and at some point I will be moved to a long term health care facility to rehab and heal. They expect that I will be out for 6 to 8+ months and full recovery will take about a year or more. My shoulders are more important to me than most, so this is quite stressful.

I really didn't want to have to air my personal troubles to the world, but some are impatient and don't know why the site is slow to change so I am forced to lay it all out here. Well, I have to put my entire life on hold for 6-8 months. I had to put down my best friend of 15 years, Sahsa (Siberian Husky), My house will be empty with many watchful eyes around. My shop is shut down, I will be out of work, and left with a great deal of the hospital tab to be paid. You see the idiot who hit me did not have insurance.

I am just asking for everyone who sent me additions for the site to be understanding (I still have them all). Once I get well enough, I will have plenty of time to complete some of the projects I have been working on but didn't have the time to complete. This will all be with my left hand too. I am severely right-handed so this will be challenging.

I am not a big fan of sympathy (a Doctor friend once told me if I wanted sympathy, I could find it between sh*t and syphilis and he was right!), but I would appreciate some measure empathy. Most of you are super folks and my life will always be richer for your kindness and friendships.
"Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness-both the ones you have received and the ones you have given-you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter." Dawna Markova
Attached to this message is Proud Sasha.jpg
 
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