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    Geriatric Anomaly progeezer's Avatar
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    PROGEEZER Take 2

    I am once again humbled and overwhelmed by the concern from all of my friends on PE!

    Here's the official long-overdue update:

    Any of you who saw me at Progday knew I had a pretty bad wound on my right shin from just another stupid old man blunder. I told everyone that this would be my ProgDay swansong due to a litany of non life-threatening crap that was simply catching up to me at 74.

    At one of my bi-weekly outpatient appts. to have the wound cleaned and re-wrapped on Oct 22nd, the wound specialist told me that it looked like part of the wound was infected and they should have the ER Trauma docs look at it. It didn't take them more than 10 minutes to admit me as an inpatient and start IV antibiotics that were coursing through my veins for over a week. The following week was spent at an acute care therapy facility where I had physical & occupational therapy.

    All of this happened so f*****g fast that I didn't even have a change of clothes or underwear, much less my PC.

    When I subsequently found out that if my wound specialist hadn't insisted that I be examined further there was a possibility of losing the leg, she instantly became my Saint Amanda..

    Now for the (afaic) happy ending.....I was released today after 2 weeks and have been home for a few hours. I'm plodding through e-mails, voice mails (didn't even want my cell phone while I was drugged out & slowly healing) and a shit ton of snail mail as well.

    The biggest difference now is once I start going out again next week, I will be using a cane. I don't need it while at home fortunately, but using a cane beats the hell out of losing a leg!

    I truly cannot thank you all enough for your love and concern.

    As the Mexican bandit tells Bogart & Walter Huston in "Treasure of Sierra Madre" (paraphrasing), "I don' need no stinkin' Facebook, you friends are more than enough for me".

    Love you all,

    Geeze
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    Great news, and I too was concerned.....you're a fixture here, man, though we've not met. Take it easy.
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    Glad you're feeling better Hopalong!
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    Great to hear that you're alive and kicking! You should get yourself a pimp cane, just because.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    You should get yourself a pimp cane, just because.
    Pimp cane? BE PRACTICAL!! : He should get a FLASK cane!!

    Lotsa love, Steve; I'm really enjoying the book you gave me care of John B!
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    Welcome back, Geeze! This place wasn't the same without you.

    Glad to hear things turned out a lot better than they could have, and that you're back in the comfort of home again.

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    Like (or rather unlike) Johnny Winter, glad to hear you are still alive and well. We worried about you.
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    If you go to the window & look out in the direction of Newburyport, MA, you'll spot a reddish glow. Yup, that's all of the novena candles wishing you good health. I feel a bit superstitious about blowing them out but the airlines have been complaining about the blinding light on the approach to Logan.


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    Glad to have you back Steve, I was beginning to feel like the old man on PE
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    Glad you’re back home, Steve. Sounds like you need some fried cheese curds and a turtle sundae from Michael’s!

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    Geezer,

    Leslie West called. He wants your leg, and whichever arm you're least fond of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Geezer,

    Leslie West called. He wants your leg, and whichever arm you're least fond of.
    I hope you're proud of yourself for making an old man aspirate his iced tea, Robert!
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    Glad to hear you are on the mend.
    I have seen wounds go from ugly to deadly before and there is no time for second guessing.
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    It's great to hear you're okay, Geez. Just in time for the Packers game this weekend!


    Quote Originally Posted by adap2it View Post
    Glad to have you back Steve, I was beginning to feel like the old man on PE
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    Great to hear you are on the mend Steve, take care of yourself, but walking with a cane is a dandy thing to do, with your hat tipped at the correct raffish angle!

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    I experienced the wonders of antibiotic treatment myself (ok, not an STD ) by getting attacked by 5 ticks last spring. Good thing I jumped on it fast, because Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be devastating. Geez you have my empathy, nice to have you back
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    Glad you're back in action Steve! Great to have you back to PE land. I'm just wondering if you've floated hundreds and hundreds of word associations during your hospital staff.
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    I didn't even know there was such a thing as a "wound specialist" until a few weeks ago when my step-mom went through something similar (though not so extreme). Nothing to be trifled with. Glad you're pulling through!
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    You guys are buying this crap??

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    Congrats on keeping the leg. My vote is for a sword cane, because you never know when you'll need one.

    Just curious, when can you go back to consuming combustibles?
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    First I've heard of this.

    I'm glad you're okay, Geeze, even though you're a Wisconsin fan.
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    I'm so happy to hear that you are home and still mobile. Sadly, I guess this eliminates any possibility of ever seeing your
    interpretive dance version of Supper's Ready.

    I also second Jerjo. A sword cane it MUST be!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    You guys are buying this crap??

    LoL

    Welcome home Geeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Congrats on keeping the leg. My vote is for a sword cane, because you never know when you'll need one.
    This is da 'geezer we are talkin' 'bout! His cane needs to be one long joint.

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