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Old 07-28-2020, 03:41 PM   #41
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Ach, Jim, what a daunting prospect. Thank you for letting us know -
Sending such good wishes and love your way, from your New Hampshire co-Escape side-kick.

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Old 07-28-2020, 04:21 PM   #42
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Hope the surgery goes well.
Prayers for a quick recovery.

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Old 07-28-2020, 04:50 PM   #43
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Yikes! Best wishes for a great outcome.
Losing weight puts one at much greater risk of becoming thin.
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Old 07-28-2020, 04:53 PM   #44
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Many thoughts and prayers are with you and looking forward to seeing your posts of advice and encouragement return soon best wishes

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Old 07-28-2020, 04:57 PM   #45
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be well!

Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Friday is "D" day. I'm scheduled for a 6-8 hour procedure called "Whipple" where the pancreas, gall bladder and stomach are more or less taken out and then reconfigured when reinstalled, a major overhaul. Everyone I have encountered are amazed at the lack of prior medical records due to this being the first. I will not be on line for awhile, so everyone stay safe and be good.
Here is some reading on the procedure....
So very sorry to hear of your upcoming procedure.
Wishing the very best of outcomes and hope you get healthy enough to have the virus become your major concern again.
You are one of the most helpful and sharing members of this forum and your opinions carry a lot of weight around here.
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Old 07-28-2020, 04:57 PM   #46
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Wow, hang in there Jim, sending positive thoughts your way and eagerly awaiting a positive report on the other side of this. Hope your doctors treat you like an Escape trailer....take a bunch of stuff out, do some mods, and put it back together better than ever!
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Old 07-28-2020, 05:04 PM   #47
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I just now read this thread. Off line for 10 days put me behind. Jim, you have a lot of things you want to do ahead of you in life. Keep an eye on those goals. I second others in saying, do what your doctor tells you to do. Heal quickly and gracefully. We'll keep the light on for you.
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Old 07-28-2020, 05:27 PM   #48
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I am new to this forum. I have an older great 31’ Airstream, but at 73 it’s just to much. My wife and an I would love a 21’ Escape. Hope to get one stateside if possible next year.
I know no one here but we are praying and wish you well. Hopefully we can meet one day one the trail.
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Old 07-28-2020, 05:28 PM   #49
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Best of luck Jim.
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Old 07-28-2020, 05:33 PM   #50
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Hang in there Jim, We are all with you in our thoughts and prayers. Your Escape is waiting to hit the road for your next adventure when you're feeling better.
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Old 07-28-2020, 06:12 PM   #51
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Happy Thoughts and Prayers


Just saw this and appreciate you sharing. Dee and I send our happy thoughts and prayers to you, hoping for a successful operation and speedy recovery.
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Old 07-28-2020, 06:27 PM   #52
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Will be thinking of you Jim. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Old 07-28-2020, 06:33 PM   #53
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Jim, You don't know me...other than I'm an Escape 19 owner. I'm 62 and fairly active and I too have not had major health issues, other than high cholesterol that my doctor wants me to take drugs for...that I refuse. This week, I completed a 88 mile backpack trip through the Wind Rivers in Wyoming. At a lake in the middle of nowhere to some (to me it was at a beautiful place), on day 5, there was this saying laid out in pine needles on a sand beach.... "Enjoy Life" It really hit my nerve given the circumstances. I wish you the best as you sort things out.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:08 PM   #54
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Hi Jim,
Sorry to hear about your health issues. I have learned much from your posts and opinions. You have interesting and humorous outlooks on everything from camper issues to isolation cooking. We were really looking forward to meeting you at a rally sometime in the future, so you are hereby ordered to recover speedily so when we all get back to camping we can make your acquaintance!
You are in out thoughts and prayers until we hear of your complete recovery
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:25 PM   #55
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Oiy vay.....Jim ....we're there with you......keep positive ....
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:30 PM   #56
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Best Wishes, Take care...
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:36 PM   #57
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Best wishes Jim for a quick recovery.
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:40 PM   #58
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Jim, wishing you a quick, healthy recovery following your surgery. Keep positive, continue your sense of humor, and of course planning future camping excursions. I have always enjoyed your posts on this forum and learned a lot from you, and I'm sure there will be many more to come in the future. Take care and all the best to you and your family!
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Old 07-28-2020, 09:54 PM   #59
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Sending prayers your way for a successful and speedy recovery, Jim
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Old 07-29-2020, 08:54 AM   #60
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Good luck with your surgery and wish you a speedy recovery!


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