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Old 07-29-2020, 09:18 AM   #61
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Sending lots of positive thoughts your way and hope you are back camping and contributing your valuable wisdom and knowledge to the forum in the very near future.
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:49 AM   #62
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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.

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I'm a young guy - first of the baby boom in '48. Went in for a "minor" gallbladder removal last year. Woke up in a different hospital where they told me a mistake had been made and it would take 2 more surgeries to put me back together. That was 18 months ago. Well, they succeeded and last week I went hiking 3 times for about 30 miles and actually managed to catch a respectable number of trout. Yeah, it took a while to get back to "normal" but I had a fishy incentive.

One suggestion: After being gutted like a fish - it hurts. Don't play hero and skimp on the pain meds. Yeah, you might become addicted but a week or two of will power and that will be history. Take them as prescribed and don't do any pull-ups just 'cause you feel good.

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Old 07-29-2020, 10:01 AM   #63
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Old 07-30-2020, 03:45 PM   #65
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Keep the faith, Jim. We're all with you.
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Old 07-30-2020, 05:44 PM   #66
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Best Wishes for success tomorrow. Let me know if you need anything you think I might be able to provide.
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Terry and I are sending good vibes and lots of love your way.
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Old 07-30-2020, 10:42 PM   #69
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:41 PM   #70
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Jim, A long time friend of ours (about your age at the time of the procedure) underwent the Whipple procedure about 5 years ago and is doing very well. Good luck to you as well.

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Are you out of surgery yet. Your many friends are concerned
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:40 AM   #73
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All the best wishes for a fast and successful surgery, followed by a speedy and healthy recovery.
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Dora and I are praying that all goes well. God will take care of you.

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Old 08-03-2020, 08:56 PM   #75
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Jim, I'm just a whippersnapper (1952 model) and I don't often contribute. Haven't felt the need when people like you are so eloquently teaching and providing a keen voice of reason to this forum. I have admired you for being so self possessed. Yes, by all means get your ship in order in case there is a change of command. But remember it is your ship right now. Command.
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Was on the back porch sitting with my morning coffee, watching the hummingbirds feed at the feeder. Plenty of opportunity for several hummers to be feeding there. But, one was particularly aggressive, and kept intensely attacking the other one, until it was driven away.

I keep the Weber baby Q on a table out the back porch with the lid always open. I do that because otherwise it becomes a great place for field mice to create a nest. It’s the rainy season here now and we get brief but windy thunderstorms in the afternoons. So last week I closed the Weber lid.

This morning I was on the porch and I opened the lid. Hadn't used it for awhile so figured I would clean the grill. There, sheltering in place, was a mother mouse and her big mouse nest, with babies.

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Hi Myron
Collected and frozen in empty prescription bottles those mice make a fine attractor in the old standard the “dirt hole set” for coyotes. There is a market for them from professional coyote
control men @ about $15 a gallon. I do not like mice or voles even though they may be a key component of the ecosystem and I trap them out year round.
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