I don't feel Bionic

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Blog entry by Karson posted 05-28-2009 11:27 PM 1754 reads 0 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’m back home, but I don’t feel very Bionic. The surgery went fine. it took about 75 minutes. I was asleep the whole time (At least I don’t remember anything)

The pain wasn’t bad, I’ve taken myself off pain relievers after 1 day. I had a dull pressure pain, not a sharp one. There is not any real pain as of now. It’s a little sensitive to the touch (So don’t touch it)

No showers for 7 days, but I guess I won’t be running any marathons now either.

While I was stuck with eating hospital food, my wife took our two sons out to eat at a steak house. Then David called to rub it in. Payback will come.

I been reading all of my e-mails and I appreciate all of the comments and concerns that everyone expressed. I thank you for your prayers. The Master Craftsman did a great job.

Jockmike2 called me on my cell phone before I got home. I thank you Mike for your calls and prayers.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 11:31 PM

Welcome back! :o)

don’t forget to wax and buff with 0000 wool once a day for the first week for a showroom shine.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 05-28-2009 11:41 PM

Hey Karson
I’m so glad things went well. So now it’s time to chill for a while and visit with the gang on Ljs. Have a speedy recovery.

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#3 posted 05-28-2009 11:47 PM

welcome back :) I’m glad it went fast, smooth, and relatively painless.
I can’t wait to hear the payback story. Oh David—Dad has lots of time to sit and plan for revenge!

Take it easy and enjoy the down time as best you can!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 05-28-2009 11:52 PM

Glad to hear that all went well for you Karson. Take it easy and start planning what you are going to do with all that wood in your shop…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 05-28-2009 11:54 PM

Good to hear you’re out and about. And if you’re not taking a shower for 7 days, then it’s probably a good idea not to run a marathon. I’m sure those close to you will appreciate it. ;-)

-- Working at Woodworking

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 12:01 AM

Karson we are all glad you a back home safe and sound.

-- Billp

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 12:08 AM

Glad to see you back. I’ll try and get out there soon. I owe you lunch, maybe a steak?

David, you must always remember old age and treachery will always overcome youth and exuberance. :-)

Take care, you’ll be back in the shop in no time.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 12:09 AM

So glad you are feeling OK and that things went well. Hope your recovery is swift and without complications!

Lew and Mimi

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 05-29-2009 12:17 AM

Good to have you back with us buddy. Lots of sawdust to make yet. I have one of those bionic implants laying around in my office here someplace and one of these days I want to cut it open just to see what it has inside of it. :) Inquiring minds want to know. But nothing would be the same without your writing to us and showing us what you are doing. So stay well my firiend and I guess prayers work fine. Bye for now.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#10 posted 05-29-2009 12:22 AM

Welcome back Karson. Hope your back making sawdust soon.

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#11 posted 05-29-2009 12:28 AM

WOOT….was thinking about you…who said we cant care about people in cyberspace??? Bionic or not!!! Seriously…so glad you are recovering…keep us updated…

I think the kids need to do all the extra chores to pay for those steaks…and now its your turn on the awesome new deck you built last year…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 05-29-2009 12:34 AM

Good deal Karson! Hope you get back into the shop having fun soon!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 05-29-2009 12:59 AM

Hey Karson,
I am an RN in the operating room, and I like to think of pacemakers as more of an engine governor. Time to reign control over your Maserati. Glad you did well, my mom had one put in a few years ago and she forgets she has it. Good you had this problem taken care of. Sounds too from your explanation of how it is placed that you had a great surgeon, willing to tell you how it all works. Feel better soon,


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#14 posted 05-29-2009 01:00 AM


Hi there. Sorry to hear you needed the pacemaker, thank goodness we live in a time where the technology is available! Sounds like you’re proof it’s tough to keep a good man down. Lay low for week, read some woodworking magazines and enjoy the time off. There will be plenty of time for more posts and projects later. Take care! See you at the next picnic! Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#15 posted 05-29-2009 01:05 AM

Glad to hear everything went well! Looking forward to your first bionic project! Hope you feel well soon.

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