Marry Christmas to all, a little late

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Blog entry by Occie gilliam posted 05-02-2011 05:59 AM 2537 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just about Christmas 09 I had a doctor’s appointment after the first of the year. The urologist felt the best for me was to have my prostate removed with a full opening
It had gotten to big (14) the biggest he had ever seen. (by the way he did a great job, I now p like a hours.)

They would rather remove it on their own time and not wait and do it in an emergence. This got my attention big time; after a few more test they set the operation for the 21 of June last year. While in the recovery room after the prostate operation I had a heart attack and a month later in the hospital (Mexico) they did a 5x bypass with a lot of complication. (The 5x by pas operation was great success) but i was In and out of hospitals for the last year. The last stay was two month ago.

Now I’m back on top of the world with another 10 or 20 years to play around with.
Life is good and it has given my same time to play. I went into my shop for the first time to do something a couple of days to do something; it had been fourteen since the last time I did this. What joy just to stand and look around and just touch things.

You guys (Lumberjocks) were a big help with what I went through.
I brought up the site every time I got a chance,

Posting was real hard for me, just getting well was all I had straight for,
This is the best web site on the enter net by far.
Love you all
Yes I will start posting, I have a lot to say about this place where I live and a few thing I have made my self. Occie

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#1 posted 05-02-2011 06:38 AM

Welcome back! Glad to hear you are doing well.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 05-02-2011 07:26 AM

hey occie
sounds like you made it

it’s good you got to walk the shop

maybe you need a new router
to get you going again

keep us posted

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-02-2011 07:43 AM

G’day Occie, good to hear from you and glad you are OK after all your problems. Visiting the shop and getting the feel of things will be a great help. Look forward to seeing your posts. Can understand why you didn’t boither with the trees you asked about. Keep well mate and I agree with you about this site.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 05-02-2011 02:54 PM

rocell—-what does this have to do with Occie?

Glad you are back on track Occie

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 05-02-2011 02:56 PM

Occie, your story almost echoes my own. I too am trying to get it together to once again work in my shop. I too found that my fellow LJs have been some of the most supportive friends I have ever known and have helped me through a really difficult and depressing time.
I bet the both of us look forward so much to being able to post a project to show that we are “back in the saddle”, I know I do.
In the meantime, enjoy this community, wonder at the amazing projects and look forward to the day when you have projects to post.
Hang in there, we are here for you.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Occie gilliam

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#6 posted 05-02-2011 07:43 PM

Thank to all my LJ’s friends for your worm replays.

Yes David i wont you to come down, pick a time the weather not so good at your place
let me know the time that’s best for you and i will do the rest.

Roger, i read your bad luck and was very touched, glad you are back your shop.

thanks Randy, it’s very very nice to be back. life is good

thanks Rusty my new friend

Hi Bob, the wood wasn’t that good, but I”M finding more each day that looks promising.
come down some time and let my show you this part of the world.

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#7 posted 05-02-2011 08:31 PM


Good to have you back. Hope things continue to improve and that you get to spend a lot of time doing the things that are important to you.

Have fun and…

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#8 posted 05-02-2011 08:54 PM

It’s good to hear that you are still hear. I missed the post where you told us you needed our prays;-). I will say a pray of thanksgiving for you. I wish you many more years of health; but live each day as if it were your last, it will be a lot more fun that way.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#9 posted 05-03-2011 01:55 AM

Thanks Herb, and i need to hear that a lot, about being careful

thanks Jack i forget, and thanks for the nice words.


-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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#10 posted 05-06-2011 05:37 AM

Glad you are back and happy to hear that you are now out of your problems. You can also get more information about Local Shows , places and much more information

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#11 posted 05-06-2011 04:37 PM

thanks rocellmaniac and welcome to LJ’s the home of the best people on the web


-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you [email protected]

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