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Blog entry by SSMDad posted 05-05-2011 02:25 AM 1238 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m a relative newcomer to woodworking having really only had the opportunity to experience it when I was in high school “shop” class. I remember using the radial arm saw, bandsaw, stationary sander, and especially the lathe which I haven’t purchased yet but would love to have one day.

Yesterday I had to have surgery to repair a torn miniscus in my left knee so all my projects now are just in my head. Today was also my wife’s birthday but I haven’t been able to finish her present because of being on crutches and heavy duty painkillers.

Well..enough for a first blog post. Thanks to those who took the time to read.


-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 03:00 AM

Chris, listen to the Doc’s, and please start Physical Therapy as soon as possible. I’ve had 2 torn meniscus and the 3rd one was sheared from the femur bone (that was 2 months on crutches & no weight on the leg for 7 weeks—rough). I started PT within two days after surgery on the 2nd and 3rd surgeries, and I was so much better than the first, when I started PT a week after surgery.

Good Luck, and the sawdust can wait a couple of weeks.


-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 05-05-2011 09:20 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! In my litany of injuries sustained, I’ve sp far avoided the torn miniscus, but Verna’s suggestion sounds good.

And stick to drawing plans when you’re on the painkillers, but I know I’m constantly going out into the shop without having thought through the plans nearly enough…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#3 posted 05-05-2011 09:39 PM

hope you feel better and welcome to LJ’s :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path [email protected]

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#4 posted 05-05-2011 09:58 PM

Hope you heal well and quickly. welcome to LJs, this is a great place for a tyro to learn from the pros.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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