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Blog entry by gene posted 06-03-2008 05:02 AM 1331 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi! everyone, I just wanted to give you an update, on how the prayers and the medicines are working. The surgeon that put me on the medication to expand the arteries and blood vessels in my legs wanted me to start walking as far as possible once a week. To get an idea as to how the medication is working. The first day that I started on the medication, I could make it one and two thirds trips at a fast pace, the length of my driveway before my legs just hurt so bad, I could hardly walk. One week later, I made it four trips, I could have done more but the wife said that we had to leave to go somewhere. I feel better at this time than I have in about 15 years. The feeling is fantastic. Please continue to hold me in your prayers as I will be doing the same for you. As for the shop. I started packing it up in a pod for the up coming move. The new house is almost completed.
They are going to build me a 24’X 28’ shop. Just waiting on the surveyors to show up. Don’t want to build to close to the property line. When they get ready to start, I will take some photos and share them with all of you, here at LumberJocks. I told my wife that I was going to make this shop functual and not spend a lot of time setting up a layout such as the one I have now. I would be dead before it could be completed. (LOL)
God bless all of you that have been praying for me and all who have shown their concern.

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#1 posted 06-03-2008 05:06 AM

Gene, glad to hear of your improvement! I’ll keep praying for your improvement and healing. Take care.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 06-03-2008 05:20 AM

gene…this sounds so wonderful! keep doing those laps!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 06-03-2008 05:55 AM

Hi Gene, Remember we expect to see some wonderful projects produced in that new workshop. Don’t give up, keep going and remember “A little, Often, is a Lot.” God Bless you and yours.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#4 posted 06-03-2008 06:39 AM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#5 posted 06-03-2008 08:51 AM

Hi Gene

Glad to hear you are doing better. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the new shop. Thanks for keeping us in your Prayers.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 06-03-2008 12:09 PM


This is the best news that I have had in a while. I am so glad to hear that you are doing better. I am excited for you about the shop and home as well.

I wish you all nothing but the best.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 06-03-2008 12:26 PM

glad to hear that you’re doing well Gene. that shop sounds like it will be nice!

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#8 posted 06-03-2008 02:28 PM

“He who puts his hope in the Lord will renew his strength” That’s great news, Gene! We’ll keep the prayers going, and the faith that you will make a complete recovery from this.

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#9 posted 06-03-2008 02:30 PM

Hot Dang! Great news, mon ami. As my beautiful daughter would say, “Woo-Hoo!” Can’t wait to see your new shop.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#10 posted 06-03-2008 02:36 PM


Thank you for sharing the good news. I, too, will continue to pray for you and your family. Thank you, also, for praying for your friends here at LJs.

-- Sola Gratia, John

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#11 posted 06-03-2008 06:43 PM

Recovery is slow at times but then with the grace of God you make great progress. My prayers are with you as I am in my 12 mo. of recovery from Liver Transplant surgery. I am pretty much back, I still get tired easily but getting better every day. So hang in there It will all come together for you.

Can’t wait to see your progress on your new shop. It is great to hear from people that have overcome severe illness through the grace of God and strong determination.

Thanks for the post.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#12 posted 06-03-2008 06:56 PM

Gene, my friend,

Your continued positive attitude is an inspiration to us all! The power of prayer and friendship is all healing- of course the doctors help a little.

Having a new shop to look forward to has got to be exciting for you and is providing yet another reason for a fast recovery.

Our prayers and good thoughts continue for you and your family.


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

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#13 posted 06-03-2008 07:14 PM

Very good news, & a very good attitude.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 06-03-2008 09:26 PM

Gene, so very glad to hear you are getting around better. And a new shop is a great motivator to keep you at it ;>) We can compare idea’s and photos as I get my new shop set up here in the next couple of weeks. Looking forward to your blog. Keep me posted.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#15 posted 06-03-2008 10:25 PM

Glad to hear of your improvement. Keep excercising and get much better so you can put that new shop to some great use. Can’t wiat to see some pictures of the progress. My prayers will continue for you.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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