Cleaning the shop, new dust system, new project #1: Cleaning the Shop, New Dust System, New Project, and No Chemo

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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 05-22-2009 04:02 PM 1594 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First the best news in my life, my PSA test came back so low recently they decided to just treat me with hormone therapy, which is fantastic news for me. I was quite scared of the chemo, due to the damage it does on internal organs, ie; liver, pancreas etc. You see I used to drink a lot and I didn’t need anymore liver damage. lol. Anyway I had to sign a waiver because it said I may experience the same things a women goes thru in her change of life. Heck I went through that with my wife. All but the BREAST ENLARGEMENT. I guess I was’nt ready for that part. Well I guess I’ll have to buy a bigger bra. Anyway, it was altogether great news.
Next, after being known as the king of dirty, nasty, filthy workshops, I’ve decided to go on a cleaning spree and get my shop cleaned, organized and install a dust system. I will take pics when It’s complete. I am also starting a bookshelf for my son, unless he changes his mind again. They want to get stuff off the floor in the bedroom since they have added a new member to the family. I have finally realized I have too many tools or at least accessories. I’m the type of guy if I can’t find something I’ll just go buy a new one, hence I end up with doubles, at times triples of things. I know dumb. But my memory is whacked. Well thats where I am today. I still feel like crap from the hormone shots but its better than the alternative. I will be back turning again soon too. I just talked to Lansing Electric and they said probably next week it would be done. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support I do love you all and God Bless you all. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#1 posted 05-22-2009 04:06 PM

Great news No Chemo I’m happy for you.

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#2 posted 05-22-2009 04:17 PM

Now that is real good news and be kind to yourself.

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#3 posted 05-22-2009 04:18 PM


This is tremendous news! As you said, the hormone treatment is by far a better option.

BTW, I just saw a Victoria Secrets commercial apparently- they have 6 in 1 bras on sale. Must be something like a Leatherman’s Tool.

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

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#4 posted 05-22-2009 04:20 PM

that IS great new indeed! congratulations.

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

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#5 posted 05-22-2009 04:42 PM

Great to hear you are doing better. A clean shop is so much work , but well worth the effort. When I finally decide to straighten mine out on occasion, I feel so much better. Great when everything is where it’s supposed to be. Good luck on the book shelf, always a good thing to build.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 05-22-2009 05:12 PM

Thanks Lew on that heads up, I was looking at a nice trainer, but maybe I’ll go to something fancy instead. The wife hasn’t mentioned a preference. Everyone, thanks for the support, you don’t know, you’ll never know, the strength and hope it gives you, to have so many people wishing you well and offering their prayers of hope for you. I’m not out of the woods yet but I certainly am in good shape (well that’s debatable).LOL. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 05-22-2009 05:50 PM

Great News Mike. I know I just cleaned my shop. Now it’s dirty again. Go figure. I would go with a black lace bra. It looks sexier :-)

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 05-22-2009 06:43 PM

GREAT NEWS. I know as one who has UT infections and they really watch my PSA level, good luck in your treatment.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 05-22-2009 07:47 PM

wow…clean in two areas. Congratulations brother.. I’m the hold out on clean shops. Everytime I think of doing that, I start thinking of things I could build, or magazine artilces I could revisit, or, the one that happens most, I decide to check out what’s on LJ first, then never get back to it.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#10 posted 05-22-2009 08:14 PM

Fantastic news !

I would go with a Red or Black lace Teddy, they have supports too…...get more bang for your buck…..LOL

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#11 posted 05-22-2009 10:11 PM

The hormone treatment sounds like it will qualify you to play pro baseball.

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#12 posted 05-22-2009 10:52 PM

good news to us all mike , keep it steady for awhile .
could you post us a video on how to clean the shop ,
i’ve heard about it , but have been to busy to try !

-- 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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#13 posted 05-22-2009 11:22 PM

Patron I don’t have a clue how it’s done. Honestly, I’ve never done it. Anyone on here will attest to that fact. I am just going to start in one corner with my new cyclone and like my old drill sargent used to say if it moves salute it, if it stands still clean it and paint it. So far its been good advice, people look at you weird though when you salute them. Dennis I hate baseball, it was 2 years out of high school before I found out I was near sighted, no wonder I was bad. I couldn’t see the freakin ball. Sorry Adrian there will be no more bang for me :( . I hear you Gary. John Gray I hope in Gods good name you don’t have to go through what many of us have had to. Thanks to all for your support through it all. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 05-22-2009 11:47 PM

Great news Mike!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#15 posted 05-22-2009 11:56 PM

Good to hear Mike!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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