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12-24-2009 03:18 AM

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I have surgery scheduled for Monday at 11:30am. I saw the Surgeon yesterday he said I’d have an amputation of the right ring finger down to the top of the first knuckle. He is going to file the bone flat and bring the flap of skin over the top for protection of the nerves. Yea right. My older brother lost three fingers in a press accident back in 65. When he gets in the cold those things freeze on him. Well anyway no nail bed and I’m gonna have a nub, but I’m in good company, did anyone ever notice Sam Maloofs hands in an issue of FWW Magazine. He was cutting a chair back on a bandsaw and the tip of his middle finger was missing. I don’t feel so stupid anymore, especially after reading on my blog about all the guys that have lost fingers. Thanks everyone for so much wonderful support, you all have a great, and happy holiday season. Love to all, mike

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

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 03:24 AM

Mike, You have now been officially admitted to the “Lumberjocks Nub Club”. Your in good hands. I have 2 nubs, Merry Christmas.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 03:28 AM

eeeep :(

I generally suck at offering support, so let me just leave you with this warming thought… at the rate technology is progressing, in a few years you’ll be able to get a bionic replacement with a built in tape measure.

Hope the rest of your holiday goes better!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 03:29 AM

Thanks for the update Mike hope you take it on the good side and get back to work soon, like you said your not the 1st on and won’t be the last one we will be thinking about you.
One of my friend lost most of his hand in a farming accident and in the winter months is the worst time for him.
In a way glad it is only part of the finger good luck my friend and we will be praying for you. Hope you will still have Happy Holidays

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#4 posted 12-24-2009 03:31 AM

I feel for ya, Buddy. I got my cast off yesterday and none too soon. Good luck with your surgery. Merry Christmas.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 12-24-2009 03:37 AM

I hope you recover soon and have a Verry Merry Christmas and a Great New Year and for once let others do for you .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#6 posted 12-24-2009 03:48 AM

You can have all of the prayers we can muster Mike.

This shouldn’t interfere with your wood turning.

But keep away from the table saw for a little while.

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

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#7 posted 12-24-2009 03:55 AM

Keep us posted on the surgery.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#8 posted 12-24-2009 04:03 AM

good luck Mike ! Merry Christmas Buddy

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 12-24-2009 04:03 AM

Good Luck Bro!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#10 posted 12-24-2009 04:10 AM

Mike, it is good to get an update. I hope that your surgery and subsequent rehab goes well. With all the well wishes and prayers I am sure you are in good hands so relax and enjoy Christmas with your family.

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

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#11 posted 12-24-2009 04:14 AM

Hang in there from a fellow amputy. Lost most of the left index joint on an ols rockwell mitre saw over 25 uears ago. Doc left me just enough of the bone that lets me hold nails to drive and scare children.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#12 posted 12-24-2009 04:16 AM


Post us an update when you get home. No pictures required for me, this is one project you can just describe.

I don’t have any amputation, but some items seem to freeze up in the real cold for the past couple years anyway.

Keep up a good spirit and hear from you next week.


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#13 posted 12-24-2009 04:24 AM

Thanks people your words are comforting and welcome, thanks. Thos. I just bought a copy of Western Horseman hoping you had something in there. It did have an article about the CA Ranch in Montana. Of course you were not to be seen in the mag. Glad you are doing better. We all miss your wit and wisdom. Thanks GMman, Jei, Jerry,Dick RJ,Tim, Dan, Scott, Thos, Steve, Griz, Scott B., Jag, Lew.

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

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#14 posted 12-24-2009 04:25 AM

You are all good folks, God Bless.

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

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#15 posted 12-24-2009 04:37 AM


We all care how you are doing and we are glad you are keeping your spirits high. Try and enjoy the holidays.


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

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