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04-24-2016 10:47 PM

Ok guys as you know I have a form of parkinsons disease it has many different disease symptoms that go under that name. I am struggling a little at the moment and have had my morphine increased recently. I am getting very WORD forgetful I am really struggling to think of the simplest words, still have the very severe thrashing movements but morphine takes care of that, when I don’t run out. LOL I have with my sons help made a large number of changes to my wood shop and machine shop.I still love my darling Bronwen we have been to gether since I was nineteen LOL and not a day gowes by without me telling her a hundred times I love her.of course I am becoming difficult to deal with now I cantseem to do any multitasking and have SOMETIMES difficulty and the boys Alistair Russell and Ewen and my two now Little grandchildren boy and girl,. Of course I love all you friends here many beautiful people I have started to thibnk about spiritualism more recently and living life as well as can be expected with my now bad health problems I cant walk far and when I do a little in the shop I have to work for a few minutes then sit for a few and so on. Please don’t forget me I think of you all the time these days and hope to write alittle now and then next few wekks on 19 may I will be sixty five,LOL old fart LOL LOve and respect remembering happy days gone and many more to come god bless guysngals Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 04-24-2016 11:38 PM

This is a tough one to comment on Alistair. I didn’t know about your Parkinson disease. We will keep you in our prayers and hope you get well soon. Hang in there buddy we all love you too!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 04-25-2016 12:00 AM

Alistair – I’ve always looked forward to your comments here on Lumberjocks, and it’s often the e-mail notice that YOU have posted something that gets me to sign on and spend some time here. I’m sure the instructions on the bottle caution against operating heavy machinery whilst using morphine, so use your BEST judgement if you go into your shop these days, and I hope and pray that you’ll be able to get some time to do what you love best. Your LumberJock friends will’na let you down! Keep the faith!—S.

-- SteveL

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#3 posted 04-25-2016 12:05 AM

Alistair, Life is just not fair but we have to play the cards we are dealt the best we can. I learned last month that I have stage 4 brain cancer. Had surgery and am in my second week of chemo and radiation. Hang in there my friend and keep doing the best you can.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 04-25-2016 12:43 AM

Scotsman..You sound good,,Hope to hear you still enjoying the shop.

gfadvm… Enjoy your wisdom and woodworking skills..

I knock on wood for you tough bastards daily…keep truckin boys…

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#5 posted 04-25-2016 01:59 AM

Alistair, keep posting here, share your wisdom, I thought about you not long ago, there are a few members I often think about especially if they haven’t posted for a while and you are most certainly one of them, I’m thinking they put you on Morphine ? the pain must have been unbearable ,don’t know what to say to make you feel better, all I know is you have a lot of friends here who care about you and respect you immensely.
Hope to see you post more often.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 04-25-2016 02:35 AM

Alistair my thoughts and prayers are with you.I’m always so pleased to see your post. I’m glad you have your wonderful wife and family to hold you up physically and spiritually . God bless you and yours.


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#7 posted 04-25-2016 08:03 AM

Alistair, I am very sad to hear about your health problems. Both of us, me and my wife, remember you every day for the majestic pens you have given us. Medical science is trying hard to find a cure for Parkinson’ but have not arrived at any solution till now. All that they prescribe is for the relief from mental or physical agony from the disease. It relieves the symptoms but not the cause. Pl click on and see if it will help you. You have taken the step to think about spiritualism, why not take one more step to know what this ancient science of yoga offers you?
I am saying this with long experience of more than 35 years of teaching yoga. I am running 82 and have no health problems and don’t take any medicine. I am still driving a two wheeler and work in my small workshop to do small projects on wood working and do a little gardening too. I have scores of students above the age of seventy and they say they don’t know how they are going to die!!!
I hope this will open a new solution to your health problems and you will be back in your workshop to do more projects of your dream. For more information you can always send me a message which I will try to reply as soon as possible.
My prayers are for your recovery and long life.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 04-25-2016 09:10 AM

I’m thinking of you often, Alistair, and I really do hope to visit you, one day. When my ship comes in, I’ll point it Northeast.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 04-25-2016 09:17 AM

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-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 04-25-2016 12:08 PM

Live every day like it’s your last Allistair. We all need to cherish every moment that we are given. Hope and pray for the best for you. One step at a time buddy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 04-25-2016 03:07 PM

Alistair, be sure to keep us posted. Thoughts are with you.

-- [email protected]

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#12 posted 04-25-2016 04:56 PM

Alistair, you seem to have found a method of coping. That is essential. Age is a reality for us all, and as it piles up, maladies increase in severity. Timing your efforts means you will gain time in the last analysis, to be able to continue. Pacing yourself is essential. What used to take me 1/2 a day now takes 2+ full days….. I’m 73 and like you I find ways to “keep on Truckin” ! Good onya my friend. I’ll think of you every time I sit down to take a break ! your N. Florida friend, don s.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#13 posted 04-25-2016 05:27 PM

Take care and I wish you well. The love of family is so important. Thats the one thing I’ve learned over the years and I will pray for you and your family. Take care and pass on your knowledge when you can. Take care.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#14 posted 04-25-2016 06:56 PM

Alistair: I wish all the best for your and your wonderful family. Take care, my friend.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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#15 posted 04-25-2016 07:30 PM

You are in my prayers sir. I hope you always have the strength to fight on!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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