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1 year 35 weeks ago, 10:35 PM

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I got some bad news today. I may have mentioned already about my son having a fractured wrist and then we found he had cysts that needed to be removed.

Well, the latest news on his wrist is that the CAT scan detected a tumor. It turns out he didn't have a fracture. It was a tumor that caused a lesion in his wrist bone. They say it's benign and nothing to worry about, but they need to perform surgery to remove the lesion and send it to pathology to ensure it's not malignant. Then they are going to do a bone graft to heal the damage.

I meant to bring this up sooner, but that asshat distracted me from posting this. Please keep my son in your prayers. He's a good kid and doesn't deserve for any of this to happen to him.

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 12:05 AM

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will do. speedy recovery to your son and good thoughts to your family

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 12:55 AM

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best wishes saint.ill pray for him

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 2:53 AM

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tuff deal,will do!

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 5:23 AM

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I will remember him in my prayers.

1 year 35 weeks ago, 6:34 AM

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Done.

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 7:44 AM

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May your Son be the recipient of the best surgery and care that medical science can provide, much as I was four months ago. I am asking the Almighty to provide that, much as all my friends did for me. I am certain He will provide.

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 8:36 AM

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Gang, big thanks

To all. I am truly honored to have friends of your caliber.

Thanks to all of you.

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 8:48 AM

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No worries, he's in all our thoughts and hearts right now.God bless.

1 year 35 weeks ago, 3:03 PM

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I will say a prayer for your son.

1 year 35 weeks ago, 8:35 PM

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Sorry I have been gone for these last few months. My mother's health took a spiral down and she passed away a few weeks ago. I certainly hope and pray that your son continues to get better and get good news. From recent days gone by it seems to be humbling to have to watch and wait for any kind of information on a loved one. I know after work time is a small commodity, but if you need a beer, keep me mind buddy. It can be hard not having somebody to sound off to.

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 3:37 AM

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My condolences on your mother's passing.

1 year 30 weeks ago, 6:33 PM

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condolences on the loss of your mother,truly.

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1 year 30 weeks ago, 11:07 AM

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I didn't notice that your mother had passed the first time I read this. I'm so sorry. Please accept my condolences. Let me know if you want to meet for a beer and talk.

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 7:32 AM

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I know we do not know each other. But when a brother needs a prayer I'll send one skyward. I hope your son receives a speedy and full recovery.

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 8:29 AM

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ritaville, BigJitsu

Thank you both. It means more than you may know. Ritaville, it will be a while before I'll be able to, but I've been wanting to lately myself. How's it going with you? You gotten the big boy out and hit the mile marker?

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1 year 35 weeks ago, 10:40 AM

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My wife and I are sending our prayers.

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1 year 33 weeks ago, 4:55 PM

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Hit and run update

Sorry I haven't been around in a bit and it looks like I'll be the one legged man in an ass kickin' contest for a while, but got news today from Dr.s: Son's wound from the surgery is healing well and he should be off wound vac in 2 weeks. Wrist surgery is scheduled for Sept. 12 and the Ortho Dr. is very optimistic.

Just wanted to let y'all know. Faith and hope are great things and the power of prayer is a proven fact. Thanks y'all.

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1 year 33 weeks ago, 6:51 PM

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glad your doing great :>)

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1 year 33 weeks ago, 7:37 PM

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Thanks for the update. Good news.
Keeping you and yours in my prayers.

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1 year 33 weeks ago, 1:21 AM

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Everyday Jim.. sincerly and from the heart.. your right about the power of prayer, and the reality of it being effective.. Not a doubt in my mind, and not a doubt that the good lord has your son and the Folley family in the palm of his hands..

This site thinks the world of you buddy, and all of us care about the son getting well asap..pm me if you need anything, and please let the wife know we really care.

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1 year 31 weeks ago, 3:51 PM

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well wishes

hope things are ok,been busy as hell so havent been around but not much,so hope things are good!

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1 year 30 weeks ago, 10:14 AM

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Latest on the kid

Well, he had the wrist surgery this morning and all looks good so far. They are going to do a biopsy of the tumor to determine if it is benign or not. But the kid is up and doing good. Will post more when there is more.

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1 year 30 weeks ago, 5:45 PM

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Will pray hard for another great report from pathology

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1 year 30 weeks ago, 10:16 AM

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Thanks for update. Still keeping you and yours in my prayers.

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1 year 30 weeks ago, 11:35 AM

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good news!think positive,we are all hoping and praying for the best!

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1 year 30 weeks ago, 3:23 PM

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1 year 30 weeks ago, 11:35 PM

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Amen Jim

second the update thoughts Jim, what ever we can do.. think you know you have our prayers.. If the boy needs a geezer to write him (they like to laugh at us you know).. serious here bud, we all know what you guys are going thru.. talk to us and let us help a bit.. pm is fine.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 8:49 AM

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Good news

OK, we got the results from the biopsy and, as they suspected, it is benign. Whew! Huge relief here, but I was confident it was OK. Now he's just got to heal up for the next six weeks for both his surgeries and he *should* be almost back to normal.

Thanks again, all. Your prayers make a difference, and I'm grateful. The wife is going in for her surgery today. I don't know if I mentioned this or not. She's got a torn meniscus (sp?) in her knee and is getting scoped. So, I'm going to have two patients at home for a few weeks. But things are getting better, and we're getting out of the woods.

Thanks again, y'all.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 12:11 PM

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excellent!

Good news indeed.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 12:16 PM

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about the biopsy, must be tough keeping him from getting out & doing teen kid stuff.
Stella had the knee surgery a few years back, short term a royal pain, it was sooo worth it though.
Good luck being the full time live in nurse :<)

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 12:32 PM

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Vaq, Daisy

Thanks. Yeah, Daisy, it's going to be a pain for a bit. Neither of them are real good patients. But it all good as far as I'm concerned. As long as the worst is over, it's one day at a time now.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 1:28 AM

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Wonderful news there buddy, were sure glad to hear about the boy Jim.. your one of the people who make this place special, and im guessing you had more support and prayer than you will ever know..

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 5:12 PM

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part is past.
We have a bit of a "scary part" here. Stella has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Last week our family Dr said no cancer, today the surgeon said cancer. Kinda on an emotional roller coaster. Not his fault, our Dr was going by blood test results. Not her fault, she had not evidence otherwise.
Anyway, preop appointment tomorrow and surgery Thursday.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 5:24 PM

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I'm hunting words. Kinda like hunting a water hole around here, ain't none.
Sorry to hear it and will be praying for you and yours.
Be strong for Stella. Ya would anyway.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 5:54 PM

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and your family, and especially for Stella and her surgical team's victory.

"Laugh so hard, that even 'Sorrow' smiles at you. Live life so well, that even 'Death' loves to see you alive". (author unknown) "....would someone please show this poor asshole the way out of town?"....Avram Belinsky, the "Frisco Kid".
1 year 28 weeks ago, 6:00 PM

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As you know I am not the praying kind. But I will keep her in my good thoughts place until she has beaten this.
Be strong.
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1 year 28 weeks ago, 6:25 PM

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to me like family.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 8:56 PM

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 9:16 PM

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Praying for Stella and your family.

1 year 28 weeks ago, 10:59 PM

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 11:28 PM

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good thoughts from the North as well.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 12:25 AM

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 12:43 AM

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daisy..

could you stick around a bit Lew.. just got on and digesting this and pm.. give me a couple if your not to worn out..

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 1:17 AM

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thanks Lew..

this has to be a record "rewrite" for the the three years i've been here, and known you..

i really don't know what to say, besides the obvious.. everyone of the comments above are on the money.. i've been staring at the screen for like ten min or so..look, i sent you a pm, and if you want to take this to our "back room" i understand..

I'm sorry Lew.. from the core of my heart, please tell Stella you guys have our prayers, and let us know more about the surgery part of this.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 2:11 AM

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Ok, Vaq, how bout you and Saint work the outer isle, Lucky and LLE will work the center and pass that plate before i start the sermon.. guessing thats going to scare some off so make it quick..

There comes a time when we all need each other.. Not sure if Daisy needs bucks right now, but i know he needs our prayers..

Will make this short and sweet, and as always i pray to start with, that this can reflect the best in all of us, both in thought and if needed in action.

Dear Lord.. We come to you in prayer for our friend Daisy; aka Lew Prince, who has been a part of our group for the last three years.. in that time we've gotten to know him as a ... ok Lord were going to skip that part.. maybe we better skip past that horrible spining pig thing he sent me as well.. while were at it there "might" have been some comments that maybe could go the way of the over oiled 1911, as im "pretty" sure he was kidding about them..

Lord, were sure not kidding about this.. any man who trully loves his wife has the same worst fear.. losing that wife, and the love and support she provides..Lew could use your help, his wife Stella has been diagnosed with cancer and of course their facing fears beyond imagine..

Father..we ask that you please have Stella in the palm of your loving hand, please heal her, and please take away the fear that Lew and Stella are living with.. We ask this with all of our hearts and soul, and we pray that you might touch Lew and give him the strenght he needs at this time..

Blessed Lord please let our friend Lew know he has our friendship, our prayers, and our shoulders in the coming days.. We all know his big heart thats there for others, we pray ours can be there for both of them.. Jesus, In your holy name please hear our prayers..

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 4:53 AM

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Amen.

Amen.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 9:08 AM

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Amen

Amen

Daisy, I'm sorry to hear this. You know I'll keep Stella in my prayers.

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1 year 28 weeks ago, 9:49 AM

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49 weeks 6 days ago, 1:18 PM

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Long overdue update

OK, so it turns out the wrist thing was no issue at all and he's been over that for a long time now. But the Cyst removal has been a nightmare. He's been on bedrest all this time and the wound wasn't healing. They ended up having to put him on IV anti-biotics and hyper-baric oxygen treatments. We've had 2-3 hospital appointments a day for over a month now. But (and I hope I don't jinx it) last Dr.s appointment they said it looks real good and they could declare it healed by tomorrow or next week. He'd still be on bedrest for a week or two after that to prevent reopening it, but we may be coming out of the woods here.

I missed y'all.

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49 weeks 6 days ago, 4:33 PM

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Great news

It makes us realalize how important our health and that of our families is cpmpared to other stuff.

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49 weeks 5 days ago, 10:10 AM

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glad to hear it.always feel for younger people afflicted with illnesses like that.At least its not forever though and he will probably not take health for granted.glad to hear things are going well now!hope to see ya around more often.seems like there is always only one of us and all the spammers in spamalot here every night.

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49 weeks 5 days ago, 1:08 PM

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Thanks, I appreciate it. I'm sitting in the hospital waiting room now, and today was bad news. It looks like the wound opened up a little. It's still good, but another setback.

I missed the spring turkey hunt, but I think that's for the best b/c I have a trail cam pic (during spring season) that has 5 jakes in a pack. I need to upload that one. So, I think the turkey population is really rebounding since the fire a couple years back. This fall ought to be good hunting. But I did get some morels this spring. They was tasty. :)

I've been noticing the spam. Seems there's 20 spams for each post. Hope things get better soon.

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49 weeks 5 days ago, 1:25 PM

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awesome saint...ive been picking for about 3 weeks now,since the very first popped up.also missed spring hunt due to work/sharing a vehicle with wife and baby.hope kiddo gets to feeling better.

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