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Re: Dusty

Postby Dusty2 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:58 pm

Underwater??? Maybe. The Doctor says there is no reason I can't after I have fully recovered and the prospect is thrilling but financially???? I sold my brand new USIAA drysuit and my backplate and wing to prevent my back sliding so that is a major obstacle to getting back in the water. Having spent the whole last year caring for my wife who had cancer and then fell and broke her hip and ad to have it replaced, and now this, funds are very scarce. I guess I could always start a go fund me???? Anyway we will get to that later. The goal right now is to get back to that point. Then we will see where it goes from there.

Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement. It really helps to have a bunch of great people like you to cheer me on!

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Re: Dusty

Postby Dusty2 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:41 am

Scubak wrote:I'd love to meet up and give you a great big hug!
You are amazing and I sure do miss diving with you!!!
Kirsten
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Re: Dusty

Postby Scubak » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:31 pm

I'd love to meet up and give you a great big hug!
You are amazing and I sure do miss diving with you!!!
Kirsten
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Re: Dusty

Postby oldsalt » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:24 am

Rich: I am so relieved to hear from you. Take heart. Yesterday I went to the gym and worked out with a friend who had the same surgery over twenty years ago. He's 88 years old and does a full circuit with the weights then walks a mile and a half. Hang in there.
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Re: Dusty

Postby dwashbur » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:41 am

Hey neighbor, be sure to holler if you need anything or just want some company.
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Re: Dusty

Postby Jan K » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:56 pm

Great to hear a good news for change. Looking forward to see you diving again!

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Re: Dusty

Postby Desert Diver » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:37 pm

Great!

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Re: Dusty

Postby YellowEye » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:43 pm

So good to hear! :)

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Re: Dusty

Postby Tom Nic » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:33 pm

Great news Rich!
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Re: Dusty

Postby ScubaJess » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:15 pm

So glad to hear this!! :)
Hope to see you underwater soon.
Live Long And Prosper!!!

Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:

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Re: Dusty

Postby Penopolypants » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:01 pm

That's great news!! Glad to hear you're home!
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Re: Dusty

Postby Dusty2 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:55 pm

Well I made it to the other side and I got home yesterday afternoon. Certainly not my favorite experience but I'm looking at it in the rearview mirror now and at least for now all seems to be following the script. Hope to see all of you sometime in the not to distant future.

Dusty

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Re: Dusty

Postby ScubaJess » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:40 am

I agree, hope you are doing well. We are thinking of you :)
Live Long And Prosper!!!

Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:

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Re: Dusty

Postby oldsalt » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 am

Dusty: When you log on, let us know how the surgery went. We were pulling for you last Friday. I hope you are in full recovery by know.
-Curt :rawlings:
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Re: Dusty

Postby Norris » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:57 pm

Good luck Dusty, HANG IN THERE!!!
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Re: Dusty

Postby Penopolypants » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:00 pm

Wishing you the best of luck Rich!
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Re: Dusty

Postby Desert Diver » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:32 pm

This will go great! Still hard to go into it, I know.

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Re: Dusty

Postby Dusty2 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:47 am

Update, My surgery have been moved to the 5th of Oct. I have a pre-op appointment tomorrow. Looks like this is going to happen next Friday. wish me luck.

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Re: Dusty

Postby Penopolypants » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:22 pm

Fingers crossed, Rich! It would be great to see you back underwater, but it would be even greater to see you doing better anywhere!!
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Re: Dusty

Postby enchantmentdivi » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:11 pm

Best wishes, my birthday twin.
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Re: Dusty

Postby Dusty2 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:39 pm

Thanks guys and girls. Nice to hear from all the people I've missed so dearly and thanks for the good wishes. It's scary for sure but I'm really looking forward to it. My surgeon is the best and he says there is a very low risk factor because there is very little wrong other than the valve and there should be an uneventful recovery. Interesting thing is he is also a diver so he knows what it's like but only a warm water wimp!

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Re: Dusty

Postby Nwbrewer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:20 am

Hoping for a speedy recovery Rich. Hoping this surgery gets you back to where you can do all the things you want to do! (Including diving of course)

Jake
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Re: Dusty

Postby oldsalt » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:35 am

Rich, You are in my prayers. I know this is very frightening surgery. Let us know when you have returned from the operating table.
-Curt
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Re: Dusty

Postby dwashbur » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:45 am

Praying for a successful surgery and full recovery. If you're able to dive again, I'm sure we can all put our heads together and come up with some gear for you. Just focus on your health right now.
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Re: Dusty

Postby Grateful Diver » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:05 am

Best wishes on a complete recovery, Dusty. If you do decide to get back into diving, I can probably help you get back into it fairly cheaply ... I'll be selling pretty much all of my cold-water gear come December ...

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