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Re: Dusty

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:58 pm
by Dusty2
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!

Re: Dusty

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:41 am
by Dusty2
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
Hugs Are pretty much off the table for a while! But it's the thought that counts :eek:

Re: Dusty

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:31 pm
by Scubak
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

Re: Dusty

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:24 am
by oldsalt
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.
-Curt :rawlings:

Re: Dusty

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:41 am
by dwashbur
Hey neighbor, be sure to holler if you need anything or just want some company.

Re: Dusty

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:56 pm
by Jan K
Great to hear a good news for change. Looking forward to see you diving again!

Re: Dusty

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:37 pm
by Desert Diver
Great!

Re: Dusty

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:43 pm
by YellowEye
So good to hear! :)

Re: Dusty

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:33 pm
by Tom Nic
Great news Rich!

Re: Dusty

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:15 pm
by ScubaJess
So glad to hear this!! :)
Hope to see you underwater soon.

Re: Dusty

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:01 pm
by Penopolypants
That's great news!! Glad to hear you're home!

Re: Dusty

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:55 pm
by Dusty2
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

Re: Dusty

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:40 am
by ScubaJess
I agree, hope you are doing well. We are thinking of you :)

Re: Dusty

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 am
by oldsalt
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:

Re: Dusty

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:57 pm
by Norris
Good luck Dusty, HANG IN THERE!!!

Re: Dusty

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:00 pm
by Penopolypants
Wishing you the best of luck Rich!

Re: Dusty

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:32 pm
by Desert Diver
This will go great! Still hard to go into it, I know.

Re: Dusty

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:47 am
by Dusty2
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.

Re: Dusty

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:22 pm
by Penopolypants
Fingers crossed, Rich! It would be great to see you back underwater, but it would be even greater to see you doing better anywhere!!

Re: Dusty

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:11 pm
by enchantmentdivi
Best wishes, my birthday twin.

Re: Dusty

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:39 pm
by Dusty2
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!

Re: Dusty

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:20 am
by Nwbrewer
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

Re: Dusty

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:35 am
by oldsalt
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

Re: Dusty

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:45 am
by dwashbur
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.

Re: Dusty

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:05 am
by Grateful Diver
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 ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)