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Post  RknRusty Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:00 pm

Okay, guys, all the big talk of comebacks never seems to end. I had a magnificently successful left hip replacement after the first clamp-and-screw job failed, and I had high hopes of making a real return to our sport.

Well, I came up lame yet again a couple of weeks ago, and my right hip is out now. I was packing fishing gear for next week's beach vacation with Holley and Me, and my son Al and his family. I went to the Doc today for a look-see, and the right hip is broken badly. No freakin' wonder I couldn't even walk with a walker. I'm here to tell ya, That Shtuff hurts! We're talking #10 out of 9 on the pain scale.

So emergency surgery is in order. I check in to the hospital tomorrow to spend a few days lowering my anti-coagulation factor(INR), and hopefully I'll get a whole new posthetic right hip Monday. But wait! This is a good thing, in that I will have two new hips. If I can survive another go in my weakened state(from 2 years of inactivity, and 34 years of Dialysis), then I stand a real chance... again... of GETTING MY SWAG BACK!.

Missing the beach sucks. What I looked most forward to is long conversations with Al about everything, diving deeply into plausible possibilities of the fabric of the Universe... what is it? what are we? it goes on and on. Chemistry and physics, particles and spacetime, outward bound and upward bound, off-Earth industry, does free will exist, things that are so far away they would seem like magic... No, I'm not on drugs right now, Lol. This is how we entertain each other. So maybe we can try again next summer, and I hope they catch a few fish and lots of blue crabs.

Only one problem. I probably won't mail Bandit the Travelling engine for a couple more weeks. I didn't want to be holding it up, and some way I'll get it done. Maybe I can get Holley or Al to mail it.

Y'all take care. Play nice, and I'll see you on the other side.
Rusty


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Post  Oldenginerod Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:10 pm

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There's still hope Rusty.  "We can rebuild him".
lol!

Seriously, yet another hurdle I'm sure you'll take in your stride. Chin up!!

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Post  Jason_WI Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:50 pm

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Post  andrew Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:08 am

Hang in there, Bud; just keep on keeping on. You'll walk out better in the end.
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Post  Kim Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:33 am

Wishing you Good Luck on this latest challenge ole bud!
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Post  batjac Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:37 am

Dang, Brother! Remember when I emailed you and said you were my hero and I wished I could be more like you? Well.....
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Post  balogh Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:43 am

All the best Rusty and recover soon.

(I wish I could have the same deep conversations with my son as you have with yours Wink ...)

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Post  rsv1cox Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:16 am

If you haven't read it already, take Hawking's "A Brief History of Time" with you and read it. It will either wake you up or put you to sleep - your option during your hospital adventure.

You know we are all pulling for you. Good luck.

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Post  getback Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:41 am

You are the Strongest person i know !!! Love you Brother and wishing the Best of outcome !! Fling is getting closer sunny
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Post  Dave P. Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:31 am

Good thoughts your way Rusty. Hopefully this is the ticket to get you up to speed enough to get some flights in at Huntersville this fall. Here's to you pal!
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Post  fit90 Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:55 am

Rusty,

We are praying for you. I wish you a successful surgery and a quick recovery. I look forward to hearing about how well it all went.

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Post  fredvon4 Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:03 am

Trucking brother, just truckin
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Post  66 Malibu Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:34 am

Rusty,
As always my heart and prayers are with you !!!
We all want this surgery to go perfectly with the least amount of discomfort to you as possible.
Godspeed, Steve...……………….
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Post  Marleysky Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:18 am

Like you said, Been there, done that, gonna do the other side now! Thoughts and prayers with Googley eyed stares you come back stronger!
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We are all pulling for you Rusty . Get well and get back .

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Post  dckrsn Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:25 pm

I know you'll be better than you've been in years, Rusty.
Rehab will blow chickens, but you know that. After that,
look the f out. Looking forward to the new and improved
you, brother. Back, terrorizing the circle again.
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Thoughts and prayers to you Rusty on a speedy recovery!
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Post  akjgardner Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:14 pm

praying that all goes well Rusty. Kick therapy's butt and you'll do good,But you know that already .Speedy Recovery to you Sir
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Post  Davenz13 Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:35 pm


Hang in there Rusty.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery from down under.
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Post  aspeed Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:27 am

Howzit goin? I think Monday was the day for the new hip.
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Post  Cribbs74 Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:59 am

I sent Rusty a text. If I hear back I will post an update.

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Post  Cribbs74 Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:15 am

Just heard back from Rusty, he is heading back home soon. He said he will post an update when he has the strength to do so.

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Post  getback Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:22 pm

Thanks Ron !! I have been thinking about the old boy and good to hear something in a positive way !! sunny Beer Cheers
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Post  aspeed Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:24 pm

Coming home is good news then.
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Post  dckrsn Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:31 pm

Thanks, Ron.
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