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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-08-2019, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Tomorrow I will be having heart surgery for the 7th time. It's expected to take 4-5 hours. I died on the table during #5, but he wasn't ready to take me that day. I'll make another post here in a couple of days, if all turns out for the better. If not, at least you will all know why.

I have not taken care of my body very well in this lifetime, so I have more plastic and metal in me than the bionic man. When I went through the new airport scanner just before my last flight I told the TSA operator that I had a lot of metal and plastic in me. As I went through, he yelled "man, you twinkle like a Christmas Tree". Many of these parts, wire, and staples in other parts of my body and not just around my heart. I have metal knees, staples in my right leg, and I've survived cancer twice too. If there is such a thing as reincarnation, I've made a promise to myself to take much better care of my next body, because I sure didn't with this one.

Our Savior was a carpenter, so I think by now that he must have a huge woodworking shop with every power tool, hand tool, and jig possible, and I'm hoping that he will take me on as an assistant. The Bible refers to Heaven as "streets of gold". Not sure I can accept this, but I believe that it means "a most perfect place" with no troubles or problems, and everything that you could want is there and provided for you. I want very much to be one of his assistants, and to eventually have every one of you there working with me. You are a great bunch and I'm proud to be here working and sharing woodworking ideas with each of you. Maybe up there we won't need forums and bad internet reliability to frustrate our ability to communicate and work together.

To keep my mind occupied while waiting for this, I've been in my photo studio working with my beautiful assistant. Vicki as been posing for me while I try different lighting techniques and strobe flash units to get the lighting perfect, even though I haven't finished building the studio. She can hold a pose for hours without complaining. I've attached one of the photos that I took of her yesterday. She's 5'9" tall and 32-24-34 with deep brown eyes. Oh, she's a mannequin. I wish I could get her to smile.

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As a person that has had a heart attack, I will pray for you and hope the surgery goes well.

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Best of luck Charley , that length of a surgery sounds a little more drastic than a stent .
Looking forward to seeing you back on the forum soon
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It sounds like you have more lives than a cat Charley. Let’s hope you have a few more to go. I’ll be rooting for you.
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Our Savior was a carpenter, so I think by now that he must have a huge woodworking shop with every power tool, hand tool, and jig possible, and I'm hoping that he will take me on as an assistant. The Bible refers to Heaven as "streets of gold". Not sure I can accept this, but I believe that it means "a most perfect place" with no troubles or problems, and everything that you could want is there and provided for you. I want very much to be one of his assistants, and to eventually have every one of you there working with me. You are a great bunch and I'm proud to be here working and sharing woodworking ideas with each of you. Maybe up there we won't need forums and bad internet reliability to frustrate our ability to communicate and work together.



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Charley, I'll be praying for you. To give you a smile, I've linked to a copy of "Home Depot in Heaven", not the best recording, but you should get the idea.

God bless you and yours and we'll be hearing from you soon I am sure!


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Charley may God's peace go with you, and his guidance be with the professionals he surrounds you with.
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Are prayers go out to you, hoping for all the best
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Best of luck, praying it goes well for you.


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All the best Charley. Looking forward to the positive news so you can continue to light up those scanners and keep the TSA on their toes.

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