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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to say hi. I haven't been around much. First got over Chemo, went back to work for a couple of weeks, and then started getting dizzy spells. Out of work for two weeks. And as soon as they came, they vanished. Saw two doctors and they can't give me a definite answer to why. But again I am back and started back in the shop a week or so ago. Still had a little bit of trim on my living room/kitchen remodel, but almost there.

With my "spare time" I've come up with a design for our new Master bedroom. This is probably a year or so away, but with all my free time and not being able to go in the shop and use sharp power tools (while dizzy) I sat in front of the computer and worked out a plan. I knew what I wanted to do, but I couldn't get my wife to see what I had in mine. So I used the Sketch Up program to help her visualize what I was thinking. Unfortunately, she loves it so much, I think she is going to try to push me into it.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi and begin to catch up!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-07-2014, 02:08 PM
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Welcome back Lee, glad you're feeling better hope everything goes better for you,should never of show them plans for your wife.
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Welcome back, Lee.

Keeping busy is the answer, and you seem to be spot on there.

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Good to see you back Lee. I like your design.

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Thanks John, Mike, James and Charles. It's good to be back. Was hoping to come home from work and get in the shop. I've got 4 pieces to poly for my beam that runs in center of my living room and install. Attic hatch to finish and some trim around the bay window to finish and I'm done in the front. I'm also in the middle of making a new home for my Shot Glass collection. But it was still too cold and damp to work this evening. Don't have the room to move around, stain and poly inside.
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Welcome back Lee. That chemo (in all its different forms) does some strange things doesn't it.

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Welcome back Lee. Having been there (passed out while driving the car once!) I have a theory that it is caused, not by the drugs or disease but by a rare condition called "shop starvation". Staying away from sharp instruments and using the computer for pre-planning is a recognized therapy if taken in proper dosages of course.
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Hey Lee...

shop time of any sorts can be excellent therapy...

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Happy to hear the chemo is behind you and you are back at it. Sketchup is a great tool for woodworkers. Good idea to use it to work up something to help your wife visualize the project.

When our grandson was in Children's Hospital Seattle they made a video that pretty much says it all. What does not kill you makes you stronger.

One of the patients made this. He made videos as a hobby. Even the Doctors got in on the act. I have to wonder how many dancing oncologist there are in the world? The grandson said she was also the second fastest draw with a Nerf gun in his room.

Our grandson was not in the video, he was at RMD (Ronald MacDonald House) working on getting his blood counts up for the next session. Today he is cancer free. This video always makes my eyeballs leak.
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