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Old 09-15-2010, 01:14 PM
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Default Bad News On The Door Step---Again!

I couldn't take one more step!....................Literally!

That's from Don McLeans song----American Pie ..... for those who don't know. One of my all time favorite songs.

And, it's seems fairly appropiate for me these days.

Just received diagnosis from my "team" of VA physicians today that I won't be doing much "walking" very much anymore because my hip replacement (14 years old) is falling apart as we speak. Well, actually it's the femur (what's left off it) that appears to be deterriorating to the point that I need a bone graft AND a new hip replacement.

Under normal conditions, that would be no problem. But, not in MY case.

Since my stage 3 kidney disease is worsening and due to my current heart condition, it appears I will NOT be a "candidate" for any such severe surgery as a hip replacement. So there's the dilemma. This "old" body is a-bout worn out and I it just won't be able to withstand a 6 to 8 hour surgery!

Oh well...........Don't mean nuthin!

The VA gave me a "manual" wheel chair a couple of weeks ago because I could not walk more than a few feet without it becoming so bad I had to stop and sit down. They have me scheduled for a "consult" for a power chair week after next. I am going to ask for a super-charged, fuel-injected model!


I'll Be the FASTEST sumbitch in the HOOD!

Wish me luck!
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:03 PM
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Hang in there, it ain't time for you yet! Kindly let me know if you don't get a power-scooter, as I have friends in hight places!
Get better, if that can be construed as an order!
Prayers out for your healing and well-being.
Scouts Out!!
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:49 PM
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Default Damn!!!,...Gimpy!

Chu-one-tough-hombre!
Don't know if I could handle such a hand delt...as well as you have.

Regardless, WE (no doubt many others here also) wish You The Very Best & hope
You get the Very Best Power Wheels available. You earned 'em.

After all, it's unarguable that: "America's Finest" most certainly deserve no less.

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Old 09-15-2010, 07:19 PM
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God bless you Gimpy, hang in there.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:30 AM
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You got all my prays steve remember what don't kill us makes us stronger or something like that, Our old beatup bodys can,t take much more but we just keep plugging away.God bless you and try to hang in that,s all we can do. razz
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:30 AM
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Don't mean nothing Gimp. Prayers out ! Tiny had some pretty cool chairs , I am sure yours will be the coolest , and fastest , yet !
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:43 PM
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Default Thanks guys

Scout, Neil, David, Razz and John. You folks are like family to me, thank you ALL for your kind words, best wishes and prayers.

Your support means the world to me, and I'll never forget how you are always there in time of need.

May the good Lord bless and keep you always.

Don't worry bout me.............I'm too damn cantankerous and ornery to let this $hit get me down. I'll keep you all posted on my progress with my "hemi", fuel injected, off-road scooter. All those other old farts in their little "hover-rounds" better watch out..............."Fireball" Gimp is about to be on the loose!

SCOUTS OUT!
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:56 AM
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Default Hang In There Gimpy--It Can Only Get Better:

Hang in there Gimpy. It can only get better. Remember you have all of your Vietnam Veteran Brothers and Sisters pulling, and praying, for you. You are one of the best that our generation had to offer and you answered your country's call when your services were needed most. I salute you for your past and present courage!!

Also remember that you have ALREADY SPENT YOUR TIME IN HELL. Anything that is thrown at you now will be nothing compared to what you have already gone through and you have all of your Vietnam Veteran Brothers and Sisters here to help you out--All you have to do is ask and we will be there with prayers and physical help if needed. As for those prayers--Mine are already on their way to you with the hope that you gain strength and are able to beat this newest setback!!

As always BROTHER I wish you a MOST SINCERE and HEART FELT:

WELCOME HOME


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Old 09-20-2010, 05:09 AM
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Default Hey Gimpy

Son you're gonna drive me tah drinken ifen yahl don't stop driven that hot Rod LINCOLN. Beep-beep - beep-beep - his horn went beepbeep-BEEP.
Fair warning everybody if Gimpy gets on one of them power chairs.
Steve's on the top of my list when I'm talking with Him.
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Thumbs up Good news now!

Hallelujah!---Finally got my brand-spanking new Quantum 600 power wheel chair from the Veterans administration today. This sucka is something else! Bucket seat, Mag wheels, super-charged, cane holder, deluxe cup holder, custom paint job and many other "extras" that most power chairs don't have.

Watch out, here I come!

"Fireball" Gimp
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