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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Update: My ongoing reccovery

    I'm happy to say I'm making progress. I have recovered a minute amount of motor control over my left foot and ankle. Still no sensation other than that peculiar vibration feeling like a constant Richter 2 earthquake under my foot. My neurologist says that's related to phantom limb pain, in that the brain is trying to keep that sector of the brain alive by manufacturing a stimulus.

    I am up to 1000 feet on the walker, as well. I did take a fall again last week on the stairs......Sunday, the ramp is going up. Still have and will have a lot of chronic pain, and am on a pain management program since I can't take nonnarcotic pain meds due to the Warfarin. I'm on the Fentanyl patch and hydrocodone orals, probably for the restof my life. Chronic pain will at best stay constant and more likely, increase over time.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    It is very good to hear from you!

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    hang in there tom we miss you

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    Thanks for the update, and all the well wishes I can.

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    I had just been thinking of you and wondering how the progress was going. Glad to see that you are still getting better.
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    Best of luck in your ongoing recovery Tom. I'm sure the doc has given you this schpiel, but don't get frustrated with seemingly slow progress. It took me 3 years just to be able to wink out of my left eye after my brain trauma.

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    Was just thinking of you the other day Tom, glad to hear your recovering! Good thoughts going your way.
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    Good to hear from you.

    It sounds like you can stand in as a full time "stoned guy" for us. Are you willing to take on that awesome responsibility?
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    Been sending good vibes your way daily, glad to get a progress report. If you're going to be on pain meds long-term, be careful of the acetaminophen in the hydrocodone pills.

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    Stay strong my friend and get better soon. This place just isn't the same without you.
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    Good to hear about your progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I had just been thinking of you and wondering how the progress was going. Glad to see that you are still getting better.
    That. ^ ^ ^ ^ and do me a favour...soften the sig up a bit will you?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    That. ^ ^ ^ ^ and do me a favour...soften the sig up a bit will you?
    He may also have to explain what "god progress" is.

    Tom, I was starting to wonder about you. Good to know you are still alive and attempting to kick with that leg.
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    Damn, Tom. I had no idea.

    I'm glad you're doing well. All the best.
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    I have been wondering how you're doing. It sounds rough. I hope for the best outcome for you. Maybe you can fish a little this spring.

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    Best wishes, Tom.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    I have been wondering how you're doing. It sounds rough. I hope for the best outcome for you. Maybe you can fish a little this spring.
    Already got out the poles and caught a few fish in the salty side. Nothing spectacular, but an 8 pound drum feels like a Blue Marlin on an ultralight spinner reel hooked onto an ugly stick Crappie pole. I'm using ultralight because I'm not physically up to a 50+ pound Crevelle Jack or larger fish.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Already got out the poles and caught a few fish in the salty side. Nothing spectacular, but an 8 pound drum feels like a Blue Marlin on an ultralight spinner reel hooked onto an ugly stick Crappie pole. I'm using ultralight because I'm not physically up to a 50+ pound Crevelle Jack or larger fish.
    And the man is still getting better catches than me!
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    Best of luck with the continued recovery.
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