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Old 06-11-2015, 07:41 AM
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Hey gang. I wanted to post an update. I did not die in 2013, Nearly so but I survived. I was in the hospital for seven months and two weeks. Then in intensive outpatient therapy since then. When I got out of the hospital I had serious brain problems and have now regained most of what I lost so I am quite happy as you might imagine. I was deleted from THT. When I got THT to reopen my account I was gratified to see pages of posts from you.,..my friends. I can not tell you all how much that meant to me. Thank you all. Laird
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:56 AM
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Hallelujah!!!
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:58 AM
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Welcome back. And knock off that almost die stuff, you are scaring the crap out of the family.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:05 AM
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Welcome back and it is nice to hear you are doing well!

Sorry if I missed the story, but what sent you to the hospital in the first place?
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:06 AM
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Welcome back buddy!
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:44 AM
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I started my college career at Western, dont know what happened but welcome back
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:20 AM
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God has bestowed his blessings on you, welcome back and live life giving him credit. He has plans for you IMO!
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:36 AM
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Welcome back. Glad to hear you are better.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:41 AM
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Wow, it's been over 4 years since you last posted. Welcome back and enjoy !!
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:24 PM
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Thank you for all the kind words and PM's sent. To answer some of the questions. I had a b
brain abscess. It was nearly fatal. I am very lucky put my wife through medical school. She called Bull@#$% on the first doc who was treating me. She got a neurosurgeon to look at me. The Neurosurgeon operated on me within hours of the first consultation and then again a few hours later. He took the top of my skull off and evacuated the blood clots he could. Then he put me in a medically induced coma. When I woke up 2 weeks later I began the long road to recovery. I have to say the Shepard Spinal Center on Atlanta is wonderful!! They really helped me regain basic living skills and helped me in my efforts to recover.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:37 PM
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Incredible story welcome back!
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Sounds like quite the journey; glad to see you back!
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Amazing story.

Some recoveries have so much more than the medical community behind them.

So many folks just drop out from here and are never heard from again; so it is not unusual for someone to quit posting.

Glad you are back!
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Welcome back!!

Got that $500 bucks you borrowed in 2010?




kidding . . . kidding
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:00 PM
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Welcome back, congrats on your recovery.

I died -flatlined- on the operating table as they prepped me for emergency surgery on '09 (Ruptured aneurysm of my abdominal aorta). I gotta say, all the people who said this stuff vvv afterwards messed me up more than anything else. They mean well but it doesn't help at all. Don't worry about a plan, or wonder why you were saved when others weren't. Just live and enjoy and smell the roses. The rest will take care of itself. Good luck man!

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God has bestowed his blessings on you, welcome back and live life giving him credit. He has plans for you IMO!
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:15 PM
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God has bestowed his blessings on you, welcome back and live life giving him credit. He has plans for you IMO!
I'd rather have a good neurosurgeon around than a god.
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