I Got A Problem
Posted 05 August 2010 - 12:37 PM
Posted 05 August 2010 - 12:42 PM
You have dealt with this long enough, time to do what you need to do to heal.
Get well, and take it easy for Gods sake!
Love Ya Man!
Maker of the Original Marble Kite Stake
And Revolution Snagless Pro Handles
Posted 05 August 2010 - 02:32 PM
Do what you have to to get better, I hope you have a speedy recovery.
Posted 05 August 2010 - 04:41 PM
truth of the matter is I'm not alone I have all of you as my Family and together I'm sure we can get thru this also...... So the plan is for me to make it to the
end of the season and then go in for the operation I guess, if I can't wait it'll happen faster..... I'm not happy but I just can't go on like this for much longer
and the pain has gotten so very bad that I can't hardly stand it..... So tomorrow I'll make the appointment to go in and see the surgeon and we'll go from there
I guess and I'll make plans to operate in Dec. or sooner, no more games I'm going to get this fixed or removed cause I just can't go on like this for sure. I'll have to
miss some of the earlier year events but this way I can keep doing what I love. I feel that I have given a great deal of myself to this sport and the sport will
be okay without me for a few weeks if need be, the big question is will I be okay without this sport for a bit. When Mary got sick and later passed I kept my plate
full and was always on the road cause this sport meant so much to me and I felt that this was all I had in life and as some of you know there were times where
I was not okay heath wish or in spirit but I put on my game face and did what ever it took. So now I guess this is God's way of saying you need to take care of you
for awhile and understand that things will be okay. So as the time passes I will keep everyone informed on whats going on and take it a bit easy till I get this fixed,
before I close I'd like to thank you all for all the kind words and phone calls and to say that " I love you guys one and all and I'm very proud to call you Family ".....
Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:23 PM
Think LONG-TERM. Do that which will make you strongest and most agile ten years from now!
Ten years from now, you will still be years younger than I when you introduced me to Rev flying at Lincoln City.
What I am trying to say: get yourself healthy - you are still a YOUNG man. The kite community can live without you actively flying for some months, but not forever. Once healed, you will bounce back within a few more months, I am SURE! Take the time to heal physically. You still have many of the best years ahead of you.
-Wishing you Good Health and Fair Winds.
No, this is my first childhood!
Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:17 PM
I do love you like my own family. (MORE than a lot of them, lol)
Just say the word and I'll come out there and spend time with you while you are recovering.
I truly understand rehab because I've been told twice in my life that I would never walk again and both times I told those doctors F%@* You. That's the attitude you have to have....and you do because you are such a fighter. I can help you get into all sorts of mischief.....those therapists and rehab doctors will be afraid to turn their backs on you!!!! Let me know when you want me to hop on a plane out there....I mean it!!
Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:38 PM
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:41 PM
Posted 06 August 2010 - 06:35 AM
It is imperative that you take the appropriate steps to insure your long term health .
We and the wind will be waiting for you.
Be strong , our thoughts are with you on this journey .
Posted 06 August 2010 - 07:56 AM
You have a lot things to do and places to go and everyone needs you there.
Take good care of yourself
Be better soon
Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:32 AM
Well I've been home 2 days now and I'm already going crazy...... As most of you know I've been battling a huge foot problem that has come to a head
and to tell you the truth I can't walk hardly at all and it's got me down Family... I wish I knew what to do cause the thought of a major operation has
got me down I'd rather they just take the foot off and give me a new graphite one.... It's just got me down cause what would happen if I can't do this
any more...... If I have the operation I'm down for at least 4 months and it may not even work cause it's so bad and I let it go on so long, but I've been in
a huge amount of pain for over a year every day and now I can't even walk for long..... The huge amounts of Motrin I've been taking is now effecting my
liver and kidneys and my doctors said I've got to stop taking them of run the risk of other problems.... Yea this is becoming a huge issue and I'm not
sure what to do about it all...... Ben ( not a happy camper )
I'm sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time. I understand both why you desire to have the surgery; as well as, not wanting to do it at all due to the fear of being worse off. As for Motrin and most other pain medications, they're simply hard on the body long term. I know when I was facing back surgery, it simply came to the point that I could not take the pain anymore and not being able to function; so I had the surgery knowing that I could wake up worse than I was with the alternative possibility of being pain free after a while. I'm happy to say that my results have been very successful. No one can make the decision for you; just know that support is always around you and that we wish you the best.
Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:51 PM
Ben ...It's all Yours, just for the asking! But you'll have to supply your own women... and I don't foresee any problems there!
And hey, just imagine how much fun you could have flying in one of those cool motorized chairs. Specially the one that the picture was on here, think it had some attractive female helpers with it. Was it Jynx posted the picture? It even had a reading lamp.
"When the power of love becomes more important than the love of power,
then there will be peace"
Posted 08 August 2010 - 05:23 AM
We love ya... Please take the time for you. We want you around for a long time. If you have the surgery in December by the following summer you'll be glad you did it.
I broke a bone in my foot on July 27th, it's not easy to sit back and do nothing. I'm in a boot until the middle of September. The goal is to be healed and ready to go on a cruise with Steve for our 10th Aniversary on October 2nd.
The hardest thing is asking for help with the daily things. Surround yourself with good people and you won't even have to ask, they will do it for you.
Sending love, prayers and hugs your way.
Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:28 PM
Lynn and I remember the day we met you at WSIKF, 2003. Your foot was giving you so much pain at that time, you were standing in the cold surf to hold off the pain as you flew your Rev.
So glad you are going to get it handled.
"Git er done!" The sooner the better. You don't want to miss Kite Party.
We love you, Brother.
Edited by Jim Foster, 09 August 2010 - 04:32 PM.
Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:39 PM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:28 AM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:28 AM
Any one of us will be happy to push you around (more than usual), and it'll be better in the long run.
Glad to hear you're making the move to get it done, love ya brother.
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