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Old 11-26-2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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I don't often touch on my life outside of old cars here on The Jalopy Journal simply because... well, it's just not that interesting. And let's be honest, this is a hot rod and custom magazine - you folks don't come here to read about the follies of ...

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Old 11-26-2008, 10:54 AM   #2
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Thanks, we're glad you took your passion to the next level and made a playing field for us.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:55 AM   #3
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I don't often touch on my life outside of old cars here on The Jalopy Journal simply because... well, it's just not that interesting. And let's be honest, this is a hot rod and custom magazine - you folks don't come here to read about the follies of ...

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I can relate, 15 years of lower back pain and a 2 hour operation, I'm free! It's amazing what it's like to be mostly pain free. Glad it's worked out for you also.. Have a great Turkey Day!
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:56 AM   #4
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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
We all need to wake up and appreciate the good things we have.
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Old 11-26-2008, 10:59 AM   #5
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Very glad to hear the surgery went well, living with constant pain sucks. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for putting this place together.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:01 AM   #6
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Here Here--thank you Ryan--please keep up the good work
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:02 AM   #7
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Happy Thanksgiving to all and thanks to Ryan for changing a lot of our lives......Lou
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:03 AM   #8
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Glad to hear you're recovering well. Have a great Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:07 AM   #9
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Happy Thanksgiving everybody, glad your out of pain Ryan.
backs sure can screw up your life when they don`t work right
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:08 AM   #10
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It's nearly 9:00 am, here in San Diego, CA. I've seen 11 patients in the hospital and 5 so far this morning in the Cancer Center. None of them thought they were going to be alive to see the holidays. I always get very emotional around this time of year. So many patients come in with family members that have flown in to celebrate good times and enjoy the company of loved ones. Their gratitude does not compare to the feelings I get when I see them persevere over their illness. Everyday I swing clubs and swords at cancer and leukemia; alas, the real soldiers are my patients who sustain the bruises and battle wounds from the surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, and look up at me with smiles.
Congratulations, Ryan, for finally feeling well. Thanksgiving is a special time, on so many levels.
Now, back to the trenches. -DD
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:10 AM   #11
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glad your do so well ryan,
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:11 AM   #12
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It's good to hear you're through it. I mean it. I've lived with chronic migraines since I was 5 years old...the "holy shit" ones that teachers thought were fake til you passed out in class. Anyway, Nobody should have to live with that kind of pain. So congrats!
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:12 AM   #13
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Get any good meds????
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:16 AM   #14
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Glad to hear you are feeling chipper, Poobah.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:19 AM   #15
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Its good to hear you're doing well.
We all have so much to be thankful for in our busy world. I am glad someone decided to dedicate a day for our country to reflect in our bounty and where the source of all this goodness comes.
Please forgive me for posting this but this story really warms my heart.

It was a busy morning, about 8:30 , when an elderly gentleman in his
80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over
an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at
his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I
would evaluate his wound.

On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the
needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's
appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a
while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease. As we talked, I
asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no
longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years
now.

I was surprised, and asked him, "And you still go every morning, even
though she doesn't know who you are?"
He smiled as he patted my hand and said, "She doesn't know me, but I
still know who she is."

I had to hold back tears as he left.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:21 AM   #16
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Happy Thanksgiving Ryan......and hopefully one day I can have the same surgery......those same ghosts are with me also. I am not getting any younger.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:24 AM   #17
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Ryan-
Glad your surgery went good. I do know what you are or hopefully have (as in no more) been going through. I've had several back surgeries and do understand. This site means a lot to me and has helped a bunch while I was on the mend. Thanks for all you have done for all of us. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. take care of yourself.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:25 AM   #18
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Good to hear you are well. Thanks for all of this.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:25 AM   #19
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That's awesome RYAN... good on ya...!!!

Hey, does this mean no more drug induced ramblings...?



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Old 11-26-2008, 11:27 AM   #20
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Happy Thanksgiving everybody, glad your out of pain Ryan.
backs sure can screw up your life when they don`t work right
Hey Ryan , The Pain is gone ... is a wonderful thing.... Casy and I may have to go see ... Skullcracker...

Does he trade out surgey for hotrod work ??.....
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