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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GMC BUBBA, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,001

    town sedan

    This side of the grass is always better than that side of the grass.
    Stay strong and don't let the bastard win.
    We've never met, but I and I'm sure many others here consider you a friend.
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  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 21,959

    Jalopy Joker

    glad to hear from you, keep us posted on how things are going - one day at a time - do something special that you have been putting off - spoil yourself a bit
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  3. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,418

    from So Cal

    So sorry to hear of your bad health there Bubba, and you too @56sedandelivery. Here's wishing you both the very best, hoping your Dr's are the best you can get, and that you get back in the groove soon.
  4. dave plmley
    Joined: Oct 24, 2014
    Posts: 135

    dave plmley

    hang in there Brother and I hope you get back to your old self soon
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  5. reagen
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 57


  6. Bubba, glad your getting the help you need.. Pay attention to what they say,,, each day is a gift, as tomorrow is not promised.. Hope to get to visit soon...
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  7. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,001

    town sedan

    I apologize, but feel the need to interject here...
    Speaking as one of the younger grey beards what's happened to Bubba and others is becoming too common. Life has a way of doing that.
    About two years after my father retired he suffered a series of strokes. He recovered, but was never the same. The strokes left him aged, maybe 10 or 20 years, more than his real age.
    Now to my point. After his recovery he told me something that I've held with me and tried to learn from.

    "... it just isn't fair. I work all my life, played by the rules and did everything that was required of me with the promise that I'd be able to enjoy all those things I've put off doing when I retired. Now I can't do any of the things I wanted to do."

    We all have responsibilities we must live up to, but I've tried to learn from my father's words. So if there is something you really want, if there's anyway you can, don't wait to do it.
    Jim be strong and enjoy the "extra" time you've been given.
  8. Hemiman 426
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
    Posts: 439

    Hemiman 426
    from Tulsa, Ok.

    One of dad's friends from WW2 told me "Getting old isn't for Pussies!" Man, is that the truth! Hang in there!!
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  9. Mr. Mac
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 1,798

    Mr. Mac

    So glad to hear your getting better Jim. Have you noticed since we are getting older we never know what life is going to bring us:rolleyes::rolleyes: I hate it but I guess we just have to deal with it. I miss our Indy days.
  10. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,056


    Good to hear from you Jim, getting old is a mutherfuker to be sure. Take some consolation in the fact that irregardless of how old you get your talent & knowledge is in demand. An old bookkeeper can retire and not be missed, but you, my friend, can take some little comfort knowing how much we appreciate your expertise.
    Thank you.
  11. 48fordnut
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,528


    Best Wishes Jim. You didn't ask for this so lets get on with life in a modified form. Prayers and Thoughts for you and Family.
    These different illness wear on us. You have your friends with you.
  12. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 15,941


    Take care of yourself, first, Jim. Nothing else matters.

    Recovery takes time, and requires patience. I know. I earned my nickname.

    Don't be hard on yourself, or feel pressured by others. Listen to your doctors.
  13. 32Stoker
    Joined: Jul 1, 2015
    Posts: 243


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  14. HellsHotRods
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,288


    You don't have to succumb to dialysis.... Including myself ( my kidneys were at 8% when I was in the ICU 5 years ago) today they are at 54%. I changed my whole diet and lifestyle. ) I have helped others recover. In this book that was printed over a decade ago, thousands got OFF dialysis and returned to a normal life. Just somethign to think about. I told my Nephrologist I wasn't going to settle for dialysis....that's the easy answer doctors have for kidney failure. Be proactive.!
  15. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 19,659


    Now would be a good time to pick one of your "Helpers" let them work on stuff and pass on your extensive knowledge to them while you "supervise". Be a shame to loose all your valuable talent. :)
  16. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 24,707


    Glad to see that you are home and able to get around some. You had us worried there.
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  17. The best currency is friendship.

    You are a very rich man Jim.

    Relax ...

    You have more than earned time off for good behavior.

  18. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,911


    Bubba, prayers and good wishes to you and all the HAMB gang that are suffering the effects of being older. I am in that contingent, 76 and learning to live with asbestos driven COPD. I have to have my grandsons do the wrenching on the '40 for me, but maybe that is His plan. To TownSedan, those words are so true, I was dealt the role of caregiver to my wife who has dementia over 10 years and still spend every day with her in the nursing home. So many things I wished I had done but now will never happen.
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  19. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 4,786


    Glad you are home, shop time is therapy!
  20. Bubba, glad you are still with us and your attitude will help you with this. Just laid my Brother to rest last week at 63 years old and people wonder why I retired at 55. Tomorrow is never promised and live everyday. Wishing you the best in your continued recovery and hang tough.
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    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
    Posts: 3,326


    Ok Terry just left the house with the unopened boxes i recieved when in hosipital...........

    PHASE ONE !!!

    1-I have a few unopened boxes and orders that i recieved while in hospital, those will be returned to sender . (sorry maybe later )

    Phase two is to get back to shop next week and start lining up the unassembled units etc and get them shipped ............................No new orders taken until i figure this out health wise........
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  22. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 21,959

    Jalopy Joker

    you are the most important person to take care of right now - the others will figure things out for themselves -
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  23. terry k
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,784

    terry k
    from toledo oh

    I was just thinking about looking you up again to do my dist for '56 Lyman. Sorry to hear you are down, but glad you are doing well. Keep at it and we'll say a prayer for you.
  24. cpldale
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 253

    from Naples, FL

    Take care of yourself Jim. My prayers are with you.
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  25. Glad you are still with us!
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  26. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,461


    Hang in there Bubba, you have a guys pulling for you.
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  27. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
    Posts: 1,813

    David Gersic
    from DeKalb, IL

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  28. Butch, have I got a story for you!
    First to wish GMC Bubba well one day at a time. Don't give up on your hobby, just do what you can and leave the rest.
    Now the story. A childhood hotrodder friend went to his regular morning coffee meeting with the local car club, and the next thing he remembered, he was in the hospital in Prince George, an approximate 6 hour drive from his home in Kamloops. He was told that he was found face down on the side of the highway, with the door his truck open and the truck still running. He was told that the signalling to his heart had gone completely haywire, and this resulted in an erratic heartbeat. He was then flown from PG to Vancouver, where they installed a defibrillator/pacemaker, and two days later, he was back home, as if nothing had ever happened..
    The doctor stated that he was an incredibly lucky guy to be alive at all, and that it was the signalling to the heart that caused him to do all the crazy stuff that had transpired. He has had the device for over five years now, and there have been no further events.
    It seems that we need a combination of luck, genetics, and determination, to survive. Whatever works, we need to keep enjoying everyday of our lives.
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  29. dennisk
    Joined: Aug 8, 2006
    Posts: 141

    from Indiana

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