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UAWBigDog

Off The Grid
« on: July 22, 2016, 11:57:46 AM »

Some of you that are my friends on Facebook already know but some of you that don't frequent the social network much don't.  I've been off the grid for the past month as I've been in Providence Park Hospital in Novi.  I was admitted to the hospital on June 28th with an abscess in the mid portion of my right lung next to my heart.  An abscess is a form of pneumonia or pus sack. It was a little bigger than a golf ball.  As antibiotics weren't doing the job to shrink it, the doctors decided to try to drain it.  The drain was only partially successful as it only shrunk it very little.  That called for surgery. 

I had the surgery to remove the abscess on July 7.  I spent the next almost 2 and a half weeks in ICU of the hospital with three (3) tubes sticking out of my chest.  During that time my gall bladder started to somewhat fail so I had to have a drain bag and cathoder inserted.  The cathoder goes through my liver and into the gall bladder to drain it. I may or may not have to have the gall bladder removed in the next month or so.  Don't know about that yet but will find out in about a 5 weeks after a follow up with the surgeon.  If I have gall stones, it comes out.  If I don't have gall stones, they pull the cathoder and I go on living a normal life. 

I was release from the hospital yesterday July 21, 2016 and am home resting now.  Those of you who already know this from my Facebook page, I thank you for the prayers and good wishes.  I really do appreciate all the support I have received from all of you.  It's been absolutely wonderful.  Thanks again so so much.

I am looking forward to be getting back out on the water in September to take advantage of Michigan's fall fishing.  It is my favorite time of year to fish. The Doctors say it will be about then that I can do it again. 

Thanks again to all for all the prayers and good wishes.  My best to all.



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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 05:17:45 PM »

Hope you have a speedy recovery. Look forward to see you zipping around Belleville Lake beating me to my favorite spots.
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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 07:01:40 PM »

Best wishes on a complete recovery Dog !!!!!
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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2016, 09:51:00 PM »

Sorry to hear this, but happy you're home recovering. The fish needed a break from you anyways b.d. They'll  see you this fall...take care
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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 07:00:36 AM »

Ive been following your progress via John.   We've both been praying for you.  Glad to hear you've gone home. 
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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2016, 09:24:03 PM »

Hope you have a speedy recovery. Look forward to see you zipping around Belleville Lake beating me to my favorite spots.
Thanks Ypsi.......but they were probably my spots before they were yours.....lol. 

Best wishes on a complete recovery Dog !!!!!
Thanks Jeff.  It's been tough but I'm hanging in there.

Sorry to hear this, but happy you're home recovering. The fish needed a break from you anyways b.d. They'll  see you this fall...take care
Thanks detroit1. I'm happy to be home for sure. The fish have had a break since mid May being involved with my son in his travel soccer and the heavy schedule there.  Then this happened but with God's healing hands, I'll be just fine.

Ive been following your progress via John.   We've both been praying for you.  Glad to hear you've gone home. 
Thanks Rick.  I know you have been updated via John.  He will probably be by next week.  I know he was busy today with his tournament on Erie.  I'm going to win that thing one day with a bag of largemouth.  At least I keep telling myself that.  lol  Glad to be home.


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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2016, 09:19:23 AM »

Wow, I hope you get feeling better... Im not a facebook guy myself so thanks for the post.. Ill throw some prayers up for ya bigdog..

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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 09:26:43 AM »

Wow, I hope you get feeling better... Im not a facebook guy myself so thanks for the post.. Ill throw some prayers up for ya bigdog..

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Thanks Don. I appreciate all I can get. It's been a tough summer for me. But I'm still kickin and scratchin.


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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 11:42:59 AM »

I'm not on FB either, so thanks for the update.  I'm glad to hear you're doing well and getting stronger by the day.  I will pray that you keep doing so.  Here's a thought:  How about we fish St. Clair in the fall at least once together.  I think it's about time you and I end up in the same boat for a day. :)  Hang in there bro!
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 12:35:23 PM »

I'm not on FB either, so thanks for the update.  I'm glad to hear you're doing well and getting stronger by the day.  I will pray that you keep doing so.  Here's a thought:  How about we fish St. Clair in the fall at least once together.  I think it's about time you and I end up in the same boat for a day. :)  Hang in there bro!

Thanks Rev. I think that's a darn good idea. I usually don't do LSC in the fall and go to Erie so for me that would be a real treat. I look forward to it.



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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2016, 07:25:53 PM »

Maybe i'll take you to one of your favorite points and let you do your crank bait thing.  When you get better thart is.
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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2016, 06:34:32 PM »

Somehow I missed all of the excitement though I'm on Facebook every day pretty much. Facebook must have decided not to show me for some reason. You never know with Facebook. I hope your recovery continues and you get out for that fall fishing that you like so much.
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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2016, 06:44:37 PM »

Somehow I missed all of the excitement though I'm on Facebook every day pretty much. Facebook must have decided not to show me for some reason. You never know with Facebook. I hope your recovery continues and you get out for that fall fishing that you like so much.
Thanks Dan. I hope I do too. Facebook doesn't always show things unless you visit timelines. The more you visit a timeline, the more you see or I should say the more that shows up on the news feed. It's kind of silly but that's how it works......I guess. Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate it very much.



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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2016, 06:32:10 AM »

Wow i read your report.  I missed the text you sent.  For some reason I don't get messages for all of them.   I knew something was up because you  have been off the grid for quite a while.   Glad things are improving.   Get healthy there is still lots of fishing time ahead.

The old trolling motors have saved the day twice now.  I used a couple parts on mine and a buddy broke a cable and we were able to use one.  Good to have spare parts on hand

Get strong buddy.

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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2016, 08:44:03 AM »

Wow i read your report.  I missed the text you sent.  For some reason I don't get messages for all of them.   I knew something was up because you  have been off the grid for quite a while.   Glad things are improving.   Get healthy there is still lots of fishing time ahead.

The old trolling motors have saved the day twice now.  I used a couple parts on mine and a buddy broke a cable and we were able to use one.  Good to have spare parts on hand

Get strong buddy.

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Thanks Steve. Right now my ribs have been the most sore. Of course they had to spread them without breaking them to get to the abscess. But I'm healing and I  hope to be ready for some great fall fishing. I'm glad those motors came in handy. I just knew they would.

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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2016, 03:26:39 PM »

Well, fellas you'll be glad to know that the Doctor released me to return to work and fishing on Monday September 12, 2016.  Although I still have the gall bladder issue to contend with, the surgeon for my lung still has to give me a clean bill of health on that before I can have it removed.  It looks like that won't happen until after October 15.  Other than that and an occasional sore rib cage, I'm doing great and looking forward to getting back to work but most of all back on the water.  Thanks everyone for all your prayers and support.  I can tell you it's no fun getting old. That's for sure.



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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2016, 05:44:56 PM »

Glad you're getting there! Good luck with the rest!
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Re: Off The Grid
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2016, 07:57:53 AM »

We'll have to see if you can squeeze in a little fishing in late September.
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