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  1. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Just to let everyone know that I am on the mend. Today has been my best day in almost a month. Hopefully I can resume my work in the shop Monday. I have had the crude, worst case in my life. It started off as a sinus cough, then after a Dr's visit a shot and 2 prescriptions, it tightened up my cough and I had to sleep in a chair because every time I would lay down I would start coughing. In the chair I could only sleep for a hour or so without waking up to the consistent cough. The next Monday I went back to another Dr. and they gave me a Z pack of some kind and inhaler for the whizzing and some prescription cough syrup. Then he wanted me to go get an chest X-ray. Well about 2 hours after that he called me to inform me that the X-ray was clear except that I had spots on my right lung. He told me to go to my regular Dr. for him to check it out. So here I go trying to get an appointment with him, remind you that I was still about bedfast. Finally after about 2 days I got to see him, then he tells me that he has the same thing and that my first X-rays from 2002 had showed the same thing. So there was nothing to worry about, which was a good thing. He ordered more prescription cough syrup and told me not to use the inhaler. Then last Monday I went to another one of my specialist and she gave me a 7 day plan of steroids and this is the third day after she told me to start them and I already feel a lot better.
    Hope this is not too boring for you, but I thought a few people might like to know where I have been. Well guess what, I'M BACK. hopefully.
  2. jedwil

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    Sounds like things have not been a lot of fun. Sorry about all your discomfort and hoping your doctor's get things straight. Hoping you're better, Carl.
  3. Country101

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    Hope you get to feeling better!
  4. JLA

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    Good to hear Carl. Im glad your OK.
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    Glad to hear that Carl, bet you can't wait to get back to the shop.
  6. Woodnut

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    Thanks guys. Would also like to let you know I have not forgot the storyboard. Maybe I will feel more like working on it also next week.
  7. JLA

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    Speaking of boards Carl. I made some Bodarc vice jaws for my big vice. stuck em on with 2 sided tape. Works perfect. They are very hard and wont compress easily but still dont mar the finish on guns. I use that vice for everything from pushing sights to torquing barrel nuts.
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    Keep it up Carl.
    wishing the best for ya.
  9. Shooter45

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    Good news Carl. :)
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I was getting kinda worried about you, hadn't seen you post in almost two weeks. Glad that you are feeling better.
  11. Woodnut

    Woodnut Forum Sponsor Supporting Member

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    Way to go Josh, always try new things, you will be surprised at the outcome. I always try new things and they sometimes work and sometimes don't, LOL. But I think you have hit on a really good thing and I am going to line my vise jaws and also try that.
    Thanks for the thought and sharing.
  12. Dennis C

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    Glad you are feeling better....I hope you had a good prescription plan with all those meds you've been taking!
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    Prednisone by chance?

    I have pinched nerves in my neck and back and when they get bad my DR precribes this. Works, but makes me FAT. No food, no beer and I still get fat. If ya feel a weight gain, do some weights or something and turn it into muscle instead of fat like I do.
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    Glad you are feeling better, and yes the steroids will cause weight gain.
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    Sorry to hear that you were down! And am glad to hear that you are better! I want to see that story board!!! :D
  16. Double D

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    I have been keeping up with you thru Sam. He stopped here on his last trip thru Florida. He said you were having trouble with pigmies again so I figured it was a tribal disease you were dealing with. Either way, I am glad to hear you are getting better.
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    get well soon
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    Thanks for the update. You'll be glad to get back into the work; just don't push it too hard at first; Hope you get rid of the bugs quickly.
  19. Woodnut

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    Yes and it seems wonderful. Hopefully no side effects.
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    I have had to take prednisone off and on most of my life due to my asthma. As long as it is taken in short spurts and your doc tapers you off of it you will be fine. I am glad you are doing better.
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