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Prayers and Well Wishes Needed For Our Friend Frank

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« on: January 14, 2016, 11:25:47 am »

He had a hip replacement operation a few days ago, that did not go well.  Scheduled to be a 1 1/2 hr. surgery took 5 or more hours.  He now is in a nursing home to recover and rehabilitate.  And will not be on the forum much while there.

I am praying for my/our good friend.
It has been sad to see such a great guy's condition worsen over the last 2 1/2 years.

I have told him that he is the toughest guy I know, as his pain increased, but he continued toughing it
out and repeatedly going into the field and creeks to follow is passion. That had to aggravate his condition.
I hope he slows down, a bit (if he could stand it) after he recovers.
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 01:18:31 pm »

My prayers are with him. Sometimes these surgeries work out very well; my 95 year old grandmother had one and I wondered at the wisdom of doing the surgery on someone so old. After 6 weeks of rehab she was walking around great and she had 3 additional years of mobility that she wouldn't have had if it hadn't been for the surgery.

Frank, let us know how you're doing when you get a chance. I'm sorry that you needed the surgery, but glad they were able to do it. Hopefully, you'll be pain free soon and back to picking up and showing really cool rocks.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 04:54:20 pm »

Thoughts and prayers for you Frank. I agree, he is one of the toughest guys I have met.  Get well soon friend.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 02:29:57 pm »

Hope you are doing alright Frank.

 
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 02:30:58 pm »

Get well soon!

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 05:19:51 pm »

I hope you feel better and get back on your feet soon Frank!
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 09:30:29 am »

Get well Frank!
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 07:48:47 pm »

Had no idea that Frank went under the knife. Finally got to meet and chat with him over on the peninsula this summer. He has advised me a number of times that my rockhounding style is going to end up hobbling me up like it has to him. But, I like my style of hauling boulders over my shoulder and out up mountains to my rig. Ill just have to hobble while doing so when the time comes.....says that's why I remind him of himself lol. Get well fast ol Geology Jedi of Rocks
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 09:44:02 pm »

Frank,

Wish the very best for you in recovering from the surgery.  I often think a lot after seeing photos and posts of you out while struggling with the joint issues and resulting pain.

I remain remarkably fit with no joint pains or troubles and am thankful for my physical health.  It is hard to explain the thinking as it is not negative but kind of reflective on how you deal with life with what I would call a gritty grace.  I admire that in you and hope that if I do start to have troubles I can use your guidance in how I deal with problems.

I don't know if I am making sense as words are not serving me well in trying to convey my thoughts.  To put it simply - I admire how you have dealt with the troubles you have and I hope I can do as well.....
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 09:13:01 am »

gritty grace.
 I admire that in you  - I admire how you have dealt with the troubles you have

I So Agree...
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 09:16:17 am »

Had no idea that Frank went under the knife.

I posted this so all his friends here would know.
He is such a great guy~!!
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