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Re: Back on the Bench
TrapperJohn #1858404 03/08/12 01:54 PM
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Happy recovery!!! Its wonderful news that you are back on the bench!!!!


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TrapperJohn #1858406 03/08/12 02:02 PM
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John, really glad to hear you are back in the saddle.

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Great news. Now get back on that horse and show 'em who's boss.


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TrapperJohn #1858462 03/08/12 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by TrapperJohn
Yes - someone asked me before if I had picked my Recital piece: "My Foolish Heart" after I had learned that I needed heart surgery - I wish I could claim that I was that clever, but no chance - it was mere coincidence - but still a foretelling (and strangely amusing) one.
I think it was me who asked. But you know, you could've lied, and then we'd all think you were clever.

So glad you're feeling well enough to start playing again. smile


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TrapperJohn #1858565 03/08/12 07:11 PM
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ME too! laugh yay


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Rostosky #1858616 03/08/12 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Rostosky
Glad your on the road to full recovery TJ.

Take it slowly dude, little by little, and dont overdo things, or take on too much too soon..

No running marathons of chasing dancing girls just yet!



Thanks Rossy - I used to run marathons (and do biathlons & triathlons too) but those days are long gone - as far as dancing girls go, being the doddering geezer that I am, I'd probably forget why I was chasing them even on the unlikely chance that I could catch one laugh

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TrapperJohn #1858671 03/08/12 10:33 PM
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John, I'm glad to see you are recovering. Did you have the "traditional" sternum cutting open heart surgery or the newer less invasive between the ribs kind? The newer technique leads to a swifter and less painful recovery (I am told), but isn't a viable option in many cases. At any rate, follow doctor's orders scrupulously. We want to hear you play for a long time yet.

Now about those dancing girls . . . I can still remember what to do with them, but they seem to run a lot faster than they did when I was young.


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TX-Dennis #1858852 03/09/12 09:06 AM
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John, I'm glad to see you are recovering. Did you have the "traditional" sternum cutting open heart surgery or the newer less invasive between the ribs kind?


Dennis - as the wires holding it together a little too tightly right now remind me it was the traditional sternum busting technique, with a triple coronary bypass - I was told that they were going to actually stop the heart but found out later that they just slowed it down to a crawl - but I'm actually having more discomfort with my left shoulder area - I think they had me twisted like a contortionist on that operating table...one of the reasons it's difficult to sit at the keyboard for any length of time.

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Ouch! Dontcha hate it when people cut you wide open like that? (Though I suppose that successful repairs are better than the alternative!).

If I have trouble rounding up a bevy of slow moving dancing girls for you, how about a classy dame to lounge atop the piano as you play?

(Get well soon! Glad to hear you're back at the piano smile )

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TrapperJohn #1859060 03/09/12 05:43 PM
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TJ, you need to set some "traps" around your property to catch dancing girls, I have, in the hope they will stray into them.
Allthough this hasnt happened yet, I live in hope.

I have only tried the Humane traps though, the ones were you put Prada shoes in and paste jewellry that looks expensive but isnt , then when they go in a trapdoor shuts behind them.

I guess I should try the older more trusted gin traps and rabbit snares to try and catch em by the legs.

Anyways, Glad to hear you are on the mend, you will outlive us all now!




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Yikes, Trapper. I didn't know you had been out for surgery. Glad to hear you are on the mend and back at the piano. Wishing you a speedy, full recovery.

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TJ,
Hang in there! You will get better every day. It took about 6 months to get over the surgery (I had a triple also) and that was 6 years ago now. And to hound you the way they did me - keep walking, just keep walking. If you have any questions PM me. I won't gloss anything over.

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Trap, I'm very glad to see you are in good spirits once again and can joke about a very serious procedure. I'm kinda curious to know if when they split you open if anyone grabbed that watch and Hot Wheels car you swallowed as a kid?

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TJ, welcome back to the bench! It's great to have you back, and we've all missed your sardonic wit. smile


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Originally Posted by tangleweeds
Ouch! Dontcha hate it when people cut you wide open like that?


Ordinarily not one of my favorite Sunday afternoon pastimes - but I needed to reroute some internal plumbing and they all seemed so willing and eager...

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