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Blessedx8
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   Posted 6/19/2011 4:17 AM (GMT -6)   
 
...to all the dads on our board.  Jim, Michael (SE), Pete, WhiteBeard, etc.  (Sorry, I haven't slept tonight...so I know there are more out there that I'm missing!). 
 
Hope you have a wonderful day and as little pain as possible. yeah
 
--Tina

Chartreux
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   Posted 6/19/2011 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
A most Wonderful Father's Day to all those Dad's ,Father's and Husbands on this Board...
May you all have a great day with very very low pain levels...

*****Thank You for all you do in our lives, it is appreciated"******
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/19/2011 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   

 

       Thank you ladies!....can you believe I had to work today! shakehead

           However, my daughter called and said we will go out to dinner tomorrow night for FD.

     Thanks! We appreciate it! wink

       SE


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flower123
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   Posted 6/19/2011 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Father's Day

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/19/2011 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy Father's day to those on the board!!!

*Interesting Dad story:)


I am about to call my Dad whom I was reunited with after 31 years...He left our family when I was 5....never to be seen or heard from again...I had no actual memories of him as I was so young..

Thanks to the internet...my older brother and I found him 6 years ago!!!!...

So I drove down to 'meet' him for the first time six years ago as he is a few states away....He came running out the door and we embraced....cried....hugged....It was literally the best possible outcome that anyone could have imagined.....

(My older brother lives out West so my Dad flew out to meet him a few months before I met him)..

He has been married for almost 29 years and we have a half brother who is 27 and lives right near him as well...

For me...it was God who helped me forgive so many years ago before I found my Dad...like He was prepping me for this reunion...so our relationship has only been about cherishing the moments we have and looking forward...

During these 6 years...my older brother and I got to take a trip with our Dad to his hometown and tour where he grew up...and got to spend a week of total quality time..learning all about his life...

I visit my Dad and family as often as I can....we talk all the time...and the first time I heard him say "I love you" those few years ago...were just amazing!! Still brings tears to my eyes...and now we say it to eachother every chance we get...

So off to call him and wish him a wonderful day!!!
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

Angeleyes13
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   Posted 6/19/2011 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Awwhh, Snowbunny21 that's a nice story. I always tried to get my hubby to contact his father, but I thinkthere was alot more bad history. I am so glad you could put things behind and reunite.

Happy fathers day to all our dads out there!
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Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/19/2011 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Shell...I'm sorry for your hubby's experience...

There was definitely a lot of bad history as it was a very hard childhood for not only myself and brother but for my mom...That is why I really thank God, literally, for helping me heal my heart and offer forgiveness.....as an adult...I can see both sides of the coin from both my mom and dad...and they could only do what they were capable of at the time...based on their own backgrounds and lives...

So when forgiveness is given...it's given with a pure heart and not looking back as to carry any anger or pain towards someone...it only hurts the person holding on to it...I thankfully worked hard for many years in my 20's in counseling to work out things from my past and move on...and to be blessed with having great and close relationship with both my Mom and Dad:)
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/19/2011 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Father's Day to all the dads here on the board.

Snowbunny What an awesome story. I'm so happy for you.

Michael I'm happy that your daughter is taking you out to dinner tomorrow night being you had to work today.


I hope you're all having a low pain day.

love and hugs to all of you.
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/19/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Loretta! Sending you some love and hugs back at ya! (( ))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
 
 

Chutz
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   Posted 6/20/2011 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I was looking around the web and found this wonderful poem for dads. It spoke to my heart and I hope you enjoy it too. Thanks to all of the wonderful fathers in this world...

Chutz

Fathers Day
Bedtime came, we were settling down,
I was holding one of my lads.
As I grasped him so tight, I saw a strange sight:
My hands. . .they looked like my dad's!
I remember them well, those old gnarled hooks,
there was always a cracked nail or two.
And thanks to a hammer that strayed from its mark,
his thumb was a beautiful blue!
They were rough, I remember, incredibly tough,
as strong as a carpenter's vice.
But holding a scared little boy at night,
they seemed to me awfully nice!
The sight of those hands - how impressive it was
in the eyes of his little boy.
Other dads' hands were cleaner, it seemed
(the effects of their office employ).
I gave little thought in my formative years
of the reason for Dad's raspy mitts:
The love in the toil, the dirt and the oil,
rusty plumbing that gave those hands fits!
Thinking back, misty-eyed, and thinking ahead,
when one day my time is done.
The torch of love in my own wrinkled hands
will pass on to the hands of my son.
I don't mind the bruises, the scars here and there
or the hammer that just seemed to slip.
I want most of all when my son takes my hand,
to feel that love lies in the grip
- David Kettler
Moderator on the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain forums
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Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/21/2011 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chutz. I love the poem that you picked out.

I hope you're having a low pain night my friend.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion
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