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the return of. brain surgery guy.

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#1 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:10 pm

Jumping back in with new news. I will post old news and answer any questions for those interested.
I continue to do well overall. Back over 205 lbs. But am working on it.
I had x rays of my right foot in July. Apparently it is and has been dislocated in three places. And since OT has been like that for years..
I had thought simple rehab therapy would work. But I was disabused of that notion.
Last Wednesday I went to a orthopedic surgeon about my right foot
He looked over my x rays and my foot. No good options.
No. Go on a brace. Surgery. To correct it by fusing was no guarantee they could straighten it enough i could walk on it. We did discuss this option at length.

Third option Amputation was pretty much a non starter with me. And he want particularly fond of the idea himself.
My foot is healthy and pain free. And as i told him " I wouldn't know what to do with all the free time from only having to cut five toenails." :D
I had hopes of walking and ditching the wheelchair. I still do. It took me forty years to get here. I have proven i have patience.
If I had listened to the doctors in 1985. I wouldn't even have the use of my right leg let alone the thought of walking again.
I am thinking of a home built peg leg for walking around the yard.
More later.
Again feel free to ask me anything..
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#2 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:17 pm

I had my nephew snap this one. I made sure the wheelchair was not in frame
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#3 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:38 pm

Oh and here is a shot of my lovely niece Megan and me i (?) at her second gunshow. I took her and her mom to her first one in 1999.
For this one I felt she needed to wear cam so I pulled an old favorite out of my closet. I was surprised when she told me she didn't one any camouflage, her father has obviously neglected her choices. So I gave it to her.
Glad to say she liked it very much. Being as its from the early 80s rip stop cotton it is very comfortable.
It ( and Megan) were a big hit lots of guys recognized the pattern some having worn it. One in the Marines.
She had a good time. As did I.
When I posted this on FB number of people commented on taking a pretty girl to a gun show but she was safe. Mom was with us and the leg rests on my chair come off so she could easily beat them to death. :)

P. S. I don't know why these pics are coming out rotated...
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#4 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:40 pm

Megan.
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#5 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:33 pm

Well I hadn't planned on it , but the sound of gunfire from my kid brothers range next door drew me out of the house today.
The weather was beautiful. Low 70s. Maybe high 60s. Nice breeze.

I posted these over on fb.
The carbine is my brothers Kel tec in 9mm. We cheated for this picture. Safety first. No ammo. No Mag. Amd bolt locked back. I noted in hindsight i think I could have safely shot it from this position. Maybe next time.
The pistol is my cyq p 38. The s a trigger wee better than I remembered. The da as bad. :)
I hit the board holding the targets, no problem. :)
I also shot his s&w shield in 9mm. It has a nice trigger and good sights but the grip felt strange to me. Maybe it was just my hold.
I have plans to shoot my 100 year new Remington m1917 as well as sight in my VAR barreled M1. But the ammo is stashed away and I didn't want to cut into my brothers shooting time.
As I am more confidant of his range and back stop I will get out there again.
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#6 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:45 pm

Keel tec 2000 in 9mm.
The golf cart was a gift from a friend who didn't like the fact I couldn't get out and about in my own years due to the sugar sand.
We gave him a Shotgun (edit for typo). .and went to try it out. I got stuck and told them to go on without me. a few days later he showed up with this.
A hell of a nice guy. Hell of a life story. Born without his right hand, thalidomide (sp?) . the drug in we didn't start the fire. Billy Joel.
Rough choldh[d. But he overcame it. He has his own dump trucks. Plural. He rides his Harley Davidson.
He is a happier guy than me and that's saying something.
Great booming voice. The guy is tops.
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#7 Post by Tommy Atkins » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:10 am

Go for it! Excellent!

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#8 Post by HectorFuego » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:26 pm

Good to see you back on the forum, Charles.

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#9 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:18 pm

Thanks Hector.
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#10 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:48 pm

From today.
Today was a good day. I knew ot was long past time to clesn out my mini fridge, henceforth known as "icebox" in honor of my late father who bought it for me 25 years ago this september.
I keep it clean of spolied foods and such. My problem is ice build up. I have moved things around and getting the door ooen to defrost it has been difficult of ate.
A few days ago i noticed the door was hanging up on opening.
I have been dreading the defrost for sometime now, but know it must happen.
I decided today was the day. As soon as i got up i would get started. I promptly slept until 1:30 pm. Nearly 2 hours past my planned start time we i did my routine of lunch right after i shut the icebox off.
I was able to turn a small cabinet sideways for full access.I knew as cold as it was i could gather my supplies before a drop fell.
I got a fresh trash bag for the floor, i can'y help but spill the drain tray.. i got a pan to place inside until the drip tray could come out. It was frozen in. As was the ixbox inner door to the freezer. I would later be shocked to see there wasn't room enough to hold a 12 oz can.
I hadn't let it get this bad in years.
I placed my small trash can so as to catch the initial drips, and to use to dump the water in the shower. Its closer than the sink. Things to consider while transporting a bucket of ice cold water near you junk . I am in a wheelchair after all. :D
I cleaned out the few things that were questionable. The rest were canned drinks and got a wipe down.
I also layed a towel on the trash bag as a "just-in-case" as i tend to spill, a lot. Despite best efforts.
I also placed a large fan in front of the icebox, a lesson i learned the last time i let it get bad. That time it was near 11 hours to get it done.
But even the fan fought me. It was not assembeled right in that the nut that secures the wire screen in place came off. I had to disassemble the thing. Then Clean it it was apart after all. Its how i role. :D. , and put it back together..
It was sloww going at first but things speeded up as the volume of ice decreased. It got quicker as big pieces broke off and came out.
And while i did spill some. It wasn't near as bad as in the past. And my precautins paid off.
I got the last of the water poured out around 7 pm. Nother few minutes to wipe it all down. I like my icebox clean. A little over 5. hours. Not bad.
I will not let it get that bad again. A promise i generally have to reafirm every five years or so when i find myself in the same boat again. :)
No pictures, sorry. But it did happen.
I hope i am not reading this on facebool next year in " on this day" and thinking "Oh Shit ! I gotta defrost tcebox again!" :D
To those that made it to the end, thanks for reading.
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#11 Post by shoot4fun » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:09 am

Yay! Room for more cold food and drinks.
One of those tedious tasks we all hate to do. We have a freezer at work for ice packs, and are required to defrost it 2x a month. That is a bit much, but those are the rules.

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#12 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:04 pm

shoot4fun wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:09 am
Yay! Room for more cold food and drinks.
One of those tedious tasks we all hate to do. We have a freezer at work for ice packs, and are required to defrost it 2x a month. That is a bit much, but those are the rules.
I hate it only because the darn thing sits on carpet. :)
And the drip tray is shallow. It can get messy. But i had an easier time this year. I had a plan and it worked.
I used to keep more variety i n it back before the surgery. As it was so hard to get out to the kitchen.
But now that i am mobile i keep mostly just my coca-cola . And cheese.
I coukd keep more, theres room. But i like kitchen rins, its exercise.
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