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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2010, 11:32 am Thread Starter
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Tim Shook Update

Brian Smith and I met up in Beckley, WV, this past Monday morning, and we rode up I-77 to go see Tim Shook. Tim had an artery in his abdomen rupture in Mid-May, and it nearly killed him, but he got help fast enough that he was able to be snatched back from the brink. But he's been hospitalized ever since then.

My church has a prayer-quilt ministry, and I got a quilt for Tim. At one of our Sunday services, any time there was a hymn or other music, members of the congregation could come up to the front of the church where the prayer quilt was, and they tied knots in the strings holding the quilt together while saying a prayer for Tim. Then afterward the quilt is delivered to the sick person, and then they are literally wrapped in prayers. Brian and I were on a mission to deliver Tim's quilt to him.

Tim was in the ICU for over two weeks, unable to do anything except just lie there. His muscles really atrophied during that time, and now he has to rehab them so he can get around. He has lost 50 pounds, and he has a colostomy bag and another tube and bag draining his gallbladder. But he's in good spitits, and he's improving. Here he is taking nourishment:

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I gave him the prayer quilt, and he was really pleased to get it. Here's a picture of Tim with his son John and wife Sheree and the quilt.

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It was great to see him. He's weak, but improving. He has 3 more weeks in the rehab center. Then sometime after that he'll have to have his gallbladder removed, and also hopefully the colostomy bag also. But he's still with us, and we all look forward to riding with him again as soon as possible.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 2010, 8:30 am
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Well then, after few setbacks over a total of 66 days in hospitals and
therapy.....I am home.

Thank God.

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Nov 3rd, 2010, 7:37 am
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Finally !

After an entire summer off the bike, I got it out last week for a very short ride, less than 10 or so miles. Needed to get some Sta-Bil in the tank for the upcoming snow season here in Ohio.
As you would expect, I had various muscles pissing ang moaning the next day after the ride, but I can deal with that.

It was sooooooooooooo nice getting back on the KRS.

Recovery continues nicely, one more operation in December.
Projected back to work is sometime in the early Feb. timeline.

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Good to hear!!!!!

If it isn't too gruesome and you don't mind sharing, what surgery do they have left to do? Someone leave a sponge in there? just kidding.

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It's great to hear you got back in the saddle!

Best of luck in December!

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Good to hear!!!!!

If it isn't too gruesome and you don't mind sharing, what surgery do they have left to do? Someone leave a sponge in there? just kidding.
As part of the "keep me alive" strategy that they employed back in May
I had a small-ish section of my colon removed.

They installed an aftermarket system. ( Yup, a colostomy )

Decembers operation is to reverse that surgery and then hook up the stock exhaust system.

Can't wait, I like bling as much as the next guy but these accessory bags are
killing me

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Glad to finally see a pic of you, Tim. I had you pegged for a young wise ass kid. Now I see that you are a wise ass old fart! MY BRO!
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Glad to finally see a pic of you, Tim. I had you pegged for a young wise ass kid. Now I see that you are a wise ass old fart! MY BRO!
Young ?

Oh, my no, I've been a smartass in training for decades.

And, if these doctors keep rebuilding me on a regular basis, I'll
have decades more to perfect my craft.

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You are a tough SOB to have suffered all that and come out the other side smiling!

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As part of the "keep me alive" strategy that they employed back in May
I had a small-ish section of my colon removed.

They installed an aftermarket system. ( Yup, a colostomy )

Decembers operation is to reverse that surgery and then hook up the stock exhaust system.

Can't wait, I like bling as much as the next guy but these accessory bags are
killing me

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