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Thank you all......I don't know whether to laugh or cry...... Answered

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I am totally flabbergasted....beyond belief, honestly. I have never been a part of such a close-knit group of caring individuals in my life.

UPS just arrived (I think it was UPS), and so when I answered the door, there was this package. Ellen is always getting packages so I handed it to her.......but she handed it back saying it was for me.

I am so awestruck that you sent me this beautiful shirt, and with the signatures on the back too.

Thank you all SO much.....I really don't know what else to say.

Question: since some of the signatures are a little light, is there any way that is practical that I can preserve them so that future washings do not fade them right away?

Thanks SO much again....!

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Goodhart (author)2008-08-19

And now, this is my second day back to work.....I am already back in the "groove" ;-)

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-07-17

Di....di....didn't need to see the third picture...

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Goodhart (author)Keith-Kid2008-07-17

Well, in case anyone doubted that I had my chest cracked open..... :-)

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Keith-Kid (author)Goodhart2008-07-21

They cracked you open?!!!! I thought it was just an incision!!!!

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Goodhart (author)Keith-Kid2008-07-22

They have to get to the heart, so if they can not go under the rib cage from the bottom ( the artery was the left anterior, i.e. on the left side front and close to the heart) and they harvested a mammary vessel for the bypass, so they needed more room then a lower incision could provide. Because they lay you out (crucifixion style) with the chest open, muscles and nerves receive some damage that I am still fighting today. Numbness in my legs and cramps at night in my left leg are just a few. *sigh*

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xACIDITYx (author)Goodhart2008-07-18

Well, I was doubting you and thought you just wanted the T-shirts but now... Now I believe you.

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Goodhart (author)xACIDITYx2008-07-18

Well, you know me. I get paranoid about things from time to time ;-)

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xACIDITYx (author)Goodhart2008-07-18

Lol! Comparison between uppercase i and lowercase L. Il They look the same!

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xACIDITYx (author)Keith-Kid2008-07-21

Il 13. I always wondered if it was iL or Li or LL or ii.

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Keith-Kid (author)xACIDITYx2008-07-21

I'm pretty sure they're L's...

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Bartboy (author)2008-07-20

I missed the bit about why they gave it to you, What happened?

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Goodhart (author)Bartboy2008-07-20

A bunch of things, but I suppose the major thing was the open heart surgery I had (double bypass), that literally removed me from the workforce for 10+ weeks straight. I am still recovering from that since they have to split the sternum and bones of that thickness take a bit of time to heal.

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Bartboy (author)Goodhart2008-07-21

wow, I sure am glad they got you that shirt! You deserve it.

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Goodhart (author)Bartboy2008-07-22

Well, I don't know about "deserve" but I am certainly grateful for being a part of this community, despite my "advanced years" ;-)

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Tetranitrate (author)2008-06-25

I don't want to ruin any surprises --- ::announcers voice:: "But wait THERE'S MORE!" (Give it a few days)

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Goodhart (author)Tetranitrate2008-06-25

You all are really too much you know....

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2008-06-26

I hope Tetranitrate didn't send a package that goes up in flames... It's nice to see you back in this Side, not your backside...

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2008-06-26

Well, the last day, and the discharge day, they allowed me to wear their pants and shirt ( the day before, I must have grossed a few nurses or patients out, when I took my walk, and I hadn't gotten the back overlapped properly, as halfway back from my walk, a nurse ran up behind me to "assist" me in cutting down on the rear draft I was getting LOL).

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2008-06-26

Your moon-walk, I suppose...

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2008-06-26

evidently ;-) done at the crack of dawn too LOL

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2008-06-27

It dawned on the nurse that's where the sun doesn't shine.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2008-06-27

You don't think she thought I was loony (from lunar) do you ? ;-)

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2008-06-27

If you were whistling a looney tune, the nurse would have got you a white jacket with those nice straps...

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I'm overwhelmed by the puns!

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Join the pun if you've got the stomach for it. Punmaster Goodhart does have a hardy uppergut...no, I mean uppercut, sorry typo. I think he relishes the mental workout.

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Goodhart (author)caitlinsdad2008-06-29

Yeah I love to flex my vocabulary muscles and play with words (and numbers too), especially cliches` ( I tend to knuckle asunder any cliches that bother me :-)

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Lithium Rain (author)caitlinsdad2008-06-29

LOL!

Pssst, on the second box, have you been talking to NachoMahma??

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Patrik (author)Tetranitrate2008-06-25

Did you manage to get a hold of that capybara for Goodhart?

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KentsOkay (author)Patrik2008-06-25

I didn't, I got as far as the Mexican/Texan border with it and they were like "Sorry dude, you can't bring that no matter how much money you paid for it because you were drunk". I had to let it go : (

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Goodhart (author)KentsOkay2008-06-26

Oh my Wife would have LOVED that too, but my landlord would have a conniption fit LOL

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KentsOkay (author)Goodhart2008-06-26

I think it would have been pretty lonely, this one seemed to like to beat up caymans....

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Goodhart (author)KentsOkay2008-06-26

yeah, and being they are very social animals, like cavies are, they would be lonely. I would never want to do that to an animal.

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KentsOkay (author)Goodhart2008-06-26

Same. Hedgehogs are solitary, you otta get one.

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Goodhart (author)KentsOkay2008-06-26

A really loving, caring animal, despite it's reputation, would be a pair of rats; but my wife won't hear of it. *sigh* I like pets that can be "petted" ;-)

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KentsOkay (author)Goodhart2008-06-26

*incredulous tone in voice* You can pet a hedgehog, once they are used o you they flatten down there spikes immediately, also only the back is spikey

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Goodhart (author)KentsOkay2008-06-26

Yeah, they are cute....but I think I will pass on any more pets in the house for now. :-)

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killerjackalope (author)Goodhart2008-07-07

How about a baby jackalope, I left quite a few near RS, once they get too big, you release them and they usually end up getting a job in a bar...

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Offer him some pandalopes, please!!!! Just one!!!! One less means a lot!!!!!! *sobs* *Pandalopes bite KK's head* Whyyyy?!!!!

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Send a couple up to RS, he needs to distract the jackalopes...

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Hmm....Now there's an idea...

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Goodhart (author)Keith-Kid2008-07-07

the amount of customers I have seen in the local RS would probably bore them both to death...

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Keith-Kid (author)Goodhart2008-07-08

Aw....Goodhart Ruined the joke......We mean RocketScientist2015....or we're yuou talking about something different entirely?

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Goodhart (author)Keith-Kid2008-07-08

RS = Radio Shack (when I was writing; sorry if I misread...)

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Goodhart (author)Tetranitrate2008-07-07

Believe me, you didn't ruin anything....thanks again, to you and all involved...

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2008-07-02

Thank you to all involved....you all really didn't have to go through all of this, really. Tetranitrate appears to have written the card, enclosed. Thank you for this shirt also.

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