I may be gone for a bit!
Last Post 30 Jul 2018 11:34 AM by joseph Loyd. 7 Replies.
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Benjamin CrainUser is Offline
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23 Jul 2018 08:05 PM

     

    I took a hard fall backwards down a mountain and woke up in a pile of rocks trying to figure out how to get out, at the time I was inverted. In that incident I broke my elbow and left wrist but figured out how to get unpinned and get back up. I did not realize that I had been unconscious  for some time. The next day coming up I got bit by a Rattlesnake and it should have killed me, but some how I survived and got to keep my leg without anti-venom.

     

     

    A few months go by and I was trying to move some equipment and got thrown off balance landing me chin first on rock, not to mention the injured knee I landed on. At first I thought nothing but a brush up, been then I started vomiting and the headaches would not stop. So after a week I went to the ER and they did a CT Scan on my head and neck, sure enough I have a large old blood clot on my brain and the new injury just made it worse.

     

    So I am looking at brain surgery in the next two weeks if not sooner because my conditions are worsening quickly. Wish me luck please. 

     

    If Prospecting was easy everybody would do it, at least a few of us are willing to go the extra mile, keep it up.

     

     

    LEO LORENZUser is Offline
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    23 Jul 2018 08:35 PM
    Geesh Ben, you been through a lot, and as you always say about being careful, but no matter how well we prepare things can quickly go south for unknown reasons. I sure hope you get through this with minimal complications. Our prayers are with you. You can come back at it stronger next year and get a well needed rest for now.
    Leo
    Jim LockeUser is Offline
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    24 Jul 2018 03:04 PM
    Benjamin ,
    Man, brother! I'm not sure but you just may be part cat! How many of your 9 lives you used up?
    I joke but seriously.....of course I wish you All The Best. Good luck and let us know when you are feeling better.
    Until that time, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Jim (and Cindy) Locke
    Fight for what rights you have left!
    WILLIAM HALLUser is Offline
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    24 Jul 2018 03:54 PM
    Benjamin,

    Man, thats a rough patch.
    God willing you will make it through
    God's speed Benjamin...

    Bill
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
    KELLY LEVITTUser is Offline
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    25 Jul 2018 08:28 AM

    I hope ya got all your crash & burns out of your system . get well, and try to get back to digging without trashing yerself !

    joseph LoydUser is Offline
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    27 Jul 2018 06:15 PM
    I had a problem with breathing when I laid on my right side and when i over did things .Came out that I have lung cancer .the presser on my right side would cause problems.doing fine now but still have more treatment to go through.
    Member LDMA and several other clubs in CA.
    Wayne CrowderUser is Offline
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    28 Jul 2018 03:49 PM

    Joseph,

    Hope everything turns out OK.  A friend of mine had lung cancer and they only gave him less than a year.  Turns out he is still here 10+ years out.

     

    Hang in there.

    Wayne

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    30 Jul 2018 11:34 AM
    they gave me a year but they have made great progress with me .thanks.
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