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Hikin' Mike Update

Postby mountaineer » Mon May 01, 2006 2:00 pm

I just talked to Mike on the phone. His spirits were good but he said it was because I happened to get him on a good day. In a few days, he goes to Stanford to get the full leg cast off. He will then be more mobile until June when he gets the second knee replaced. The reason he hasn't been posting is that the computer is in a sunken room and it is just too hard to get to it with his full leg cast. He isn't ignoring people and is sorry for not answering e-mails sooner.

Keep him in your prayers.



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Re: Hikin' Mike Update

Postby The Other Tom » Mon May 01, 2006 2:31 pm

mountaineer wrote:I just talked to Mike on the phone. His spirits were good but he said it was because I happened to get him on a good day. In a few days, he goes to Stanford to get the full leg cast off. He will then be more mobile until June when he gets the second knee replaced. The reason he hasn't been posting is that the computer is in a sunken room and it is just too hard to get to it with his full leg cast. He isn't ignoring people and is sorry for not answering e-mails sooner.

Keep him in your prayers.


Thanks for the update. I'll certainly keep him in my prayers.
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Postby copeg » Mon May 01, 2006 2:35 pm

Thank you for the update Mountaineer.
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Postby Rosabella » Mon May 01, 2006 2:50 pm

Thanks Mountaineer! I was just thinking about Mike yesterday and had gone back thru the old posts 'cause I couldn't remember when the next surgery was scheduled.

Next time you talk to him, please let him know that he is missed on the board, and wish him well in his on-going recovery.
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Postby ERIC » Mon May 01, 2006 8:06 pm

Thanks Mountaineer... The place just isn't the same without our buddy Hikin' Mike!

Get well soon, Mike!
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue May 02, 2006 1:15 am

Thanks mountaineer! He wasn't answering my e-mails so I was a little concerned. Glad he's ok.
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Postby Shawn » Tue May 02, 2006 8:35 pm

I hope he returns soon and healthy.
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Postby Hikin Mike » Fri May 12, 2006 1:10 pm

Howdy All!!

I've had a rough few months to say the least! About a month after my first surgery, I had some drainage that the doctors were concerned about, so they opened up the knee again to "clean things up". There was no infection, but to be safe, I've been on daily IV antibiodics. About a few weeks after that, I started bleeding and after a week of trying to stop it, they decided to put me in a full leg cast. I got the cast off last week and now only wear a leg brace. I had a few days of drainage after the cast was removed, but it's been 4 days and no problems. To add to that, two days ago I found out me and about 20 others at work no longer have a job due to a company buy-out.

This is the first day that I've felt up to walking down the hall and down a step to get to the computer. I hope to be on here more often now, but I can't promise anything.

Thanks everybody for your cards, phone calls and prayers!
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Postby copeg » Sat May 13, 2006 8:14 am

Great to have you back Mike!
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Postby ERIC » Sat May 13, 2006 12:46 pm

Welcome back, Mike!

Good grief...it's high time you catch a lucky break or two. Keep your head up, buddy!
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Postby Hikin Mike » Sat May 13, 2006 3:14 pm

As bad as it seems to be, I suppose it could always be worse!

Hopefully I can be walking, without a cane/walker by October, but we'll see what happens. :nod:
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Postby The Other Tom » Mon May 15, 2006 9:43 am

Hey Mike,
Hang in there, buddy. Check your email at backcountry.org. I have something for you.
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