View Full Version : Prayers Please

07-05-2009, 2:19 PM
I'm having surgey tomorrow and I am ask everyone here to please keep me in your prayers.

Thank you


07-05-2009, 2:26 PM
All the best, Colin... you're in our prayers.


07-05-2009, 2:32 PM
You are in our prayers.

07-05-2009, 2:38 PM
Good luck, I almost had to have surgery on my hip but the doctors found another way to treat it. I'm sure they'll take good care of you!:) When your better I could give you a free frag of somthing if you'd like.
You'll be in my familie's prayers, Diane

07-05-2009, 2:40 PM
We will be thinking about you! Wishing you a speedy recovery.


07-05-2009, 2:53 PM
Have a fast recovery so you can get back to reefing. Is there someone who is going to help with the tank?

07-05-2009, 3:14 PM
Will do! After tomorrow you'll be on the road to recovery.


07-05-2009, 3:16 PM
Colin...You are in my prayers. I hope everything goes well and wish you the speediest of recoveries.

07-05-2009, 3:19 PM
You're on my prayer list, Colin.

07-05-2009, 3:37 PM
Colin, take care of yourself after surgery, during surgery you will be in our prayers.

07-05-2009, 3:40 PM
Best wishes and Prayers on the way!!

Ralph ATL
07-05-2009, 3:43 PM
speedy recovery!

07-05-2009, 4:15 PM
You will be in our thoughts and prayers! If you need any help with anything during your recovery, please let me know. I'll be right there! Call me when you get home!

07-05-2009, 4:18 PM
good luck and speedy recovery! You'll be bouncing on the new spring-loaded appendage in short order!

07-05-2009, 5:13 PM
You are in our prayers:)

Seedless Reefer
07-05-2009, 5:16 PM
PM me if you need a hand with your tank.

I hope the end results of this will better your life!

07-05-2009, 5:32 PM
Have a speedy recovery Colin. We'll be thinking of you.:)

07-05-2009, 6:00 PM
Keep you in our prayers!!
Sure you'll be up and around in no time!!

07-05-2009, 6:17 PM
Prayers inbound. Looking forward to your post telling us all is well!

If you need help with your tank don't hesitate to ask.

07-05-2009, 6:25 PM
If you need help with your tank don't hesitate to ask.

Ya.... though I'm a little far away!!

07-05-2009, 7:22 PM
Will do and fast and quick recovery

07-05-2009, 9:04 PM

wishing you all the best, a speedy recovery and the best of all outcomes.
Just holler if you need anything.


Dave Green
07-05-2009, 9:29 PM
Colin, you're in my prayers - have a speedy recovery!

07-06-2009, 7:36 AM
Thank you for all the well wishes and offeres for help I will need them. Well off the the hospital now! See ya'll later!

07-06-2009, 7:37 AM

07-06-2009, 7:57 AM
Wishing you all the best Colin. Hope your recovery goes well!

Linda Lee
07-07-2009, 7:27 AM
Colin, hope all went well. Let us know when you need help with the WC's. We're just a hop, skip and a jump down the road.

And everyone likes to see Loren skip... :D

07-07-2009, 7:47 AM
And everyone likes to see Loren skip... :D

I'd pay $1 to see that!

07-07-2009, 10:29 AM
I'd pay $1 to see that!

Me too!

I forgot to ask Colin how long he would have to stay in the hospital (or even if he had to stay, but I'd assume at least overnight)? Does anyone know? Does anyone know what hospital he's using?

07-07-2009, 10:31 AM
Don't know. He spoke with me about it when he was in the shop recently but I didn't ask for details. I would imagine there will be quite a bit of PT after the fact, but not sure how long they'll keep him. Nowadays there seems to be a revolving door on hospitals.


07-07-2009, 2:36 PM
Best on recovery, Colin.

It seems to be that insurance companies aren't footing the bill for additional days in the hospital. My aunt just went through blood vessel replacement in both legs and then an amputation above the knee... she got sent home maybe a week early! But that's Arizona, not so great healthcare there...

07-07-2009, 3:02 PM
Just spoke with Colin. He sounds great, but he's under heavy pain meds. I didn't believe he was out of sorts until he told me he called me (when I actually called him). We got a chuckle out of that one!

He's at Scottish Rite. He will stay tonight and possibly tomorrow night, depending on if he can keep food down. Right now he's still throwing up everything and he has to be able to hold it down before he will be released.

He said he was up and actually took a few steps using parallel bars in the hospital today. He said he felt great, surgery went well and didn't take a full two hours.

He seems very upbeat and even had visitors when I called, so I didn't talk long.

07-07-2009, 5:16 PM
that's outstanding news!
We need to smuggle some Ippolito's in to him, I bet he keeps that down. :)

07-10-2009, 12:33 PM
I just got off the phone with Colin too :) He asked me for Loren's number (I only had Linda's number - hope you don't mind I shared it with him...)

He sounds great - he's feeling good and has started PT. He doesn't have internet at home he's cruised the site a bit on his phone - but he wanted me to let folks know he's doing just fine!

Thanks be to God for favors received :)


07-10-2009, 1:11 PM
that's awesome that He's home and doing well.

07-10-2009, 1:43 PM
God is good! I'm glad he's doing fine.

07-10-2009, 5:53 PM
He called me today and I gave him Loren's number. Sounded very upbeat on the phone, which I was glad to hear!

07-11-2009, 9:01 PM
That's great news. Hang in there Colin.

07-11-2009, 9:11 PM
glad to hear you are doing well. We are wishing you a speedy recovery.

07-11-2009, 9:15 PM
PT is hard as anything according to my mom, but you can do it! Wishing you a quick recovery!

07-12-2009, 1:15 PM
Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. I've been home since thursday night, but for the most part am in a wheelchair, so I will definatly be needing help with with tank chores. Hope I'll see ya'll at the meeting.

07-12-2009, 1:48 PM
pics or it didn't happen!

07-12-2009, 2:48 PM
Colin. I'll be back home Friday. LMK if there's anything I can do for you.

07-23-2009, 9:22 PM
So I thought I would give a little update on my progress.

I got the cast off last week. Doc said everything looked good. Hopefully the stitches come out tomorrow, and I've started an intense pt program.

07-23-2009, 9:24 PM
Awesome! It was great seeing you doing so well at Cliff's last weekend.

07-25-2009, 1:36 PM
Great to hear Colin.

07-25-2009, 4:55 PM
:thumbs:Glad to hear you'll be back in the game soon! :thumbs:

08-07-2009, 12:44 PM
Well got some GREAT NEWS!! So yesterday was the month since the surgery and today I meet with the physical therapist and the prosthetist. They decided to cast me for the prosthetic so i should be standing by the 21, and walking the 28!! Which is awesome!!

08-07-2009, 12:45 PM
That's great Colin!! Decide on what kind yet?

08-07-2009, 12:55 PM
That's great Colin. Thanks for the update.

08-07-2009, 12:58 PM
Wow that happened pretty quick!!!

08-07-2009, 3:49 PM
no robo foot butt kickin now.. :)

08-07-2009, 7:13 PM
Awesome! :)

08-07-2009, 7:17 PM
Nice to hear it! Then you can host the ARC Billiards Night!

08-07-2009, 8:28 PM
That's awesome Colin!! Keep the updates comin!!

08-07-2009, 8:46 PM
Take care, and take it easy. We wish you a speedy recovery !


08-07-2009, 10:43 PM
Glad to hear your progressing along well. Hope to see you out and about soon! :up:

08-21-2009, 3:48 PM
Well I'm walking!! It feels very weird to walk without a foot. I'll post some pics of it later tonight!

08-21-2009, 4:57 PM
YAY!!!!!! That was quicker than I would have thought!

08-21-2009, 6:07 PM
Yea Colin, pics or it didn't happen. :)

08-21-2009, 6:56 PM
Yay, Colin. I am so glad to hear that things are going well.

08-21-2009, 7:00 PM
Me too. Wish you were coming to the BBQ... don't forget to let me know if you need a hand Monday or Tuesday.

And Jamie, you are like a ninja... on, post, off in the blink of an eye...

08-21-2009, 8:07 PM
Ok pics

And this is the actual prosthesis

08-21-2009, 8:14 PM
Wow that's awesome!! You getting around ok? Is it pretty comfortable?

08-21-2009, 8:23 PM
It is really different to walk in right now. I spent the first 18 years walking wrong and now walking the right way is different. Plus my ankle could on move up and down a little and now the way this one is made it has alot of movement so I'm just not used to it. As for comfort they not really made for that I have to squeeze my limb into so it feels kinda tight, but they say that should go down in a few weeks.

08-21-2009, 8:36 PM
Sorry if I'm rude for asking, but what was originally wrong with your foot?

08-22-2009, 1:39 AM
Looking at this thread got the song "back in the saddle" (aerosmith?) stuck in my head. Looks like you are dominating this and sweet new leg by the way dude.

08-22-2009, 5:45 AM
how many miles is the warranty?
that is one cool looking prosthetic, whats something like that cost?

08-22-2009, 7:26 AM
Yay! He's bionic!!!

Glad you're getting on well, Colin!

08-22-2009, 11:28 AM
That looks like an insanely awesome prosthetic. It's amazing how far prosthetics have come in the last few years. You have inner strength, Colin. Big ol' thumbs up! :thumbs:

08-22-2009, 2:03 PM
Sorry if I'm rude for asking, but what was originally wrong with your foot?
No not at all. I was born with a severXX case of bilateral club foot. Club foot causes bones to grow funny, tendon's to be short, among other stuff. So back in December they had taken some x-ray's and they told me I my foot is slowly getting worse so it was

how many miles is the warranty?
that is one cool looking prosthetic, whats something like that cost?

It is a limited 10 month 10,000,000 step powertrain warranty. ;)

Actually it is 60 days. As for cost no idea insurance covers that!!!

08-22-2009, 6:02 PM
So was it painful before you got the amputation? I'm assuming it probably was at least a little bit. I'm SO SO SO amazed about how positive you are about this. But I'm sure it's like freedom for you

08-22-2009, 6:52 PM
wow man my buddy has similar problems i have seen him deal with trying to walk "right" one of his lags is shorter then the other among Meany other deformities and i can relate to your situation. Tho i do not think he would have the guts to have a lag removed you really have some willpower i hope you have a long and successful life.

08-22-2009, 7:53 PM
Looking Good.


08-22-2009, 8:15 PM
all right colin lookin good, i have not forgot about that paintball game you challenged me to. lol