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Hey guys.

 

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, this is really appreciated. I am home now, I came home Christmas Day to my family with my Wife driving me through a major snow storm. She left our home at 5 am not even knowing if I would be released. She is awesome. She spent most of the week at Mass General with my Son who is 13 months old. He couldn’t even recognize me, it was terrible. The Neurosurgeons and Nurses and ALL of the personnel from the janitors to transport, security and cafeteria employees were amazing. They tried to med flight me from Dover NH but couldn’t get one so a ground ambulance brought me down and they were awesome. I started to check out after we got to Mass General and my poor wife got a lot of bad news Thursday and Friday that she had to cope with by herself. I’ll never forget how hard this was on her or my son. My parents got here from Florida and my brother and his fiancé were there. They had to stabilize me prior to surgery and call in a specialized neurosurgeon. Needless to say God watched over me and two hours after surgery I was walking into the bathroom with my nurse. The next morning I was on my feet doing physical therapy with my therapist, Maria.

 

On October 1st, I got a concussion. I had an MRI and started to see a neurologist. He continued to ignore my complaints and refused to give me another MRI. I stayed working thinking that I was being a wimp and started to see spots last week. I got an eye doctor appointment and my Optometrist saved my life, she found my optic nerves were being crushed by blood and it turned out I had a massive brain hemorrhage. The head neurologist at WDH couldn’t believe I was conscious let alone working.

 

For future reference......ALWAYS.....get a second opinion. God watched over me and put me in contact with the right people and I am able to be with my beautiful wife and son.

 

I have been unable to be online because of what happened in October and the last two weeks I started to deteriorate. I woke up at 3 this morning and am typing this at five in the morning. The screen isn’t bugging me. That’s amazing. 

 

Thanks for for your thoughts and prayers. I have loved this forum for years because of its members and it’s amazing how a bunch of perfect strangers in life can care so much about eachother. 🙏 You guys are awesome and this moved me so much I couldn’t respond until today. It’s amazing when something crazy like this happens that people care so much. I had visitors at the hospital and calls from guys that I work with but rarely see. I had family and friends pulling from everywhere. My ex-wife was at my house twice while this was going on, once when I was in surgery clearing my driveway and on Christmas, snow blowing the foot of snow we got and she and her girlfriend (long story....) brought my family and I dinner.  

 

This is what has helped me recover. I’ve been at a loss for all of the love and support. I cannot thank you all enough. Thank you. Chris 😎

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9 hours ago, ChrisK said:

Hey guys.

 

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, this is really appreciated. I am home now, I came home Christmas Day to my family with my Wife driving me through a major snow storm. She left our home at 5 am not even knowing if I would be released. She is awesome. She spent most of the week at Mass General with my Son who is 13 months old. He couldn’t even recognize me, it was terrible. The Neurosurgeons and Nurses and ALL of the personnel from the janitors to transport, security and cafeteria employees were amazing. They tried to med flight me from Dover NH but couldn’t get one so a ground ambulance brought me down and they were awesome. I started to check out after we got to Mass General and my poor wife got a lot of bad news Thursday and Friday that she had to cope with by herself. I’ll never forget how hard this was on her or my son. My parents got here from Florida and my brother and his fiancé were there. They had to stabilize me prior to surgery and call in a specialized neurosurgeon. Needless to say God watched over me and two hours after surgery I was walking into the bathroom with my nurse. The next morning I was on my feet doing physical therapy with my therapist, Maria.

 

On October 1st, I got a concussion. I had an MRI and started to see a neurologist. He continued to ignore my complaints and refused to give me another MRI. I stayed working thinking that I was being a wimp and started to see spots last week. I got an eye doctor appointment and my Optometrist saved my life, she found my optic nerves were being crushed by blood and it turned out I had a massive brain hemorrhage. The head neurologist at WDH couldn’t believe I was conscious let alone working.

 

For future reference......ALWAYS.....get a second opinion. God watched over me and put me in contact with the right people and I am able to be with my beautiful wife and son.

 

I have been unable to be online because of what happened in October and the last two weeks I started to deteriorate. I woke up at 3 this morning and am typing this at five in the morning. The screen isn’t bugging me. That’s amazing. 

 

Thanks for for your thoughts and prayers. I have loved this forum for years because of its members and it’s amazing how a bunch of perfect strangers in life can care so much about eachother. 🙏 You guys are awesome and this moved me so much I couldn’t respond until today. It’s amazing when something crazy like this happens that people care so much. I had visitors at the hospital and calls from guys that I work with but rarely see. I had family and friends pulling from everywhere. My ex-wife was at my house twice while this was going on, once when I was in surgery clearing my driveway and on Christmas, snow blowing the foot of snow we got and she and her girlfriend (long story....) brought my family and I dinner.  

 

This is what has helped me recover. I’ve been at a loss for all of the love and support. I cannot thank you all enough. Thank you. Chris 😎

My boy chrisk is  back Bebe!!! We're very blessed to have you back bro your an awesome person And the Big man upstairs always takes care of his peeps!!💪🏾💪🏾 Rest up bro enjoy the family and you know we will be right here waiting for ya.

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Man Chris I’m gone for a while and all hell breaks loose! Glad to hear you are well. Get some rest and take care of yourself. It’s kind of odd that I was thinking about you earlier this week is what made me get back on the forum (not in a creepy way, I was using the Festool sander I got off of you for a project!)


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1 hour ago, kruton said:

Man Chris I’m gone for a while and all hell breaks loose! Glad to hear you are well. Get some rest and take care of yourself. It’s kind of odd that I was thinking about you earlier this week is what made me get back on the forum (not in a creepy way, I was using the Festool sander I got off of you for a project!)


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Thanks my friend, I appreciate the thoughts! Rest is sucking but my Wife is amazing. She has been taking care our beautiful son and is riding me like a Sergeant when I overstep my bounds 👍

 

As far as being creepy....well...I’m cool with all that and I’m glad your using the sander. 

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Thanks my friend, I appreciate the thoughts! Rest is sucking but my Wife is amazing. She has been taking care our beautiful son and is riding me like a Sergeant when I overstep my bounds [emoji106]
 
As far as being creepy....well...I’m cool with all that and I’m glad your using the sander. 

Good to hear. Glad the family is doing well. How is being a dad treating ya? I think the last time I was around he had just been born.


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Glad to hear that you're doing better. That's crazy, scary stuff! I always get a second or even a third opinion...as kids we are basically taught that doctors are some of the smartest people in our population, as an adult I've learned that they're not. A lot of doctors, though very well educated, aren't nearly as bright as we'd like to think but the thing that makes it dangerous is that a lot of those doctors are extremely cocky. I've had to demand MRIs and explain to doctors why an X-ray is useless(for that specific problem)....then I do it and have it come back negative and them act like they're giving me good news. My first demanded MRI found two ruptured discs in my back that two doctors said I was imagining. Second one discovered several tears in my knee that weren't visible in the X-ray *Facepalm*

 

Ok, that turned into a rant but always get a second opinion. Pain and discomfort is your body telling you that something is wrong, don't let anyone try to tell you that you're imagining it or imply that you're being a baby. I'm happy you found someone to help you Chris, don't do that again! We need you around here!

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10 hours ago, kruton said:


Good to hear. Glad the family is doing well. How is being a dad treating ya? I think the last time I was around he had just been born.


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Absolutely wonderful. This whole ordeal scared my son and since I’ve been home, I cannot physically hold him because of the injury but he is really scared of being close to me. He saw me in a really rough patch plus I’m sure all of the staples in my head aren’t helping any. I know he will get better but it breaks my heart right now. Still, I am home and he is getting warmer to me but today is one week since surgery so I’m hoping it will be over soon and we can move on!

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So sorry Brother, that I did not see this post in time, to send my well wishes and prayers. I am so relieved to hear, your health is on the mend.  I have to be honest, when I read Eric's original post, I thought the worst, and was immediately angry some scumbag did this to you. Not to take away from what you are going through, but I have been having a weird pain in my lower (front, back and side) on my right side of body, and been to a "specialist" and they said they can not find anything. Now I am motivated to get a 2nd and even 3rd opinion. 

 

Thank You for being there for me, when I was going through a couple rough patches in my life, and if there is anything I can do, please feel free to reach out.

-Steven

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