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  1. Hello everyone, some of you know what's been going on with my parents. I'll try and keep this short. Mom and dad are 87 and 90. Dad will be 91 in August mom 88 in September. in April mom had critical loss of blood circulation in her left leg. If you've never seen someone's legs dying it's a nasty looking and painful thing. She was faced with the real possibility of amputation. Luckily her medical providers were able to surgically improve her circulation to the point her feet are slowly healing and the pain has improved. As you know my dad has a multitude of health issues. Congestive heart failure, dialysis 3 times a week, broke his hip twice. Sadly in May he started having sores on his legs and was being in the home by Extramural care. Finally we had to call an ambulance and have him taken to Emergency. He was diagnosed with Critical loss of blood circulation in his right leg and LIVER CANCER involving 1/3 of his liver. At 90 there was great debate in the hospital about treating a 90 year old man with so many conditions of which anyone of them could kill him at any moment. You see my dad is a very intelligent and mentally functioning man. He still pays his bills on line with an iPad. The medical staff are all amazed at how sharp of mind he is. They performed the same procedure on his right leg as they did for my mother. He now has improved blood flow in his lower legs reducing the pain and starting the healing. Dad, my 2 bothers and I had a meeting with the Oncologist regarding the Liver Cancer. He was a great Doctor and explained everything in a gentle way to all of us. He made it a point to say he questioned the wisdom of the other Doctors in treating Dad's circulation but he said after he met dad and interviewed he now agrees with their decision. Unfortunately Dad's Liver Cancer is not treatable as his age and multitude of medical issue would just make him suffer and not accomplish any improvement. The Oncologist mentioned dad's options will be Palliative or Hospice care when the time comes. He is currently in the hospital. Dad has made great improvement in the last week as always he continues to shock his Doctors. This morning the Unit Doctor told us Dad is not ready for Palliative! They are going to heal the sores on his legs and get him ready for a nursing home. He is one fighter. On July 1st Mom and Dad celebrated their 69th wedding Anniversary in the Dialysis department in the hospital. Sorry this is so long. Remember if you have someone in your life you love you better tell them. So I love you all....................in a family way! Wayne aka WeednFeed
    7 points
  2. Have a good one , over the pond you all.. if you can't stay sober...stay safe
    4 points
  3. Let start with your clan name? E-raser Do you have any nicknames? Personal or in game? 'E' When and where were you born? Northern Michigan Jan 1954 When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? No idea, living day-to-day Where have you lived? Northern Michigan / South East Michigan What got you into gaming? Video Arcades Your first game you played? On the PC, Duke Nukem And what do you play now? Mostly COD5 WAW FT (XI servers) / Oculus VR WW1 air combat Why did you join XI? Met some great people while playing COD, so wanted to be a part of the community What do you get from being in this clan? Meeting some great people from around the world , daily socializing What is your favorite hobby? I have many off and on.. just now getting in photography What is your favorite travel destination? Grand Cayman, but haven't been back there in a long time Are you married? Yes Do you have children? Yes, a son and daughter - both of them married and moved out. What kind of pets do you have, if any? What are their names? Used to have a cat (since passed) but now only some fish(guppies). Are you a sports fan? If so, what is your favorite team? No not really into sports. What causes are you passionate about? People taking responsibility for their actions. Do you volunteer? If so, where? No What is an interesting fact about you? None that I'm aware of. Have you continued your education past college or university with career development seminars or classes? What kind? I'm a lot into self learning. While many people took up golf and hitting the bars , I actually enjoy reading tech books and 'how to books' (not much of a social life ?? Having an electrical background in vocational high school, I taught myself computer programming starting with machine language. Then 'C' ... this progressed later into my work career. Did you know what profession you wanted to work in when you started college? No idea, Was getting married and only knew I needed a job. Only had about 4-months of college(dropped out for job) then found a job in the Airline Ground handling sector, which turned into a career 43-years Did you belong to any professional organizations? A couple unions through work. What is your current job title? Retired Did you win any awards or recognitions during your education? Runner up in Michigans 1972 State Electronics Design competition (4th place). Where do you work? Retired now since 31DEC2016 - before that North Central Airlines / Republic Airlines / Northwest Airlines and finally Delta Airlines.. Actually 'same-airline' just through multiple mergers. What other job titles have you had in your career? Grocery Store bagger / shelf stocking / resort dish washer Where else have you worked? Local small grocery store / Local resort Why did you choose to work in your industry? Airlines, just needed a job - ended up loving it. Why do you like your job? My job 'retired' .. love not having daily must do work routines / no time management How would you describe your career? 'my life' , good parts and bad. What are some accomplishments you've achieved during your career? Started with the airline basics.. loading unloading planes/jets - working weight and balance - worked air freight handling / tariffs , billing. Worked in employee scheduling and administration. Used my computer programming skills to stream line some of our work processes.. this let to a position working with I.T. and mainframe programming. Describe a time that your career was rewarding. Others that recognized my value and appreciated my input / work. If you could give a younger person career advice, what would it be? Unknown to me at the time, in high school we had to take a semester of typing. I was pretty good at it because my penmanship is horrendous. My typing skills then came to play at work when our weight and balance computerized. Other employees struggled with the 'hunt-n-pick' typing method. What is your favorite thing about your career or industry? Discounted travel , however others don't realize that it has challenges as well. Your not guaranteed getting a seat. This can be a process when trying to book hotels and car rentals - especially those with no refunds. Many times your left behind at the airport. What is a valuable lesson you learned in your career? This may sound racist, however growing up in Northern Michigan, I think there was only one black family. All my folks knew was what they read in the newspapers about the Detroit Riots in the 60's, so I feel their understanding was tainted. When they knew I was moving to the Detroit area for work they instilled in me a fear about the area and people. Actually when I started working at the Airport I learned really quick there are good and bad in all of our different groups. I worked with the Black, Asian, Arab, Latino people. I made some great friends in all of the groups. I also became more sensitive to their particular backgrounds and history. We all have the same fears and wants out of life and family. What do you hope to accomplish in your career? I'm retired... I hope I left the place in better shape than when I started. Are you involved in any professional/ non-profit/sports organizations? If so, do you have a title or rank within these organizations? none What is your favorite sport? none Do you play any sports? no If you were granted 1 wish, what would you wish for? To start life over again, knowing the lessons I've now already learned along the way. If you won a very large amount of money what would you do? Probably do more traveling and give a bunch away. Quote: Listen to the quiet people, they are the ones with something to say....
    2 points
  4. @WeednFeed are you and your brothers sure that you are not Clones? lol
    2 points
  5. BlackRose

    RE: White Dragon ?

    I did not text because it says its a land line,,,there are cell numbers and email listed but it does not show all the numbers or letters. But I have 4 different numbers so I texted them all!!!lolol
    2 points
  6. Here is a picture of DAD with myself standing and my 2 brothers! Some people say we look like dad. What do you think?
    2 points
  7. Tron

    Financial markets

    I feel like I'm in pretty good company when a guy that manages $1.8 Trillion worth of assets agrees with my thesis.
    1 point
  8. I think the apples didnt falled far from the tree!!!!
    1 point
  9. You continue to do what you need to do weednfeed. Hugs
    1 point
  10. tsw 8.5

    Happy 4th

    be safe out there
    1 point
  11. Thanks for sharing Eraser!
    1 point
  12. May God bless your family
    1 point
  13. Wayne, I would say that you all are almost spitting images of your old man. And from what I can tell, you carry the same vibrant, positive attitude he does, even to this day. We will keep your father and the rest of your family in our thoughts.
    1 point
  14. AbuXI

    Funniest clips

    For me this is what XI is all about. Time spent with friends & strangers from every corner of this blessed planet playing the game and really laughing out loud. That came through in these clips. Thanks LilAcorn & Wild you made my day and you did it mostly sober!
    1 point
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