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BS: Thoughts for Big Mick

Dan Schatz 25 Dec 13 - 01:48 AM
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Subject: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 01:48 AM

Folks, please send good energy over to Michigan this Christmas night. Mick called to let me know he's in the hospital, following a headache and a tingling in his arm. He wisely decided to get it checked out and they found some bleeding in the head. The good news is that he's doing fine, has been thoroughly tested, and has no deficits - physical, mental or otherwise - but it may take him and his doctors a little while to sort it all out. And spending Christmas in the hospital pretty much stinks.

Despite all that, Mick is in remarkably good spirits, has his sense of humor, and is agitating for his guitar to be brought to him NOW.

If anyone needs info on where he is, etc. I can get that to you. Early signs seem to be that they caught this in time and can deal with it now - and we're all grateful for that.

Thanks in advance for all your good energy, thoughts and prayers for Mick and family - they'll be much appreciated.

Warmly,
Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: jacqui.c
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 01:59 AM

Thanks for letting us know Dan. I'm sending good thoughts for Mick's fast and complete recovery ASAP, and to his family to help them through this time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: freda underhill
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 02:27 AM

Hey Big Mick, glad you went straight there - and glad to hear you're hollering for that guitar. Sending lots of love from Sydney - best wishes, Mick!


freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 04:15 AM

Good for Big Mick, having the complete sense to get checked out. Good thoughts coming his way from Staffordshire.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 06:17 AM

more good wishes heading his way from Sydney

love from sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,gnu on laptop
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 06:19 AM

Thoughts and prayers atchya, buddy. Glad to hear the upside. Get well soon big guy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 06:42 AM

Prayers from PA including the collared variety and a healing mass for you at next wednesday's weekly oiling.

~S


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: kendall
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 06:51 AM

On your feet mister! I'll send a 4 year old to read to you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 06:52 AM

Get well soon Mick.
keith.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: The Sandman
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 07:07 AM

best wishes, for a speedy recovery


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: eddie1
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 07:10 AM

Best Wishes Mick

Eddie


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,SussexCarole
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 07:58 AM

Best wishes for speedy recovery - love and hugs sent from Gower,
S Wales

Carole & Andrew xxx


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Janie
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 08:51 AM

Thanks for letting us know Dan.

Mick, adding my good thoughts to the stream of them beaming at you from all parts of Mudcatdom. Grateful you had the good sense to head for the hospital. Hope to soon hear you are back at home and doing well. Love and hugs, Janie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Severn
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 09:16 AM

Hail the Conklin Hero! As a veteran of many horse-spittle stays, including one that saw Christmas Eve turn to Christmas Day flat on my back in a Medivac chopper, my Yule-tied thoughts are with you. I know you're strong enough to withstand most anything fate throws at you and you had the good sense to put yourself in care in a timely manner, so enjoy the green Jello and rest easy, 'cause there's a lot of us here that have your back until you're back. Don't break too many nurses' hearts when your arm goes ting-a-ling to call them for assistance. Get out of there in one big healthy chunk, and who knows, maybe there's a song in this!

Think Positive-Test Negative,
Severn


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,Dan Schatz without cookie
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 09:20 AM

Here's an update from Liz, Mick's daughter:

I am Mick's daughter. I just want to say thank you for any well wishes and prayers you are sending my dad. It is a scary time for our family but like Dan said, he is doing great considering everything that is going on. We are grateful for small things that ensured he was able to get quick attention and he is in great hands. As his family we have made sure he has not been alone in the hospital and we will continue to be sure of that. Although it stinks that he is in the hospital for Christmas, that too is also a blessing as much of his family has time off and is in town when they may not otherwise be, so he wants for nothing, other than to get this fixed and go home of course. We hope you all have a great holiday and please remember to cherish your loved ones!


Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 09:26 AM

Sincere wishes for a quick and complete recovery. Thoughts and prayers coming your way from Cardiff, U K,


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 11:05 AM

Love and best thoughts from Charlie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 11:38 AM

Slainte, Mich! And don't let Santa examine you unless that beard is in a beard-catcher -- infection, you know.

And please don't ask the folks there, "Are you Union?" Get well, then organize 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Leadfingers
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 11:48 AM

Goood thoughts from W London !!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 12:17 PM

Get well, Mick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 12:18 PM

So our "Layabout" is finally lsying about? Get well extremely quickly. I am having a devil of a time restraining this 400# gorilla. Miss KoKo is worried about her man.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 12:52 PM

Not a great way to spend Christmas for sure, but when you get hold of that guitar ring out Christmas in Killarny. I'll do the same in Cape Breton, loud and in Bb and perhaps our voices will blend over the miles! In any case get well fast!
               Slainte,
                   Sandy


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 01:48 PM

Thanks for relaying the update, Dan and be sure to thank Liz for it. Comforting words about his care by the hospital and by his relatives... big time comfort.

Since yer stuck in hop, I suppose they won't let you raise a jar in fest so I'll have one for ya. Mick... sláinte.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: DebC
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 04:24 PM

Thinking of you, my brother in solidarity and sending healing thoughts your way. We need you to be around to kick butt y'know.

Debra Cowan


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Ebbie
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 04:39 PM

I hope they find the cause minute and that you get well really quickly, Mick. Fragile creatures we be- but we are also tough. Grab onto tough and hang on. Love to you and yours. Eb


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 05:01 PM

Keep your spirits up and get well soon, Mick.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 05:41 PM

prayers, good wishes, thoughts, hugs, love.

A glass of American whiskey lifted to your health.

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 07:01 PM

Geeziz Mick.....You got it all wrong man but then again being from Michigan that ain't so unusual. Lemmee explain this one to you.

As part of the founders of Lane, Fielding, Patterson, and Swan, we all started with different jobs to do for the company to keep things operating. All along from then on I was the appointed Sickfuck. Then Fielding decided to take a bit of that job from me. Rick was always helpful like that but he went overboard, and broke his last G-string. Bad news for everyone although corporately he began booking more lay-about hours than ever before, easily become our most productive partner.

You had a few minor ticker problems but got them sorted out before I had to remind you that you were not the one with that job. Then that damn Swan goes and gets his dumb ass really messed up and laid up which kept him from his real responsibilities to LFPS but certainly helped our profits for awhile. I never felt that Brother Dave was trying to take my position as Rick had done so I wasn't too hard on him.

This brings me to your Irish Badger (Double Dumbshit) ass. This kind of thing you're up to now could possibly infringe on my position and you need to stop it.......NOW! See, I've been in this game for almost 15 years now and I don't need competition from some amateur. Let me keep being the second best booker with LFPS because walking that fine line is touchy and all too easy to go over as we sadly found with Rick. While it maybe true that my most recent problems are not solvable, I'm still doing pretty fair at continuing to walk that tightrope.

I love you Bro but you don't need to infringe on my position as Sickfuck and I am telling you now, partner to partner......STOP! I am sending you my best thoughts to feel better, get well, and get the hell off my turf!


Spaw
Patrick F. Patterson
Founding Partner, Lane, Fielding, Patterson, and Swan
Lay-A-Bouts At Large and For Hire
We do nothing for you. It is the least we can do.....the very least


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Hollowfox
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 07:15 PM

Thw $#@!-reduction candle is fired up as I type. On the not so $#@!y side, the staff-to-patient ratio is better this week than any other in the year. Nobody's in for just optional stuff, so there are more people to care for you. Be well, Mary/Hollowfox


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 07:48 PM

Love from Ireland... and a drop of Paddy Flaherty's finest, in your honour

c[ ]

x x x


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 07:50 PM

Best wishes from me too!

Kitty
xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 09:08 PM

Are you going to get outa that hospital or do I have to go all the way to Michigan, pull you outa bed, dress you, pick you up and do broken field running like a Notre Dame football player strolling though the Ann Arbor defensive line to get you past the nurses?

Say, speaking of nurses...I know a nurse who could come take care of you. What's her name now...retched? Something like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Amos
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 09:51 PM

Awright, you big Mick, you...pull it together and tell your body parts to do thei darn jobs. We have more than enough to worry about without you acting up like this.

Seriously, let's see a return to operational-in-full status, Mick-me-boyo. We have a helluva lot more playing to do together, and besides, you are out of excuses for not coming to the Getaway, so don't start on any new ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Maryrrf
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 10:16 PM

Hoping for a quick and complete recovery, Mick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 10:59 PM

Please, please, DON'T tell Mick that he's going to be "fixed." He might misunderstand.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 11:32 PM

Get better quickly and painlessly!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Janie
Date: 25 Dec 13 - 11:49 PM

G'night, Mick, and g'night to all your loving family. I imagine I can sense the love among you all the way down here in the south.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 02:57 AM

Hurry up and get well, Mick. I need that signed Sparky Lyle baseball ASAP.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 03:06 AM

The USA needs good union men - so don't quit yet!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Megan L
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 03:59 AM

hope things get better


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Monique
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 04:58 AM

Best thoughts and wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 05:12 AM

Manly hugs (well, as far round yer as my arms can get- and I've got long arms!) from


RtS
(((())))


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,Rog Peek
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 05:38 AM

Get Well Soon! All the Best for the New Year!

Rog


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: KathWestra
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 08:36 AM

Dear Mick, I hope all the love coming your way from the far-flung reaches of Mudcat is lifting your spirits and that it will speed your recovery. Thinking of you, sending you a big long-distance hug, and wishing you well. xo Kath


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Allan C.
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 08:49 AM

Best wishes and prayers to my friend the gentle giant, aka, the biggest damn leprechaun anyone ever saw.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: freda underhill
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 08:50 AM

keep on getting better Mick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: ranger1
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 09:16 AM

Yo, Mick! Get well soon and get out of that place! Hospitals are full of sick people!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: beardedbruce
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 09:20 AM

Good thoughts being sent.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 09:41 AM

Mick, you're a Union man. Them folks are all Rebs. Git outa there! And whatever you do, don't let them "fix" you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Wesley S
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 10:17 AM

How do we know that Mick didn't get himself admitted so he could organize the workers and patients?

Get well soon Mick. Take it easy - but take it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 10:23 AM

I'm sorry to hear this news. You are definitely in the right place and, despite what the media would have you believe, the best place. Keep smiling and let them do their best for you.

I hope to hear you are up to your old tricks soon.

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 10:29 AM

A room is being prepared for Mick at the NYCFTTS. We need bed pan warmers and lime Jell-O preparations. All hands on deck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 11:36 AM

best wishes - sorry its been such a rough Christmas

wishing you a happy new year

al


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 11:56 AM

You get well now! The ghost of Dick Rogers will be visiting you iffn ya' don't come to the Getaway and play those smallpipes for us!

.... and you see above how many people care....


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: JudyB
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 12:15 PM

Sending hugs and good thoughts your way. ~JudyB


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Barb'ry
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 12:57 PM

Lots of love and get well wishes xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 01:57 PM

Bill said you could "see above how many care." I am not to be included in that group as I don't give a shit one way or another. I'm simply telling you for the sake of the business and the future success of LFPS......Stay the hell off my turf!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: KT
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 03:47 PM

Mick, adding my love and good thoughts and prayers to all of the above, for your quick and complete recovery. There's a whole lotta love shining on you from your Mudpals - feel it and be well, my friend! To Mick's cherished family- hang in there and know that we're including you in these good wishes during what has to be a very scary time for all of you. KT


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 03:52 PM

Oh, damn! I forgot to get the bedpans! And there was something else...overalls?...URINALS!

Well, Mick won't mind much.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Dave Swan
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 04:06 PM

See, Mick. I warned you that Patterson would go off. Don't say I didn't.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 05:11 PM

Late again, Parkes ...
Thinking of you, Mick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 05:17 PM

Just heard from Mick - he's doing fine; making trouble I'm sure, and very grateful for all the mojo.

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 07:56 PM

Maybe a little late to the party but gald to hear that Big Mick is on the big mend...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Acme
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 08:49 PM

If Mick wants to get out of the hospital early someone needs to send up a banjo instead of a guitar. And while you're there I hope someone brought you a warm bathrobe. I've seen the gap in the back of those hospital gowns - not a pretty sight.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 10:07 PM

He mentioned to me months ago he was interested in buying a banjo. I should have known then something was not quite right in the head.

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: M.Ted
Date: 26 Dec 13 - 10:53 PM

Get well soon, Mick. I know you will, because like all us Michiganders, you've got a thick head.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Bugsy
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 01:19 AM

Just seen this thread Mick, Sending you all the best wishes from warm and sunny Western Australia.

I wish you a speedy and complete recovery mate.

Enjoy the rest, they'll have you up and working again soon enough!


CHeers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Bugsy
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 01:21 AM

Oh, I forgot to mention, Mick - tell them "It happened at work" there's sure to be a compo claim or two in there somewhere.
]
]Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: bbc
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 02:29 AM

Glad to hear, by the time I saw this thread, that you're doing better! Thanks, Dan! Sending love & prayers for healing from New York & wishes for a healthy, peaceful New Year! Love you, Mick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 06:36 AM

LOL Stilly... I wuz just thinkin... an ice-cold bedpan would shift his backside outta there. So maybe we let him keep the open-at-the-back gown?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: maeve
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 07:04 AM

Waving madly from Maine, Mick. Fly out of there as soon as you can.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Mick
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 08:51 AM

Thanks a million, my friends. Know that I cherish each of you and gratefully receive your prayers, healing thoughts, and best wishes. I will write more as this plays out. There is no loss of function. I asked if I would be able to continue repairing, and practicing the pipes and banjo. Doc said "NO". I asked him if I had lost mobility in my fingers. He told me there was no loss of mobility anywhere, but practicing these two instruments was definitely a hazard to my health! The look on his face was frightening. ***chuckle*** TIC comment

I am not out of the woods yet, my friends, but I am determined to be. Posts will be sparse. My way of dealing with this is to dig in, put my mind to work, and beat it. I will give a more complete update later.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: SINSULL
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 09:41 AM

deal with it as you need to, Mick. We will all be with you.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 09:45 AM

Dig in and do it. We've got your six.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 12:59 PM

Six on six!!! along with Rap and I'd say EVERYbody that knows ya, ya Big Irish Mick.

On a side note, someone not long at Mudcat voiced a negative opinion about Spaw's post. Please allow me to assure all and sundry that anyone who knows Spaw knows Spaw and appreciates the post, most of all, at this point, Big Mick. Yer lucky Spaw toned it down from his usual 'demeanour'... he's gettin old and mellowing thereby. >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 02:07 PM

Sending you thoughts of healing energy, Mick. May all be known and sorted positively before 2014.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Noreen
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 02:46 PM

Warming and healing hugs being sent your way from Windy and Wet Worcestershire, Mick.

Noreen x


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: KT
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 04:02 PM

So good to see your post, Mick. Hang in there, my friend, take one day at a time, and know we're all pulling for ya. Just think of the loving energy that's coming at you from all around the globe. We'll stay tuned...
KT


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 05:18 PM

Ya know, I was certain this was "Thoughts ABOUT Big Mick" and I had several but they probably weren't something people would want to read. Imagine my chagrin when I noticed the word "for"!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 06:47 PM

Sending my best wisheds to you, Mick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Chanteyranger
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 06:48 PM

....and leave those nurses alone. They have a job to do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 07:47 PM

good to read a report from the very patient & obedient patient!

keep up the good work, Mick

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 07:55 PM

A patient patient? That's a new one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 08:03 PM

Mick, obedient? This also is a new concept.

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 10:09 PM

He's obedient. He's married, ain't he? He's learned what all successful men eventually learn: Do what women tell you, 'cause it's easier that way.

Now if he only remembers that when Nurse Ratched comes to move him to the NYCFTTS....


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 03:56 AM

You got that right, Rap. When Mama is happy, everybody's happy. OK?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 06:48 AM

Keep digging, Mick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: MikeL2
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 09:51 AM

Hi

Get well real soon !! From one Mick to another

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 01:08 PM

It's been a few days now. When can I stop thinking about him and go to the bathroom?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Fergie
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 01:19 PM

Hi from Dublin Mick. Glad to hear that you are repairing. Stay safe my good man.

Ferg


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 01:50 PM

Rap, yer on Six... go ahead and pee. Nobody is lookin. Who would want to?

Mr. Lane, it is my duty to inform you that have no choice but to get well soon. The rabble of Mudcat simply will not accept otherwise.

Hang tough, buddy... slainte


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: olddude
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 01:54 PM

My thoughts and prayers to our friend. Get outta there Mick
love Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Acme
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 02:54 PM

Threatening the doctor with pipes AND banjo - you're lucky he didn't put you out of your misery right then and there. :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Mark Ross
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 02:56 PM

C'mon Mick, i knew it was time for a vacation, but this is carrying it a bit too far. Hope to talk to you soon,

Take It Easy, But Take It!

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Crowhugger
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 08:36 PM

All best wishes for a full & speedy recovery, Mick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Dec 13 - 10:53 PM

Wow, THAT'S a relief! I can think clearly now, the pee has gone....


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 12:13 PM

Too bad you couldn't see all obstacles in your way. You've gone and upended the bed pan.

One day at a time, Mick. For once, do as you are told and get well.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 12:55 PM

Mick, don't listen to her. Listen to the doctors. Listen to the nurses -- especially the nurses. Record what they say and use it to blackmail them later.

Who says a hospital stay needs to be expensive?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 03:20 PM

As long as the Tater's intact. ...!

♣♧♣


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Ebbie
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 04:13 PM

I donate #100 to the Mick's well being...


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 06:51 PM

Only just saw this, which was as well, because the news is better, and the Big Fella has spoken.

Christmas in hospital is a drag, as I know from three years back, and worst for the family. But I reckon Mick's being there will be quite good for the other people who have to be in there at this time, especially the nurses. And the cleaners - they always seemed a good lot in my experience.

Having the guitar in there is good company, especially if they've stuck you in a single room, which can be a lot less interesting than a shared ward.

Be back soon, but take your time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 08:07 PM

I was in a ward a few years back. 4 guys. One guy in bad shape and two of us checked on him a lot. When it got bad, I counted 22 medical staff in the room at one time. It was tense! Poor bugger... just a young guy of near 50. Very sad. One old guy was spaced out on happies but fun to talk to when I could get him to tell me stories. The guy in bad shape and the happy old lad didn't mind my snoring but the poor man directly across from me was hard put. I explained my sleep apnea and he was cool with it. Sometimes, being in a ward is better. Not near as good as yer own bed but schenacadaie (spg? any Celts?).

Slainte big guy... I am pullin fer ya. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 08:39 PM

Suddenly there has been a lot more Guinness available and Big Mick's in the horsespittle. Could there be a connection?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 08:48 PM

Indeed! As soon as Guinness heard about Mick, they upped production in order to cover all the slaintes to him.

Silly question!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,bert
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 08:49 PM

- physical, mental or otherwise -

Is that the Big Mick that I know?

Hang in there me ol' china.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Janie
Date: 29 Dec 13 - 09:05 PM

Tain't witty enough to contribute other than to say still here, and hoping you are chuckling at least as much as am I, Mick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 11:04 AM

You want a thought for Big Mick? Okay, here's one:

GET WELL, GET OUTA BED, AND GET BACK TA WORK!

There! How's that?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 01:03 PM

One outta three ain't bad, Rap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: catspaw49
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 02:47 PM

I think "outta'" is spelled with two "T's."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 06:08 PM

I would tend to agree, Spaw.

So we patiently wait for an update. Well, not all of us patiently in private but I have tended to be come much more calm these days. However, under the circumstances, I am close.

Mick, buddy, you are in my heart today. Good luck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 07:13 PM

Mick will update us when he feels like it. Meantime, good thoughts, prayers, etc.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 08:20 PM

He's doing well tonight. I'm sure he'll write when he's up to it.

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 08:35 PM

Thanks Dan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 10:03 PM

"Sometimes, being in a ward is better. Not near as good as yer own bed but ..."

Well, best to have a bed to yourself in hospital, gnu, but on the whole I'd prefer that bed being in a room with other people. You can meet such interesting ones, and they open up in ways they otherwise don't. For example, one time there was a bloke well on in his nineties who had been a well respected football professional back in the day. His memory was fading and he was pretty confused at times, but when it came to flirting with the nurses he was right back on the ball...

I reckon it'd be great being on a ward with Big Mick. With or without a guitar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: bbc
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 10:28 PM

Thanks, Dan! Good to hear!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Amos
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 10:32 PM

My thought for Mickers: you have too much ahead to fall behind, my friend. Let power fill your cells and uncompromising strength course through your soul. Grow strong and come out fighting. You are loved.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Elmore
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 08:35 AM

I wish you a complete recovery and a better new year than this one has been.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 10:10 AM

Mick -- please stop fooling around with the nurses and GET THE HELL OUT OF THE HOSPITAL!!! Now you've got Amos all worried and he'll pace the floor and strum that thing he strums and go off his feed and before you know it he'll be playing a b***o.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Willie-O
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 11:13 AM

Have a relaxing New Years, Mick. You know whats less than three months away....
W-o


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 11:14 AM

Mickers?!

D


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Severn
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 11:37 AM

Yes, but with your own room, your friends and relatives can stop by for a bit of a jam session while the night nurse smiles on from a booth outside. Or maybe I was just lucky......

I've spent both Christmas and New Years as well as a birthday in between in one of those places, and I can say that I've spent worse times outside the horse-spittle on each of those days in my lifetime........

Hang in there the best you can and know that you have a hellova lotta friends and support out there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 12:24 PM

Rap... Amos will "... go off his feed and before you know it he'll be playing a b***o."

He can't play a bongo. Delicate hands you see.

Mick... ask fer extra meds.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Severn
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 12:40 PM

Suffering from dilutions of banjer, maybe? Go to Chongo for bongo.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 12:42 PM

Personally, I'm not completely aware of the extent of the surgery or how strong Mick will be post op, but it has been my experience that singing and picking is of no particular pleasure with a tube down your nose or mouth and possibly others up your dick and your ass.

Now that might be just me but just sayin'...........Get some good rest and hug your family as best you can might be a better wish. Also, do whatever drugs are available. Unless of course they make you nuts....not a pleasant experience either.

I just concentrate on getting ta' hell out of the hospital and the rest of it will take care of itself.


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 01:52 PM

Soooo, the Catspaw is out of the bag. Just as well, I suppose. Typical man, not wanting to concern anyone. That's a Big Mick for ya.

I was happy to read Dan's post saying he was doing well... relieved and happy.

As far as meds making him loopy? He'd need a LOT to get close to you, Spaw. >;-) Buckeyes gonna peel some oranges Friday?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: bbc
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 08:18 AM

Any news about Mick's condition? Hope it's a Happy New Year for him!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 08:53 AM

Posted 4 hours ago on Facebook...


Mick Lane with ****** ***** and 98 others


I guess I have had more enjoyable Christmas & New Years holidays, and yet I take a curious satisfaction in this one. For those that aren't aware of my situation, I was rushed to hospital on Monday before Christmas with a subdural hematoma (brain bleed) and have been here ever since. I won't bore you with details, but safe to say it is a struggle. It appears there is no loss off function, strength, vision or speech. I have a ways to go, but I will get there.

But let's get to the blessings. First, to be surrounded by my daughters, wife, God Daughter, fills me with love, appreciation, and redemption. Those special blessings that are my grand kids bring as they snuggle with poppa "extra tight" bring a depth of love and immortality that one must experience to know.

My beloved brother and sisters, and my sweet Mom, were there from the start. Having them in my life gives it meaning. I cannot express how much love flows through this family.

And then there are my friends. Whether you are near or far, in countries and States all over the world, your outpouring of concern and well wishes humbles me. And a speciall shoutout to Pat Woods who called from Armagh in the North of Ireland. That's the only shoutout I will do, because there are too many of you.

I am tiring now, so I will sign off, but I leave you with this. Your kindness is making a difference, and I will do everything I can to reward it with great music. Love to all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: maeve
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 08:55 AM

Thanks, gnu.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: bbc
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 10:24 AM

Thanks, gnu! Just read that, myself. Good news for the new year!

Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 10:30 AM

Oh, well, hell. A subdural hematoma. They've been able to fix them for years. You just clamp the patient's head in a head vise, shave his scalp if needed, cut a flap of skin, and drill right down into that ol' hematoma to relieve the blood pressure against the brain. You gotta be careful not to drill too deep, that's all, unless the patient is Irish because then you can't hit anything vital anyway.

And the good thing is, if you miss the hematoma it's okay! See, there is no such thing as a "subdural hematoma." It's really evil spirits that get into your head and drilling the hole gives them a way to escape. The very best people who do this drill two holes so they can blow smoke in one and force the evil spirits to leave by way of the other.

Irishers are full of evil spirits, among other things. Many are also full of good spirits, like Black Bush and 16 year old Bush and Red Breast and other, even better spirits. And THOSE are the spirits Mick needs to be full of, so start getting those holes drilled, ya hear?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Janie
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 11:52 AM

Thinking of you, Mick, as I pour Guinness in the pot to start the corned beef on this first day of 2014. Can almost hear you yelling "don't waste a good Stout like that!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 12:47 PM

Rap... a Werewolf of London would draw blood more easily but only next available on the 16th of the month. Of course, if you believe in evil spirits, perhaps Mick is inhabited by Warren Zevon?

Yo Mick! Lookin forward to your speedy and strong recovery. In the words of Red Green, we're pullin for ya... we're all in this together.

Slainte... Big time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 04:55 PM

Good update! Thanks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 05:37 PM

This may seem kinda silly to some but it's not silly to me...

Facebook :

***** ****-************* posted to Mick Lane

4 hours ago.

Keep on getting better, Mick. We have some rambling in our future.


Mick Lane likes this.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: MikeL2
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 09:59 AM

Hi Gnu Thanks for the update.

Mick get better my friend or else........

Regards

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,Bert
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 01:08 PM

More love on its way Mick. Keep on keeping on.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 09:58 PM

I'll second that


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 10:14 AM

Good news! Our lad is on his way home today! Says he may have to write some songs....

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 10:47 AM

>:-D !!! Again, Big Guy. Now, when ya get home, STAY THERE!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 10:51 AM

I saw his Facebook post about 2 hours ago re Ralph Nader's letter to the pres and thought "He's well enough to wanna scrap so he must be doing okay." Then, shortly thereafter, "Thank you for those prayers, well wishes andind healing energies. I think I have turned the corner. I get to go home today, and finally got a good nights sleep last night. I will have to proceed slowly but surely, but things are looking better. I am humbled by your support. Hang with me folks. I might have to write a few songs........"


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 10:57 AM

Some good news!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 12:17 PM

Good news, Mick. One day at a time...
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 10:33 PM

Hooray!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Mick
Date: 06 Jan 14 - 07:57 PM

Hellooooo ....... I'm home! After 11 days in hospital, I am now entering my fourth day back in my home. Feels good.

First let me tell you how much I appreciate all your expressions of concern, as well as your prayers, healing thoughts, and well wishes. Those sentiments are tossed around far too casually by some, but I want you all to know how sincerely I mean them. To be laying in a bed, unsure of what is happening or what the future holds, then to have this outpouring of support from friends near and far is healing, humbling and gratefully received. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Next, I would like to apologize for not being a little more forthcoming on my condition. There were several reasons, not the least of which was security for my home and instruments. I live rural, and wanted to be sure everything was secured in my absence and did not want too public a face on my absence. Also, events, and my mental condition made any in depth descriptions a little difficult. Everything got kind of random there for a while.

So .... What happened? A couple of months ago, just before my Ireland concert tour, I started getting a sharp pain in my head when I would cough. As I have struggled with sinus most of my life,I assumed that was happening. My Physician thought the same thing. As I cannot take decongestants, I started using the neti pot, and it offered relief. So off I go to visit Seanmháthair Éire, had a great tour, came home started preparing for the holidays, and finishing work on the Ritchie Project, etc. Monday, the 23rd, I was doing some errands with my daughter when my left arm started tingling and going numb. I immediately had my daughter head for hospital, they rushed into MRI, where it was discovered I had a subdural hematoma a little over a centimeter thick. Angio scheduled the next day revealed it wasn't congenital or due to degradation, so it must have come from a blow to the noggin, though I am switched if I remember the blow. I have been on Plavix and a full aspirin daily since my heart attack 10 years ago. I bleed so easily that a scratch bleeds like a stab wound. The various scans showed varying ages in the bleed, so figure I must have hit my head in the shop, cursed threw rocks, and then ignored it. It finally let me know it was through being ignored. Prognosis at this point looks good, no loss of any function. This next six weeks are going to be shite, as I am severely restricted in any lifting or physical activity. I think it is time to finally marry that keyboard, and dig into writing some of the songs that I have floating out there in the corners of my noggin.

DON'T TELL SPAW but the Doctor said, and I am quoting here, I have "an amazingly plump, young looking, big brain". He said this in the context of why they couldn't try dissolving the clot instead having to evacuate it. He said there was no room up there for anything extra. HA! I will take a load of aul shite over that one, for sure.

So things are looking up, at this point anyways. I tire easily, and stringing together long thoughts like this are a bit taxing, but I will take it. The nagging headaches are a bit trying, but they tell me that is to to be expected as the brain re occupies the space.

So there you have it, my friends. I will end as I started by thanking you all, and most especially by thanking my dear friend Max. Buddy, because of your good works, trying as they have been for you, you have created a worldwide community of friends, and musically family. Your sacrifices over the years planted the seeds that have made my life better in so many ways. Know that I love you, my younger friend, and wish all good things for you. AND ALL OF THE REST OF YOUSE LAYABOUTS AS WELL!

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 06 Jan 14 - 08:27 PM

So they didn't do any trepaning after all, huh?

Glad you're back home. Now take it easy for a while. Otherwise...well, I might have to come up there. You wouldn't want that. I might anyway, just for the helluvit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jan 14 - 08:45 PM

I am impressed you had the presence of mind to head for the medicos when 6ou did, Micker. I yam most proud of you for pulling through. Hugs and celebrations and love to you and the whole famn damily! Stay warm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 06 Jan 14 - 10:02 PM

Shit! I just saw this on my way out the door. Gotta read it tomorrow. Just read the first couple of lines and it sounds good. Glad to see you back, big guy,


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Acme
Date: 06 Jan 14 - 10:25 PM

You got very lucky, all things considered. Very good timing indeed! Don't go nuts with the recovery period now!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Janie
Date: 06 Jan 14 - 10:46 PM

Big grins and deep holding thoughts of you and your well being in my meditations to continue!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 01:12 AM

I said you were a patient & obedient patient, but some 'Catters dd not believe me.

Looks like you are continuing to be patient & obedient.

love & hugs

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: bbc
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 01:34 AM

Lovely post, Mick! Great to see you back! Hope your recovery is swift & smooth!

Love,

Beebs


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 01:54 AM

I still think the docs should have drilled holes anyway, just for fun.
They may have hit oil.
Don't forget to say Hi to my Sparky Lyle ball, Mick, like Tom Hanks and Wilson in "Cast Away".


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 05:58 AM

Oil? Gas, more like!

Welcome back, Big Brain.

A. Layabout.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 06:10 AM

Gosh. I echo the comments re you doing the right thing and being in the right place at the right time to be able to do it.

Heal well. I am looking forward to the new songs.

Glad yer home safe and sound.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 06:16 AM

Glad to hear you're home - hope you make a good recovery!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: SINSULL
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 08:44 AM

Welcome back, Mick. You had us worried.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 09:17 AM

If they didn't drill, how did the Evil Spirits get out?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 11:52 AM

Good to hear you are back home again. It feels good, doesn't it! Now let nature take its course. Yes, the doctors will have their plans for you, but the best healing is being home. Just let everything else takes its own sweet time.

Best wishes,

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Mick
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 01:18 PM

Oh. They drilled alright, about 6 holes. Blood shot out 6 inches or so.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: jacqui.c
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 01:41 PM

Good to hear from you Mick - you had us worried for a while. I'm glad to hear that you are on the mend - just mind what the medicos say and get well soon. Look forward to hearing the new songs at the Getaway this year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 02:12 PM

Lovely to read this good news.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 03:04 PM

Good. Now the evil spirits are out and you can start putting in some good spirits. I recommend a nice 16 year old Bushmills or Red Breast. Those are two good spirits.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 04:18 PM

Aw, Big Mick! About those positive thoughts and prayers: you're welcome! Now get busy completing your recovery!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 05:23 PM

Soooo... you have been fracked! Do you get any royalties on it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Janie
Date: 07 Jan 14 - 06:38 PM

Kinda changes the meaning now, if you are prone to use the phrase "I need ________ like I need a hole in the head."

Sending big virtual Happy Hug while doing a little real life Happy Dance!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Jan 14 - 08:40 AM

"I need a hole in the head like a need a hole in the head" you mean? I may be getting a hole in the head this morning -- the surgeon is going to do a drainage and lavage of my right sinus for a chronic infection. I'll send gnu whatever he finds in there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Jan 14 - 08:56 AM

don't worry, they've had a lot of practice since then


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 08 Jan 14 - 12:06 PM

A chronic defect seems most likely so don't bother, Rap... I have enough already.

Hope things are looking up every day, Mick.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,Goodnight Gracie
Date: 08 Jan 14 - 03:54 PM

Mick:

Pete and I are glad to hear you are on the mend. We hope to see you at the 2014 Getaway. Until then take good care of yourself.

Grace Kraemer


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: maeve
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 08:26 AM

How's Big Mick?


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 08:41 AM

He looks darn good on FB. I'll check in on... I'll poke him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 10:25 AM

Poke not sleepy giants, lest thou annoyest them to thine own detriment.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 12:46 PM

Update on Mick.

Well it has been a long two months. Forgive me for not being more forthcoming on my condition, but I have a couple of reasons. First, when I am dealing with illness/injury, I tend to act like an old bear. I den up and heal. I don't ask for much, and mentally go to a place of focus on the problem at hand. Second, I live in a rural place, and would rather not make it known that I am not around. Musicians know what I am talking about here.

On to the update. I have basically been on my back for two months. After they evacuated a massive centimeter thick subdural hematoma that covered a good deal of the left temporal lobe, they sent me home in early January with restrictions that basically left me unable to do anything. I wasn't allowed to lift anything, couldn't drive or even take long walks. A few days later I got hit with an attack of Aphasia. This is basically an inability to form words. My mind was clear, I knew what I wanted to say, no weakness or dizziness, I just couldn't make words. Just gibberish. This would last 5-10 minutes and then slowly subside. I ended up back in the Neurological Unit for another 8 days. I was having several of these episodes a day. They started out thinking I was having seizures, but two MRI's and EEG's later they were sure that was not the case. They managed to capture two of the episodes on EEG and said my brain function showed no seizure activity. They figured that there was a fluid buildup post op and that was causing the Aphasia. They then sent me home, on an anti seizure med, and a 6 day prednisone series, for three more weeks with the same friggin restrictions and then brought me back to the epilepsy monitoring unit to run a 5 day/24 hour a day EEG. This was important in order to rule out seizure activity. What a colossal pain in the arse that was. I looked like a character in a low budget 1950's era science fiction movie. 42 leads superglued to your scalp, plus five more for the EKG. Plus they monitor you with a camera around the clock. The damn thing follows you as you move around the room. Sometimes you forget that someone is watching you, (Fellas, pay attention here) and you reach down and scratch yer stuff, then all of a sudden it hits you that someone is watching. So you try to make like you were scratching your hip. The nurses told me that I would be amazed at what they see sometimes. They said that I was pretty smooth in how I tried to cover up that I was scratching what I was scratching. Anyway, after the monitoring was done, they FINALLY m lifted my restrictions, and told me I needed to remember that I was on my backside for two months, and it would take 6 - 8 weeks to rehab. That was this past Friday. But I had promised the wonderful folks at the Muskegon Irish American Society that I would perform on Sunday with the Conklin Ceili Band. They had already postponed their annual pub party a month on my account, so I would be damned before I wouldn't be there. My wind was shot, I had to sit down to play, but damn it felt good to be back onstage, playing for this group of friends that I have come to cherish. But I am paying for it today. So now begins the process of getting my wind and muscle tone back, and developing new and exciting material in my music. This event has made it clear to me that the time we have to do what we love is finite. There was a time in the beginning of this where it was touch and go for my having a complete stroke. I realized that I don't have time for foolishness as regards the things I want to accomplish musically. For some that will not be good news as I will have to shed them, for others it will be great as we explore together with focus. In the end it is all about the music, the song, and the people listening. It is all about touching people, making them feel something, moving them to action, delivering a message, or simply telling a tale. I hope for those of you who walk the same path, it means you will take pleasure in the music, and the craic, to come. Onward.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: maeve
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 12:56 PM

Thanks, Mick. Much appreciated. Wishing you much good music and healing.

Thanks to gnu for the effective poke.

Welcome home, Rap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 01:13 PM

First 50s horror movie that came to mind was The Thing with James Arness walking around as a giant potato. Somehow appropriate.

Keep healing Mick. And no more performances without the doctors' permissions in duplicate.
SINS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 01:18 PM

wishing you best, mick, with a careful recovery....is jour musical focus going scratch where it itches!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 01:49 PM

Great to hear from Mick again. That description of aphasia sounded a bit like a terrible drinking aftermath....

So take care. As you say Mick, we've all got less time to go than we used to, and a lot of things to do.

I wrote a song once with the lines

"All things must pass, it's time that we were doing
All those things that so long we meant to do at last,
The walls might come down, but there's still life in these ruins,
The ship might go down, but the flag is at the mast..."

I had a friend at work who always used to greet me "Are you winning?" And I'd say "I am!" He was Irish, of course.   And that's what Mick would answer, I know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Jeri
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 04:41 PM

Great to hear from you, Mick!
My friend gets migraines that involve the following symptoms: aphasia and blindness. That's it--no head pain or anything else. I'm not suggesting that's the same as what you have, since all those medical folks have done damned near everything but a colonoscopy... unless you're just not talking about that. It's just that the brain does some very bizarre things sometimes.

Wishing health for you, and I hope you get your wind back because it's not a good thing when that gets broken.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 04:42 PM

Gee... excellent update. Thanks for responding so qiuck, bud. I am pullin for ya. Keep yer stick on the ice. We need ya.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 05:13 PM

Thanks for the poke, gnu!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: jacqui.c
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 05:32 PM

Good to hear from you my dear friend and so glad that you are now healing - lots of good thoughts for that process being sent.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Mark Ross
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 06:52 PM

Glad you seem to be on the mend

Take It Easy, But Take It!

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Cool Beans
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 06:57 PM

Wishing you all the best, Mick. Holler if you need anything from this side of the state.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 07:26 PM

well done! glad to hear you're back gigging albeit in first gear.
I hope the music lifts your spirits
al


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 07:58 PM

I'll second that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 08:43 PM

Mick, be well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 17 Feb 14 - 09:27 PM

When next I see ya I'll buy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: bbc
Date: 18 Feb 14 - 07:46 AM

Sounds like a long road, my friend, but, at least, you're moving again! May God grant you full healing & the patience to achieve it!

With love,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Wesley S
Date: 18 Feb 14 - 08:47 AM

Take it easy but take it! Glad you're on the mend no matter how long it takes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 18 Feb 14 - 12:52 PM

Best wishes from Staffordshire, Mick. Take it easy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 18 Feb 14 - 08:38 PM

Whew. Just ..... whew....

Dani


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: CET
Date: 18 Feb 14 - 08:48 PM

Thanks for posting Mick.

Edmund


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 04:46 PM

Keep the wind at your back Mick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,Guest - Texas Guest
Date: 19 Feb 14 - 10:32 PM

I'm just reciprocating the kind thoughts you sent my way back when I was fighting the "Big C." Hang in there, get as well as you can and may we meet up sometime (I may be coming up there in June) in the fine north country. Cheers to you and - GO RED WINGS!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 20 Feb 14 - 02:31 AM

See you in Muskegon at the Michigan Irish Fest in September, Mick.
Hope you'll be able to partake of the good stuff by then.
And we'll have a few tunes.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Mick
Date: 22 Feb 14 - 05:52 PM

THEY SAY THESE THINGS COME IN THREES.......

.... and the saga continues. So I get out of the hospital a week ago last Friday, take a day of rest, then head out to Muskegon, Michigan (home of the fabulous Michigan Irish Music Festival) to play an afternoon concert for those wonderful folks at the Muskegon Irish American Society. We had a great time, and while my breathing caused me a few problems, nonetheless I had a mighty time and just enjoyed the hell out of myself. After the gig I had dinner with my Mom, sisters, brother, and spouses. As the night progressed, my breathing seemed to progressively get worse, and sleep that night was very difficult. The next morning I called the Doc, he had me come in on Tuesday, after some diagnostics he told me he wanted me to head for the emergency room. After a CT w/dye it was determined that I had pitched some Pulmonary Embolisms and a number of them were on top of my lungs, two of which were of significant size. I was admitted to hospital and spent four days on a Heparin drip. I just got out last night with a prescription for Coumadain. I also have to administer myself four injections a day of injectable Heparin for about a week, and use o2 until my blood ox level gets back to where it should be. The Doc's tell me that the Heparin treatment, combined with the Coumadain, will likely allow my body to re-absorb the clots in 4 to 8 mints. With luck my breathlessness will steadily make improvements during that time. Damn, this crap needs to stop, I have music to make!

A couple of quick points. First, the gig on Sunday didn't cause the problem. The clots were already there. In fact, if anything, the gig likely caused me to seek treatment quicker than I otherwise would have. I likely would have just sat around and hoped it would pass. So to my friends in Muskegon, and my beloved bandmates, put that out of your minds. Second, I am not sure how much music I will be able to play during this St. Pat's season. My goal, at this point, is too play everything we have booked. But I have to be honest, I am not certain if that will be possible. But my bandmates are such a talented bunch that they will cover it in some form. Plus the talented Lexi Schaub, granddaughter of bandmates Mike Scott, will do some songs during some of the lead up gigs. I hope our fans will forgive me if I sit while I play, or take it a bit easy onstage.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 22 Feb 14 - 07:58 PM

caution, wise of you. wishing you a good recovery.    pete.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: bbc
Date: 22 Feb 14 - 09:21 PM

Started out sounding so good, Mick! I'm glad you, at least, got out & had some fun & I'm glad it looks like you'll be ok. That middle stuff, though, not at all what I want for you!!! Take care & heal well, my friend!

love,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: frogprince
Date: 22 Feb 14 - 10:48 PM

Keep on behavin' yourself; we don't want Michigan losing one of it's better natural resources.

                Dean, just off I69.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Feb 14 - 11:02 PM

Mick, stop that crap.

Mike,
just off I-15


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Feb 14 - 11:42 PM

Mick- sheeesh. That's about all I can say... {{{tight hug}}}}


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Feb 14 - 11:57 PM

Take care man.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 23 Feb 14 - 06:30 AM

The world without a Big Mick in it would be a much poorer place. Make music, it cheers the soul and is good therapy, but take it easy. Don't try to do too much too soon.It will come when it is ready and folks are very understanding. Keep taking the tablets!

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 23 Feb 14 - 08:53 AM

I can only echo what Waddon Pete and the others have said. Love & hugs from here... thinking of you, willing you onwards...

Bonnie xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 23 Feb 14 - 10:08 AM

Just checkin in to read the good wishes. After I posted on FB, I, being a Canuck, was required by law to watch CAN win gold in men's hockey. >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 14 - 11:10 AM

JEsus and Gawdammit, Mick! If you'd only kept up smoking when you were younger you wouldn't have these problems. Never mind, just clear those clots, lad. Give your lungs a good talking to. Thy'll understand. Heal, my brother!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Mick
Date: 23 Feb 14 - 11:29 AM

T'anks, folks! Your well wishes are gratefully received. I am, indeed, paying attention to the Doc's. I know this might surprise some of you, but I can be a little stubborn at times ;-) I will be damned if these two close calls will be much more than a bump in the road. My Doctor did say that there must be something I am on earth for, because he has never seen anyone with so many close calls. I told him I was still here because he has kids to get through college.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Feb 14 - 08:27 PM

Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and you. Keep the calls close, or better, quite distant. Wear your rubbers and carry an umbrella, look both ways before starting to cross the street, and always wear clean underwear.

Me, I'm getting a partial knee replacement on March 19th. You'd better be out of the horse spittle before then or I'll plan to take a trip your way as soon as I'm able and pour some sense into yer thick Irish head (Bushmill's, 16 years old).


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Feb 14 - 08:41 PM

Ummm... breath problems? So you are NOT blowin' into them Northumbian smallpipes?

Well, durn it... do absolutely everything necessary to get back to reasonable huffin' & puffin'! We NEED you at more Getaways!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: SINSULL
Date: 24 Feb 14 - 11:15 AM

Mick, do exactly what the doctor orders! NOW!
If not, we will request that Spaw drag out the Little Pissant Award and engrave your name on it.
Rest easy, my friend.
Mary


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Janie
Date: 24 Feb 14 - 08:38 PM

What Dani said, and what Sins said, Mick.

It's obvious how much the old gang here loves and cares about you. That ain't half as much as your family and beloved friends and cohorts in your immediate 3-D neck of the woods. You are surrounded by powerful mojo of love, care and concern.

I don't know that mojo has any effect on bleedin' when and where it ain't best to bleed or clottin' when and where clottin' ain't supposed to occur. I do know that knowing there are people all over the place who truly care is sustaining and and a comfort. You are a passionately caring person and now is the time to let that passionate caring apply to yourself. Hard to realize sometimes that passion and patience are not mutually exclusive.

I know you will keep doing what you love and are passionate about, and do it from wise mind. Your task right now is not to worry that others will think they may have caused you harm. Your task right now is simply to decide, moment to moment, what you need to do to take care of yourself. I suspect you have surrounded yourself over time with friends, musicians, etc., who are themselves pretty wise, and don't need for you to worry about if they are worried about "pushing" you too far.

Much love and respect,

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 24 Feb 14 - 08:41 PM

I hope every day finds you better than the last. I'm glad we live in a time when such medicines exist. (I use Coumadin, too. and have since a pulmonary embolism caused a lung to collapse.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Feb 14 - 03:51 AM

Damn, this crap needs to stop, I have music to make!

I'll second that.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 25 Feb 14 - 06:11 PM

Just because I haven' posted here doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about you...

White light, healing thoughts, prayers and all that good stuff aimed at you from this neck of the woods.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Feb 14 - 07:02 PM

thinking bout you as Paddy's day approaches....


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 07:25 AM

well it was a strange way to be reminded but best wishes Mick!


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 09:28 AM

Methinks an ad hath appeared.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: Acme
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 11:56 AM

Spammers hit the thread but have since been deleted. Still, good wishes, Mick!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: mg
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 01:09 PM

If you are at irizh fest look for me..can prob leavea mess at dance tent


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 13 May 15 - 08:11 PM

After seeing the Spaw thread, I just rummaged around a bit for names of people I used be in almost daily contact with, and found this thread.

Any more recent news from Mick? I'd always assumed that when I moved back home to Ireland we'd have a chance to meet for real during one of his transatlantic visits, but this leads me to wonder if he'll be up to it any time soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: gnu
Date: 14 May 15 - 09:46 AM

He's still posting on Facebook.


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Subject: RE: BS: Thoughts for Big Mick
From: olddude
Date: 14 May 15 - 01:17 PM

I had a PE also mick it is scary and a close call but you will recover my friend and get better. Take the blood thinners and do exactly what they say. That is very serious and you dodged a bullet. You are in my prayers


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