Gonna be away for a while

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  1. pafisherman

    pafisherman Administrator Staff Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm gonna be away for a little bit. I've been sick and in the hospital. Scans showed that there is something on top of my brain and the doctors aren't sure what it is. Needless to say I'm scared shitless about it, please excuse my language.

    I'm leaving tomorrow morning for the U of Penn hospital where I hope to get this figured out. Until I get back A-5 is holding the fort down. I'll be in touch as soon as I can. If ya'll pray I could use a prayer.

    Things to think about:
    1) it costs the same to be kind as it does not to
    2) You are responsible and create your own happiness
    3) Never not do something because of the time it will take to complete it. The time will come and pass

    Tight lines,
    PaFisherman
  2. Tracy

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    Wow, I'm speechless. My thoughts and prayers are going out to you, and your family. Praying it turns out to be nothing more than "fish on the brain", and you'll be healthy and back on the water in no time! Get well soon!
  3. Blake

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    Prayers to ya PAfisherman. Wish ya the best.
  4. OUGot12

    OUGot12 Northern Pike

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    Are headed to U of P in phila.? If so and you need anything while your down, Im usually working in that area. Think you have my number. Good luck and dont hesitate to call.
  5. A-5

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    Tracy. Speechless was basically my reaction. Please pray that PA comes back soon stronger than ever. May he use this trial to help other people. We already know his heart is huge by the actions of starting this site alone. And the love of the outdoors with his son and father. God Bless you and my Prayers are with you.
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    I'm stunned as I read this. Hang in there Pa and remember your never alone. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
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    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery.
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    Prayers sent from my family to you and yours PA.
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    Praying for you my friend. Get well quickly and completely.
  10. pabassman

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    WOW, Good luck.
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    Get well soon! Praying for the best.
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    Stay strong PA, get well soon my friend.
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    Uggg,Got my fingers crossed for yaa.
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    Godspeed to you. I thought I was having a rough year, however it seems my troubles pale in comparison to yours. You are an inspiration.
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    Good luck. Prayers and best wishes being sent your way....
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    Thoughts and prayers my friend. Look on the bright side, maybe that spot is proof to the science community that fish brain does exist! Just trying to raise your spirits with a joke. All the best, anxiously awaiting your return.
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    Thinking about you and your family bro. Please get yourself better so those fish aren't waiting to long to get on your line! All my best is with you bud! Keep us updated please!
  18. pafisherman

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    I wanna thank all of you for the very kind words and prayers. I read all of them several times and they were/are truely helpful. You all are an amazing group of people who I am proud to call friends.

    The goods news is that I got home early this afternoon and the doctors felt good about letting me come home. They finally diagnosed me with a Cavernoma Malformation on the right side of my thinker. It's basically a genetic abnormality that consists of a bunch of blood vessels that did not form correctly, are very thin walled, and can bleed easily. They think I had a bleed during the period of disorientation. They also think I have lymes and possibly some other stuff too thats not helping. I have a number of appointments in Philly in the next two weeks including one with a neurosurgeon so I'm out of the treestand but still standing in the woods. He's gonna make the final determination on what to do and I am praying that surgery is not needed. I will keep ya'll updated.

    So what do I do the first chance back??? You guessed it. Well, first I went and hugged mom then I took my little guy fishing. I didn't go alone, my father and my son joined me and it was an awesome experience. 3 generations, all the same name, all the oldest males born to their generation, spending two hours together in the great Pennsylvania outdoors. The bluegills didn't even know what hit them. Theres no better medicine than family and the outdoors.


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    Something to think about: Life consists of two dates and a dash. Focus on the dash and make the most of it while you can.
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    It is good to have you back and with generally positive news too. Though none of those conditions are anything to take lightly. We will keep praying for you, my friend.
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    Well we will pray that you will be able to overcome and not need any surgery. Great to have you back!

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