Posted by dgill on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I am up early this morning getting ready to go to the hospital for a whole body contrast scan. Infection has returned and an abscess has formed in my wrist once again. They tell me that I may be admitted to the hospital for some agressive IV meds after surgery later this week. This is and has been such a nightmare for me and my family, I cannot tell you how I feel about all of this. I am hopeful, yet very frustrated and at times even down right pissed off about it. To think I just got off an IV PICC line and wound vac, to having the possibility of them returning is killing me.
I am thankful that I got healed up enough to put on our Jam and had that experience. I will hang on to those memories and use them as fuel to remain sain and willing to continue my journey with the banjo. It is so hard to have missed 6 months of pickin time, just to start again and really be getting into some serious practice and now get another set back.
Regarless of what I decide in the future, I want to thank all of my friends here for the things you have tought me, and that is not all banjo related, and for the support, love and friendship. There is no better group of people anywhere in the world than right here on the hangout.
Jane C Says:
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @3:53:19 AM
Good Luck Donnie, the banjo will still be waiting for you, and we'll be thinking good houghts for you.
Jane C Says:
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @3:53:34 AM
or thoughts even : )
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @3:53:37 AM
Best of luck with the whole procedure, Donnie.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @3:53:41 AM
Best of luck with the whole procedure, Donnie.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @4:55:21 AM
you will be ok donnie,i bet
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @5:11:03 AM
Donnie, thinking of you and Sherry, and praying for your safe recovery. All the best to both of you!
Laurence Diehl Says:
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @5:48:38 AM
I hate to hear that Donnie, best of luck for a full recovery, health is always #1
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @6:03:16 AM
Just do what you gotta do, Donnie. In my prayers
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @6:22:35 AM
Just focus on what needs to happen to get better, healthwise. Keep that great attitude of yours!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @7:11:24 AM
Prayers sent Donnie.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @7:22:30 AM
Donnie, two weeks ago we talked and you gave me some good advise to hang in there and I am remembering those words. Now its my turn to tell you to hang in there buddie, I will be praying for you I hope this thing gets cleared up soon. Hang in there buddie.
Wills Creek Says:
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @7:51:11 AM
Wish you best Donnie. Hang in there buddy things will get right .
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @8:23:16 AM
Its hard Donnie, but we are here to help, in any way we can. Be positive my dear friend.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @10:20:47 AM
Do everything that you can to become healthy DG... just like any other endeavor in life... control what you are able... the rest... well... just stay positive, use the love and support of family and friends, and trust in modern medicine to tip the balance back in you favor. Best t'ya man!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @4:15:17 PM
Thank you all so much.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @4:17:18 PM
Keep well Mate.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @4:23:39 PM
Hey Donnie, Hang in there man! We are all pulling for you. We WILL have a great time in Lexington come next June.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @5:10:10 PM
Sorry to hear this Donnie, Hope all goes well,you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
Tom Paglia Says:
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @6:05:58 PM
Hang in there Donnie! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
From Greylock to Bean Blossom Says:
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @7:48:10 PM
Listen Brother, You are not quitting anything you love. You may have a little time off but you deserve what you love. Hang tough! We are all behind you.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @1:35:02 AM
As you can see Donnie mate, we're all routing for you so 'chin up & let the good people at the hospital sort you out. Best wishes Ted.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @11:21:55 AM
Thinking of you, Donnie. You'll be better in no time!
John Kuhn Says:
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @9:03:52 AM
Sorry Im late gettin here Donnie (server probs). I hope the last couple days have brought about improvement!..Yeah Donnie , Ive got 2 students 65+ progressing nicely and right on shedule so man , get healed up cause its never too late age wise!!!
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @2:33:49 PM
In my thoughts my good friend,you will win this battle.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @3:49:37 PM
Thanks everyone. Dr. thinks it has not gestated to the point it had last time. He opened up the area that busted open yesterday, cleaned it very well and cartilized it with silver nitrate to close the cells. He feels I will see improvement within the next two weeks. Your support to me is as valuable as money in the bank. Thanks again.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @4:21:33 PM
Hang in there Donnie. You're one of the biggest supporters here so you know everyone is supporting you right back. Get well soon.
Camo Girl Says:
Friday, July 20, 2012 @9:11:34 AM
Keep on truckin!!!!!!!! You can make it through anything simply because you are the one and only DONNIE GILL!!!!!!!
Friday, July 20, 2012 @8:29:22 PM
Thanks Mallory and Rick. I appreciate your well wishes and nice comments.
Friday, July 20, 2012 @9:53:14 PM
Donnie,we all got your corner mate,your everyone's best friend and a top notch fella. No way are we gonna see you down in the dumps over this,so you keep ya spirits up and fight that bloody bug til it's beat once and for all,Go Donnie Go!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @11:19:21 AM
I've been trying to catch up here lately and came acroos this. Sorry to hear about your wrist. I hope the healing is going well. I'm hopin you'll be pickin again in no time! Gettin knocked down aint important, it's the gettin back up.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 @6:53:31 PM
Thanks Kenny, I will listen closely. Doing well at this time and pickin has begun.
Thursday, August 2, 2012 @3:05:53 AM
Great news! Hope your on your way to clifftop today.
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