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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 11:46 am
My family was at the hospital gathered around my bed because the docs said I was probably not going to live. I lost my home, my business and within 2 years, my wife and kids. I barely had enough shoddy unkempt gear to do one show a week and couldn't walk a city block. I was in constant pain. 95% of the agents, event planners, employees and fellow entertainers in my life jumped in my grave, immediately went to work calling on my clients to tell them I was done.

Today I paid off my 2 systems worth of state of the art sound and lighting gear. I own it lock stock and barrel. Next month I will own my truck that hauls it lock stock and barrel. I have almost all the work I can handle and it's high end work.

Although I still have chronic pain issues, I do 10 to 20 miles cycling daily, my body fat percentage is about to enter single digits again and my blood sugar is under control without the use of insulin. I have been off ritalin and anti depressants for over a year.

I'm happy and blessed but in addition, whether it makes me sound arrogant or not..... never bet against this Polar Bear. One of these days death will come calling and I won't be able to fight it off, but it better pack a big lunch.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 11:51 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
Proud of ya bear! That's pretty damn inspiring.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 12:35 pm
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 12:40 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
I recall those days.

You've fought so hard and look at you now!

I'm glad you hung in and could make this post.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 12:44 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 01:00 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
there is no **** quite like bear ****...

keep on rockin', dude.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 01:03 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
Are you sure you're not dead and this world/so called reality really isn't ... Limbo? Razz
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 01:06 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,



Bear,

I did not realize this was you in disguise.

Hope things keep getting better...and that the pain eases.

As the Greeks used to say: You ain’t getting’ outta this alive, so you prolly should have as much fun as possible while still above ground. (I think it was the Greeks, although I might be wrong about that.)
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blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 01:18 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Are you sure you're not dead and this world/so called reality really isn't ... Limbo? Razz


not sure at all... how can we be sure of anything ? Laughing
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 01:18 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
Way to go.
Joe(And keep going!)Nation
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 02:04 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
The Bear and I have a common attitude: NEVER GIVE UP!!! Pain may make life difficult, but we never give up. Congratulations for your great progress.

BBB
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 02:10 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
C'mon. Only the good die young. You're going to live forever!

Here's my musical tribute to you:

dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 03:02 pm
@boomerang,
She stole my line.

Go Bears!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 03:15 pm
@dlowan,
Boom and Dlowan stole my line.

Happy for you, Bear.
Keep On Truckin' -

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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 03:29 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
Congratulations on an impressive recovery!
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nqyringmind
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 03:32 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
One of my favorite quotes:

"It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness"

Thanks for the light
Peace & Love Bro'
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 03:38 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
Cool post bro, way to do it to it

Cycloptichorn
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thack45
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 03:38 pm
@blueveinedthrobber,
I don't know you all that well, but it seems you've exemplified determination against "the odds". Your words are inspiring. Eat your heart out, Reader's Digest...

blueveinedthrobber wrote:

I'm happy and blessed but in addition, whether it makes me sound arrogant or not..... never bet against this Polar Bear. One of these days death will come calling and I won't be able to fight it off, but it better pack a big lunch.

Arrogant? I don't think so. **** death. **** it up it's dirty, uninvited ass.
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space007
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 04:06 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
I could not help to thinking about those old days, funny unforgettable.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 09:04 am
I am the ripper man
A locomotion mind
Love american style yeah
I am the nexus one
I want more life
****** I ain't done yet

More human than human
More human than human. . .
 

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