Hi all *life update*

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Krawler, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    Hi guys,

    I still feel like a newbie though I have a few posts under my belt. I thought I'd update you all in what is new and going on with my life. I got back into this hobby this spring with hopes of a layout being built. Those plans have been delayed. In May I found out that I have to have major surgery.

    That brings me to today, next week I fly to Seattle for my surgery on Wednesday. Doctor is telling me I'll be in the hospital for 2 months recovering.

    Layout wise I have bought the plywood, power supply(DCC), two engines, my old rolling stock from years ago bought back and new rolling stock and a few buidings. So I am geared up once I am able to get going on it.

    I have also been buying some stuff for on the walls of my train room such as menus, ticket stubs and such. I am even looking at buying a
    1 1/2 scale nose to mount above the bench work in a corner.

    With even more news coming from my wife that I can start looking into taking our hobby outside with a garden layout next year so I am looking into that while I wait to go next week. I have found a working crossing tree"atleast that is what I always called them" that stands 6 ft tall. That I will be buying and installing in 08.

    Well that is all for now.

  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I hope you have a complete and speedy recovery.
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Geeze - Yes! Best of Luck and a Quick Recovery!! Have your wife sign in and tell us how it went..

    We'll be praying for ya!!!
  4. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    Thanks for the well wishes guys.

    I will have her post when she can. It may be as late a Saturday the 8th though.

  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Shane, it sounds like you have quite the ordeal ahead of you. Please accept my best wishes for a successful surgery and quick recovery. Regards to your family as well during this challenging time.
  6. hmas

    hmas Member

    I know all will go well, & a speedy uneventful recovery.
  7. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Good luck with the upcoming surgery and my wishes for a successful outcome..
  8. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    hi y'all

    It's 3 am and I am doing ok, I am signing off this thing and thought I say goodbye too you guys. Plane leaves at 6:30 am for Seattle.

    It's been fun and talk to y'all soon.

  9. Krawler

    Krawler Member


    Hi everybody,

    I'm Shanes wife Kim. Shane had a 9hr surgery and complications after it. But as of this morning he is doing realitive good. He said tell you all hi. He is in ICU but will post when when he gets down to his regular room. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes, it really made him feel good.

    Take care,
  10. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Kim and Shane: Glad to hear that the surgery is over. I would think that any nine hour surgery would leave room for complications. I don't envy you a bit Shane. Heal up quick. There are railroads to ride and layouts to build. Keep us informed on your progress. God bless and keep you both.
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Thanks for lettng us know Kim. We appreciate the updates. Best wishes and prayers to both of you!
  12. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    Shane say's hi everybody :) He is coming along and is in a regular room now. He is back on his feet and walking a bit. The puter I am typeing on is the nurse one that patients can use but he can't get over to it yet. He will write more when he is able to get on-line.

    Thanks for all the well wishes,
    Kim and Shane
  13. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Glad to know that you are out of ICU and progressing on the recovery phase. Keep up the good attitude. I wish you oth the very best.
  14. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Thanks for the updates. Our prayers are with you and Shane. Get well soon!!!
  15. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Glad to hear your on the mend Shane. Get well and back home soon!
  16. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Hope you have a speedy recovery! :thumb:
  17. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    Hi y'all Major Update

    This is Shane and I am HOMEballoon6balloon6balloon6balloon6
    I have to go back for visits and Kim has to do the dressings. I am waiting for the official word but looks like I broke records for recovery time:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    well I will post more when I am able too

  18. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Glad to hear that you are home. We expect to hear about layout progress on a regular basis. Just keep the ballast out of the surgery areas.
  19. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    glad to see you are home, surgery sucks, i had a 4 hour surgery that took 8 hours, but well worth it.
  20. CCT70

    CCT70 Member

    Great news Shane! Glad to hear you're on your way to a quick recovery. Model railroading is by far the best form of therapy. Have fun, take care of yourself and let us know how you're doing (and the railroad!)

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