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Old 01-24-2018, 05:43 AM   #1
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Foot be GONE?

Fighting for a left foot in Baja.
by Makobob
Diabetes is one tough fight for your way of life. After the
infections, and loosing two toes on the left foot including
the big toe it is time to reconsider. The left foot is in
jeopardy and might now be lost. How am I going to let that
affect my Baja visits and trips. Will I allow this to alter my
life, HELL NO!!!!! That is not my style.

Please excuse my french. If they decide the left foot must go,
then there is only one noble thing to do. Tell the foot GOOD
RIDDANCE, and good-bye. Off you go amigo, you will be
sorely missed, pun intended. Sea you on the return trip.

So nick names change, from makobob, to Row Bur Toe, to
nine toes, then ocho toes and next to "stumpy". Life goes on,
Baja is still there with her arms open wide waiting for my return.
Her warm waters will embrace me once again.

The left foot I can do without. Yes it will affect my walk and
how I sea myself. It might alter my life a little. The good Lord
left me my right foot, so I can still safely DRIVE. I am still
mobile in the truck and many veterans like myself learn to
hobble along with a prosthetic device.

Moore lemons along the road to Baja, just means moore
lemonade to mix with the tequila of my life. By thinking about
what is coming ahead of time. We can overcome the obstacles
placed in our path.

With forethought, the obstacles can be replaced with a viable
plan to continue down the road to Baja's pleasures. Yes life is
still good, not quite as good as it was. But still good. I can
still fish, camp and enjoy Baja's embrace with out my left foot.

I can still share Baja and my experiences with friends. I am
mentally ready if the decision is for another amputation. Life
will good because I choose to make it so. Now this coming
week the tests and their results should be done. Just a short
wait and then life goes on.

I hope your health is not in the same condition as mine. If
it is better or worse, ALWAYS remember YOU make the choices.
Think them out ahead and follow the road to YOUR Baja. You
are in control and you are the ultimate winner.

Having gotten this straight in my mind, it is time to make a
decision. Should I get a parrot, carve my own stump and get
an eye patch? Could you guys recognize me as a pirate?
Tight Lines amigos, life is what we make it. Live YOURS to its
fullest.
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:07 AM   #2
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Damn Bob. I’ve never met you, but I wish you well. You’re an inspiration. Keep fighting.
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:53 AM   #3
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Yo Ho, Yo Ho - a pirates life for me!

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Old 01-24-2018, 06:56 AM   #4
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Who needs a left foot anyways Bob, it's the heart that counts. Hope to see you in Baja again sometime soon
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:59 AM   #5
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Start drinking green tea everyday for the rest of your life. Will keep your blood moving and push toxins out. Wait until after surgery when leg is healed.
Learn from your trials/situations, and teach others.
It's not a loss, it's a gain when you can help someone else through what you have been through already

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Old 01-24-2018, 08:09 AM   #6
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If it does not kill me it will make me fight harder, thus I get stronger. If I pass that on to just a couple people maybe they too come out the other side screaming and kicking. Lets go fishing!!!
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:59 AM   #7
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Salute to the fighter !!
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:50 AM   #8
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Don't hesitate to reach out. Anything you need compadre.
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:12 PM   #9
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What do you calll a guy with no arms and no legs floating in the water?

BOB

I have a feeling if ever came to that, you'd still find a way to get yourself down to baja and wet a line.

Hoping for a speedy recovery for ya bob. I know its not an easy decision to let them take it, but it will be good to get rid of the infection completely. Your positive attitude and generosity are a welcome addition to this board. Hope to share some fishing time with you soon.

Steve
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:09 PM   #10
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Just want to say that your outlook on life and everything it has thrown at you, makes me respect you even moore. You are an inspiration. Keep up the attitude and everything will work out. Tight lines and sea you around. Mike
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:14 PM   #11
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What do you calll a guy with no arms and no legs floating in the water?

BOB

I have a feeling if ever came to that, you'd still find a way to get yourself down to baja and wet a line.

Hoping for a speedy recovery for ya bob. I know its not an easy decision to let them take it, but it will be good to get rid of the infection completely. Your positive attitude and generosity are a welcome addition to this board. Hope to share some fishing time with you soon.

Steve
You are RIGHT, I would still find a way amigo. Speaking of Generosity friends and amigos Steven Green needs our help, please do what you can. Thank you all.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:51 AM   #12
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Everyone at OEX Mission Bay wishes you the best and a speedy recovery! Hope you get back on the water soon!!
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:03 PM   #13
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Everyone at OEX Mission Bay wishes you the best and a speedy recovery! Hope you get back on the water soon!!
Thank you guys, in nursing home for another week, then I get reevaluated. Should be out of here before the end of second week in Feb. Keep your fingers crossed. Tight Lines amigos.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:59 PM   #14
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Way to keep a positive outlook! I can take a lesson on that.


and, with my twisted sense of humor, I would want to keep the foot in a jar of formaldehyde to scare my kids' friends. Maybe get my first tattoo, putting teethmarks around the amputation
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Old 01-26-2018, 02:20 PM   #15
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You could always change your name to Ilene?


Hope to fish with you this spring in Gonzaga!!
Call me if you need any tips or tricks for the website!
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:14 PM   #16
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Bob, I'm certain if they have to take it you be alright.
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Old 01-27-2018, 07:15 AM   #17
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See you in Baja soon!!!
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:58 AM   #18
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You're an inspiration to a younger guy like me Bob... hope to meet you in Baja some time this year.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:31 PM   #19
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So sorry to hear my brother! Your a good man!
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My thoughts and prayers to you as we put the most into our individual fights to keep fishing and sharing attitudes and adventures!!!!!!!!!
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