just got home from hospital stay.  i now only have my index finger on my right hand.----no not a shop accident, but complications from my diabetes.  after i heal, i'll figure out how to continue building cbg's.  i'm right handed, so i'll have to learn how to do everything left handed.  the main thing will be to not give up.  i now can give petey 2 finger a run for his money---call me marky single digit

 

take care all

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Hey Mark - sorry to hear of your unfortunate events.  I am impressed by the attitude, though. Wes Carl gave me some good advice the other day when I was whining about my arthritis. He said to not forget the big picture. I thought about it for a minute and understood.  Was good advice that came at a good time.  Hang in there Man and get well soon.  Keep your eyes on the big picture!  I'm going to give it a Like for the great attitude you have!

Mark:

Hang in there.  I been dealing with health issues lately myself and dealing with this damned diabetes for damned near 25 years.  My toes seem like they are not long for this world sometimes, and I had to have my heart re-plumbed about 8 years ago. My uncle (aged 86) used to say growing old ain't for sissies, and I am now a true believer.

I am sorry to hear about your situation. I don't know if you have seen my video addressing this type of complication. Please don't hesitate to write, if I can be of any further assistance. Take care and Keep your Faith, Keni Lee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC1__Ohw610&feature=channel_vide...

Mark,

 

Not to make light of the situation (for which I'm very sorry this has come to you, and I truly admire your spirit), but couldn't they at least have let you keep the middle finger? >:-E

 

OK, so you'll have to learn how to "flick" your right index finger as a pick, and finger the guitar neck with your left hand (new left-handed Mudcats!); or, alternatively, you now won't have to guess which finger to put the slide on.

 

Oily (expecting the middle finger)

Mark, sorry to hear that, but I know you will persevere and triumph, just like those wounded warriors you have donated instruments to.

Keep the faith and hollar if you need anything.

Dan

oily

 

i still have a stub of a middle finger, but if i do flash it---it just doesn't mean as much

Oily "Strat-O'-Nine-Tales" Fool said:

Mark,

 

Not to make light of the situation (for which I'm very sorry this has come to you, and I truly admire your spirit), but couldn't they at least have let you keep the middle finger? >:-E

 

OK, so you'll have to learn how to "flick" your right index finger as a pick, and finger the guitar neck with your left hand (new left-handed Mudcats!); or, alternatively, you now won't have to guess which finger to put the slide on.

 

Oily (expecting the middle finger)

That just means you have to do it more to compensate. Sorry to hear about your lost appendages, but I'm glad to see you're keeping your spirits up.

mark "mudcat" quigley said:

oily

 

i still have a stub of a middle finger, but if i do flash it---it just doesn't mean as much

Oily "Strat-O'-Nine-Tales" Fool said:

Mark,

 

Not to make light of the situation (for which I'm very sorry this has come to you, and I truly admire your spirit), but couldn't they at least have let you keep the middle finger? >:-E

 

OK, so you'll have to learn how to "flick" your right index finger as a pick, and finger the guitar neck with your left hand (new left-handed Mudcats!); or, alternatively, you now won't have to guess which finger to put the slide on.

 

Oily (expecting the middle finger)

Hate it for ya ,,, but u on the right side of the grass ,,, U can/will overcome ,, ur attitude tells us that

I really admire your spirit! Keep that up and you'll be playing and building like before.

WOW... Lots of love and inspiration going down here. And of all places..... a cgar box forum. Who would have thought ?

But you guys make me damm proud to be a part of it all !

Mark, You hang in there. Lots of good words and advice here. I am sure most of us "ole farts " got some stories, but the important part is, we are still here doing it !

Hi Mark,

 

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Christmas - I hope you are doing okay and that the New Year brings you some better times.

 

Regards

David

This guy doesn't do to bad considering he has a spinal cord injury...He had to learn to replay entirely! wish I had that one fingers worth of Talent!

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