Howzit makakilo, I on't think I was here in the beginning but Herb told me that there were only about 50 members around the time I joined. Those dates that are under our names are not the real dates some of us joined but they are when Mike did the first software upgrade and we all had to rejoin and if you went through every name there would not be one that joined before March of 2004. I think ifound Swaylocks back in 2000 or 2001but think it was 2000. I used to spend a lot more time on here but these days I don't have as much time to spend on the computer so I have to wait thill the evening before signing in.Glad to hear you are going to give it a try shaping your own board since even though it may or may not be perfect ,you shaped it and then you willride your own board and that makes for some great self satifaction and we are her to help you through the frustrating times that you will have. As for my health it took over a year and a half before i really started to feel likemy old self and that is even with a low red blood cell count that I never knew about till last August and I sill have it and they have been giving me B-12 shots to see if they will help. The only real problem I have and will always have is I can't wallow chewed food due to the radiation tretments killing a lot of my throat muscles and I also asperate when I drink or eat and that makes me cough a lot. I usually just blemd my food to a puree or drin those Glucerna drinks to get by on. It is so hard to watch all those food commercials on TV and not be able to eat any of it or even watch my brother eat a steak plus my weight is down to 117 these days and hope it's a bit higher on Wednesday when I see my Oncologist and he is also getting worried. I have been able to work which is a good sign and the last 2 days I have been shoveling gravel and spreading it at 2 of our rentals and today I was a little tired hen done but for a 62 year old guy who had had cancer it is pretty good. I to can't wait till I get back to Hawaii and just hope I can surf again since it's lie riding a bike but the stiff neck is thee problem that I need to get fixed if I can so I can see in front of me or I will be doing the SUP thing. Aloha,Kokua
aloooooooha bradda kokua! glad to hear you were out doin some manual labor today! makes 2 of us! thats awful about your throat! is your continued weight loss a result of simply not having an apetite? understandable considering present circumstances! im not sure what arizonas laws say about medical marijuana but i do know that it is incredibly useful in helping folks like yourself get back an apetite and gain weight along with some pain attenuation and of course the giggly, euphoric buzz associated with marijuana. im not an advocate of marijuana or anything like that however i have personally seen the results on a friend who had cancer and some other issues and his treatments/meds made him nauseus and he was wasting away but started simply smoking pot and within weeks looked like a new man and felt that way too! im sure this is old news to you but i thought id mention it just in case!
malama pono my friend kokua! holla at you soon!
Aloha makakilo, I went to the doctor today and I have gained back 2 1/2 lbs which I liked and I actually thought I would weigh less after pushing a wheelbarrow full of gravel around and shoveling it for 2 days. I like to eat and that is what was worrying me and the doctor. I have been a lolo smoker since Iwas 16 but these days I only take a couple of puffs just before bedtime since it makes me sleep better and sleeping was the hardest thing to do after my operations and radiation and the doctor had me on all kinds of pills and I wasn't into them when the lolo did the same thing. Arizona just passed the law for medical marijuana and they are putting together the program but they are taking their time since this is a republican state, I had one in Hawaii but then the Kauai Medical group sent memos to all their doctors telling them not to give out licenses because they are scared of the federal Gov and that is a crocksince in all the years they have never busted even 1 doctor for it and we are the ony state that the Legislature passed the law and not voted in by the people. I am going to talk to my cancer doctor about one when the state gets it's act together. Got a call from a Kauai friend who's dad lives about 100 miles away and he has been over here since January and is going to drop by in the next few weeks before going back to Kauai and it was great to talk to a Kauai Brother. I do email a lot of my friends and call themalso but it just isn't the same as talking in person but I am one of those people who is constantly thinking about people and friends so in my mind they are always with me in a sense and then there are my Swaylocks friends like you that I have never evenmet yet but I feel like we have been friends for a long time and I am not the type of person who just becomes friends with anybody but all our Sway guys that I have met have been great people and I did meet a lot of them when they would come to Kauai or all the Oahu guys who came to see me when I was in Queens and then when I was staying next to KuaKini while doing my radiation treatments. If you ever get a chance to meet oneula I can say that he is so full of Aloha and I am so glad to call him my friend. Well it's getting close to my bedtime and it back to work tomorrow so I will sign off for now. Aloha,Mike
cool mike! im rusty btw! on my way out, will respond further tonight.
aloha bradda mike!
Aloha Rusty, Sounds good to me and hope you are having a good day. Aloha,Mike
thanks and will do,
yep huey has been good to us here the last 2months. But we froth on 2-3 ft over here! at 6-10 sec periods that can be plenty too. Still I hope he sends a curl your way soon m8.
The guys here are so fast already they're schooling me up on this biaxial gig. I'm stokkked got two lammed up and in the oven now.
good on ya colourup!
Howsit from Africa.. I need some opinions so I thought Id introduce myself here before moving up to the forums, been reading the tips and drivel on here for a long time but need to ask some questions reg a board.