Life in Pappy's Woodshop — Life in General

Pappy's Prostate Treatment

Posted by David Pickard on

 Well, if you're between woodworking or honeydew projects, I'm sure  you will be thrilled to hear about my treatment for prostate cancer.  You need to read "Pappy's Prostate" before reading this to get the  complete story. Anyway, if you look at the picture in this post, you'll  see where this is going. I survived the biopsy. This I wasn't too sure  about. After visiting with my urologist, he sent me over to his  associate that treats prostate cancer with radiation. I had checked into most treatments before going, even Loma Linda University in California where they do radiation treatments (with...

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Pappy's Prostate

Posted by David Pickard on

 I just had my prostate biopsied last week. I was going to put a  picture of a prostate with this post but didn't like the idea of showing  such a private part and thought this picture of a bottle of Saw  Palmetto was a better conversation piece. After my annual checkup,  my doctor recommended that I start taking Sal Palmetto along with  going to see a urologist. What's Saw Palmetto? According to Wiki,  "Saw palmetto extract is an extract of the fruit of Serenoa repens. It  is rich in fatty acids and phytosterols. It has been used in traditional,  eclectic,...

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Bald

Posted by David Pickard on

 Finally, you really wanted to see a real picture of Pappy. Well, here  it is! A picture of me and my grandson. Nice resemblance, eh? Isn't  bald beautiful? I'm so proud of my grandson for wanting to look like  me. However, he's a lot cuter from the front. I actually started going  bald when I was 20 something. My grandfather on my mother's side  was bald so I expected the worse. Thank heaven's I kept some of  my hair until I met my wife. Although Mammy claims she married me because I was the only boy on campus during the...

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Life in Pappy's Woodshop

Posted by David Pickard on

 Puttering in my  woodshop, I've  learned a few  things about life.  First, most  men  love tools. As  Thomas Carlye  once said, "Man is  a tool-loving  animal.  Nowhere  do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing; with  tools he is all." I've come to believe he is right. Woodworking tools,  mechanics tools, golf clubs, fishin' pole, yer truck; they all count as tools. We are lost without them. If you have a good array of tools, you are sure to make it to heaven. Charles Kingsley said, "Have thy tools ready; God will find thee work." You see,...

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