It's Been a While

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  1. Vic Balshaw

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    #1 Vic Balshaw, Jun 13, 2015
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    I'm back folks, maybe not in the active model building capacity, for a while anyway, but I'll certainly be keeping a worthy eye on all these magnificent builds being produced, probably coupled with the odd constructive comment or encouragement when needed. It is nice to see a number of new faces joining the GBs and I must say there has been some bl**dy good modelling coming through. It's also nice to see a lot more of you guys up there taking on the likes of Glenn (T Bolt) in the advanced class, some tough competition there Glenn. But whichever class you have chosen, you should all be proud of yourselves for what you have achieved, it has been inspirational to watch.

    As for me, it has not been an easy few months. It all started the day before Christmas Eve when I momentarily lost sight in my left eye. This was just at the start of our main summer holiday season, so the inevitable delays happened with specialist and tests. The upshot was me being diagnosed with a 95% blocked carotid artery on the left side of my neck. By this time it was almost the end of February but the diagnosis quickly saw me in hospital again having that lifesaving operation. All went well and I count my lucky stars that between Christmas and late February, I did not have that possible stroke. Emotionally, life has since been a hard kick leaving me very flat, very tired, somewhat irritable and in shock.

    Unfortunately this is not the end of the saga as I am now besieged by intermittent headaches in and around my left eye area and forehead that come and go as they please, not conducive for the modelling of little parts. Despite visiting a number of specialists, vascular, neurology, ophthalmologist and ENT, no one specialists can lay a finger on the reasons why and are sort of muttering the word 'Migraine' and fiddling with my medication.

    In the middle of all this, my partner Hil and I have moved house. We had a two story duplex house and have moved into a reasonably new (3 years old) single story town house within a complex of 11 houses. It's nice and quiet with a much smaller garden for us to care for in our senior years. My hobby room (the third bedroom) is a tad smaller than before, but I have still managed to get all my junk in there with my spray booth out in our huge garage. So now I'll quit boring you all and leave you with a couple or so pics of my new 'Hanger'.

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  2. fubar57

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    That really sucks Vic. Hoping they can find a solution soon. Glad to see you popping in even if it's to say howdy.



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    Holy crap, Vic!!

    And here I thought you have gone on another "walkabout" for which you would be making me jealous with your photos...

    I certainly hope this gets cleared up soon and you're back to 100% in no time!
     
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    Good to see you back on The forum, Vic, take care my friend
     
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    Good to see you back Vic! Hopefully your heath gets sorted out mate!
     
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    That's some serious sh*t Vic! :(
    Glad to see you back Squire...
    I do hope that you'll get your headaches sorted and soon return to 100% health!
     
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    With all here. Glad to see you back Pal. :D
     
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    Scary time Vic. Glad to see you've come through and I hope the headaches get sorted soon. We missed you here.
     
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    Glad to see you back Vic. Wish you all the best with sorting out health issues.
     
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    Welcome home to the fold. Hope your health improves and that you get full vision back.
     
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    Glad you pulled through Vic. Hope things will improve soon.
     
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    Good to see you back Vic! Sorry to hear of all the problems, wishing you all the best.
     
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    Good to have you back. Get well...
     
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    With all Vic! Great to have you back, and I hope you can blitz those migraines very soon!
     
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    Glad to see you have arisen my friend.....:D
     
  16. Vic Balshaw

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    Many thanks for the kind thoughts guy, very much appreciated.
     
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    Yikes Vic, was wondering where you'd run off to. Hope they find a solution soon, and good to have you back!
     
  18. Vic Balshaw

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    Thanks Cory.
     
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    Haven't told the doctors you drink Southwark Bitter beer have you :)

    Seriously, get well soon.
     
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    Best wishes and lots of luck from this Canuck! Get well mate.

    Cheers,

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