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Old 02-20-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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We can all breathe a sigh of relief! Gord is doing well. Rick Haynes has informed me that the surgery was long, and sucessful. Gord is now out of ICU and recovering well. It will be a long and probably painful recuperation, but all went as well as they had hoped.

I'm sure we will hear more later on, especially when Gord himself wants to tell us. Good to know that all went well!

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Old 02-20-2004, 02:41 PM   #2
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Such good news! I know we're all breathing a colective sigh of relief. Thanks, Jenney, for the wonderful news!
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, Jenney! Truely good news!
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Old 02-20-2004, 03:12 PM   #4
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WoooHoooooooo . . . terrific. Thanks for the news!

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Old 02-20-2004, 03:24 PM   #5
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Thank you Jen (and Rick)! So good to hear - now for the hard part <g>. Recovery can be a, er, trial (which isn't the word I was thinking of but we'll keep this a family site.) I'm going to go hunting for a funny recovery card to send to Gord.
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:55 PM   #6
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Great news, Jen. Thank you.
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:05 PM   #7
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Thanks, Jen. You've just made my day!
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Old 02-20-2004, 10:26 PM   #8
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Thanks for sharing Jenney.

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Old 02-20-2004, 11:21 PM   #9
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Fantastic news! Thanks for keeping us up-to-date Jenney.
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Old 02-21-2004, 11:14 AM   #10
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thanks jenney, good news.
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:51 PM   #11
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Thank you Jenney - that's all we needed to know. Everything else can wait!
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Old 02-22-2004, 01:01 AM   #12
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Thanks Jenney, that's brilliant news.
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:07 PM   #13
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Yippie! YAY! Yaaaaaaaaaahhhoooooooooo!

"Jenney,jenney,jenney!" "That's such good news to see!" "Jenney - Jenney!" "Wooh!" Jenney-Jenney"! Right On!

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Old 02-22-2004, 07:14 PM   #14
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Wonderful. We rejoice. Thank you Jenney.
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:07 PM   #15
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I thought he was in the clear? What is his new condition?
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:03 AM   #16
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This was reconstructive surgery. I believe in relation to his stomach muscles?
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Old 02-23-2004, 11:39 AM   #17
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quote:Originally posted by SomewhereupinMichigan:
This was reconstructive surgery. I believe in relation to his stomach muscles?
Yes, he was having his abdominal muscles essentially rebuilt using muscles from his thigh(s). I'm not sure how many muscles or how long it will be before he can take 'em for a test drive, so to speak.

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Old 02-23-2004, 11:46 AM   #18
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I have really appreciated this site. It is great to know how things are going and to be alerted to the latest on Gord's recovery. I'm thinking about Massey Hall right now. It has been a while for me. I can hardly wait to hear that voice again and be part of the special atmosphere of a Gord concert.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:23 PM   #19
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He must've been able to take a break long enough to record the album "Harmony". Or did he already have them recorded before?
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Old 02-23-2004, 02:03 PM   #20
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quote:Originally posted by DMD3:
He must've been able to take a break long enough to record the album "Harmony". Or did he already have them recorded before?

He had the basic (demo) tracks already down. While he was in hospital in late 2002 he had Rick and the guys put down their parts, then they'd bring in the day's work for him to listen to and make suggestions, they'd go back into the studio, add some more, etc. Good therapy <g>
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Old 02-23-2004, 08:15 PM   #21
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Auburn Annie, I had thought that must have been therapy to the highest power for Gordon Lightfoot, not being able to do concert and all... must have been good for his soul.
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Old 02-23-2004, 10:20 PM   #22
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Curious questions if you know the answer Annie. What happens to the leg or legs when you remove muscle from them? Does that mean difficulty walking, or rehabilitative therapy.

And can I volunteer to be his therapist?


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This was reconstructive surgery. I believe in relation to his stomach muscles?
Yes, he was having his abdominal muscles essentially rebuilt using muscles from his thigh(s). I'm not sure how many muscles or how long it will be before he can take 'em for a test drive, so to speak.
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Old 02-27-2004, 10:50 PM   #23
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quote:Originally posted by Minstrel Man:
I have really appreciated this site. It is great to know how things are going and to be alerted to the latest on Gord's recovery. I'm thinking about Massey Hall right now. It has been a while for me. I can hardly wait to hear that voice again and be part of the special atmosphere of a Gord concert.

There is nothing like a Gord concert in Massey Hall, but one of the best parts of the 2001 trip, at least for me, was getting together with the guitar players and jamming all afternoon.

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