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Post  crocky111 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:58 pm

Hi,

My name is Bob and as my avatar piccy would suggest I am a new Garrett user.

Have not got it just yet, should be a week or so until I pick it up with the Propointer.

I live at Werribee which means the triangle is just up the road Smile

I am retired and have been for 10 years now, I had a pretty serious stroke and nothing on the right hand side works any more. It could be worse though Smile

My wife and I will probably be fairly frequent visitors to Maryborough in the coming months, just cause we can!

There is probably a heap of questions I could ask but I will leave that for later and continue watching the video's for now...
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Post  getascripter on Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:14 pm

G'day crocky111 ... I'm Kate Very Happy ... nice ta meet ya!!

Yep! Had a couple of them when I was in my 30's & 40's ... now almost 60 and I've never felt better! ... Just got round, over, under, & through any problems that have cropped up from time to time ... and now it's time to "do my own thing" affraid

You've certainly got it over me! ... I'm here in poor old Sth Aust! Land of successively backward governments, mega trendy wendys, and the greatest collection of 'gotta be seen, gotta be heard', social climbing Greenies!!

Hope you find all the fun, camaraderie and enjoyment out of detecting that I have found! Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  crocky111 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:30 pm

Hi Kate,

I have been and seen quite a lot too, as you said it is my time too...

I have always wanted to play around with a detector and being reasonably close to the triangle we can get up there for a few days at time and just play around with it.

I think my wife is looking forward to the trips as well, something different Smile

I don't expect to get much but it will be fun.

How bad were your stroke's?

The other option with the one I had does not bare mentioning!
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Post  getascripter on Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:15 pm

I can tell you that they were pretty scare-y! Especially in the age-group that I was in .... my kids were all still young and at school.
When I was compace enough to figure out where I was and what had happened, I was totally blind ... Wow! Now that was scarey!!
It took 3 months before I got my sight back ... and I have always since had a couple of weird spots in my visual field that just do not register.
The worse part was ... although I recognised my kids faces, I could not for the life of me remember their names!
I had to learn to read and write again.
It was just totally WEIRD!!! And people thought I was somehow 'catching' .... so they sort of avoided me, I think.

If there is one, really really important life-lesson that I learned ... go live it, live it to the full, do all the things that you enjoy and all the things that you've ever wanted to do ... and enjoy all the small blessings in life ... you never know when you might pass over to the other side of whatever/where-ever! Gold doesn't just come in nugget version Very Happy
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Post  crocky111 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:45 pm

Gee that would be pretty scary... There are probably people reading this and wondering what funny stuff we are talking about, you have to have done it Smile

I had mine just after my 50th birthday and the kids were all grown up.

I can't write, I can a little bit but it is only with the LHS and not real good. I use a computer so I don't need to write anyway. I used to run my own computer company so I have managed to keep the skills in that area. I get that sort of thing as well, there are a few who have avoided me now that I am disabled, I am not worried about them. I have a splint on my RH leg which allows me to walk for short distances and the car is modified with the accelerator pedal on the wrong side of the brake pedal Smile

I like the end of your last post, how very true.
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Post  getascripter on Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:13 am

Hey Bob ... kindred spirits Very Happy

It's pretty hard for the 'un-initiated' to look at the results of a stroke and see the person standing in front of them ... not the results of the injury! And that is what a stroke is! It's an injury to the tissue of the organ that we call the brain.

Mine was a 'bleed' stroke ... the most common is a 'blockage' stroke. All I have to be careful of is NOT to take anything that thins the blood, or takes my blood pressure up too high (mine is usually below the average)

What better hobby than to walk quietly through the bush, concentrating on what I am hearing, NOT on all the trappings of modern life, kicking back in my tent in the evenings and watching the heavens and listening to the chorus of the night.

Aaahhhhh ........ now THAT'S heaven!!!
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Post  crocky111 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:38 am

That's mine, a blockage of the caroted artery. LHS 95% and the RHS about 90%, I had the LHS stripped and cleaned out and I take aspirin for the RHS to keep the blood thin.

I would have liked to go to Laancoorie(sp) but I had to fly to Brisbane that week to attend my young fellows engagement party. Just hope the next one is later or I will miss it as the wedding is on!

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Post  getascripter on Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:41 am

Hmmm ... nasty one!!

It's a pity you both missed out on Laancoorie! It was just BRILLIANT!!! I learned so much, BUT they turned my general interest into a full blown fanaticism affraid Keep your eyes on the section here in the forum that is dedicated to the 2013 Laancoorie Bash. It is already in the workings and I am definitely planning on being there. Can't wait!!

Hopefully things will work out and you will both be able to attend both functions.
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Post  crocky111 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:07 pm

I have had look at it for next year and I will wait until I am actually using a detector before I get into the times etc.

May have to shuffle the dates around a bit, we do want to go though....
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Post  AnnieL on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:17 pm

Welcome Crocky111. Looks like you (and Kate) have certainly had your health challenges. Panning and detecting can keep you fit and being in the bush is relaxing so hopefully they will make your life challenges easier. cheers

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Post  getascripter on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:21 pm

G'day Annie .... LOLOLOL .... Yeah! We kind of got off-subject, but Hey! Everything shared here affraid

Detecting is the most brain-clearing activity that I've ever found .... just LOVE it!!!
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Post  crocky111 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:24 pm

Thanks AnnieL,

We have our little health problems but life is still worth living, you never know when that big nugget will be uncovered and hopefully it will be mine. Just joking Smile

Kate just beat me Smile
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Post  Guest on Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:24 am

Welcome Crocky 111.
A happy disposition cures all, keep smiling.
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Post  crocky111 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:26 am

Thanks Agent 86...

getascripter, I have put a message about Lannecorre and dates up just to hopefully get the weekend to be not on the dates when we will be up in Qld next year.
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Post  getascripter on Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:36 am

Yes, I saw that crocky ... good move Very Happy

I really hope it all works out well ... I'd love to catch up and have a good old fashioned yarn Razz I'm a tent dweller when I'm away, and my camp van has a bl**dy bewdy of a big BBQ on it ... maybe we'll all kick back and have a little tipple along with the snags affraid .... while we admire the magic golden rocks that we've collected lol!
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Post  crocky111 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:08 pm

The AT Gold and the Propointer turned up tonight Smile

I have put all together (with my one hand that works, and the help of my wife Pat).

A little bit of testing tomorrow and then we should be right to go.
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