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Old 01-25-2013, 09:38 AM   #3071
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I echo what Al said Jim! You are an inspiration to everyone on this forum! We are all here for you and in your corner. Prayers are being sent daily brother!!

Awesome squatting big guy! Buried those suckers
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #3072
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Keep it simple stupid method. Great squats!!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:44 PM   #3073
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Thanks so much Been, Ravi, Jay, Alan, Rich, and Fen. You guys are all the best.

I just got back from the Eye Centre. It appears as tho I developed complications from the laser Surgery I had a couple of weeks ago. The surgeon had no choice at the time, as he had to stop the bleeding that was present at the time. He said it should settle down any day. There is some more permanent damage tho. This is what he meant by saying he doesn't know what to do and that it is now untreatable.

There is some faint hope however. He has booked an appointment with a certain specialist that may be able to treat the Birdshot systemically. It is set for March 12th. Apparently, these drugs are really powerful and nasty and can only be prescribed by this Specialist and if all my blood work supports the decision to do so. He wouldn't get into the side effects. I am guessing they are drugs that tamper with the immune system, which is the culprit attacking my eyes and causing the inflammation. He did say, however, that my internal health test results, taken just last August, may just be my ticket to successful treatment. I do have the internal health of a fit 25 year old. Maybe, just maybe, all my hard work since I turned 40 will really pay me dividends now. Who would have thunk that a long term clean, healthy, and gluten free diet and an active, long term resistance based training regimen just may save my eyesight?

This has also now placed extra importance on this cut. It's in my best interest to be at optimum health in order to be a candidate for this medication.

JB has emailed me week 8 of the program and I am chomping at the bit to get started Saturday. I'll be benching some big numbers and I will be repping 410 on squat. 2 reps is scheduled but I will be gunning for a triple.

My lower back is feeling really good.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #3074
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Hurray!!! A glimmer of hope!!! will keep praying for you Super Jim!
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:19 PM   #3075
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Still praying for you jimbro. Hope all goes well.
I'm going to be starting a cut soon too. I put my favorite pants on tonight and they are starting to get snug .
They are 36x34's . I refuse I buy 38's again.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:49 PM   #3076
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Still praying for you jimbro. Hope all goes well.
I'm going to be starting a cut soon too. I put my favorite pants on tonight and they are starting to get snug .
They are 36x34's . I refuse I buy 38's again.
I also hate size 38. I think it is a mental thing as well, being close to 40. Size 34 pants are good. When I was 183 lbs in that pic, I fit into size 31/32 pants. My leg is size 30. I'm shorty!

Thanks for the thoughts and prayer power Chad!! I really believe in it. Eyes are sore tonight. Hopefully some heavy ass benching and squatting this weekend will make them feel better. A PR or 2 will sure help me forget about them.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:07 AM   #3077
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Glad to hear that super Jim. Will be praying for you. Just adore your attitude. You are inspirational to all of us inside MAB and outside world also ... Have faith in your body and you will see that it will pay off. Miracle do happens, you just need to have belief ...

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:24 AM   #3078
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Awesome squatting brother! And a bit of good news too!

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:59 AM   #3079
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That's good news in a way. I'll add you to the prayer list at church.... An extra few dozen prayers can't hurt..
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My thoughts and prayers are with you Jim. Curious to see how this turns out.
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