Friday, April 01, 2011

Disappointed but Upbeat

Hey, so I was hoping those Poltergeists would be back from heat treat by now but for some reason these guys are dragging their feet. That means they will not be back to me until Monday at the earliest but more likely later on next week.

Now, next week I am taking some days off, probably the whole week in fact. I'm having my gall bladder out. It's an outpatient laproscopic surgery and really shouldn't be too big of a deal but I'll be sore and doped up for a couple of days at least. Maybe by the weekend I'll be back on my feet and moving forward.

The great news is, I have just a ton of stuff going so the middle and latter part of April is going to be crazy crazy busy. Those who have been wanting G5 Prybabies will not be left out because there are three whole batches in the works. Probably will be May on those but they are certainly on the way. Also, Poltergeists and mini Poltergeists in large quantities and the E115 tool. And the titanium Poltergeists and mini Poltergeists have also been started. I'm contemplating some Gasbabies too.

The Dace knives are on hold indefinitely. I had some production difficulties but I'm still hopeful that the batch can be saved. I'm looking at my options and I think there's a way to get them finished to my satisfaction eventually but don't hold your breath on them.

44 comments:

sharkytm said...

Gallbladder, eh? Good luck.

Brett said...

Good Luck on your surgery and speedy recovery!

Is this an April Fool's joke? No, just kidding, or not.

cobra4246 said...

I'm sure you will be fine with the operation. as for the delay in Poltergeists I can only hope that this is a April fools joke!!!!!!!

enki said...

I hope the surgery goes well, take enough time to recover Peter!!

To bad about the Dace, was looking forward to it.

Have you made your mind up about which tool(s) you going to rerun somewhere in the future?

Maybe Some Old Pry Thing..(Cryptic)

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MSOPT ;)

randopara said...

Peter,
Here's wishing you an uneventful procedure and a speedy recovery.

Best wishes,

--Shay

Peter Atwood said...

Believe me, I sure do wish it was a joke but I'm sure I'll do fine without my gallbladder. Thanks for the good wishes!

Peter Atwood said...

No more MSOPThings but an updated Gasbaby is a likely candidate for older tool reissue.

Robert D. said...

Peter, Keep a notepad nearby while you're "doped up"... who knows what ideas might materialize that you'll want to remember. Get recovered, rested, and recharged. We'll be here when you get back.

Heath said...

Good luck with the surgery. Take it easy and don't rush things. Stay safe!

Mr. Whippy said...

Despite being much less of a major surgery than in the old days, don't expect to be feeling up to stuff in less than 10 days. It may take less, but that's really not the rule.

Who needs a gallbladder anyway? :p

James said...

I wish you a safe and speedy recovery

jeff said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

vegassprky said...

Sorry to hear about your gallbladder Peter, here's hopping for a speedy recovery!!! Will be thinking of you but these operations are pretty routine anymore so you should have no problems!!! Sorry to hear about The Dace was really looking forward to it! Hopefully you can save it!!!! Don't push your recovery we all will be here when you get better!! Gary :>)

Patrick said...

Hey Peter,

Tough break. Best of luck with the procedure. Hope you have a speedy and uneventful recovery. Feel better soon.Take some pictures why don't you. It is spring after all. Even if it is snowing. The rest can wait.

Regards,

Patrick

Bryan said...

I am desperate to get one of the mini poltergeists for my son's high school graduation (woo hoo!), to replace the ghost I gave him for Christmas that was subsequently stolen. *sigh*

Best of luck with the surgery. It's amazing what doctors can do though tiny little incisions these days.

reclusivemonkey said...

Good luck with the surgery Peter, here's to a speedy recovery.

simeon03 said...

Hey Peter...You'll be just fine, and don't rush your recovery! Take care Bro!

SV.

6eff921e-5423-11e0-a167-000bcdcb8a73 said...

God Bless on the Surgery!

RyanMalpiede said...

God Bless on the Surgery!

lauriek said...

Good luck Peter!

If you come up with anything Freaky whilst under the influence, put me down for one :)

asupernothing said...

Best of luck with the surgery. Hope you get well soon.

shigeru said...

Good luck with your shoulder Peter and hope you heal up quick!

Kenn Jordan Jr. said...

Peter,
Good luck to you with the operation.
Please don't hesitate to give me shout out if there's anything you need whilst you're recovering.

Easy Wind said...

Well.. a set back like this may afford you some time catch up on some reading or sorting thru some film that I am sure is piling up everywhere.
I am sure you are looking forward to having this all behind you.
Be well.

(oh, and red scale pic is wild man!)

John said...

Good luck and God bless with you surgery.

James said...

Best wishes Peter, hope it's all painless and comfortabble.

James

BRYAN said...

Take care Peter.

Belush 2 said...

Good Luck on the surgery!!
Best Wishes for a Healthy, and Speedy Recovery!!

Texas_technoman said...

Had the same procedure in November...it's about a 3-4 week recovery, then things get back to normal. Good luck and keep the "good stuff" coming!

The Maddox Family said...

Good luck, and speedy recovery

Exit14a said...

Good luck and best wishes for a quick and painless recovery.

Mark said...

All the best wishes... Get well quick!

Zag96 said...

Take care of yourself Peter, those tools (and us tools) can wait a while.

Mathias said...

I wish you all the luck with our surgery. As said before the tools can wait!

Peter Atwood said...

I'm doing great. :)

Murrrrrrrr said...

Good to hear Peter. I hope it's not the pain-killers talking!

Mr. Whippy said...

Do we get "scar pictures"? :p

eman said...

Peter,

Great!

Glad you are doing well!

Take your time to heal. The projects will be there when you are 110%.

John

myoho said...

.... glad you're doing well Peter

shigeru said...

Peter, I'm glad everything went well!

vegassprky said...

Glad you're doing great! Don't rush things just take your time and get to feeling 100%!! Gary :>)

phrenik said...

I hope you have a speedy and painless recovery. It may be weird, but you can expect to have some general body aches, shoulder pains etc. Some of the general body aches and fatigue can be from the anesthesia. Netherless, if its laproscopic, the incision should be minimal with [if any stitches at all], they would probably just use steri-strips, which are like stitch tape/suture tape/ like medical duct tape to hold the incision together. And they may have you wearing some funky tight stockings to prevent clots. But hopefully it should be a breeze for you, and that they manage any and all pain you have. [I have been through a lot of surgeries since age 10, and went into nursing so I "kind" of know. I will admit experiences are different for everyone]. So I raise my coffee glass for hopes that you come out of this better and with minimal pain/issues.

Rick said...

Hey Peter,

I hope you are doing well! You mention a run of Gasbabies. Can I wish for a batch of thin titanium Gasbabies with slightly thicker stock (like used on the Ti rulers)? :D

Peter Atwood said...

Could be Rick. I'll look at my ti stock and see what I have.