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April 13, 2020 - 1:16 pm
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Hi guys!

It's been over a year since I last posted here, but I am back and will try to ketchup.

A lot has happened since then...health problems. I have lymphoma and kidney cancer and have spent several months in hospitals and rehab facilities. Went through chemo therapy. The last one (the fifth treatment) put me back in the hospital with a severe reaction, after having zero reactions with the previous 4. Got acute sepsis. Spent the last 2 months in a rehab...have zero strength or stamina. Though I am home now, it is difficult getting around. Can hardly stand up and using a walker is very tiring.

Not wanting any sympathy, just telling you all where I have been. I thought a lot about this place and the fine folks here, and really missed it. Hope you all have been doing ok. Stay healthy and away from this virus!

 

Imagine my surprise after all these months, to log in today and see a bunch of my old Dan Wesson revolvers alternating in the banner above! Made me smile!

The Savantist

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Deeaaaannn!  Welcome back.  Dad is moving to South Lebanon so there's hope we'll be able to link up one of these days soon.  For those of you who don't know Dean- you should be glad he's around.  He and Tigger got me into Dans during my first deployment to Iraq.  We met on another forum and I ended up here with them.  Charlie has passed on but I'm so glad to see Dean back on the DWF.  Be well my friend!

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April 13, 2020 - 8:40 pm
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I have not logged on here in a long time, so it is good to see a post from you, IHMSA,  and I hope you continue on the road to wellness. You and Ron are two of what I consider the original members who made this site so informative and fun for me when I became a member and really fueled my interest in Dan Wessons.

"The lion and the tiger may be more powerful, but the Wolf does not perform in the circus"

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April 13, 2020 - 9:42 pm
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Welcome back Dean!  So sorry to hear of all you've been through.  Glad you are doing better now.  Stay away from this virus and get your strength back.  

Anything worth doing is worth doing well.

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April 13, 2020 - 10:57 pm
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Hey there Dean, glad to have you back! occasion I have been absent quite a bit myself, but not for nearly the good reason that you have. I'm sorry to hear about what you have been going through, I wouldn't wish that crap on anyone. Now that you're home, hopefully all the bad stuff is behind you, the cancer is licked, and there are much better days ahead! 

I'm glad you popped in to say hi, you made my day. smile

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April 14, 2020 - 8:16 am
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Wonderful you are here and hope it is for a long time. I also have been on less but I am getting tired of the same old 24/7 news cycle and will visit more here where folks are sane. I hope you feel better soon. 

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Sorry to hear about your health issues, but glad to have you back participating !

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Sorry to hear you have been ill but great to see you are on the mend. Hang in there and stay safe. We now live in a strange new world.

 

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April 17, 2020 - 11:16 pm
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Prayer submitted and will be continued on a daily basis! Congrats on getting home.

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Dean,  I am just logging in for the first time since last November.  Sorry to hear of your life situation, and replying so late.  I hope this note finds you recovering well and gaining strength.  

 

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Thanks! I'm doing a little better. Been out of the hospital for about 3 1/2 months now. Still can't go outside.

The Savantist

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 I wish you well.. There's nothing like adversity to awaken a fighter. Beat it! 

My Baby Lets Me Do What I Want 

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I am sorry to post this, but Dean Grua aka IHMSA80X80 has passed away. His wife posted this on another forum.  

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Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

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Sorry to hear this. He will be missed here on the DWF. His knowledge was enormous, and he was a great help to many of us.

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That is sad news, Dean was always willing to share information and be friendly to others; I ran across him on many other forums, he was a gun nut, for sure.  His Dan Wesson and revolver collection is impressive, to say the least.  I'll miss him around the internet.

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very sad to hear Dean has passed! A great loss of DW history goes with him. frown

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Wow, so sorry to learn of Dean's passing.  He was a great asset to this forum and a wealth of knowledge.  He helped me a great deal with information during my early collecting days.  The stupid questions never seemed to bother him.  

RIP in peace IHMSA80X80.

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