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Old 09-05-2011, 09:09 AM
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Default Time to hang up my metal detector & its killing me.

How sad for me, after 40 years of detecting in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Canada, Germany and UK, the time I dreaded in life has arrived. I must hang up my MD . With finds totaling over 400,000 pounds sterling, I retired at the age of 55 and pursued my hobby full time. It was bliss.
Now my back has packed up,just like that. Can't stand for more than 5 mts. or able to walk. The doctors are seeing what can be done. I shall keep my fingers crossed.

In the mean time, I shall keep reading this forum, wish you all good hunting and a very good health to you all.

May whoever you believe in, bless and keep you well.
Good hunting to each and one of you.

Georgeinuk.

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:14 AM
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Wishing you the best George!!

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:15 AM
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Thanks. Enjoy your retirement, sounds like you earned it.

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:16 AM
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Im sorry to hear about your medical difficulties. I was lucky to find a passion for MDing after I had my hip replacement and had to take a step back from my previous physical activities. Keep the hope going and maybe someday you will be able to come back to it.

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:19 AM
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Sorry for what you are going through. God bless and hope you are get to come back to detecting soon.

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:24 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum! I wish you the best of luck with your back and I hope that the doctors can find some answers for you. In the meantime. keep hanging around here with us. Take care.

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:32 AM
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Sorry about the way things have turned out but are glad to have you on the forum. Wishing you the best.

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:32 AM
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:35 AM
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Welcome to the forum from Savannah GA. and best wishes..
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:39 AM
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Sorry to hear you are having back problems, it can be frustrating I know. With all the years experience you have though, I hope you will enjoy the forum and give you input to beginners like me. After 40 years of MDing, You know doubt have a wealth of information to share.

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:44 AM
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Wow !!
Really sorry to hear about your health problems ..I hope things get better ..

$400,000 lbs sterling must be some nice little pile...
If you need a dump truck to haul it give me a ring

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Old 09-05-2011, 10:42 AM
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Best of luck to you and hopefully you can come back to MD someday.

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Old 09-05-2011, 10:54 AM
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:01 AM
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I am brand new to this but trying to place myself in your shoes....how about a moterized chair and bring someone to dig upon your finds? I wish you the very best and im sure your in all our prayers... Take care, there is only one you.

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Best wishes, and glad to know there is another veteran digger to look to for information.

I have gained a wealth of info from the verterans and look forward to your input.

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:21 AM
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Sounds like you have had a great career. I am truly sorry to hear that you have to "hang things up". I have a minor spinal cord injury that kept me out of the hobby for a year plus. I am now back to swinging, but it is only for short periods of time once or twice a week at best. Hopefully your doctors will be able to help you in some way!

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Old 09-05-2011, 02:29 PM
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Welcome to the forum from Virginia, I hate to hear of your back troubles I have had some in the past. I hope the doctor can help your condition, best of luck for your recovery!

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Old 09-05-2011, 02:45 PM
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Sorry to here about your medical woes.hope help is forthcoming.Maybe you can share some photo,s of your MD,ing career highlights with us?
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:50 PM
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Sorry to hear your not doing well. Back problems are no fun but aren't always the end. I hope the doctors can find a fix for you.

By the way, I'm always up for checking out finds, even if you dug them up 20 years ago.
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