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Been Gone For A Long Time

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  1. tarak

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    Hey all,

    Been gone for awhile. I work for a church full time- I sing and speak for a living. Last November I began developing some serious voice issues which have continued even at present. I haven't sang since Christmas.

    Anyway, I mostly gave up anything which could be blamed- basically stopped smoking pipes (miss it), cut way back on alcohol, switched to decaf coffee (ack), etc.

    Man I miss the pipe! I've been smoking a few here and there because not smoking hasn't seemed to help either.

    So, just wanted to say hi, and hope you are all well.

    God bless,

    Chris

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. mrjerke

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    Let me be the first to say you've been dearly missed. Really hoping your voice heals more than anything. But would be great to have my smoking bud back. Get well brother.

    Jordan

    "The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead." - Marjorie Pay Hinckley
    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. winton

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    Good to hear from you. I hope you get your voice back strong.

    Winton

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    Chris, I hope and pray you are healed and can start back enjoying your pipes. You have your priorities correct though. God bless.

    Blessings, Rob "Hotshot" Gardner
    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. dread

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    Nice to hear from you and I do certainly hope your voice heals up!

    ". . . I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul."
    - INVICTUS
    Posted 5 years ago #
  6. ravkesef

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    Chris, you and your posts have certainly been missed. I hope you are receiving medical attention for whatever it is affecting your voice. My prayers are with you.

    Eric
    Posted 5 years ago #
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    It warms my heart when forum members who take a leave of absence for whatever reason, check back periodically to let us know what's up. Thanks Chris, I hope you get better real soon my man.

    Jerod
    Posted 5 years ago #
  8. captainbob

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    Welcome back, Chris!

    Perhaps it is the "over-use" of your voice and not the "puffing-on-the-pipe" that causes a problem. Personally, if you have checked the symptoms medically, I would then ignore the "medical" down-play of smoking your pipe. Just my opinion.
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  9. cobguy

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    Our choir director had a similar sounding dilemma and it ended up being some kind of "nodes" on her vocal chords that were caused by over use.

    I hope that you are able to resolve yours and be singing soon ... it's so good for the soul.

    Thanks for checking in and take care!

    Darin

    Posted 5 years ago #
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    Wish I had some advice that could help you. I'll just say hang in there, and hope this will pass soon.

    Think slow, act fast.
    Posted 5 years ago #
  11. fnord

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    Chris:

    Glad to hear from you again and, like everybody else, I hope the pipes heal soon.

    You made your bones with this post, pal:

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/picture-of-my-son

    Blessings to each and everyone in your tribe.

    Fnord

    It ain't the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says - like dumb - I'm smart and I want respect!
    Fredo Corleone
    Posted 5 years ago #
  12. peckinpahhombre

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    Glad to see you are back!

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  13. judcole

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    Welcome back. Hope you are able to sort out your medical issues.

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    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
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    Welcome back. I, too, am a worship leader at our local church, though it is not how I earn my living. A few years ago one of our singers had vocal symptoms similar to yours and it turned out she had some nodes on her vocal cords, caused by overuse. They went away naturally, but she didn't sing for many months.

    I hope and pray you recover soon. Eph 6:10

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  15. jah76

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    Hey buddy. Good to hear from you. Best wishes from Indiana!

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    glad to see your still around! Hope all gets better and you can enjoy a smoke soon.

    “A pipe in the mouth makes it clear that there has been no mistake–you are undoubtedly a man.”
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    Good to see you here Chris - I hope you get your voice issues sorted and that you'll be able to pick up the pipe again.

    "Be seeing you"


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    Welcome back, Chris

    Really sorry to hear that you are still facing these issues; I remember when you first mentioned them

    Hopefully this will be put behind you soon

    Allan
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    Nice to see you posting again! I truly hope that these issues can be resolved soon.

    Best,

    -- Pat

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    Welcome back, hope you recover soon!

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    Speedy recovery friend, good luck.

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    Welcome back! Take care of yourself and keep us updated.

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    I hope you recover soon!

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    tarak I hope you get your voice back.

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    Welcome back. What did you Doctor say? Hope you went to one!

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    Great to see you Chris, I really hope you get your throat working again so you can sing. Now remember if you have to choose between singing and smoking, I hope you understand what your choice must be. If you have to rip out your voice box to smoke, you do it, it is a no brainer, the tobacco must come first.

    Harris
    Posted 5 years ago #

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