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Get well soon

Chuckitt tells me that Skate had a kidney transplant over the weekend and will be coming home sometime this week. He'll be unable to attend the games for a few weeks.

So get well, Skate, and we'll do our best to keep you posted. We'll keep you in our prayers. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

Posted in: Komets


Tony E
Mon, 10/30/2006 - 11:26am

WOW!! Get well man! Everyone here is pulling for you!

Mon, 10/30/2006 - 11:46am

get well soon Skate...my prayers are with you and your family..

Jungle Monkey
Mon, 10/30/2006 - 12:04pm

Look forward to reading Skate's posts soon. Get Well!

Mon, 10/30/2006 - 12:16pm

That is AWESOME!!! Did he have it done at IU Med Center or someplace else? I recieved a kidney from my dad 7 years ago on Friday (Nov 3rd, 1999) please keep me up to date and if theres anything at all I or my family can do, PLEASE get in touch with me as I've been there before. CONGRATS!! Your and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, welcome to the brotherhood!

Mon, 10/30/2006 - 12:49pm

Hope every thing went well with transplant.

Get Well Soon.

Mon, 10/30/2006 - 2:00pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you skate.

Mon, 10/30/2006 - 4:44pm

Get Well Soon...We can't wait to have you posting on here again.

Komet Fan
Mon, 10/30/2006 - 5:31pm

Thoughts and prayers are with you Skate....

Mon, 10/30/2006 - 6:17pm

Get well soon skate.

Mon, 10/30/2006 - 6:50pm

Get well soon Skate.& our prayers are with you & your family

Hit Somebody!!!
Mon, 10/30/2006 - 7:38pm

Get well Skate...I need you back here to help keep them honest!!!

Mon, 10/30/2006 - 8:18pm

hope they did a little work on your brain too!!

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 8:43am

As usual, chuckitt got the story wrong. My transplant was last Tuesday. I came home on Saturday. Went into work for w few hours today to do some paperwork -- maybe I shouldn't have. Ha Ha.

Things seem to be going OK. The work was, in fact, done at the IU Med Center. Great doctors and nurses.

Still stiff and sore, but getting better every day, I think.

OK. There are quite a few guys in Fort Wayne breathing easier now. In my weakened pre-transplant condition, they would instigate me and I promised them when I received a kidney they would receive a butt-kicking.

Well, Herr Doktor said no more fighting (can't go back into the ROCK bar, anymore now), so that also effective ends my hockey career.

With my thought processes approaching 100%, you can well imagine how insigtful my posts will be now!

I won't be able to attend games for a couple of MONTHS (not weeks) as I have to avoid big crouds. Too bad I don't live in Port Huron. Ha Ha

Toward that end, what did Franke decide about b2 broadcasts of Komet games? I was kicking around investing in a device to transmit the pic from my computer to my big screen, but I was concerned about pic quality loss. Plus, I don't want to wait until 9:30 to watch a game.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

It might be interesting to see how they look after a coupld of months away without seeing the game to game improvement.

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 9:38am

Get well soon Skate. You're missing a good Komets team. Much different than the Puhalski era. Infact, it's getting harder and harder to argue with people on here now lol.

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 11:03am

Just take care, Skate. Nobody questions your toughness. Hockey will be there when you get back, and it's certainly not worth risking your health. I'm betting you are going to become a Channel 55 Komets junkie.

Jungle Monkey
Tue, 10/31/2006 - 11:25am

Skate has forgotten more about toughness than most of us will ever know...lol. Had to get it in. Hope you get better soon!

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 11:31am

I love being the set-up man! I figured Hit would beat you to it.

Tony E
Tue, 10/31/2006 - 11:54am

Skate I think Blake will be nice enough to foot the bill and get you a private suite complete with an air purifier so that you will be able to attend games!

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 12:02pm

last i knew a few weeks is about the same as a couple months!! i just hope you give your tickets to someone who knows hockey so we can have a breath of fresh air in the section! get well soon bouncing boy as i need someone to pick on, did i ever tell you people about the time when skate and i played major league softball together and this one time he...........

Tony E
Tue, 10/31/2006 - 12:07pm

go on!!!.......we are listening

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 3:31pm

Get Well Soon, Skate!

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 4:33pm

skate was rounding third heading for home and he tripped on his belly and he flopped at home plate and bounced a feew times! and thats why i call him bouncing boy to this day! then there was the time...........

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 4:42pm

Skate, get well soon. We'll have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 4:53pm

Get well soon, Skate!

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 5:20pm


If you dont mind me asking I've got acouple questions for ya. Who did your surgery? What caused the need for the transplant? and Where did your kidney come from? Was it living related or cadaver? I don't mean to be nosey, just curious to the condition that you went thru?

Tony E
Tue, 10/31/2006 - 5:36pm

Out or safe at home?

Tue, 10/31/2006 - 6:44pm

bounced right on it ahead of the throw! safe by a bounce and a half!

Tony E
Tue, 10/31/2006 - 8:01pm

LOL it is plays like that that make umpiring the occasional beer league softball game worthwhile.

Wed, 11/01/2006 - 9:59am

but what made it funnier is that it wasnt in a beer league, this was in the top division of slow pitch in town and it was usually win at all costs, no fooling around!

Wed, 11/01/2006 - 2:30pm

A good story, chuckitt, but, of course, totally false.

The nickname BOUNCING BOY came from the number of times my long homers bounced after flying over the 400' fence at the diamond we played on.