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(eBay)   Farker selling his old rod to help pay wife's unexpected medical expenses. Thanks for looking. God bless   (ebay.com) divider line 39
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2013-02-10 07:45:53 PM
This is more effective in catching fish than a 40 dollar rod because?
 
2013-02-10 07:48:49 PM
My rod is old, but it's the only one I've got for life, it ain't for sale.
 
2013-02-10 07:49:27 PM
I didn't know you could sell tiny penises on eba...oh.
 
2013-02-10 08:01:02 PM
That is a great trout rod. I wish I could afford it.
 
2013-02-10 08:05:25 PM
Sorry about your wife.

I don't fish.
 
2013-02-10 08:10:42 PM
Gorgeous fly rod. I grew up fishing most late afternoons in the summer with my great-granddad's bamboo rod and fly reel. Good luck.

For those of you not fly fishermen, you can still appreciate it for the work of really highly skilled craftsmen. They are handmade out of the best materials available and require some of the most precise woodworking skills out there.
 
2013-02-10 08:23:17 PM
Oof... Wish I had the money, Subby. That's a damn pretty rod. Sorry I can't help out. My best to you and your wife.
 
2013-02-10 08:24:57 PM
So how much is the rod actually worth?
 
2013-02-10 08:32:09 PM
My name is Two and I'm a flyfishing addict.

Good luck. Six Cs is just not in the budget.
 
2013-02-10 08:38:24 PM
Which mod do I have to blow to make this go green?
 
2013-02-10 08:49:14 PM

Popcorn Johnny: So how much is the rod actually worth?


Similar rods are selling for 900 GBP on the Bruce and Walker website: Link

It's really only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
 
2013-02-10 09:09:00 PM
That is a beautiful rod, Sir. I hope that you make a good penny on that. Good luck to you in the auction, and to your wife in making a full recovery.
 
2013-02-10 09:28:17 PM
NewportBarGuy
Calmamity
Vodka Zombie

Thank you all for the well-wishes. My wife got hurt at work a couple of years ago, she was working at the hospital, trying to move a patient and had a really bad hernia. Had it patched with this plastic mesh crap which she had a horrible reaction to and had to have it removed, a couple of months ago. We have been trying to pay the bills without selling stuff, but its getting harder. I really don't like talking about it too much, just wanted to explain myself.

Thanks again everyone.
 
2013-02-10 09:55:02 PM
best of luck to you snd the missus, SD.
 
2013-02-10 10:15:20 PM

skatedrifter: Thank you all for the well-wishes. My wife got hurt at work a couple of years ago, she was working at the hospital, trying to move a patient and had a really bad hernia. Had it patched with this plastic mesh crap which she had a horrible reaction to and had to have it removed, a couple of months ago. We have been trying to pay the bills without selling stuff, but its getting harder. I really don't like talking about it too much, just wanted to explain myself.


How come it isn't covered under workers comp?
 
2013-02-10 10:25:51 PM

Popcorn Johnny: skatedrifter: Thank you all for the well-wishes. My wife got hurt at work a couple of years ago, she was working at the hospital, trying to move a patient and had a really bad hernia. Had it patched with this plastic mesh crap which she had a horrible reaction to and had to have it removed, a couple of months ago. We have been trying to pay the bills without selling stuff, but its getting harder. I really don't like talking about it too much, just wanted to explain myself.

How come it isn't covered under workers comp?


The initial surgery was covered under workmans comp but the second surgery wasn't. They say that we can't prove that her pain (due to the plastic mesh) is related to the original workmans comp claim, and the original case has already been closed. They refuse to re-open it.
 
2013-02-10 10:36:30 PM

skatedrifter: The initial surgery was covered under workmans comp but the second surgery wasn't. They say that we can't prove that her pain (due to the plastic mesh) is related to the original workmans comp claim, and the original case has already been closed. They refuse to re-open it.


That sucks, sorry to hear.  I also had a hernia repaired with mesh, hope I don't end up having problems.
 
2013-02-11 08:31:57 AM
First, let me say that I most sincerely hope you end up selling this for more than the money you need, and that your wife is better very, very soon.

However, I do have to ask a very simple question.  Why would someone have one of the nicest trout rods in the world and never use it?  Isn't what makes it nice how good it is at its job?  If you don't fish with it, all you have is a $600 stick, and that is pretty farking stupid.  Honestly SD, you don't deserve that rod IMO.  That said, see my first sentence again.
 
2013-02-11 08:43:44 AM

skatedrifter: NewportBarGuy
Calmamity
Vodka Zombie

Thank you all for the well-wishes. My wife got hurt at work a couple of years ago, she was working at the hospital, trying to move a patient and had a really bad hernia. Had it patched with this plastic mesh crap which she had a horrible reaction to and had to have it removed, a couple of months ago. We have been trying to pay the bills without selling stuff, but its getting harder. I really don't like talking about it too much, just wanted to explain myself.

Thanks again everyone.


Just a side note...pretty sure I've heard that lawyers are clamoring to take up cases involving those mesh implants.  Something about the product being faulty, and lots of people having really bad reactions to them.  You might want to contact someone that would be willing to work on the case for a cut of the dough.
 
2013-02-11 09:07:24 AM

SubBass49: skatedrifter: NewportBarGuy
Calmamity
Vodka Zombie

Thank you all for the well-wishes. My wife got hurt at work a couple of years ago, she was working at the hospital, trying to move a patient and had a really bad hernia. Had it patched with this plastic mesh crap which she had a horrible reaction to and had to have it removed, a couple of months ago. We have been trying to pay the bills without selling stuff, but its getting harder. I really don't like talking about it too much, just wanted to explain myself.

Thanks again everyone.

Just a side note...pretty sure I've heard that lawyers are clamoring to take up cases involving those mesh implants.  Something about the product being faulty, and lots of people having really bad reactions to them.  You might want to contact someone that would be willing to work on the case for a cut of the dough.


THIS.  You can't watch TV around here (NJ) without seeing a commercial for some law firm wanting a crack at the manufacturers of that stuff every half-hour or so.
 
2013-02-11 09:24:01 AM
sorry to hear about your wife.
im sure thats not the only rod you could make money with
 
2013-02-11 09:59:09 AM

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: SubBass49: skatedrifter: NewportBarGuy
Calmamity
Vodka Zombie

Thank you all for the well-wishes. My wife got hurt at work a couple of years ago, she was working at the hospital, trying to move a patient and had a really bad hernia. Had it patched with this plastic mesh crap which she had a horrible reaction to and had to have it removed, a couple of months ago. We have been trying to pay the bills without selling stuff, but its getting harder. I really don't like talking about it too much, just wanted to explain myself.

Thanks again everyone.

Just a side note...pretty sure I've heard that lawyers are clamoring to take up cases involving those mesh implants.  Something about the product being faulty, and lots of people having really bad reactions to them.  You might want to contact someone that would be willing to work on the case for a cut of the dough.

THIS.  You can't watch TV around here (NJ) without seeing a commercial for some law firm wanting a crack at the manufacturers of that stuff every half-hour or so.


Thirded. See those commercials all the time. Get your piece of the pie if you can :/.
 
2013-02-11 10:04:37 AM
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2013-02-11 10:05:56 AM

MikeSass: First, let me say that I most sincerely hope you end up selling this for more than the money you need, and that your wife is better very, very soon.

However, I do have to ask a very simple question.  Why would someone have one of the nicest trout rods in the world and never use it?  Isn't what makes it nice how good it is at its job?  If you don't fish with it, all you have is a $600 stick, and that is pretty farking stupid.  Honestly SD, you don't deserve that rod IMO.  That said, see my first sentence again.


I inherited it from a relative a few years ago. I like to fish, but I'm more of a cast out with a bobber and drink beer kind of fisherman. I actually use a kids sized rod that fits nicely in my backpack. It just seemed too nice to use on my backcountry trips, so its just been sitting in storage.
 
2013-02-11 10:14:52 AM

skatedrifter: NewportBarGuy
Calmamity
Vodka Zombie

Thank you all for the well-wishes. My wife got hurt at work a couple of years ago, she was working at the hospital, trying to move a patient and had a really bad hernia. Had it patched with this plastic mesh crap which she had a horrible reaction to and had to have it removed, a couple of months ago. We have been trying to pay the bills without selling stuff, but its getting harder. I really don't like talking about it too much, just wanted to explain myself.

Thanks again everyone.


you are part of the class action lawsuit right?
Also.. hospital workers without insurance?  thats messed up... this is in a 1st world country?
 
2013-02-11 10:21:20 AM
I guess after allowing a certain farkette to whore herself out on Fark it was only fair to allow men the opportunity as well.
 
2013-02-11 10:31:09 AM

Popcorn Johnny: skatedrifter: The initial surgery was covered under workmans comp but the second surgery wasn't. They say that we can't prove that her pain (due to the plastic mesh) is related to the original workmans comp claim, and the original case has already been closed. They refuse to re-open it.

That sucks, sorry to hear.  I also had a hernia repaired with mesh, hope I don't end up having problems.


The best to you and your Wife, Subby. Hope you sell your rod and she has a full recovery. Had a hernia removed in 2011.... have to go back to the VA's surgery department this week due to issues
 
2013-02-11 10:53:47 AM

SubBass49: skatedrifter: NewportBarGuy
Calmamity
Vodka Zombie

Thank you all for the well-wishes. My wife got hurt at work a couple of years ago, she was working at the hospital, trying to move a patient and had a really bad hernia. Had it patched with this plastic mesh crap which she had a horrible reaction to and had to have it removed, a couple of months ago. We have been trying to pay the bills without selling stuff, but its getting harder. I really don't like talking about it too much, just wanted to explain myself.

Thanks again everyone.

Just a side note...pretty sure I've heard that lawyers are clamoring to take up cases involving those mesh implants.  Something about the product being faulty, and lots of people having really bad reactions to them.  You might want to contact someone that would be willing to work on the case for a cut of the dough.


We did speak with a lawyer. He said because the case had already been closed through workmans comp, we are unable to sue. We may start looking for a second opinion though.
 
2013-02-11 11:20:11 AM
Lets make this political.

If you lived in Europe or Canada or Japan etc.  You wouldn't have to worry about the medical expense.
 
2013-02-11 12:16:33 PM

Girion47: I guess after allowing a certain farkette to whore herself out on Fark it was only fair to allow men the opportunity as well.


Link?
 
2013-02-11 12:26:21 PM

skatedrifter: SubBass49: skatedrifter: NewportBarGuy
Calmamity
Vodka Zombie

Thank you all for the well-wishes. My wife got hurt at work a couple of years ago, she was working at the hospital, trying to move a patient and had a really bad hernia. Had it patched with this plastic mesh crap which she had a horrible reaction to and had to have it removed, a couple of months ago. We have been trying to pay the bills without selling stuff, but its getting harder. I really don't like talking about it too much, just wanted to explain myself.

Thanks again everyone.

Just a side note...pretty sure I've heard that lawyers are clamoring to take up cases involving those mesh implants.  Something about the product being faulty, and lots of people having really bad reactions to them.  You might want to contact someone that would be willing to work on the case for a cut of the dough.

We did speak with a lawyer. He said because the case had already been closed through workmans comp, we are unable to sue. We may start looking for a second opinion though.


yeahh..... you really should look for that second opinion.  Workmans comp has nothing to do with the makers of the medical mesh and any claim with them being closed or open is meaningless when you are suing the manufacturer of a product.

Also..  yeah.. get a lawyer to go after Workmans comp to.. because they are clearly wrong.

If you broke your leg and in the process of applying the cast you found out you were allergic to something in the cast and it had to be removed and removing it caused even further damage, it is still under the workman comp claim
 
2013-02-11 09:13:52 PM

skatedrifter: Popcorn Johnny: skatedrifter: Thank you all for the well-wishes. My wife got hurt at work a couple of years ago, she was working at the hospital, trying to move a patient and had a really bad hernia. Had it patched with this plastic mesh crap which she had a horrible reaction to and had to have it removed, a couple of months ago. We have been trying to pay the bills without selling stuff, but its getting harder. I really don't like talking about it too much, just wanted to explain myself.

How come it isn't covered under workers comp?

The initial surgery was covered under workmans comp but the second surgery wasn't. They say that we can't prove that her pain (due to the plastic mesh) is related to the original workmans comp claim, and the original case has already been closed. They refuse to re-open it.


Damn damn damn do I sympathize with you.  I had a hernia 12 years ago repaired the same way.  Workmans comp of course decided that the post surgical pain I felt was being exaggerated in an attempt to get more free disability money.  And I couldn't afford to get surgery to remove the mesh.  The best I could do was have some nerves cut which only helped a little.  To this day I am still in constant moderate pain (like a cramp) and occasionally have stabs of pain so intense that everything goes grey and sparkly around the edges of my vision.

And the only lawyers clamoring to take these cases are the ones going for the class action law suits.  You know the ones where the lawyers get millions and all the people who actually have gone through the suffering might get $50 when all is said and done.
 
2013-02-12 08:14:08 AM
You may also want to try gofundme.com -- medical expenses for a loved one is something that many people empathise with and would be happy to donate. Best of luck and healing for your girl, man.
 
2013-02-12 08:24:04 AM
are you guys serious with the mesh? i had it a little over a year ago after a hernia from weight lifting. i havent had any problems but i do have another hernia on the other side now from weight lifting. kinda scary. guess i look into this a lil more
 
2013-02-12 11:26:56 AM
Did you send this to anyone at MoldyChum.com, I'm sure someone on there would be interested
 
2013-02-12 01:53:06 PM

mrlewish: Lets make this political.

If you lived in Europe or Canada or Japan etc. You wouldn't have to worry about the medical expense.


Because she would have died before the first surgery.
 
2013-02-12 07:25:13 PM

jim32rr: Popcorn Johnny: skatedrifter: The initial surgery was covered under workmans comp but the second surgery wasn't. They say that we can't prove that her pain (due to the plastic mesh) is related to the original workmans comp claim, and the original case has already been closed. They refuse to re-open it.

That sucks, sorry to hear.  I also had a hernia repaired with mesh, hope I don't end up having problems.

The best to you and your Wife, Subby. Hope you sell your rod and she has a full recovery. Had a hernia removed in 2011.... have to go back to the VA's surgery department this week due to issues


Thank you, and good luck to you also.

Ross E. Krushan: You may also want to try gofundme.com -- medical expenses for a loved one is something that many people empathise with and would be happy to donate. Best of luck and healing for your girl, man.


I checked them out. We will consider doing this for sure. Thank you.

drdonks: Did you send this to anyone at MoldyChum.com, I'm sure someone on there would be interested


Good idea, just sent them an email, thank you.

Freakin Rican: are you guys serious with the mesh? i had it a little over a year ago after a hernia from weight lifting. i havent had any problems but i do have another hernia on the other side now from weight lifting. kinda scary. guess i look into this a lil more


Good luck to you, go easy on yourself at the gym please.
 
2013-02-13 12:33:08 PM

CMYK and PMS: mrlewish: Lets make this political.

If you lived in Europe or Canada or Japan etc. You wouldn't have to worry about the medical expense.

Because she would have died before the first surgery.


Bullshiat,
 
2013-02-13 10:32:17 PM
Good luck with the sale and the health. The mesh they took back out of my wife a few years ago was all crinkled up into a ball off to one side of the whole mess. She ended up getting something like a tummy tuck to re-strengthen the abdominal wall. I still occasionally tease her about her lack of a belly button.

Anyways, good thoughts coming your way.
 
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