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Hi everyone

As some may have noticed I have been off the scene for a couple of years. I have still had a few shows, but basically avoided performing, magic forums and the like. Well, that's over with. After over 10 years of hard grind and treating my body like a punchbag a lot of stuff caught up with me. My knee was shot, damaged so badly I would have been given a full knee replacement, I had several collapsed discs in my back, and scar tissue in my esophagus from sword swallowing that was making it difficult to swallow. All of this happened pretty much at once. It was time to take a break.

In the last couple of years I have had several surgeries and literally hundreds of hours of rehab. There is still more to be done, but I am stronger and fitter than I have been in years. And ready to get back to it.

To start the year I appeared on the BBC1 primetime show 'Britains Brightest' a few weeks ago, and wrote an article about handcuff escapes for Wired magazine yesterday. Which will be in the June issue. I also invented the phrase 'escapology womble' for the piece.

Anyway, I just wanted to take the time to welcome myself back. I've been away for sometime and frankly, I missed my antics.

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Welcome Back David! I for one have missed your hard experience and sage wisdom on this forum. I hope it all works to your favor.
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Thanks Cliff Smile

I seem to have failed to complete a sentence above.

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On 2013-01-29 07:32, David / straitjacket wrote:
My knee was shot, damaged so badly I would have been given a full knee replacement,
David Straitjacket


Should read:

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On 2013-01-29 07:32, David / straitjacket wrote:
My knee was shot, damaged so badly I would have been given a full knee replacement If I was older.
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Welcome back, David!
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David- Welcome back.Don't forget the UKEA Meetingn in March. I have details if you njeed them

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Welcome back mate. Glad to hear youre on the road to recovery. The regular Joes think what we do is all illusion & don't realise the sacrifices we put our bodies through. I hope you can make the UKEA. I sent you the details, but can resend if necessary.
It's great to have you back.
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Thanks everyone. You are correct Weasel. Some of us walk the same line that pro-wrestlers walk. However much trickery is out there, it can still very real indeed, and the costs to the body can mount, as I have discovered. I have a list of injuries longer than my surgically repaired arm. Though that one at least was from falling off a unicyle while off-roading.

Funnily enough I just dropped my wife off at the hospital where she is having surgery on both feet to correct damage from years of dancing. We are taking it in turns.

Mick, it's been ages since we spoke. As it happens I need to ask you something for an idea I have. I'll pm you if you don't mind.
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Welcome back David.
Hope you can make it to UKEA
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Good to see you David.

We should compare scar lengths like in lethal weapon ...... But it better not lead anywhere!

Hope to see you at UKEA take it easy and take care ...... Don't think that writing isn't dangerous though .... Paper cuts hurt like mad!
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Dave! Welcome back from the other side of the pond! Good to hear you're back to "normal"
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Hi Dave, glad you are on the mend and back at the forum.
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Welcome Back! Smile
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Great to have you back here!
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Thanks again for the welcome back's Smile I'm currently researching my new show. Lots of fun new ideas to look at and try out!
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Welcome back, David! Smile
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