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Title: I'm back, kinda, sorta, trying anyway.
Post by: Ron from Big D on March 24, 2005, 09:52:07 PM
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   All my friends here:

    Thanks for all the good wishes and thanks to Liz & Jack Pearce and Rich & Terri McIntire that have kept you up to date.  They have called frequently.

    I got out of hospital still feeling like a Mack Truck or Blue Bird had run me down, but each day is an improvement.  Of course a Blue Bird wouldn't dare. :-)

    I had a double by-pass along with a repared hole in my heart.

    This was scary, since I didn't have any indications that anything was wrong until the last 30 days, with minor chest pains.  What I mean be scary is:  We were just out in the desert, off-roading and hiking, a long way from help if I would have needed it.
I had 99% blockage in the main artery (The widow maker) and it would not have taken much to get me.  When I got home, I went for my usual daily walk and couldn't make a quarter mile without pain.  They wanted to solve it with a stent, but the location of the blockage would not allow it.  Thus Open Heart Surgery, but no heart damage.

    I'll be out of circulation for a while, but look forward to returning to the road.

    Thanks again.  This is very tiring, so I'll sign off

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Post by: rhmahoney on March 24, 2005, 10:10:01 PM
Happy to hear you. Yours is a familiar story!
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Post by: Alaskansnowbirds on March 24, 2005, 10:20:46 PM
Glad to see you back online Ron!!

The last time you announced you were ill and heading for GA. it was too long after that that I got the same news. I'm hoping this time I won't follow your lead.

Again, it's great having you back. I know you have a good nurse to keep you in line.  ;D

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Post by: Ron on March 24, 2005, 10:30:11 PM
Ron M,

Glad to hear you are home again.  Thanks for the very welcomed update.  You take care and get healed up.
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Post by: DougJ on March 24, 2005, 10:38:18 PM
Really glad to see you back on the board, Ron.

Doug
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Post by: Tom on March 24, 2005, 10:53:12 PM
Glad to see you're past your ordeal and starting to heal Ron. You still have a ways to go, so take it easy.
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Post by: BernieD on March 25, 2005, 07:27:30 AM
Ron

Glad to see you back and recovering well. Sure expected you to pop up on the Virtual Campfire Wednesday nite :D :D :D
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Post by: Ned on March 25, 2005, 08:04:03 AM
Ron,

Welcome back and we're happy to hear the good news.  Don't overdo it and you'll be fine.  Now will you think about retirement? :D
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Post by: JudyBKM on March 25, 2005, 08:07:59 AM
Glad to hear you're doing well -- keep up the good "work"!

Best wishes for a speedy, uneventful recovery.

Judy and Stu
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 25, 2005, 09:44:09 AM
Happy to hear you. Yours is a familiar story!

Yes Russ:  If anyone should k now, it should be you.  Thanks.
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 25, 2005, 09:46:14 AM
Glad to see you back online Ron!!

The last time you announced you were ill and heading for GA. it was too long after that that I got the same news. I'm hoping this time I won't follow your lead.

Again, it's great having you back. I know you have a good nurse to keep you in line.  ;D


  Yes Don.  Please don't follow my lead.  So far it hasn't been the best example. :D
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 25, 2005, 09:47:47 AM
Ron M,

Glad to hear you are home again.  Thanks for the very welcomed update.  You take care and get healed up.

  Thanks Ron.  I'm glad to be back.
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 25, 2005, 09:49:13 AM
Really glad to see you back on the board, Ron.

Doug

  Thanks Doug.  Look forward to getting back up to speed.
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Post by: Ron on March 25, 2005, 09:50:31 AM
Ron M,

Glad to hear you are home again.  Thanks for the very welcomed update.  You take care and get healed up.

  Thanks Ron.  I'm glad to be back.

Like I said we are glad to have you back.  How is Shirley doing?  I know this has been hard oin her too.  Give Shiley our best to.
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 25, 2005, 09:51:46 AM
Glad to see you're past your ordeal and starting to heal Ron. You still have a ways to go, so take it easy.
Thanks Tom:  I'm being very brief as even the computer communications is exhausting.  I'll get up to speed in the future.
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 25, 2005, 09:53:18 AM
Ron

Glad to see you back and recovering well. Sure expected you to pop up on the Virtual Campfire Wednesday nite :D :D :D

Would have liked to. But not quite up to it.  Thanks.
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 25, 2005, 09:55:01 AM
Ron,

Welcome back and we're happy to hear the good news.  Don't overdo it and you'll be fine.  Now will you think about retirement? :D

Thanks Ned:  I love your beret, hat, or whatever.
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 25, 2005, 09:56:19 AM
Glad to hear you're doing well -- keep up the good "work"!

Best wishes for a speedy, uneventful recovery.

Judy and Stu

Thanks Judy and Stu.
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 25, 2005, 09:58:53 AM
Ron M,

Glad to hear you are home again.  Thanks for the very welcomed update.  You take care and get healed up.

  Thanks Ron.  I'm glad to be back.

Like I said we are glad to have you back.  How is Shirley doing?  I know this has been hard oin her too.  Give Shiley our best to.

Shirley is holding up fine.  I know that I gave her a real scare.  Bless her heart.
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Post by: Ned on March 25, 2005, 10:07:03 AM
Thanks Ned: I love your beret, hat, or whatever.

Remind me to wear it the next time we see you.  It's my Festa Italiana cap :)
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Post by: Steve, CDN on March 25, 2005, 10:20:38 AM
Ron,

We wish you a speeeedy recovery!  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Post by: Tom on March 25, 2005, 10:21:03 AM
Hey Ron, knopwing it's so exhausting, why not answer everyone with a single "thanks all" message rather than respond individually. Everyone will know who you're talking to  ;D
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Post by: jscuzz on March 25, 2005, 11:29:19 AM
Ron:

Just adding my wishes for your speedy recovery. :) :) :)
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 25, 2005, 10:19:42 PM
Hey Ron, knopwing it's so exhausting, why not answer everyone with a single "thanks all" message rather than respond individually. Everyone will know who you're talking to  ;D

Well heck!  Why did you wait till now to tell me ::)
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Post by: jscuzz on March 25, 2005, 11:20:12 PM
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Well heck!  Why did you wait till now to tell me

Waiting to see if it was contagious..... :) :) :)
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Post by: Chet18013 on March 26, 2005, 05:54:43 AM
Glad to see you back and kicking----------well, moving a toe at least<<GG>> I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Chet
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Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on March 26, 2005, 08:16:42 AM
Good to see you back online, Ron. Take it easy and get well soon.
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Post by: Karl on March 26, 2005, 06:43:28 PM
Just can't keep a good man down, eh Ron? Speedy recovery!
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Post by: Tim & Jan on March 27, 2005, 12:00:07 PM
Hi Ron,

Good to see you are "kinda back",  that's a great start towards "back in the swing of things"!  Thank heavens you recognized a problem and got the needed attention as soon as possible.  Our best wishes for a quick recovery.

Tim and Jan
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 27, 2005, 08:51:54 PM
Hi Ron,

Good to see you are "kinda back",  that's a great start towards "back in the swing of things"!  Thank heavens you recognized a problem and got the needed attention as soon as possible.  Our best wishes for a quick recovery.

Tim and Jan

Thanks Tim & Jan.  Today is Easter and believe it or not, my appetite is back.  Had spaghetti & meatballs today.  WOW, was that terrific.  Went to the mall and walked.  I'm really beginning to feel good.

Ron
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Post by: Ron from Big D on March 27, 2005, 08:54:00 PM
Hi Ron M.,
So glad to see you are improving daily. Take care, Mind your Drs. and Shirley, and please don't scare us like that again.
Helaine

I will, I will, I will and won't.  I hope. :)
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Post by: johnandellen on March 29, 2005, 11:27:39 AM
Ron, we're so glad to hear you are "out and about".  Just goes to show, you never know what's next and you better live every day to the fullest.  Hopefully the pain and healing process will be over soon.

John & Ellen Spiller
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Post by: Jim Godward on March 29, 2005, 01:14:47 PM
Ron,

Good to see you are woing well.  It takes a while but the good thing is that they got you before the big one.

3 of my brothers had either a stent or bypasses last year so I am a little nervous to say the least.

Take care and follow the Drs orders.

Jim
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Post by: Bob Maxwell on March 29, 2005, 07:11:34 PM
Take it easy my friend, I still am.

I did my basic analysis at Cardia Rehab and they were pleased. I'm used to 3.25 mph on the treadmill, so the 3 mph speeed was only moderately tiring. Their stats could be discouraging but I refuse to let them control my attitude and outllook on life. My take is that a 10% ejection factor set along side of the 10% or my brain that I use means a well matched, fully capable set of tools to enjoy and enable a long, final run.

Adios, hermano!

Bob+

to quote Joe, "Live your dream, life is not a dress rehersal!"
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Post by: Jackliz on March 29, 2005, 07:23:28 PM


 My take is that a 10% ejection factor set along side of the 10% or my brain that I use means a well matched, fully capable set of tools to enjoy and enable a long, final run

Well said! :D :D

Jack and Liz

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Post by: Ron on April 02, 2005, 06:06:18 PM
Ron,

How is the healing process going?  Hope all is going well.  Give Shirley a big hug for us. (Gently though)
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Post by: thebrits on April 03, 2005, 12:28:12 PM
Hi Ron,

 ;D]  So good to know that you're beginning to feel like your old self again.  Take it a day at a time.  Give Shirley a hug from us. 

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Post by: Bob Buchanan on April 23, 2005, 12:35:53 AM
Hello, My Good Friend:

[I had a double by-pass along with a repared hole in my heart.]

Have been watching the posts to see how you're doing, Ron. So glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery and looking forward to seeing you again soon down the road somewhere. I guess now instead of a whole apple turnover at the QZ bakery, we had best just split one between us.

Do take care of yourself. You are a very important part of the framily here . . .