Bad news for me.

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by DougFromKentucky, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. DougFromKentucky

    DougFromKentucky Just a good 'ole boy

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    I had a heart attack this past Tuesday, Mar 5th. It was a big one and did damage. It was my fourth one. I am home now as I write this as there was nothing they could do for me. I have already had all that they could do surgically for me (4 Bypasses, and 1 stent). I am being treated medically now. I am pretty weak but keeping my spirits up as best I can.

    I don't know how this last heart attack is going to effect my riding on my Wee. Right now, it is too heavy for me to pick up off the side stand. I can pick my Honda Helix Scooter up off the side stand but am under doctors orders not to be on any motorcycle for now. My Strom riding days may be over. I do hope to continue on my scooter if I can.

    If you are so inclined, a prayer or two for me might help.
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  2. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    Best wishes for a recovery mate. Consider yourself mentioned in my prayers. Don't give up and polish the Wee Strom often.
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  3. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Well, that sounds pretty serious.

    As it happens, one of my friends, a long-time biker and motorsport enthusiast, had a heart failure last week. He had had another seizure (in the brain) last September, but made it through that one surprisingly well... or so it seemed, until last week. But after this one, he´s kept in sleep, and maybe not even the doctors currently know, if he´s ever going to wake up, and if he does, what is his condition then.

    You´re right, all we can do is pray.

    And try not to worry too much about getting back on the bike right now, that´s just a hobby afterall. I´m hoping there will be better news coming for you, and the friend of mine I mentioned.
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  4. GrouchyGeezer

    GrouchyGeezer Been here awhile

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    Doug, hang in there. Don't let worry get to you, just take it one day at a time. You want prayers, you got 'em. And remember: "They all do that!"
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  5. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    All that me and mine can muster.. Get well!
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  6. Escaped

    Escaped Been here awhile

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    Prayers sent! Keep your spirits Up :)

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  7. Bollocks

    Bollocks Farts with an Accent™

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    Ya, it's called a feature


    Here ya go, you can see if your getting better by clicking Here.
    Count how many pages you get through till the ticker starts acting up and then you can monitor ya progress. :thumb
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  8. FirstPath

    FirstPath Long timer

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    Doug,
    Prayers and thoughts your way. Don't get too down. You're still here to be with family and friends and that's what matters. Listen to your doctors and take care of yourself.

    Scott in Shoreview
    '79 Suzuki GS550
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  9. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    Time for a trike?
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  10. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    Best wishes...and take it one step at a time.

    If ADV shows us anything...there are many ways to enjoy motorcycling!

    And if and when "that phase" of life passes us by...I'm thinking about getting a well used Jeep Wrangler...Just stick an "ADV" sticker on it!
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  11. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Doug, heal up and heal fast brother. Thinking of you!:thumb
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  12. dukethedog

    dukethedog Been here awhile

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    Doug-
    All my prayers are with you my friend. Don't let this non-riding get you down. Focus on what you can do, the rest will come.
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  13. D_A

    D_A Long timer

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    Good luck and ++good vibes. :thumb

    When it comes to getting back on the bike, it's amazing what can be achieved if you want it enough and refuse to be "told". Heal well. :D
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  14. Juan Loboe

    Juan Loboe Been here awhile

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    Get well quick!!

    Prayer sent up for ya!
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  15. HappyCRNA

    HappyCRNA AllTalkNoAction

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    Prayers for you from a neigbor near Paducah.
    And +1 on the trike/CanAm idea.
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  16. HunSolo

    HunSolo Mad Monk

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    Heal well, Doug. All the best to you.
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  17. pkbinder

    pkbinder Kissing Moose

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    You are in my thoughts. And yes to the trike idea. Paul
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  18. AMEretired

    AMEretired Been here awhile

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    Prayer and good thoughts sent from my home to yours.
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  19. Hevy Kevy

    Hevy Kevy ADDRider

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    Get well brother! Prayin for ya.
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  20. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    More prayers going out for you.

    Smile and laugh a lot. I hear that helps the heart tremendously, and will also do wonders for your family after your ordeal.
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