Mid-Michigan Easy Living

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by simbaboy, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Holy crap George.

    Very, very sorry to hear about your experience, all the best on the recovery!!

    This geriatric junk just is starting to suck. I'm still reeling and a bit pissed from my heart attack, Imu & Colby know the story, but I'll bore you anyway. I like to say "I was given a heart attack." After my older bro had a h.a. last year, and a heart issue with my dad years ago, I figured I better go get checked. After lots of testing, it was decided that with my family history, they needed to get me in for an angioplasty. Once in 'there', the doc put three stents in me. OK, one night in the hospital, they sent me home and told me to go live life.

    Nine days later, bam, heart attack! It turns out that one of the stents they put in was undersized. The stent had collapsed, creating full blockage, thus heart attack. I feel good now, but I'm no where aerobically where I used to be. I guess I fall under the 'shit' happens category.

    My apologies for turning this into an old folks thread! Remember our younger days when we'd talk about nice asses(not you Imu)cars & bikes!:thumb

    It's all behind us, we gotta keep livin' & cherishing each day!!!

    Family & friendships, I treasure even more now!:getiton
  2. crownhorse

    crownhorse Been here awhile

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    I'm with you there Sam
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  3. WYO George

    WYO George Long timer

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    The bad part is, I'm only 38!! When I had my heart attack I was a semi-frequent runner, exercised and ate good, but had a very stressful job. Now I'm a bit less healthy, but still very active and much less stress (or so I think). I just have some really bad luck when it comes to random strange illnesses. It's not the first time I've come down with something bizzare that left the doctors all confused. When I had my heart attack at 34 they spent a week running every test they had and came back with: "Well....Ummm...keep doing what you're doing with your diet and exercise because you're really healthy, but consider lowering stress and increasing sleep"
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  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    when I was 22 I had mega chest pains, my mom thought I was having a heart attack, due to my "less than stellar diet and exercise plan" haha.

    went to the doc, ER maybe, and ran the gamut of tests..... all came back good. strong as an ox, duh, and healthy.

    the next day I remembered that I had done a transmission on a Humvee, a real Humvee, not an Imu hummer. and I picked that thing up, and put it in myself, no jack, and also the transfer case..... while that stuff is pretty normal for me, I had also put on the giant 38" wheel and tires at about chest level, so picked em up, and bolted em on....... I just had a pulled chest muscle.
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  5. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    "Hello, my name is George":

    Lasy year I was admitted with the worst case of vertigo I have ever seen or experienced in my 25 years of doctoring. I was so sick that within half an hour of waking up from sleep I was asking my wife to call for an ambulance. Normally, I tough my symptoms out.

    While in the hospital receiving IV steroids for Acute Vestibular Neuritis (inflamation of the middle ear) I was also diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.

    After being on meds for a year and a half my long term diabetes check reveals that my sugars are worse now. Go figure. I thought I was on meds so I could eat junk and not suffer any consequences.

    Got a Doc appt next week. I hope I am not placed on insulin. No more apple pies and vanilla shakes for now. Except when in Moab-- I have a date with you all at Milts.

    I know somebody who is reading this who has broken his ribs 3-4 times.

    At least we are all here.

    Imu
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  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    Both knees
    Right tib/fib
    Separated shoulders
    Fingers
    Ribs
    Toes
    Lower back fracture

    Never done a collar bone, never broken an arm.
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  7. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    Can I play?
    74(?) Hit in head by a baseball bat. Broken jaw - not wired.saw a dentist not Dr.
    76- ran down by a car- soft tissue damage left leg.
    82(?) Unknown injuries, possible closed head injury I lost about 3 weeks. Short term memory issues still bad. Shoulder injury and ribs only have neighbors version of them as hospital lost my records. His son "found" me and they took me to emergency.
    Oh I probably broke my nose in 78(?).
    94- Right ankle "crushed" and fibula broke.
    01, surgery on ankle.
    05(?) Hit on tractor-unknown if neck and or head injury. Right leg massive hematoma. Later found to have been hit so hard nerves "balled up". To remove the lump would possibly effect nerves to rest of leg/foot.
    04- to 07 repeatedly went to Dr for breathing, headaches, dizziness, ear problems, loss of voice. Sinus pain, "heavy" chest, and winded, always panting. Dr in 04 said oh you have a sinus invection, but we don't treat with antibiotics. Then in 07 thinking I had early onset Alzheimer's-( I had put TV remote in pantry, got to work and freaked out because last I remembered I was at home. That's dangerous driving 20 miles unaware.) I went to a different Doctor. My sinuses all had infection. Very serious operation, I did end up with some facial numbness. It was also noted that at some point I'd had a broken nose and eye socket(baseball hit in 74?). 2011- vertigo, motion sickness, another serious sinus infection.
    2013, I was found to have 2 abdominal masses, and a mass "by my heart". Doctors told me I had cancer. They only were interested in the abdominal mass. They claimed the heart area mass wasn't effecting me. And refused to remove all in one operation. They removed the 2 abdominal, and they weren't cancerous. After surgery I got ill, mind was shot, strength, motor skills everything. Doctors would find one little thing treat it and I'd still have same issues. Repeat. My mother was having to take care of me. I tripped one day and she panicked. She called a surgeon, and set up my ankle fusion. Then my over all health tanked. My hands wouldn't work, I couldn't read or write. My sentences we're scrambled. I often had to close one eye to focus. Went into Dr. more tests. Hashimoto's disease, treatment did bring some relief, my mind got better. But then I didn't sleep, chest pounded, breathing hurt. Struggled with my arms and hands. This lasted until Jan 2016, when a different surgeon removed my heart mass. Note I didn't say "heart area". It was inside my heart sack and connected to right ventricle. There was an issue during surgery and Surgeon was about to call for heart/lung bypass. But he made one final attempt and was able to remove the last of mass, before time was up. I had amazing recover from heart surgery. But other issues remained. Therapy, injections and then another dizzy spell that lasted for 3 days. Then RF treatment to replace injections to help with leg and arm neuropathy. Oh the dizzy spell diabetes. I'm sure I've missed stuff.

    Today was 54° winds were nearly that and I was to busy to ride. So I'm kind of whiny and it (winter) has only begun



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  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    If it don’t kill ya........

    Today was COLD HERE, 46* on the way to work at 6am. Got to about 68/70 ish at the heat of the day.

    Too busy to ride. It’s now a bit after 10pm and I finally can take my shoes off and relax
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  9. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Ok C, YOU WIN THE PRIZE.
    I am no longer complaining of my little aches and pains and high sugars.
    I have been watching what I eat for the last 3 days and also cut off all eating at 6PM. I have a Glucerna shake at 8ish.
    Feel better already.
    Imu
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  10. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    At first I refused to take the pill for diabetes. I did the "set up tests" since my hands hurt most of the time this made them worse. All the test I did we're in the acceptable range. I think the highest was 102 and I ate like an idiot to test. But then Dr said pill may help with my weight. What was said was, " may help you loose that much need weight". Weight gain, that was above their (Dr) max weight before they'd help me with it. That's been about 2-3 years. So I started taking the pill, but not testing myself daily. I test maybe once a week. Never been higher than normal range. I have lost about 10lbs. But I'm also back walking in woods more last month or so. I help produce maple syrup, and I can take my dog with me. So we both enjoy going out there.
    Monday I got my lower back injections. It was also the first time I had to add "diabetic & med" to form. So when the port got put in nurse tested my blood. She showed me the number 78(fasting #) and said that's a good number why are you considered a diabetic? She also said that the injections did raise blood sugars,and wondered if my doc had taking that into consideration.

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  11. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Funny and scary at the same time!

    You need to learn how to take it easy, ....maybe you have now.
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  12. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    I guess the whole stress thing is more viable than I ever put credence to. I've probably been a product of that too! But how do you define 'stress', that's always been the big question for me. We all deal with "I've gotta get sh*t done", is this stress? I don't know.

    At the end of the day, it sounds like what my cardiologist tells me all the time. He use's his vast medical vocabulary to explain it too....

    "Sam, you have shitty gene's".

    Sorry to hear about your battle George! We are all gunna just try to get to morning, and then go from there.
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  13. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    I ain't given up my grain bread toast, PB & J in the morning-no effing way!!

    Oh, and Cheerio's every night. I just gotta watch what I do in between those two.
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  14. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Wow, just wow!
  15. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    OK, I just checked....

    51* and partly cloudy, no excuses. GO RIDE.

    You've got warm gear.
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  16. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    No ride today--35 degrees currently with a high of 45.
    But I did get a Corbin seat for the DRZ400S.:clap
    I will install it today.
    Imu
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  17. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    I'm going to try to get a ride in. I should be splitting wood

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  18. Padilen

    Padilen Been here awhile

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    I didn't split wood ! I did get a ride in. And an idea on how to reuse my Intruders saddle bags on the DRZ. I'm to short to use a tail bag like I do on my TW.


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  19. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    SHE IS ALIVE AND SHE IS VERY WELL, THANK YOU!

    I had not heard from my mechanic re: my Burgman AN400, the one I bought for $200, for a while. The mechanic had gotten a 'blank check' from me to fix whatever it needed.

    Today he called me and said she is ready and since I did not feel like going to my in-laws to pick up the trailer he offered to deliver it home. Perfect.

    The variator nut got tack welded after a belt change, new variator spline cover, new Dr.Pulley whatevers, etc.

    ALL THE FLUIDS were changed. The air filter was disgusting and we got a new one. The spark plug was changed. The exhaust was a little loud and it got new gaskets. The brake pads were worn out and were replaced. We will get new tires and bearings prior to next riding season. Shinko makes excellent tires for all Burgmans.

    I rode it around the neighborhood for about 20 minutes. The scooter runs perfect and it looks very good. It is absolutely worth every penny I have in it.

    Imu

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  20. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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    Way to go mr Imu
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