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Blog entry by NH_Hermit posted 02-07-2013 at 10:07 AM 688 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just returned last night from the hospital after a quintuple bypass and now starting a whole new lifestyle.

What an unbelievable journey this week has been!

-- John from Horse Shoe



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patron

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 at 10:21 AM

that is good news

and a new start is even better

make the most of it

welcome back

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 at 10:32 AM

oh man john, i bet you have been through the ringer, but im glad your home and alive to start your new life, diet exercise, and continued wood working..how are you feeling, i know being in the hospital can wear you down, but i hope you will feel strong each day, im so glad your still with us…get well john, you have some fishing to get ready for…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 02-07-2013 at 11:15 AM

Wow John, a dramatic week to be sure!. I’m very glad your operation was successful and that you are home on the mend. Many of my DIL’s family and my BIL has had similar surgeries and they are all leading very normal lives today, despite several of them being in their high 70’s and 80’s. So keep your tools sharp as you will be needing them!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-07-2013 at 12:32 PM

Hey John, now you need to take care of yourself for real. I’ve had 2 triples, don’t want to do it again. Eat right and exercise once your able. You have a big head start on a new life.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Toolz

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#5 posted 02-07-2013 at 12:34 PM

Welcome back. It feels good to be able to start anew after major surgery. I don’t even complain about snow on the driveway now. At least I am upright and able to steer a snow thrower instead of pushing up daisies .

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 02-07-2013 at 03:48 PM

Wow, John! I am sorry to hear you were ill. I hope your recovery is quick and you are feeling better soon! Take care!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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~Julie~

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#7 posted 02-07-2013 at 04:46 PM

Take care, John, hope you are back in the workshop creating real soon!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 02-07-2013 at 06:45 PM

My father in law had 5 bypasses and the DR told him he’d be hauling hay in 6 weeks. He was very sore and doubted that prediction but he was hauling hay in 6 weeks! Best of luck to you and FOLLOW THE DIET AND EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS (please).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Bigrock

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#9 posted 02-08-2013 at 05:44 PM

That is great news. I hope you will be back in the shop soon.

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NH_Hermit

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 at 05:16 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments. One of the things that surprised me was the number of patients in there for the same thing. True, Asheville has the main heart trauma center for miles around, but this place is crowded and run like an assembly line. Also most of the patients just happened to be men over 60. One of the causes is that we as a TV watching culture may have become immune to the worrying of heart disease.

One of the things I shall be forever thankful for was that I had stopped smoking 7 months ago, so the coughing and the pain of couching was greatly reduced.

-- John from Horse Shoe

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Tim Dahn

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#11 posted 03-10-2013 at 07:24 AM

WOW! John so glad to hear your doing better, stay healthy my friend. Hope the spring/summer brings some good shop time for you.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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