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Old 08-29-2006, 05:10 PM   #1
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No matter what your lot in life is, appreciate the fact that you are alive. It could all be gone before you even finish reading this message.

On Wednesday, August 23rd, I suffered a sub-arachnoid hemorrhage in my prefrontal cortex (that's part of the brain to you laymen). This is very similar to an aneurism, except that my chances of survival increased to 3 in 5 rather than 1 in 2. One second I was fine, and the next second I felt like someone had driven a spike through my head behind my eyes and then pulled it out. The son of a bitch kept doing that, too. In. Out. In. Out.

Being the macho man that I am, I waited 24 hours before I went to the emergency room.

I don't know where I am going with this message, but I know my point is to urge you to appreciate what you have, regardless od what it is. Hug your kids... don't let themm go. Chat with your neighbors/mailman/butcher. Don't let a day go by where you don't put your hands on your hips, breathe deep, and say, "God DAMN, it's a good day to be alive."

Feel free to have a beer while you're doing it, too.

I am luxky to be here. And so are you.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:17 PM   #2
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Holy sh*t, dude. Good to hear you're OK. Holy crap, I don't even know how to respond, other that to be thankful that you're OK. I'll head home early and hug my wife and daughter (and I should probably buy that life insurance, too).
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:18 PM   #3
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Glad you're still around Walker!
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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Walker, Man, I don't even know what to say. Glad you're ok. And that's excellent life advice.

All the best to you.

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Old 08-29-2006, 05:30 PM   #5
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Know what you're saying. Last time I was in S.F. I told my friend Micheal he was the brother I wish I had grown up with ... he died on the drive back to Oakland.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

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Old 08-29-2006, 05:30 PM   #6
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Wow - glad to hear you were in the 3 group!

Stories like this always get to me - you really never know how long you've got!
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:34 PM   #7
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glad to see your ok! if blg and i can help in any way just let us know.we are up your way about every weekend.

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Old 08-29-2006, 07:35 PM   #8
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Spot on sentiment there Walker.

As one who has actually joked about your death when you've gone quite on here in the past I'm truely glad you're okay and back on board!!!!

I'm one of the laymen - Do they know what caused it???

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Old 08-29-2006, 07:42 PM   #9
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glad you are ok
we need you here
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:17 PM   #10
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Glad your still with us!!

Did you the doctors say if there was a cause to it or it just randomly happens?

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