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Old 06-13-2007, 04:13 AM   #1
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I've been gone a while.

Mostly because of the job. Some know, some don't, I started a new job at the beginning of May. Honestly, it's an old job. I had this position once before with this station, but they came back with new management, new ownership, and the old proverbial "offer I couldn't refuse" and so I took it and saved myself 3K a year in gas alone. (And yeah, I busted their balls on the salary as well. )

So far so good, and still no complaints on that front.

SWMBO on the other hand has been itching to quit smoking, so she did after going for a walk around the block with my youngest who's 3 and hell on wheels.

After her walk she put up with the chest pains she was having for a week and then I said enough, get yer ass into the doc. This was last Wednesday. Thursday started, and wasn't any better. So she went to the Doc. Who then sent her to the hospital to get checked out. They then ran a heart cath and promptly found blockages. A 90 percenter, 2 80's, a 60, and a 40. We were then quickly shipped over to the hospital in our area that's notoriously good at fixing these probs. (she was looking at either stents, or bypass) Friday started with her getting 4 stents a lifetime Plavix Scrip, upped Lipitor dosage, and more, plus a whole new diet for her and the family.

Not bad for 43 years old huh? (FWIW her Dad died in 1973 at age 41 from similar conditions)

Needless to say I haven't even thought about brewing a damn thing since the end of April, but in a weird way, this latest thing has given me quite the interesting perspective on Life. And since I'm going thru EdWort's Apfelwein faster than I should be ( ) I guess I better finish cleaning up the basement and get on with it then....

Good seeing you guys.

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Old 06-13-2007, 04:16 AM   #2
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Good to have you back, Ize.

Best of luck to your wife; I can't imagine how frightening that must be for her (and for you). I'll keep you guys in my thoughts. Glad to hear that she got herself checked out and is taking the steps that she needs to take care of herself.

We're here for you, bro!
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:18 AM   #3
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Wow....good luck to you guys.

You know if you need anything, call on us.
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:21 AM   #4
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I know the feeling, dude. I had my heart attack at 42 in 1997. Only 1 blockage though. I got the angioplasty (balloon).

My past doctors say my results are like I've never had one. Another check-up is coming up really soon.

Hang in there.
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:55 AM   #5
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Thanks guys!

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Old 06-14-2007, 01:12 AM   #6
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Wow- what a shocker. I wondered where you'd been, but just put it down to you being "busy" with summer time fun and your job. I'll keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:23 AM   #7
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Moderate consumption of alcohol has been shown to have heart healthy effects. Get brewing and take care of that little lady!

Glad you caught it early.
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:42 AM   #8
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Hang in there. I'm sure you're in all our thoughts.
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:47 AM   #9
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Keep her on the meds, and it will help immensely.
Best of luck to you.
When she feels better, start brewing again.
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:49 AM   #10
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Oh my...
I hope your wife has a fast and complete recovery.
Tell her that us crazies at HBT are thinking about her and want her to get well soon.
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