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Old 11-01-2013, 06:39   #61
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Re: Don Lucas in Hospital - a little Get Well

Glad it all worked out Don. Take care of yourself.
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:05   #62
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Don: Congratulations on dodging that bullet. Someone earlier said you needed to get well as your comments are so enjoyed on this site and they are right. I am a complete newbie and feel like I know you, just from reading.

My cousin (age 61) just dropped dead on the golf course three weeks ago. He had just had a complete physical two months earlier and everything was great, no high cholesterol, no high blood pressure, no heart history in the family. He had played college basketball and continued to play and golf, went to the gym three or four times a week. Makes you realize that time is precious.
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Don, you know what you gotta do now, right?

Get that Hunter out there and sail it hard. Ride it down the trades. I want to hear stories about 100% hull speed for days on end, tropical islands, hitting your bucket list hard whatever it is. Life is too short.

And, if the healthy cruising lifestyle doesn't cure you, please remember that it is always better to die at sea than in a hospital.

I made it clear to my old man that there will be no funeral because I expect no body. He has been told to just die at sea and we will remember him later. Go out with glory and a capsize in the southern ocean without an EPIRB. Never in a hospital bed....
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A. Make sure the stent is bronze, not brass.
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D. Hope you are out of the yard quickly.
My stents are “Nitinol” (55% nickel and 45% titanium, sometimes called NiTi).
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:35   #65
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First order of business is to hang up the outboard and break out the oars for the dingy
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Get that Hunter out there and sail it hard. Ride it down the trades. I want to hear stories about 100% hull speed for days on end, tropical islands, hitting your bucket list hard whatever it is...
I do exactly that. Except I have a few reefs in and as Star Trek said: "To Gently Go"... And I do so with glass in hand.

It's a healthy lifestyle and one doesn't need to bust a gut doing it
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My stents are “Nitinol” (55% nickel and 45% titanium, sometimes called NiTi).
So thats how you always seem to get the NiTiGrItI...


Ouch.. thats badddd...
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Glad you are recovering Don.
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Re: Don Lucas in Hospital - a little Get Well

Don, glad to hear you are better, and thanks for the cautionary tale.

A little disappointed in your doctor, evidently not a CF reader. We all know that for clogged hoses you run vinegar through them, and, if that doesn't work, take them out, beat them against the dock, and re-install them. Oh wait, that's waste hoses... For fuel hoses you need a polishing system to remove all the build-up in the tank and lines? And a magnet to keep all the particles aligned?

Sailing is a great prescription, but you may need to stay away from "what is the best blue water cruiser" threads for a while.
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Don, I hope (and pray) that you recover quickly.
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Sorry to hear about the ticker. Wishes of a quick recovery to you sir. Get well soon.

ps...your "avitar" photo thing is kind of cool. hands on head. how I feel most days at the office. On the boat however, different story!
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Re: Don Lucas in Hospital - a little Get Well

glad you are gonna be ok..now--SAIL!!!!!
is therapy for what ails ye.
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They haven't manufactured CRAFTSMAN stents yet; guaranteed replacement for life. In the meantime, modify your diet so as it includes more fruits and veggies. Walking and swimming should be added to your daily exercise routine. Easy on the sailing for a while, until you get in a better shape. Get immediate medical attention, if you feel pain while exercising. Good luck! Mauritz
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Don,
Your heart must be fine as witnessed by this being on the sixth page of well wishers. It's the arteries that are bad, the cure for which is to get out of New England and move to Florida. The sooner the better! Speedy recovery and fair winds -
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Beware of this nurse, and don't let them work on your head.
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