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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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I went into hospital the evening of January 6th with vomiting, and thinking I had an ulcer. As it turned out, I had 'significant' heart attack at 3AM while lying on a gurney in emerg, and spent the next 18 days in two hospitals, getting a quad bypass.

I am feeling OK, but weak and unable to do much. It will be at least 4 weeks before I shall be able to drive, but by the time warm weather arrives I should be able to do limited work with my tools, as long as my son will help with moving them about. The doctor says his work comes with a fifteen-year warranty and I believe him, because he's a good French-Canadian guy who reminds me of Michael J. Fox, but without the shakes.

I've decided that buying Toyotas causes heart problems. I bought a Matrix in 2008 and had angioplasty and a stent the following month. The week before my present issue, I took delivery of a brand new Rav4. I may have to go back to GM.


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Roger, those imports will kill you! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Sorry to hear That,Roger! Will be keeping You in My Prayers! Your faith is the best Healer I know! Now about the ride! I always ride a used car. I have had a new boat. and Had so much worry about it, I sold it. The car is great, and I am happy Ha ha. Keep in touch , and We can always pray

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Hi Rodger,

Just do as the doctor tells you to do.

While you are getting better look through all your old woodworking magazines and books so you'll know what you want to make when you can return to the shop.

Don't over do it when you do get back to the shop, the project will always be waiting for you the next day.

Praying for your speedy recovery,


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Best wishes for a speedy recovery fom here too. Somehow there's something lost in translation; I own a Ford pick up and a Toyota Camry: at 65 I'm still in pretty good health. Perhaps it has to do with sawdust consumption? Sincerely hope you can get back to your tools very soon. What would YOU miss most: wife, tools or dog????
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Best wishes for your recovery. Have you driven a Ford lately?

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I take umbrage at the slur on Toyota......VBG.

My last 2 cars have been Toyota, a '98 Corolla (stolen) and currently a 2001 Avalon (made in the USA - Kentucky?)

We can joke about the cars but not about heart attacks......

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I seem to recall you posting a while back that you work mostly on your driveway as I do here in northern AB. That gives you at least 2 months to heal up before there's a chance to go make sawdust. Get well soon.

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Take it easy Mr. Roger, all will be well soon enough. Enjoy some books.
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Get well soon, Roger!!
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