RE: O/T: We Never Know

Just found out that an acquaintance of mine suffered a dizzy spell the other night while in the shower and showed signs of loosing motor control functions.
Over his objections, the wife called the paramedics who took him to the E/R where the ran either an MRI or a Cat Scan and discovered he had an aneurysm in his brain.
Wheeled him directly into surgery where they were able to ultimately get the bleeding stopped.
At this writing, haven't learned what the long term results will be, but there WILL be some.
He turns 72 later this week and was just beginning to settle into retirement.
The message is pretty clear.
Nobody gets out alive.
If you don't stop and smell the poesies while you can, you don't have anybody to blame but yourself.
The chase to catch the almighty $ often demands and gets a very high price.
Lew
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On 1/25/2014 10:02 PM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

I think the message is to take care of yourself.
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email.me:

There are no guarantees, to be sure, but taking care of yourself certainly improves your odds. Five years ago, SWMBO's parents moved in with us because their health had declined to the point where they were no longer able to live independently -- and *every bit* of that was due to problems that could easily have been prevented by proper diet and regular exercise. Sadly, they had neither. My FIL passed away a year ago at the age of 89 -- having spent his last ten or fifteen years *wishing* he'd died in his 70s -- and my MIL is now in the "memory care" unit of a local nursing home due to dementia resulting from 40 years of not managing her Type II diabetes, that due to years of poor eating habits and never, ever exercising at all.
It was sure an eye-opener for both of us, and really lit a fire under our butts to get ourselves back in shape. Since then, SWMBO and I have lost a combined total of about 75 pounds, targeting 100, and it feels like rolling the clock back 20 years: many aches and pains that we thought were going to be perennial companions have simply vanished. We have a tandem bicycle that we ride regularly -- put 300+ miles on it last summer -- and we're planning on some real long-distance excursions with it this year, trying to see if we can manage 100 miles in a single day. Our best so far is 48 in half a day.
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On 1/26/2014 2:21 PM, Doug Miller wrote:

I am a proponent to staying active. Kids these days have more health related problems because of inactivity. I started exercising regularly in 2006 and I feel much better today than I did 10 years ago. My wife retired about 18 months ago and we ride out bikes quite a bit, 10~20 miles on average.
If you want to feel like you are a kid again, be active like a kid again!
On a side note, a customer of mine rode her bike from Houston TX to Austin TX in 2 days. That is about 150 miles IIRC. She is in her late 70's.
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On Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:06:15 -0500, "Mike Marlow"

Number three brother died in his sleep on vacation at his SIL's place in England last year. He was the most fit of the four of us (spent an hour or hour and a half in the gym every day) and if anyone guessed, he would be the one to outlive us all.
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On Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:02:15 -0800, Lew Hodgett wrote:

Amen! We're leading a somewhat austere old age because I semi-retired at 50 and completely at 62 or so. But we're living :-). And we had so much added good times together during those years that we have no regrets.
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"Lew Hodgett" wrote:

------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 weeks later and things are just beginning to fall into place.
Had 4 weeks in hospital followed by a couple of weeks in a rehab facility and now at home with 24/7 live in support.
Has muscle strength on left side but without brain control.
His auto driving days are history.
Will need 24/7 live in support at home for at least another 2-3 weeks and then another evaluation can be made.
Meanwhile another member of that group is about 90 days into stage 4 lung cancer that is spreading to other organs and have just received that two (2) more of my high school classmates have cashed in their hands.
Those poesies keep smelling better and better.
About time to do some sailing while still able and warmer weather is coming to enjoy it.
What's your way to enjoy those poesies?
Lew
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So true, and how many of us go on.....without worrying or thinking about.....enjoying the posies..... john
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"Lew Hodgett" wrote:

------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 weeks later and things are just beginning to fall into place.
Had 4 weeks in hospital followed by a couple of weeks in a rehab facility and now at home with 24/7 live in support.
Has muscle strength on left side but without brain control.
His auto driving days are history.
Will need 24/7 live in support at home for at least another 2-3 weeks and then another evaluation can be made.
Meanwhile another member of that group is about 90 days into stage 4 lung cancer that is spreading to other organs and have just received that two (2) more of my high school classmates have cashed in their hands.
Those poesies keep smelling better and better.
About time to do some sailing while still able and warmer weather is coming to enjoy it.
What's your way to enjoy those poesies?
Lew
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