Rumors of my demise

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    We're barely exaggerated. But I am recovering
     
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  2. StevePame

    StevePame Administrator Admin

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    Thanks for the update, wil. I hope that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible!
     
  3. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    Bro! What happened? Seriously missed you!
     
  4. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    Deep breath, aortic recession end of August, 8 hours surgery, 110 units of blood, Docs called family twice to say they didn't think I was going to make it open heart surgery left open for days trying to figure out problem last ditch effort found another leak. I ripped out feeding tubes IV lines, they put mittens on me and tied me to the bed hands and foot hallucinations from all of the drugs and now I'm on the road to recovery. Had three or four strokes still fighting eyesight coordination and memory issues. All started with me taking out the garbage, then coming in and telling my housemate something is wrong call an ambulance and collapsing on the floor halfway through the door. Over a month in, looks like I'll be going to my mother's house for more recovery and therapy for a few more weeks

    I got incredibly lucky, think twice before taking out the garbage
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    With induced Comas and memory loss I was 2 weeks in before I knew anything happened. Still working after using it all together. I can't recall my last memory before it happened for my first memory after it happened weird. My kids my family my friends have all been amazing Troopers and support, truly blessed.
     
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  6. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Moderator

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    Indeed! Hold strong. ....by his stripes we are healed.
     
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  7. Thomas

    Thomas Administrator Admin

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    Whoa, Wil. ****.

    Get well, bro.
     
  8. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    Rebuilding lost muscle mass from being bedridden for a month, reminds me of when I was a kid watching the astronauts come back from space and how weak they were. They had to figure out at it exercising and space without gravity. I am now working with one or two pound weights and it's wearing me out, weird
     
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  9. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    Hang in there, Wil. We need you here. Its a time to retreat within family concern and support. So good that you can spend a few weeks recovery time with your mother. Who better? But do keep in touch, please ...
     
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    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    Stay this side of the daisies as long as possible, okay? :kitty:s demand that from you! *multiple :kitty: claws are unsheathed, ready for a slash fest on tender human flesh, some :kitty:s grooming themselves with wicked gleams in their eyes*

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  11. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    I've sworn off it myself. Feel better mate, Rookwood's a ways off yet!;)
     
  12. stranger

    stranger wolfwing, a feral angel

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    I was also wondering what happened to you... Wishing you a speedy recovery, we missed you around here. Still plenty of things to discuss and talk about.
     
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  13. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    My eyesight is bad from The Strokes I'm using speech to text to post. I think I'll have to wait till my eyesight's improves 2 work work work with longer posts
     
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    Good thing you’ve always liked short posts :)

    But seriously, a speedy recovery wish and we’re happy to have you chime in with whatever you’re capable of contributing.
     
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  15. Bhaktajan II

    Bhaktajan II Hare Krishna Yogi

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    I will re-upload the more legible "Bhagavad-gita on 45 cards" out of regards for you Wil.

    And he is the link to a primer of the topic of "acid vs alkaline" in the functioning health of the bodies chemistry:

    https://www.interfaith.org/community/threads/13124/
     
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  16. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    I read about people having life death experiences I'm getting more religious, more involved in their religion. Currently for me to go to the opposite I got no interest in arguing beliefs. I'm comfortable where I am, and I hope you are comfortable Where You Are.
     
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    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens Admin

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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    Reading...had to attend a funeral, not mine. A young friend in her 20s, one of the top three largest funerals I've attended in my life.

    I was amazed at the range of emotion and comments from folks who barely knew her, had only met her once or twice. And amazed at my lack of same. Been contemplating that, my comfort level of death simply being part of life, essential bookends.

    I've lived a full life, I'd love to stick around and see flying ubers and cancer cures, but oh well... When someone young dies I am upset they didn't have more life experiences, but then maybe they avoided rough life experiences.

    She meant a lot to my community, and by the turnout it was apparent she meant a lot to other communities as well. Hundreds of folks packed in pews, hundreds more standing shoulder to shoulder wherever they could and out the door into freezing weather for the catholic mass. A couple hundred turned away and waiting in the reception hall.

    It was a moving experience...and then I think of immigrant children dying at the border separated from their families, buried with no one mourning. And millions more around the world...
     
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  19. RJM Corbet

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    Very well, you are excused Sir, for setting us off worrying ... :)
     
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    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    Second open heart recovery is a lot faster, planned vs emergent, big difference.

    3 trips back to Hosp since, but still beats last round.

    Odds of living longer increases every day. They no longer shrug their shoulders, not a ticking time bomb any more. Years are now likely, it is a weird change once you've accepted the former.
     
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