Old 1st September 2007, 05:06 AM   #21
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Hi Charles,
Yes, I'm just getting a "higher performance" retro fit. Surgeon says the "bigger valve" should give me about 30% more flow than I ever had before, even when I was a kid.
I'm doing what they say.
Today was 14 days post op and I walked more than 2.5 miles around the outside of the hospital grounds. Seems like I'm bouncing back at a better rate than anticipated.
Thanks for your concern and kind words!
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Old 1st September 2007, 10:41 AM   #22
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Your endurance sounds incredible after such a short time. Keep up the good work. I guess the energizer bunny commercial an appropriate analogy for you.

Keep up the rehab, and keep us informed.

Charles
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Old 3rd September 2007, 01:17 PM   #23
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Hi Roger,
Been following your progress on this thread and I am very pleased with the outcome.
Best wishes,and take it slowly.
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Old 3rd September 2007, 07:46 PM   #24
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Hi Guys,
Thanks again for all of your encouragement.
I was able to walk more than 5 miles yesterday (2 sessions 2.6 miles (3 laps around the hospital grounds) each) so I'm ramping things up slowly.
I go to the cardiologist's tomorrow so we will see how he thinks I'm doing.
Thanks again, I think I'm looking at a very bright new horizon.
R
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Old 12th September 2007, 05:46 AM   #25
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Hi Roger, I am very glad to hear you are recovering well.

Regards from Madrid (Spain).
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Old 13th September 2007, 06:15 PM   #26
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Roger,

Good to hear you're doing well. My brother recently had a similar surgery and the change in his energy level has been nothing short of phenomenal.

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Old 14th September 2007, 07:23 AM   #27
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Hey Ray,
Are you still over in the Middle East?
Did you ever get the MF 4x4 truck?
Send me a picture of the truck.
I'm about to have to get rid of mine due to the USDOT and their "over regulation".
I'm looking at a Sprinter Van or an RV of some sort to replace the truck.
R
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Old 14th September 2007, 06:35 PM   #28
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Hi Roger,

Good to hear from you. Was the valve problem something you've had for a long time?

I'm still in Saudi.

I never did buy the truck, but my best friend back in Michigan did after I mentioned that I wanted to get one when I quit working in Saudi. He built the box on the back himself and jumped through all the hoops they wanted for it to be licensed as a private vehicle. He's already had it on a couple of long drives and is quite happy with it. He reminds me of you quite a bit in that he can fix or make almost anything, so what for him was an enjoyable project would have been a chore for me. I did end up with a vehicle here in Saudi that I've been wanting for a long time. My 93 Suburban became totally unreliable, so I bought a Toyota Land Cruiser Model 78. Straight 6, manual transmission, two 90 liter gas tanks, roll up windows and two bench seats that fold up in the back against the sides. Totally utilitarian. The Bedu drive the pickup version so you can get parts anywhere you go in the Arabian peninsula, plus find someone who knows how to fix them.

I haven't been to the Gorge the last four summers because I've been sailing on Masirah off the coast of Oman. July and August have consistent 20+ knot winds nearly everyday and depending where you decide to sail, it can be port or tack side shore. Waves get up to 4-5 meters.

Ray
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Old 15th September 2007, 11:18 AM   #29
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Roger, you are a saint for supporting and helping all us crazy windsurfers. I hope you feel better soon.
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Old 16th September 2007, 11:20 PM   #30
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Roger,
Pam and I both send you our best wishes for your speedy recovery and continued good health. I hope to see you in Bonaire this winter.

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