Shmukster Gets an Overhaul

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  1. Tikicruiser

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    I guess this means Ol’ Smukster is now a resto-mod, and no longer an “all original survivor”. At least he still has original paint on the outside. Glad to hear Gary is doing well. We need him around to plan the next great trip.
     
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    Guys thanks for all the kind (???) words. Had open heart surgery to have my aortic valve replaced along with a section of my aorta which had a bad aneurism on it. Knew about this in June and made a commitment at that time but to not have it done until November. That was because of the Colorado trip ad getting the Fall Crawl and fall gathering events in October.
    The surgery went very well, so good in fact that I was released from the hospital Sunday, a day earlier than originally figured. I'm at home now, looks like we got the dosing of the percocet straightened out, moving around pretty well and just trying to get back into a good sleeping routine. Yes I do have the big zipper looking scar on my upper chest and the two holes where the drainage tubes were passing through my skin. All in all everything wet very well.
     
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    Glad to hear the good news buddy. God speed with recovery.
     
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    Hold on to the pillow!! So glad do be done with that.

    I had my mitral repaired.
     
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    Glad to hear things are good Gary. I See you on the trails next month?

    Andy
     
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    Geez Andy not on the trails for awhile. Can't drive for at least four weeks and a ten pound lifting restriction for tat time frame. Maybe February or so for me to get on the trails again.
     
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    Stay healthy Gary, We can not afford to loose you any time soon, too many cruisers to part out! Let me know if there is anything I can do.

    Rob
     
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    glad you're healing up Gary! let me know next time you roll through here...
     
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    Glad to hear you're up and about, Gary. You're truly one of a kind, and the community awaits your rapid recovery.
     
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    All is well, going through rehab right now and getting some muscle back. My first twelve post-op weeks are behind me and most of the restrictions have been lifted.Been shoveling snow carefully as needed the last two weeks and looking forward to getting back out on the wheeling trail next Saturday with the club!
     
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    Woo Hoo! Best news I have heard all week. Glad to hear it Gary!
     
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    Glad to hear all is good. Funny thing, I was thinking about you this morning. I'm getting a sonogram right now and that made me think about your experience, which I'm sure was way more traumatizing than mine.
     
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    Good to hear it Gary.
     
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    Are you pregnant Mitch?
     
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    Not me , but I ve been known to cause such conditions on others in my past
     
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    Anything other than farm animals?
     
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    Absolutely, I'm an equal opportunity banger...
     
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