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Post by Marc Thayer on Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:20 am

Airport scanners seemingly pick up on my upper thoracic modifications..."Please step aside sir".....and all I can imagine is they "see" the graft or the sternum wires. Any one else in the AVR/AR group have this experience?

I don't fly all that much so it's not a big deal....also I didn't get modified all that much...nip/tuck on a valve and some new plumbing....

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Post by Rachel August on Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:21 pm

Oh boy - not looking forward to that happening to me.... since I haven't flown in over 13 years - if that does happen to me I might just think that it's standard airport protocol....

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This is NOT odd if you know this guy's personality

Post by Gary E on Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:48 pm

I just got a call from Greyg8tr (some of you may know him from the old website or the yearly gatherings). He has had some deteriorating athletic performances for the past six months and finally his endurance reached such a low-point that he saw a specialist. Well, it was actually because he was "dropped" (in biking terms) by the wife of one of his riding companions.  You see, we became immune to his always wanting to over-achieve, and took for granted these negative tactics because he always succeeded in reaching his lofty goals. Well, it turns out he needs a new valve after all.

The surgery won't be as extensive as the "total arch and valve replacement" of five years ago, and will be completed sometime within the next few days. He gave me permission to let all of you know, and said he will mention it tonight on the CA website. Please keep him in your thoughts and if you do also monitor the other website, please let the rest of us know how he's doing.
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Post by Dave Tuttle on Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:35 pm

Gary E wrote:I just got a call from Greyg8tr (some of you may know him from the old website or the yearly gatherings). He has had some deteriorating athletic performances for the past six months and finally his endurance reached such a low-point that he saw a specialist. Well, it was actually because he was "dropped" (in biking terms) by the wife of one of his riding companions.  You see, we became immune to his always wanting to over-achieve, and took for granted these negative tactics because he always succeeded in reaching his lofty goals. Well, it turns out he needs a new valve after all.

The surgery won't be as extensive as the "total arch and valve replacement" of five years ago, and will be completed sometime within the next few days. He gave me permission to let all of you know, and said he will mention it tonight on the CA website. Please keep him in your thoughts and if you do also monitor the other website, please let the rest of us know how he's doing.

Gary, thank you for posting this... Richard has been a friend to so many of us for so long.

I just e mailed him and yes, if anyone hears how he is doing, please let us know.

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Post by Rachel August on Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:42 am

Thanks Gary - So sorry to hear about this, I really enjoyed meeting him in Baltimore - funny and smart guy! I'll send him an e-mail as well!

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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:46 pm

I sent Richard a PM on the CA site and gave him the link for here. I let him know that we are all with him and to keep us posted. Also invited him to Grand Rapids. Lets all wish him a fantastic recovery.

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Post by Rachel August on Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:19 am

I e-mailed Richard yesterday and he responded quickly - I've got to tell you that he is quite an inspiration! He's doing exactly what he needs to do and is looking forward to moving on. For me personally his attitude and outlook left such a positive impression on my mind, I feel stronger myself just knowing him - what a good role model for me when my valve replacement re-do time comes!

I hope he makes it up here to Michigan in October - he's such a great guy!!!

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Post by Sumorunner on Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:13 pm

I would never want a redo on the valve, so I got an artificial one the first time with no need for replacement. It's guaranteed for life, don't ya know?

In Baltimore I rode back on the bus with Richard from the relay exchange point. The traffic was so snarled across the city that it took longer to ride than if we had just turned around and run back.

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Post by Marc Thayer on Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:48 pm

Secret to never having to ride the bus back...do the the last leg ...but you knew that ya sly dog.

Next time I'm jogging out to the relay point....

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Post by Marc Thayer on Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:34 pm

Back to oddness

Stupid stuff that happens.

More than a few of us in the northern climes have experienced less than perfect outdoor training conditions. Goes with territory.

Taking inspiration from you all and some other running compadres...I've taken to the roads at oh dark 30 on occasion. Last Maonday...6 before 6 and noticed there was an abundance of slick spots...not quite 'greasy' but "lets be careful out there "was my mantra.
Felt real good to get in some miles first thing.

Preparing to go to work...no coffee!!!! (insert image of Home Alone kid here)...pick up a cuppa on the way. NBD

Park the truck, open the door, step out ...and BAM...layin' under the truck totally flummoxed and confused and wondering if all the parts were still in their proper places.

Obviously the parking lot hadn't seen any treatment (unlike the roads)...and now I'm wondering what the hell I'm gonna do to train for a 20 miler in 8 weeks.

Nuthin' broken...but definitely sore as hell. This gettin' older..and dare I say clueless...isn't all that much fun.

The post script to all this is ..the bruised ribs distract my brain from my other aches and pains.

Talk about reaching for a silver lining.

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Post by RoadKillBill on Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:46 pm

Ouch! Glad it wasn't worse. Hope you feel better soon. I could share my non-slip princess training method, but that wouldn't get you ready for a 20-miler either.

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Post by Tom price on Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:17 pm

Marc, do not break a hip! You know what happens to us oldsters when we break a hip! :-)
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Post by Marc Thayer on Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:05 pm

I hear that loud and clear Senor Price!

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hope it's nothing long-lasting

Post by Gary E on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:25 pm

Now, I don't want this little accident to lead to any excuses down the road.  Just say'un.  Wink
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Post by Sumorunner on Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:47 am

Reminds me of an ice incident several years ago. There was freezing rain during the day, so when we exited work the parking lot was slick. Two of us slipped and fell, putting out an arm to break the fall. The other guy, a sedentary type, dislocated a shoulder, needed a cast and months of rehab. Me, being in a 200 pushups/day mode, just picked myself up and skated to the car with nary a twinge. One more reason it's good to be fit.

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Post by Dave Tuttle on Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:41 pm

Glad you didn't break anything Marc! This has been a TOUGH winter for running.

Find an indoor track. I once ran a 20 miler on one because it was raining all week and I needed it for a marathon... Not sure which suffered the most, my knees or my mind.

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Post by Guest on Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:25 pm

I'm glad you didn't break anything. I used to live up north, don't miss that stuff at all. We do get cold here in TX though, 20s and 30s.

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Post by Marc Thayer on Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:39 am

duly noted jack...duly noted.

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Post by twal on Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:37 am

I have a pair of clamp-on spikes and just got another pair as an Xmas present. They help to some extent.

Of course, there is always the tiny screws in the old shoes solution.

Never run/walk on ice on slope. There is no way to stay upright.

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Post by Marc Thayer on Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:00 pm

Having run the last few years in south coastal NE the need for ...umm..added traction... has been minimal. Now that I'm almost in the Great White North for the work week...I'll have to avail myself of such hardware...
There is an indoor track..but at ten laps to the mile.... I have my doubts that I'll find much mental toughness to 'hang in there' for any serious distance.

If the snow lasts there's always snowshoeing in the park...good cardio don't know about pacing tho.

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Post by kyoung on Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:48 am

Gary E wrote:I just got a call from Greyg8tr (some of you may know him from the old website or the yearly gatherings). He has had some deteriorating athletic performances for the past six months and finally his endurance reached such a low-point that he saw a specialist. Well, it was actually because he was "dropped" (in biking terms) by the wife of one of his riding companions.  You see, we became immune to his always wanting to over-achieve, and took for granted these negative tactics because he always succeeded in reaching his lofty goals. Well, it turns out he needs a new valve after all.

The surgery won't be as extensive as the "total arch and valve replacement" of five years ago, and will be completed sometime within the next few days. He gave me permission to let all of you know, and said he will mention it tonight on the CA website. Please keep him in your thoughts and if you do also monitor the other website, please let the rest of us know how he's doing.

Spoke to gator man yesterday. He is being admitted to the hospital today and will have a cardiac cath and TEE today. The plan is then to have surgery tomorrow to replace aortic valve. He is staying strong and positive but is obviously nervous. Please keep him in your thoughts.

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Post by dog512 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:34 am

Marc Thayer wrote:Airport scanners seemingly pick up on my upper thoracic modifications..."Please step aside sir".....and all I can imagine is they "see" the graft or the sternum wires. Any one else in the AVR/AR group have this experience?

I don't fly all that much so it's not a big deal....also I didn't get modified all that much...nip/tuck on a valve and some new plumbing....

It's not the wires. You look like a terrorist!

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Post by Dave Tuttle on Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:20 pm

kyoung wrote:
Gary E wrote:I just got a call from Greyg8tr (some of you may know him from the old website or the yearly gatherings). He has had some deteriorating athletic performances for the past six months and finally his endurance reached such a low-point that he saw a specialist. Well, it was actually because he was "dropped" (in biking terms) by the wife of one of his riding companions.  You see, we became immune to his always wanting to over-achieve, and took for granted these negative tactics because he always succeeded in reaching his lofty goals. Well, it turns out he needs a new valve after all.

The surgery won't be as extensive as the "total arch and valve replacement" of five years ago, and will be completed sometime within the next few days. He gave me permission to let all of you know, and said he will mention it tonight on the CA website. Please keep him in your thoughts and if you do also monitor the other website, please let the rest of us know how he's doing.

Spoke to gator man yesterday. He is being admitted to the hospital today and will have a cardiac cath and TEE today. The plan is then to have surgery tomorrow to replace aortic valve. He is staying strong and positive but is obviously nervous. Please keep him in your thoughts.

Thanks for the update Kevin. Sending good thoughts Richard's way... Heal fast Gator!

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Post by RoadKillBill on Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:28 am

It doesn't seem so long ago that Richard had his first valve surgery. Six or seven years ago? Best wishes to him.

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Post by Marc Thayer on Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:24 am

Dog...you always have a way to cut to the chase....next time I go in maybe I'll have a nip/tuck to alleiviate that as well.

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