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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quick Update: SMoke free still :D

    Feeling pretty dang good about it too! The only issue I'm having is a distinct cough right now as my cilia are starting to work and all that Goo is coming out

    On the flip side, I can peg my Inspirometer (Measures your inhalation volume above reserve volume in the lungs) at 5.3 liters capacity now, up by 0.2 liters

    Also, my RHR and Blood pressure are dropping already. This morning, I had a resting HR of 48!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BP has already dropped to 127/68
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Right on, I remember when I quite just over a year ago how great all these little things fell when they start to add up as the days go on. Just keep pushing on. The worst of it is behind you. All the cravings you have now are just in your head You beat the weight issue, so you know the road of changing habits. Just keep on riding to the finish line.

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    Great Job!!!!

    Keep it up and if you need help, you know you will always have support.
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    Awesome Tom!
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    See I would vote a guy like you in for President. You have character and willpower. Ever thought about running?

    Good Job.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Well, I really don't think the US is ready for a Marxist President
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    Way to go Tom, I know I am new here but I no how hard it is to quit smoking. I did it for a couple of years when I worked in a county jail. I also picked it back up in a particular stressful time of my life about 4 years ago. Both times when I quit it was just cold turkey.

    I am glad to see another person put them things down. Congrats and keep it up man.

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    Keep up the good work!

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    Congrats Tom.

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    Nice job Tom! Your mood changed any?

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    So to save money for more bikes and bike stuff, have you been putting away your pack-a-day money? Cigarette money is like gas money. The less you use, the more you save for other stuff.
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    Oh, I wanted to add another thing. I'm teaching at TX A&M where I earned my M.A. way back when. I ran into one of my former profs a few weeks ago and he was moving pretty slow with a sling. I asked him what happened, thinking car accident or something, and he said that he had a stroke!

    He's only in his late 40s, not overweight, eats well, but the doctor said that his smoking, coffee drinking was driving his blood pressure through the roof.

    I haven't smoked much since I broke up with a smoker a few years back, but that pretty much scared the crap out of me.

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    I don't know what all those numbers mean, but aren't you starting to feel pretty great physically?

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    Way to go - keep up the good work!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    Oh, I wanted to add another thing. I'm teaching at TX A&M where I earned my M.A. way back when. I ran into one of my former profs a few weeks ago and he was moving pretty slow with a sling. I asked him what happened, thinking car accident or something, and he said that he had a stroke!

    He's only in his late 40s, not overweight, eats well, but the doctor said that his smoking, coffee drinking was driving his blood pressure through the roof.

    I haven't smoked much since I broke up with a smoker a few years back, but that pretty much scared the crap out of me.
    A stroke is more accurately a brain attack, the mechanism is the same aS a heart attack, like heart attacks they come in various degrees, from very small easily recovered attacks, to the powerful attack that leaves one with extensive paralysis on one side of the body. The real debate is which is preferable extensive paralysis or death, having seen patients with extensive paralysis, I would pick death as being preferable.....

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    48 is kinda slow, even if you are in good shape. Do you take beta blockers, things that end in ol? BP is very good though. The hardest part is over. Great job, I know how hard it is.

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    No, and no discomfort either, and the HR ramps up nicely to 54-62 under normal activity. No lightheadedness, and no sensation of unreality on first rising either.

    The only meds I am currently taking are vitamin supplements I have to take, and glucosamine, no BP meds, or cardiac meds. I'm even off the nicotine gum now

    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    48 is kinda slow, even if you are in good shape. Do you take beta blockers, things that end in ol? BP is very good though. The hardest part is over. Great job, I know how hard it is.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    No, and no discomfort either, and the HR ramps up nicely to 54-62 under normal activity. No lightheadedness, and no sensation of unreality on first rising either.

    The only meds I am currently taking are vitamin supplements I have to take, and glucosamine, no BP meds, or cardiac meds. I'm even off the nicotine gum now
    Forgot who I was talking to. keep it up, great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    A stroke is more accurately a brain attack, the mechanism is the same aS a heart attack, like heart attacks they come in various degrees, from very small easily recovered attacks, to the powerful attack that leaves one with extensive paralysis on one side of the body. The real debate is which is preferable extensive paralysis or death, having seen patients with extensive paralysis, I would pick death as being preferable.....
    Yeah, much of the right side of his body is partially paralyzed.

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    That's great, Tom. After a while you'll get really finicky about smoke-filled rooms just like you swore you never would. At least that's how I am. BTW, my sinuses were screwed up the day after the Pickle Barrel.

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    I have been reading your posts for a long time now and you are obviously not stupid. But I can't believe you smoked.
    The old you must have had vultures circling overhead.
    Just think of all that bike stuff you can buy with the money you used to waste on that nasty addiction.
    Congratulations and keep it going.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I already am! I never realized how BAD it smells!

    I can taste food again as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    That's great, Tom. After a while you'll get really finicky about smoke-filled rooms just like you swore you never would. At least that's how I am. BTW, my sinuses were screwed up the day after the Pickle Barrel.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Well, I really don't think the US is ready for a Marxist President
    Just give it a little more time Tom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    48 is kinda slow, even if you are in good shape. Do you take beta blockers, things that end in ol? BP is very good though. The hardest part is over. Great job, I know how hard it is.
    Mine is 42 the last time I checked. I don't take anything. I heard once that Lance was in the 30s. A low heart rate is also considered a sign of being athletic I believe.

    I know nurses always take my pulse 3 times to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    Mine is 42 the last time I checked. I don't take anything. I heard once that Lance was in the 30s. A low heart rate is also considered a sign of being athletic I believe.

    I know nurses always take my pulse 3 times to be sure.
    To a point. I was just concerned because I know Tom used to be a BIG guy. Often pts and doctors dont think of changing some meds when pts lose lots of weight. Better to ask and that not be it rather than not and there be problems.

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