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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 11-18-11, 12:19 AM   #1
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How I lost 100 pounds in four months

I posted here four years ago looking for information about exercising with myasthenia gravis, with which I'd just been diagnosed. Got some useful advice, thanks, and I'd been doing well until July, when I slipped into a full-on myasthenic crisis.
Spent five weeks in ICU on a ventilator and later with a tracheotomy, then two months in three different rehab facilities, with a feeding tube for half of it, then eating hospital food. I had to learn how to walk again (still using a walker) and to dress myself and get on the toilet.
The sole up side of this is that I weighed 277 on July 1, and this morning I tipped the digital at 177.4. I'm 6'4", and my doctor has put me on the bleu cheese and ice cream diet until I get up to 195-200
Oh, and the bills are closing in on $700,000. Ask me if we need a national health care system.
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Old 11-18-11, 12:28 AM   #2
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That is some expensive ice cream... but better to be complaining about that than not... if you know what I mean.
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Old 11-18-11, 09:22 AM   #3
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Stop being a weight weenie!

I hope you get feeling good again soon.
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Old 11-18-11, 10:22 AM   #4
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If that's how I need to lose weight... I'll stay fat!

Dude, that sucks. I'm happy to hear you're still fighting. Get well, and eventually, back on a bike!
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Old 11-18-11, 10:52 AM   #5
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Glad you're still with us, even if there is less of you.
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Old 11-18-11, 01:31 PM   #6
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God's best to you on your recovery and future better health. Last December I endo'd and spent 9 days in ICU, lost 35 pounds in 90 days. Sadly I have gained it all back.

Take care of yourself and your new "figure." As for the national health care system, well, I guess that is why we have P&R. My deductibles would have bought me a top of the line Pinarello. That hurt.
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Old 11-18-11, 01:42 PM   #7
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Nhc systems add alot to your taxes and then theres the long waits, and things they dont treat you for. Either system you end up paying for in some form or fashion. Both have advantages and disadvantages but the main thing is youre still here everything else is secondary. So get better and ride some more and get out of here till youre back over 200 but seriously hope you get better and always welcome
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Old 11-19-11, 07:05 PM   #8
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I'm sorry to hear that man, my best wishes for you.
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Hope you are on the mend. This forum is for the over 200 lb crowd - and I hope you will come back real soon when you qualify.
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