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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 10-06-13, 03:21 PM   #26
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I'm having emergency vascular surgery in the AM as son as they have my blood chemistry right and will be getting t least another few bags of blood and plasma overnight. I had a stroke and heart issue hit me the 16th of last month and have been in the hospital since then, in the ICU.
I have no idea where you are at, but if you happen to be at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, I'm there three nights a week and can bring you anything you need and deal with any issues you may have with staff, nurses or whatever.

PM me if you are there, and GET WELL SOON!
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Old 10-06-13, 04:00 PM   #27
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I can't either because I lived in the land of Mad Cows for a while in the early 80s.

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Germany?... me as well... I have issues with having blood drawn even so I'm kinda thankful about the crazy cows, I had a mild faint one of the last few times I had blood draw (all of two vials)... funny thing is it was after they where done drawing... and I think needles are neat, can get shots all day long with no pro but my body hates blood being removed and freaks out.
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Old 10-06-13, 07:43 PM   #28
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I have no idea where you are at, but if you happen to be at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, I'm there three nights a week and can bring you anything you need and deal with any issues you may have with staff, nurses or whatever.

PM me if you are there, and GET WELL SOON!

I'm actually in rural South Florida. My surgery is done....the blood drive is just a pay it forward idea I had to keep me active and social and flex my internet muscle a bit in a manner that helps others. Sometimes it's nice to have a wee bit of fame and to use it for other's benefit. This is one of 'em!
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Old 10-08-13, 04:15 AM   #29
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I'm actually in rural South Florida. My surgery is done....the blood drive is just a pay it forward idea I had to keep me active and social and flex my internet muscle a bit in a manner that helps others. Sometimes it's nice to have a wee bit of fame and to use it for other's benefit. This is one of 'em!
I'm actually glad to hear you are in Florida, I was going to feel bad if you happened to be here in Seattle, as I had been on BF a number of times in the past two weeks, but am checking the C & A forum less frequently! (Most of my time is in Commuting and sometimes Touring)

The last time I tried to give blood, they refused me as my blood pressure was comically high!

Glad to hear you are improving!
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I have been donating as often as I can lately. I just can't deal with the Red Cross anymore. They butchered my arm and wouldn't listen to me when I was telling them they were doing something wrong and they were hurting me. Ended up with a bruise from my wrist to my shoulder. :/ Not sure about other locations, or if things have gotten better in the last few years around here. It might have improved lately, but I've met a lot of other people with stories about how unfriendly they had been locally.

I've finally made up for all of the blood my parents went through a few years ago, so now it's bonus blood.

The amount of blood needed in the US alone is almost impossible to believe. If you can, give. It's an hour every couple of months and you get free cookies.
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Old 10-08-13, 07:17 PM   #31
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Hope you are continuing to improve. I like your idea of paying it forward. A blood donation is such a simple thing. As promised, they got mine today.
I just checked out your fishing blog. I LOVE your bike set up! It made me think I need to start carrying my fishing rod on my rides because I always seem to passing a pond.
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Best wishes Tom for a full recovery. I am O-positive but I've recently lost about 30% of my blood due to a big ulcer brought about by stage 4 stomach cancer. Yeah, sort of sudden, and was only slightly aware something was wrong in late July of this year and formally diagnosed and staged Aug 30th. So my blood is a bit tainted with 3 toxic chemicals from chemo therapy.

On the upside, I'm probably the biggest loser for both August and September. But it wasn't intentional and ironically I rode zero miles in the last two months. I really miss my bike. Does that still count?
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