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Old 07-22-11, 12:11 PM   #26
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I had a different doc doing the procedure a couple days ago. Previous doc went into geriatrics or something. So, I'm half-sitting on the gurney in the 'event room,' all wired and ready to go, and the doc is verifying medical history, etc. Looks at me and asks, "are you a runner, or do you swim or cycle?"

"Yes, I cycle. Why do you ask?"

"Because your heart rate is 52. Good job!"

Wife, sitting there, says, "Busted!"
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Old 07-22-11, 07:08 PM   #27
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but hoo boy the prep!
That's an understatement. I had my first about 5 years ago and decided to do it unsedated. I just couldn't see wasting much of my day as well as that of my wife (plus I was afraid of someone taking advantage of me when I was loopy ) And you know what - the prep was still the worst part. The discomfort during the procedure was mild compared to that of the prep. Doc gave a pretty good running travelogue, too, as I watched the monitor.

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Old 07-22-11, 07:20 PM   #28
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Congratulations on the 5-year mark and on your unsedentariness.
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Old 07-22-11, 11:36 PM   #29
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That 5 year mark takes a long time to come- then you wonder why as you get on with the rest of your life that has been in Limbo.
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Old 07-22-11, 11:54 PM   #30
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Yes, around Labor Day, but with no bike. Riding with you and Louis, Bill, was a highlight for me. It's rides like that that really make this forum a gem.
Kurt, it was an honor to meet and ride with you and Bill last summer. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary.
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Old 07-23-11, 05:45 AM   #31
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God Bless, and congrats on the 5 year mark. As many above have said, "Here's wish you many more" With Gods help I know it can be a reality!
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Old 07-23-11, 08:00 AM   #32
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Congratulations! That is a meaningful anniversary to announce and an uplifting post to read!
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