What a surprise I got after midnight tonight. I got an email from Joe at bikeforums.net wishing me happy birthday. Thanks Joe.
I actually forgot that I even registered on bikeforums. It said I last visited 5-13-2006. I purchased a new bike on May 5. I joined here May 13. My birthday was May 25. I had a stroke on June 10. I spent the rest of June and all of July in the hospital with therapy twice a day. I then had out patient therapy for 5 months. I go to the gym at least twice a week.
I am not telling this story for your sympathy. No I'm telling this story for the people who are not really in shape. Those people that avoid even thinking about their health. I am overweight, diabetic, with high blood pressure. I was one of those guys too tough, too macho to see a doctor. I took medication when I felt like it. When the stroke hit me I thought I was dying. After calling 911 I was in the hospital in about 10 minutes.
Well I survived it but I will probably not ride that new Trek I bought last May. But I will ride again and keep the weight off plus lose more and take my medication. I have been eyeing recumbent trikes. My balance and my strength will not be the same as before. Anyone want to buy the almost new Trek for your grandmother?
I hope everyone reads this and if it reminds you to get a check up, take your meds, get the cholesterol down, do it. As the famous slogan says "just do it".