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Old 04-18-16, 05:07 PM
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Yay for me.

Went to the cardiologist today for my checkup. Its been two years since a stent was put in my mid-LAD artery. I've been on Plavix since. The doc said my vitals were excellent so said I could drop the Plavix. Very happy cause I'm tired of bleeding like a stuck pig every time I cut myself.
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Old 04-18-16, 05:23 PM
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Old 04-18-16, 05:38 PM
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Ataboy !
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Old 04-18-16, 05:49 PM
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Very good news!!
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Old 04-18-16, 06:29 PM
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Glad you will no longer have to "Oink!".
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Old 04-18-16, 07:39 PM
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Awesome! You deserve a new toy, I mean bike!
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Old 04-18-16, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by fthomas View Post
Awesome! You deserve a new toy, I mean bike!
True. Instead of a new bike I'm looking around for new non-aero wheels for my Cannondale.
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Old 04-18-16, 08:45 PM
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Old 04-19-16, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
True. Instead of a new bike I'm looking around for new non-aero wheels for my Cannondale.

"non" aero? Or do you mean "new Sunday shoes" for the EVO? A nice bike is deserving of nice wheels.
Glad to hear the positive health report.
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Old 04-19-16, 08:29 AM
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Old 04-19-16, 09:06 AM
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That's one small win for a man, one big validation for bicycling. Thanks for sharing the good news!
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Old 04-19-16, 09:10 AM
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Awesome news! Congrats!
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Old 04-19-16, 10:28 AM
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Yay for you! I meant to say yay for me instead, before I actually opened the thread, but you deserve this yay more than I do.
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Old 04-19-16, 12:29 PM
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Awesome! That's good news.
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Old 04-19-16, 12:31 PM
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congrats, but as a side note: quit cutting yourself.
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Old 04-19-16, 07:11 PM
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Really cool. Congrats!
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Old 04-20-16, 06:42 PM
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Just say no to drugs! (Or get your doctor to).
I'm glad your health is improving.
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Old 04-22-16, 05:34 PM
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RonH: Came over to 50+ forum per your suggestion in the Introductions thread. Left a message for you over there after you replied to my Introduction post. We have some similar experiences with successful results from health issues (re: your post on the General's comment in Introductions thread). I now see we've also had similar "stent" experiences. You have one, I don't. I went into the Angiogram fully expecting to come out with a stent, but it was just a shadow on the films from one organ laying on another. What a relief to come out of that procedure without a stent. I'm very glad to hear you're doing so well with yours. Continued good luck.
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Old 04-22-16, 05:56 PM
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I think I will celebrate your report with a pie ride! Good Job!
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Old 04-22-16, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
Went to the cardiologist today for my checkup. Its been two years since a stent was put in my mid-LAD artery. I've been on Plavix since. The doc said my vitals were excellent so said I could drop the Plavix. Very happy cause I'm tired of bleeding like a stuck pig every time I cut myself.
That's why i quit taking it!
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Old 04-23-16, 01:42 PM
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Congratulations!
Alas, I'm on Plavix for the rest of my life, no matter how good my numbers get. Stent is right at the top of the Left circumflex and doctor says I won't survive if it clogs up. I ride because it's fun and I hope it helps to keep the stent open.
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