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Old 03-24-23, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I developed sepsis during the holidays, passed out in my kitchen and wasn’t found for a day or two, on New Year’s Eve. Yadda yadda yadda…I was intubated for a few days and then had my mitral valve and part of my aorta replaced. I was in the hospital for over a month before being moved to a rehab place. I didn’t walk until sometime in March and only had my first shower of 2023 this week. That’s all.
Terrible.

I already posted about this here, but you may not have seen it.

My uncle had a somewhat similar problem. He went into the hospital in December with a heart valve infection and other issues. He had major heart surgery, but died a couple weeks later.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I developed sepsis during the holidays, passed out in my kitchen and wasn’t found for a day or two, on New Year’s Eve. Yadda yadda yadda…I was intubated for a few days and then had my mitral valve and part of my aorta replaced. I was in the hospital for over a month before being moved to a rehab place. I didn’t walk until sometime in March and only had my first shower of 2023 this week. That’s all.
Originally Posted by indyfabz
I was only found in time thanks to an observant next door neighbor. She noticed the back door to my deck open and only my bathroom light on for an extended period. She went to the neighbor on the other side of me. She has the combination to my lock box from cat sitting. That was on 12/31. Judging from my skin sores, I had likely been there since Friday night or Saturday morning.
Originally Posted by indyfabz
I originally didn’t want to hear the details because they upset me so much.

I had a lot of hallucinations along the way. One thing I think really happened was being brought to on my kitchen floor by an EMT using Narcan. That seems to be SOP when there is no sign of injury. My memory is that I started telling the EMT that I wasn’t a junkie. I also remember signing consent forms with an X because I didn’t have the coordination to sign my name.
Wow!! 😱😳 That’s a stunning story. I wish you a speedy recovery, whatever that looks like.

Do you know what brought on the sepsis?
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Old 03-24-23, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
That’s all.
Oddly enough, you popped in to my head this morning when I was walking in to work. So glad you're still here with us
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I am meeting an undisclosed associate at an undisclosed location to discuss undisclosed topics. Coffee might be involved.
Of all the details you could have disclosed, you pick the least interesting one.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Of all the details you could have disclosed, you pick the least interesting one.
I don't think you comprehend the importance of a certain brown liquid.

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I wanna play the location game!

42.4604° N, 71.3489° W

Close enough, anyway.
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Indy - that’s a wild story. I also didn’t realize the full scope of everything. Wishing you a quick and complete recovery.
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Holy cow, Indy, that's more harrowing than I imagined!
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Busy morning; torched myself with fake miles.

Wordle 643 3/6

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I rode in the desert in the afternoon but haven't wordled in several days.

This sign always cracks me up. Glad they didn't put signs up for all the switchbacks!

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I developed sepsis during the holidays, passed out in my kitchen and wasn’t found for a day or two, on New Year’s Eve. Yadda yadda yadda…I was intubated for a few days and then had my mitral valve and part of my aorta replaced. I was in the hospital for over a month before being moved to a rehab place. I didn’t walk until sometime in March and only had my first shower of 2023 this week. That’s all.
Kudos to you on pulling through.
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Not for a couple years at least.
I know you like your work, you have mixed feelings about leaving?
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Sie (my wife) and I had a lovely Thai dinner and went walking around downtown this evening


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Originally Posted by Eric F
You would enjoy Ontario, CA in the summer - city noise and hot cattle at the same time.


Oliver had a good gig back in the day

hot city wife and a cool pig

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Originally Posted by big john
I know you like your work, you have mixed feelings about leaving?
I have unmixed feelings about not getting a paycheck.
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I have unmixed feelings about not getting a paycheck.
Still figuring that part out myself.
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Originally Posted by big john
Still figuring that part out myself.
The other thing is the Chief Scientific Officer seems to think I have a gift for what I do. I have no idea if he's right because to me, it seems pretty simple and obvious. So I'll keep doing it, and either he's right or he's wrong, but in either case I'm gonna keep milking that cow while she's still producing.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Sie (my wife) and I had a lovely Thai dinner and went walking around downtown this evening
Did you violate City Code § 26-49?
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Originally Posted by datlas
I really want to do another >100 mile ride tomorrow, but looks wet so will have to settle for more fake miles.
Be sure to have a hearty, healthy breakfast.

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Do you know what brought on the sepsis?
No.
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Glad you are alive Indy. Don’t do that again.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
no such number, no such zone.
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Ok, you’re off the hook.
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I'm in the NW 1/4 of Section 2, Township 3N, Range 2E on the Gila-Salt River Principal Meridian

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
No.
Well, don’t do it again!

Seriously, Dude, glad you’re recovering.
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Glad you’re getting better, Indy! Hang in there.
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