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Kneale Brownson

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Take care on those walks. My buddy who broke the sutures was "just taking a walk" when his faceplant occurred.

somewhat related unwanted information: when I was in my 20s and teaching my daughters to ski on a little beginner hill, I was run down from behind and ended up with my chest landing on the upturned edges of the other guy's skis. Separated one side of my sternum from the ribs. I experienced pain there on some torso stretching moves for about a dozen years.
Don't let your enthusiasm reduce your athletic caution
 
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Separated one side of my sternum from the ribs. I experienced pain there on some torso stretching moves for about a dozen years.
Don't let your enthusiasm reduce your athletic caution
Wow, that sounds nasty. Good to get past that experience! Do the daughters still ski?
 

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Some of the most fun we have is when skiing with "the girls", who now are in their 60s. The younger one, a dentist ready to retire, was a ski patroller.
 

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I'm so grateful and fortunate to be doing so well. Believe it or not, when I left yesterday, they let me walk (escorted) out of the cardiothoracic ICU on my own two feet, carrying all my belongings across that big hospital to where my wife pulled up the car. :ogbiggrin:
The ICU is one of those places where no matter how bad off you are there's always someone on the other side of the drapes who's got it worse. In 2016 after dropping dead at the gym and getting CPR, I found myself in the ICU for 3 nights. The poor guy next to me pulled out all his tubes in a late night delirium and damn near bled to death. Spoiled my not so peaceful sleep too. But like you @tball after a couple of stents were put in they let me walk out of ICU to the street and go home. Looking back on it I was amazed they let me do that but it gave me such an emotional boost going into cardio rehab phase.

It's amazing what you can recover from. Power through it and live for the next snowfall.
 

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I'm scheduled for an ablation next week. Feel like I'm getting off easy.
Do you know if you are getting the hot or cold ablation (RF or cryo)? Good luck with it, hope you don't need the Watchman after all.

I was on Eliquis for about a year during my afib, and I don't remember any bad side effects. Well, other than the one it was designed for.
 

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