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  • Two Wheel Therapy - UPDATE

    Hello Friends,

    Well, I've been home from the hospital for almost a month now. I appreciate the updates Tykes_Place posted from my daughters facebook page,all these months I was in the hospital (see: Two Wheel Therapy prayer call) I also appreciate all of your well wishes and prayers.

    From January to March the doctors kept me alive with the LVAD (see: What a Wild Wild Mr Toads Wild Ride). I was put on the heart transplant list in March and remained there till one became available April 8th.

    Today is my 64th birthday and seeing how I wasn't going to see another birthday had it not been for the grace of God, the great team of doctors and nurses, the donor and his family, and prayers from caring and loving people from around the country, I wouldn't even be here today. I'm extremely grateful.

    So my recovery will be long, as I adjust to the regiment of medications and restrictions. It will be a long time til I can ride again. My hope is that one day I can. In the meantime, thank you for your concern and prayers. Again, a special thank you to Darell (Tykes_Place) and also to Doc_V and your mom.

  • #2
    Great to hear from you Jeff. You do what the doctors and therapists say and keep that positive spirit. I hope to see you soon if we can organize a meet and greet down your way so you can join us in your car.

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    • #3
      Glad we still have you with us, Jeff.

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      • Spydr
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        I agree with Doc V's comment below. Please rest amd heal up strong. The road will still be there to give you "Two Wheel Therapy" again when you're ready.

    • #4
      Jeff, glad to see you here and glad to hear you're on the mend back at home. I'll be sure to pass the word on to my mother, I'm sure she'll be happy to hear as well. Keep up the good work and each day you'll be one step closer to throwing a leg over your R*.

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      • #5
        Glad to see you are making progress. It won't be long before you are riding again. Just follow the Dr.'s advice and you will be in good shape before you know. I know two individuals that had heart transplant. One went through the procedure 9 years ago and the other 7 years ago. They are doing fine.

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        • #6
          Glad to see you home and back on the RSC. You are one of our treasured old school members, and it wouldn't be the same here without you OK, enough smoke-blowing, now lets get to what I want. I want to help you out while you convalesce. We all know it's bad to just let your bike sit for long periods, by the same token you don't want someone who just rides the livin' shit out of it. That's where I come in. My clutch recently started slipping a little so I don't want to push my bike too hard until September, when I'm expecting a small windfall and will be able to fix it. In the interim, I could ride your bike for you. Not a lot, but enough to keep it running good for you. Just ship it to me here in Scorpion Gulch, and when you want it back you can get it shipped back. Now I know that's a lot of shipping charges for you, but you might spend that much just waking it back up after a long slumber. I will take good care of it I know how to check the air in the wheels and grease the chain and put water in it so it stays running good. I am only too glad to step up and offer this service to you, my RSC brother, 'cause that's how I roll.

          Another thing I'm needing is info on this heart transplant deal. I have a bad ticker too and I have found if I go to Mexico I can get a good deal on one down there, parts and labor. What I'm wondering is, what is life like with someone else's heart in you. Do you have to constantly take some sort of anti-rejection pills, and, if so, what are the side effects of those? Does it matter if the donor heart came from a non-English speaking donor? Wouldn't want any confusion there. And last, does it ever get to where you are, like , normal again, does the body eventually accept the donor heart? I know absolutely dick about this stuff, except for what I saw in this Clint Eastwood movie where he's a cop with a recent transplant, and it didn't look like it was so good for him. But that's a movie, who knows how much of that is true (if any), and since you are living it now I figure you are the go-to guy for this info.

          So, what do you say? Send me a PM and I'll send you my address to ship the bike to. It'll be garage kept the entire time it's here, and I'll keep it under 1000 miles. Good to have you back.

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          • #7
            Glad to here your on the road to recovery

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            • #8
              fck death and the horse he rode in on...you are one sturdy individual sir, good doctors are nice but they can only work with what they have and obviously you are strong inside and out...pinch a nurse for me when you get the chance, make like you're having trouble breathing and when they bend over to listen to your heart and lungs, bang...zing of the road...

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              • #9
                Very good to hear!

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Father Pobasturd View Post
                  Glad to see you home and back on the RSC. You are one of our treasured old school members, and it wouldn't be the same here without you OK, enough smoke-blowing, now lets get to what I want. I want to help you out while you convalesce. We all know it's bad to just let your bike sit for long periods, by the same token you don't want someone who just rides the livin' shit out of it. That's where I come in. My clutch recently started slipping a little so I don't want to push my bike too hard until September, when I'm expecting a small windfall and will be able to fix it. In the interim, I could ride your bike for you. Not a lot, but enough to keep it running good for you. Just ship it to me here in Scorpion Gulch, and when you want it back you can get it shipped back. Now I know that's a lot of shipping charges for you, but you might spend that much just waking it back up after a long slumber. I will take good care of it I know how to check the air in the wheels and grease the chain and put water in it so it stays running good. I am only too glad to step up and offer this service to you, my RSC brother, 'cause that's how I roll.

                  Another thing I'm needing is info on this heart transplant deal. I have a bad ticker too and I have found if I go to Mexico I can get a good deal on one down there, parts and labor. What I'm wondering is, what is life like with someone else's heart in you. Do you have to constantly take some sort of anti-rejection pills, and, if so, what are the side effects of those? Does it matter if the donor heart came from a non-English speaking donor? Wouldn't want any confusion there. And last, does it ever get to where you are, like , normal again, does the body eventually accept the donor heart? I know absolutely dick about this stuff, except for what I saw in this Clint Eastwood movie where he's a cop with a recent transplant, and it didn't look like it was so good for him. But that's a movie, who knows how much of that is true (if any), and since you are living it now I figure you are the go-to guy for this info.

                  So, what do you say? Send me a PM and I'll send you my address to ship the bike to. It'll be garage kept the entire time it's here, and I'll keep it under 1000 miles. Good to have you back.

                  It's too early for me to be any kind of judge on how life is after a transplant. Yes, anti-rejection meds for the rest of my life. The doses may decrease as time goes on,, but that's after a few years. There are side effects associated with these meds (a weakened immune system which makes you vulnerable to easily get sick from day to day germs that are all around us, tremors, hair loss, to name a few).
                  No, it does not matter who the donor is (race, ethnicity, religion, etc) it just has to be healthy with no drug use, smoking, etc.
                  I'm good with the bike. I have a motorcycle friend who has been taking care of it. Plus I have my Yamaha bolt and my daughters sportster that he's taking care of. I may end up selling both those bikes.

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                  • #11
                    Time is flying by very quickly. Hope your recovery goes well. Glad you are posting with such a positive attitude after the trauma of such an ordeal.

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                    • #12
                      im very happy to hear that you are home and on the mend. it is amazing what is possible in medicine today. im sure you will be back in the wind someday
                      my Wallet is Getting dangerously close to spontaneous combustion

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                      • #13
                        I had my first heart attack at the age of 46 ( I'm 55 now) that's when I found out I was born with a couple congenital defects. I can no longer work, and my meds suck with their side effects, but I'm sure no where near as bad as yours. They had me on 13 different pills daily, all with silly side effects, I'm down to just 3 pills a day. I need open heart to correct the issues, but since I live in the socialist state of NY, the health care here is horrible, no surgery, just medication. I like hearing success stories, I pray for you and your family. I pray your recovery continues to excel, and pray you get your arse on a scooter again someday.

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