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Discussion: Well done!

in: bl; bl > 2017-01-28

Jan 29, 2017 2:39 AM # 
Of course, the surgeon was the one that should be directed to, but you were there for it, so kudos to you as well...

Glad to hear it's behind you, things went well and you're back in touch with the outside world.
Claustrophobic confinement - hoping vicarious outings via AP log entries can help - particularly ones with links to maps and route tracings. Not the same as real immersion in the outdoors, moving on your own, but possibly a brief mental vacation from current surroundings.

Get well soon - will be thinking of you.
Jan 29, 2017 6:36 AM # 
Good luck with the getting well, Bob! Hoping to see you back in the woods before too long.
Jan 29, 2017 1:12 PM # 
Good news. Sounds like repair successful!
Jan 29, 2017 1:35 PM # 
Good to hear it went well.
Jan 29, 2017 2:55 PM # 
Hope to see you in the woods before long!
Jan 29, 2017 7:42 PM # 
Ditto. Just resist the urge to come back too fast, something I'm still having to do 7 weeks post my surgery.
Jan 29, 2017 7:57 PM # 
Thanks guys.

When the foley was removed this morning mobility improved immensely. The pacer wires (2 small wires corkscrewed into the myocardium) were removed a few minutes ago. Maybe I can leave the floor to sit in the main lobby for an hour this evening watching all sorts of people pass by (right off the ED).

Steve, my day nurse in the step-down unit lives in Weymouth. So long ago, I recall your living there or maybe in S. Weymouth. Might have spent a night there.

The cardiac surgery " fellow" (a lady) ran a 3:02 Boston.

The cardiac surg PA that comes by from time to time also ran 27 Bostons! 2 in a tuxedo.

Room with a view
Jan 29, 2017 11:21 PM # 
Sounds like you are in good company:-)
Best wishes for an uneventful recovery and return to aerobic activity!
Jan 30, 2017 1:57 AM # 
Glad to hear it all went well. Best wishes on the recovery. We need you back in the woods!
Feb 8, 2017 2:18 AM # 
Yes I lived with college friend in South Weymouth for most of 1978 into 1979, when I found a job in New Hampshire where I've lived ever since. 1978 probably was one of the several years, perhaps the first, that I visited you on Patriots Day at your house near Heartbreak Hill along with Ron G (now there's a long lost orienteer) and I think another housemate or two. A very convenient place from which to stroll over and watch the marathon.

We've known each other quite a while, haven't we? Must be just about 40 years and a zillion orienteering events ago. Like the 1980 Billygoat, I'll always consider that as a candidate for my best race ever, up there with the '78 team trials and the '81 Escarpment, even considering you edged me out at the end. One doesn't often get a start-to-finish head-to-head battle like that in orienteering.

Here's hoping that they get your fibrillation under control so we can see you back in the woods.
Feb 8, 2017 8:06 AM # 
I thought I had commented earlier but apparently not :(
Well, hereĀ“s to continued improvement and a wish that you can get out in the woods reasonably soon again.
Feb 9, 2017 2:30 PM # 
To Steve - that had to have been Woodside Rd. Newton was a good place to live. I had three address there. Honestly, without the last name, I don't recall a Ron G. I knew a Ron Margolen (sp?) who was active in O for a # of years early on. Also, Ron Hudson years later. But I'm not recalling Ron G w/o a prod.

Of the 1980 BG (and similar long races), my hope was for a longer course. I couldn't match you on the technical side (you introduced me to orienteering at Bear Brook and kept ahead for the most part!) but I believe I ran faster.

Bubo - The woods are filling with snow today - close to a foot forecast here. I can't shovel but can sweep a few inches away at a time. Every bit helps. And spring brings new focus.

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