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Another Success Story

Hercu
HercuValued Contributor
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Went on 4 Day Breakaway to Moya Eco lodge…… 12 October with the Main purpose of enjoying a few days Kayak fishing…

Got blundered on the backline on day 1 and just made it back to shore and was totally exhausted…

Day 2 abandoned my launch because I just felt not good and out of breath in the mid break…Day 3 Packed and went to South Africa to see my GP…

From GP to physician for a coronary angiogram and from angiogram to Triple Coronary Bypass….on the 16th October….and ended up in ICU

And here I am back in Mozambique and in week 3 of Rehab….and recovering “Rapido” with the strength from above and my caring wife….counting in my favour my physique and not one ounce overweight….and the fact that I stopped smoking 3 years ago….

Moral of the story….although you suffer now and damage done…… to quit smoking counts 100% in our favour in our future…..

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

Oh my god Hercu so sorry to read of your very serious surgery but delighted you are on the road to recovery. I thought about you several times when we haven't heard from you in a good while and thought it must be your internet. How wrong was I 😔 Wishing you a full and speedy recovery and to put this very frightening and worrying ordeal behind you. Hugs 💗 Sending love to Hetta too💗

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Hercu
HercuValued Contributor
in reply to RoisinO1

Thank you Roisin

Ja, From lying exhausted on the beach to landing in ICU in 4 days is quite an experience.

But done and dusted and definately a positive to enjoy the second change so much more..

The recovery is really quick and yes, Hetta is caring so well ....!

Thank you for wishing us a Happy anniversary...Highly appreciated

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
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How are you now and the recovery Hercu ?

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Hercu
HercuValued Contributor
in reply to RoisinO1

Excellent...Thank you Roisin...Back at work and better each day...Still on Light duty and no driving.

Can't wait to do more exercise than walking around...

Thank you for caring...

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Hercu

Good to read Hercu , take it easy and mind yourself. 👊

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CocoaXChange
CocoaXChangeValued Contributor
in reply to Hercu

I understand the frustration, but take your doctor's (and Hetta's) good counsel. You will be back paddling soon enough.

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Hercu
HercuValued Contributor
in reply to CocoaXChange

Cocoa....Thank you..Patience with inability is really not my strong point..Yes, need to adapt and take the time to heal properly

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
in reply to Hercu

Just checking in to see how you are Hercu - hope you are continuing to recover well for Christmas? It will be a very special one this year with what you have been through, I'm sure................

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Hercu
HercuValued Contributor
in reply to RoisinO1

Recovery is super Roisin....Back to my normal 6 to 8 Km per day walking/strolling in the Orchards...

Try to do 3 km fast walk with Hetta in the afternoon but the heat is crazy...40 to 42 Deg C up to almost dawn (18h00)...Prediction shows some cooler weather this week.(We reached 2.6 km so far)

In general I am very happy with the result and wounds healed very nice..Really looking forward to that first paddle but Hetta is ominent..Only allowed in April...!

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator
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Glad to read Hercu - take it easy and listen to your body and Hetta off course!!! :)

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Vicky68
Vicky681 Year Smoke Free

Sorry to hear about your surgery but love your positive outlook and words of wisdom

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Hercu
HercuValued Contributor
in reply to Vicky68

Thank you Vicky....Well the surgeon reckons I am good for another 100 years....

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Dizzylizzy123
Dizzylizzy123Valued Contributor

Hercu, my lovely

Sorry to read this, I know you are a very strong person, you have a great family support.

I'm sorry haven't been here for ages.

Got lots of stuff going on,

As you said stopping smoking is best, it all counts towards a better future,

You take care,

You and all the"oldies" and all newbies

are in my thoughts,

So all make it count, you can all stop.

Take care Hercu, Virtual hugs ♥

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Hercu
HercuValued Contributor
in reply to Dizzylizzy123

HI D/Lizzy...Thank you..Ja..actually I am glad...Was getting tired to quick lately...

Just hope it worked although I am feeling good....

Take care Lizzy...

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taurean7
taurean72 Years Smoke Free

So sorry to hear of sudden illness and surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Hercu. I love your perspective on life and living.

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Hercu
HercuValued Contributor
in reply to taurean7

Thank you Taureen....Every day better...Keep well

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Karina123
Karina123Valued Contributor

I’m so glad you are feeling better .You are a very strong man and with so much to enjoy .After this you are a new person healthier than ever before ..the best is still to come

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Hercu
HercuValued Contributor

Karina...Thank you...Surely a new life and healthier...!!!

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Nozmo
NozmoValued Contributor

Roisin has just made me aware of this Hercu - I had no idea! (Sorry, I don't check in too much these days so missed it)

What a shock! You're right, it does count 100% in our favour and it doesn't bear thinking about what might have happened had you still been smoking.

I hope you're well on your way to full recovery and I send you best wishes from a dreary South Shields.

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Hercu
HercuValued Contributor
in reply to Nozmo

Thanks Nozmo...Well, even a shock to myself and thought I am fairly fit and active ....

Recovery is excellent and Just had the six week check up and surgeon very happy ...

Already doing about 5 to 6 km a day walking again and will attempt jogging soon...

We are in the exact opposite with a super heat wave of 40°C ++ for the past 5 Days...on my return from South Africa yesterday at some stage just after crossing the border into Mozambique the tarr road was melted and exterior temperatures soared to 50°C on my car's display....only for couple of km but was between 45 and 47 almost all the way... Thank goodness for a good air conditioner..!!

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Nozmo
NozmoValued Contributor
in reply to Hercu

Good to hear Hercu. Something like this isn't going to keep you down for long - I can see that!

You're going to jog in that heat? You're a better man than me!! I even find our paltry summers too hot for jogging on some days.

My running days are over anyway as I have arthritis in my knee. I'm going to have to find something else to do to keep fit.

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