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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 23, 2020 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A bit premature on my last 'Still Here' post. Here now...

Recently visited my folks for the first time since lock-downs began. Mom is doing ok managing heart medications and trying to stay as active as possible. Dad is 83, walked 4 miles with me, came home and did back exercises, planks and push-ups. My kids were adequately impressed, as was I. Keep on rollin'!

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Oct 23, 2020 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: A bit premature on my last 'Still Here' post. Here now...

That's me you're describing when you talk about your dad, minus a dozen years or so. Everything's mostly locked down around here, so I go around my neighborhood bicycle riding, walking, hiking, and some running. But I do less bicycle riding in the colder weather. There's an outdoor park with exercise gear that I walk to. It's close by, inside a recreation area. For back exercises, when I'm not at the park, I use all kind of jigs outdoors near my place, like railings, stairways, and stuff like that to do athletic stretches and limited gymnastics. I have an inversion table at home, and some weights. That's my plan, it's working so far. Lifelong action figure here. It comes in handy when you live alone.

Hey, Mando. An action figure type guy (who looks exactly like me) was waking up from neck fusion surgery, and kept hearing this noise, first thing I can remember... 'huhhhhh-ahhh, huhhhhh-ahhh, huhhhhh-ahhh, over and over. WtF is that, I remember thinking to myself. My first thought. Then I heard a voice, "Stop wheezing and just breathe," repeating over and over. Then I got 'it'. (They jam a tube down your throat during the procedure.) Never mind what they do when they bolt human cadaver bones into your neck. How do you destroy vertebrae in your neck? Backpacking, running, walking, hiking, swimming, bicycle riding, using weights and exercise equipment? Unknown. But maybe I was just choking myself in my sleep and that's how I crushed my bones. That would explain the eye lens implants that came later on. I guess sometimes I missed my neck during really bad nightmares, trying to choke myself, and I poked myself in the eyes instead. Did Frankenstein have these problems when he was sleeping?