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    New guy from Huntsville, AL

    New guy here! Had a massive heart attack back in June. Died 3 times and was revived. Picked up a Giant Stance to stay in shape because I cant stand running on a tread mill. Boring. So I have always wanted a well put together MB so i bought one yesterday. Take care all.
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    Glad to have you here, I'm down the road in Montgomery. post up some pics of your Bike.

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    Huntsville, waay up north, you're practically a yankee! Welcome aboard and go easy to start.

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    Welcome Huntsville, I lived there for many years before moving to Colorado. I'm with you on the treadmill - those would kill me out of shear boredom. Tell us more about your heart attack and what lead up to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBaldBlur View Post
    Welcome Huntsville, I lived there for many years before moving to Colorado. I'm with you on the treadmill - those would kill me out of shear boredom. Tell us more about your heart attack and what lead up to it.

    Well it was a Wednesday morning June the 13th and i was not feeling good. I don't remember much so bare with me. My co workers said i kept saying i felt like I had to burp but could not get it out and I also kept saying i was hot.

    They called our safety guy , so he came down and checked my blood pressure which was high so he suggested I call my wife so i could go to the hospital. As i was sitting in his office i collapsed and they started CPR and AED until the ambulance got there. Which they had to jump start me 2 more times until they put a stint in my LAD arterie next to my left ventricle.

    The put me in a drug induced coma for 13 days until they woke me up and i asked what had happened. My wife said you had a major heart attack!!! They big man upstairs and prayers truly let me still here and I am so thankful!!!

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    Yeah that will get your attention for sure! Mine was Melanoma that they thought had metastasized. Scary. The big man wasn't done with me either! Now I ride/lead a group ridding at church. All good.

    God Bless and heal well!
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    Keep us posted on how you are doing with the riding and your health? Was just in Huntsville on tdy at redstone arsenal. There is some good riding in Huntsville.

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    Doing great just not riding enough. The Land Trust is hardcore riding but the top of Monte Sano is good but it is $5.00 every time to get into the park. Thanks for asking.

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    Well me and a another member that i met on here rode the North Loop Sunday on Monte Sano mountain. What a blast it was!!! fun little 7 mile loop will enjoy it and do it again. Thanks Paul!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmahan View Post
    Well it was a Wednesday morning June the 13th and i was not feeling good. I don't remember much so bare with me. My co workers said i kept saying i felt like I had to burp but could not get it out and I also kept saying i was hot.

    They called our safety guy , so he came down and checked my blood pressure which was high so he suggested I call my wife so i could go to the hospital. As i was sitting in his office i collapsed and they started CPR and AED until the ambulance got there. Which they had to jump start me 2 more times until they put a stint in my LAD arterie next to my left ventricle.

    The put me in a drug induced coma for 13 days until they woke me up and i asked what had happened. My wife said you had a major heart attack!!! They big man upstairs and prayers truly let me still here and I am so thankful!!!
    Thanks for sharing. Any pre-existing conditions, etc? Just curious.
    Stick around if you're housebroken...

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    Being border line high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes had a major part in it. And 50 years of eating fried food probably did not help either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmahan View Post
    Being border line high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes had a major part in it. And 50 years of eating fried food probably did not help either.
    I spent some time in the south and man! Buttery fried everything.

    Everything starts with Crisco and goes further downhill from there.

    Hell one time I ordered green beans and they were slathered in butter!!!

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