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Old 03-26-2014, 05:55 AM   #11
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I hope your recovery is complete and speedy. Do what they tell you to do during your heart rehab. I was lucky, I only needed to have a stent put in my left coronary artery this past December. My rehab and recovery was relatively fast. I completely understand about the “other” driver. It’s tough giving up control of the machine to someone who has different driving techniques.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:52 AM   #12
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Glad to hear your recovery is going ok. the important thing is to take your time follow your Dr's instructions for a full recovery and the camping will follow. take care and don't over do it
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:14 PM   #13
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It's lucky that your DW's can physically fit the driving position. We didn't discover until after we'd bought our Georgetown that there was no vertical adjustment on the driver's seat and no telescopic adjustment of the steering column.

At close to 5' 10", I have no problem, but DW is under 5' and is short in the leg. She cannot get a seat position where she can reach the pedals and not be too close to the steering wheel.

I drove transit for a couple of years after retiring from Boeing, and the agency had Gillig coaches. They had Recaro drivers' seats with more adjustments you can imagine and steering columns with a universal joint near the floor and another one about 18" from the wheel with a telescopic section. You could adjust the driving position to suit anyone from 4'6" to 7'. If I were to start over, a Gillig chassis (or one from another transit coach builder) would be an unwavering requirement.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:47 PM   #14
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I had a triple by-pass or cabbage as they seem to call it here on June 21, 2011.

July 9th I walked my daughter down the aisle (that was close)
Mid August I'm golfing, well light swings. Lets not be silly here......
Seems the doctor didn't think that was such a good idea, theres a possibility the fibers in the bone might separate and not heal properly...........hmph........oops.

Anyway,........ what I really wanted to say or ask was.......for all of you out there........... that had a coranary by-pass.............when you finally came too........ did anyone of you manage to get the license plate of that bus that ran you over!

They don't tell you that part! Oh ya then they scream at you to breath,
I have 2 pancakes they call lungs, I'll get right on that breathing thing.....

I laugh now, but the memory is still there, the bus that is.

John

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Old 03-27-2014, 10:10 AM   #15
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I had a triple by-pass or cabbage as they seem to call it here on June 21, 2011.


Anyway,........ what I really wanted to say or ask was.......for all of you out there........... that had a coranary by-pass.............when you finally came too........ did anyone of you manage to get the license plate of that bus that ran you over!

They don't tell you that part! Oh ya then they scream at you to breath,
I have 2 pancakes they call lungs, I'll get right on that breathing thing.....

I laugh now, but the memory is still there, the bus that is.

John

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Maybe I'm one of the odd ones or just have a high pain tolerance but I've had little pain after my surgery. I AM sore in the chest and arm where they cut me but as far as actual pain there is none. Now, I was in pain while I was having the heart attack. I still get out of breath pretty easily but hopefully the heart therapy will help with that.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:43 AM   #16
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Recovery is good!! At 30 I had open heart surgery. Been very active since with zero restrictions. I am 53 now and just had my 3rd pacemake installed in July. Skiied 2 days last week and 2 days the week before. I feel the key is to stay active and not fall into a do nothing rut. Camping will help but ask for help. I think you will find every one is eager to help your recovery. Good Luck.
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