Thursday, August 23, 2007

hAAlf nAAked thursdAAy

A couple of months ago it looked like I might have to have a type of by-pass surgery in my legs, especially the left one. After 36 years of heavy smoking, the arteries were sufficiently blocked as to prevent adequate blood flow. The condition is known as Peripheral Artery Disease.

I began a strenuous workout program on June 1. I have had very little exercise since I was in my early 20's, about 30 years ago.

After 2 months of exercise, the arteries have opened up enough that the vascular surgeon told me that surgery will not be required as long as I continue to get proper exercise AND as long as I don't start smoking again.

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todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I got to hear Ginger tell us about a small bit of her incredible life as she grew up in New York, over 20 years ago. Today, she is sober for more than 23 years.

that I have learned to take my time and consider multiple possibilities and consequences before making decisions

that I was able to take a friend to the Astros baseball game last night --
we had a great time!

that sometime, it's just easier and more efficient to get things done when I take the bull by the horns and do it myself!

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure—try to please everybody.
-Herbert Bayard Swope


Mary Christine said...

I am so glad your body is responding so well to your efforts - exercise rocks!

Pam said...

WOW, it's nice when your efforts pay off, and yours paid off BIG TIME. Go Astros

Scott W said...

It's basketball season already?

peanut said...

dear dAAve,

I'm glad you saved your own life !

The Astros are lucky to have you as a loyal fan.

love you

dbv said...

the human body never ceases to amaze me... good for you!! now, if all my sagging parts would just firm up again, i'd be a happy man...

Shannon said...

I think that is great daave, that by you working out, you were able to avoid surgery!

PS there are more people who feel like loners in AA that you man know. Hang in there, as you grow, you will see how that will change.


Shannon said...

LOL scott... ahahahahahhahahahhaha

Tab said...

well that is an awesome share about your health DAave..reminds us all to get off of our buttocks and get we do that by grabbing the bull by both horns?-then hold on for dear life(no..bull life but anyways)it would make a great cardio work out don't cha think?
xo Tab

Zane-nawwaa said...

Daave, the Astros won last night -
You should go to more games. HA!

piglet said...

dave, that is awesome to hear! my dad had the same but he wouldn't quit smoking so his doctor wouldn't operate. a meat free diet with lots of veggies (all colors of the rainbow) is another way to help those arteries unclog themselves.

you are an inspiration.