My special reason for thanksgiving this year

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  1. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Hello all:wave:
    Most of you do not know that I have congestive heart failure. Two years ago when my heart failed, My hearts function was down to 10%( Almost death ).
    Two weeks ago, I had another echo cardiogram ( like an ultrasound of the heart ) and heard the results from the doctor today. My hearts function has improved to 49%. Almost normal.

    Sorry if I shouted, but I am really,
    really,really,happy.:mrgreen:

    Loren
  2. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Absolutely incredible. I am very, very happy for you. What did you do to get your heart back in shape?

    Kevin
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Two things. I refused to give up and sit around, so I walk a lot, at first I could only walk 25' before I had to rest, Now I can go further. And I quit the booze. Actually, I also had to give up all salt, caffeine and I can only drink 64 ounces of liquid a day.

    Loren
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Great Stuff!!! Congrats and keep up the good work!! :) :)
  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    i am SOOOOOO glad to hear that!!!!!! thats great news man :thumb:,good luck and NEVER quit fighting!--josh
  6. scubadude

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    bounce7balloon6:wave7:
  7. Nomad

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    Thanks all. I am felling so good about this I celebrated by getting all my track ballasted.

    Loren
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That's good numbers, and the change is entirely to your credit. Keep up the good work.:thumb: :thumb:
  9. scubadude

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    Are you feeling so good that you would like to celebrate by getting all MY track ballasted??? sign1
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    Richard beat me to the invitation....Great news..!!! Your commitment to not let it beat you is your greatest attribute. We can all learn from you.
  11. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    THAT'S GREAT!!!!!

    DESERVES THE BIG SHOUT! :thumb:

    rALPH
  12. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    Scubadude, no thanks. Ballasting is boring !
    Don, Gus and Ralph, thanks for the thumbs ups.

    Loren
  13. cnw1995

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    Great news - though I am new here - I am glad to hear you are recovering so well.