Well That Was a Surprise...

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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by DaveW » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:39 am

Nice DaveNZ
Worth getting cold for.Have you seen the price of fish in the super markets !!!!!
Enjoyed your tea I bet 👍

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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by DaveNZ » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:51 am

DaveW wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:39 am
Nice DaveNZ
Worth getting cold for.Have you seen the price of fish in the super markets !!!!!
Enjoyed your tea I bet 👍

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Cheers DaveW, Me the wife and the dog have had 2 nights of fresh snapper, and gave half to my son, he came fishing with me, and he caught the 3.8kg snapper, he and his flat mates will be gorging themselves on it tonight. After the 3 big days of Southerlies, we have a dead flat ocean, and the bigger snapper are here early. I did get a ride in on the GT on Sat morning, a trip up to Awakino tunnel then back to Urenui to get the boat ready.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:39 pm

:lol: ...... what happens when the fish aren't biting....... go home via the local fish shop......... so the boss keeps thinking you are working hard to provide for the family when you go out boating..... :lol:

Mate, you live in paradise...... :mrgreen:
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:58 am

Aussie Dave wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:39 pm
:lol: ...... what happens when the fish aren't biting....... go home via the local fish shop......... so the boss keeps thinking you are working hard to provide for the family when you go out boating..... :lol:

Mate, you live in paradise...... :mrgreen:
Hey Aussie Dave, I've never had a days fishing where i haven't caught a good feed, worst day was mid winter where we only caught 4 Gurnard and 1 Kahwai, and about 20 damn useless spikey sand sharks.`This time of the year the big snapper come in to breed.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:11 am

Groan...... saw one of the Cardiac Doc's last Tuesday - was hoping he'd give me my wings, but alas i must wait til October 17th for the Doc' at the big Hospital - maybe they will give me the all clear........feet getting quite itchy now......... :lol:

Stumbled onto a rant blaspheeming KTM 1290's and couldn't resist a retort....... seems the guy bought an SDR without a test ride, modified it before even riding it, then after only 2 months blamed KTM for his loss on trading back to another Aprilia......... I've never bought a bad bike (Aprilia excepted.....though I had a good run with mine....... but was probably lucky I had very good dealer backup)...... and i have always test ridden before finally committing to purchase.

Roll on October........ i need to get out on my GT... :roll:
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by DaveNZ » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:21 am

Ive brought a few bikes Dave with out a test ride, i never test rode the GT, just ordered it, i also never test rode my V4Tuono, or a new Buell i brought years ago, oh i don't even think i test road my V11 in 2001. If i like the look i buy it, and i never complain. somethimes there are no demo bikes, the KTM rep really wants me to test ride the new 790, but I've turned down all offers, better i don't know how good it is.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:42 am

Cheers DaveNZ,

I'm spoilt by dealerships with plenty of demo's on hand 8-) but I understand the difficulty in areas that are far away from the big dealers etc. I just wanted to have a polite swipe at yet another prick who blames his bike for his own 'short-comings' ....... know what I mean..... ;) .

NEWS FLASH....... well, it is for me, a mate of mine visited me on Saturday for a yarn and some lunch. His wife just txt'd today from the big hospital........ eeeee's add a bloody heart attack eh! Another 61yo bytes the dust, but he's going for an angiogram on Monday and then it's either a stent, or the biggie like mine..... chain saw surgery! :lol: (hah.... our politician's reckon we can all keep working till 70yo...... :roll: ).

He's been a fit bastard too...... ex chippie, then into buildings management, rising to the highest paid senior technical officer in my state....... and could drink a camel load of beer and still make sense. But it has caught up with him...... bad timing as his wife is fighting cancer again (doing ok again too) plus the local Holden dealer is fking him around over his 2yo 014 Colorado dual cab's excessive oil consumption (it has the crppy GM diesel made in Thailand instead of the Isuzu motor)...... I reckon they don't want to replace the motor so are being stand-over pricks instead of trying to help before his warranty runs out.

So Don't bother buying a Holden Colorado....... they are crap and the company won't stand by it's product....

So to anybody who is 1-Male, 2-getting older, 3-isn't feeling as well as they should/would normally, then get to a doctor and have a 'stress echo cardio check-up' ......... it's a MEN's HEALTH priority...... gotta keep fit and well to keep riding our bikes eh? :mrgreen:

Ps ere's a pic of my nephew's new drive....... it's called a Ford Ranger here in Aus, but it's based on the Mazda BT50 (but looks heaps better and has tougher suspension)....... smooth running 5cyl diesel with heaps of power........ just what every man needs......
Ford Ranger (Mazda BT50) 5cyl diesel..... very smooth motor.... tuff lookin rig.jpg
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by jjscsix » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:32 pm

Dave, sorry to hear of your delay riding again and your friend.

I’m almost afraid to say that my recovery has gone exceptionally well. I’m just over six weeks and I started driving my car a few days ago, the doc said six weeks. Amazingly, he also said six weeks for the motorcycle, but even I don’t agree with that. My Sternum may be healed, but I believe I’m still not at full strength. I plan to start riding at the twelve week mark which is roughly the first of November.

I feel great and started rehab last week. The only remaining reminder I have is that the skin on the left side of my chest still has not fully waken back up....just a wee nit numb although it has improved a lot. And that is VERY minor.

Best of luck on getting the go ahead to ride in a few weeks.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:42 am

Great news jjsc6... :)

I'm pleased to hear that somebody is healing according to plan! I'm now feeling great..... the house painters are here today and I have been racing up and down stairs preparing for them with no ill effects.

I'll try asking my local GP tomorrow, but I expect he will defer to the professor's team at the big hospital (they will do the memory download from my device and hopefully give the all clear to drive).

It's amazing how everybody has something different - eg your slight skin numbness, my crazy electrical issues...

It's also amazing just how many people I have talked to admit to similar surgery for themselves or their partners........ and I was thinking I was kinda special.... :roll: ......

Cheers mate...... glad to hear you've graduated 8-)
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by DaveNZ » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:52 am

^^ Glad you 2 invalids are on the mend. 6 weeks back a good riding mate of mine got told he had Pancreatic cancer, but operable. Well they opened him up then closed him up just as quick. Unfortunately he was riddled with C, I led about 25-30 bikes behind the Hearse last Thursday, some guys did stand up wheelies some did rolling burn outs, we accompanied him to the crematorium for his last ride. He was a healthy guy till one day he couldn't poo. A great guy gone........PS a KTM guy too. So to you two, when your back to good health and fitness, make the most of your riding pleasures, we should never take them for granted.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by jjscsix » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:46 am

Aussie Dave wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:42 am
Great news jjsc6... :)

I'm pleased to hear that somebody is healing according to plan! I'm now feeling great..... the house painters are here today and I have been racing up and down stairs preparing for them with no ill effects.

I'll try asking my local GP tomorrow, but I expect he will defer to the professor's team at the big hospital (they will do the memory download from my device and hopefully give the all clear to drive).

It's amazing how everybody has something different - eg your slight skin numbness, my crazy electrical issues...

It's also amazing just how many people I have talked to admit to similar surgery for themselves or their partners........ and I was thinking I was kinda special.... :roll: ......

Cheers mate...... glad to hear you've graduated 8-)
So a good conversation is what is the single worst part. I have two good friends who have had bypass and we all agree. Waking up with the breathing tube down your throat and your arms tied down so you can’t rip it out. I had been warned, but coming out of anesthesia you don’t think rationally. How about you?
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:24 am

Yeah, I remember one.......

I went into VF arrest just after the bypass......(I didn't know this and luckily was still in ICU recovery)...... but all I remember was one of the nurses/doctors reaching toward me with those de-fib paddles and then 'BANG' inside my cranium....... again "BANG", again "BANG" by this time I was thinking to myself - oh just let me die..... and then all I know is waking up sometime later still in ICU feeling very tired - eyelids bouncing from open to very deep closed with my family beside me....... I knew I was in trouble and expected not to make it...... but here I am :D

Later in CCU the nurses told me they had hit me 6 times with the de-fib and also done an emergency angiogram to make sure the by-pass grafts had stayed stitched on............of course I had 2hours of hic-ups after each sip of water........ :roll:

Oh boy........ not pleasant, but all in the past now.......... I'll NEVER forget how loud the 'BANG' inside my head was from those defibrillator paddles......try imagining dynamite inside your skull..... ;)
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by jjscsix » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:59 pm

Okay, you have the breathing tube story beat... by a lot. What some people will do to one-up the other guys on the forum. I suppose you can power wheelie in sixth gear too! :lol:

Seriously, my hat is off to you. You've been through a hell of a lot.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:17 pm

:lol: :lol: Cheeers guys....... wheelie in 6th..... :o ....... I'd probably get frightened and fall off.... :lol:

I wouldn't wish my post op experience onto the worst person in the world (hear that uncle Don :twisted: ) - I'm just thinking of all those other world leaders currently killing their own people for fear of being voted out of "power" (eh Vladimir, and whatisname in Syria/Iraq/Turkey/Africa/Egypt/etc etc and also little rocket man :evil: )...... what a weird world eh :!:

These guys need to be less greedy and actually do something for their Country....... what was it that President JF Kennedy said........"Ask not what my Country can do for me, but what can I do for my Country" or something like that.......... a concept lost to making lots of money without scruples (weird word or what?), and not paying any tax for hospitals/schools/roads etc...... :roll:

Just my luck to only make 60 before my 'wheels' fell off, while these world demi-gods seem to live well without health issues...... :mrgreen:

Anyway....... it'll all fade into the distance once I get a leg over again.... :lol: ;)

Ps meant to say that re-hab is brilliant..... you might not be tossing huge weights around but it really helped me to gain confidence in my body - enough to know I can go out and not keel over again. I still do the re-hab exercises as well as my daily 2km walks....... without the worry of needing an ambulance :)
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by jjscsix » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:15 am

Great response 👍
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Rock » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:40 am

you guys taking any fish oil to keep your blood a bit thin?

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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by jjscsix » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:15 pm

Not fish oil. On Plavix which is a form of blood thinner and baby Aspirin.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by mick shere » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:04 pm

Wishing you guys all the very best....

Guess the lesson to learn (which most of us don't, including me even after my heads up with difficulty breathing experience) is

ENJOY EVERY DAY!!!!

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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:02 pm

:lol: Had my first big day out yesterday.... :lol: ...... no, not on the GT.....(I wish)....but on the bus into the city centre........ had to go and see my accountant and lodge my FY18 tax return ;) .

That was a big day for me.... ended up doing lots of walking, carrying a heavy-ish bag of doco's on my shoulder, and enjoying a de-caf coffee with muffin in the central mall....... bliss....... lots of tourists milling around 8-)

Ok, so that's another milestone ticked off....... one more step closer to getting a leg over my GT again (I hope).

Had some rain last few days.... not drought breaking, but needed to green the landscape.. :)

Our mighty Bathurst - Mt Panorama supercar race is happening this weekend....... that's a super scary track that would tighten the sphincter muscles of the bravest of race drivers/riders...... it's terrifying at the everyday speed limit let alone the speeds the V8 supercars blitz the mountain curves before hitting 300kph down the straight........ oh yeah..... square eyes on Sunday........ :lol:


Ps Cheers Rock...... also not on fish oil...... I've recently been taken off Xarelto (blood thinner) and just take low dose Aspirin along with two meds that regulate HR and BP...... would be nice not to need them sometime soon..... I used to take fish oil supplements years ago but will ask the doc's if it is ok to start taking them again.
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Re: Well That Was a Surprise...

Post by jjscsix » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:16 pm

Good to hear Dave. Congrats. I understand the “milestone” comment.
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