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  •  holy shit, ds! (2+ / 0-)
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    high uintas, Pithy Cherub

    obviously glad you're okay! and quit smoking!

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 12:07:11 PM PST

    •  YMCA has an awesome (4+ / 0-)

      cardiac rehab program -- my mom went through it after her first heart attack in 1987 and it did wonders for her. (She had triple-bypass surgery, and the doctor kept her at Stanford Hospital between the heart attack and the surgery so she could quit smoking, cold turkey.)

      Funny story: when she had the heart attack, my siblings and I gathered outside the ICU while the doctor asked us for a general medical history, mainly any previous surgeries. We started ticking them off: hysterectomy, appendectomy, gall bladder, thyroid, varicose veins...finally my brother said, "Hell, the only thing left is the box she came in!" Okay, that may sound crude but it totally broke the mood. (That night also convinced me that the guy I was dating was the guy I was going to marry -- when I called him after I got home to tell him about my mom, he came over and just held me all night long. We've been married for almost 22 years now. :-) )

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 12:20:48 PM PST

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