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2013-12-27 11:48:32 AM
Power of positive thinking?
/or the first case of "maybe it's this, we need to run some tests..."
 
2013-12-27 11:48:37 AM
Happy Birthday, Centarian. You're as old as the Federal Reserve.
 
2013-12-27 11:50:04 AM
Show off!
 
2013-12-27 11:50:19 AM
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2013-12-27 11:50:24 AM
How many 31 year-olds use that line "I only have three months to live?"
 
2013-12-27 11:51:52 AM
Give or take.
 
2013-12-27 11:53:25 AM
If it's any consolation, I was given less than 6 months after my aortic dissection, and I'm going to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the dang thing in a few months. Doctors make best guesses on what they've seen, and the thing is, life isn't about averages. 99.98% of folks die from an aortic dissection within the first 20 minutes, that I survived the dissection, the surgery, and then I listened to my doctor tell me that I needed to keep quiet, that I needed to not exert myself in ANY way, and then I went out and started to do yard work and move furniture to recover, and then I got back on the bike, and I do about 20 miles a day now. I attribute the fact that I biked about 15 a day to being able to pull through the first time--well, that and a LOT of luck and a damn good surgeon--so I got back up on the damn horse, and found a different doctor.

There was literally ONE other survivor of an aortic dissection the year I had mine, and we got to writing one another, and he survived his at 80. He passed away a few years ago, but that wasn't from cardiac reasons. He was a tough old man, and we were in a very tiny club, and his recovery inspired mine, and when I do have my "I'm Alive!" party every year, I toast his cantankerous old tochis, because he helped me get through my recovery, and I hope that I helped him get through his. Good on this guy. Always listen to the experts, they'll tell you what you can't do, and why, and then you go out and do it anyway.
 
2013-12-27 11:58:06 AM
In other words, 70 years ago medical knowledge wasn't perfect. I'd bet the three months was based on pre-antibiotic experience, and he would have died just a few years earlier.
 
2013-12-27 11:58:11 AM
Anyone bothered by the fact that he was apparently born a little girl according to the description of the pictures? Daily FAIL, yet again.
 
2013-12-27 12:00:42 PM

phillydrifter: Happy Birthday, Centarian. You're as old as the Federal Reserve.


He always has been.
 
2013-12-27 12:02:37 PM
Considering that I've just learned that I have cancer on the 20th, and in my family, that could mean 3 months left, to a year, unless I've very lucky and they get it fast and right which I might be ok for much longer....

Well...

Happy holidays to all...
 
2013-12-27 12:03:01 PM
I'm picturing him standing and weaving slightly as he hesitantly lets fly a weak stream of urine over the grave of the doctor who condemned him.
 
2013-12-27 12:06:41 PM
'E got better.
 
2013-12-27 12:07:28 PM
If he had obamacare he would have be killed by a deathpanel immediately!
 
2013-12-27 12:11:16 PM
100 year olds... The reason why Social Security is going broke.
 
2013-12-27 12:14:11 PM
To be fair, the odds that he only has three months left to live are a lot higher now that he's 100.
 
2013-12-27 12:14:11 PM

dhkjhgjaih: Anyone bothered by the fact that he was apparently born a little girl according to the description of the pictures? Daily FAIL, yet again.


It was not uncommon in those times to dress boys in gowns like the one shown.
 
2013-12-27 12:16:09 PM

imfallen_angel: Considering that I've just learned that I have cancer on the 20th, and in my family, that could mean 3 months left, to a year, unless I've very lucky and they get it fast and right which I might be ok for much longer....

Well...

Happy holidays to all...


Depends on the type of cancer and whether or not it's metastasized.  I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease (3b) in the early 80s.  Was told to get my 'affairs in order', (like I had any affairs in my early 20s) yet here I am some 30+ years later.  And never discount the 'will to live', as a previous poster noted.  I wish you all the best.
 
2013-12-27 12:18:01 PM
He look damn good for 100.
 
2013-12-27 12:18:11 PM
Wow, they had Death Panels back then?
 
2013-12-27 12:26:13 PM
Christ on a crutch, what a slacker. If somebody gives me three months to do a job, I goddamn do that job in three months. I don't spend sixty-nine years gallivanting around.
 
2013-12-27 12:27:06 PM

dhkjhgjaih: Anyone bothered by the fact that he was apparently born a little girl according to the description of the pictures? Daily FAIL, yet again.


It will be mentioned, a few times perhaps, that dressing of children wasn't always such a big to do with gender specific styles...

Just goes to show what's changed just in this fella's lifetime. Good on him.
 
2013-12-27 12:28:15 PM

BitwiseShift: How many 31 year-olds use that line "I only have three months to live?"


The married ones
 
2013-12-27 12:36:54 PM
That's where so many people make their mistake.

They assume they have to use their 3 months right away.

/You know what happens when you assume.
 
GBB
2013-12-27 12:41:23 PM
LOL at Suspicious Queen card.

i.dailymail.co.uk
~  /
o O
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2013-12-27 12:50:59 PM
Dude has aged well for 100. Looks like he still has a pretty active lifestyle. I've seen 60 year olds who have aged MUCH worse than that.
 
2013-12-27 12:51:09 PM

hubiestubert: If it's any consolation, I was given less than 6 months after my aortic dissection, and I'm going to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the dang thing in a few months. Doctors make best guesses on what they've seen, and the thing is, life isn't about averages. 99.98% of folks die from an aortic dissection within the first 20 minutes, that I survived the dissection, the surgery, and then I listened to my doctor tell me that I needed to keep quiet, that I needed to not exert myself in ANY way, and then I went out and started to do yard work and move furniture to recover, and then I got back on the bike, and I do about 20 miles a day now. I attribute the fact that I biked about 15 a day to being able to pull through the first time--well, that and a LOT of luck and a damn good surgeon--so I got back up on the damn horse, and found a different doctor.

There was literally ONE other survivor of an aortic dissection the year I had mine, and we got to writing one another, and he survived his at 80. He passed away a few years ago, but that wasn't from cardiac reasons. He was a tough old man, and we were in a very tiny club, and his recovery inspired mine, and when I do have my "I'm Alive!" party every year, I toast his cantankerous old tochis, because he helped me get through my recovery, and I hope that I helped him get through his. Good on this guy. Always listen to the experts, they'll tell you what you can't do, and why, and then you go out and do it anyway.


So how did your aorta end up getting dissected?
 
2013-12-27 01:00:04 PM
must have not been able  to pay his doctor bills for a long time
 
2013-12-27 01:30:47 PM

ausfahrk: hubiestubert: If it's any consolation, I was given less than 6 months after my aortic dissection, and I'm going to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the dang thing in a few months. Doctors make best guesses on what they've seen, and the thing is, life isn't about averages. 99.98% of folks die from an aortic dissection within the first 20 minutes, that I survived the dissection, the surgery, and then I listened to my doctor tell me that I needed to keep quiet, that I needed to not exert myself in ANY way, and then I went out and started to do yard work and move furniture to recover, and then I got back on the bike, and I do about 20 miles a day now. I attribute the fact that I biked about 15 a day to being able to pull through the first time--well, that and a LOT of luck and a damn good surgeon--so I got back up on the damn horse, and found a different doctor.

There was literally ONE other survivor of an aortic dissection the year I had mine, and we got to writing one another, and he survived his at 80. He passed away a few years ago, but that wasn't from cardiac reasons. He was a tough old man, and we were in a very tiny club, and his recovery inspired mine, and when I do have my "I'm Alive!" party every year, I toast his cantankerous old tochis, because he helped me get through my recovery, and I hope that I helped him get through his. Good on this guy. Always listen to the experts, they'll tell you what you can't do, and why, and then you go out and do it anyway.

So how did your aorta end up getting dissected?


I got about four inches of Daycron to replace the section that tore, and the valve got replaced by a swell little spinner. The girl critter was surprised that my chest clicks, but she says that it's sort of comforting now.
 
2013-12-27 01:32:56 PM

bikerbob59: He look damn good for 100.


Came to say this. He doesn't look a day over 75.

Next thing you know everyone will want to be hit with an explosive shell.
 
2013-12-27 02:07:02 PM
Friendly fire sometimes can be friendly
 
2013-12-27 02:30:47 PM

imfallen_angel: Considering that I've just learned that I have cancer on the 20th, and in my family, that could mean 3 months left, to a year, unless I've very lucky and they get it fast and right which I might be ok for much longer....

Well...

Happy holidays to all...


You'll be fine. Just rub some dirt on it. Think positive and dont let some biatch ass cancer punk you.
 
2013-12-27 05:21:33 PM
My best friend's father had six months to live for the last twenty years of his life, so I'm getting a kick...

\guy was indestructible, and his life story would make a great Jimmy Buffett song
\\the power of Wild Turkey & Winstons, man
 
2013-12-27 07:03:10 PM
Good for him, now please remove yourself from the 100 year old gentleman's lawn.
 
2013-12-27 07:30:38 PM

GBB: LOL at Suspicious Queen card.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x442]
~  /
o O
-----


I noticed that too.  That has to be the most quintessentially British facial expression I've ever seen.

/she IS the Queen after all....
 
2013-12-27 07:54:17 PM

hubiestubert: ausfahrk: hubiestubert: If it's any consolation, I was given less than 6 months after my aortic dissection, and I'm going to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the dang thing in a few months. Doctors make best guesses on what they've seen, and the thing is, life isn't about averages. 99.98% of folks die from an aortic dissection within the first 20 minutes, that I survived the dissection, the surgery, and then I listened to my doctor tell me that I needed to keep quiet, that I needed to not exert myself in ANY way, and then I went out and started to do yard work and move furniture to recover, and then I got back on the bike, and I do about 20 miles a day now. I attribute the fact that I biked about 15 a day to being able to pull through the first time--well, that and a LOT of luck and a damn good surgeon--so I got back up on the damn horse, and found a different doctor.

There was literally ONE other survivor of an aortic dissection the year I had mine, and we got to writing one another, and he survived his at 80. He passed away a few years ago, but that wasn't from cardiac reasons. He was a tough old man, and we were in a very tiny club, and his recovery inspired mine, and when I do have my "I'm Alive!" party every year, I toast his cantankerous old tochis, because he helped me get through my recovery, and I hope that I helped him get through his. Good on this guy. Always listen to the experts, they'll tell you what you can't do, and why, and then you go out and do it anyway.

So how did your aorta end up getting dissected?

I got about four inches of Daycron to replace the section that tore, and the valve got replaced by a swell little spinner. The girl critter was surprised that my chest clicks, but she says that it's sort of comforting now.



No, I mean why the fark did it split in the first place?  Bad hygiene?  Pop to the gut during a bar brawl?  Nazis?
 
2013-12-27 09:27:10 PM

ausfahrk: hubiestubert: ausfahrk: hubiestubert: If it's any consolation, I was given less than 6 months after my aortic dissection, and I'm going to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the dang thing in a few months. Doctors make best guesses on what they've seen, and the thing is, life isn't about averages. 99.98% of folks die from an aortic dissection within the first 20 minutes, that I survived the dissection, the surgery, and then I listened to my doctor tell me that I needed to keep quiet, that I needed to not exert myself in ANY way, and then I went out and started to do yard work and move furniture to recover, and then I got back on the bike, and I do about 20 miles a day now. I attribute the fact that I biked about 15 a day to being able to pull through the first time--well, that and a LOT of luck and a damn good surgeon--so I got back up on the damn horse, and found a different doctor.

There was literally ONE other survivor of an aortic dissection the year I had mine, and we got to writing one another, and he survived his at 80. He passed away a few years ago, but that wasn't from cardiac reasons. He was a tough old man, and we were in a very tiny club, and his recovery inspired mine, and when I do have my "I'm Alive!" party every year, I toast his cantankerous old tochis, because he helped me get through my recovery, and I hope that I helped him get through his. Good on this guy. Always listen to the experts, they'll tell you what you can't do, and why, and then you go out and do it anyway.

So how did your aorta end up getting dissected?

I got about four inches of Daycron to replace the section that tore, and the valve got replaced by a swell little spinner. The girl critter was surprised that my chest clicks, but she says that it's sort of comforting now.


No, I mean why the fark did it split in the first place?  Bad hygiene?  Pop to the gut during a bar brawl?  Nazis?


Bad luck. Just a run of the mill aneurysm. Thin spot on the aorta ballooned out, and it just blew. Out of the blue. Had I been home alone instead of out with friends, I'd have been found dead. I have to say it's a mix of bad luck and fantastic luck. Bad luck to have happened, amazingly good luck to have survived and to still be fair healthy and active. Heck, my daughter was born four years after the dang thing...
 
2013-12-27 09:38:52 PM

Brick-House: 100 year olds... The reason why Social Security is going broke.


Because Englishmen are living so long?
Mr Norton is doing something right; he looks remarkably young, like he's in his 70s or 80s.
 
2013-12-28 05:55:19 AM
Yeah, so he got lucky for a little while, but I still think he only has three months to live.
 
2013-12-28 11:25:50 PM
Aw he's such a cute old man.
 
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