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Discussion in 'Rider Down' started by YzMxer99, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. YzMxer99

    YzMxer99 New Member

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    Well...I'm down, but not out.

    Looks like I've got some severe mitral valve regurgitation that is going to require heart surgery to repair early next year. Based on what I have heard and understand, this defect is something that was just written in the stars for me and it has been progressing over time. My cardiologist says I've got a great outlook and may end up stronger than before, but I have to stay off the bike for now.

    I wanted to say thank you to the Sunday STR Fully crew for the great rides this year. Vince's Sunday adventure through Sunny Hills was a great ride to end the season on.

    Anna and I want to wish you all a great holiday season, get in some great rides for us, and we will see you next year at Fully as soon as I can get on the bike!

    -Bobby

    And to you, you evil CHSP Bane Ridge Wall....I will conquer you again!


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  2. Dino Brown

    Dino Brown Sir Smack-Alot Staff Member

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    I was wondering what happened to you.
    Can't believe what I just read.

    Get healthy. You WILL be in our thoughts.
    Just "because" you are unable to ride, doesn't mean you and your wife can't join us (all 20 of us) for post ride breakfast!!!!! (Not really a request. More like a demand)

    Still in disbelief.

    Wow!
     
  3. MnMDan

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    You will come back better than before, and you'll be set up for a stronger heart than before because it will be without a defect. If you have to have the valve replaced, today's techniques set it up so that you will be stronger than before, and that if it requires future replacement or maintenance, its less invasive.

    I know several people across all age ranges that have had something similar, and they've all come back stronger than before...one is on her third valve replacement over the past 30 years and has ended up stronger and recovered quicker than before after each surgery, and she's in her 70's now (although not on the bike).

    Although we don't cross paths, stick with the recovery program and you'll be kicking Dino's butt in no time.
     
  4. Dino Brown

    Dino Brown Sir Smack-Alot Staff Member

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    Dan said everything I "wanted" to say!!!

    (Except for the kicking butt comment. LOL)
     
  5. Grego

    Grego The FLB

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    Sucks to hear the bad news Bobby. We'll temporarily miss seeing you huck that red machine over everything and can't wait for your comeback. Vince is happy to hear you like his detour. See ya soon!
     
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    Fullerton Mike I LOVE BIKES!

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    Get well soon Bobby!

    like dan said, you will be stronger after the surgery.
    tell your wife you need a new bike after the surgery for rehab. pretty sure she will say no. maybe she will let you get one anyway. it is worth a try. she might say ok. lol.
     
  7. YzMxer99

    YzMxer99 New Member

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    Dino - A million thanks, we are still in shock as well. But, as I promised Amber, we will see you at Heros as soon as we can!

    Dan - Thank you for the encouragement, it is needed and getting back on my bike is one of the things driving me. :)

    Grego - Thanks buddy! I can't wait to comeback as well and hopefully Vince can show me around Summit soon.

    Mike - Thank you and you have a valid point. I'm already eyeing some full squish bikes under the guise of "I'll need suspension post op" :) LOL
     
  8. BikeThePlanet

    BikeThePlanet Active Member

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    The problem is that you disrespected the El Mariachi with all of those gears and the fancy fork. It is now getting pay back!
     
  9. avmonter

    avmonter Attitude is everything!

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    Hey Bobby,

    I'm so sorry to hear about this horrible news. I just posted on Anna's FB wall telling her how we missed seeing you guys at the FLoop too :(

    I'm confident you'll be back on the bicycle in no time. We'll be thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers for a speedy, pain-free recovery.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything... Free babysitting offer still stands :)



    Take Care and FIGHT ON!


    ~Amber
     
  10. YzMxer99

    YzMxer99 New Member

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    Now you tell me!!!! And those docs are going to have to work some magic if I'm going to do Holy Jim on a single speed!




    Thanks Amber, really appreciate the kind words and encouragement. If the need arises, we will gladly leave the little man with you :). You take care as well, keep crushing those monster climbs, and Fight On!

    -Bobby
     
  11. OTHRIDER

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    OK, so I'll be a "little" faster than you for a few months but I can't wait for you to launch a jump I didn't see and blow right by me. Be sure to keep us updated. Dino said the next Hero's meal is on him - I heard him say it!!
     
  12. BikeThePlanet

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    For everybody? :)
     
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    Neccros Technically Canadian

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    Bobby, I don't know you but heal up and you will be back!!!! I am getting back into riding and even the loop kicks my ass, but I have NO excuse!!!

    So relax and get better, the trails will be waiting.
     
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    Hope you get better soon Bobby, was wondering what happened to you guys, haven't seen you guys for a few weeks. Hopefully all goes well and fast recovery..
     
  15. YzMxer99

    YzMxer99 New Member

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    Is there a Christmas weekend fully loop ride???? I am good to go and we are itching to get back on the trail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Santa brought me an early Christmas present in the form of one of the best cardiologist in town, who says the old ticker will be good to go for ages with some meds along with continuing my health diet and exercise. So lets go ride!....with my heart rate monitor :)

    Thanks again everyone for your wishes, thoughts, and prayers. See you guys soon and happy holidays!

    -Bobby
     
  16. OTHRIDER

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    Fantastic news! See you on the trails.
     
  17. Dino Brown

    Dino Brown Sir Smack-Alot Staff Member

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    Great news!

    see you soon!
    we will discuss the location of our next (Sunday fully crew) road trip next time we see you!!!
     
  18. da big hills

    da big hills happy night trails

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    Healing vibs passed on to you too
     

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