Friday, December 5, 2014

How things are

Well, this turned out to be a pretty good week. I went back to work part time on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Believe it or not, it felt pretty good to have a reason to shower, shave and get dressed. I still need to wait and see how things go AP, (after the pacemaker) but all in all, I feel positive.

I understand that a pacemaker will give me a new lease on life. That's good news because I think the old lease was about up. I'm still wearing my portable defibrillator until the doctors insert the pacemaker, so that means no fishing for right now. Too bad because the weather has been pretty nice.  Once the pacemaker is placed, I've been told I can resume my normal life...including fly fishing.

I'm still not sure about wading, which for me is the most fun, but heck I'm not big on drowning anyway. I'm on a fairly regimented diet and I'm still being monitored for most everything a person can be monitored for and I'm trying really hard to be good. (Santa are you listening?) I have put everybody on notice that I was going on a Windknots diet which consists of eating all the right things until I want pizza, or a burrito or Chinese food. Then it's splurge a bit and then get back to it. I'd rather be buried with a burrito in my hand than a piece of celery.

In my time off, I've been selling a few reels and stashing the money for a rainy day.  The weather has been real nice here in Denver so I'm hoping we get some moisture soon...

See ya soon...




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  1. Great to see you're turning the corner (finally!!!), Howard. Stay strong my friend. Your resolve gives me strength.

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    1. Thanks for sticking by Dean. It would have been a lot harder without my friends. My next goal is to go fishing.

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  2. Good news there Howard.
    Chinese food, "the kind Chinese people eat" is actually not bad.

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    1. Alan, I once walked into a store where the Vietnamese owners used to cook meals in the back room. Lovely people, but truth be told I ran out the door when I smelled the food. I'll have to stick with P.F. Changs.

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  3. One of my exes (and I have several) used to smell food when she was on a diet. Just take a deep smell, no calories or fat involved.

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    1. All my exes live in Texas...I wish. All mine still live in Colorado. My sniffer doesn't work well any more but my mouth works just fine.

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  4. Great news Howard...listen to those doctors and you'll be back to your normal routine before you know it. Those diets are tough for sure , moderation is the key not total abstinence. Good luck buddy...

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    1. Thanks Jeff. I've got some great doctors so I do listen mostly. One of them is so good looking it hurts to look at her. I'm a big believer in moderation in everything, so only one burrito, smothered with all the good stuff.

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  5. Great to hear, Howard! Sounds like it's time for a kayak!

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    1. Hi Nick, I agree with you. As it gets closer to warm I may have to start looking.

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    1. Thank my friend and thanks for sticking around. The lures will be in the mail as soon as I can get close to a post office!

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  7. Howard, glad to hear that things are getting better. You will be back on the stream in no time!

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    1. Mike, it's been almost a year since we last saw each other. A lot of water has passed under the bridge and I didn't get to fish any of it! Thanks again for your friendship and say hi to Al for me.

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  8. Well, Buddy, great to see that you are "mostly" listening to the doctors no matter what they look like................
    Get that Pacemaker in place and you should be fine for a much better 2015 fishing season........................................
    That drowning thing still causes me worry, though.......................................
    That is just too much stress on anybody's ticker...........................................
    Work??? I just don't understand the fascination with working anymore................................

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    1. Howdy Mel. No matter the subject, it's always good to connect with you. I'm actually excited and anxious to get this story over with. I learned several important lessons throughout all of this. I don't always enjoy working, but lying around the house scratching for something to entertain me isn't my idea of living either. I've always worked with people and being alone isn't fun. Besides, working will help me afford doing those things I love doing.

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  9. That's some great news, Howard! I'm a big fan of burritos, too!!! Moderation is key, though. Don't just go cold turkey on the foods that you love, unless they can kill you no matter the portion. Pizza, burritos, and chocolate chip cookies are my kryptonite. Looking forward to a fishing report from ya!

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