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A story for those aboard the NS train
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Greg VT    Posted 07-16-2002 at 13:18:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This weekend my 38 year old friend and his wife and 16 month old daughter received news that my friend's father in law had been rushed to the hospital because a disc in his spine ruptured so violently that it damaged the spinal cord leaving him with no feeling on his left side and little on his right. The next day my friend, who is on medication for high blood pressure, had a series of fainting spells. He fell and tore tendons in his foot leaving him essentially incapacitated for at least a couple of weeks. I feel for his wife who was going through h#ll with her fathers situation and now has to maintain her household, deal with her fathers injury, keep her mother sane and help keep her father and mothers snowmobile/tractor business running without the help of her husband who is incapacitated because he SMOKES. I always give him a hard time about his smoking but when I saw him yesterday I let him have it like never before. We've been friends for thirty years but I think if he could have reached me he would have smacked me. But he couldn't reach me because he SMOKES.

Just remember when you get the urge to light one up, It's not about YOU. It's about those who love you and NEED you.

Sorry for the rant.

Grove r    Posted 07-16-2002 at 13:52:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, Greg, might be a bit heavy there, but, I do know where you are comming from.... The thing that realy tears me a new anus, here in Canada, is the smokers who get lung cancer, and then use up our medicare dollars to try to cure themselves! This is already a stessed system, and us non smokers have to foot the bill for an otherwise controleable situation......sounds like a political raly call.....not....just venting on a frustrating topic!! That is the reason I am so behind Scooterhead, EO, and the rest who are quitting!! Wish there were more at home, here, who would wake up and smell the coffee.....there, gonna get hit hard on this one......oh well, have a gooder, R.E.L.

That's why communism doesn't work.    Posted 07-16-2002 at 22:01:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Grove r    Posted 07-16-2002 at 22:43:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Big 10-4 on that DR, something a guy has to be careful of, every step of the way......sure glad I'm not contributing to the smoke problem anymore, 'course, there are problably a lot of other things that are more important than health, just don't know what they are.....have a gooder, R.E.L.

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