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[at-l] Update on Longhaul
- Subject: [at-l] Update on Longhaul
- From: Bror8588 at aol.com (Bror8588@aol.com)
- Date: Sat Apr 9 12:50:15 2005
In a message dated 4/9/2005 1:13:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time, TrailR@aol.com
Sometimes success in one area comes at a high cost in another.
We each have to decide if the cost is too high.
Stupidity is difficult to measure when there is pressure to continue on
(especially if there are others involved as partners or a group). You paid the
price and you can write after your name the year and trail name you completed
If I had continued on I probably would have had some serious complications
(medically speaking) that I was not aware of at my point of exit. Some four
months after I quit I experienced severe abdominal pain that resulted in
surgery (removal of my Gallbladder). I didn't know what was wrong with me but
when the pain got too difficult to bear I walked to a nearby MD and he thought I
might have had some other problem but rather than wait for tests to come
back he sent me to the Emergency Room and there they did a sonogram and on the
screen were these small little dots that turned out to be blockages in my
ducts. Out came the Gallbladder! Since then I have felt pretty good. Now, the
decision is to get back on the trail but not to wait until next January to
begin to get in shape but to start NOW! This Monday I will meet with a
Personal Trainer who will give me some guidance and then I will focus on getting
this blob of a body in tip top condition for a Thru. After, it is MY
responsibility to get the job done but the PT may be able to offer some good advice.
The PT is a gift from a friend who loves me.