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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 10-02-2019, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ageing Is Over Rated

On my way into work yesterday I had a heart attack on my 06 Tiger, blacked out while doing around 50, somehow missed all of the traffic, went through a corn field and woke up when the bike hit some ruts and was throwing me on my head.
Other than that, an uneventful commute.
Contrary to popular belief, heart attacks can go on for a REALLY LONG TIME!

Have stint in aorta which was 100% blocked, have really strange heart rhythms and am told this is the worst type (of course), blood pressure drops to Night Of The Living Dead Level and bike needs at least lights and windscreen.

I can't think of any particular words of wisdom other than to try and avoid getting old if at all possible.
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Damn! What great fortune to ride into a field. Glad you're still kicking. You obviously outran the grim reaper on your bike.
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Glad you're still here. We lost a local rider a couple weeks ago, same deal, but he didn't make it back.


Guess it's a reminder to take care of ourselves and to see the Dr if something doesn't feel right...

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It may be over rated, but better than the alternative. Congratulations on making it through unscathed.

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Like the others said I'm glad you're still here to post about it, this seems to happen quite often with car drivers but this is the first time I've heard of it in relation to a biker.
Don't worry too much about the bike at the moment, your health is the biggest priority, get that right first.
I see riding my bike as a motivation to try to stay as fit and healthy as I can as get older, that way I can keep riding for as long as possible, I'm convinced it helps keep you young.
Hope you're back to full fitness soon
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Wow Steve, this is surprising news! Glad you're around to touch base with all your buds here. Take it easy and get well. Keep us up to date!

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I could feel something weird coming on for a while (pounding temples, racing thoughts) but just ignored it.
Now I know better.
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Hi Steve

sorry to hear about this, but I am real glad you are here posting about it!

I think you were really lucky so take care my friend and go buy a lotto ticket mate!!!

cheers
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Good thinking, I could probably use a Tiger which hasn't taken a nap!
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Damn!

Do you think a younger motorcycle would have made a difference?

I bought a book a while ago titled "Younger Next Year". It's about living a healthier lifestyle. I should blow the dust off and give it a read.
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