Monday, April 07, 2014

Long time to heal

I was told by my doctor, that my surgery would take a long time to heal. Maybe three months. And during this time, I would recover my strength, endurance and breath.

It is a struggle for me to stay still for most of every day. But I have no choice. This morning I walked up the hill, and then back down. A short walk. Maybe five minutes. But I was already tired. Already winded.

Reader writes for info
I try not to think about my loss of MsTioga. My only home for eleven years. But a reader wrote asking for information about how I converted one of MsTioga's beds to a computer work station. I wrote back giving him this [link]. At the end of this video, is a scene showing how the computer work station appeared during the latter half of my journey.

Of course the video shows much more than that. It shows how MsTioga looked back then. Before the accident.

I wondered many times who would last the longest? Who would go first? Me, or MsTioga. I always figured that I would not outlive MsTioga.


19 comments:

  1. Praying for your healing... glad to hear you're not in pain.

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  2. Good Morning, George ;) you walked UP a hill? You are doing great! Nice to see MsTioga in all her glory ...

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  3. George. I too had bypass surgery. You will regain your strength and breathing capacity, but it takes time. It helps to exercise a little each day as you are, small walks leading to longer ones as you start to feel better. I also know the sadness of seeing your beloved Class C for the last time. Tears came to my eyes when I saw mine drive away with a new family. I'm sure you had tears too as they become part of the family. But as you already know all too well, one can recover from a loss by focusing on the happiness of the past. I have followed you since the beginning and glad to see you back on line. Gene in Ohio

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  4. Great to hear you are out walking, don't worry that they are short walks now, they will grow in length.

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  5. I always thought Ms. Tioga would end up in the RV Museum so future generations could learn about the great TiogaGeorge.

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  6. So glad to hear that despite a wreck and open heart surgery you are slowly recovering. Wish I lived closer to help somehow. Sorry to hear about MsTioga. (I'm matchmaker Margie from Tennessee). So many people are wishing the best for you. Hang in there and in a few months you should feel much better.

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  7. Like Carolyn said, "You walked UP a hill"? Any day you feel like walking up a hill is a day towards recovery!

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  8. I am sure glad you did outlive Ms. Tioga!

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  9. It is sad to hear that MS Tioga has made her last trip. But you walked away from the wreck and you are walking into a new chapter in your life.

    Keep the rehab exercises going. They do matter!

    You were an inspiration to me when I was approaching retirement and wondering what to do.

    I had two wonderful years driving around the North America in my Trek. Cabo san Lucas to Fairbanks via every National Park en route.

    Best wishes to you.

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  10. Keep up the good work, George! Uphill so soon? WOW!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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  11. You're doing it George, keep it up. Sad about Ms. Tioga, but maybe that's the pitfall of being emotionally attached to an RV. I have to say though, the first time our RV drove off and I wasn't at the wheel (rented it out) I did get a little anxious but reminded myself that it was really only a "thing". And now, it matters not in the least, since I sold it a few years back. Things come and go.

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  12. Great job George, you are an inspiration.

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  13. I always thought you'd find some land, park Ms.Tioga on it and live out your days at the home base and venture out once in a while. Life is ever changing. Take care.

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  14. GEORGE,Materialistic things come and go !!!! glad you doing good keep up the little workout!!!! and keep in touch you have a lot of fans that are pulling for ya!!!!!

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  15. It's a new chapter in the book. Keep working to get your health back. You'll be moving toward a new adventure in no time. Take care.

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  16. I was so sad to hear of your accident. What a shame! But glad you are ok, and I bet you will feel way better now that the bad valve is repaired. Feel better!

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  17. Recovery from open heart surgery does take time. Be easy with yourself and give it time.

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  18. your doing great !! Walking UPHILL no less !! Give yourself time and you will regain your strength :)

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  19. LOL I don't remember ever seeing that video and I didn't think I had missed any of your post.

    I for one hope you find a Mizz Tioga in traning and get back out there.

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