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Post by Dusty2 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:09 pm

Just a heads up for those that still remember me!

As most of you know I had to quit diving a year or two back but most don't know why. I have a defective heart valve that was starving my body of oxygen and it got to the point that I no longer felt it was safe to dive. Well it finally has gotten to the point that the Dr's say it's now or never. I'm down to about 30% flow thru that valve and to the point that I can do little or nothing without putting myself at risk. I will be going in on the 16th of October to get it replaced! Open heart surgery. Ewe! The good news is the surgeon says that afterwards I may even be able to get back in the water again and be even better than before. Sad thing is I sold almost all of my gear so I wouldn't renig so now it would be VERY expensive to gear up again. :angry:

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Post by Tom Nic » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:06 pm

Thanks for the update! Dusty we miss you and wish you all the best in your surgery and Beyond.
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Re: Dusty

Post by CaptnJack » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:11 pm

Good luck man! You'll do great. I'm sure we could help you scrounge up some gear to get you wet again :)
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Re: Dusty

Post by ScubaJess » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:18 pm

Best of luck to you Rich! Hope to see you in the water soon, we can go Orange Peel hunting :)
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Re: Dusty

Post by Gdog » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:25 pm

Best of luck to you!

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Re: Dusty

Post by Jan K » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:19 pm

Good luck Dusty.
We are all waiting to see you diving again soon!

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Re: Dusty

Post by 60south » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:37 pm

Hang in there Rich!

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Post by fmerkel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:54 pm

I trust all will go well and the recovery is solid. Once you've gone through that trial, you can start to decide if diving is a goal you care to pursue.
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Re: Dusty

Post by YellowEye » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:12 pm

Rich... Hope all goes well!

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Re: Dusty

Post by Grateful Diver » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:05 am

Best wishes on a complete recovery, Dusty. If you do decide to get back into diving, I can probably help you get back into it fairly cheaply ... I'll be selling pretty much all of my cold-water gear come December ...

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Re: Dusty

Post by dwashbur » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:45 am

Praying for a successful surgery and full recovery. If you're able to dive again, I'm sure we can all put our heads together and come up with some gear for you. Just focus on your health right now.
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Re: Dusty

Post by oldsalt » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:35 am

Rich, You are in my prayers. I know this is very frightening surgery. Let us know when you have returned from the operating table.
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Re: Dusty

Post by Nwbrewer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:20 am

Hoping for a speedy recovery Rich. Hoping this surgery gets you back to where you can do all the things you want to do! (Including diving of course)

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Post by Dusty2 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:39 pm

Thanks guys and girls. Nice to hear from all the people I've missed so dearly and thanks for the good wishes. It's scary for sure but I'm really looking forward to it. My surgeon is the best and he says there is a very low risk factor because there is very little wrong other than the valve and there should be an uneventful recovery. Interesting thing is he is also a diver so he knows what it's like but only a warm water wimp!

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Re: Dusty

Post by enchantmentdivi » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:11 pm

Best wishes, my birthday twin.
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Re: Dusty

Post by Penopolypants » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:22 pm

Fingers crossed, Rich! It would be great to see you back underwater, but it would be even greater to see you doing better anywhere!!
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Re: Dusty

Post by Dusty2 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:47 am

Update, My surgery have been moved to the 5th of Oct. I have a pre-op appointment tomorrow. Looks like this is going to happen next Friday. wish me luck.

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Re: Dusty

Post by Desert Diver » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:32 pm

This will go great! Still hard to go into it, I know.

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Re: Dusty

Post by Penopolypants » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:00 pm

Wishing you the best of luck Rich!
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Re: Dusty

Post by Norris » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:57 pm

Good luck Dusty, HANG IN THERE!!!
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Re: Dusty

Post by oldsalt » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 am

Dusty: When you log on, let us know how the surgery went. We were pulling for you last Friday. I hope you are in full recovery by know.
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Post by ScubaJess » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:40 am

I agree, hope you are doing well. We are thinking of you :)
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Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:

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Re: Dusty

Post by Dusty2 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:55 pm

Well I made it to the other side and I got home yesterday afternoon. Certainly not my favorite experience but I'm looking at it in the rearview mirror now and at least for now all seems to be following the script. Hope to see all of you sometime in the not to distant future.

Dusty

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Re: Dusty

Post by Penopolypants » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:01 pm

That's great news!! Glad to hear you're home!
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Re: Dusty

Post by ScubaJess » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:15 pm

So glad to hear this!! :)
Hope to see you underwater soon.
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Stay Warm underwater with the Weezle Extreme Plus undergarment! Please let me know if you would like to order one or have any questions. :luv: :partydance: :eric: :taco:

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