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Tough old bird....

jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,392 ✭✭✭✭✭


I keep tellin’ ya, ya can’t bring down a tough, old bird with just one shot. It usually takes a bit more than that. 


For over eighty-one years, now, I’ve been taking whatever this old world could throw at me and I’m still standing. Maybe not as tall and straight as before, but I’m still here. 


On the evening of 5/18, I was sitting on the edge of the bed getting ready to turn in for the night and the next think I knew I woke up in an ambulance. Seems I’d had a minor heart attack and had blacked out and fallen off the bed. The fall caused me to twist a part of my small intestine. 


Long story short, they had to cut out part of my small intestine. The heart attack was so minor the surgeon said he didn’t feel it necessary to even do an angioplasty. I was admitted to the hospital on 5/19 and transferred to the rehab facility on 5/31. I’m still there. 


Just wanted to let you guys know why you haven’t heard from me in a while. Now, for goodness sake, don’t go bundling up a buncha Cigars to ship in my direction. I’ve told you before, I’ve got probably more than I can burn in this lifetime. 


If you feel like you just gotta ship a bunch, send ‘em to Cigars for Warriors or to Big Jim Scott. Either way, they’ll be put o good use. 


Catch ya later, Y’All.......  😎👍

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  • ForMudForMud Aka; Quickdraw, Clayton, DelawarePosts: 1,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear that....I hope everything works out for you..... Rest easy.
  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 4,904 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glad you’re OK
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 8,620 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ouch, I hope you are well enough to get back home soon.
  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,426 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Take care, hope your better soon.
    Let's eat, GrandMa.
    Let's eat GrandMa.

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  • TX98Z28TX98Z28 TexasPosts: 1,702 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Stay strong! Pray for quick recovery
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Please take care of yourself and your bride.
    Thoughts go out for you bud. 

    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 2,388 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glad to hear you are ok
    Sounds like you are on the road to recovery. 
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear about your recent health Marty. Get better soon, buddy.
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,191 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Took a lickin' and kept on tickin'.  That's just part of why you're so well loved around here.  Keep on.  Hope all is better soon.
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  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,045 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Our Resident Oldfart is definitely a tough old bird, small intestines are way over rated. Get healed up and get out of there Marty so you can sneak off and smoke a cigar.
    A little dirt never hurt
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,607 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We're all pulling for you, my friend!  Call if you get bored and need to chat.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,991 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thoughts a prayers for a swift recovery. Hope you can get under your own roof soon.
    The Native Peoples of the Americas gave tobacco to the world.
  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,246 ✭✭✭✭
    Please take care of yourself.  You're one of the few guys older than I am!  ;-)
  • AlbinfkAlbinfk Pittstown,NYPosts: 1,943 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glad you’re on the mend. Hope you’re home soon.
  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 6,117 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Take care, Marty 
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,392 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for all the good wishes, gents. They’re sincerely appreciated. 

    Cant wait to get walking again and fix myself a cup of Peter’s coffee. Haven’t had a sip since this all went down......
  • Puff_DougiePuff_Dougie Mr. Rogers NeighborhoodPosts: 4,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Glad you're OK Marty! Prayers for a speedy recovery. 
    "When I have found intense pain relieved, a weary brain soothed, and calm, refreshing sleep obtained by a cigar, I have felt grateful to God, and have blessed His name." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,445 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dang! Hopefully your back up and around brother. 
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,392 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rhamlin said:
    Dang! Hopefully your back up and around brother. 
    Not yet, Ricky @Rhamlin, but rigorous therapy is underway. I’m guessing another week or so before they let me go home. 
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @jlmarta
    it sounds like you are going pretty good.
    That is great to hear.

    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,445 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta said:
    Rhamlin said:
    Dang! Hopefully your back up and around brother. 
    Not yet, Ricky @Rhamlin, but rigorous therapy is underway. I’m guessing another week or so before they let me go home. 
    So sorry to hear this news brother. I know it’s the last thing you need right now. You’re in my prayers. 
  • Dark_RoastDark_Roast St. John IndianaPosts: 1,092 ✭✭✭
    Marty that sucks. Glad to hear your getting better. Didn't the Beatles do a song "Twist and Shout?" 
  • GaryThompsonGaryThompson South CarolinaPosts: 788 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Good to hear they are getting you put back together and the ticker keeps on ticking!
  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,488 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds like you are on the way to recovery and sneaking off to enjoy some peace and quiet with a good cigar.  Healing thoughts heading your way
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