Well if today didn't kill me....

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SaraTG
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   Posted 8/14/2005 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
...Then I guess I`m doing better than I thought yeah ...I decided to get rid of the oversized mud tires on my Jeep to cut down on gas consumption...I found a Jeep at the local junkyard with the tires I wanted but wouldn`t you know it it was like the 8th one...From the back corner of the yard!...So I had to go back there and first scrounge around and find a jack to use then jack each corner up one by one and remove the tires..Mind you it was 90 degrees with 75% humidity and no shade...THAT was the easy part!..I then had to roll each tire one at a time the 1/6th mile or so uphill to the gate to pay for them!..I would go sit in my Jeep in the a/c for 5-10 minutes after each one...OMG by the third one I was beyond exhausted and was stopping to rest every 50 feet...I was starting to feel faint and spent 20 minutes in my Jeep resting..By sheer stubborness I got the last one..I drank 2 bottles of Gatorade and 2 of water...I think that`s the hardest I got my heart thumping since my heart attack..I was filthy and sweaty and weak but after it was over I felt good knowing my heart held up and except for the rapid beating the final 2 trips I showed no negative reaction...The best part was the guy working the cashier window charged me the price for steel wheels even though I got "rally styled" and I saved $10 per wheel! tongue

heartangel
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   Posted 8/14/2005 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Sarah
OMG, I hope someone was with you back their when yuo did it all but resting for 10 minuteas afterward and drinking Gatorade and Water too was  good too.
I know you feel good about yourself when you accomplish something like this.
I am proud of you my friend too :-) :-) smurf   Yippe!!!!!!!! you did it and lived through it too and got your  good ole heart a thumping along also good cardiovascular exercise but please donot do it every day either ok.
If I was hteir I would of  helped  take them off and put them on your  Jeep too and resting in between.
So happy for you my friend and hope to see you inc aht on Thursday too.
Heidi smurf
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Teri16
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   Posted 8/14/2005 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Sara - way to go!  That was quite a day!  My daughter, Britt, who's very into cars - tells me you'll probably get better mileage with these tires, too! tongue
 
Do you ever feel like times such as today that you sort of push yourself just a little more than normal cuz you are trying to see how much your body (heart) can actually take?  I find myself doing something and just going a bit further each time and though tired at the end of the day, I'm feeling pretty great, knowing I'm still here and I did something that I thought I might not ever do again!!
 
You take care, Hugs, Teri tongue
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Famulus
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   Posted 8/14/2005 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Sara, I admire your determination and your spirit! And I'm glad you didn't die of another heart attack!

Hey, did you guys notice all the tire ads on the right sidebar? lol!

hugs,
Oona

Teri16
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   Posted 8/14/2005 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Good catch, Oona! No, I hadn't noticed til just now! Did you know if you click on the ads, it helps HealingWell? - think I'll go click on a tire ad tonight! :)

Hugs, Teri :)
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SaraTG
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   Posted 8/15/2005 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Multiple Responses:
 
>>>OMG, I hope someone was with you back their when yuo did it all  ..........If I was hteir I would of  helped  take them off and put them on your  Jeep too and resting in between.<<<
 
  Yes it is a very busy place and there are tons of people around...Once I had them I called my brother and he met me at a nice shady place near our home and he switched them all around on the Jeep for me.
 
>>>Wow, Sara - way to go!  That was quite a day!  My daughter, Britt, who's very into cars - tells me you'll probably get better mileage with these tires, too! ......Do you ever feel like times such as today that you sort of push yourself just a little more than normal cuz you are trying to see how much your body (heart) can actually take?<<<
 
   Tell her I went from 31"x10.5" knobby mud tires down to just normal 235`s..It`s quite a difference..The new tires are like 2" narrower and almost 3" shorter in height plus they have a normal smooth highway tread...I wasn`t really trying to push myself..I just had no other choice...I came close to leaving that last tire but after a long rest I went and got it but I stopped like 5 times taking it back
 
>>>Sara, I admire your determination and your spirit! And I'm glad you didn't die of another heart attack!<<<
 
  I think my biggest concern now is "irregular heart rhythm" which is what my cardiologist says kills most SCA w/heart damage survivors in the 5 years following their first episode
 
  


heartangel
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   Posted 8/15/2005 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Sara;

so glad and you had help putting them back on the jeep after yuo got it home, nice of your brother to help. Sounds like better gas milage tires too. OUr son has a truck I have to slide out of at 5'6 1/2" he has it  up thier nd a neon kit under his pick up truck too, so young though  and his wife has a van. So good luck sounds nice. wish we culd have pics here on HW so yu cuold put a pic of yut truck with new tires on it to show us how it loks now,

Heidi


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