NFR Stroke sucks, you're not too young!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Jim Speaker, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    We're rooting for you Jim.
     
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  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    You can't burn the candle at both ends. I'm glad you still have your motor skills. Keep up what you are doing and you will get better. Everyday that I'm still standing I knock on wood.

    Good luck
     
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  3. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    Jim,
    Glad you came through that okay and are still here to talk with us about it.
     
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    sorry to hear it jim. but like everyone else has said, glad you are ok.
     
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  5. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    Jim, I am wishing you hope and healing in your recovery. Attitude is everything.
     
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  6. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    I will certainly pray for healing and full recovery for you Jim. There's fish out there calling your name!
     
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  7. Alosa

    Alosa Active Member

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    Sorry to hear this.
     
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  8. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Jim,

    There is hope. I've seen a family member recover from both a heart attack and stroke. We ended up fly fishing rivers in Alaska for salmon within 2 years of the heart atack then stroke. Make no mistake, the stroke appeared to take more out of him than the heart attack, but he recovered well enough to fight hearty salmon on a single handed fly rod.

    Glad you are still with us and hope you can regain your fly fishing/tying skills soon.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing more of your fly tying handiwork. Prayers sent, more to follow.
     
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  10. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Whoa! I just got home and turned my computer on to find this shocker.
    Hard to believe that the healthy and vigorous young dude with whom I recently fished just had a stroke.

    Jim, I'm glad to hear that you were able to make those calls and get some help. This bad news has me in a state of shock. Your friend Jeff is right. You are one tough guy, and if anyone can pull off a clean recovery from such a thing, its you.
     
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  11. Tim Lockhart

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    Jim, thanks so much for sharing that. After experiencing Bell's at age 30, stroke was always the one that scared me but I had it pictured much later in life. I'd love to read more about your experience as you progress. I'm 45 and you certainly got my attention. Hoping all the best for you and your family...
     
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    Get to work on the Skein Sac Fly.

    I wish you well.
     
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  13. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Thanks everyone, very much. Thank you for the prayers and for the thoughts. There are never too many prayers.

    I'm going to be ok. I'm typing almost as well now, but maybe slower. My speech has been better without so much need to think about it.

    I'll be fine. GF even being supportive of me going after Pinks in my boat this weekend. Is she kidding? I think she's serious.

    People be warned to get help FAST - don't hesitate to call 911.

    Again, thank you so much.
     
  14. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Glad it wasn't worse than it was & that you're recovering. Prayer sent.
     
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    Life has a funny way of throwing us a curve now an then. Glad to hear you are making a good and speedy recovery. Nice to have a hobby that will also aid in your therapy.
    Hope you will be able to get on the water soon.
     
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