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Posted on: Jan 29, 2019 at 8:18 PM
Well, on November 30, 2018 I had Congestive Heart Failure for the second time in 5 years. I woke up that morning and couldn't catch my breath. My RN wife immediately tried to calm me down but it was difficult for me because of my anxiety. She immediately called 911 and a advanced medical ambulance was sent to my home. The paramedic took my blood pressure and it was 190 over 100 and immediately gave me a oral spray of nitro to help bring my pressure. On the way to the hospital he had to give me a second shot of nitro. Anyways, they kept me there overnight and pump me with Lasix to reduce my the water that was built up in my body. Overnight I peed over 3,000 ml of liquid (Over a Gallon). I went into the hospital weighting over 259 pounds (that is twice the size I was in high school or you could say I am twice the man than I was in high school). My doctor put me on a low sodium diet plus I could only drink 1.5 liters of liquids per day. 2 months later I now weigh 240 pounds with a goal of losing 40 more pounds before the 55th reunion.
Posted on: Nov 25, 2018 at 10:54 AM
What a Thanksgiving for this member of "65". On November 23 around 5:30 in the morning while preparing lunch for my wife to take to work. I became short of breath and couldn' t catch it. My wife (who is luckily is a nurse) called 911 for an ambulance. When the EMTs arrived at my home, my blood pressure was 194 over 100 they gave me 2 shots of Nitro to stabilize the blood pressure and when we arrived at the hospital it was down to 166 over 90. To make a long story short, I was admitted overnight they shot me up with Lasix which releases fluids by the urination process (how about those big words Mr. Roberts) and lost over 3,100 cc's of fluid and a total of 11 pounds (I do not recommend this for a quick fix diet). The doctors determined that my present blood pressure medication was not relieving a lot of fluids and so put me on a different drug. Boy, was I lucky. I needed to stay healthy because NUMBER 55 is around the corner.
Posted on: Feb 02, 2018 at 6:01 AM
Since you are reading this message, it is quite clear that this knucklehead has figured out what went wrong. After reading your email I laid in bed thinking what possibility went wrong. I dug back in my systems accounting background and thought about security packages and came to the conclusion that since I use variable sets of my password but it is the same password the system security package was set up to disallow similar passwords. So this morning I went back to the reset option and entered my favorite Boston baseball team as my new password and lo behold here I am. Thanks for you assistance Mike. Talk to you soon. By the way, I like the new features on the page.
Posted on: Sep 11, 2017 at 5:57 AM
Will the Conard 65 classmates who live on the west coast of Florida let us know what impact hurricane Irma had on your life yesterday and today.
Randall, It was Mrs. Boyer I remember her well because she made me so welcomed into my new school. I believe you got her confused with Mr. Baker our 6th grade teacher who had a reputation with the kids as being mean (which I did'nt find much credance).
John and I were classmates since 5th grade when I first moved to Elmwood from Hartford. In Mrs. Boyer's class were classmates as Pete Cohen, Paul Holmes, Richard Galvin, Vinny Motolo, Jim Valitsky, Joanne Fournier, and Linda Bower (If I forgot anybody else please forgive me.). John was always the clown always cracking jokes. I will always remember his smile. Rest in Peace John.
Posted on: Jul 17, 2017 at 5:51 AM
Enjoyed the Courant article on Mr. Lauer. Even though I didn't the voice to have him for a teacher, it still reminds of how fortunate we were to have all the many talented and dedicated teachers at Conard. God Bless You Mr. Lauer.
Happy Birthday Richard, welcome to over 70 club. Richard Pane
Posted on: Feb 20, 2017 at 4:33 AM
Can any classmate in Florida recommend a active over 55 community? I got to get out of Washington ASAP before all hell breaks out.
For all the fellow Classmates celebrating their February birthdays. HAPPY Birthday and welcome to the 70 decade club.
We have just gone through a vicious and painful Presidential campaign and election. Today, we must put aside all of our differences and come together as a community to restore the dignity and humanity of this great country. All this hate and evil has divided this country and has allowed the extremes of both sides of the political spectrum to run rampant. Today, I have promised not to mention politics, religion, economics, sports, or any other subject that brings discord between individuals. I am focusing on the individuals that will be gathering at our table and enjoying their company. Let us all gather together in peace and harmony and share our blessings that our Father in heaven has bestowed on us with everyone that we come in contact with and make a difference in their lives. HAPPY THANKSGIVING CLASS OF 65.
Lupo, it is great to see you join the web site. Remember all the good times at Talcott with you as the soccer star for the Talcott Tigers. How is your cousin Connie? Keep in touch with us.
Richard, sorry that you couldn't make the 50th class reunion. I had brought class pictures from the 5th and 6th grade at Elmwood Elementary and I thought that any of our old classmates still around would enjoy seeing them. Hope to see you at the next one.
For Classmates that didn't know but today, 15 years at 9:39 A.M. I was working in room 4B467 at the Pentagon. This was the section of the building that was struck by the passenger plane. I have just finished telling my story on facebook and those who have access to my facebook can read it. I would like to share it here but memories of the day is still running full speed ahead. Maybe at the next reunion I will be able to tell it. Please, at 9:49 A.M. say a little prayer for those unlucky to not to survive.