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Had a severe stroke at the end of Dec that required a 100 percent of blood plasma transfusion. Still going through the rehab (still can't walk or walk to well) but still enjoy ASL posts and the stories. Like you I wouldn't like anyone to experience a like situation. I hope will be able to pick up some games some time in the future.
 

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Had a severe stroke at the end of Dec that required a 100 percent of blood plasma transfusion. Still going through the rehab (still can't walk or walk to well) but still enjoy ASL posts and the stories. Like you I wouldn't like anyone to experience a like situation. I hope will be able to pick up some games some time in the future.
I am so sorry for you!
I wish you to recover well!
 

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Had a severe stroke at the end of Dec that required a 100 percent of blood plasma transfusion. Still going through the rehab (still can't walk or walk to well) but still enjoy ASL posts and the stories. Like you I wouldn't like anyone to experience a like situation. I hope will be able to pick up some games some time in the future.
Best of luck to you and may you return to gunnin soon.
 

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Had a severe stroke at the end of Dec that required a 100 percent of blood plasma transfusion. Still going through the rehab (still can't walk or walk to well) but still enjoy ASL posts and the stories. Like you I wouldn't like anyone to experience a like situation. I hope will be able to pick up some games some time in the future.
I am glad that you can still enjoy ASL without actually playing it. I know that I do. Better to be playing though but as Captain Bacchus says " any port in a storm ".
 

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Had a severe stroke at the end of Dec that required a 100 percent of blood plasma transfusion. Still going through the rehab (still can't walk or walk to well) but still enjoy ASL posts and the stories. Like you I wouldn't like anyone to experience a like situation. I hope will be able to pick up some games some time in the future.
Prayers for you and wishing you healthy recovery!
 

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Hey fellows, its been a long time, I have been getting back into board wargames a bit again playing on vassal. I retired from ASL back in 2014, so its been 10 years, my stuff is all packed away but I got the eRules and the vasl stuff and every once in while I get the itch but have not pulled the trigger to jump back in. For those that don't remembered or know me, I played ASL from 1985 till 2014. With a break when I was in the Army from 1987 to 1991.

I am also a 13 percenter. I had experienced a "widowmaker" heart attack at 8:00 am on August 20th of 2023 at the old age of 57, my left artery was 100% blocked and my right 90% blocked, and had a 13% chance of surviving that. But God spared my life and did not allow my wife to become an early widow. My lifestyle has completely changed, I am on a Mediterranean diet, cut out all sugar, fats and sodium, workout three times a week now and have lost near 70 pounds and back into my size 30 pants and small or medium shirts.

So its good to be seen, better then being viewed, and I am glad to be alive.

Maybe I'll blow off the dust and cobwebs of my mind and try to play ASL again...
Wow Glad you made it Don. Great that you are taking better care of yourself now. The weight loss and exercise is something that I need to take seriously as I'm 250+ and 58 this year. Not a good combo. I think Don we may have played at ASLOK many years back. Bear Hunt perhaps ? A German vs Partisan scenario.
 

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Wow Glad you made it Don. Great that you are taking better care of yourself now. The weight loss and exercise is something that I need to take seriously as I'm 250+ and 58 this year. Not a good combo. I think Don we may have played at ASLOK many years back. Bear Hunt perhaps ? A German vs Partisan scenario.
Bob, your name defiantly seems familiar. Likewise I'll be 58 this year and I was 235 pounds, now I am down to 163. My recommendation to you is to change your diet and lifestyle, I know its hard but its well worth the health benefits. The first thing I changed (or was rather forced to change) was my diet, the doctors put me on the Mediterranean diet (you can look it up online but basically fruit and veggies, chicken and turkey with no skin or fat, red meat only twice a month (we only do bison or venison) and as much fish as you want), they also restricted my sodium, sugar and fat intake (no cheese, gravies or creams), Once you get used to eating like this and knowing its for your health, your taste buds will eventually get used to it. We now spend considerably more time shopping for food and we educated ourselves about nutritute (I got some help here from the VA and from my Cardio Therapy training), there are several apps you can download on your phone (Yuka) that you can use to scan barcode labels at the grocery store, you'll be surprised what is and what is not healthy. But to loose weight besides the diet and kicking sugars (pop, donuts, cookies, cake, candy bars, ice cream, etc) you need to exercise. After the heart attack I started to slowly walk around the block with my wife, then overtime I got upt 2k steps a day, then 3k, about six weeks after the event I was offered to got to Cardio Therapy for six weeks, I took it and they not only trained me in nutrition but also trained me in how to exercise properly (the VA has some programs I think and there should be some free resources here), you'll need to start off slowly, I started off with 5 minutes on the bike, 6 minutes on the treadmill, 3 minutes on the elliptical, 5 minutes back on the bike and 5 minutes on the treadmill and topped it off with 3 minutes on the rowing machine. I am now up to 15 minutes on the bike, 15 on the treadmill, 15 on the elliptical, 15 minutes back on the bike, 6 minutes on the rowing machine and 20 minutes lifting weights (I am only doing 8-10 pounds for strength maintenance and also am still on a lifting restriction of 50 pounds).

Most of all give yourself grace in both diet and exercise.

The last part (but most import to me at least) is my faith in God and how he saved my wife from becoming an early widow at 50.

Balance and love.

Take care of yourself Bob (and the rest of you fine gentlemen as well).
 

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Bob, your name defiantly seems familiar. Likewise I'll be 58 this year and I was 235 pounds, now I am down to 163. My recommendation to you is to change your diet and lifestyle, I know its hard but its well worth the health benefits. The first thing I changed (or was rather forced to change) was my diet, the doctors put me on the Mediterranean diet (you can look it up online but basically fruit and veggies, chicken and turkey with no skin or fat, red meat only twice a month (we only do bison or venison) and as much fish as you want), they also restricted my sodium, sugar and fat intake (no cheese, gravies or creams), Once you get used to eating like this and knowing its for your health, your taste buds will eventually get used to it. We now spend considerably more time shopping for food and we educated ourselves about nutritute (I got some help here from the VA and from my Cardio Therapy training), there are several apps you can download on your phone (Yuka) that you can use to scan barcode labels at the grocery store, you'll be surprised what is and what is not healthy. But to loose weight besides the diet and kicking sugars (pop, donuts, cookies, cake, candy bars, ice cream, etc) you need to exercise. After the heart attack I started to slowly walk around the block with my wife, then overtime I got upt 2k steps a day, then 3k, about six weeks after the event I was offered to got to Cardio Therapy for six weeks, I took it and they not only trained me in nutrition but also trained me in how to exercise properly (the VA has some programs I think and there should be some free resources here), you'll need to start off slowly, I started off with 5 minutes on the bike, 6 minutes on the treadmill, 3 minutes on the elliptical, 5 minutes back on the bike and 5 minutes on the treadmill and topped it off with 3 minutes on the rowing machine. I am now up to 15 minutes on the bike, 15 on the treadmill, 15 on the elliptical, 15 minutes back on the bike, 6 minutes on the rowing machine and 20 minutes lifting weights (I am only doing 8-10 pounds for strength maintenance and also am still on a lifting restriction of 50 pounds).

Most of all give yourself grace in both diet and exercise.

The last part (but most import to me at least) is my faith in God and how he saved my wife from becoming an early widow at 50.

Balance and love.

Take care of yourself Bob (and the rest of you fine gentlemen as well).
Stellar advice all around... and with the appropriate attitude and motivation to ensure long term physical and emotional success. Such a wonderful program, which if followed diligently, could ensure that many of our ASL comrades will be around for years to come.
 

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Now to get back into the game again, I "retired" from ASL about 10 years ago and am thinking of ...
 

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Wow Glad you made it Don. Great that you are taking better care of yourself now. The weight loss and exercise is something that I need to take seriously as I'm 250+ and 58 this year. Not a good combo. I think Don we may have played at ASLOK many years back. Bear Hunt perhaps ? A German vs Partisan scenario.
I too am 58 this summer and got as heavy as 262 lbs at 6'2". Different aspects of my health were also deteriorating as well. I'm down to 223 now with a goal of 210 which is what I weighed when I left the marine corps over 30 years ago. My overall health has greatly improved as well. I think you'll be very happy with the changes when you decide to jump on board.
 

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Had a severe stroke at the end of Dec that required a 100 percent of blood plasma transfusion. Still going through the rehab (still can't walk or walk to well) but still enjoy ASL posts and the stories. Like you I wouldn't like anyone to experience a like situation. I hope will be able to pick up some games some time in the future.
Oh man I'm sorry to hear that but glad you're doing better. You're a real asset around here.
 
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