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    Thought I had this stashed away in this thread somewhere. . .couldn't find it so tucking it here for future reference:

    An oldie but goodie from 2013:

    TOP TEN REASONS THE NCAA TOURNAMENT IS BETTER THAN SEX:

    10. When it's over, CBS plays "One Brief Shining Moment"

    9. It's okay to yell "Take it to the Hole !"

    8. Dick Vitale has fewer side effects than Viagra

    7. Two Words: Instant Replay

    6. Results posted on-line after every round

    5. Hot wings go better with basketball.

    4. Winning a “Sweet 16” match-up won't get you arrested

    3. You can talk about "seeding" without getting slapped

    2. All Action available in High Definition !

    And the Number One Reason the NCAA basketball tournament is better than sex:

    1. The Big Dance Lasts Three Weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    AND, YES, I PROBABLY WILL TROT THIS CARTOON OUT ONCE A YEAR DURING THE NCAA'S FROM NOW UNTIL THE DAY I CROAK. . .



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    It isn't always what it seems to be on the surface.

    When Mrs. Phish went into the hospital last Monday, we were all pretty certain we knew what to expect. Kick her off all of her epilepsy drugs, wait for a seizure event or two, record them on EEG and then map the focus in preparation for surgery. And to be sure, Monday itself was a quiet day. We started to think it would be a long week.

    Tuesday morning came around and still no events. I went home for a bit, our daughter taking over bedside responsibilities (namely pushing a button if a seizure presented) for a little while. During this time the first seizure came and it was a strong one. Shortly thereafter another rather intense seizure came on and I was right back to the hospital. We started to imagine a shorter week -- maybe they'd gotten enough data to wrap the week early?

    But over the next several hours seizures continued. It was a rough stretch for Mrs. Phish, no doubt.

    The decision was made to start up her medications again, which seemed like a good thing to us. We felt confident that the worst was behind us. We heard about others who tested all week but never recorded a seizure, requiring another session down the road. Things were looking up.

    Mrs. Phish was painting some koi at 8:55 when she seized again, falling back into the bed as usual. But this time was very different. As I started talking to her, trying to coax her back as I had done a thousand times, the door of her room burst open with a sudden BANG! In a flash there were a dozen medical personnel in the room frantically shouting.

    They threw her table across the room and dropped her bed flat in seconds. Alarms were sounding and I heard the intercom calling code blue. Paddles were wheeled in, voices were pitched, the pressure was palpable. This was no ordinary seizure.

    I kept talking to Mrs. Phish and, dependable as sunrise, she came around -- groggy and uncertain what was happening. The room settled as it became clear that she was stabilizing, though the intensity of the moment lingered on in the air.

    Her heart stopped initially for 4.5 seconds, beat once, and then stopped again for 16 seconds - this time switching off the brain. She flatlined. Hence the code blue and all that went with it.

    She was given a bus load of meds to cease all seizure activity, which knocked her out for the rest of the night. At around 11:00 PM her neurologist called me and asked if this was, to my eyes, her regular seizure. I said yes, this one looked like a typical event. He explained that her seizures stop her heart, and that this is what has been going on for years.

    32 years, to be exact.

    And in all that time, with hundreds of seizures that sent her to the floor unconscious, her heart was stopping every time. It is a very rare situation and unbelievably serious. That her heart started after every single event (sometimes without the brain online yet), that she didn't have a stroke or a heart attack, is nothing short of miraculous.

    The next day her medical team made arrangements for a pacemaker to be placed. That condition is too dangerous for even one more event like the one she suffered last Tuesday night.

    The neuro test was aborted, and all thought about surgery was more or less shelved for now. Her neurologists came up with a new prescription approach that, so far, is working well with no side effects -- a little breakthrough that holds real promise.

    We were in the hospital all week, but emerged with new understanding and newer solutions. Since her release it's been smooth sailing, if pretty sore where her pacemaker was placed. We have some new perspective though, and I must say that moments like these are good at divining what is truly important.

    I cannot tell you how wild last week was. But it was also revealing and helpful. Certainly grounding.

    Hug your loved ones and try to appreciate the fragility and speed of this ride. We're lucky to have one another for a bit, and that's about the best of it.

    Onward and upward.
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    Phish,

    Thank God everything is ok and you're in a better place than when the week started. I'm sure you're blessed to have your wife, but she is blessed to have you my friend.

    God Bless.

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    Phish:

    Very sobering news. I hope there is some relief in knowing steps have been taken which ought to lessen the heart attack / stroke risk.

    Hindsight is always 20 - 20. Don't beat yourselves up for not knowing these circumstances sooner. Instead, focus on your next chapters.

    Peace,

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    Good luck moving forward Phish. I hope the seizures will be more under control. The pacemaker will take a while to get use to but over time it will be less of an issue. The good news is that now they’ll be able to track how often this is happening.

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    God bless all the Phishs. Thank God that you all found this now and can deal with it.

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    All the best to you and yours
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    Best wishes Phish.
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    I sure value y'all. Thanks.
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    Anyone else watching "Civilizations" on PBS ?? Neat series.


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    Ace, Beefsteak, Better Bush, Black Krim, Caspian Pink, Celebrity, & Early Girl. #homegrownmaters


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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Ace, Beefsteak, Better Bush, Black Krim, Caspian Pink, Celebrity, & Early Girl. #homegrownmaters
    If you ever have the chance, try David Davidson's. Outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZagPhish View Post
    If you ever have the chance, try David Davidson's. Outstanding.
    Giving "Walls O Water" a try this season. We're known for freak frosts before Memorial Day, so I took a flyer on 3 3 packs and have them in play. Usually I roll the dice and stick the plants in the ground and call it good.

    Hope things are going well in Phishville. I see Trey and Company are beginning their tour @ South Lake Tahoe. . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Anyone else watching "Civilizations" on PBS ?? Neat series.
    I hadn't heard about that one, I will have to see when it is on and hope it comes to Prime video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post
    I hadn't heard about that one, I will have to see when it is on and hope it comes to Prime video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Hope things are going well in Phishville. I see Trey and Company are beginning their tour @ South Lake Tahoe. . .
    Things are rollin', man!

    Catch Trey if you can. And it's not too late to plan your epic Gorge '18 trip...
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    Did y'all watch Wild Wild Country on netflix? hoo boy. My bleeding heart liberal tree hugging coexist side was torn in two a few times and man, when i brought up that whole time period at easter dinner... yikes.
    I wear a helmet while internetting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeast View Post
    Did y'all watch Wild Wild Country on netflix? hoo boy. My bleeding heart liberal tree hugging coexist side was torn in two a few times and man, when i brought up that whole time period at easter dinner... yikes.
    Haven't caught that one yet.

    Still need to see "Stranger Things" Season 2 also. Have thoroughly enjoyed Season 2 of "Westworld" on HBO so far. . .


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    Now available somewhere in Spokane


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    My daughter will be relocating to Spokane. Lots of mixed feelings about this development, but mostly I am very happy she has decided to re-start her formal education. I'm proud she has the courage to spread her wings and fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    My daughter will be relocating to Spokane. Lots of mixed feelings about this development, but mostly I am very happy she has decided to re-start her formal education. I'm proud she has the courage to spread her wings and fly.
    Dude! That’s awesome! In time for Phish at the Gorge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZagPhish View Post
    Dude! That’s awesome! In time for Phish at the Gorge?
    Most likely after, Phish

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    Thursday morning can't get here soon enough. . .




    Silver Creek Campground, Space 4. . .lots of good memories in that piece of the earth. . .

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