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    4 years ago, at this time, which right now is 1:23AM, I was sound asleep in a hotel in Asheville NC.

    I woke up about 2:30 and proceeded to scare the hell out of myself. I knew for over 2 months that I was going to have a triple bypass and I could have cared less, I even watched a triple bypass on you tube until I woke up roughly 4 hours before it was going to happen and it hit me what they were going to do, i.e, stop my heart, collapse my lungs, take a vein from the inner wall of my chest and 1 from my upper leg, bypass the blockages, jump start my heart, and send me on my way.

    That was the plan.

    Then, laying in bed,my mind took off on everything that could go wrong. My heart wouldn't re-start, I wouldn't be able to breathe, the doctor (Doogie Howser) would lose the instructions and have to try to Google them, a power outage and the backup generators wouldn't start. You think of everything that could go wrong.

    I thought,"the hell with this, I'm going to call a cab and go home, I don't care what it costs". I saw the 4 Horsemen, the Grim Reaper, and my ex-wife Sybil go walking past. I had visions of Bish taking my drums and Zack taking my drumsticks and chewing them down to toothpicks. Tom writing my obituary and getting me mixed up with someone else.

    I get to the "Pearly Gates" and St. Peter says " What the heck (St Peter doesn't say Hell, he just sends you there) are you doing here? Go to the elevator and push down, take a sandwich because it's a long ride to where you are going".

    Now it's 4 years later and I'm still here. I was over there for a while but I liked it here better.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

    YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW.

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    please switch to the japanese oak sticks... they taste better
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    please switch to the japanese oak sticks... they taste better
    I'll have to look into them.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

    YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW.

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    "Here" is a better place with you in it, Rick. So is Drum Chat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderstruck View Post
    "Here" is a better place with you in it, Rick. So is Drum Chat.

    Thanks thunderstruck, it's always good to hear (read) from you, and I really appreciate what you said.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

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    Speaking for myself, but I'm pretty sure we were all concerned and hoping for the best outcome before your surgery happened.

    Glad you're still around and as entertaining as ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Speaking for myself, but I'm pretty sure we were all concerned and hoping for the best outcome before your surgery happened.

    Glad you're still around and as entertaining as ever.

    Thanks Bish. Like thunderstruck, I deeply appreciate what you said. It means a lot to me.
    Last edited by rickthedrummer; 06-14-2018 at 02:18 AM.
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    I know post is old but Glad your still here.I myself know what its like . I got bit by tick and ended up with mild stroke and heart attack. Just from that dam little tick. I'm doing ok now So as I said glad your here and not there.
    So whats so wrong with laughing. Some need to learn to laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by not him View Post
    I know post is old but Glad your still here.I myself know what its like . I got bit by tick and ended up with mild stroke and heart attack. Just from that dam little tick. I'm doing ok now So as I said glad your here and not there.
    No doubt about it, I'd rather be here than there, although I'm not really sure where "there" is.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not him View Post
    I know post is old but Glad your still here.I myself know what its like . I got bit by tick and ended up with mild stroke and heart attack. Just from that dam little tick. I'm doing ok now So as I said glad your here and not there.
    Holy crap. You guys are scaring me. By-Pass surgeries, heart-attacks from a tick bite.....ex-wives visiting...

    Glad you’re both here yet. Drummers are tough breed.
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    Glad you are still here Rick.
    Conrad

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB700 View Post
    Glad you are still here Rick.
    Thanks CB, so am I.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

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