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Old 04-16-2013, 06:08 PM   #1636
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #1637
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Interesting. Just fooling around with photo bucket. Gearing up for an update. Maybe.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #1639
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Oops, looks like I was too late with my warning!?!?!
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Well, I finally caught up with this TR! Your trip looks like so much fun, so many great things you did & ate. It was so nice of the man to offer you a sip of his beer to taste.
Yeah! Thanks for getting caught up. Now I have to get caught up on everyone's TRs.

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I like the update on the cats, I have a weakness for all cats. We no longer have a cat as ours passed away at the age of 16 two years ago. He was the love of our lives & so handsome.
OMG - that's how I feel about Max. I am glad he is doing so much better, but I can't stand the thought of losing him. So sorry you boy died but I bet you had lots of good times together.

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Oh no... hope all is well but I agree... hospital + vacation = no bueno! But welcome home MK.
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Cynthia: I agree, sundresses are so perfect for dinner - at least during warmer weather. If I'd of had any less layers on during the last few days of our Feb/March trip I would have been an ice pop.
I hate when its cold in Florida. October truly was perfect weather. I really enjoyed it!

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What's going on with the DHS hat??? Don't tell me they are thinking of removing that icon?? How dare them!
My reaction exactly. But she says its rumor. All rumor. thank goodness!


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Cynthia, every time you and Mary Ellen update, I'm amazed at how much ground ya'll cover in a day's time. I've read rumors about the hat coming down but, like you, I'll believe it when I see it.
We did do a lot that day. We had the perfect central location for two out the three parks. The weather being perfect also helped with our adventures.

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Mary Ellen, not liking your post about seeing the HHI hospital. Hopefully, it wasn't anything serious.
Thanks Lisa. Let's just say it could have been worse.


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Okay I am caught up and really enjoying it. I did not comment on everything it would have been 3 pages long.
and lol to the 3 pages! I'm glad you are all caught up. I wish I could say the same about myself. I am terribly behind on everyone's TRs. But I'll get there.

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Cynthia, great photopass pictures of you in France.
I agree!

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You two really got a lot accomplished on that last full-day. Fun and relaxation too. Perfect!
It was a great day. I felt like we really did a lot and I was sort of lost for what I wanted to do on my actual last full day.


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You guys really did get a lot covered that last day... Kudos to youdos...
It was a really fun last day. Started early - ended late - and lots of fun in between.

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Your server at Brown Derby sounds... well... a little bizarre... not the best way to earn good tips or make customers happy... I scheduled a lunch with an Imagineer there in July as a surprise for Eric... I hope he's not on...
I honestly don't remember him that well so he obviously wasn't that annoying to me. More likely, I just didn't care and was focused on the food. Lunch with an Imagineer sounds like so much fun!



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Lovely pictures in France Cynthia...
I agree. They're wonderful.

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Mary Ellen... you are checking in from vaca? I hope you had a fabulous time and can't wait to hear all about it... although the hospital part sounds dicey...
I was checking in off and on last week, but could only get my computer to work with the wifi at the hospital. No such luck at the Disney resort and I elected not to try too hard to troubleshoot it.

Yeah - we had a few dicey moments.

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rumor! It's only rumors....
Thank goodness. You had me and everyone else a little on edge.



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Must be the previous server in me...he annoyed me (clearly lol). Unmemorable would be better actually.
Definitely better. I can attest to that.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #1640
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I am almost caught up with replies. Hopefully I can post tonight. And update a million links tomorrow. I am so far behind on my own TR.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:17 PM   #1641
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Oh, oh, hospitalization on vacation is never good!

We did have lots of good times with Toby, but now we are having good times with our dog Wicket.

What fun to have such full last days. We usually get a late flight home that way our Disney experience can be prolonged?

If I make the lighted dress it would be very hard to get that hoop for the skirt in a suitcase! LOL
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:34 PM   #1642
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wait... but I did! I was able to actually get the "organize" to work in the way I wanted it to. Once I clicked that... I could highlight multiple photos and drag them into different albums. I hope that wasn't just a momentary "glitch"
Really? I didn't even try that. But I was able to reorder my photos the way I like them, so that was cool!


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I'm having a GREAT time reading the TR by the "Dynamic Duo".
JanaJohn. Thanks for joining in! This half of the dynamic duo is starting to slack, so I hope to pick it up on my end.

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I'm guessing that IF they take the hat down they'll have to already have some kind of plan to replace it. And before it starts to come down they'll make a BIG announcement telling us what their plan is. Like most folks here I want to see the hat stay where it is!
Heck No the Hat Can't Go! It just wouldn't be right. Sort of like putting a Starbucks in the main street bakery.

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Wow!! What a last day together you guys had!! I thought I pushed it to the limit at Disney, but I have never had more than a 2 park day...I need to try that!
I think it would have been a lot harder if we weren't staying at the BWV. Being at an Epcot resort made things infinitely easier.

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Umm...Mary Ellen...hospital + vacation =

I am so sorry for whatever happened, but I am glad to hear everything is ok now!
Thanks! We had a bit of an unexpected medical issue, but it could have been worse.

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@Cynthia I agree about the chance to getting through the full TSM queue, especially if the wait is only 40 minutes. So many things to take pictures of!! Was it you or Poolrat that has the aversion to the yellow-green crayon? I can't remember...
OMG! Too funny! I think it's Pat.

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And…proof that I really did go on the ride with Jenny and her family!



Awww - that's a cute picture. so glad you guys got to meet up again!

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Wow, you go girl! You know how to get it done. Love the Jenny cameo. I wonder if that Pirate Periodic Table t shirt will still be there in 10 days, DS9 will be all over that!
Me too!

And that T is awesome. I hope you can find it!

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Always great starting a MK day with Space Mountain!!!
I couldn't agree more.

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And you got some great ride pics on BTMRR!!!
Such a great ride!

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for a DISMeet and ride time together!!! Spending time at a Disney park with special DIS friends is always a good day!

So nice to get that extra park "day" squeezed into your trip when you don't have to leave early for home! A guilty pleasure...........
It's great that Cynthia and Jenny got to meet up again.

I love going home later in the afternoon/evening so I get some really park time on my D day.

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Departure day! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe it's C's D Day, too! I need to get caught up. Fast!

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You rock girl, 9.05 at MK and two rides and a DISmeet down an hour later! I am sure you were able to fit in another ride.
Very productive morning, but where was I?

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Can't wait to see your purchases.

Neither can I.

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original upload versus edited?
Nah - I posted the thumbnail link by accident. I found some extra links while I was reordering my pictures. That was just a test post. I got confused because the links look really different now (the computer language). It's weird.

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Tease!
Not really. I had a momentary lapse of concentration when I signed into photobucket and couldn't remember which link to post. See above for perhaps a better explanation.
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Oh, oh, hospitalization on vacation is never good!
It could have been worse, but it wasn't my preferred activity for vacation - that's for sure.

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We did have lots of good times with Toby, but now we are having good times with our dog Wicket.
I bet. I am sure that Wicket is tons of fun. As wonderful as cats can be, they can't quite reach the personality of a dog.

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What fun to have such full last days. We usually get a late flight home that way our Disney experience can be prolonged?
I usually do the same thing. The only downfall to that is returning to work the next day, but I can suck it up for Disney.

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If I make the lighted dress it would be very hard to get that hoop for the skirt in a suitcase! LOL
You can say that again.
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Wow, you go girl! You know how to get it done. Love the Jenny cameo. I wonder if that Pirate Periodic Table t shirt will still be there in 10 days, DS9 will be all over that!
I think it's a standard shirt at POTC, I thought it was adorable. I think they also had it on the cruise but not the sketch art one.

I was very happy to have one more meet up with Jenny and her lovely family! They are all so much fun.

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Always great starting a MK day with Space Mountain!!!
Is there any other way to start the day at MK? At least if you can get there at RD that is which is often not how my crew rolls so this was a treat for me.


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And you got some great ride pics on BTMRR!!!
It was SUCH a gorgeous day, hard not to get great pics!


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for a DISMeet and ride time together!!! Spending time at a Disney park with special DIS friends is always a good day!
It is! And there were more special unscheduled DISmeets still to come

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So nice to get that extra park "day" squeezed into your trip when you don't have to leave early for home! A guilty pleasure...........
It is, I really like to do that on our trips when we can and hope we can pull it off for the Dec/Jan trip but the direct flights are ugly right now. Still, it's a LONG ways off.

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Departure day! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!


D Day is the pits but at least I was able to avoid thinking about it for several hours and enjoy the morning and afternoon.

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You rock girl, 9.05 at MK and two rides and a DISmeet down an hour later! I am sure you were able to fit in another ride.
Three rides! SM, BTMRR and POTC

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Can't wait to see your purchases.
I did shop, it's a fact.

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What fun to have such full last days. We usually get a late flight home that way our Disney experience can be prolonged?

If I make the lighted dress it would be very hard to get that hoop for the skirt in a suitcase! LOL
Hmmn, you'd have to be able to take it in and out and it would have to be in pieces and assembled there. That's a lot of construction. The lights alone would make ir rather bulky!

Late flights are a very good thing, especially flying west.
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Heartbreak in HHI

I think, I hope, I'm fairly confident that I am caught up. But if I missed a comment from someone please give me a shout out.

So, before I do my TR update, how about a life update? My trip report update will likely be a mirror image of Cynthia's, so you might find this a bit more entertaining. In fact, now I am two updates behind so I might never catch up.


So, as you know, we just went to HHI. We left on Sunday April 7th. It was an uneventful road trip. Naturally I woke up before my alarm and actually DISed until about 5 am. Denny decided to do his regular workout. We loaded the car. Our friends were about 40 minutes late and we didn't actually hit the road until 7am.

With me so far?

The drive was uneventful. In fact, I actually drove all the way to NC with only one bathroom break. The one bathroom break, in and of itself, was a miracle, let alone the fact that I drove that far. I don't really enjoy driving. It doesn't scream vacation to me.

In NC We switched drivers. In Fayetteville we stopped for lunch and I drove some more. Somewhere in SC we had to stop for gas. Denny took over and by 5:35 pm we will pulling up to the magical gate of the Disney HHI resort.

Nice!

I was handed a map with a variety of buildings to choose from. I picked building 17, 2nd floor. It was the only building left that had a partial marsh view.

We got our cart, loaded it up, and we each carried crap up to the second floor. There are no elevators in HHI. Do not stay on the 2nd floor if you can't carry your own luggage.

Once everything was unpacked and partially stored Denny made casual mention of some "heart burn" he had while carrying things up the steps. By now he felt completely better and couldn't even describe the discomfort other than to say his muscles seemed sore from his morning workout (which is quite vigorous, I might add).

Still with me?

I made a mental note that this seemed odd, but I didn't want to over react and start obsessing over this symptom. I knew what the worst case scenario was, but I wasn't going there. At least not yet.

We went to dinner. It was good.

We went to bed.

Next day we walked on the beach in the morning and the two boys went grocery shopping while the girl's went to the resort pool later that afternoon. They boys joined us later at the pool.

Denny decided to rent a bike.

He brought it back after I was already showered and dressed. We had a very early dinner reservation at a very popular place called Vine. (I highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in HHI, but make your reservation like 3 or 4 weeks early).

Then Denny casually mentions that he noticed more "heart burn" while carrying the groceries up the stairs and after riding the bike back.

I told him this could be chest pain. You know - angina. It was possible, although it seemed so odd, since he is used to activity at a much higher level. But in anyone else I would say "you need to get checked".

I tried not to worry. I was on vacation. He seemed fine. What anomaly could this be? My objective side suggested we get this checked out now, but he declined. Maybe it was something he ate…or drank….a strange fluke. I had a glass of wine. I didn't want to worry. But I was definitely starting to "go there"

Still following along here?

We had dinner. It was awesome. We walked down to Colginy beach and nosed around the shops near the restaurant. We went home. I went to watch Monsters, Inc. Such a cute movie. Denny was already asleep when I went to bed.

The next day we were planning to travel into Savannah. When we got up Denny insisted that he had to ride his beach bike before we left.

You guys are smart. You know what happened next? Right?

5 minutes later he came back inside and said he was having "pain". He didn't describe it as heart burn anymore. It was pain in the center of his chest and his throat felt like he was breathing frigid air. He burped a bit and rubbed the center of his chest. The pain gradually subsided after several minutes.

I was already dressed for Savannah. This time I could see his reaction. He wasn't telling me his symptoms after the fact and it was obvious there was a problem. I wasn't playing games anymore. I said, "get dressed we are going to the ED".

I told our friends what was happening and off we went.

Well - you know how the ED works - or maybe you don't. But they took him back right away when he said the magic words "chest pain". That is the ticket to a fast ED stretcher.

He got his EKG, cardiac enzymes drawn, and his history taken by the ED doc. All this happened before I was even allowed in.

EKG negative
Cardiac enzymes negative.

Phew right? Wrong!

I knew this simply meant he wasn't actively having a heart attack.

ED doc comes over and says if his second set of enzymes are negative he can go.

……and resume normal activity………

So I sat there and played out every possible scenario. All of them ended with me calling a cardiologist at home, packing up the car, and getting him home for a stress test pronto. Which, in addition to being impractical, didn't seem entirely safe.

Then I mentally played out one final scenario to a cardiologist I know quite well. I could hear him say point blank "Bring him home. I'll cath him Thursday".

Except, that cardiologist spends 50% of his time with national and international travel, so I knew my chance of reaching him would be slim…to none. And I didn't want to pack up the car and go home. There had to be another alternative. If they discharged us from the ED we would be back before the day was over.

He needed a stress test and it was going to have to be in Hilton Head. So I sat there and went over how I was going to convince the ED doc to not discharge him.

When she came back and said "you can go". I said "I am not comfortable with that. My husband's father dropped dead at 46 from a heart attack. He has risk factors for cardiovascular disease including family history, hyperlipidemia, and age. I know him very well and he works out vigorously. He doesn't ride a beach bike. He rides a racing bike. He is having this pain with very mild exercise. He is experiencing classic angina and needs a stress test".

She says, "I'm not so sure the cardiologist will agree with you, but "fine", I'll call her".

I never saw that ED doc again. 15 minutes later the ED nurse came back to tell us he was being admitted and would have his stress test in the morning.

I tried to thank the ED doc on the way out, but she wouldn't even look me in the face. Whatever. (And for the record - she took the history without me being present, because if I had been there I don't think we would be fighting over his discharge). She also documented in her notes that I was "anxious". Believe me, she hasn't seen anxious. Pfft!

Later that evening I met the admitting cardiologist who agreed with the admission. Why? FAMILY HISTORY FRIENDS! Remember one thing - you can't change your genes. And if your genes for cardiovascular disease suck, you better sit up and take notice.

I left the hospital later that evening and went out to dinner with my friends.

Denny had his stress test at 08:30 the next morning (Wednesday).

I got to the hospital around 10:00. I really was still hoping that this was all an unnecessary precaution.

But it wasn't.

Denny completely flunked his stress test. He couldn't even get to the 2nd stage without having chest pain and EKG changes. The first stage is only three minutes of brisk walking.

He was immediately scheduled for a cardiac cath later that evening.

The cardiologist told me that the ischemia (disturbed blood flow) was in the LAD distribution. That's the heart artery that runs down the front of the heart.

Problem was - if the blockage was not in the LAD it would be in the Left Main Coronary Artery - the "widow maker", the ticket to bypass surgery. The artery that can't be stunted!

Oh great! Oh crap!

I work with the best heart surgeon on the planet and my husband may need bypass surgery in Hilton Head. How could that be possible?

Well, at least the view from his room was good. But I was sure the view wasn't going to be nearly that good in the ICU.

Finally, at 4:30pm, they took him to the cath lab. By 5:10pm I knew that they were doing an angioplasty and stent. Not long after, I got to sit down with the cardiologist and see where his occlusion was. Proximal LAD 99%

And the rest is history.

Denny was discharged the next day and we extended our HHI stay by several nights so he and I could enjoy our vacation a bit more. He feels fine right now and should have a full recovery. He is just freaked out because he thought he was lowering his risk as much as possible. Genes Denny. They rule.


I am sharing this with you with Denny's permission because I think it helps educate about the warning signs of cardiovascular disease and underscores the importance of family history. Denny, by the way, is 59. His dad died at 46.



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Late Night In the Studio

Late Night in the Studio

In my last update I left off with me leaving Epcot after a fun afternoon of F&W. I think Cynthia left ahead of me. It's possible she left behind me. It's possible we left together. We wanted to spend a little time at the villa pool before heading into HS for our last dinner together.

Here's a few more pictures from the walk back to the Boardwalk.







The Boardwalk villa pool wasn't very crowded and it was getting obvious there would be a chill in the air that evening.

Here's a picture. Again, I think because I took so many in June I didn't bother taking too many this time around.





By the time we were ready for dinner the sun was already setting. The plan was to walk back to HS for our dinner ADR.



Not sure why, but I guess I decided that I needed to take a picture of the ducks in the canal. I see that Cynthia decided the same thing.



HS in the distance



ToT





I like this one best



Getting closer





And we're in



I just love the way HS is lit up at night





Necessary balloon shot (yet again)









Our destination











We elected to sit outside, as you already know. This was nice since it was a near perfect evening. This was our view. You can see that outside screen for AI




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Conundrum



Appetizer (already described by Cynthia)



Up close





Entree



Unfortunately there is no description of my entree by I'm guessing grouper, mango salsa, feta cheese, spinach, mushrooms, and onions. It was good. Not the best entree ever, but certainly a decent meal.

Inside





According to Cynthia our next stop was here. This seems as good a place as any to digest.














Cynthia decided she was going to ride RnR, but I decided to do the Drawing class. After dinner I just felt overly full and bloated, so I elected to take the least adventurous route.

I started here





So cute











Before


During



Annoying kids with giant balloon hats that made the instructor hard to see.



The final product



Seriously? Is Agent P really a character? I guess, but not one I wanted to draw. Oh well.

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After the drawing class I decided to try my hand (and camera) at some more night pictures.











Time to visit one of my favorite attractions





























Up Next



But I gotta take a break now!
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OMG, so glad your DH ended up ok. I saw what was coming almost immediately and you had me on the edge of my seat about how it would transpire. Everyone, please take note!!!!

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Finally, at 4:30pm, they took him to the cath lab. By 5:10pm I knew that they were doing an angioplasty and stent. Not long after, I got to sit down with the cardiologist and see where his occlusion was. Proximal LAD 99%

And the rest is history.

Denny was discharged the next day and we extended our HHI stay by several nights so he and I could enjoy our vacation a bit more. He feels fine right now and should have a full recovery. He is just freaked out because he thought he was lowering his risk as much as possible. Genes Denny. They rule.

I am so grateful that it is what it is, and not worse. So scary, so terrifying and yes, easy to ignore and write off. In Denny's defense...I bet he bought himself 15 years with what he has been doing, you can only deny the genes so long and given how well he does take care of himself I imagine it will only continue to help things in the future.

He is so lucky to have had you with him, to fight for him like that.
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