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  • rollercoasters

    Just saw this in the news... it looks like here's one more thing to cross off the list.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051116/...lercoasters_dc

    -B

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    It isn't going to stop me. I love thrill rides, and I have a good sense of what's too intense for me.

    I get tired of the couldn't/shouldn't/wouldn'ts, and as long as I know my limits and the risks, I can make an informed decision. Life is too short to live in fear.
    Life is a banquet...and I got botulism! -- Me

    If time flies when you're having fun, will I age faster at Disneyland? -- Joel Perry

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BlueDevil
      I get tired of the couldn't/shouldn't/wouldn'ts, and as long as I know my limits and the risks, I can make an informed decision. Life is too short to live in fear.
      Amen, brother.

      .
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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      • #4
        Hmmm,

        I thought that the whole purpose of the defibrillator was to allow me to continue to ride roller coasters! What a blow!

        In fact I was once given the very unofficial title of "Roller Coaster Queen" by a young couple who approached me at an amusement park and told me they had been following me for hours and had never seen my hands come down out of the air yet. However, I have not ridden one since the ICD implant, but not because I won't but because we have been very busy as well as short of US dollars when we have been home the past two summers. I think my personal line would be - not in chf, not actively having arrhythmias, and feeling well. I also draw the line at the ones that give whiplash, but that is for my ear's sake. I decided a few years ago that if my ears hurt from hitting the sides of the restraints when I got off, the ride was more pain than fun!

        Rhoda

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        • #5
          I hate roller coasters. I am happy to have an excuse not to ride them for those obnoxious people who try and make "'fraidy cats" ride them.

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