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Been planning from Arkansas to BRP and up to coast of maine for a year. 1 week before vacation was to start I was put on my knees by a. 11×8 mm kidney stone. After 3 urological procedures , ureteral stent for 10 days I have came up with two conclusions.

1. Being tough is way over rated, not saying I am but humbly finding out I am not.
2. Never going to plan that long in advance, hoping to out smart fate or the odds, whatever you call it!
 

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Thats too bad, sorry you had to go through the pain. Sometimes God has a way of slowing us down.
We had plans to go to Myrdle Beach last month, but had to change our plans because my mother who lives with us got sick.
Hope things work out for your next trip.
 

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Stuff happens... Two days before the Arkansas gold wing group grope in 2006, which I as planning to attend on my newly renovated Wing, as I was putting the LAST part back on it, I knocked a 3/4" piece of MDF over and it fell, on edge, across the hand I was leaning on.. Broke my middle finger tip and I couldn't ride for two weeks... Couldn't even stand to put my gloves on for several days...

I feel for you with the stone... If you're never had one... kidney stones start out feeling like there's a fly fisherman under your ribs using your testicle as a lure... Then it gets worse...
 

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Sorry to hear about the health problems, and cancellation of plans. Life does throw us a curve sometimes, especially the older we get. I had prostrate surgery in early June, and my bike is sitting in the garage with a full cover over it. Dang, it's way to hot for this old man to ride anyway.
 

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Canceling Ride

I agree with GOJU. If you were 75 years old I'd say there isn't next year, but you've got all the time in the world. Obviously the only problem in planning a long time in advance is something can happen, but the fun of planning is just plain fun. Get through the medical stuff and start planning again...

We all feel your pain... you'll work it out.

Good luck and get well.
 

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you had me going for a moment ... I was thinking that spending a YEAR touring on the Wing would be some trip!
Sorry to hear about the stones ... never had the pleasure but I remember a couple of guys who did when I was a medic a lifetime ago. Pain I'd rather do without ... believe it would even floor a Seal Team Six member.
Don't give up ... anticipation is frequently as much fun as the trip.
 

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Don't cancel it - just postpone it. Once you heal up - be on your way and enjoy!
 

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Sorry about your trip! I started passing one last year while on a ride and three hours from home. The worst part is it took a total of about two weeks to finally pass.

So I feel your pain and hope you are doing much better.
 
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