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Stu Chapman
03-08-2017, 07:58 PM
My apologies for being 4 days late in posting this thread. But unfortunately on March 3rd I got slapped back in hospital again and am still here.

But I'll never forget 3 pm on March 4th 1966 because that was when I had to release to the media the new that Studebaker would no longer build cars. That was 51 years ago. Don't ever forget.

Stu Chapman

studegary
03-08-2017, 08:15 PM
We won't forget (the Studebaker part).
Get Thelma to take care of you (as well as taking care of yourself). I spent most of the day with Cathy in a rehab facility that she has been in since two surgeries in January.

EDIT: Getting old is not for sissies, but it is better than the alternative.

jclary
03-08-2017, 08:19 PM
Gee Stu, sorry to hear you are laid up. I was going to type "hope it's nothing serious"...but if you're in the hospital, that's something I always think as serious. So, no apologies required. Get well soon, and prayers offered for that to be the outcome.:)

57pack
03-08-2017, 09:07 PM
Yes Stu, get well soon and get out of that hospital!

LovelandJoe
03-08-2017, 10:34 PM
Get well Stu

SN-60
03-08-2017, 10:46 PM
Best wishes Stu! :)

HAWK64
03-09-2017, 05:04 AM
Best get well wishes to you Stu from down under. Jim Q.

Skip Lackie
03-09-2017, 06:41 AM
Hang in there Stu. We need you.

Stu Chapman
03-12-2017, 10:33 AM
Gee Stu, sorry to hear you are laid up. I was going to type "hope it's nothing serious"...but if you're in the hospital, that's something I always think as serious. So, no apologies required. Get well soon, and prayers offered for that to be the outcome.:)

First of all thanks to each of you for your wishes and to Cathy Lindstrom who is recuperating from her problems. Our hospital problems started on November 4th when Thelma had an emergency appendectomy which turned into an atrial fibrillation, fluid on the lungs and breathing difficulties. She no sooner recovered from all that in mid-December when she fell flat on her face on her first trip outside. She looked like a raccoon for a couple of weeks through Christmas.

Then on Christmas Day I came down with pneumonia which turned into my first hospital stay with heart, lungs and kidney difficulties. By mid-February I figured I was out of the woods but a nasty fall produced two fractures in the sacral area of my spine and everything went down hill from there. On March 3rd I was back in hospital with congestive heart failure and creatinine-related kidney problems. In addition, what they didn't know at the time was that I actually was developing prostate and bladder difficulties. I've been home for two days now waiting for a biopsy to see exactly what I'm facing.

At least now that I'm at home I can get back to completing my committee reports for SDC's upcoming National Board Meeting. Unfortunately it looks like we won't be able to attend the International Meet, which is a shame because returning to South Bend is always like going back to one's second home.

Sorry that this thread became sidetracked, so always remember what we were doing on March 4th 1966.

Stu Chapman

Scott
03-12-2017, 12:08 PM
I found out in 2015 how pneumonia can exacerbate (or cause) heart problems if you've got significant coronary artery disease. But the pneumonia scared me more than the heart attack that came after. Good luck, Stu! We're all behind you.

thunderations
03-12-2017, 12:42 PM
Best wishes for you, Stu. Hope you're up and well soon.

Roly Lusted
03-13-2017, 05:57 PM
I found out in 2015 how pneumonia can exacerbate (or cause) heart problems if you've got significant coronary artery disease. But the pneumonia scared me more than the heart attack that came after. Good luck, Stu! We're all behind you.

In the fall of 2015, I was hospitalized for a month with pneumococcal pneumonia. I am thankful that I recovered with no bad after effects. Two weeks after being released from hospital, my specialist, gave me the Prevnar 13 vaccine. Since then, I have had a cold which for me usually meant weeks of antibiotics, and it only lasted two weeks and was very minor. If you have any health issues, and are over 55, you need to consider having this vaccine. Just my thoughts. Roly

GrumpyOne
03-14-2017, 12:51 PM
My apologies for being 4 days late in posting this thread. But unfortunately on March 3rd I got slapped back in hospital again and am still here.

But I'll never forget 3 pm on March 4th 1966 because that was when I had to release to the media the new that Studebaker would no longer build cars. That was 51 years ago. Don't ever forget.

Stu Chapman



I rememeber that day but not the exact date as I heard the news that Studebaker was ceasing production on the radio in my '56 Power Hawk which I was driving from Ft. McNair in DC enroute to Ft. Myers in Arlington, VA for part of my mustering out process from the Army. My actual separation date was about twenty days later.

Kind of ironic I think...

raprice
03-14-2017, 01:02 PM
Hey Stu,
Our best wishes for a speedy recovery. Sorry to hear that you're back in the hospital.
You're a VIP in our Studebaker hobby.
Rog

ndynis
03-14-2017, 02:52 PM
Stu:
Best wishes for you both and prayers as well. Really hope you make an amazing recovery and make the International. It is good for your spirit!
Nick

Kato
03-14-2017, 03:42 PM
Wishing you a speedy recovery Stu.

8E45E
03-14-2017, 04:55 PM
Yes indeed! Get well, Stu!!

Craig.

njonkman
03-14-2017, 06:51 PM
Stu. So sorry to hear you are having so many difficulties. We, the South Western Ontario Studebaker Driver Club Friends want to wish you both God's blessings and a speedy recovery.
Nick & the gang.

StudeNewby
03-14-2017, 09:49 PM
Stu, you are in my prayers. So sorry for your health concerns. Please take care, both you and Thelma. Was looking forward to meeting you in South Ben, so will just postpone that until you're feeling spiffy again.

jpepper
03-17-2017, 09:32 AM
Get well Stu