In 45 Years, I Have Never....

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I'm showing my age :)

But I think this post will benefit from that framing of time. So I understand just how lucky I have been with my time on the planet.

I'm relatively, a healthy dude.

Yeah I got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year, but I've been managing it like a champ. My blood sugar is always within acceptable levels and I've even lost weight along the way. Most of my diabetes was self inflicted, from taking my health for granted over the years and slowly stuffing my face with crap good.

But other than that...I've had a clean bill of health for my 4 plus decades on God's green earth.

I've never had any major illness, never even broken a bone...Literally, a horse shoe was being up my butt for all these years.

That changed last night....

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Around 5:30pm my time, just before I had scheduled a ListNerds / Crypto Mondays live stream, I decided to take a tumble off a flight of stairs. I still can't figure out what happened, but I must have lost my balance and ended up on my back down about 4 flights of stairs.

I landed on my back, which reminded me quickly that I'm not a young buck anymore....But then I rolled back and smashed my head on the tile floor.

My family says I was knocked out for about 2 minutes, and I can't remember a thing as it was such a blur but I do remember the fall....My voice telling me "Dude you are about to fall no matter what you try to do.."

I couldn't get up, my head was pounding and I was seeing stars....

Safe to say, an ambulance was called and off to the regional hospital I went.

I really wasn't in major pain, but my shoulder hurt and I noticed my neck was tender too...Other than the headache, I thought it was all being blown out of proportion. However, the family demanded I go, so off I went.

X Rays were done and the doctor let me know that my shoulder didn't have any breaks but there was something he was concerned about with the neck X-Rays.

Excuse me? What did he just say?

Yeah, he suspected that I might have broken my neck in the fall....So they transferred me to the trauma center in Edmonton which was about 125 kms away and off I went for some CT scans....

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(Not one, but 2 hospital tags!)

I know some people will say the Canadian health system is ancient and slow, however I was seen relatively quickly and the staff were amazing.

Good news....Nothing broken!

The doctor let me know that I had torn my rotator cuff, ended up with a concussion to go along with some whiplash....But other than some bumps and bruises, I was good to go home!

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(My first ever IV!!)

I'm like....So lucky!

Not only for dodging some major potential injuries last night but you see, in 45 years on the planet...This was my first 'official' trip to the hospital. I know some people want big houses, lots of money (and crypto) and 'wealth' however to me, it's all useless if you don't have your health!

And because of that I consider myself richly blessed.

Don't take it for granted folks, enjoy your health and be thankful for it...Because if last night taught me anything, your life can change in the blink of an eye...

And to add insult to injury....Today is August 2nd, which is not only my first son's birthday...But my wife and I's 7th anniversary. Made me appreciate things that much more as well after the extremely lucky prognosis.

Apologies to everyone in the CTP Discord for 'bailing' last night, but I wanted to let you guys know why I couldn't show up for the show. And as well, for missing out on the Crypto Maniacs podcast today.

God willing, I'll be back to normal soon because wow...I feel like I got hit by a truck!


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Welcome to the club mt friend 😉

Now take care of yourself and come back full force like I know you will.

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Yeah man, been a crazy for months for my family and I, this was the icing on the cake lol

!CTP

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Dude... glad you are relatively ok, all things considered. Healing vibes sent your way for a quick recovery and please please, please!!! listen to what the doctors tell you. I am sure your better half will make sure you don't try and do more than you are supposed to do. In the meantime... I posted two days in a row!! my goodness, its a miracle!!

Seriously, I am so glad you are still here with us heathens, and may you make a full recovery soon!!

Much Love to you and the family!!

in the meantime... KITTY!!

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We forget how lucky we are until life kicks us in the shin. Take it easy and do not try to return to normal too fast.

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Thanks man, so true...One second I'm planning a big night for ListNerds and CTP, the next I'm laid out on a gurney....Crazy.

!CTP

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Ouch. Get well soon, and give your body time to heal. We're almost same age, and lesion slower recovery is one of the things where age does show! Meanwhile, have a !BEER 😉

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Oh wow, does it ever...If this was 10 years ago I would be back on my feet...Now I'm aching just putting on my shirt lol

!CTP

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Well shit.

Demitri Martin made a joke about how when people say "sort of" ... it doesn't really mean anything, unless it's at the end of a sentence... ☝️then it changes everyting.

You'll live Jon.... sort of.

Hope you're feeling at 100% soon!

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lol yeah. i sort of feel better lol not at all lol

!CTP

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Get well soon, as we age, sometimes we lose the ability to do something we can no longer do, I'm managing my body just like you too and I haven't had any major illnesses lately. You'll be fine, hopefully just a little setback.

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Thanks man, yeah it sucked but it could have been so much worse. I'm thankful!

!CTP

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Omg! I am glad you are going to be okay. When I was reading this post, my heart leapt into my throat. Thank God that things weren't worse. Your angels were definitely looking out for you as well as Him.

Life is such a precious thing & I have learned that over & over in my medical adventures from the past as well. Much love to you & your family, Jon & sending you healing energy. Take care of yourself first & allow yourself to heal.✨🤗💚

You will be in my prayers!

!LUV
!PIZZA

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Thanks Jenn.

Yeah it was scary , more so for my family. I didn't 'feel' hurt per se, just really banged up. Glad it wasn't too bad.

!CTP

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i know it is not funny but i just looked at the hivepay.io photo unicorn and connected it with the story :)

Take care man. great thing that nothing was broken.

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ha ha ha yeah I'm creative and not even knowing I am lol

!CTP

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Glad you weren't hurt too badly man, that's a rough spill! Take it easy man.

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oh.. sorry this happened hope it all gets better soon!

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Thanks :)

Resting up and not doing much for the next few days!

!CTP

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It's so crazy to think about something so simple as stairs and just how dangerous they really are. (one story house for me for life lol) I'm very glad to hear it wasn't anything major and that you're in good spirits and doing well overall. Take some time, rest up and do some light recovery work and you'll be back at it in no time. Keep being awesome!

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Thanks man, yeah and it wasn't even that many stairs. If it was a full flight, I'd be a lot worse.

!CTP

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Shit mate...

I saw everyone replying with congrats to your Tweet which I knew there had to be more to.

We can laugh now, I guess ;)

Anyway, all the best to you and your fam and hope you feel better soon!

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Yeah, I am still scratching my head on how I managed to fall off the stairs. My family was scared at first, now they are just making fun of me for not being able to 'walk' properly lol

!CTP

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Take your time and get well, I learned the hard way not to rush things!! rushing to get back to normal cost me a heart attack 10 years ago so take your time and do not push it. Taking extra time will not hurt everything will still be there when you get better.

!CTP

!PIZZA

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Yeah I'm not doing anything too stressful this week. Other than playing Splinterlands lol

!CTP

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sorry to hear about your hospital "adventures", hope you'll be dacing in front of the camera again in no time :)

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Oh just give me a week, and i'll be golden lol

!CTP

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I'll be happy with heathy for now :P

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Daaannngggggg....... Glad you're in one piece!

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ha ha ha ha ha ha that's the perfect video!

!CTP

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Holy cow. I'm glad your ok. Slips like this can get pretty ugly.

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Yeah they can, i'm still blown away at how small a fall it was but how much damage it could have done.

!CTP

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your life can change in the blink of an eye...

And often we forget that, thanks for the reminder and recover soon, which I know you will.

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Appreciated!

IN the blink of an eye, everything can change.

!CTP

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Damn dude! I wish you a speedy recovery!

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Thanks so much, I got lucky so I'm grateful, now jut going to rest up.

!CTP

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I can relate to this. I am 38. I got blood Pressure of around 180 and High blood sugar of around 273. It seems like I am in Type 2 category as well. I walk. I meditate a lot. But I need to cut back on evening food. i am reducing my weight like that. No food after 5 pm. I am not lucky from having a family side. I am single and mostly used and abused by family. So I know how short life is and how success matters when you live with health issue.

Take care. Sugar is like second wife that doesn't leave you lol. But yeah positive thinking, living in the moment is what we have now in hands :)

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I cut the carbs, that was what helped me reduce a lot of levels. Instead of bread, I found a low carb solution. Lot of veggies instead of rice and potatoes. Sucks at first but now I don't even miss it.

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Wishing you a speedy recovery! Once we get past the age of 40, the whole "flying and falling" thing gets a little harder on the body; recovery takes a little longer and we sometimes have to admit that "I'm just not 29 anymore..."

Sounds like it could have been a lot worse, though.

=^..^=

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Oh wow, is that ever the truth.

10 years ago, I would have bounced up and laughed it off....Now I"m being carted off in an Ambulance...lol This life thing goes by quick.

!CTP

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I saw your tweet and just what happened to you... I'm glad that in spite of everything you have no lasting injuries. Without health all the money in the world is worth nothing. I wish you a quick recovery and try to avoid more falls in the staircases...

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Thanks man, I'm seriously re-evaluating the way I walk down stairs now LOL

!CTP

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Everything can indeed change with a blink of an eye. During this moments, we do realize the things we take for granted. Health is really precious. Get well soon!

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Appreciated! Thanks for the well wishes.

!CTP

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I was reading this with the fear of you breaking your neck, scary how accidents happen from the least expected places. You are right all of these money, wealth we seek is nothing without good health.

Am glad you are fine, get well soon bro.

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Nothing matters at all if you dont have health. Crazy how we take it for granted.

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Take it easy Bruh and Glad that things didn't go as bad as the picture was (the hospital picture), I hate hospitals.
NO more Jackie-Chan, please.
!CTP

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Yeah I'm most definitely not a fan of them. Too many tubes, knives and blinking equipment..lol

!CTP

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Count yourself among the luckiest and happiest individuals in the world. All of your experiences, I believe, have helped mould you into a better person. Thank you for sharing your experience with us @jongolson .

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Yikes! That's quite a scare. Do take care. You have many more years of spinning around the sun to experience. Be well. Cheers!

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Thanks :)

God willing lol Another 45 years would be perfect!

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I clicked on the post expecting a jongo rant so this one was a bit of a shocker... especially when you started talking about your neck...

Glad you were able to get back home more or less in one piece from the hospital.

Take care!

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Yeah man, when they said 'we suspect you might have fractured your neck....Wake up call

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wow! Sorry to hear that happened!! good to hear you were well-taken care of. Take care the next few days and I wish you a good recovery!

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Gee hope you're all better in time for my next appearance on the show!

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ha ha ha ha Yeah man, I should be good to go. Had to tap out this week, but it was just Task and I rambling so...lol

!CTP

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Damn, not sure if that's the best way to get down the stairs.
Glad to hear you didn't break anything fatally. We need you alive at HiveFest in Amsterdam!

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lol yeah man, I'm still trying to master the basics over here....Taking it one step at a time lol

!CTP

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Sorry to hear about your fall Jon, and I hope that you will recover soon, and without any lasting whiplash issues.

!ALIVE
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Thanks man, nothing too serious thankfully!

!CTP

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That is always something to be grateful for.

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Thank God that you're going to be okay! Take care of yourself and take it easy! Shows can wait.

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I'm just so annoyed at myself when I miss things I promised the community. But I couldn't even sit up straight, they had me strapped down lol

!CTP

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Yeah, that's what they do ...

But really, your health is what matters, the community can wait.

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Wow Jon! You have been lucky.
First I like to say that I'm glad you're okay. Your health is most important, especially at your age & with your diabeties.
I did miss you for Monday Night Crypto but obviously God had other plans for you & that's something no one can control.

I hope you're feeling better for Thursday Night Live but if not we'll miss you again!
Don't over do it & get better soon!

!LUV
!CTP

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I should be ready to go tomorrow :)

Head's a little buzzed today, but the pain is not as bad as yesterday....Thank goodness for the 'good stuff' the doctor prescribed lol

!CTP

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Alright now, don't come to the show all high on that stuff,,,,,, LOL!

!CTP

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Dude! That is some intense fall. Glad to hear that your head and neck are essentially okay.
You are right, though. Your life can change in an instant.
After working over 20 years in the Emergency Department, I can tell you that no injured person thought they would end up in the ER that day.

My dad always told me you don't appreciate your health until you lose it.

Glad that you are doing okay. I look forward to seeing you on Thursday night.

!CTP

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Yeah man, happened in an instant and even though I never thought I was too hurt, my family was scared. Glad it all worked out.

!CTP

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You are lucky, indeed! I'm sure everyone is grateful nothing serious is involved after such an experience. Quick recovery, and... watch those steps!

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LOL We're literally getting an extra railing installed right now....To protect from future Jongo spills lol

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Thankful that nothing is broken and you could go home.
Its those moments in life, wich show us whats the most important and let us appreciate the gift called life we got. Its great that you also see it from this point.
Get well soon!!!
!ALIVE

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Thanks!

Yeah nothing really mattered to me except seeing my kids crying their eyes out. That's enough for me.

!CTP

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Sorry to know that. Glad nothing serious happened that doctors suspected at the beginning.
Get well soon.

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Glad to hear you survived the fall. It is alway unnerving when someone just disappears. I know in crypto world it happens more often than in the real world. Lost keys, etc.
Look forward to reading more from you,
!CTP
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Was a rough day without any content lol I feel like I missed a month, even though it was only about 24 hours lol

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Wow! This is way too close for comfort! I'm glad to hear that you are okay!

Yes, I agree with you 100%, being healthy is to be wealthy. If I may even take it one step further...I heard someone saying some time ago about having love in your family as well...this guy said... "a man with a lot of money in the bank, but no love, is just a poor man with a lot of money".

I'm glad your family insisted on taking you to hospital.

Take it easy and take your time to heal! I wish you a speedy recovery!

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Something my grandmother always used to tell me when I was younger was just that...Without health, it doesn't matter.

I never understood that until later in life lol

!CTP

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Yes, that makes sense...lol! I think we all have that experience...about things we've been told, but never understood, until later in life...lol.

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Holy wow! I sure hope you are feeling better, and I gotta say, congrats on going 45 years without getting a concussion, that's beyond impressive!

I'm so glad you aren't majorly broken, and my goodness, you have absolutely nothing to apologize about, I am impressed that you posted so shortly after sending yourself to the hospital!

Happy belated anniversary to you and your wife and happy late birthday to your son!😊

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If I wasn't strapped down to the gurney, I would have recorded a video from my hospital bed and uploaded it LOLOL

!CTP

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Oh gravy on some fries, I'm glad there were restraints and I am feeling for your poor wife in this moment LOL!

Thanks a bunch for letting me chime in on the livestream by the way. I'm really good about staying on the peripheral, creating content, and not really getting overly involved in things, but I really love the idea of Listnerds and know the value of supporting good, hard-working people, so I will do my best to engage a bit more.

Also, I'm glad there is a rail now and hope you all are having a great night!

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Really do appreciate the feedback and input. We really try to stress, how important it is for your guys feedback on how we progress with this stuff!

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