Author Topic: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec  (Read 6072 times)

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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #150 on: June 08, 2020, 10:20:44 AM »
Spy photo of Rick
He’s reading the summer edition of the Shelby American
Must be doing better, he’s wearing a Hawaiian shirt 👕
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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #151 on: June 08, 2020, 03:48:43 PM »
Probably took so long to get Rick home because he wanted an ambulance transport with Essex Wire  logos and rally stripes.

Good to hear of his progress, but the woodsman beard needs to make a comeback.  He needs to reclaim his facial identity. 

Best wishes for him and Colleen.   8)


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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #152 on: June 11, 2020, 09:19:16 PM »
So...got an unexpected phone call from the Boss this afternoon. He said he was doing well, wasn't in pain, was glad to be home, etc. Then he got into the meat of what I think he really wanted to discuss, which was "Why didn't you tell me how miserable an ordeal this open heart surgery is, you prick???" Hah. As if I was about to clue him in ahead of time that the process wasn't all roses. Fact is, he required the surgery to stay alive, and I was expected to talk him out of it by being honest regarding both the surgery and the recovery? Not a chance. Glad you're still with us, Rick. Oh, and I apologize for minimizing the severity of the process.   ::)

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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #153 on: June 12, 2020, 10:50:14 AM »
Thanks for the update Ned.

I'll send Rick outlines for a couple more of my crazy articles for the SAAC quarterlies when he's ready.

On second thought, I don't want to raise his blood pressure.

Glad he's doing so well.

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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #154 on: June 15, 2020, 08:16:22 PM »
Kopec 's new side gig !
Some where some one is driving their collector car for the last time but they don't know it . Drive your car every time like it could be the last memory of it .

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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #155 on: June 16, 2020, 04:36:29 PM »
Rick managed to climb up/down 2 sets of stairs and is really starting to feel his oats. Guess he simply could not keep his butt out of the SAAC office. Obviously, he's making excellent progress.

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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #156 on: June 16, 2020, 09:26:07 PM »
Better than fall down/climb up!   Great news.

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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #157 on: June 16, 2020, 10:31:44 PM »
He's a vet, he'll tough it out and get it done.  Go Rick!
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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #158 on: June 17, 2020, 01:39:37 AM »
Rick managed to climb up/down 2 sets of stairs and is really starting to feel his oats. Guess he simply could not keep his butt out of the SAAC office. Obviously, he's making excellent progress.

THANKS for the updates. I'm sure there are many people like me who read this thread regularly for status updates, but rarely post.  Please know that we are concerned and appreciate the information you share.

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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #159 on: June 17, 2020, 02:32:20 AM »
Great news, I hope to see Rick on another SAAC Meet.
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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #160 on: June 30, 2020, 12:40:56 PM »
Each recovery is unique, but this is great news.  My wishes for your continued recovery.  Rehab does the trick.  Listen and push yourself.
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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #161 on: June 30, 2020, 12:45:36 PM »
Latest update is that Rick is going up/down the stairs on a daily basis with the assistance of a cane and, of course, spending a few hours doing SAAC business until he feels tired and has to drag himself back upstairs. Nurse Colleen is delighted to see him relying on the cane instead of her.  :P

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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #162 on: June 30, 2020, 01:53:52 PM »
Is the cane one of those with a Cobra's head?
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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #163 on: June 30, 2020, 07:32:22 PM »
Or maybe 4 speed with reverse lock out. 8)

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Re: Sending good wishes to Rick Kopec
« Reply #164 on: June 30, 2020, 09:53:59 PM »
Good to hear, Rick you're one tough guy.
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