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Reader Successes Endure - Next Update From Bill

After being told he'd have to retire, have surgery, and live with pain forever, Coast Guard Lieutenant Bill S. attended my workshops and went to on return to marathon biking and new work flying cargo 747's around the world - with Captain's bars. Bill has contributed three previous success stories (links below). He keeps in touch and signs his updates "Free Man."

Bill wrote me two notes of thanks over Thanksgiving:

"Hi Dr. Jolie,
" I just wanted to say "thanks" for all the help. I would not be able to do my job or enjoy my strenuous activities if we had not done something about the pain. I have much to be thankful for. I cannot start the day without remembering you as I healthfully stretch on my elbows before rising from bed. I am well though my family thinks I'm nuts as I continue to enjoy my 10km runs, 50km hikes and 100km bike rides. The activity is healthy and gives me much to look forward to. I do something everyday I can as it clears the cobwebs from my head and chases the blues away!

" Still flying as 747 captain. I could not do it without the fitness I am maintaining. I am enjoying the job more than initially. My confidence is back.

" Hot new subject: teaching myself to weld and braze so I can design and build bicycles. I am no longer happy with buying frames made by others. Wish me luck. I hope I don't burn down my garage!

" Hope you are well and enjoying all things. Your blog is a frequent inspiration."
Take care, safe journeys,
your friend,

We are still having trouble uploading photos, so imagine the photo of a happy fit Captain Bill standing at the: top of the steps in Liege, Belgium.

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Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.