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I am a male that underwent coronary artery bypass X3 (triple) on  10/22/13 at the age of 55. I was living on about 20-30% of one coronary artery and my left heart output was only 20% to 25%. I spent a week in the hospital after surgery and went home. Then had to go back a day later for another week because I had pneumonia. Finally a few days because of a slight arythmia. All told it has been about 2 1/2 weeks. I am past the cravings by now and only have the urges to contend with. I really don't suggest that anyone quits smoking using this technique though. I'll have to carry the scars from that day for the rest of my life. The large one down the center of my chest, and the ones from several "silent" infarctions. I came that close to the next world. Never again will I subject my body to that. I now have to say N.O.P.E. (Not One Puff Ever) every day of my life.

You can find me on Facebook also.

Larry McDaniel




I will always treasure my dear friend Joan who lives with the ancestors now.

You have to decide to quit, QUIT, and then COMMIT to your quit.

Brief Description

I'm a heart patient that underwent a triple bypass 10-22-2013 at the age of 55. I quit smoking the night before (10-21-2013) at about 11 PM after a 42 year friendship with Nic O Demon. I really should say 42 years of slavery to nicotine.  



near cedar rapids, iowa


great spirit, you who knows the heart of all men, hear the thoughts i send to the sky worlds on my breath. i bring the sacred mix for the pipe. i burn the sacred woods in the hearth. i bring the sweetgrass and sage bundles. know my heart as true. guide me as i tread earth mother and keep my path straight. i ask you with humble heart to watch over all who today travel the hanging road to the lands of the ancestors. guide them to the hearths of their ancestors. fill their bowl with much meat. may they be happy there. watch over those of us that are still in this world you have given us. guide us down the right trail. smooth it as best you will for our moccasins. heal those that are filled with the spirits of sickness. make them whole and well once more. heal the heart of those that mourn a relative that has traveled the hanging road. give them peace. i, soaring eagle, send my cries to you this day with the breath you have given me. i speak no more. i am finished.


cooking, woodworking, welding


Onward We Ride

Posted by OldBones-Larry Jan 8, 2017

I just arrived at the entrance to NML with the fresh supplies and camels. They are being stocked away now. The camels are being watered and put into the rest pen for now. 

I saw Susan and Terrie about a day back. I'm not real sure how Susan is going to play those instruments unless she is carrying a generator. 

I met many others out there. Everyone seemed to be doing OK. Minor issues plague them daily I am sure. 

I urge all the travellers to rest at each oasis to recharge for the next part of your journey. Stay as long as you need to so you have the strength to meet the challenges. 

Beware of the pitfalls Ol' Nic has placed out there. If something doesn't look right, avoid it at all costs. 

We destroyed many traps on our trip across the desert.

Several of Nic's company won't be returning to his place. They are somewhere in the vast reaches of the desert, lost for all time. We left them out there with no supplies. Fair reatment for laying all those traps I think.

I go now to get the rest of these supplies stocked, and will them begin the trip back to the mountain on the other side of NML. 

Safe journey to all on the trail.

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.....

Larry the Caravan Master