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Old 03-02-2016, 01:11 PM
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Default Sig Hanson recovering from "WidowMaker"

Get well Sig.

http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.s..._survives.html

Capt. Sig Hansen, the chain-smoking, coffee-chugging star of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, has survived a brush with his mortality. Hansen's daughter, Mandy Hansen, shared a photo on Instagram of her father in a hospital bed with a caption reading: "Capt survived the 'widowmaker' !! Beating a heart attack ain't easy. Welcome back boss".

Hansen skippers the F/V Northwestern, which targets king and snow crabs on Alaska's Bering Sea. His brothers Edgar and Norman serve as deckhands on the boat, and Mandy Hansen was its "greenhorn" last season.

Sig Hansen is 49.


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Maybe he'll quit the coffin nails now...

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Smoking like that is tough on you, get well.
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Damn, he's only 49? Looks older to me. Hard livin' at sea...
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Had to happen, those guys smoke like chimneys.

Having said that, I have been there done that. I am 51 and had a mild heart attack in September. Had a stent inserted in the upper left main artery. My primary doc informed me that blockage is commonly know as the widow maker. I am a non-smoker by the way, never smoked a day in my life.

Get well Sig, quit smoking or it will happen again
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Damn, he's only 49? Looks older to me. Hard livin' at sea...
X2, I thought he was much older than that. I'm sorry but I have a hard time feeling bad for smokers that have health problems related to their smoking habit. I don't understand why you would continue to smoke knowing the health problems you see all the time.
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Damn, just want I want to read the day I turn 49! But those guys live hard lives. Hope you cut the Cigs, Sig.
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its not easy by any means especially when you under extreme pressure
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One thing to keep in mind is that the risk of cancer and heart disease drops really fast once you quit. 1 year out, your risk is cut in half. 10 years out, you're close to someone who has never smoked.
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X2, I thought he was much older than that. I'm sorry but I have a hard time feeling bad for smokers that have health problems related to their smoking habit. I don't understand why you would continue to smoke knowing the health problems you see all the time.
It is an addiction.
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Old 03-02-2016, 02:48 PM
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Must be tough life on a guy. All those guys look old. I though Sig was more like 60.
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I thought he was about 60 myself. Glad to see he survived, he seems like a good guy. Sometimes it takes something bad to happen in order for something good
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Originally Posted by dell30rb View Post
One thing to keep in mind is that the risk of cancer and heart disease drops really fast once you quit. 1 year out, your risk is cut in half. 10 years out, you're close to someone who has never smoked.
Very old wives tale.


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Very few survive that, my Sister did at age 54(now 61), She went into full cardiac arrest and was dead for 4-5 minutes. BIL said she was actually turning blue. Luckily she had no brain damage or any other affects, her Dr was blunt and told her it was just not her time to go. He told us women rarely ever survive that one.

She did smoke at the time and had for years, she QUIT and has not picked one up since that time.


Glad Sig is gonna be ok and hope he give us the chain smoking
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
...I don't understand why you would continue to smoke knowing the health problems you see all the time.
Cuz it's painful to quit....no mystery unfortunately.
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
Your article says this:

The question is "how much of that change is going to be persistent," which she says isn't answered by the study.

It goes on to say nothing about irreversability...I think.
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Only 49, wow. Capt. Phil Harris was only 54 when he passed. I recall watching the show years ago and thinking, how can he survive on cigarettes and Red Bull? Turns out they don't. I hope Sig takes steps to improve his longevity.
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Originally Posted by chrispnet View Post
Cuz it's painful to quit....no mystery unfortunately.
Why do you start? I've never tried smoking but I know a lot of people that smoke. All of them hated the taste and coughing when they first started.....so why did they continue? Every smoker that I know says they wish they would have never started.
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Only 49, wow. Capt. Phil Harris was only 54 when he passed. I recall watching the show years ago and thinking, how can he survive on cigarettes and Red Bull? Turns out they don't. I hope Sig takes steps to improve his longevity.
After Filth....I mean Phil died his son Jake said he smoked 9 1/2 packs A DAY!! Did he ever get a breath of clean air?
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It doesn't really say much regarding it, it does any:

"She says even people who have smoked for decades can benefit from quitting, though "it's going to take longer to take your risk down."
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