Will be MIA for a little while....Early birthday present......


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Tuesday, I went to see my GP about some pains in my upper shoulders and back. He ran an ekg......and things escalated, QUICKLY, to a heart cath....,to a scheduled (Wed) quadruple bypass operation. The aorta on the back side of my heart is 100% blocked, the three on the front of the heart are 80% blocked. At 5' 9", 160 #s and CONSTANTLY active (was "slinging" a sledgehammer the day before), this was a TOTALLY unexpected turn of events. Soooooo, if I permanently disappear from the forum, it will not be by choice.
 
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Don't say that please, David! Praise heavens that it has now been discovered and you will be in good care. Sometimes, even very slim people have this kind of trouble. Glad that you have it spotted so early. Stay away from fatty foods might help.

I am sure you will be OK. After the operation, don't sling any more hammer. Please take extreme care with your body even after a successful operation.
 
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David, a friend of mine had a triple bypass last week and she is doing nicely. I'm sue you'll be okay too. Sending good luck your way and healing vibes to follow.

Hugs from this old Canuck.:(
 
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Tuesday, I went to see my GP about some pains in my upper shoulders and back. He ran an ekg......and things escalated, QUICKLY, to a heart cath....,to a scheduled (Wed) quadruple bypass operation. The aorta on the back side of my heart is 100% blocked, the three on the front of the heart are 80% blocked. At 5' 9", 160 #s and CONSTANTLY active (was "slinging" a sledgehammer the day before), this was a TOTALLY unexpected turn of events. Soooooo, if I permanently disappear from the forum, it will not be by choice.
NOT gonna like that post. My prayers and thoughts are with you buddy. I hope and pray it all goes as well as it can and that your recovery is as pain free and as fast as possible. Check in as soon as you can ok?
 
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Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear that @David from Dothan! :cry: That must have been an awful shock, I can't imagine what you and your family must be going through right now. I hope you're in good hands, and we're wishing you all the best for the op on Wednesday. We'll all be thinking of you!
 

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I'm very sorry to hear that David, that must be quite a shock to hear. I am sure we will be seeing you again on this forum in a very short while. It's good that they've got things scheduled so quickly for you, I bet you will be feeling a lot better once this is all out of the way.

Please do keep us posted, we'll be thinking of you!
 
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UPDATE.......Had the surgery on Nov.28th, sent home on Dec. 4th. (with home health). Stay up , moving around for 2-4 hrs followed by 1-2 hrs rest. Now, for me, here's the "bummer"...........I have never, EVER had to take more than 2 pill bottles to the Dr. when I HAD to go to the doctor.......NOW, I need a wheelbarrow........The heart surgeon said this surgery is so traumatic to the body that EVERYTHING gets out of whack trying to deal with it. Home health said that as recovery progresses, a LOT of these meds will drop off. No cardio rehad until, at least, the 5th week.....no driving for 6 weeks......no NOTHING, basically, for 6 weeks. Drinking a lot of pomegranate and tart cherry juice to, hopefully, speed up the healing process.......VERY thankful to be able to spend another Christmas with the ones I LOVE........
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UPDATE.......Had the surgery on Nov.28th, sent home on Dec. 4th. (with home health). Stay up , moving around for 2-4 hrs followed by 1-2 hrs rest. Now, for me, here's the "bummer"...........I have never, EVER had to take more than 2 pill bottles to the Dr. when I HAD to go to the doctor.......NOW, I need a wheelbarrow........The heart surgeon said this surgery is so traumatic to the body that EVERYTHING gets out of whack trying to deal with it. Home health said that as recovery progresses, a LOT of these meds will drop off. No cardio rehad until, at least, the 5th week.....no driving for 6 weeks......no NOTHING, basically, for 6 weeks. Drinking a lot of pomegranate and tart cherry juice to, hopefully, speed up the healing process.......VERY thankful to be able to spend another Christmas with the ones I LOVE........View attachment 47573

David, I am so happy to see your post. Do exactly what the doctors say and we will all be able to enjoy pictures of your garden next summer.
 
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Gotta share this INTERESTING "anomaly" that happened while I was in critical care, after surgery. I am TOTALLY deaf, without my hearing aids. When they allowed the Love of my LIFE to come into the unit, I was DEEPLY sedated (I know.......DUH) and, of course, without hearing aids. She said that as she stood over me.....I responded to EVERYTHING she asked me to do......EVERYTIME, without hesitation. Of course I have NO memory of the hours after surgery.........but to realize that heaven sent assurance was sent by those responses to let her troubled spirit KNOW that everything was gonna be alright, DESPITE what I looked like lying in that bed, may not meet what many would call a miracle.......but it was, at the very least.......a micro, personal miracle......
 

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