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   Posted 11/22/2007 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

On thanksgiving eve of 2005, at about 7:00 pm, I went to the er with what I self diagnosed as a heart attack. They sent me home and said I was fine. That night I woke up at about 4:00 am and had my wife call 911 for excruciating chest pain. I was having a heart attack, and on thanksgiving I had a quadruple bypass. I had 2 arteries that were 85% blocked and one that was 100% blocked.
I have 2 little girls 3 and 6 years old and a wonderful wife of 11 years.
I am so thankful that I went back in there a second time.

The following summer(2006) while on vacation I had my 1st major flare. It took well over a year to get to what I think(and pray) is remission. I can easily say that UC was the harder of the 2 to deal with.
I am so thankful that I found healingwell and all of you wonderful people. You have helped me cope with and treat this ugly demon.

I don't speak up very often, but I wanted to say thanks to everyone and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

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   Posted 11/23/2007 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I have to agree with you Steve, I have had a heart attack and have had 3 stents put in. The pain was actually worse with the heart attack, but the UC is harder to deal with overall. Good thing you went back to the hospital. it is amazing how often they dont catch a heart problem. have a good Thanksgiving and many more. Best of luck to you in the future

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   Posted 11/23/2007 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow. You have been through alot! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!
Tabitha (Tab)

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