kitt welcomed me a little while ago to venture over. in january i had a rather big heart attack. ended up in hospital. next day was in the cath lab, good guys iun there, bloody cold though, was greatful for the toasty blankets. it was found that i had 2 blockages, 1 75 % blocked and the other 50 % -stenting was not happening. 2 weeks later after all the work ups have been done they attempted the double by-pass graft surgery. i went into anaphaltic shock in anaesthesia room. a code was called, was pumped with adrenaline and steroids. ended up in icu for a few days. was intubated. end up back in ward. a week and a bit later they try again, successful. end up on ward, later that night could not breath. tight masks were used and then all of the dr's were swarming aand i ended up in icu for a prolonged stay. i think it was 8 or so days. i was touch and go. i went into renal failure, put on dialysis, obviously they put me to sleep, family were called and i went into heart failure.
well some good news. seen the cardiologist last week. cholesterol perfect, sugars excellent, echo was excellent, a stiff heart, but was advised that this is common for diabetics. kidney results were just ok he said, but they did go through hell, liver was excellent as well. sternum has finally healed. still get discomfort with a big sneeze or cough. i have done the cardio rehab program that was advised and i walk as much as i can. i use a walking stick, re slipped disk and arthritis, along with a myriad of other health probs. but don't we all. i am still short of breath but am pushing as hard as i can. i hope this improves. my lung capacity was shocking, was a heavy smoker. haven't touched one since december. maybe november. surgeon said to me straight up. ' this was caused by 2 things, diabetes and smoking'.
i no longer smoke, diet has changed and i walk as much as i can. going back o/s in a week. will be gone for six weeks. a little anxiety re: regarding stuff, what i can do and can't. my partner lives in a very hilly part of the world. sorry for rambling on. thanks for allowing me to say g'day on your forum. take care, see you all soon. many healing thoughts to you all.
ps. spent 32 days in hospital. let me tell you i was lad to get out!! boy have i learn't a lot about
ya ticker. mine is still strong, good strong beats and flow, as the surgeon said, 'the pipes needed plumbing'!!! still got heaps to learn about
our ticker though. see ya soon.