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theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 7/7/2014 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   
tongue 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.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

Post Edited (THE HAPPY TURTLE) : 7/7/2014 5:06:17 AM (GMT-6)


JungRulz
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Date Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts : 394
   Posted 7/7/2014 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome smilewinkgrin

You've been through a lot, I see you're a seasoned poster on HealingWell.

Just curious, what do you mean by "going back o/s in a week", that's one I just can't seem to figure out?

Glad to see you here, wish you health and healing.

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20134
   Posted 7/7/2014 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
thx jungrulz. seasoned poster, i like that. for me it means i have been around too long and bugging too many people!! lol. oh, i am heading overseas, now in under a week, the guys on bi-polar, anxiety and depression forums are just as excited as me, counting down the days. am seeing my partner, been apart a year. very excited. thx for the kind words. healing thoughts to you.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

stkitt
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   Posted 7/8/2014 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
HT,
 
Hello and I am so glad you posted here in the Heart forum.  I am hoping the other members read your post as you are a shining example of someone that has had many of tough breaks and yet here you are sharing your story with other members.
 
Please feel comfortable in posting any questions of concerns re your heart condition, BP problems ETC.  Here in this forum we have some very wise members.  You have met JR - he has a wealth of knowledge as well as will look for info on the internet that speaks to your questions.
 
You will find this forum does not win any checkered flags for speeding by but the info here is unique as well as the topic.
 
I am thinking of you daily as your prepared for your trip.  Stay well and know seeing your mate will bring you much joy.
 
Blessings,
Kitt
 
 
 
 
~~Kitt~~
Moderator: Anxiety/Panic
and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.


"She Stood in the Storm & When the Wind Did Not Blow Her Away, She Adjusted Her Sails."

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20134
   Posted 7/8/2014 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
cheers kitt. am enjoying slowing down on the forums. will do me good to take the foot of the pedal.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE PERSONALITY DISORDER

RAPID CYCLING BI-POLAR DISORDER

REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.
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