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Colpy
#1
So Friday March 24, or whatever.......I'm sitting in front of the Computer at like 3AM and I get VERY dizzy.......time to go to bed, where I get a pain in in left arm, then across my back. Alarmed, I get up to get aspirin............and can't get down the stairs. Call 911 (wife feeds me aspirin.....smart girl) off to hospital by ambulance..

We get in ER, I am embarassed. You know, little arthritis, too stupid to go to bed when I'm tired. I sitting joking with the nurses (SLOW night) while they hook me up to an EKG machine. "Lay still" they ask, and Suddenly there seem to be a dozen people standing around the bed all trying desperately to sacrifice me to the Great God of Pincushions......

Long Story short.........I'm on Day Two home after quadruple bypass syrgery.

Anybody want to talk Medicare?



Later, This just tired me out.
 
snfu73
#2
I don't know who you are, but, wow, scary stuff. Glad to see you are okay...that's a good thing..

So, about medicare....lol...
 
Jay
#3
Welcome back, Colpy!


Take it easy eh?
 
talloola
#4
Oh my goodness, what a scare, glad your back, glad everything looking good. I know what that all
feels like, as my husband had a massive heartattack 16 years ago, and survived that also, and is
doing great ever since.
He had no surgery, as damage was done, and the rest of his heart was healthy.
Take good care now, and get on with life, your heart will probably be better than ever, and life will
look better than ever from here on in.
And, as a person who does a lot of sewing, I can definitely picture the 'pin cushion' thing. lol
Very scary, brought back lots of memories, don't want to go through that again, (and it wasn't even me), but when it's your partner, it might as well be, as you probably well know.
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TekJansen
#5
Holy crap! I'm glad you're still kickin!

I have heard that a spoonful of hot sauce can have a similar effect to the aspirin treatment in an emergency situation. Ever heard that?

(You prolly don't know me. I started off as 'Rar! I'm a scary monster!'...but i'm still a n00b here)
 
Zan
#6
Welcome back Colpy,

Sorry to hear of your troubles, but glad to see you are on the mend.

geeze... that's why it really bites when people just don't show up when you're used to seeing them around... no way to know if they ran into problems or just got bored and wandered off... always nice when they make their way back and let us know what's up.

We still have one of our long timers MIA... wish she'd make an appearance.

Take it easy Colpy... and uhhhhh maybe stay outta the heated threads around here.... for awhile at least.
 
selfactivated
#7
Oh Sweetheart Im so glad your Ok.....I'll add you to my nightly healing intentions if thats ok *gentle hugs* Be Werll......So Mote It Be!

Tam
 
Tonington
#8
Glad you're OK Colpy. I saw a post of yours today and got to wondering, where had you been over the past days?

Take care of yourself.
 
DurkaDurka
#9
Glad to hear you are ok Colpy, take care!
 
hermanntrude
#10
hey welcome back dude. we all missed you. wondered what had happened. Glad to see you back.
 
I think not
#11
And to think today I was going to start a "Where is Colpy?" thread.

Glad to hear you're ok.
 
EagleSmack
#12
Welcome back Colpy... I too wish you good health and a quick recovery.

Take it easy on the Canadian Bacon from here on out and get well soon.
 
#juan
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

So Friday March 24, or whatever.......I'm sitting in front of the Computer at like 3AM and I get VERY dizzy.......time to go to bed, where I get a pain in in left arm, then across my back. Alarmed, I get up to get aspirin............and can't get down the stairs. Call 911 (wife feeds me aspirin.....smart girl) off to hospital by ambulance..

We get in ER, I am embarassed. You know, little arthritis, too stupid to go to bed when I'm tired. I sitting joking with the nurses (SLOW night) while they hook me up to an EKG machine. "Lay still" they ask, and Suddenly there seem to be a dozen people standing around the bed all trying desperately to sacrifice me to the Great God of Pincushions......

Long Story short.........I'm on Day Two home after quadruple bypass syrgery.

Anybody want to talk Medicare?



Later, This just tired me out.

Been there, done all that. All that except for the surgery. In my case they did what they call angioplasty. They put in a few stents to open up the offending arteries.

Colpy, go along with the exercize they will be reccomending. In a month you will be walking a mile....In three months you will be running a mile....After that the sky's the limit.

Am I right if I say your heart is less sore than where they got the replacement arteries from?

Hang in there. Glad you're back.....
 
tracy
#14
I was wondering where you'd been! I'm glad you were well treated and made it home safe and sound. Rest up and hope you feel back to 100% soon
 
Curiosity
#15
Oh Colby - so glad you have cleared up the missing man mystery!

I kept waiting for someone to say where you were.

I thought perhaps Aruba, or Hawaii, or France......

No matter - you are back well and better than before. Your wife is an angel knowing what to do bless her.... and I hope she gets some time off and a present when you are frisky again ....

Welcome back son.....take it easy and get as much sympathy as you can wring out of folks who love you!!!
 
karrie
#16
Ack! Scary stuff Colpy. It made me think of my family. We all get flare ups of chest pain from time to time due to various arthritic conditions. Someone in our family holding their left arm in pain is a constant occurance. I'm glad you didn't pass it off as just arthritis and head to bed.
 
tamarin
#17
Colpy, good to see you back! Judging by your picture you're better than ever! But don't rush it. It's time to pay attention to whatever is needed to speed your recovery. You'll be wonderful!
 
Sparrow
#18
Glad you are back Colby. We were all worried but now we can relax.

It sure is a shock when they give you the news, isn't it. When similar happened to me and they told me that I needed 2 artificial valves I though they were crazy. But here I am 12 yrs later and kicking up more dust than before.

Don't over do it and for heavens sake listen to you doctors and of course your wife. You were lucky to have her close by when this happened. Thank her for me for what she did.
 
ottawabill
#19
omg COLPY...WAS WONDERING WHERE YOU'VE BEEN!!! Wow!!! Hope your well soon, need all the help I can get here hahaha!!!

Good thing we have wives to stop us from ignoring everything eh??

bill
 
Dexter Sinister
#20
Whoa Colpy! Glad you got help in time. Your wit and wisdom add much to this place, it wouldn't be the same without you. A close one, but close doesn't count except in horseshoes. And nuclear bombs. And, apparently, postal service.

Glad you came back to tell us what's happened to you, I was getting a little concerned and was about to try organizing a search party. With good reason, it seems. Take care.
 
L Gilbert
#21
Yeah, after I got back (I had mere kidney stones), I was wondering where you'd gotten to. Good to see you.
You tell me your medicare stories and I'll tell you mine.
 
temperance
#22
you're alive ,no infection ,came home with your own organs and legs ,good job!! --you got you're moneys worth ?

I'm being sarcastic ,glad you're OK so far
 
RomSpaceKnight
#23
Been there done that. Last April 18th I suffered a heart attack. Had to be jump started twice. Luckily the pain in my back had sent me to emerg. I collapsed about 15 minutes after arriving. A week and half later I had quad bypass. I'm only 44. Runs in the family, high cholesterol. My bro died at 38, my mum at 46, her bro at 47.

Every day you will feel better, I did. Recovery is not too bad. Take your meds, get your exercise and watch your diet. Low fat no salt added. Keep active as best you can and within docs limits. I got a stress test due on the 28th. I'm hoping they take of my heart rate limit of max 138. I'm on Crestor and daily dose of ASA. My Nova-metropol (beta blocker) script ran out and docs don't seem inclined to renew it. Was on that for 9 months. I take a one a day vitamin for the B6, B12 and folic acid. I started to suffer some depression and am on an anti-depressant. Keep active and don't mope around and you might avoid that. depression is common after a heart attack but not a given.

Welcome to the zipper in the chest club. Are you walking around with a little red pillow?

Best of luck to ya, man.
 
selfactivated
#24
Colpy,
Ive been talking to a mutual friend (better?) and he wanted me to tell you

Quote:

Hey Colpy, I'm using selfs body to send you my sincerest "get better buddy". I've been banned, as I'm sure you have already figured out. Good thing you're the stuff legends are made of, a lil old heart glich won't stop a man like you. Take care of yourself, we need more good guys like you.
CDNBear

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Colpy
#25
Thanks for all the good feelings, all you good people.

It is a priviledge to hang with a bunch like you.
 
Curiosity
#26
Colpy

Morning! Take it slow and easy - let yourself heal and enjoy your day!!
 
Libra Girl
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

So Friday March 24, or whatever.......I'm sitting in front of the Computer at like 3AM and I get VERY dizzy.......time to go to bed, where I get a pain in in left arm, then across my back. Alarmed, I get up to get aspirin............and can't get down the stairs. Call 911 (wife feeds me aspirin.....smart girl) off to hospital by ambulance..

We get in ER, I am embarassed. You know, little arthritis, too stupid to go to bed when I'm tired. I sitting joking with the nurses (SLOW night) while they hook me up to an EKG machine. "Lay still" they ask, and Suddenly there seem to be a dozen people standing around the bed all trying desperately to sacrifice me to the Great God of Pincushions......

Long Story short.........I'm on Day Two home after quadruple bypass syrgery.

What a dreadful time you and your wife have been through. Take care, and I hope that you continue to improve in health Colpy.
 
jimmoyer
#28
What a story Colby. Thank God you were not living home alone. My Dad
fell from a stroke and lied on the floor for 4 hours before my sister found him.
The buddy system. We got a couple of friends living alone we check on.
Wish you well Colby. Selfishly I might add, since your reasoned voice balances some
of our more funnier wacko posters !!

 
Kreskin
#29
Welcome back Colpy. Take care of yourself. They say such life changing events often change a person's priorities in life. Things that were important no longer are and vice versa. Family usually goes straight to the top. Glad to see you're on the mend. Live life to the fullest when your feeling up to it.
 
Colpy
#30
[quote=#juan;820685]Been there, done all that. All that except for the surgery. In my case they did what they call angioplasty. They put in a few stents to open up the offending arteries.

Colpy, go along with the exercize they will be reccomending. In a month you will be walking a mile....In three months you will be running a mile....After that the sky's the limit.

Am I right if I say your heart is less sore than where they got the replacement arteries from?

Hang in there. Glad you're back.....[/quote

Yeah, they did the dye test with me Monday Morning after the attack. They had told me they thought my heart was undamaged as my attack was very minor, thanks to the quick application of aspirin and treatment. I expected to be done and out Wednesday...........but then the Doc started saying "oh"..........."Oh". He told me I had three 80 to 90 % blockades, one of which was in a artery "y" section...........which limited options to

1. drug therapy
2. high risk angioplasty.......which means they do one side of the "y", which action blocks the other, causing a heart attack on the table, which they resolve by doing the other side of the "y".
3. see a surgeon

I said "Which fixes me?"

They said "closest to a fix is a surgeon"

I said "Find one"

Then waited until Thursday for the operation.

In this case, I was treated fabulously by our socialized medical system.

You'll be pleased to hear.

And I have so far experienced practically NO discomfort in either incision..........the 7 inch one down the centre of my chest, or the 18" one down my leg.

Wifey says I look like something on the table on CSI.
 
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