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I had a wake up call

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    I had a wake up call

    I recently had a very rude wake up call. I suffered a heart attack in late November of 2017. Ended up with three stents and a whoe bunch of new meds. Not what I would call fun. The point I'm making is that I felt fine, no indication that I had two blockages. One was 90% the other 85%. I was lucky to be where I was when it happened. My primary never even hinted there was a problem... Needless to say I now have a new primary and to my great excitement a cardiologist. Recovery is going well. Most recent labs say on the right track. Pay attention, because something like this could end your prepping days or the ability to implement your preps.

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    Glad you are on the mend!

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    Glad to hear you're doing better.
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    Good post, hope you stay on course, just as the Doc ordered!
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    Glad to hear your on the mend. I know all about Cardiologists and pills. Got to watch the old ticker and keep an eye on the pressure.
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    Heart issues can be silent assasins and can strike without prior warning. Glad you are doing well.
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    Had one of those nuclear stress heart tests done. The Doctors said I am fine , with a ventricular ejection fraction of 64%. No idea what that means, but I was average, and most people with blockages are down in the low 40's to 30's.
    But, diet does need to change.
    Its definitely a wake up call when you have these tests, stints, etc..

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    Mine reared it's ugly head starting in the early 90's, . . . searing, stabbing, on-fire, heart pain.

    All tests by different docs, heart cath, etc, . . . found a big fat zero, nothing.

    By late '06, . . . hard exertion was getting impossible. Sprinting was out of the question, . . . even a short jog caused definite breathing problems.

    Early '07, . . . blonde haired, over-aged-cheerleader looking, . . . pulmonary specialist (made the mistake of being annoyed at all her questions, . . . asked when I was going to see the doctor, . . . she explained in her best angry school marm tone, . . . "I AM THE DOCTOR"), . . . she sent me off for a bunch of lung function tests.

    Tests all came back for lungs 100% AOK, . . . when I questioned her about the findings, . . . as she was walking towards the door, . . . she flipped her hand up in the air and told me it was probably my heart.

    I really wanted to say "Yeah, . . . and you're a blonde too", . . . but I didn't.

    Subsequent heart cath a couple months later, . . . voila, . . . aortic valve has a frozen "calcified" flap, . . . standing rigidly at attention, . . . locked in the "upright" position.

    January '08, . . . got a pig valve replacing my original heart valve, . . . life is good again.

    Long and short, . . . pain is God's way of telling us something is wrong. DON'T disbelieve it or shrug it off. My surgeon said I was down to about 6 months before I would have been doing permanent damage to my heart.

    May God bless,
    Dwight
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    Dang! Glad you're still with us. If you don't mind sharing, what's your age? I'm closing in on 50 myself and stories like yours hit close to home like never before.
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