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Just 1 More
11-01-2016, 08:22 PM
Since I was turning 54 this year, I decided to take my health more seriously. SOoooo.. Late August I decided to have a heart stress test, they saw something and wanted to do a heart cath to see what it was. I had a hunt scheduled in Kansas and they said go ahead, It doesn't look serious,, SO I went,, Drug 2 does out of creek bottoms and helped drag a 280lb buck a pretty long way,, filled feeders and generally worked my ass off.
When I got back I scheduled the heart cath, then had to cancel and reschedule.. So Oct 10th, I walk in to the hospital for the heart cath and Long story short, I spent my birthday, Oct 12th, having open heart, Quadruple bypass, yep, they cracked me open. I was in ICU 13 days due to complications with the ventilator tube and my throats reaction, almost had to have a tracheotomy. I have a little throat damage that should heal over time but more importantly, I'm alive.
I've never smoked a day in my life, I definitely have,, um, HAD some bad eating and drinking habits but the doctors said this was probably more of a hereditary trait since my dad started having heart trouble at the age of 45.
I'm so thankful that they caught it before I had a heart attack as the heart muscle has suffered no damage and is considered very strong.. now I just need this chest plate to heal. I'll give up this season for many more in the future.

11-01-2016, 08:42 PM
Sorry to hear this, but it's better to take care of this now rather than suffering the consequences from it! Good luck on your recovery and take care of your body!

11-01-2016, 08:43 PM
OMG MAN!!! Wow, that was close and a blessing! So glad they caught it before you had a HA or worse effects!!!

You are so right! Give up this season for many more later! Glad you're on the mend!

11-01-2016, 08:54 PM
Glad they caught it and hope ya mend quick.
My brother went through the same thing,i remember him saying he wasn't aloud to lift anything over 5 pds for awhile.
And saying a gallon of milk weighs 8 pds.
Good luck on your recovery.

11-01-2016, 09:00 PM
Damn man. I'm an RN and worked SICU and in cath labs. Know what you've been thru. Good luck on the mend!!!

11-01-2016, 09:04 PM
Glad they find it now as opposed to when it's too late. Best of luck in the recovery stages

11-01-2016, 09:15 PM
That is some scary stuff! Glad you were able to get it taken care of and on the mend.

11-01-2016, 09:23 PM
Shit! Glad they found it and your healing up now!

11-01-2016, 09:26 PM
WOW! Sorry to hear you went through all that. But it sure beats the alternative! Hope you bounce back fast.

11-01-2016, 09:45 PM
Dang dude, sorry to hear that. Open heart is scary stuff. I had to be stented when I was 41 due to blockage which, to me anyway, was bad enough. Glad you're on the mend. Make sure you follow through on your cardiac rehab.

11-01-2016, 09:56 PM
Sounds like you have the right attitude about it! Glad you are here to post about it. Wishing you a full recovery.

11-01-2016, 10:30 PM
Wish you a quick recovery.
Glad your ok

11-01-2016, 10:52 PM
My dad died suddenly at age 50 from a massive heart attach, he had no clue he had any heart problems. Consider it a blessing they found it before this happened to you. Wishing you the very best on your recovery.

11-01-2016, 11:07 PM
Dude glad you got it before it got you!!!! There will be more seasons in your future!!!!

11-02-2016, 01:16 AM
Thank you for sharing. Sorry you have to go through this and give up a season. Did you have any clues that you had an issue?

11-02-2016, 06:01 AM
Dang man, I'm glad to hear you were proactive and I'm glad that nothing bad happened prior to your surgery. Keep focused on your health and creating healthy habits for the future!

Guys, pay attention to your family history. Genetics, genetics, genetics... if you have bad genes you better be proactive and be your own health care advocate. Most doctors are not going to be an advocate for you. They don't have time and more often than not, they're just going to want to write a prescription for a drug they're getting a kickback on anyway. Do bad habits contribute to health conditions? Absolutely, but not nearly as much as was once believed. It all comes back to your genetics, creating healthy habits and being your own advocate!!

11-02-2016, 07:31 AM
Wishing you a quick and complete recovery. I'm 59, and I've had the same thoughts. Started working out at the local Y back in June. Having TOO much fun to check out yet.

11-02-2016, 07:39 AM
Glad it wasn't worse. Get better soon.

11-02-2016, 08:24 AM
Glad you're ok!

11-02-2016, 08:51 AM
Damn, glad they found out and were able to do something about it before you chanced anything else!! Heal up, you'll have many more now because you had them look into it!!

Just 1 More
11-02-2016, 10:54 AM
Thanks guys, and yes, not supposed to lift anything over 5lbs, And yes, i'm very blessed that they found it before it got me. As far as symptoms, I noticed I couldn't keep up on pipeline route walks, I was stopping more and more to catch my breath. I was having a lot of acid reflux and pains in my upper right chest area.

11-02-2016, 11:41 AM
Glad you heeded the signs buddy... Most don't....

11-02-2016, 12:45 PM
Glad you're on the mend!!