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Old 01-01-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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In late October I had a bad chest cold that just kept hanging on. Finally, around the middle of December I went to my family doc complaining of a lack of stamina and shortness of breath A few minutes with his stethoscope, and he exclaimed the problem wasn't my lungs as I thought. I had an irregular heartbeat. The following week started with an EKG, followed by a nuclear treadmill stress test, and then the coronary catheterization. Long story short, I had 3 major coronary arteries that were more than 90% occluded. The good news was there was no heart muscle damage, and I had had no heart attacks. I went into the hospital here in Anchorage on Dec 21, had 3 artery bypass surgery on Dec 23, and home on Dec 29.

Doc estimates a return to work in 6 weeks. I think it is going to be sooner since I can set my own schedule and work a couple hours a day initially.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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Lucky for us it went well. Glad it all worked out for you Griff!
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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Good to hear you caught it in time before something bad happened
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:37 AM   #4
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sounds pretty serious..I'd invite you back to Myrtle to warm up, but we're getting in the 20's tonight. of course, that would probably be a warm up for you.

get healthy my friend.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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Take it easy and get better soon.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:19 AM   #6
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Sorry you had to spend your Christmas in the hospital, but I'm glad you got good care, in time and are home recuperating now. If the doctor says six week take six weeks, enjoy the cold weather
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:20 AM   #7
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Wow Griff, here I thought my family being sick with the stomach bug over Christmas was a big deal. You take care of yourself. Don't let anyone talk you into just sitting around.
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Glad you caught it when you did Griff. Here is to a healthy 2012!
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:18 AM   #9
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Great news on getting fixed up. Had a neighbor who got the three holer. He claimed to feel like a twenty year old when he got healed up..which he thought came from getting blood to some areas which was not used to getting any. He bought a new Corvette and ran off with a good looking 30 year old meth ho. Don't get too rowdy
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Get well my friend.
I'd steer clear of the Texas meth ho's.
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