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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 9-17-2019, 1:14 PM Thread Starter
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Not looking for sympathy, just saying: I'm 82 and work hard at physical condition. I'm often envied by my younger friends.
OK that said Last Wednesday 9/11 after my mourning three mile walk (but not because of it) I had a heart attack. I was lucky to be at home and the EMTs got there in jig time (prolly saved my life) Turns out one of my arteries decided to plug. Bad news. Cudo's to the Medi facilities here in MT Home AR. From the time of the first 911 call to laying on a bed in recovery with 2 stents 1 1/2 hs.

I'm perfectly fine and back at my regular routine albeit with a new pill.

So if your say 50ish schedule a Angiogram, Dr said my 2 stent are now almost a walk in job with not trauma.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 9-17-2019, 3:48 PM
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This site woudlnt be the same without you, glab you were in the right place at the right time.

Now go give somebody on here hell for not listening.

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I'm so glad to hear you are doing ok! I should heed your advice. I'm "riding without a helmet" health-wise--nearly fifty and haven't been to the doc in ages.
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Giv'em hell fog. If any of us are going to hit the centennial, it's gonna be you.

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Holy chit, FOG!!!

Glad you're OK but man, that had to be more frightening than any track day you've ever ridden!

Take it easy and don't over-do things!
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I'm glad to hear you're doing well now. And, thanks for the words of wisdom.
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Good to hear you're doing good.


Both my Mum (82) and my dad (85) had the same issue and procedure as you over the past two years & even living 100 miles from the hospital, were both stented and in recovery with no tissue damage within 5 hours. Both healthy and active people/good diet, non drinkers etc, so yeah, health checks are important.


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Thank God! Sometimes, these things are the best that could happen, as they may prevent something far worse.

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Scary stuff...glad to hear you are well.
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I'll echo ducatiman's comment. Glad you are well. Also, that you continue to take your health seriously and exercise regularly. Probably saved your life as much as the EMTs and the stents.



I consider myself lucky. I'm 53 (since last week Tuesday) and both in good health and in a regular check up routine. Not just because I want to, but because the VA is set up that way.



Getting to a doctor on a regular basis will help with monitoring cholesterol and body fat (liver) as well as blood work and urine samples to keep track of things like blood sugar levels and enzymes from liver and kidney functions.



Once again FOG, glad to hear you're alive and well enough to let us all know.....sean


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Glad to hear you just scored another big win, FOG. Keep on keeping on.....
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Glad to hear you're OK! The EX500 world would be in a world of hurt without you! Take care of yourself!
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 9-20-2019, 6:15 PM
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Glad to hear you made it through and are on the road to recovery.
Best wishes FOG.
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Glad you made it through it! God Speed and stay well, if you rest you rust, we are meant to be bodies in motion. You helped me out in the past and I am really appreciative of it! Peace.
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