Ailments, Aches & Pains. (Let's hear them here)


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Don't think I've posted on this thread before but maybe being admitted to Stoke hospital with a heart attack on Monday justifies it  No big deal really and not as dramatic as it sounds. Admitted

Thanks everyone , yes it's a relief. Coming back home we spoke about the news I had 10 yrs ago and the emotions we went through. But, I'm still here and I intend to enjoy the rest.

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Go Nonna!!! 

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Thankyou all again . It's good to have friends like you even if I've never met some of you. This to me is what NS is, informational, friendly and caring.

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Been with Paul to the vascular clinic this morning.  The clinic doctor said that they'll see him in 6 months to review the situation with his blocked femoral artery, but for now he should just 'work and walk through the pain' as that is a good thing. !!!  (Presumably to encourage more peripheral arteries to take over from the blocked main one)

 

He said that unless the lower leg and foot are severely compromised  i.e. the  beginning of gangrene and pain all the time, even at rest, then they would prefer NOT to perform a bypass (which would have to be from the groin to below the knee) as the op isn't always that straightforward.. 

 

So, a bit of an anticlimax......  

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I dunno.  I have a completely blocked right ventricular artery in my 'ticker'.  I'm only still here, because there are smaller 'alternate' routes ( called 'collaterals') for blood to get to what remains of my right ventricle.  I was told that the more I excercise and get my heart working (within reason), the more those 'collateral' arteries will develop and the better off I'll be.

 

I was being considered for surgical intervention, but it was eventually decided the risks outweighed the benefits.  I agree.

 

Although I recognise it's an anticlimax for Margie and Paul.. I think it also indicates that the 'experts' think his leg is not in immediate danger.

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I'm presently in the middle of 'tests and referals'.  I'm saying no more at present, because the possible outcomes vary hugely in significance.  Bit scary though.

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Just had two weeks of similar worries Col,,  but results were reason to celebrate,, as I'm sure yours will be,,

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Sorry to read of your health problems Col, I hope all goes well for you. Also for Paul, and any one else going through  worrying illnesses. Over the last few years I have and still are going through worrying times, and as Lizzie has said we will support you. To come onto NS and be able to talk about our  health problems can be a great help, I know it has been for me at times. Best wishes for a good result for you all.xx

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18 hours ago, DJ360 said:

I'm presently in the middle of 'tests and referals'.  I'm saying no more at present, because the possible outcomes vary hugely in significance.  Bit scary though.

must be the High Pavement curse. My right ventricle blocked with fatty tissue, led to the heart attack.  Still here after 12 years, albeit with a "degraded" arterial wall. Medication, decent diet, good coffee and lots of fresh air courtesy of the bike. You often describe some stunning walks round your way, so, stick with it, and good luck.

 

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Hi Phil and thanks.  I've been here 22 years since my heart attack and 'got away with' two small strokes since. One way I look at it is that my Dad only made 56, so any day over that is a bonus and I'm now rapidly approaching 71.

 

My present symptoms.. such as they are, could actually be related to my ongoing heart condition.. which, apart from the direct Right Ventricle damage from the MI, seems to be slowly progressing Left Ventricular failure.  Thing is.. I'm sort of resigned to that anyway. As my Mum's Doc famously said when she complained about developing Angina despite her 'healthy' lifestyle.  " Something's got to kill you Joyce!"

 

On the other hand, there's potentially something serious.. or something very serious going on  and I can only be sensible until I know more.

 

Still.. 'Hey Ho' as they say..  All part of life's rich tapestry.. :)

 

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