OT Heart Attack

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Gday all

As some of you are aware last Sunday in the early hours of the morning whilst holidaying with members of my family at Robe in S.A i suffered a very severe hart attack, it is with much gratefulness due to one hell of a great doctor in Robe i am still alive ..lol...if it wasn't for this doctor and the excellent paramedics who attended me i would not be here right now, anyway , the point i wish to make is that the signs were there for quite a while , and me being a stubborn male , as most of us are, i chose to ignore them ,( some of which i knowingly thought that i was in a bit of trouble )....I was always led to believe that when suffering an attack that you experience pain in the arm , well in my case i didn't have any arm pain at all, just severe chest and neck pain , something i never wish to experience again and most certainly hope that none of my friends, family, or anyone for that matter has to suffer what i went through. Anyway people what i really want to say , is that if any of you even slightly suspect something is amiss DO something about it , DONT think for one minute ah its ok , it will go away , cause chances are like me , it wont. Anyway i have been told by my cardiologist providing i take my tablets for the rest of my life , change my eating habits (crikey that's gonna be hard) and drop my excess weight i should go on to live a reasonably normal life , im taking this as a very stout warning and fully intend on adhering to my docs instructions , for time being i also have to control my stress and manage my anger a lot better ...lol..( me ? angry ..never...lol)anyway guys and girls , take care and have a great weekend , and thanks to those that have already answered to Lukes post .......Cheers.....Dave

One mention i forgot is the thanks to the great job the RFDS do , the flight from Kingston to Adelaide couldn't have been any better , and it really helps when your in so much pain and you have a great bunch of people there trying to make you as comfortable as possible , and also continuously reassuring you....i know who all my donations will be going to from now on.

P.S....If you ever suffer a attack like mine , hope like hell you don't have to get member Luke S.A to drive you from the camp site to meet the Ambulance in Robe .....an attack in itself ...lol...sorry Luko

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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 23:42

Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 23:42
Dave,

Glad to hear you're on the mend. Had mine nearly 12 months ago. We're the lucky ones that got a warning.

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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:37

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:37
Gramps

Thanks mate , yes we certainly are the LUCKY ones

Cheers.......Dave
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 23:42

Friday, Jan 04, 2008 at 23:42
G'day Dave...... Glad to see you back at the key board so soon mate.....

You keep taking your tablets and taking care of yourself.

I'm hoping you will still be able to do most of the things you have been able to do; if maybe a bit more relaxed as you do so!! After all, you've got those strong sons of yours to attend to your every need.....get 'em workin' for ya!!! LOL

Cheers and keep well

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:40

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:40
Roachie

Thanks mate......looking forward to the next YP4WD club newsletter , re Cool hand Luke ....hahaha, it was very interesting making him trip leader for the days we were in Robe

Cheers.....Dave
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 00:18

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 00:18
I second that !

My blood pressure was 165/95 and my doctor said "you really should have a Cardiac Stress Test". But I had no other symptoms, so I put it off, and off.

Until one morning all my lower teeth hurt and I had a diffuse pain across my back - they aren't heart-attack symptoms, so off to work I went. The pains came and went, then got persistent, so off to the Hospital I went - and when the pains came back, the doctor said "You're having a heart attack" - so I had to believe him !

I was lucky - it was a partial blockage and I got to hospital quickly - so there was no heart muscle tissue killed off.

I now go jogging every morning and it's extremely hard to get me stressed - I know it could kill me !

Don't wait until you get shortness of breath - I had none - even running up a sand-dune the day before.

HEART ATTACKS CAN KILL IN MINUTES. Only some of us are lucky enough to ave survivable heart attacks.

Having a Stent put in is quick and painless - I watched them do it !






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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:45

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:45
G'day Mike

When i had my Angiogram they actually went in through my wrist instad of the groin, even though i didnt end up having a stent put in it was certainly interesting being able to watch all the going ons on the monitors....not that it made much sense ..lol.

Cheers.....Dave
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 00:23

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 00:23
"OT Heart Attack" - definitely not Off Topic !

People travelling in remote areas have to be so much more careful about checking whether they are developing heart atack symptoms.

It could take days to get to hospital - what could be a no-damage heart attack in the city, would and up killing you, or leaving your heart muscle so damaged, your life will never be the same.
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Follow Up By: DIO - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 11:10

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 11:10
Well whos getting ready for an outback trip?
Don't forget to give the vehicle a complete check, replace any suspect parts, probably all of the fluids, ensure that there's no chance of overheating, the tyres are up to it, radios work OK, batteries top shape, fridge doing what it should, you've decided on what food and how much booze to load, extra fuel wouldn't be a bad idea along with a few spare parts. Now it's probably a chance to double check and make sure that nothing has been overlooked, can't be too careful out there hundreds of km's from the nearest settlement. Boy it's great to get away and enjoy the open spaces, lack of traffic and day to day hassles. Hang on, haven't you forgotten something particularly if you're over 50, carrying a bot of extra girth, like a few too many beers (or grog), smoke, lead a relatively passive lifestyle - what about a health check up too. As has been previously stated, a heart attack several hundred km's away from emergency assistance will most likely kill you. How would you're wife or partner cope, could they use any emergency equipment (if it wasn't already too late), could they manage to drive your vehicle and anything attached to it, could they manage - if required to get your body into the vehicle and then find their way out of the beaut location you chose because of it's remoteness and tranquillity (some would say - what a place to die). Hope you're COMPLETELY PREPARED for that trip. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:48

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:48
G'day DIO

You really make some good points there mate , in all honesty , who would really ever think....

Cheers......Dave
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 00:40

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 00:40
Glad to hear you made it Borgy, what a scare for you all.

I concur with the RFDS, they are on my list of 'to donate to'

Cheers & keep well.

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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:52

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:52
G'day Dunworkin

Thanks mate , as for RFDS , them and St John ambulance are at the TOP of my list...

Cheers......Dave
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 08:01

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 08:01
Dave,
Very pleased your ok, got me doing some serious thinking.
With my age, weight and life style, I'm well into heart attack territory.

Cheers...Lionel.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 08:03

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 08:03
Lionel,

Good thinking. You don't always get a second chance.

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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 12:59

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 12:59
G'day Lionel

Thanks for your comments mate, just let me say this Lionel, if you are any bit concerned at all about your health mate, DO something about it, for months i would wake during the middle of the night with a very fast racing heart beat , and at times so intense i swear i could actually hear it beating, never told anyone this , just thought she'll be right ...haha...also would wake in mornings with severe left shoulder and neck pain , used to just think , its just the way i slept , same again , ..haha...wrong again, apparently all warning signs that i should have queried. I'm 47 yrs old , overweight, diabetic,and in general didn't really pay much attention to the things i ate and the stupid crap i used to stress over. Believe me all this has now changed, this attack was the most frightening thing i have ever experienced and i never want to put myself or my family through it again. One thing i will remember forever is the day my 5 yr old granddaughter Zoe came to visit me in hospital , and said Poppa i will remember you forever when you are in heaven , she had this thought embedded in her mind that anyone who goes to hospital doesn't come home , result of her other grandpa dying in hospital just 3 weeks ago , also a good friend of our family who she she used to know as uncle Bob dying nearly 2 yrs ago......anyway mate , enough of my rambling ....just get your arse into gear and get checked over ....Take care ........Cheers......Dave
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Follow Up By: slave - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:52

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:52
This story was bad enough until you said how old you were, now that is really really close to home.
I have had high bp for over 18 years ( well it was only found out then due to my first pregnancy), and been on meds for about 3 and a family history of and a father that had a double bypass 8 years ago. It doesn't look good for me does it???


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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 16:35

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 16:35
G'day Mrs S

"It doesn't look good for me does it???"

Seriously , it doesnt have to be that way , providing you dont do as i did and ignore any signs , or just generally dont look after yourself, you can go on and enjoy a perfectly normal happy life .....just remember , NO STRESS eat healthy and dont be scared to tell your doc if you think something is amiss and you'll b fine....

Cheers......Dave
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Follow Up By: slave - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 15:19

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 15:19
My post would have made a lot more sense if the words that I put through spell check stayed in the post !

I have been on blood pressure tablets for 18+ years and cholesterol tablets for about 3 along with a family history of diabetes.

I certainly do watch what I eat a lot more now.

Mrs S

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 08:18

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 08:18
Borgy, reading Luke's story when I heard about this my wife (30 yr registered nurse) said Lucky he wasn't on the beach.

Great to hear you are on the mend.
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:55

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:55
G'day Bonz

Thanks mate,...... yes if it had happened on the beach i most certainly wouldnt be here writing this today...

Cheers.......Dave
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 09:18

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 09:18
Hi All

In 2005 I had high cholestrol, my doctor sent me for a check up re
Heart Scan sort of thing, $600-00 worth, result was my main artories
were 50% blocked, referred to heart specialist, had 3 stents put in
my artories. after the procedure, he told me he had good news,
my artories were not 50% blocked, they were 90% blocked,
I had no symptoms at all ect, no pain, the day before the procedure
I was digging a trench and using a jack hammer, and doing plumbing.
now I take tablets for the rest of my life, and watch my diet.

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Reply By: Mal and Di - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 09:30

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 09:30
Glad you made it mate. As one who now takes a "bucket full" of pills daily you just remember what the other option is and get on with life.
God bless you.
Mal and Di
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:02

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:02
G'day Mal and Di

Thanks to both of you , .....yep bucket full of pills , small price to pay.....

Cheers......Dave
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Reply By: Member No 1- Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 09:57

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 09:57
good to read that your on the mend ....
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:03

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:03
Thanks No 1

Cheers......Dave
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Reply By: Stephen M (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:26

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:26
HI Dave, glad to hear your on the mend and still with us. I watched waiting for 10 minutes while my dad had three consecutive heart attacks while waiting for the ambo's and can still remember it to this day when they used the paddle thingo's on his chest wasnt nice to watch so I also hope whoever was around you, family etc are also ok as it could play on there mind especially a young child. Keep those tablets going and all the best in the future. My old man smoked 2 to 3 packs a day chain smoker from the age of 14 to when he had his attacks at 53 doctors told him one more and next time he wont make it. Stoped smoking and never touched another one amazing how some thing like a major scare made him stop and yet he tried so many times prior. Take it easy look after yourself and dont get stresed. Stress is a huge killer. Take Care Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:27

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:27
G'day Stephen

Sorry to hear about your Dad mate. My wife and son were with me at the time and although they had the paddles ready at one stage they didn't end up having to use them, i actually had 3 attacks , one major one just b4 ambulance got to me , one whilst in the ambulance on the way to the local doctors clinic in Robe and then another minor one whilst on the RFDS flight from Kingston to the airport in Adelaide.....as for the smoking , i gave it away almost 6 yrs ago a very good decision according to the cardiologist......Now its just stress , i stress so bloody easily , bugger knows why , probably something to do with having 4 sons ...lol...but they have all been warned not to bring any of their probs with them when they come to visit , cause the new me isn't interested anymore ...sounds harsh , but that's just the way it has to be, i still have to much of this great country of ours i wanna see b4 i leave ...lol....anyway mate thanks for your comments ....


Cheers.......Dave
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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:17

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:17
Was just talking to Dazza (above reply) and am going to chase up and see if I can have the same procedure as he had just purely for check up. Im 40 this year and they say this is the age and upwards of being in the danger period. My brother died 9 years ago and was alot younger then me from heart issues so has made me think a bit more about it now Im hitting the big 4 0 mark and reading this post has given me a bit of a reminder to pull my finger out my ar@e and get things checked out a bit more. All the best and yes still heaps more to see and do. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Member - Bentaxle - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:34

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:34
Borgy
You're one of the lucky ones. In last Oct I had pains in my chest but they were not indicative of heart attack, all other symptoms were normal, BP 120/80 ECG scan normal, outcome was that following an angiogram I had to have emergency open heart surgery and a quadruple bypass. Turned out I had 5 blockages, 2@99%, 2@80% & 1@50%. My advice to anyone who has chest pains no matter how small get it checked out.

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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:31

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:31
G'day Mike

Lucky one for sure mate .....how do you get on now after your quadruple?? are you on medication ??.....Yes mate i strongly suggest to anyone , if you have any chest pains at all , get checked

Cheers.......Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Bentaxle - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:15

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:15
Borgy
Everything is OK now the surgeon reckons I've been given another 20yrs life but have to be careful at the moment on what I lift as the breastbone takes awhile to heal and still have some pain on left side of chest as a result the surgery but that willease in time, will be on pills for rest of life but that is a small price to pay.

Apparantly I'm now a fully paid up member of the ' Zipper Club '.

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Follow Up By: Stephen M (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:32

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:32
Hi Mike, I thought alot of it now was keyhole surgery or is that for some thing else to do with the heart and not as serious as yours obviously was ?? My old mans cholesterol was only 3.2, BP prior to attack was in the normal range 130/82 no previous heart issues, and only had one blockage but was I think for memory was only like 65% blocked. They didnt even use the balloon or a stent just thinned his blood out put himon permanant medication like yourself. They put him on cholesterol tablets (not sure why but obviously a reason) blood pressure tablets (cartia), and was on blood thinning tablets (Astrix). They put his all down to stress ?? So shows stress is a huge killer. Glad to see your on your way to a full recovery but geeze it must have been painfull for some time. Bad enough when you get a cold and your coughing heaps and the chest hurts let alone what you have had done.All the best Regards Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 16:44

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 16:44
Gday Mike

A good old mate of mine had triple bypass a couple of years ago , and then a few months later had to be opened up again because of something to do with his Aorta....he now has stitches from just above his never regions to the bottom of his neck ......he calls it his Adelaide to Darwin rail line , with the lower section being Adelaide , as he reckons its a prick of a place...lol

Cheers........Dave
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 22:50

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 22:50
Mike,

As another member of the "Zipper club" I can vouch for how long the breastbone takes to heal. My quintuple was done 12 months ago come February. It still lets me know there is some SS wire holding me together every time I sneeze or have a coughing fit (not many of those, thank God).

A couple of numb spots on the chest and leg where they removed some veins for the bypass. They used glue instead of stitches in the leg.

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Reply By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 11:15

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 11:15
Glad to read you are ok Dave.
I recently went in for a prostrate test & found out that I had excessively high blood pressure. I now take coversyl tablets & hope this will reduce the problem of blocked arteries.
Heart attack is certainly not limited to old age.
Your comments on stress & anger management are spot on.
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:38

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:38
G'day Vince

Thanks mate .....Yes heart attack is certainly not limited to old age , ( Im only 47 even though the kids refer to me as old ...lol)even though i was guilty of thinking that way until a friend of mine in USA died of heart attack last year at age 45, i think the worst thing though is most of us are guilty of thinking NO theres nothing wrong with me , its just a little muscular pain , or something like that , Heart attack, me??.... NEVER!! ...hahaha...

Cheers ......Dave
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Reply By: Member - Barnesy (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 12:43

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 12:43
Glad that you are back on your feet again. As it has been mentioned above this post is not OT. It's very relevant.

I have many people (mainly middle aged blokes) come into my emergency department with generalised chest pain that turns out to be nothing and they apologise for wasting my time! It's definitley not wasting my time.

If anyone has any concerns, new or abnormal pain/discomfort about anything please get it checked out.

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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:35

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:35
Barnesy

Thanks mate , certainly agree with your comments about abnormal pain /discomfort

Cheers......Dave
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Reply By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:31

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 13:31
G'day everyone

Thanks for all your comments , im certainly glad i am still here and able to do one of my favourite things , logging onto EO and reading all the posts about anything and everything , certainly makes for some great entertainment at times ..lol.....
I consider myself very lucky that i have been given this second chance, as i know some people don't get the chance , well after having the angiogram the cardiologist have told me that i have 2 blockages in one of my arteries , apparently one at the top of the artery which they possibly would have been able to open with a stent , but where the artery narrows on a bend they wouldn't be able to place a stent and would only be able to fix with surgery , so they decided not much point in placing the one stent when it basically would have null effect without fixing the other ....so now i will have to take some blood thinning tablets along with other tablets , ( no im not going to name them all ...lol..to bloody big words for me ) all up with diabetic control and blood pressure control i have to take 14 tablets of a morning , only 2 at lunch time and a further 6 at tea time, small price to pay i think , considering the possible outcome if i choose not to take them. ......So there you go , meet the new rattling Borgy...lol... hope to see you all at Innaminka later on this year

Cheers......Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:20

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 14:20
Hi Dave
Glad things are OK, I have changed the terminology from tablets to
chemicals, my cook calls me Chemical Man.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:15

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:15
G'day Daza

Thanks mate , i thought the chemical man thing was pretty good ...lol...how many pills are you on daily??

Cheers.......Dave
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Reply By: Gob & Denny(hampton park vic) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:18

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:18
goodday dave
glad you are on the mend i had my stent inserted about 3 yrs ago and been ok since but still get a few pains
i reckon david should start a new column
diabetic stents and heart attacks some of us qualify for the lot

steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:23

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:23
G'day Steve

Thanks mate , I have a question for you though, you say you still get a few pains , do you ever start wondering if everything is ok?? I have thought about this and wonder what the hell i will think the first time i ever get a bit of pain or whatever in the chest....Take care mate

Cheers.....Dave
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Follow Up By: Gob & Denny(hampton park vic) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:03

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 20:03
goodday dave
3 times since it all happened i have had to use the anganine spray just to be safe doctors seemto feel everything is ok i get a quick reminder if i eat a bit of fatty food i shouldnt be having i go and have a lie down and a relax and things seem to be ok again

but i still query the doc when i see him
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Reply By: Voxson - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 17:42

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 17:42
Dave,

I am glad you are here to write this mate.
It is in your hands now,, the doorbell has rang,, now you answer it..

Sometimes i worry about "the what if factor".......
What if we get crook while we are in way out places.

Couple of times last year i wondered the what if...
I thought about it at Kalpower in Lakefield Nat Park,,, and also at Chili Beach...
There would be no chance of survival if minutes mattered...

It is so critical to be in good shape isnt it for these trips we do.??

Take care....

PS. Leave the dvd's to me if something reoccurs... lol..
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:41

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:41
G'day Grant

"PS. Leave the dvd's to me if something reoccurs... lol.." Ya cheeky bugger....lol

Thanks mate , can ya guess what i'll be doing for the next few weeks?? bugger all , sitting here watching those DVDS all over again, oh well at least they will remind me of what i have to look forward to once im sorted out again ......I tell ya something , cant believe how much a bloody heart attack knocks ya around, feel buggered so quickly....then again that might be from being woken so many times during the night whilst in hospital....just doze off ...all of a sudden bloody torch light in ya eyes ...sorry Dave , its time for another blood test , or time to test your BGL's again, dont get me wrong , the Doctors and all the nurses (especially the good looking kiwi one..lol..)were all fantastic, but i think sometimes you can recover at home much quicker, just the fact that your in familiar surroundings....did i mention that kiwi nurse??oops yes i did.... must be these new drugs ...lol....lost count of the amount of times i got her to say six for me ....hahaha

Cheers......Dave
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 22:11

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 22:11
Glad to see you are on the mend and most of all still here to tell the tale. Just means everytime you get stuck now those boys will have to dig you out. Don't want to go straining anything afterall.
Hope to catch up one day.
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:34

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:34
G'day David

Thanks mate, strange thing is i dont even feel as though anything happened to me , just whenever i walk somewhere i get tired very quickly , but Doc reasssured me that will pass eventually.....As for getting stuck anymore , i dont intend to let that happen ....no more following Luke ....lol....crikey , i thought i taught that boy good , how mistaken....

Will catch up with you one day David.....

If you read this Luke , im only taking the piss out of ya mate ....Along with Mum ya did an excellent job of getting me to the ambo , and looking after me until they got there.........

Cheers......Dave
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 22:21

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 22:21
Well its great that you are here to write your tales Borgy, the key is in the pearly gates my friend, and as you say its up to you to stop them opening.
We are all of the age to worry about such events in our lives and keeping stress down is a difficult thing to do.
I was going to answer lukes post, but havent had time yet, but saturdee night with a nice cold drink and the coolest place is under the A/C, here goes.
Now i have a couple of theories,
Firstly, anybody that takes 3 nissans to robe beaches without a toyota escort would have to be a stressful experience !
Boy, some people never learn!
Secondly having Luko and Reenie as trip leaders would have to be a stressful time, knowing who they have been 4wding with in the last 12 months ! LOL
Thirdly, knowing Roachie is a stressful experience we have all had to endure with a lifetime impact.
So mate, here is the medication you need, firstly upgrade to a toyota, stop going to the beach without me, and dont start listening to Roachie and the PB 0.5 !

Cheers mate catch up soon, Pesty
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Follow Up By: Member - Littleborgy (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 23:53

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 23:53
"upgrade to a toyota"

UPGRADE to a Toyota?!?! Sorry mate, don't see that happening... He's gotta REDUCE stress, not increase it. LOL

Cheers, Brad
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:50

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:50
G'day Pesty

Thanks mate, im not gonna comment on your theories...lol...No stress...haha...I'll let the boys make comments for me ...they can run faster than me ....hahaha

Will have to catch up with ya

Cheers.......Dave
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Reply By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 23:22

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 23:22
Dave,

Not too much to add, time to really slow down and smell the roses.

47...not old by anyones standards, but none of us have a choice
when..

Like all the others here I am so glad that you are still around to enjoy life.

You have good people as friends and family and that means a great deal.

Thank you for sharing your experience,,,,,,,,but I just hope I do
not have to put it into practice..;)))


cheers
Michael

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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:55

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:55
Thanks Michael

"Thank you for sharing your experience,,,,,,,,but I just hope I do
not have to put it into practice..;)))"

I hope you never have to either mate.....something i wouldnt wish upon anybody

Cheers......Dave
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 07:17

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 07:17
Dave,

Just reiterating what everyone else has said.
Glad you are on the mend.
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Follow Up By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:56

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 21:56
Thanks Richard

Cheers.......Dave
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