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peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 14,797 ✭✭✭✭✭
Some of you know a little bit about what's going on, but now everyone will.

I've been seeing a caardiologist because of fatigue and chest pain when I exert myself too hard like pushing my lawn mower.  She put me through a stress test and an echocardiogram in early November that showed some abnormalities.  That brought me to this morning, undergoing an angiogram to have a look-see at my coronary arteries.  The doc doing the angiogram said I couldn't go home but needed to take an ambulance ride to a hospital that does heart surgery.  Tomorrow, bright and early they're doing bypass surgery on 4 arteries and replacing the aortic valve.

2-3 days in ICU, 2-3 days in a regular room and I can go home.  No lifting more than 10# for a couple weeks and no driving for 8 weeks.

It kinda sucks.  But in 8-12 weeks I'll be a lot better off than I am now, and have a nice scar to show the grandkids.  And if things go very wrong and I wake up in heaven I don't think I'll be doing any complaining.  So it's all good.

I appreciate your concern and will update this thread in a couple days.


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  • deadmandeadman Posts: 8,793 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Praying for you Peter. Hopefully it’ll get better for you after the surgery 


  • YaksterYakster Posts: 24,401 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll be praying for you, Peter.
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  • jlmartajlmarta Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry to hear this, Peter, but also glad. Glad it was found while it can still have something done about it.  Your chances for a long life will most likely improve and bypass surgery techniques and skills continue to improve. 

    A lot of us have had bypass surgery - mine was in 1994 and my child bride’s in 1995 - and are still around enjoying life. 

    Naturally, our prayers will all continue on your behalf and we’ll look forward to hearing from you again when you’re able. 

    God bless.....  
  • miller65rodmiller65rod Posts: 3,630 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2018

    This make me :'(

    Well the good news is they caught it early before anything major happened. Good luck Peter I am sure everything will go just fine. I will be praying for you buddy.

    My Sis is praying for you as well. She still remembers u.
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  • CalvinAndHoboCalvinAndHobo Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Let us know if there's anything you need. Be it a person to talk to, heart healthy recipes, or a way to kill time via book or television. We're all here for you. 
  • jgibvjgibv Posts: 9,244 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn Peter. Sorry to hear this....wishing you the best & will be thinking of you!  Hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery 🤞

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  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis Posts: 8,029 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't often go the route of prayer but I'll send one out for you, Peter. 
    And I hope you have some cute nurses!
  • IndustMechIndustMech Posts: 4,556 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My thoughts and prayers are with you , Peter. 

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    It'll be fine once the swelling goes down.

  • TX98Z28TX98Z28 Posts: 2,448 ✭✭✭✭✭
    One hell of a 5000th post, damn! I wish you the best Peter and sending prayers your way.
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  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Posts: 2,737 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Praying for you @peter4jc, as sad as it is you are going through this, but happy they found in time to do something. Get well soon.
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  • skydiverDskydiverD Posts: 2,713 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Peter, so glad you got proactive and had that checked out. Could have been much worse. Sorry you have to have surgery and be out of commission for a while. Prayers and thoughts go with you for a speedy recovery my friend!!
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  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 Posts: 4,197 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Peter I’m glad it was identified and wish you a quick recovery. You will be in our prayers. 

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  • GaryThompsonGaryThompson Posts: 952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm so glad your Dr caught this and you have the chance to fix it! I'll be praying for you and your family. 
  • Significant3Significant3 Posts: 2,404 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Prayers! 🙏
  • 0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hope it all goes well.
    Get better. 
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  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Peter, Best wishes to you. You are in our prayers.
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  • firehouseguyfirehouseguy Posts: 996 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Praying for you Peter
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  • genareddoggenareddog Posts: 3,954 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Praying for you brother. 
  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,652 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Best of luck and I'm glad you had the tests done.  Don't get them mad at you by firing up a stogie in the Recovery Room!
  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior Posts: 3,028 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Stay strong Peter. 
  • silvermousesilvermouse Posts: 18,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    best wishes for a speedy recovery. Stay cool and know you are loved.

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  • bert873bert873 Posts: 2,561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sending prayers your way buddy. 
  • ForMudForMud Posts: 2,336 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Contrary to what every ones been saying...... You actually do have a heart after all.  :)

    I'm not normally a praying man, but I will put one out there for you. 
    Best wishes on a speedy recovery too.
  • jd50aejd50ae Posts: 7,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well they don't fool around do they? See it and send you off for the fix. Do what they tell you and get home soon. Thoughts are with you.
  • webmostwebmost Posts: 7,713 ✭✭✭✭✭
    May your insurance cover all
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  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Posts: 3,247 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Take care Peter and keep us posted! Sending prayers to you my friend
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,171 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So that's why you have been so grouchy, you needed a carburetor rebuild!  Best of luck, from the bottom of my heart. 
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  • WylaffWylaff Posts: 5,250 ✭✭✭✭✭
     <3  Love you Peter
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  • Pacman84Pacman84 Posts: 2,748 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Praying for you Peter. Get well soon!
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