Newest Member of Zipper Club

Newest Member of Zipper Club

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    Newest Member of Zipper Club

    Haven't been online for about a week since I had a heart attack early AM on 07-14-11. Underwent Cath procedure to determine extent of blockage only to learn it was a lot worse then expected and was then scheduled for triple bypass on Mon, 07-18-11. So now I'm finally home, doped to the gills, and a 7 1/2" scar straight down my sternum. So it looks like I'm gonna be on vacation for awhile......
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    Welcome to the club BTDT, just be sure to follow the doctor’s orders to the letter. I had mine a year and a half ago and am still recovering. As soon as your doctor advises enroll in a cardiac rehab program, it has helped me speed up my recovery. Best of luck to you and enjoy the pain meds, they change that Clydesdale sitting on your chest to a Yorkie.
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    When I first read the heading I thought you zipped your thang up
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    lol! welcome to the form. and hope you heal ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    When I first read the heading I thought you zipped your thang up
    Less painfull that the open heart sugrery.. Feel better.

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    Yikes. 'Glad you pulled thru it.

    Genetically, I'll likely be in the zipper club too someday. Maybe they'll have zip-locks by then...
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    It's a good thing they have a lot of the medical treatments they do nowadays,something tells me they better have a "crash" cart handy when you get the bill
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    WIll pray for speedy and restful recovery!
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    Prayers sent.
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    Well, I'm not part of the club, and hope to stay that way. But you have my wishes to get better.
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    Glad your home

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBaddaBoom View Post
    Haven't been online for about a week since I had a heart attack early AM on 07-14-11. Underwent Cath procedure to determine extent of blockage only to learn it was a lot worse then expected and was then scheduled for triple bypass on Mon, 07-18-11. So now I'm finally home, doped to the gills, and a 7 1/2" scar straight down my sternum. So it looks like I'm gonna be on vacation for awhile......
    Too bad it takes over 7 years to get new medical products into service in the USA. Check out this site:

    Cardica - Products

    Till I retired I worked on a portion of these products. It accomplishes a bypass thru a small hole in the chest. it attaches the new bypass by cutting the vein and then placing 21 micro staples in just a single click of the trigger (12 micro-seconds or so. Just thought you would be interested.

    Good luck to you. I'm sure you will see great improvements soon. Even tho better is coming your surgery is still light years ahead of what you would have experienced a few years ago.
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    Welcome to the club ... mine was 10 yrs ago this month.

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    Take good care ...
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    Glad you came thru it OK---they told me I was going in for a zipper, then the morning of the operation, my nurse said no, you're geting a stent---that was three and a half years ago---so far, so good. Recover well amigo!

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    So you must be done huggin the pillow...hope you get to do "rehab" it was a big help with me..."rehab" allowed me to get familiar and comfortable with my body and the changes that a 4VCABS gives you...allowed me to test the "new" heart out spin it up.....Been 11years...soon 12 years..never been healthier....no issues..except the amazing Keloid that has taken over my zipper... goodLuck

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    Good to hear that you made it thru the heart attack and the procedure safely! Hang in there and get healed up, and don't rush the recovery. You survived the warning and the fix, I'd say the good lord is smiling on you.
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