Been offline for awhile, NOT by choice
Woke up 21 Aug with some slight chest pain that went a little up the neck and with some shortness of breath, so thinking that it should be checked out I went to the ER at the local hospital. After explaining my concerns to the nurse at the window it was directed to another nurse inside where I answered some more questions and was chastised for driving myself to the ER. I was then taken to an exam room for some blood tests and x-rays, after a short wait the doctor comes in and informs me that I will be transferred to a hospital in Raleigh.
Upon arriving at the hospital in Raleigh I am whisked into the heart cath unit where I am stripped, shaved (and not where I normally shave) and put in a gown then on to the cath lab, thinking maybe a stint or two and I will be home soon, wrong, was then told I would scheduled for surgery next week.
Tuesday I go in for surgery at about 5pm and come out about 11pm, 4 bypasses and an aneurysm repair later I wake up with what felt like a clydesdale standing on my chest (Mmmm love morphine makes horse get off chest).
On 7 Sep I am told I will be going to rehab facility next day, wake up on 7th and am told that due to some irregular heart rhythms I will be going back to cath lab instead, well next day off to lab and two hours later I am now running on electronic ignition (pacemaker).
Spent a few more days in hospital then was transferred to a rehab facality near home where I stayed until the 24th of Sept then released to go home.
Now I just have to finish healing and get back to the things I enjoy doing, only bad thing is I have to wait three more weeks for the sternum to heal before I can do any shooting.