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Old 11-11-2014, 03:52 PM   #15581
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Four of us Viet Nam vets went to Denny's for breakfast, then to Hooters for lunch. Dinner maybe at Olive Garden as they have a freebe too.

So far, Hooters was the most fun....
I thought about going to Hooters but...well, in all honesty, I am not a fan of the food so I didn't want to waste precious gut room!
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:58 PM   #15582
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Had lunch. At home!

Showered, took a three-hour nap, then went to pick up some new prescriptions.

Normal life resumes tomorrow.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:59 PM   #15583
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Had lunch. At home!

Showered, took a three-hour nap, then went to pick up some new prescriptions.

Normal life resumes tomorrow.
Glad to hear it Walt!!! Congrats on getting paroled from the hospital!
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Had lunch. At home!

Showered, took a three-hour nap, then went to pick up some new prescriptions.

Normal life resumes tomorrow.
Great to hear, Walt!

On another note, my BIL is getting his new heart tonight! We just heard! Coming from a person between 18 - 30 years old. We are alternates on the post Op care. It should be interesting this Holiday season.
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On another note, my BIL is getting his new heart tonight! We just heard! Coming from a person between 18 - 30 years old. We are alternates on the post Op care. It should be interesting this Holiday season.
Yeow, that's about as serious as it gets. Hope everything works out well for him & family.
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Yeow, that's about as serious as it gets. Hope everything works out well for him & family.
He's 74 and has heart failure (hereditary) and has been on the transplant list for only a week (normal wait is 3 - 8 months).
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Walt - I'm so glad to hear you are home.

My husband has had a-fib in the past. His was mostly when he was in high stress situations AND had had more than typical coffee consumption. Both occurrences he went to the hospital, but was released later that day.

His solution was to change jobs (the job he had was INCREDIBLY stressful and the project he was running was basically imploding.) That and he cut his coffee consumption. He's been able to stay off of beta blockers and some of the other pharma solutions they proposed. It's been more than 6 years since it happened and he's been fine.
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His solution was to change jobs (the job he had was INCREDIBLY stressful and the project he was running was basically imploding.) That and he cut his coffee consumption. He's been able to stay off of beta blockers and some of the other pharma solutions they proposed. It's been more than 6 years since it happened and he's been fine.
Thanks, that makes me feel a lot more optimistic about this. I'd really like to be off these prescriptions because of the risk of bleeding but a stroke is even worse. So maybe in a year or two I can be off them.
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Wow...a lot going on with Walt and aja8888....best wishes to both you and your families.

This morning I went to my doc for my six month checkup. Blood was drawn and a flu shot was given. This afternoon I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned. I must be a glutton for punishment.
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Spent the last 3 hours trying to fix the mess that my mortgage company and my home insurance company made.

Mortgage company never paid the home insurance renewal (claimed we didn't have an escrow acct, had to fax them documents showing we do and that they've taken money every month for it.)

Insurance company claims they faxed the renewal bill to the mortgage company 6 weeks ago.

Bottom line is that as of last Friday we have no insurance on our house. Thanks goodness I thought to check today to make sure mortgage company had paid it. When I learned they hadn't I had to have a new policy written and it won't go into effect until midnight tonight!

Now I'm fighting with the mortgage company trying to get back my payment they were supposed to have made!

What a mess.
Had that happen with a mortgage company a number of years ago. I paid the insurance myself, and then the escrow went down. They were 2 months late the first time, but the insurance company trusted them.
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Four of us Viet Nam vets went to Denny's for breakfast, then to Hooters for lunch. Dinner maybe at Olive Garden as they have a freebe too.

So far, Hooters was the most fun....
I got a free lunch at Chili's, 10% off at Lowes and 20% off at Bed Bath & Beyond. It was all stuff I was planning to buy anyway. I'm just grateful that they remember.
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Gym day, no issues, but I felt the missed day. Doc had cleared that.

Changed the oil on the lawn mower, drained the fuel, ran it and everything else (2-strokes) dry. 20% chance of snow tomorrow. Put the snow thrower front & center in the shed. Sure hope we don't need it.
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Today started at 3:11 AM when some 21 year old plastic parts gave way and all the ceramic serving dishes ended up on the floor of the kitchen from a height of about 6 feet. The casualty rate was 87%.

Today, I replaced the plastic with metal.
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Gym day, no issues, but I felt the missed day. Doc had cleared that.

Changed the oil on the lawn mower, drained the fuel, ran it and everything else (2-strokes) dry. 20% chance of snow tomorrow. Put the snow thrower front & center in the shed. Sure hope we don't need it.
Sounds to me like you have a perfect excuse to not run it tomorrow, given that you just got out of the hospital. "Oh - - my heart!"

Anyhow, if it was me I'd plan to spend tomorrow resting and being a couch potato with your DW at your beck and call, bringing you food and drink as needed and so on. This would be sensible especially since you worked out hard today already.
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Today started at 3:11 AM when some 21 year old plastic parts gave way and all the ceramic serving dishes ended up on the floor of the kitchen from a height of about 6 feet. The casualty rate was 87%.

Today, I replaced the plastic with metal.
Oh no!
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Thanks all.

Doc was just here and pending some further tests and review by the cardiologist I'll be released this evening or tomorrow morning. The condition itself isn't as bad as the possible complications because of blood clots forming and then being released, causing a stroke. So I'll be on some meds aimed at reducing the likelihood of that. But so far so good.
hang in there Walt... sorry you're having to go thru this crap
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The crew gets there and as soon as I'm in the ambulance and they get the EKG hooked up its clear to them that I'm in atrial fibrillation.
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My dad was in and out of A-Fib a lot. He finally went in for an ablation and that lasted a few years. Now he goes into it only occasionally. There were things that they tried before the ablation...hopefully those will work for you.
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Anyhow, if it was me I'd plan to spend tomorrow resting and being a couch potato with your DW at your beck and call, bringing you food and drink as needed and so on. This would be sensible especially since you worked out hard today already.
Hey, I like that idea! Not so sure DW would fall for it though....

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My dad was in and out of A-Fib a lot. He finally went in for an ablation and that lasted a few years. Now he goes into it only occasionally. There were things that they tried before the ablation...hopefully those will work for you.
So I'm hearing, that it is not all that uncommon. The scary part is the increased risk of stroke. That part I do not like at all.
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