All In The Family - Another Heart Attack, Only Mine?

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    Nov 03, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    A week later and we're back in the same ER, only now I'm the one on the gurney, my partner in the chair alongside. And taking the same battery of tests tomorrow as he did. But obviously I can text this, and not in too much pain, so I expect it's minor. But just so spooky doing this again with our roles reversed.
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    Nov 03, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidA week later and we're back in the same ER, only now I'm the one on the gurney, my partner in the chair alongside. And taking the same battery of tests tomorrow as he did. But obviously I can text this, and not in too much pain, so I expect it's minor. But just so spooky doing this again with our roles reversed.


    I hope everything checks out ok. I can imagine it's a very unpleasant experience. Best of luck
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    Nov 04, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
    Damn man, I don't know whether to be sympathetic or a have a little chuckle with the both of you about it.
    I guess I'll just do both. icon_lol.gif
    Seriously though, I'm glad you're ok enough to text, and I hope you get better soon.
    *hugs*
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    Nov 04, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    Wishing you well and a quick recovery.
    Perhaps it's stress or an anxiety attack?
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    Nov 04, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    Just spoke with Art_Deco on the telephone, that passe but venerated device and his spirits are up.
    I'm embarrassed. This took me so by surprise I squawked like a big ol' chicken!

    Here's to good test results tomorrow!

    -Doug
  • Webster666

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    Nov 04, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    Will you two cut this out !
    LOL.
    Just teasing you.
    I sincerely hope that it turns out to be nothing major.
    Hugs.
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    Nov 04, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    BuddyinNYC saidWishing you well and a quick recovery.
    Perhaps it's stress or an anxiety attack?

    Possible, I've been under a lot of stress. Not least of which is being woken just now for blood draws & vitals, currently waiting for meds at 12:30! icon_mad.gif
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    Nov 04, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    GOD BLESS ***
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    Nov 04, 2010 8:28 PM GMT
    Thanks as always for your concern, guys. Home now after just 2 days in the hospital, and here's the story --

    They say NOT a heart attack. Instead, a severe reoccurrence of my acid reflux disease.

    I've been tricked in the past into wondering whether the severe chest pain this condition can cause is heart-related, but had learned to distinguish GERD (common medical name for acid reflux) from a heart issue. But this was totally different, and more severe.

    Well, the cardiologist said GERD can take many forms, including this one. And meaning it's gotten more serious, and needs immediate attention. So that going to the ER was the right decision, even if my heart is OK.

    My meds have mostly all been revised, because among the other things found is that my blood pressure continues to be dangerously high. And there are still a few concerns about my heart, even if it didn't cause this scare. So I've go another complete cardiology study scheduled for Friday next week.

    As a result I will not be riding a bike down to Key West the week following that, per my regular doctor's decision, who's also the Ride's Medical Director. Oh, well, at least she will let me do Crew, and our lodging reservations in Key West remain in place.

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    Nov 04, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    Hey Buddy I will be thinking of you and wishing you good results tomorrow!
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    Nov 04, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
    Geoedward saidHey Buddy I will be thinking of you and wishing you good results tomorrow!

    Thanks! But if I wasn't clear, it's Friday of next week, not Friday tomorrow. Tomorrow it's the car that gets checked out at the dealer! LOL!
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    Nov 04, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThanks as always for your concern, guys. Home now after just 2 days in the hospital, and here's the story --

    They say NOT a heart attack. Instead, a severe reoccurrence of my acid reflux disease.[...]


    Thank God.
    That is a relief since it is easier to deal with and see results.

    Stop drinking all alcohol and all caffeine - immediately.
    Stop eating all fried and oily food. - immediately.
    These will make a substantial difference within weeks (from personal experience). Abstaining from them completely will be well worth the time etc. invested. You will also sleep better.
    This was another wake-up call. One cannot fool one's body. Please take advantage of your body's forewarning!
  • tajsreve

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    Nov 04, 2010 9:11 PM GMT
    Of all the insane competitions between partners I have ever heard of... well just call it a truce and Stop it already!!!! icon_lol.gif
    Glad to hear that your spirits are up and hope it stays that way.

    Also, We have a good friend in Florida and his probably 10 years older than you and his health was going down the drain and couldn't even walk without a cane and special shoes. He also had a wake up call and lost an enormous amount of weight and to say the least he and his partners sex life is really starting to rock. All I am saying you don't know what your missing until you Get it back! icon_biggrin.gif
    Take care bud! *hugs too*
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    Nov 04, 2010 10:02 PM GMT
    BuddyinNYC saidStop drinking all alcohol and all caffeine - immediately.

    Actually there ARE worse things than death. icon_razz.gif

    Seriously, I already avoid eating fried & oily foods, and things fatty, and high in cholesterol, etc, have for most of my life. My diet is already rather healthy.

    My real enemies are genetics & stress. The former is out of my hands, and the latter only barely within my control.

    The best I can do is to avoid the risks I can, and react swiftly to the rest, like I did the other day. But as for avoiding the risks of alcohol -- life has to have some kinds of pleasures, or why are we bothering in the first place? icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 04, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
    Oh, thank God!

    I am only now reading this thread. I'm glad you're okay!
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    Nov 04, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidA week later and we're back in the same ER, only now I'm the one on the gurney, my partner in the chair alongside. And taking the same battery of tests tomorrow as he did. But obviously I can text this, and not in too much pain, so I expect it's minor. But just so spooky doing this again with our roles reversed.


    I'm sorry to hear this. I hope you a fast recovery.
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    Nov 04, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
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    BuddyinNYC saidStop drinking all alcohol and all caffeine - immediately.

    Actually there ARE worse things than death. icon_razz.gif

    Seriously, I already avoid eating fried & oily foods, and things fatty, and high in cholesterol, etc, have for most of my life. My diet is already rather healthy.

    My real enemies are genetics & stress. The former is out of my hands, and the latter only barely within my control.

    The best I can do is to avoid the risks I can, and react swiftly to the rest, like I did the other day. But as for avoiding the risks of alcohol -- life has to have some kinds of pleasures, or why are we bothering in the first place? icon_wink.gif


    1) Hubby
    2) restful sleep
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    Nov 04, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    I am so happy to hear that it was not a heart attack. Be well and take good care of yourself.
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    Nov 04, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    Very relieved to finally reach the part in the hread where we find out it was GERD.

    Hugs!
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  • islander24

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    Nov 05, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    Oh Bob.
    Another set of problems? Hell to get old.
    You'll remember I won 4 stents t UM Medical Center last year.
    This years check up found pulmonary hypertension. I wasn't thrilled, but yesterday the doctor says one of the pills they recommend to cure it is viagra
    ( under the brand name revatio)
    I'll let you know if the cure results in a 4 hour erection icon_biggrin.gif

    Seriously, hope you're feeling better.
    Bob
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    Nov 05, 2010 12:35 AM GMT
    Glad to hear that things are under control.

    Also glad that you did the ER trip. It is ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry.

    GERD is no damned fun. Keep up on those meds and the rest and you will be OK, though.

    Getting older is only for the brave!
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    Nov 05, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    Sending good vibes your way. Relax if possible and know there's a lot of guys here wishing you the best.
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    Nov 05, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    Gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that it happened to you guys AGAIN . . .

    But glad to hear you're (both) OK !!!!

    (That said, what are you doing to bring down your blood pressure)

    Wishing you well !!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

    Keep us posted.
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    Nov 05, 2010 2:50 AM GMT
    So sorry to hear this. I just came back from a trip visiting relatives in Boynton (in fact, I noticed the "Wilton Manors" exit on I-75 for the first time because of you!) and they told me that a typical week for a retired Florida couple involved at least five doctors visits. While you two are both too young to be experiencing their problems at least you're young enough so that lifestyle changes might improve your remaining quality of life!
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    Nov 05, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    Get well!!!