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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-21-2014, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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At the end of last May I suffered a mini heart attack. Fortunately I was assigned a cardiologist who was a most determined fellow. He moved me through the testing at a local hospital then on to world renowned Mazankowski Heart Institute. The eventual outcome was heart surgery with a triple bypass, a implanted aortic valve & a repaired hole in a chamber wall performed July 31st. I have no memory of the operation & can recall only sketchy periods in the week following. My cardiologist recently ran an echocardiogram & was astounded at how strong my repaired heart is. He called it "magic". There are some residual problems which will take time to heal such as nerve damage due to tie down pressure at the right elbow resulting in some numbness in 2 fingers of the right hand. Drug caused memory blanks . I used to shop at a hardwood outlet. I can remember the parking lot and the interior of the outlet's premises but not their name or location. They tell me that some memories may return & others may not. So there you have it. The heart surgeon gave me back my life & I thanked him for it when he ran a check 2 months after the operation.

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Great news Lee glad to hear you have come through it all reasonably well. Being upright and wandering around is an absolute bonus.

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Lee, Glad see you back and doing well
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 07:01 AM
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Welcome back, seems you had a rough time of it.
In terms of memory I have the same problem when my wife gives me the 'jobs list'. I can never remember where I have hidden it!!!!
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No one here has memory problems Lee, at least not so as I can recall. Glad you're healing.
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Welcome back. I am glad you are in recovery mode. I cannot even remember the last thing that I forgot - that's how bad my "senior moments" are getting. Last year, I got my Achilles's Tendon torn in April, and just now am I able to comfortably able to stand all day. You wouldn't believe all of the things that I have "rat-holed" and now cannot find.

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Glad to hear that you pulled through, Lee. It sounds like it's a long road to recovery that you're on, and keep us posted on how it's going. Jim
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Sounds like you went through a lot. Glad you still remenber this forum and are able to get back on it.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2014, 03:13 PM
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Maybe we should start calling you Lucky. Good to have you back.

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Welcome back, Lee. Hope to see more of you, and your projects soon.

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