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  1. #27
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    Going in Next Friday for that catherization thing.....more radioactive dye and a camera up my leg artery or something...lol

    The doctor... an Indian...and a midget..... said he is going to fix anything he finds along the way....I guess that means stents if neccesary.

    I was hoping for pills and a really down and dirty change your lifestyle thing....

    Lord I hope it goes ok...

    I didnt like the cardiology center I went to... I mean its ok..but I felt more like an assembly line product than anything else.

    Ive always realized that to the medical industry today we are all merely return customers......and not patients.... but I swear..I felt like a part of a money machine today....running down the line...putting money in my docs and others pockets.

    That doctor ( I guess he is a surgeon ) told me he did three catherizations today....and then returned to the office for consultations.....

    Said they were a common medical procedure with a less than 1 percent chance of me dying during the procedure...... :0

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    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/...cath_risk.html

    BTW, it's "dwarf". They don't like to be called midgets.

    Try #2 in this search.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...q=f&oq=&aqi=g1

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    you're probably getting an angiogram, where they stuff a midget with a 4D cell maglite and a small hammer up the artery in your leg to look around. (it ain't bad, i had one, they knock you out). iffen you need a stent (angioplasty) they'll do it then. they may also do a test that checks the electrical performance of your pump. be prepared to get shaved around both sides of your willy iffen you are antsy prior to the procedure, they'll give you something to take the edge off.
    you really don't want to be on pills. some side effects are worse than the cure.
    as far as paragraph 6, think in these terms, if they were hvac salesmen, they need to sell to eat. same thing here, plus you don't know what's going on in the background (incentives for product sold, paid consultation fees, paid vacations, paid golf club memberships, etc, just like hvac salesmen) you got insurance, they'll keep you coming back
    you have any questions or need someone to talk to, you can contact me........

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    I went in last Feb. 17th for the same procedure and they decided I needed a couple of stints. While trying to place the stints they knocked plaque loose and caused me to have a heart attack. Very painfull and I ended up on a pain pump for two days. I now have 1/3rd less heart than I did before, so it don't always go as scheduled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjett View Post
    they knocked plaque loose and caused me to have a heart attack.
    That pretty well sucks.

    With 2/3rds of a functioning heart muscle, how did you have to change your lifestyle?
    Do/can meds help your damaged heart?

    I think you're entitled to some money back.

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    Heart disease seems to be pretty common for the docs nowadays. I've now had two heart attacks and have 13 stents.

    The EKG showed no problems during either heart attack. The most uncomfortable part of the exploratory procedure is having to keep your leg completely still for hours after the procedure. With the stent implants, they went up both groin arteries, so I had to keep both legs motionless for hours after the implants were done. That is hell on the back.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    OK; what are you referring to?
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    OK; what are you referring to?
    "Heart disease seems to be pretty common for the docs nowadays."

    What's weird on the graph is, at age ~70, heart disease and cancer seem neck-and-neck, but then cancer deaths drop off but heart disease mortality keeps increasing with age.
    I think the cancer deaths drop off because cancer usually kills earlier than 70. . .? The age at the highest rate for smoking deaths is ~45.

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    Boy, if I find out I have cancer, I'll have another heart attack.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Boy, if I find out I have cancer, I'll have another heart attack.
    In that case I won't post a link showing age vs. life expectancy, but I've got ~18 yrs left to make a difference.

    http://www.google.com/search?client=...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoIsThat? View Post
    That pretty well sucks.

    With 2/3rds of a functioning heart muscle, how did you have to change your lifestyle?
    Do/can meds help your damaged heart?

    I think you're entitled to some money back.
    I'm still working and doing most everything as usual. I really can't tell much difference for the most part.

    They have added Plavix and a couple of others, I now take 22 pills a day, total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjett View Post
    I'm still working and doing most everything as usual. I really can't tell much difference for the most part.

    They have added Plavix and a couple of others, I now take 22 pills a day, total.
    I have to take a bunch of meds too. I don't like some of the side affects at all. Mostly, my taste buds are shot. Oh well, maybe it will help me lose weight.

    My first heart attack did some real permanent damage to my heart. I can definitely tell the difference in my stamina. My upper body strength is still there, but if I lift something heavy, I will be beat for the next half an hour. A climb up a set of stairs or steep incline also wipes me out.
    Government is a disease...
    ...masquerading as its own cure…
    Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV


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