Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Citrus County, Florida
    Posts
    2,989
    Post Likes

    Lots of catchng p to do

    I have been away from the forum and have a lot of reading to do. I am currently out of work due to open heart surgery. I have been giving another contractor my service calls. It is a new experience having to depend upon friends for shopping and doctor appointments. Recovery is slower as they have not cleared me to drive as yet. I am eating the same as before as I have always eaten healthy for the most part. I had quadruple by-pass and I will never go thru this again. One of my hopes is to be able to go to the AHR show in Feb.
    Doug

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Southold, NY
    Posts
    26,080
    Post Likes
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslinger View Post
    I have been away from the forum and have a lot of reading to do. I am currently out of work due to open heart surgery. I have been giving another contractor my service calls. It is a new experience having to depend upon friends for shopping and doctor appointments. Recovery is slower as they have not cleared me to drive as yet. I am eating the same as before as I have always eaten healthy for the most part. I had quadruple by-pass and I will never go thru this again. One of my hopes is to be able to go to the AHR show in Feb.
    It will be 8 years in Feb since my Quadruple.

    Take it real easy on the pain meds and Listen to the physical therapist, Get that mussel mass back that's the fastest and best way to recover.

    Best of luck on a quick and complete recovery.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    up in the hizzy
    Posts
    3,436
    Post Likes
    Glad you made it through! does heart disease runs in your family? was your blood pressure and cholesterol high ?
    There is not better place for the working men than the union! 100% UA the only HVAC union!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,718
    Post Likes
    It was almost 20 years ago that I had to dramatically change my diet, or I may very well have been in the operating room next to you. There's a lot of bad information out there on nutrition and diets. A lot of it sponsored by the government.

    Sending good thoughts your way . . .


    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslinger View Post
    I have been away from the forum and have a lot of reading to do. I am currently out of work due to open heart surgery. I have been giving another contractor my service calls. It is a new experience having to depend upon friends for shopping and doctor appointments. Recovery is slower as they have not cleared me to drive as yet. I am eating the same as before as I have always eaten healthy for the most part. I had quadruple by-pass and I will never go thru this again. One of my hopes is to be able to go to the AHR show in Feb.
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Dover, DE
    Posts
    11,765
    Post Likes
    My dad had triple bypass in 2011. This was after 2 back to back minor heat attacks in 1995. He wound up taking early retirement later that year.
    It was kind of ironic because in the spring I took care of him during his recovery, then in the fall he took care of me after my workers compensation accident.
    Unfortunately its genetic, as I try and eat relatively healthy but the doctor still found elevated cholesterol 3 years ago when I was 32. Im on medication to keep it down. I now get labs done every 6 months.
    Get well soon. I know it drives me crazy to have to depend on others to get stuff done.
    I havent failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that wont work. - Thomas Edison

    Its not whether you get knocked down, its whether you get up. - Vince Lombardi

    "In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics" - Homer Simpson

    Local 486 Instructor & Service Technician

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Citrus County, Florida
    Posts
    2,989
    Post Likes
    Thread Starter
    Thanks. I have not had pain meds after day four or five. Day 2 and 3 were the worse days. I needed them (Tylendol) so I can sleep at night. I have stents in 2008 and 2010 and an ablation in 2012. This came up completely unexpected. I had surgery on Oct 25th. I spent 7 days in the hospital. The contrast dye they used complicated my kidneys. I spent 13 days in a rehab facility. The food was terrible and the recliner was for hunger. I walked the hallways at night and told them I was casing the exits. I did everything they asked and was cut loose on the 13th. Living alone made things worse. Having diabetes did not help. This was the most painful ordeal I have ever gone thru. My next big milestone is being able to drive.
    Doug

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Southeastern Pa
    Posts
    32,121
    Post Likes
    Guys...be really careful with statins. Read up on them, and talk about your liver when you are at your doctor's office. You don't want to hurt your liver to help your arteries.

    The largest risk for heart disease is family history.
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

    RSES CMS, HVAC Electrical Specialist
    Member, IAEI

    AOP Forum Rules:







  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Southold, NY
    Posts
    26,080
    Post Likes
    I got off them early.

    Helps having a Daughter with a medical degree!

    My issue was the pain meds, 100 hits of oxy for 30 days with 2 refills. Wonder why theres a opioid problem!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,718
    Post Likes
    I have a broken back. Technically, it's one vertebrata. From high school football. Caused a lot of 'intermittent' pain as I was in construction before I got into this trade.

    Took a few visits from a few doctors before this ol' timer said:
    See that line right there on this Xray? I'm like, yup. He's like, that vertebrata is broken. That's why your back keeps hurting. Thanks doc, anything I can do about it? Nope, except stretching.

    Anyway, why I tell this story is because he asked me what type of meds I wanted. I told him I wanted the least powerful that was available, so that way I could save the really good ones for when I got old and was in more pain.

    His reply:
    Smart decision.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslinger View Post
    Thanks. I have not had pain meds after day four or five. Day 2 and 3 were the worse days. I needed them (Tylendol) so I can sleep at night. I have stents in 2008 and 2010 and an ablation in 2012. This came up completely unexpected. I had surgery on Oct 25th. I spent 7 days in the hospital. The contrast dye they used complicated my kidneys. I spent 13 days in a rehab facility. The food was terrible and the recliner was for hunger. I walked the hallways at night and told them I was casing the exits. I did everything they asked and was cut loose on the 13th. Living alone made things worse. Having diabetes did not help. This was the most painful ordeal I have ever gone thru. My next big milestone is being able to drive.
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,718
    Post Likes
    Oh, by the way, one of the reasons I got into this trade is because it looked easy. Not much labor, and nothing heavy to lift. Easy on my back.




    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,718
    Post Likes
    Yeah, I might be pretty good at what I do, but I still make wrong decisions. LOL !!
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Dover, DE
    Posts
    11,765
    Post Likes
    I’ve been prescribed percs several times in my life, ranging from 5 mg to 20 mg.
    I only took them when absolutely necessary.
    But honestly, I never did see what all the fuss was about with folks getting addicted.
    Even with the 20 mg tablets, it only knocked the pain down a little. Never really put me in lala land or anything even close to a “high”.
    But then again, I’m not a cheap date either.
    When I used to drink a bit in my younger days I never got hung over. And when I had to get a cracked tooth pulled, the doc had to give me around 6 or 8 shots to numb me up.
    I havent failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that wont work. - Thomas Edison

    Its not whether you get knocked down, its whether you get up. - Vince Lombardi

    "In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics" - Homer Simpson

    Local 486 Instructor & Service Technician

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Bay Area California
    Posts
    25,718
    Post Likes
    If you never got hung over, you never DRANK. LOL

    But yeah, had two wisdom teeth pulled this year. Was prescribed pain killers. Took one or two before going to bed, but that was it. Wasn't really in pain, but have been through that before. Wanted to make sure I slept good. Other bad things happen when you don't sleep right.


    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    I’ve been prescribed percs several times in my life, ranging from 5 mg to 20 mg.
    I only took them when absolutely necessary.
    But honestly, I never did see what all the fuss was about with folks getting addicted.
    Even with the 20 mg tablets, it only knocked the pain down a little. Never really put me in lala land or anything even close to a “high”.
    But then again, I’m not a cheap date either.
    When I used to drink a bit in my younger days I never got hung over. And when I had to get a cracked tooth pulled, the doc had to give me around 6 or 8 shots to numb me up.
    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •