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williamcharles

williamcharles

Age : 67
Location : Indiana
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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Went to the hospital yesterday for echo to see if anything showed up there. Today I have a cardiac stress test and nuclear scan to see if I have more blockages.
So far I've had 9 stents, a triple bypass and five heart attacks. Not looking forward to this at all. The bypass caused me to go into ARDS and two weeks after the bypass the pleura filled with fluid and I was in trouble again. The doc siphoned off nearly 1.5 liters of fluid. Funny how sometimes the cure can kill ya too. I was lucky that time. I'm damned nervous about this. Scared is probably a better word for it.
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Simple Man

Simple Man

Age : 58
Location : North of Atlanta, South of Chattanooga
Registration date : 2011-10-24

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Praying for you, brother!
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MisterE
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MisterE

Location : Mexico City
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Sending good vibes your way!

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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 73
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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Will try and send good thoughts your way bro! You've gone thru hell and you don't need to continue !!
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pepesdad1

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Age : 75
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

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Obviously, you are one tough bastid.  So hang in there and don't worry,  we"ll do it for you.

Seriously, don't stress yourself thinking about it.  You've been through tough...you can do it again.  We'll be praying for you.
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RobJ

RobJ

Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

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You have my thoughts and prayers Brother. Man you've been through the mill.
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Mozjo33

Mozjo33

Age : 50
Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-04

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Prayers and good karma coming your way William!
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i.keenum

i.keenum

Age : 29
Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

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Good luck friend, my hopes and prayers are with you. Stay strong.
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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Scary stuff William, but you are made of pretty stern stuff to have survived all that so far. We'll all be pulling for you.


Cheers,

RR

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Mr. Doody

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Location : MA, USA
Registration date : 2012-04-14

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good luck, sir. you are one tough SOB!!!!!!!!

give whatever it is HELL!

xoxo,
doody
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Stick

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Age : 49
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

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Come on William old chap, stiff upper lip and all that. Show the blighters exactly what you're made of... Thinking of you bro...
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beardedbassguy

beardedbassguy

Age : 39
Location : Texas
Registration date : 2014-11-05

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Praying for a healthy report!
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MichaelM

MichaelM

Age : 53
Location : Souderton, PA
Registration date : 2014-02-13

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Praying for you William. Its okay to be scared, but don't loose faith and let you brothers do the worrying.
Be well,
Mike.
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RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 65
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

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williamcharles wrote:
Went to the hospital yesterday for echo to see if anything showed up there. Today I have a cardiac stress test and nuclear scan to see if I have more blockages.
So far I've had 9 stents, a triple bypass and five heart attacks. Not looking forward to this at all. The bypass caused me to go into ARDS and two weeks after the bypass the pleura filled with fluid and I was in trouble again. The doc siphoned off nearly 1.5 liters of fluid. Funny how sometimes the cure can kill ya too. I was lucky that time. I'm damned nervous about this. Scared is probably a better word for it.

It sounds like you've had a rough time of it sir and your in our prayers.
Please excuse me for what I'm about to say but, maybe smoking isn't so good
for you right now. Although you must be one tough hombre to have gone through
what you have so far and be still stand'en I think it's time to give up old habits, if
you haven't already and just relax and take it as easy as you can.Although I doubt
very much if I could take the same advice. Wink
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Feazelle-n-it

Feazelle-n-it

Age : 37
Location : Roanoke, VA
Registration date : 2014-10-07

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Praying for you. Hope all went well.
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smg913

smg913

Age : 31
Location : New Jersey
Registration date : 2013-01-27

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i hope everything turns out okay.
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Fr_Tom

Fr_Tom

Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
Registration date : 2013-05-29

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Praying for you...
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

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I'll keep you in my prayers.

Make taking care of yourself your number one priority. Just relax and keep a positive attitude. I know you'll be just fine.
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fsu92john

fsu92john

Age : 49
Location : Orlando, FL
Registration date : 2014-01-24

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Prayers for you, brother.
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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 48
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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Keep a positive attitude. You've been through some of the scariest s**t out there and made it through. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim
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Clay

Clay

Age : 52
Location : Ketchikan, AK
Registration date : 2012-12-13

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Prayers and support.
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williamcharles

williamcharles

Age : 67
Location : Indiana
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Firstly, I want thank you folks for the good wishes. It helps to know that someone is rooting for me.
My last male friend died Oct 3rd. We were fishing buddies for 35 years. I sure miss him.

Not the best news from the doc but I can live with it. Leaky heart valve...not bad enough to worry about. Still not getting enough blood to the bottom of my heart even after the last stent which was placed in 2012.

The doc gave me two options. A cath right now or try a different medication first. Said he'd be happy with whichever I chose because the surgeon might go in only to recommend the medication. I opted for the meds first and the cath if the meds don't work. Why let him go in again if it isn't absolutely necessary now?

I asked again about my pipe smoking. He said 1-3 bowls, no inhaling, won't worsen anything and that quitting won't help me.

Now, where's my damn pipe? I need a bowl after this.
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smg913

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Age : 31
Location : New Jersey
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Glad to hear that your okay and that a doctor told you to keep on smoking I hope you have a great holiday!
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RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 65
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

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williamcharles wrote:
Firstly, I want thank you folks for the good wishes. It helps to know that someone is rooting for me.
My last male friend died Oct 3rd. We were fishing buddies for 35 years. I sure miss him.

Not the best news from the doc but I can live with it. Leaky heart valve...not bad enough to worry about. Still not getting enough blood to the bottom of my heart even after the last stent which was placed in 2012.

The doc gave me two options. A cath right now or try a different medication first. Said he'd be happy with whichever I chose because the surgeon might go in only to recommend the medication. I opted for the meds first and the cath if the meds don't work. Why let him go in again if it isn't absolutely necessary now?

I asked again about my pipe smoking. He said 1-3 bowls, no inhaling, won't worsen anything and that quitting won't help me.

Now, where's my damn pipe? I need a bowl after this.

Glad you didn't have to lose the pipe, I know how I'd feel if they told me otherwise.
Three bowls a day aint bad at all, that's exactly what I do. Enjoy a good bowl sir I think you earned it ! Wink
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Feazelle-n-it

Age : 37
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Glad to hear you might not need any more surgery. As the Doc said, keep on smokin'. Glad to see a Doc that doesn't have an agenda against smoking.
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