I've Been Sick This Week

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G-Town's Comment
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In my prayers OS! God bless.

PackRat's Comment
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Prayers for all the affected parts of yours!

Keep an eye on that heart. I would get a quality BP monitor and monitor yourself several times each day.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Just as they were getting ready to roll my gurney back to the surgical rooms the anesthesiologist asked, "Is your heart rate always this high?" I responded with, "My heart rate isn't high. At least, I'm not feeling it." "Are you nervous or scared," the anesthesiologist asked further. "No, what's wrong," I asked.

My heart rate was showing to be 135 or so, and I kept telling them if my heart was beating like that, I'd surely know it. They insisted on doing an EKG, which showed I was experiencing A-Fib. They refused to do the surgery until I could get clearance from a cardiologist. Because of the Hurricane I couldn't get any cardiologist on the phone, so I went back to Nacogdoches and got an appointment set for the following Tuesday.

Old School, my VA doctor told me that most people don't feel their AFib. I asked my brother if he felt his before he had his minor stroke and he said no he never did. When my afib started I could tell that my heart was racing so I took my blood pressure which also gives me my pulse and once it started, it stayed over 115 BPM resting. Even a little bit of walking across my kitchen would raise it to 150+ BPM. For the four months that I was in AFib, they tried regulating my BPM with Metoprolol. It never worked, so then they shocked my heart and now it beats 68 to 72 regularly.



Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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Our prayers are with you OS. Take care of yourself!!

Tortuga 's Comment
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So sorry to hear this news Old School. Hang in there sir! You will be in our prayers.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Get well soon. Although it's another obstacle to overcome I'm glad you're able to get the A-fib taken care of before its becomes worse or causes more problems. I can only imagine how being forced to stay in that position is far from ideal. The silver lining is you're at home with your loved ones rather than being alone in a hotel room.

Uncle Rake's Comment
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Once again i find myself in complete agreement with Rob T: So glad you were able to get through this at home and not somewhere on the road. In my experiences with many other people, I have observed how a more major medical problem can be found during a procedure for possibly a less serious condition. Sometimes I think that is God’s way of convincing a man that he has a serious health problem when he otherwise might never be willing to notice the symptoms.

I will continue to pray for your recovery, as well as the wisdom needed in dealing with other issues.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery

JakeBreak's Comment
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Wishing all the best for you OS you've been here on this forum forever and you always have some of the best no BS advice. Get better n you'll be back out here in no time.

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