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finally achieved heart failure

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by heltershelton, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    so tuesday i had symptoms.....swollen ankles, very rapid heartbeat, and difficulty breathing.
    today it got to the point i couldnt stand it, so i went to the ER.
    heart rate 140......17 pounds of aquired liquid around ankles, legs, diaphram, and lungs......i could not breath.
    they put in an IV and started lasex or whatever....and gave me oxygen.
    that stuff works great.....now ive filled up a bedside urinal all the way 6 times and thats just the first iv bag.
    they just now gave me something to slow the heart rate down.
    freaky day.
    cant do much else right now because the heart isnt strong enough. but i have an appt with a good cardio guy oct7 and we will discuss options
    damn. just look at my waterbloated ass.....
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    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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    Well, crap, that's bad news. Glad you went in, glad they are drying your stuff out. Hang in and good luck.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    aw, im ok man. im kinda unkillable, lol
     
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    Can't tell you how badly I feel that you are having to go through this. Hoping they come up with a solid plan to get you up and running 100%.. Take care of yourself.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    im good now man. but not breathing sucks. i dont think ill ever be able to smoke again.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunny Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Kelly, I'm praying for you brother. You have had many years of grace extended to you and hopefully you will have many more.
     
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    I’m so sorry to hear this! I hope the doctors are good. You will be in our thoughts.
     
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    Praying for your recovery, so sorry you are going through this.
     
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    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    Damn dude. Positive vibes are coming your way.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your issue, prayers sent up for you. Don't hesitate to see your cardiologist, the sooner the better.
    I had a triple bypass in 2013 and a week after had a heart attack loosing one of the bypasses. In 2015 a-fib hit and got so bad they performed an ablation to correct it; it has since returned in another section of my heart but luckily meds are controlling it.
    I was started on Lasix from day one but now luckily it's prn only.
     
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    Hang in there.
     
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    Brother I’m praying
     
  14. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    Have they figured it is your bad valve or something else? Man, sorry to see you in that position. How long ago was that picture taken. Heart Rate at 135. But I am glad you made it to the ER. Best of wishes. Praying for ya.
     
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    Hang in there bro. When I talked to you yesterday you said it was gettin' bad, but Dam! I know you're hatin' bein' in the hospital, but try to rest, and do what the doctors tell you, you ornery stubborn cuss.
     
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    I wish you well. My best box of good vibes is on its way.

    Had quite a scare myself a few years back. It was not an attack after all. I look like an advert for one.
     
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    Good move going to the ER. Hope everything goes well.
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    Damn man! Put down the freakin' phone and get some rest. We will be here tomorrow.
     
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    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes please ...
     
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    that picture was taken when i was still in the ER and getting my first bag of juice.
    and yeah, its all from that bad aortic valve, so theres gonna be a valve replacement party soon.
    for those that dont know......i was born with severe aortic stenosis......they went in at 3 and 14 and repaired it.
    then they gave me till i was 23.
    well, it took double that long, lol.