finally achieved heart failure

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

  1. Tony Dee

    Tony Dee Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Glad to hear you made it thru without further incident. Take care of yourself.
     
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    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    Hang in there HS, its fixable and you will get to feeling better. Trust me, I know....
    With the swollen ankles, it sounds like you are also diabetic and that is very fixable as well.
    I've went through the very same thing and it is scary as hell but aside from being strapped to a oxygen machine the rest of my life, the heart now ticks like a young dude and yours will too..:thumb:
     
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  3. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    no, im not diabetic. it has to do with the heart pumping too fast but still not moving blood.....its a bad aortic valve.
    they explained to me in detail what is happening but im not even going to begin to write that stuff, lol. when my heart gets stronger they will replace this valve and ill be good as new. the pain ive had for the last 6 years will be gone.
     
  4. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Sweatin' Bullets

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    So you ARE a machine... I knew it.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    yes, and basically i have a blown gasket.
     
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  6. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    Time for a rebuild. How long you gonna be at the machine shop?
     
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    elduderinoTF Sweatin' Bullets

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    Hopefully there's an auto shop nearby and he'll be out in no time.
     
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    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    when do they replace the valve?
     
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  9. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

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    Really sorry to hear you're having to deal with this. More importantly, though, are you allowed to have your Tele with you?
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    right now because of whats happening, the heart is not strong enough to do that type of surgery. at this point they are doing everything they need to do to keep me alive. i make like its not that big of a deal, but it is. had i not come in i wouldnt be here now.
    so, after we get the results of the echo and the cat scan, we will figure out a plan.
     
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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    i left in a hurry and didnt grab anything. had no idea i would be kept more than a day. ill be lucky if i get out tomorrow.
    i was worried more about the kevins, but i found someone i trust to feed and water them til im home.
     
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    burned valve.

    Best wishes on a near-long term recovery.
     
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  13. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    I hope his exhaust pipe doesn't start smoking. Staff will need more than N-95 masks.
     
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    Not only a symptom of diabetes.
    Also a symptom of heart failure.

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    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

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    it is heart failure. bigtime.
    severe aortic stenosis.
    someone just came in and gave me a shot in my stomach....YUMMMY
     
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    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    Rabies too? :rolleyes: I knew you were an animal.
     
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    Me and the various Kevins are praying for you.
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Yikes dude!
    Hoping you pull through! This place wouldn't be the same without you!
     
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    i find that to be a compliment, considering the actions of so many so called "human beings".
     
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    I'm glad you went in without too much and they're taking care of you. Scary stuff, get well :thumb:
     
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