finally achieved heart failure

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

  1. myredstrat

    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    67
    Messages:
    1,501
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2020
    Location:
    ontario canada
    wow! I know you will tough it out, and get stronger so they can do the surgery. The Kevins need you
     
    3bolt79 and heltershelton like this.
  2. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,641
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2017
    Location:
    3rd door down.
    'See' ya in the morning. Have a good night.
     
    heltershelton likes this.
  3. Biddlin

    Biddlin Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,993
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Location:
    USA
    Get well, man!
     
    heltershelton likes this.
  4. longboard blues

    longboard blues Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,481
    Joined:
    May 13, 2019
    Location:
    The People's Republic of Melbourne
    a mate of mine in the UK had to have his valve replaced. Fun fact - there are 2 sorts. mechanical and organic. The organic ones are from a pig (not even kidding). He was given a mechanical one - and when he's lying in bed at night, in the quiet, it ticks like a watch. he said it's rather soothing and helps him sleep....
     
  5. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    59
    Messages:
    6,291
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2017
    Location:
    Here
    I totally agree, I was there also but mine was Congestive Heart Failure.
    @heltershelton , you got this my man, I can tell you are a tough son of a gun.....
     
    heltershelton and 3bolt79 like this.
  6. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    3,833
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2019
    Location:
    Earth

    Hope ya get that heart!
     
    3bolt79 and heltershelton like this.
  7. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    3,833
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2019
    Location:
    Earth
    I used to think I was unkillable too.

    Then I realized I was slydexic and I'm really just unlikeable.
     
    Steven1145, Diamond D, Ebidis and 5 others like this.
  8. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    39
    Messages:
    890
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2020
    Location:
    Shreveport, LA
    I spent 2 weeks in icu with pneumonia and almost 2 liters of fluid in my chest about 8 years ago. So much that it was crushing my heart to about half its normal size. My heart rate at the time never went lower than 100. Ever. In bed 6 hours? 100+ bpm. I'm guessing it beat twice as fast to keep the blood supply going since it was only moving half as much. The doc said I couldve died at any time basically. They did a thorocotomy and cracked my ribs open. I had 2 chest tubes. It was hell and I've got to go back soon.

    Praying for you. Get well soon! I have a pretty good idea what your going through. I'm afraid I'll probably have to do it soon. Been putting it off because I have a real fear of surgery.

    Im in the process of quitting smoking, also.
     
  9. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

    Messages:
    27,445
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
    thats terrible and pretty much whats happening to me, only the added fluid was cause by a 130+ heart rate.
    not being able to breathe sucks, and youll do just about anything to catçh a breath. on the way to the ER i was literally on my way out.
    they wasted no time.....an entire team went to work......it was like being a nascar at a pitstop.
    before i knew it i was all wired up and things began to get better.
    im terrified of open heart surgery too....but after sitting in this place a few days i found all thats in my head. yeah, theres some painful stuff, but then i remember kids who have it way worse and are tougher and it makes me feel like a wimp.
    good look with your thing man, its not as bad as it seems.
     
  10. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    5,987
    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Location:
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    It's 5:00 am. Getting ready for work.
    Had to stop by and wish you a good day man


    & Stop grabbing the nurse
     
  11. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    5,987
    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Location:
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    Wow you're up early
    Take it easy
     
    3bolt79 and heltershelton like this.
  12. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

    Messages:
    27,445
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
    theres no sleeping here. might catch 45 minutes or an hour from time to time.
    all through the day and night they keep coming in checking vitals, giving drugs, taking blood, getting my weight, bringing food, and doing all the things they do.
    one thing i find strange is they havent woken me up to give me a sleeping pill.
    so yeah, im gonna be one tired puppy when i get out, which hopefully will be today. theyve taken me off the IV lasex and started giving it in pill form, which is an indication i should be out of here soon.
    and the food is not bad.
     
  13. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    5,987
    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Location:
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    Lmao
    They haven't woke me up for a sleeping pill
    Too funny
     
    Diamond D, 3bolt79 and heltershelton like this.
  14. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

    Messages:
    27,445
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
  15. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    5,987
    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Location:
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    The video tour of a hospital room..
    Man you going stir crazy huh?
     
  16. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Censored

    Messages:
    25,939
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Location:
    Terra Incognita
    How are the nurses? They treating you right? :p;)
     
    3bolt79 and heltershelton like this.
  17. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,641
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2017
    Location:
    3rd door down.
    RNs run the shop.

    If memory serves well, they wake you up every hour to take vitals or something. You learn to cat nap at lot. I know are jacked in so they can monitor you from afar. Make sure they haven't installed a plug on the back of you neck. Gotta jump, work. Keep making progress.
     
  18. Bodean

    Bodean Just A Simple Man

    Age:
    53
    Messages:
    32,298
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Glad you're still kickin'.
     
  19. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,986
    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2019
    Location:
    SoCal
    I spent a month in a Kaiser bed one night.
    Ya... that night felt like a month.
    The staff wasn't bothering me, but the BP cuff was pumping up about every 15-30 minutes, and of course, I have high BP, so it was sounding the alarm.
     
  20. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

    Messages:
    27,445
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
    update

    well im here at least 2 or 3 more days.
    just talked to the cardiologist and tomorrow they are going to look at my heart through my stomach, then later on they will do a heart cath.
    depending on those two things they may kill me then shock me back to make my heart work right.....to get it to slow down so it can be stronger for a valve replacement.
    this is much worse than i thought.
    groovy.
     
    Diamond D, CB91710, johnnymg and 4 others like this.