Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

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Re: Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

Postby greybeard » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:56 pm

M-5 wrote:Have they restricted your walking ??? you can kill hours just walking. That's what i have always done after a surgery that restricted working. However i've never had anything that evasive as a heart surgery

Yeah, I talked to them today about walking. No extended walking, no treadmill, no cycling or riding the 4 wheeler. (wife and I ride bicycles, (laugh if ya want to, it don't bother me) I needed to to keep weight off and keep my blood sugar in check) Most of the restrictions are related to the hole they poked in my groin. It's lots bigger than the one they did in 2015 when they did the angiogram)
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Re: Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

Postby TCRanch » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:41 am

Heed those restrictions! You can bleed out in a matter of seconds if you pop the plug.
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Re: Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

Postby M-5 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:43 am

greybeard wrote:
M-5 wrote:Have they restricted your walking ??? you can kill hours just walking. That's what i have always done after a surgery that restricted working. However i've never had anything that evasive as a heart surgery

Yeah, I talked to them today about walking. No extended walking, no treadmill, no cycling or riding the 4 wheeler. (wife and I ride bicycles, (laugh if ya want to, it don't bother me) I needed to to keep weight off and keep my blood sugar in check) Most of the restrictions are related to the hole they poked in my groin. It's lots bigger than the one they did in 2015 when they did the angiogram)


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Re: Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:23 pm

greybeard wrote:
M-5 wrote:Have they restricted your walking ??? you can kill hours just walking. That's what i have always done after a surgery that restricted working. However i've never had anything that evasive as a heart surgery

Yeah, I talked to them today about walking. No extended walking, no treadmill, no cycling or riding the 4 wheeler. (wife and I ride bicycles, (laugh if ya want to, it don't bother me) I needed to to keep weight off and keep my blood sugar in check) Most of the restrictions are related to the hole they poked in my groin. It's lots bigger than the one they did in 2015 when they did the angiogram)


Glad you made it ok and are doing well.
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Postby melking » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:57 am

Glad you are okay GB!
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Re: Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

Postby bball » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:21 pm

I'm worried about Mrs. Greybeard. Are you driving her up the wall yet?
Glad the procedure went well and you're on the mend. You will be playing catch up on all your projects before you know it. Happy healing!
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Re: Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

Postby greybeard » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:37 am

She IS the wall....
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Re: Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

Postby TCRanch » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:22 pm

greybeard wrote:She IS the wall....
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I feel her pain!
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Postby jltrent » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:53 pm

Just saw this now as my computer has been messed up for a few days. Good to hear you are doing good.
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Postby ohiosteve » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:22 pm

I just read all this, that is some scary stuff, I'm glad it went well. I finally got health insurance and have been seeing a doctor, turns out my blood pressure was sky high and he's not sure why. Really has me worried I go to a hematologist in a couple weeks.
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Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:49 pm

ohiosteve wrote:I just read all this, that is some scary stuff, I'm glad it went well. I finally got health insurance and have been seeing a doctor, turns out my blood pressure was sky high and he's not sure why. Really has me worried I go to a hematologist in a couple weeks.


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Re: Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

Postby jltrent » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:24 pm

Interesting to see how this works for you and how you get along as preventing the blood clots is the biggest danger and this looks like it will help.
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Re: Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

Postby greybeard » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:24 pm

Had my weekly followup today a few days early. Still some serious soreness, swelling and bruising "down there" where they inserted the tooling in the artery to reach into my heart, and, that whole area is a dark purple, but it should start going away soon.

Had a minor scare late last week. A lump started growing in my groin about where the incision was, but down a little deeper. Dr was in surgery so I saw his asst and she sent me over same day (thrusday) for an ultrascan of it and she called me Friday. The tech said it was an "unidentifiable mass' that looked like enlarged lymph node. (lymphoma runs in my family) Back to the lab for a full blood panel and had to go in today so the cardio electrician that did the procedure could look at it first hand. Said it was bruising on the artery around the plug they put in it. He didn't like my blood work results and asked about my diet after looking at my extended cardio chart for the last 2 years. Said "You've lost nearly 60 lbs in the last year..what you been eating?"
I told him, honestly and he told me to "lay off that lean pork and chicken breasts and eat more beef", You need to build your blood back up so we don't have to start iron infusions".

So, I stopped at Hofbrau in Porter on the way home ..........
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(My full time regular cardiologist had always told me "You can eat all the lean beef you want, just avoid fatty food")
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Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:30 pm

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Re: Scheduled heart device implant for Thursday morning.

Postby greybeard » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:49 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/geritol-liquid-high-potency-vitamin-%26-iron-supplement-with-ferrex-tonic/ID=prod6112604-product

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That crap's for old fogies like you....and, I'm not to take any vitamin supplements while on Warfarin (next 6-8 weeks) . Especially if they have any VitE and VitK. They are Warfarin antagonists.
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