Well, it happened again. Another heart attack. I woke up at 3AM on the morning of 6 January with pain like you would not believe shooting down both right and left arms. Also between my shoulder blades and down my back. Text book symptoms of a classic heart attack. I called 911 and they sent an ambulance to take me to our local hospital. First into the ER and then into ICU for extensive monitoring. Our little hospital does not have a cardiac section so they began calling the area hospitals to see if they could take me in. No rooms were available due to the big flu cases going on. At 11PM, the night nurse came to wake me up telling me that Memorial Hospital in Lufkin, Tx had an ICU bed waiting for me. We got to the hospital about 3AM and checked in. The Doctors had been told that a 90 year old man would be coming in. They could not believe I was the one. I was hooked up to monitors and IV drips and had blood work every three hours. Lots of X-rays and scans to confirm that I had a heart attack. On the evening of the 7th, I went into surgery where they did an angioplasty and inserted a stent into my left proximal complex artery. Back to ICU for more monitoring and blood work. I was released from the hospital on 9 December and have been at home recuperating. I am not to do any strenuous work or lift anything heavier than 5 pounds for the next 30 days. Guess I'll spend the time on flight sim.
Post by dave mcqueen on Jan 17, 2014 4:30:33 GMT -5
Jesse, I just saw your post. I'm still shaking after having read it. I am going in for a heart scan this morning which may lead to aortic surgery down the road a ways too. It was scary reading about what you have just gone through. I would have thought that a heart attack would take priority over the flu but what do I know. I am so glad you made it through the event. Take care, my friend. I hope you can take a relaxing cruise after you have recovered. -- Dave McQueen
Good grief, Jesse! That's a harrowing account of a serious event. You must be very very strong, thank goodness. Jesse my friend, do as the specialist advises you. Hope you'll have a speedy recovery. Like Dave I hope you can take a nice cruise once you have recovered and get yourself and the good lady spoiled to bits.
Dave, I hope that the scan will show that you don't need to undergo surgery.
Glad to hear that you're on the road to recovery Jesse. Sorry to hear that it took so long to get you into higher care at Lufkin.
For anyone wondering, here in Texas, the flu is bad. We've now had at least 2 deaths in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of otherwise healthy people, one of which had received the flu shot. I think that the hard temperature fall we had back in December had a lot to do with how hard northern Texas has been hit because so many got colds about the same time which opened them up to flu.
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Post by bob-bgan005 on Jan 18, 2014 23:59:05 GMT -5
I am so glad that you made it through you problems. It sounds like you are on the mend. With my family history, I am afraid I am going to go through the same thing. I am taking meds to help prevent it.
If you get back to flying, I hope you use FS2004. I FINALLY got the A2A Stratocruiser to get off the ground in FSX ( I hate FSX). Had to print out all the manuals and read them twice ans watch some videos I found on YouTube. I was able to start engines, adjust radios and fly. I have not landed yet. Trying to navigate right now. I do not like many things on the A2A 377. The Captain of the Ship software helps a lot. I have had the 377 since it was first introduced and this is my first good flight!