In the hospital

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by spinnaker, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. spinnaker

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    Well I never thought I would be here for this as I am in pretty good shape but in the he hospital with heart issues? Have a blocked artery.

    They have me on meds. No at noon yet? Feeling pretty good now but getting bored.
     
  2. nsaspook

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    Bummer. Get well soon.
     
  3. MaxHeadRoom

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    I had a quad bypass 10yrs ago, it went un-diagnosed for 10yrs before that, all it takes is a simple stress test on a T.M. to find the status in 2 minutes.
    Max.
     
  4. wayneh

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    You have internet access but are getting bored? It seems to be enough to keep an entire generation occupied. You need to learn about perceived dress colors and rampaging llamas!

    I also suggest sudoku puzzles.

    Most importantly, get out of there as fast as you can. Good luck.
     
  5. atferrari

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    Will the doctors allow you to go back home by bicycle? Hope so.

    Get well sp!:)
     
  6. tcmtech

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    A girl I went to school with that was two grades ahead of me just had a heart attack at age 42 or 43. Been a smoker since before the end of high school though. :(
     
  7. spinnaker

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    Can't work on my latest project. I am bummed!

    Have been reading up on healthier eating. As far as cardio exercise my habits are very good but diet not so.
     
  8. killivolt

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    You and me got off on a bad start; I'm sorry to hear your having heart problems. I include Fruit juice or fresh fruit as well; just don't go over board.

    Journal everything you eat and write stressful moments; keeping records is a way to stay on top of a lifestyle change ;)

    Good luck, get well soon!

    kv
     
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  9. JoeJester

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    Take care and get well spinnaker.
     
  10. Brownout

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    Get better soon!
     
  11. wayneh

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    Are you sure? Maybe it's time to learn a new software application, or design tool, or find a 3D printing service, etc. My point is, there's usually something I've been meaning to get to that usually takes too much time to research. But if I'm tied up...

    Hope things are looking brighter today.
     
  12. Reloadron

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    Just relax, rest and see what they have to say and do. Being in a hospital with a heart issue isn't a bad thing. You are in a good place and fortunately with a diagnosed problem. Relax and make the best of things. Please do keep us apprised of how you are doing.

    Take Care
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  13. Lestraveled

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    Get out of there as soon as you can. To heck with your latest project, your current project is to get healthy enough to go home. Your next project is to not do what got you in the hospital in the first place.

    So there. Get well soon.
     
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  14. spinnaker

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    Well I am out. Not feeling so hot. All these new med I guess.

    I nearly had another heart attack getting my bill. $240! One item alone Renexa is $230! Have about 8 in total.

    I am going to try to go to the Cleveland clinic this week or early next to see if there are alternatives. I do not want to have to take a whole pharmacy of drugs.
     
  15. cmartinez

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    I hate hospitals.. my father was a doctor, a Pediatrician to be precise... I've always been a bookworm and I made the mistake when I was little to actually have a look at some of his books... That's probably the reason I didn't follow in his footsteps.
    Get well soon Spinnaker! When you go home I suggest you have a glass or two of the best cabernet sauvignon you can find... I suggest australian Black Opal, or Little Penguin, both are affordable, yet very pleasing to the palate...
     
  16. #12

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    Most drugs have alternatives, but the doctors often enough don't know the price. They prescribe it just because it's new. And..some doctors lack the wisdom of age. About a year ago some pup of a doctor tried to save me from hydrocodone by giving me fentanyl. :eek:

    No thanks!

    ps, I got a diagnosis for my back problem after only 7 months. It will heal, but it takes about 1 year to 2 years. I am very happy to know I didn't break something that won't grow back.
     
  17. Reloadron

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    If you need anything at all while in my backyard just let me know. Seriously, shoot me a PM and I'll give you my phone number. Retired people have a surplus of time on their hands. :)

    As to drug cost? Get with your specialist and your regular doctor and mention samples. I take Lisinopril which is a cheap drug, I also take Bystolic and while not real expensive at around $130 a month (that may drop with my new insurance and Medicare) my regular doctor will just hand me 3 or 4 month supplies from his samples stash. Heck, I figure I am doing good as I have friends taking 4 and 5 meds per day. If a drug has a generic you can do well, if not then yes, even after insurance figure on paying.

    Ron
     
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  18. killivolt

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    Same here; my Dulara is costly but the lung Doc just handed me a year supply. I need to go back and get them to do a stress test on my heart; not sure if I can do cardio or not.

    I've been in the gym for my torn ACL; Physical Therapy. Luckily it was a minor tear; you can strengthen the muscles around the knee; seems to be working without surgery. I still have eight weeks before another evaluation to determine if surgery is required.

    kv
     
  19. #12

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    My doctor can still gross me out, and I'm 64 years old!
     
  20. R!f@@

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    Get well soon.
     
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