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Offline cliffp

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2017, 07:44 AM »
@deepcreek, Twelve years ago I had a bad back that caused me to be off work for 4 months and taking NSAIDs was causing havoc with my stomach and I had to stop taking them. Initially the back pain was very bad but after a few days it went away. Hopefully the same will happen for you. Hope things improve for you...
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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2017, 09:07 AM »
@Holmz Amen to that!
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Offline HowardH

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2017, 06:33 PM »
So here I am reading this thread feeling a little sorry for myself since I have to get a colonoscopy tomorrow morning.  Let's just say I'm probably going to be interrupted a few times while I type this.  Like most people, I hate the day before, the prep is awful.  I should be cleaner than a hounds tooth by tomorrow morning but it's really nothing compared to what you guys have gone through.  My wife is ready to divorce me about all the complaining I have been doing, I'm reverting back to being a 6 year old, but I know it's for the best.  No more complaining!  I'm going to suck it up and power through this evening.. as I'm running to the bathroom... gotta go!!!   [scared] [scared] [scared]
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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2017, 08:00 PM »
So here I am reading this thread feeling a little sorry for myself since I have to get a colonoscopy tomorrow morning.  Let's just say I'm probably going to be interrupted a few times while I type this.  Like most people, I hate the day before, the prep is awful.  I should be cleaner than a hounds tooth by tomorrow morning but it's really nothing compared to what you guys have gone through.  My wife is ready to divorce me about all the complaining I have been doing, I'm reverting back to being a 6 year old, but I know it's for the best.  No more complaining!  I'm going to suck it up and power through this evening.. as I'm running to the bathroom... gotta go!!!   [scared] [scared] [scared]

@HowardH
My mother died from Bowel Cancer so I have a Colonoscopy every three years. So I share your feelings at this 'special time'  [big grin]. For tomorrow may I wish you all the best in hearing excellent results from your specialist.

Sounds like you have been through this before. Unlike 10 plus years ago when the products I used kept me up all night, I find the newer cleansing products allow some good sleep after 3-5 movements and before a few final movements in the morning. Anyway enjoy the sandwich and coffee afterwards!  [smile]
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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2017, 08:41 PM »
So here I am reading this thread feeling a little sorry for myself since I have to get a colonoscopy tomorrow morning.  Let's just say I'm probably going to be interrupted a few times while I type this.  Like most people, I hate the day before, the prep is awful.  I should be cleaner than a hounds tooth by tomorrow morning but it's really nothing compared to what you guys have gone through.  My wife is ready to divorce me about all the complaining I have been doing, I'm reverting back to being a 6 year old, but I know it's for the best.  No more complaining!  I'm going to suck it up and power through this evening.. as I'm running to the bathroom... gotta go!!!   [scared] [scared] [scared]

 Ok Howard,

 I've had a few colonoscopies and the prep is never pleasant. But take heart, it's a good diagnostic tool and it will be over before you know it. Just make sure your urologist doesn't send you a bouquet of roses the next day :o [scared] [blink] :-X. And noooooooooooooo, no flowers for me.
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Offline HowardH

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2017, 09:40 PM »
this is my third time, maybe fourth? I try to block out the unpleasant experiences in my life.  As soon as its over, I'm already dreading the 3-5 years that are going to go by when I will have to do it again.  My GE guy is bit archaic in his approach.  He doesn't like trying new prep methods that are a lot less problematic than trying to force down 4 liters of foulness.  After this, it's time to go find another doc who actually keeps up with the literature...
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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2017, 11:56 AM »
Well, just got back, got the ole feet up in the recliner and a snooze is in the offing!  No power tools today!  Got a few small polyps, nothing unexpected and he said he'll see me again in 5 years.  I've started the countdown clock..   [big grin]
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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2017, 02:07 PM »
Glad to hear everything went well.
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Offline HowardH

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2017, 02:47 PM »
You too!  I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hijack the thread...  I should go by another Festool to celebrate!   ;D
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Offline Rusty Miller

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2017, 06:00 PM »
Great outcome Howard!  I know those colonoscopies are a pain but the alternative can be a lot worse. (Experience talking)

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Offline HowardH

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2017, 06:37 PM »
Thanks.  This seems to be my month for seeing docs.   On the 29th of this month I go in for a L4-L5 laminectomy and fusion.  Got a great neurosurgeon and he said my golf swing will be good as new in 3-4 months.  I'm really lucky tho.  At 59, this will be the first time I have ever had to spend the night in a hospital. 
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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2017, 06:47 AM »
I managed to end up back at the ER and then in the hospital CCU with fluid on my heart aka congestive heart failure.  Believe me, breathing is underrated.  Friday through Monday - A four day weekend filled with boredom, misery, and urination.  They pulled off a ton of fluid with diuretics and ran me through the Cath lab to clear a couple of lingering blockages.

The cause is being attributed to a number of factors.  I'd been working long hours in the shop for weeks trying to meet a deadline.  Lots of stress.  Losing too much weight too fast.  (Forty pounds in three months.)  Who knew!  Not eating enough for my level of activity.  (My A1C dropped from 8.9 to 5.6 in the same period and my cholesterol is down to 93.)  And last but not least, skipping my diuretic last Wednesday for a 10 hour round trip in the car.  "Didn't cause it but didn't help."

I'm feeling better now and going to continue to eat healthy and try to make the most of this second (or third) chance at life.
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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2017, 09:24 AM »
Joe,

Sorry to hear about your additional challenges.  TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! (shouting was intentional)

Work is just that.  Life is precious. 

Thinking of you I remembered a Simon and Garfunkel song and thought an adaptation of lyrics might be appropriate:

Slow down you move too fast.  Gotta make your lifetime last.  Not kicking down that tomb stone; looking for fun and feeling Dominoey.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2017, 10:12 AM »
 Joe,

 What Peter said. Meeting that deadline on a project isn't worth it if you are not around to finish it. Slow it down, your priority is your health. Please do take care.
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Offline Tinker

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2017, 11:39 AM »
Joe, It is great that you can, and do work. That keeps you going. But, you gotta slow down once in a while.

Years ago, I was pouring and finishing a concrete floor for a friend who had done my excavaton work for many years. As we were waiting for the concrete to cure for the next operation, we were sitting at his kitchen table enjoying a couple of cold ones.  The phone rang.  My friend answered and soon, he replied, "Obviously you don't need me," and hung up.  He told me, "That guy needed somebody immediately. I just don't move that fast."  There comes a time when we all should adapt that atitude.
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Offline Knight Woodworks

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Re: Serious as a Heart Attack
« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2017, 05:28 PM »
What these guys said!!

Take good care.

John