Angie what ? - Mojo requested

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  1. Comfort Player

    Comfort Player Silver Supporting Member

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    Heading in for an angiogram tomorrow due to a "pretty abnormal" nuclear stress test result. Good outcome would be a stent or two.

    Mojo, prayers, or whatever you got welcomed.

    "What interesting thing did you do today?" - not much, but ask me again tomorrow.
     
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  2. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon Silver Supporting Member

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    Just remember you're the man and f all that other noise
     
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  3. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    had one... they did a stent. piece of cake..don't sweat it....didn't they do a cardio cath first?
    Mojo sent...but you can put it in your pocket for another time.
    you will be fine.
     
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  4. Comfort Player

    Comfort Player Silver Supporting Member

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    No cath yet, I think that happens tomorrow. All new to me.
     
  5. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    Been thru it a few times good luck mojo to yah!
     
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  6. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    procedure takes about 15 mins...you are awake, can't feel anything and they give you sonething to keep you happy and calm...
    they tell you the results quickly..then you have to sit for about two hours so the little hole they put in your wrist doesnt bleed.
    They might give you a blood thinner...
    I've had two caths...I'm a big chicken **** but it's no biggie...trust me and sixstringfuel...we are Jersey Boys
    :)
     
  7. Stratobuc

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    Wish you guys all the best luck with your results. I've seen more doctors this year than in my whole life combined.
     
  8. ripple

    ripple To keep fresh, keep capped & cold. Silver Supporting Member

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    Been down that road myself ComfortPlayer. Good luck, and try not to stress or worry too much.

    Cardiac cath and a resulting triple bypass for me at 34 yrs old (surprise!). I also had a cardiac cath about 7 years ago (43 yrs old) when I started having more symptoms one day at work. The Cath procedures were a walk in the park compared to the triple bypass. And they've come a LONG way since I last had work done.

    The difference in technology between the two cath procedures was pretty wild. The second time they used a new gel/silicone type fluid to seal the femoral artery opening, versus clotting for an hour while immobile under a sandbag. Called Mynx or something... It hardens like a D cell battery under your skin, but disintegrates after a while.

    After the more recent cath procedure, I played a 3-set gig two days later, against the vehement protests of my cardiac surgeon, and I'm still here to tell it. Then again I'm a dumbass...

    You'll do fine and they'll get a good handle on any additional issues or problems that may need attention. Don't be afraid to ask the Doc questions... they tended not to offer up a lot of info unsolicited, but answered all of my questions.

    Well wishes, mojo and positive thoughts coming your way, brother.
     
  9. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    I have had 5 or 6 heart caths last one was about 3 months ago it's about the easiest procedure to get and very definitive results. The last one they did thru my wrist instead of groin which was even easier.
     
  10. Rimbaud

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    comfortplayer..ripple had the big 'un through the femoral artery..mine they just went through the wrist..I guess if they find sonething they would do the surgery at the same time, I had mine done as an outpatient, thus the wrist, and the stent was performed at a Cardiac hospital two weeks later...
     
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  11. Comfort Player

    Comfort Player Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the advise everyone, with the chest pain I have I know they will finds something. Just a matter of how bad. I will report back when able. In the meantime I think I am going to read the colonoscopy thread.
     
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    You can do a stint inside if you want, but you would probably rather a stent.
     
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  13. DustyRhodesJr

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    OP,

    Hope it turns out well. My dad has had it done and had stents a couple of times, and it
    is not that major of a thing- at least not as major as it may seem.

    Looks like there are others in this thread with health issues as well. To which I say to all,
    "May your days be plenty, and your troubles be few".
     
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  14. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    Mojo and prayers and good wishes for your speedy recovery.

    'Ride the tide' when it comes to the meds they'll pump in ya'.
    From what I hear, it is a very suave procedure.

    The MDs will tell you what to expect, and how to handle the next few days/weeks/months.
    If all goes to plan, you should be up and running in no time.
     
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  15. snow and steel

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    Ken;

    I had debated posting something up, but decided not to because I thought I might violate your personal wishes. I had the exact same thought - to ask everyone to keep you in their thoughts and prayers.

    You have my personal phone number - if you need anything, even if its n more than just a friendly ear, you call and don't be too proud to do it. I'll help in any way I can.
     
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  16. FFTT

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    5 years ago, my doctor told me I was a heart attack waiting to happen.

    Stress test etc revealed I have cardiomyopathy, less than desirable flow in one valve.
    It took me 5 years to pay off the cardiologist.

    I lost weight, changed my diet and the yard work keeps me physically active.

    Wish you all the best.
     
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  17. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    oh hell yeah!
    getting a tube reamed up your Keester is a barrel of laughs too...I've had the pleasure twice.
     
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  18. Stratonator

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    Good luck, OP!

    It's a cliché thing to say but your health is what's most important.
     
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    Be careful. I've had cholesterol of 300 since I was 40. Been thru all kinds of regimes of eating, pills etc. Basically I said BS to this all maybe 15 years back and quit doing anything about it.. I have a Stress test every 5 years or so. Last one I didn't last long but no huge indications... other than a minor ache in the chest. So my doc says "I think you should see a cardiologist just to be safe." Cardio wants to do the angiogram of course, just like the GP doing the stress test, they make big money on these things.
    I say " isn't there a non invasive test to see if I really have any blockage?" Yes he says, down at the University med center but it will probably cost you $2000-2500 out of pocket. I say "sign me up". Long story short, I had the test, after nearly 30 years of high cholesterol I have ZERO blockage. Oh and BTW, ......evidently my insurance ended up paying for the scan... no bill received.
    OTOH, my Brother in Law died of a heart attack when out of country on vacation. His cholesterol wasnt very high, but he had been seeing the doc. Go figure...
    A stent probably saved a drummer I used to play with's life though... he was reportedly nearly fully blocked.
     
  20. snow and steel

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    Just an FYI for everyone - I just got this from Ken;

    "Still waiting to go in. Got prepped and then they had an emergency. So still waiting."
     

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