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Message 1264321 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 6:15:19 UTC
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Hi all,

Thought I would make an appearance again. Haven't had a break in crunching, the machine's been plodding along nicely without any intervention, reboots or anything from me.

I got sick, so went quiet, but am back - for a while hopefully!

I managed to have a mild heart attack, that went undiagnosed for a long time (although I knew it had happened at the time!) and left me feeling incredibly unwell for weeks afterwards. My blood pressure was dangerously high and also went unnoticed, right to the point where I was close to having a stroke apparently - my head literally felt like it was exploding and I had such a loud ringing in my ears 24/7.

Those of you in the US that say we are lucky to have a national health service here - maybe not so - I had to go private at a cost of many many months of spending money to find out what was wrong and how to treat it.

So, lifestyle changes for me already in place. It's a genetic illness that has caused the problems, one that can't be "fixed", but one that lifestyle changes can certainly help keep under control.


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Message 1264325 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 6:48:02 UTC - in response to Message 1264321.  

My family on My Mothers side suffered from what was called hardening of the arteries, as that was what My Grandma died of, My Aunt had a pacemaker though & lived until She was 89, almost as long as My Great Grandpa on My Dads side, Great Grandpa lived until age 94...

Glad yer back and I hope feeling better Andy.
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Message 1264349 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 8:39:19 UTC

Sorry to hear of your illness Andy, but glad it is manageable, and welcome back :-)

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Message 1264356 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 9:00:30 UTC

Thanks Chris. I've still got a bit of time away from work, so spending time batch cooking healthy foods! I am so thankful for A/C right now!


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Message 1264405 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 11:55:38 UTC

Very sorry to hear about your health Andy.
Take care.

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Message 1264413 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 12:13:36 UTC

Glad you were able to get it taken care of. I have 5 bits of chicken wire around mine. As for cost, my care cost in excess of 300K US. For the average american that's about 5 years wages. So who know who has the better system. I am just glad it worked for both of us.

By the way have you heard of the caveman Diet. It's what I am on and it works for me.
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Message 1264490 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 16:47:58 UTC - in response to Message 1264413.  



By the way have you heard of the caveman Diet. It's what I am on and it works for me.


No idea what that is - I'll Google it.

I haven't been put on a special diet, but my problem isn't weight or Cholesterol - just decided I should lose a bit and get fitter in light of my near miss.


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Message 1264505 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 17:12:56 UTC - in response to Message 1264490.  

Glad you are back and doing better. Diet and
exercise will certainly help prevent any
further occurances.

Be well Andy.


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Message 1264543 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 18:11:44 UTC

Sorry to hear of your difficulties. Just stick to the management plan so we can have your wit and wisdom around here for a long time.

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Message 1264663 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 22:07:40 UTC

Hang in there Andy, we are pulling for you.
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Message 1264668 - Posted: 26 Jul 2012, 22:26:45 UTC

Couldn´t agree more Celt.
Same for you.

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Message 1264727 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 2:15:52 UTC

Andy - so sorry to hear about your recent health difficulties. Heart attacks in young people are often not diagnosed right away. I know two women, both skinny little things, who had mild heart attacks quite young. I wish you a speedy recovery and a long and happy life, my friend.
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Message 1264730 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 2:40:55 UTC - in response to Message 1264321.  

Hi all,

Thought I would make an appearance again. Haven't had a break in crunching, the machine's been plodding along nicely without any intervention, reboots or anything from me.

I got sick, so went quiet, but am back - for a while hopefully!

I managed to have a mild heart attack, that went undiagnosed for a long time (although I knew it had happened at the time!) and left me feeling incredibly unwell for weeks afterwards. My blood pressure was dangerously high and also went unnoticed, right to the point where I was close to having a stroke apparently - my head literally felt like it was exploding and I had such a loud ringing in my ears 24/7.

Those of you in the US that say we are lucky to have a national health service here - maybe not so - I had to go private at a cost of many many months of spending money to find out what was wrong and how to treat it.

So, lifestyle changes for me already in place. It's a genetic illness that has caused the problems, one that can't be "fixed", but one that lifestyle changes can certainly help keep under control.


Welcome back bud I hope things go uphill from here. And national health car is blah in my book. ;)
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Message 1264774 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 7:38:50 UTC

Well you have no idea how I worried about Andy. He plans a visit to SF, then disappears.
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Message 1264805 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 10:13:04 UTC

Good to see you back Andy, and I am sorry to hear of your inhereted problems. As least you indicate things are manageable, and changes will improve maters.

Get well
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Message 1264895 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 16:19:06 UTC

Andy, glad to hear that you finally got answers, and are on the road to better health. May your efforts be successful, I too, enjoy your company here.
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Message 1264947 - Posted: 27 Jul 2012, 18:06:39 UTC

Crikey, sounds quite horrid. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Message 1265102 - Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 6:20:09 UTC

Wow! Thanks all for such warm responses. I'm genuinely touched. Thank you.


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Message 1265107 - Posted: 28 Jul 2012, 6:54:06 UTC

Welcome back, I'm sorry to hear of your difficulties and am glad you are getting better and are on the right track.


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