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Sometimes, no matter what you do....

Its just not enough.

ahhh, never to busy to go sailing... may not be physically able to at this moment, but I will, I promise, go sailing once again.

I'm proof that the good die young. I'm still here.

I just came home from the hospital.
Again.
Last Wednesday, around 5pm, I felt the ticker begin to go south. Again.

I make the call to the Cuban, and she's going to meet me @ the hospital.
Arrive about 15 mins. later, they wheel me in, and I won't go into what I feel was a rather inept ER staff, but lets just say when my pulse ox is 84% on 3 different fingers ITS NOT THE MACHINE!
No, I don’t need a blood pressure tablet, or an anti-anxiety pill, I need nitro, morphine, and a cardio consult you twit! Its not my first rodeo Seconds count!
So, around 11:00pm, I'm back in the cath lab. The stent inserted last week occluded.
2 more stents, more dope in me than a crack whore, current ejection fraction hovering around 25-30% More blood thinners. If I cut myself shaving, the Red Cross should be called for type/match.
More damage to the only muscle that really counts.

Docs tell me that that in 90 days, I get a pacemaker/defib… get this… “just to prevent sudden death”. That’s nice to hear.

Think about that as you sit down to thanksgiving dinner this week… “just to prevent sudden death.”

By the grace of God, go I.

He must have some plan for me, He can't be done with me here on earth yet, I mean 5 Mi's, now 8, or 9 stents, I can't remember, and I'm still kickin'. Not kicking as hard as I used to, but kickin' nonetheless.
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Whew, all I can say is best of luck and here's hoping you have a quick recovery. Getting back on the boat will probably be the best thing you can do. Again, get better soon and don't let the hospitals do you in.
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery - and you've solved the mystery of "Cardiac" Paul - til now I thought it was the heart attack your clients got when you presented them with your bill!
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery and many years of sailing ahead! I always appreciate your knowledgable responses on this web site--so please continue to "hang around".
As a 55 year old, approaching the age of heart attacks and similar challenges, I'm wondering how you have survived 5 MIs and the other procedures you mentioned--any suggestions, other than to go sailing lots?
Frank.
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Best Wishes

Paul,
Greetings from a fellow Texoma Sailor who also happens to be an M.D. (not a cardiologist, though!). I'm sure many here in the SailNet community share my wishes for a safe and speedy recovery for you.
My best to you and yours, and here's hoping the holidays bring you peace, tranquility and good health!

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Best of luck for a speedy recovery and many more seasons on the water.
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good luck. I have always enjoyed your posts
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Paul:

Hello from Grand Lake of the Cherokees. Reading your thread has made me get off of my back side and take stock of my position. I watch my diet low fat and carbs, but have let exercise fall by the wayside. Thanks to you I have retrieved the treadmill from storage, and have started a three day a week program. Since I am young only 62, I need to stay in condition, so I can continue sailing when I am old. Good luck with the Pacemaker, guess no nuker on the boat Ha Ha.

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Take care of yourself

Take care Paul, I enjoy reading your posts. I'll do some prayen for ya.
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