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Offline deepcreek

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My Achy Breaky Heart
« on: June 22, 2019, 11:27 AM »
Some of you may have noticed I have been offline for some time.

I had open heart surgery five weeks ago and just now feel good enough to make this post.

As a child, I had Rheumatic Fever and decades later it caused my Mitral valve to stop working properly.

My surgeon replaced it with a bioprosthetic tissue valve and also did a triple bypass while he was under the hood.

They did it at Baylor St. Luke’s Texas Heart Institute so I was in very good hands.

Nevertheless, there were some complications so my recovery has been a lot harder than expected.

I hope to be back to making sawdust in another month or so.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Joe
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Houston, Texas

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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: My Achy Breaky Heart
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 11:40 AM »
Good luck and a smooth recovery, Joe.  Your dust extractor misses you...   [big grin]
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Offline rmhinden

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Re: My Achy Breaky Heart
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 11:57 AM »
Whoa!  I hope you recover quickly.

Bob

Offline RobBob

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Re: My Achy Breaky Heart
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 11:58 AM »
Don't feel like the Lone Ranger...I had my mitral valve replaced back in 1995.  At the time, for my youngish age (37), a mechanical valve was recommended because it will typically last a lifetime.  Mechanical in this case means a stainless steel ring with two, one direction pyrolytic carbon leaflets forming a type of shutter.  The downside is that I have take a blood thinner.
Due to my young age, the heart surgery was easy.  Only my sternum ached.

March of this year, I had my right hip replaced with a titanium and ceramic implant.  The hip surgery was very easy and close to pain free.

Get well soon!
« Last Edit: June 22, 2019, 12:03 PM by RobBob »

Offline Alex

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Re: My Achy Breaky Heart
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 12:03 PM »
I wish you the best and hope you recover soon, Joe. You'll be back making dust on no time.

Offline Don T

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Re: My Achy Breaky Heart
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 12:31 PM »
Wish you a fast and full recovery.
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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: My Achy Breaky Heart
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2019, 01:21 PM »
Hi Joe, glad you are now fixed up and on the mend. My wife works in a well known heart hospital, here in the UK, and I am constantly surprised at what the docs can do nowadays, the pioneering is incredible.

Rest now and recuperate at your own speed, good luck to you.

Offline rvieceli

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Re: My Achy Breaky Heart
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2019, 01:25 PM »
Wishing you a speedy recovery. But go at your own pace, don’t rush it.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron
« Last Edit: June 22, 2019, 04:17 PM by rvieceli »

Offline ScotF

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Re: My Achy Breaky Heart
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2019, 02:54 PM »
I wish you all the best and to a speedy recovery. A month will fly by in no time...

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: My Achy Breaky Heart
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2019, 03:05 PM »
Best wishes for a successful and speedy recovery!

Peter

Offline jobsworth

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Re: My Achy Breaky Heart
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2019, 03:57 PM »
Get better buddy. It seems yer on the mend, but take your time and dont rush it. Youll be back at it in no time