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Discussion in 'College Football Soundoff' started by 1995_StateChamps, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:33 AM.
Had Open Heart Surgery 2 weeks ago. First time Online. Glad to be among the living!
Had an Aortic Dissection in the middle of the work day.
Leaving aside that you're a TEXAS fan...…
You've always been one of the most fact-based, statistic driven (and ACCURATE, I might add ) posters I've seen on this Board. I'm glad you pulled through and I posted The Lord's Prayer for a reason.
I appreciate it. Its good to be alive! 42 is much too young to leave.
Everybody in their own hearts will "understand it," and give you a golf clap for saying it's good to be alive.
Perhaps you'd like to share your story LEADING UP TO the whole ordeal ?
Holy cow, you are blessed. God must not be ready for you yet so make your time count. I’m glad you made it through such an ordeal
Scary. Glad you are still with us OP.
You are extremely lucky. You must live/work close to a good trauma center. Glad it worked out for you.
Glad you're still with us.
So tell the entire story, that is one most never live to tell?
Lucky to be alive.
Happy for you that everything went well
Second chances like what you just experienced offer the most awesome vantage point for one's life.
Good luck OP and take advantage of your new perspective. Take care.
Very happy to hear you're okay!
Glad you're ok. As another poster said, I always liked how you use stats and facts in your arguments.
Glad you made it. Does that experience make you feel differently about life? If so, how?
Good stuff. Hope you have a great recovery.
In 2016 I ended up in the ER because my blood pressure was high. They decided to keep me overnight to do some tests. One of those tests included a ultrasound of my heart, which revealed that I had a small aneurysm. So , plan was to just monitor it and control my blood pressure. So FFWD to 2019...I work in an investment banking group in Downtown Houston...I had not had any issues with the aneurysm thus far....but I am a stubborn guy in his early 40's who still plays sports and half ass takes his BP meds... Its not uncommon for me to miss a day or two before I refill. Part of that is because I use the VA for my insurance (Not anymore though!) I'm a 70% Disabled Vet purely from PTSD, which allows me to get free medical care at the VA. The only catch is I have to be seen by who they say I can be seen by and it is often very inconvenient. Going to the VA in Houston is like going to a county Hospital in any major metro area, and you usually see someone more messed up than you and you feel bad about even going..but its free. Also, it can be very inconvenient. I live 30+ miles north of Houston in the suburbs, and the VA hospital is on the Southside...and I have small children.. The VA allows you to reorder prescriptions through the regular mail...so that is what I usually do, but sometimes they come late. Its just a hassle. Whenever I have medical issues I ALWAYS go to the Civilian hospitals near my house and just send the bill to the VA later.
This last issue was May 31st. It was a normal work day about 130pm in the afternoon....I was actually on the phone and for some reason I just "felt funny"...my chest started getting tight and I started sweating really bad. I gave my truck keys to a coworker, had another co-worker call my Dad, one call my wife and one call my daughter, and one call 9-11.
9-11 came and they did a EKG, and all that stuff but they didn't know what was wrong with me. I remember making sure they did not take me to the VA, I work about 10 minutes away from the Texas Medical Center...which has nearly 50 hospitals and and great specialists. So they took me to Memorial Herman Hospital and they had to do an ultrasound on my heart to realize that my aorta was torn... The surgeon came and told me they would have to go in and repair it and that they would have to freeze my brain and the surgery would take 8 hours. Once they finished...I woke up and remained in the hospital another week. I'm still going through recovery now, and even had a stroke 2 days after surgery, but I'm still here.
may God bless you all the days of your life my man
Hang in there Champ! God Bless You!
While you were crossing over, and before you returned, you didn’t happen to run into LB did you?
Where was the stroke and do they know why?
god bless you op. I'm glad you're still with us.
Is LB gone???
I remember messaging his nephew on facebook inquiring about his status about a month ago, but I got no answer.
I’m not sure. Was hoping you could tell us.
Praise The Lord our God
Glad you didn't! Even if you do root for the wrong team, glad it all went well. I hope you recover swiftly. Good luck OP
Glad they found it. Aortic tears are insane. We just had a 20 year old girl die from one here at my hospital because it went unnoticed. She was here for an auto accident.
Good to hear. Especially after losing Smitty in that fashion.
Take care! It is a reminder to all of us of how precious every single day is. Stay well.
Those surgeons are the best. They talk about the most extreme stuff in everyday language...
Second chances should be taken advantage of. Saban can still be your coach, just come on over to the Crimson Tide side!!! Glad you're ok. RTR!!!
Not many live with that. You had some angels on earth that acted hella fast.
Dag nabbit.... I was hoping to get your stuff......
Good job dude.... way to pull through...
Being a football board I am reminded of this old quote. When the great scorer comes to mark against your name. It's not whether you won or lost but how you played the game.
A second chance. Use it wisely. God Bless.
That is some ordeal! Glad you made it. We that live in Houston are so fortunate to have some of the best medical facilities on the planet! God speed on your recovery.