• Update

    From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Sat Apr 30 09:17:14 2022
    Hello All,

    Thursday night, I was admitted to the hospital as I had a small but significant
    heart attack. It didn't show up on an EKG but one particular enzyme level was inflated (an enzyme the heart produces during a heart attack) which is worrysome. My cardiologist told me at this rate, I may not live until June.

    So we are working on trying to mitigate as many risk factors as possible so I can get my triple bypass surger done as soon as possible. I may get my six remaining teeth pulled by the VA early next week. There are other things that have to be looked at, such as my high A1C.

    I may be in the hospital for weeks at this point. Everything is still a bit up
    in the air but things will not be returning to normal for me for quite a while.

    I did bring my laptop and do have access to my BBS.

    I may go for days without contact but I am still around. Wish me luck as I am going to need it.

    It might be a while before I get another issue of the FG out but I will continue to do so. I actually have the software on my laptop to publish the FG.

    -- Sean

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  • From Vincent Coen@2:250/1 to Sean Dennis on Sat Apr 30 16:51:48 2022
    Hello Sean!

    Saturday April 30 2022 09:17, you wrote to All:

    Thursday night, I was admitted to the hospital as I had a small but significant
    heart attack. It didn't show up on an EKG but one particular enzyme
    level was inflated (an enzyme the heart produces during a heart
    attack) which is worrysome. My cardiologist told me at this rate, I
    may not live until June.

    I may be in the hospital for weeks at this point. Everything is still
    a bit up in the air but things will not be returning to normal for me
    for quite a while.

    I did bring my laptop and do have access to my BBS.

    I may go for days without contact but I am still around. Wish me luck
    as I am going to need it.

    It might be a while before I get another issue of the FG out but I
    will continue to do so. I actually have the software on my laptop to publish the FG.

    Stress is a possibly risk factor so to hell with doing the Gazette or doing so to a time schedule, if it is a few days late so what?

    Stop doing any thing that increases your stress and if there is any indication of the quality of the bed, room or hospital food (I am going by the UK NHS one's here) you have enough to deal with - CHILL OUT, relax etc and more importantly get well,

    Best of luck and try and keep resting, we are all rooting / routing for you.

    Yes I know bad pun - what ever :)

    Best wishes,

    Vincent

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  • From John Dovey@4:920/1.1 to Vincent Coen on Sat Apr 30 11:41:31 2022

    Stress is a possibly risk factor so to hell with doing the Gazette or doing so to a time schedule, if it is a few days late so what?

    Stop doing any thing that increases your stress and if there is any indication of the quality of the bed, room or hospital food (I am going by the UK NHS one's here) you have enough to deal with - CHILL OUT, relax etc and more importantly get well,

    Best of luck and try and keep resting, we are all rooting / routing for you.

    I agree wholeheartedly. Focus on getting through this.

    John
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  • From Alejandro Filimonchuk@4:900/102 to Sean Dennis on Sat Apr 30 17:42:15 2022
    Sean, my best wishes! Get well and dont worry about ANYTHING!

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  • From Björn Wiberg@2:201/137 to Sean Dennis on Sun May 1 10:30:07 2022
    Hello Sean,

    On 30 Apr 2022, Sean Dennis said the following...
    I may be in the hospital for weeks at this point. Everything is still a bit up
    in the air but things will not be returning to normal for me for quite a while.

    Sorry to hear that -- wishing you all the best and hoping all will go well!

    Best regards
    Bjrn

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to SEAN DENNIS on Sun May 1 10:16:00 2022
    I may go for days without contact but I am still around. Wish me luck as I am
    going to need it.

    Good luck, Sean. Hopefully they get everything mitigated and get your
    surgery pushed forward!

    Mike


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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Vincent Coen on Sun May 1 16:05:34 2022
    Vincent Coen wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Best of luck and try and keep resting, we are all rooting / routing
    for you.

    Thank you and I am in good hands here. Tomorrow will hopefully be the day I get some answers on where they are going next with me.

    -- Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Alejandro Filimonchuk on Sun May 1 16:06:32 2022
    Alejandro Filimonchuk wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Sean, my best wishes! Get well and dont worry about ANYTHING!

    Thank you and I am trying not to worry.

    -- Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Wed May 4 09:21:39 2022
    Hello All,

    I will be in the hospital until next Monday (this is not due to my heart attack; they are doing other procedures I need that are easier to perform since I am already admitted) so it will be another week or so for a new issue of the FG.

    I am doing okay. Surgery is postponed until I get my diabetes under better control and a few other things happen. I am also on medication now that I should have been put on the first heart attack and that will make me more stable.

    -- Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Fri May 6 17:34:17 2022
    Hi everyone,

    I just talked to my heart surgeon and due to where the blockages are in my heart, they cannot do bypass surgery. They will be talking to the surgeon
    that runs the cath lab to see if they can put stents in instead. The onus
    of my recovery is going to be on me.

    -- Sean

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Sean Dennis on Sat May 7 09:57:31 2022
    I just talked to my heart surgeon and due to where the blockages are in
    my heart, they cannot do bypass surgery. They will be talking to the surgeon
    that runs the cath lab to see if they can put stents in instead. The
    onus of my recovery is going to be on me.

    The way I heard about it is that a stent is way less invasive but your crotch will never feel the same anymore ... 8-)

    \%/@rd

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  • From Vincent Coen@2:250/1 to Sean Dennis on Sat May 7 15:11:43 2022
    Hello Sean!

    Friday May 06 2022 17:34, you wrote to All:

    Hi everyone,

    I just talked to my heart surgeon and due to where the blockages are
    in my heart, they cannot do bypass surgery. They will be talking to
    the surgeon that runs the cath lab to see if they can put stents in
    instead. The onus of my recovery is going to be on me.

    Stent's if suitable is the way to go as it is a simple (for the patient) and you can go home the same day with only a hour or so recovery to check that all is well.

    For mine is was inserted near the groin but these days they have started using the arm and you can watch the whole process in a monitor but mine was a black and white job so harder to work it out so not bored and had a quick cat nap. You can ask for a relaxant jab if you want but it will be very mild as they want you awake - mostly to report any pain.

    I currently have 3 + 4 - yep seven but if I ever need fixes for the heart I was
    informed it would be open surgery which I would prefer to avoid if there is a choice what with suffering from a problem back for many years.

    Stent's is usually backed up with taking a blood thinner such as Clopidigrel 75mg daily - just have to avoid getting a cut and remember to go off it 3 days before any surgery - you tend to have an issue with blood clotting for a cut etc - so a issue for any surgery. The drug (I have been told in the past) for reversing the effect has its own problems that is best avoided.
    Going to the dentist I go off it a clean two days before but do not bother for covid jabs as that is goes straight into mussel

    Vincent

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Ward Dossche on Sat May 7 07:00:15 2022
    Ward Dossche wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    The way I heard about it is that a stent is way less invasive but your crotch will never feel the same anymore ... 8-)

    That happened in 2010 and I have the scars to prove it...

    This time, they will go through a minor incision in my right wrist right
    into my heart. It's a day surgery, thankfully.

    I am not sure how long I will be hospitalized but I am hoping I can go home next week. My best friend and my parents are checking my apartment and watering my plants every other day. My neighbors to the side and rear of me are also keeping an eye on my apartment and can reach my friend if need be.
    My landlord knows I am bouncing between hospitals.

    I am glad that I have a chance to make things right with myself. Not
    everyone gets this chance!

    Two heart attacks have also caused me to think about priorities in my life
    and how to rearrange them.

    With any luck, there might be a FG issue for week after next. :)

    Right now, I am awake at 7 AM awaiting breakfast with a rumbling stomach. Thankfully, the painkiller I am on for mouth pain and the antibiotics I am receiving via IV are not causing me any major issues except for a few minor side effects.

    -- Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Vincent Coen on Sat May 7 18:30:05 2022
    Vincent Coen wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Stent's if suitable is the way to go as it is a simple (for the
    patient) and you can go home the same day with only a hour or so
    recovery to check that all is well.

    For me, they will more than likely keep me overnight which is no big deal.
    I am looking forward to getting home though!

    For mine is was inserted near the groin but these days they have
    started using the arm and you can watch the whole process in a monitor
    but mine was a black and white job so harder to work it out so not
    bored and had a quick cat nap. You can ask for a relaxant jab if you
    want but it will be very mild as they want you awake - mostly to
    report any pain.

    They'll go through my right wrist and give me a fentanyl dosage to sedate me but keep me awake. I'll probably just nap like I did during my heart cath. The surgeon that is doing the stents is top-notch and a nice guy to boot.
    He did my heart cath also,

    Stent's is usually backed up with taking a blood thinner such as Clopidigrel 75mg daily - just have to avoid getting a cut and remember
    to go off it 3 days before any surgery - you tend to have an issue with blood clotting for a cut etc - so a issue for any surgery. The drug (I have been told in the past) for reversing the effect has its own
    problems that is best avoided. Going to the dentist I go off it a clean two days before but do not bother for covid jabs as that is goes
    straight into mussel

    I've been on Elliquis since March 2020 when I had my DVT and PE. I am on Plavix (clopidigrel) also; they put me on it when I had my first heart
    attack. I am also on isosorbate which is a long-lasting vasodilator in a
    pill form. I will also have nitro at the ready.

    The biggest thing I have to do is get the diabetes under control as well as
    my diet (which should be easy with no teeth).

    My next battle is getting dentures.

    -- Sean

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