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Old 12-13-2006, 11:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy My dad had a heart attack today.

I was at work when he called me from the ambulance. I of course left work, went home to get my car and got to the hospital asap. The doctors sounded grim as hell when I first talked to them and my dad looked like sh|t. But it turns out that he's going to be ok and should be up to his normal routine in a week or so. He had one of his arteries blocked, but the angioplasty worked perfectly and his heart should heal up well. They have to keep him at the hospital for 72 hours. I was there all day today and I'll go back up in the morning.

Healthy guy his whole life, although at 5'8" and pushing 200lbs, he could stand to lose a bit of weight. He'll be 62 in February.

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Old 12-13-2006, 11:07 PM   #2
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good to hear man, that is always scary stuff
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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I'm glad he's going to make a nice recovery.

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Old 12-13-2006, 11:07 PM   #4
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Glad he's doing well. My father had a quad bypass a couple years back, so I know what you're going through. Hang in there.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:07 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear, Matt. However, this will likely make his dieting much easier and he'll likely get healthier very quickly.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:07 PM   #6
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Wow.
Things like this act as a reminder to value life, spend time together, and say "I love you".
Glad to hear it went so (relatively) "well".

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Old 12-13-2006, 11:08 PM   #7
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Glad he made it.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:09 PM   #8
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That drive to hospital is always nerve racking as all hell. Good to hear hes ok.

Their techniques for this stuff is improving all the time and due to the whole keyhole thing its not half as invasive as it used to be. 62 is not old but its not young, just dont give him and jack in a boxes for a few weeks and im sure he will be fine for many years to come.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:09 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear it. Modern medicine can do some amazing things.

Here's a suggestion...visit him in the morning tomorrow...then leave for a bit. Let him rest. If you're there...he'll feel like he needs to interact with you. Come back in the evening and talk with him again. Keep visitors to a minimum for right now. Let him get back on his feet.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:12 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear, Matt. However, this will likely make his dieting much easier and he'll likely get healthier very quickly.
exactly. as strange as it sounds, this heart attack may have saved his life.


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Sorry to hear it. Modern medicine can do some amazing things.

Here's a suggestion...visit him in the morning tomorrow...then leave for a bit. Let him rest. If you're there...he'll feel like he needs to interact with you. Come back in the evening and talk with him again. Keep visitors to a minimum for right now. Let him get back on his feet.
Good idea. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:13 PM   #11
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just curious.....when was the last time he had a physical?
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:18 PM   #12
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just curious.....when was the last time he had a physical?
heh. he's not one to go the doctor. I would say it had been many years. Not exactly the smartest thing in the world.

He'll be going on a lifetime supply of Lipitor, healthy(er) eating and exercise from now on.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:19 PM   #13
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So who is the father of Satan, and why is he mortal?

(sorry, couldnt help it, glad he's ok...)
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:20 PM   #14
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Expect a prescription for the "South Beach" diet.
That's a good thing, too.

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Old 12-13-2006, 11:21 PM   #15
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I'm sorry Matt - I'll keep him and your family in my prayers.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:21 PM   #16
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So who is the father of Satan, and why is he mortal?

(sorry, couldnt help it, glad he's ok...)


The father of Satan is...... Steve! haha.


He's been so healthy all his life, he was totally caught off guard by this. he was pretty surprised.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:23 PM   #17
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I'm sorry Matt - I'll keep him and your family in my prayers.
thanks JoD, you're a sweetheart.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:26 PM   #18
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heh. he's not one to go the doctor. I would say it had been many years. Not exactly the smartest thing in the world.

He'll be going on a lifetime supply of Lipitor, healthy(er) eating and exercise from now on.
I was afraid, and had a feeling you were going to say that....

Guys of OT....GET YOU AND YOUR DAD'S TO THE DOCTOR!!!
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:30 PM   #19
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sorry to hear, but glad he'll be ok!!!

and jesus how many people on here are named matt???
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:34 PM   #20
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Glad to hear hes ok.

Thoughts and prayers(?) for a speedy recovery.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:44 PM   #21
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Hope he gets better soon.

Ok, so now for the bad news. Heart disease can be hereditary. Check with your own doctor. He may start you now on aspirin and send you in for a nuclear stress test. Better to catch if before something bad happens.

What hospital was he in? The best in the world for angioplasty are in Boston.

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Old 12-13-2006, 11:46 PM   #22
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prayers(?)


Nope, not for my family. But I suppose it couldn't hurt!
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:50 PM   #23
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Hope he gets better soon.

Ok, so now for the bad news. Heart disease can be hereditary. Check with your own doctor. He may start you now on aspirin and send you in for a nuclear stress test. Better to catch if before something bad happens.

What hospital was he in? The best in the world for angioplasty are in Boston.

jack (bad family genes....been there, done that)

yeah, I'm sure I'll be checking in with the doc a bit more often now. He went to Salem Hospital (just north of Boston) I wish that he was in a hospital in the city, but for his particular issue, it seemed pretty routine, so I'm sure he's in good hands.
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:51 PM   #24
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my dad had one a few years back.... I know what you are feeling. Make sure he changes his habits, and hopefully this will lead to a healthier lifestyle. (not saying that your dad lived unhealthily, but we can always improve our lifestyle)
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:32 AM   #25
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I had one a few years ago. It's kind of a scary experience that tends to stick with you. So, if your dad seems not quite himself for awhile, don't worry. It's an adjustment. Lipitor, better eating habits, some exercise and a few good checkups, does wonders for your outlook. I'm lighter, stronger, have more stamina and energy now, than 10 years ago. When you get into your 60s, you just have to work harder at being fit.
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