I knew something was wrong

16 days ago I walked into the Emergency Room, and I knew I was in for big adventure. Just didn't expect it to be quite this wild of a ride. 
I had an awful feeling that something went wrong with the 2 stents I had placed in my heart 16 months ago. I had never been more right about something in my life. 
When the doctor looked at me and said...."It was a critical situation, and you need triple Bypass. 

I almost fucking fainted. 
Take me piece by piece.....
Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791
    When the Emergency Room doctor checked me out, it was actually quite comical. 

    Mr. Beck your chest xray is fine
    Your blood work is just fine
    Your echo is fine. 
    If it wasn't for your past history, I would send you home. 

    I looked at him and explained, "If you were to put me on that tread mill, and just have me walk a normal pace, I would drop dead in less than a minute. 

    He realized I was dead serious, and said, "Im going to call my friend the cardiologist". 
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,269
    Yeah I totally understand how that might feel when an MD tells you that! Glad you got yourself to the ER did the term widow maker come up? I had blockage but not in that artery 
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791
    Yeah I totally understand how that might feel when an MD tells you that! Glad you got yourself to the ER did the term widow maker come up? I had blockage but not in that artery 
    Yeah I totally understand how that might feel when an MD tells you that! Glad you got yourself to the ER did the term widow maker come up? I had blockage but not in that artery 
    Widow maker was 16 months ago. 
    This time around it was 95% blockage to 3 arteries. 

    No heart attack this time around
    No cardiac arrest this time around. 
    Just triple bypass. 
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 16,209
    Hopefully you're Speedy the cat with 9 lives, have only used up 2 at this point.

    Good thing you listened to your body and got help. 

    I assume you saw the credit card bill from the Disney trip and started having chest pains. 
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791
    Poncier said:
    Hopefully you're Speedy the cat with 9 lives, have only used up 2 at this point.

    Good thing you listened to your body and got help. 

    I assume you saw the credit card bill from the Disney trip and started having chest pains. 
    Actually I knew before I left for Disney, that my days might be numbered. I decided to take my vacation, enjoy a week with my bride, and then come home to face whatever was next in life. 

    People can say whatever they want to say about that choice. I don't give a fuck. 
    It was my choice. 
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791
    Walking in Disney

    If I walked at a snails pace, literally walking as slow as possible, I was fine. We covered 7-10 miles a day only having to really stop a couple times a day. 

    But if I walked at a normal pace, like an average human being? My wife would have had to call 911 before we even left the airport in Chicago. 
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,269
    It’s def going to be a tough recovery after all your heart went through a tough event! Listen to your cardiologist do as they say specially with physical therapy that’s a must..be well Mike it’s great having you here!
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NY Posts: 9,801
    I am so glad you are ok. We often know our bodies so well that we can tell something is wrong. Always trust that feeling. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,937
    This is crazy.  How the fuck are you supposed to get checked out then?  What are the doctors NOT seeing that they should?
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 11,785
    This is crazy.  How the fuck are you supposed to get checked out then?  What are the doctors NOT seeing that they should?
    I thought that. Installs no confidence 
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 17,943
    damn dude...glad you're ok
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    So glad you're ok & that you listened to your body, bud.
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791

    Hello folks.

    Yesterday I walked into a doctor's office for the 1st time since surgery. She asked me and my wife if we had any questions or issues that needed to be addressed. An hour and a half later we walked out of there, and I'm guessing we only discussed the open heart surgery for maybe 15 minutes. 

    The rest of the time we discussed how my body has become a complete disaster the last 10-12 days. How every minute and every hour of being awake has become a complete struggle. 

    Hopefully with some mew meds, and changes in meds, I can get somewhat back to normal. 

    THIS HAS BEEN HELL. 
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 16,209
    Fingers crossed the meds changes help.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 38,937
    They will work on the meds and get you sorted out.  Not all works on people the right way.

    You'll be good to go soon.
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon Winnipeg Posts: 35,808
    jesus. glad to hear you're ok. 
    Darwinspeed, all. 

    Cheers,

    HFD




  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,269
    Hoping your new meds work better for you, sorry to hear about not feeling like yourself you’ll get there but it will take a long time, don’t put any pressure on yourself let the meds do the work, we’re here for you! 
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  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NY Posts: 9,801
    I hope you feel better soon, and the new meds work better for you. 
  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791
    Thanks for the well wishes everyone. 

    One day at a time.
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791
    GlowGirl said:
    I hope you feel better soon, and the new meds work better for you. 
    thank you.
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,655
    Damn dude, I need to check into AET more often.  Some major medical going on there.  Take good care and get better soon.  You know, like get well speedy!
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  • FifthelementFifthelement Lotusland Posts: 6,907
    Wow, you’ve been through a lot lately Speedy.  If my dad was any indication, finding the right meds and then dosage  can be quite a long and frustrating journey.  I hope your pathway is an easier and quicker one.  It sounds like you’ve got a good support system at home and in your doctor.  You are already doing the right thing and listening to your body and trusting your instincts.  You’re still here and hopefully you will be for a long time yet.  ((((Hugs))))
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791
    Wow, you’ve been through a lot lately Speedy.  If my dad was any indication, finding the right meds and then dosage  can be quite a long and frustrating journey.  I hope your pathway is an easier and quicker one.  It sounds like you’ve got a good support system at home and in your doctor.  You are already doing the right thing and listening to your body and trusting your instincts.  You’re still here and hopefully you will be for a long time yet.  ((((Hugs))))
    Listening to my body was actually pretty simple. Because for the 2nd time in 16 months, I knew if I didn't go walk into an emergency room, I was going to be dead in a matter of days.
    YIKES!!!

    Looks like we are heading in the right direction with the medication. I feel SO MUCH BETTER than i did a week ago. 

    Thanks so much for the well wishes. 
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 16,209
    Good to hear things are on the upswing.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791
    My new infomercial

    For 3 easy payments of $29.99, I will take a chainsaw to your chest cavity, and you will watch the pounds melt away!

    Results guaranteed or double your money back! 
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,269
    My new infomercial

    For 3 easy payments of $29.99, I will take a chainsaw to your chest cavity, and you will watch the pounds melt away!

    Results guaranteed or double your money back! 
    Yeah you had the most invasive kind of surgery they opened your chest cavity! When they do elective heart procedure’s here they use robot system! They had no choice with you it was an emergency 
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791
    My new infomercial

    For 3 easy payments of $29.99, I will take a chainsaw to your chest cavity, and you will watch the pounds melt away!

    Results guaranteed or double your money back! 
    Yeah you had the most invasive kind of surgery they opened your chest cavity! When they do elective heart procedure’s here they use robot system! They had no choice with you it was an emergency 
    Did you ever get decent seats for Chicago?
    I was following your ticket posts.
    Did they ever get you out of the 3rd balcony?
    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 28,269
    My new infomercial

    For 3 easy payments of $29.99, I will take a chainsaw to your chest cavity, and you will watch the pounds melt away!

    Results guaranteed or double your money back! 
    Yeah you had the most invasive kind of surgery they opened your chest cavity! When they do elective heart procedure’s here they use robot system! They had no choice with you it was an emergency 
    Did you ever get decent seats for Chicago?
    I was following your ticket posts.
    Did they ever get you out of the 3rd balcony?
    Yes they ended giving my section 113 9th row I can’t wait to see my daughters face 😀 it’s her 1st time seeing them, she loves all the hippie bands and goes to a ton of festivals so this should be a bit different for her! Hope you have a safe rest of summer! You’ve been through a lot 
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 24,791
    My new infomercial

    For 3 easy payments of $29.99, I will take a chainsaw to your chest cavity, and you will watch the pounds melt away!

    Results guaranteed or double your money back! 
    hope to see you at St. Paul.
    Hopefully
    I just don't see it happening though.
    Guess we will see how this healing process turns out.
    But I just can't see myself being able to put my body through a rock concert. 

    But we will see.

    Take me piece by piece.....
    Till there aint nothing left worth taking away from me.....
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