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TheIronMaster
04-19-2014, 09:40 AM
Hello we were shopping 4/16 and I started to have pounding pain in my chest. Felt like some one was hitting me. The 18th had the surgery. 2 days after my heart rate went up 140. They had to shock it back into a normal pace. Home now recovering. Amassing how something simple as going up steps can make me winded now. No lifting anything over 10lbs for8-12 weeks as of now.

trickyB
04-19-2014, 09:44 AM
That sucks, glad you are still alive. Cardiac rehab?

Jtbny
04-19-2014, 09:55 AM
Sorry to read this. I wish you a speedy recovery!

paolo59
04-19-2014, 09:57 AM
A speedy recovery indeed!

djflex
04-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Wow, good luck and speedy recovery

mcbourque
04-19-2014, 10:14 AM
Oh wow. Glad you are okay and hope you recover soon.

so-tex
04-19-2014, 10:38 AM
So sorry to hear this. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

MiklaDfar
04-19-2014, 10:45 AM
Wow... good luck and hoping for a speedy recovery!

Fishman15
04-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Sorry to hear this, hope you are doing better now. I'm curious if you had been doing much cardio training? I do quite a bit and hope it is helping my heart health but who really knows. Godspeed...

sumolgi
04-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Whew, scary stuff, glad to hear you're recovering. Hope it's a swift comeback for you and enjoy all the rehab cardio ;)

whatevergirl
04-19-2014, 11:43 AM
Hope you get better soon. Sorry to hear this!

TheIronMaster
04-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Thanks for all the wonderful replies. No Im guilty of not doing much cardio. I used to smoke stoped with e-cigs. Was looking at bikes to start riding this summer for some cardio. But that will be after the doc gives me the go ahead. For now im walking and doing breathing exercise's with this thing you inhale through. Forget what its called. And also chough purposely to help clear out post op gunk.

poundXpound
04-19-2014, 01:22 PM
Dayum, you're much too young for this. Hoping your recovery goes well and you're back at it in no time.

john-t-b
04-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Sorry to hear and hope you have a speedy recovery.

If it's any help I had a triple bypass on July 17, 2009 and you will be amazed how quickly your breath and everything else comes back. Do what the DR's tell you for the 8-12 weeks and you should be fine. I was back to work in 6 weeks and back lifting fairly heavy within 9 months.

It's a dpressing thing to go through.

As I was told by my old boss who had the same thing done back in the 80's.......Welcome to the zipper club. :)

bodyrokk
04-19-2014, 05:25 PM
wow too young for this..i have afib and i thought that sucked!!!

doughnutgut
04-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Wishing you all the best big guy.

Anticipate a strong recovery from you fella.

Corbi
04-19-2014, 05:38 PM
Bypass surgery is a walk in the park, you will be fine.

GuyJin
04-19-2014, 05:48 PM
Sorry to hear about this. Hang tough. You'll make it.

frozensparky
04-19-2014, 06:11 PM
Sorry to hear but think of the glass as half full, could have been so much worse. Listen to your doc take your time to recover and come back stronger. All the best

DocHoss
04-19-2014, 10:38 PM
Jeez, what a scary experience. Add me to the chorus of hoping for a fast recovery. And glad you are still with us!

Brackneyc
04-19-2014, 10:51 PM
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bigt405
04-19-2014, 11:44 PM
Sorry to hear that, but hoping fpr a speady recovery for you....keep us updated.

JediRN
04-20-2014, 03:07 AM
Bypass surgery is a walk in the park, you will be fine.

Never heard it refered to like that. I saw one from beginning to end in Nursing school. It was completely amazing. I'm still boggled that people often go home on post-op day 4 or 5.

CABG fun fact: There is a part of the proceedure that involves a blow torch. Not making that up either.

OP: Good luck. My only piece of advise is that you will be stronger than the sternal incision within a few weeks. I've seen several revisions where the patient was feeling too good and didn't follow the sternal precautions and had to go back into surgery to reset the sternum.

When it comes to the rehab remember, "Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast."

kittyboy
04-20-2014, 03:43 AM
The worst is over, and I'm sure the surgery was necessary and prolonged your life. Get well soon!

ISAID69
04-20-2014, 04:38 AM
Hang in there mate, you've been given a second chance to grab life by the horns and forge on. Take the time to recover and reflect on things. Change up what needs attention and stay positive!

Corbi
04-20-2014, 06:41 AM
Hello we were shopping 4/16 and I started to have pounding pain in my chest. Felt like some one was hitting me. The 18th had the surgery. 2 days after my heart rate went up 140. They had to shock it back into a normal pace. Home now recovering. Amassing how something simple as going up steps can make me winded now. No lifting anything over 10lbs for8-12 weeks as of now.

I'm assuming they went the minimally invasive route? Or do you get the ole chest cracked open?

baker
04-20-2014, 06:57 AM
How many years have you been lifting?

Wishing you a quick recovery.

bodyhard
04-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Wow God bless man. People like you amaze me man, hope all is well from here on. Once again God bless.

RobRocks
04-20-2014, 06:40 PM
hope you get better soon man take good care

thomashenry
04-20-2014, 07:04 PM
Glad you are ok and Going to be well, do what they say !

Dr.Griefo
04-21-2014, 09:13 AM
Sorry to hear about this. I hope you have a speedy recovery. My father in law had bypass surgery 10+ years ago and has been doing very well ever since.

Phattso
04-21-2014, 09:24 AM
Sorry I am late to see this. Been out of town. Very sorry to read about what happened, but I bet your lifting is what helped you stay alive.

Take care and all the best in your recovery.

OutdoorsinCO
04-21-2014, 10:04 AM
Get better bro!

GreenWave1
04-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Wow man. Glad they caught it before it got really bad. Good luck with the recovery.

TheIronMaster
04-21-2014, 02:47 PM
Thanks everyone. They did have to cut my breast plate. My wife and I are going to try a trip to the mall this eve. I need to get out going stir crazy.

DocHoss
04-21-2014, 03:29 PM
Stupid question maybe - but do you have a lot of pain? I would imagine that having your sternum cracked open and stapled back (or whatever they do) would hurt for a long time.

Have fun at the mall - enjoy just being able to do so!

TheIronMaster
04-21-2014, 05:02 PM
Mall trip went well. Yes right pec hurts a lot when a cough or sneeze or laugh burp or hiccup. Left side is numb as of now. Blessing in disguise. It's also starting to hurt in my leg where they extracted the veins. That area was numb before.

UnaChispita
04-21-2014, 05:11 PM
Wow. Glad you're okay, OP.

Wishing you a quick recovery.

JimmyJonny
04-22-2014, 05:06 AM
Thanks everyone. They did have to cut my breast plate. My wife and I are going to try a trip to the mall this eve. I need to get out going stir crazy.

Geez, glad your still among us !!! The only thing that kept me from going crazy during all my recoveries was a PlayStation, seriously, lol.

Now I'm addicted.

TheIronMaster
04-22-2014, 06:19 AM
Geez, glad your still among us !!! The only thing that kept me from going crazy during all my recoveries was a PlayStation, seriously, lol.

Now I'm addicted.

Yes games can be a sanity savior. Im into pc games. Playing dragonsang currently.

Old-Time-Lifter
04-22-2014, 01:38 PM
Glad you caught it when you did and hope the recoup is going as well as it can.

My SIL had to leave work early because they took her MIL into emergency surgery. Apparently she had a heart attack at the hospital this morning. She had gone to the doctor yesterday and their office called her and left a message to get into ER stat. She's 89 and my SIL said she thought it was a crank call (how that would work you got me?) so she went to bed. Her daughter came to her house this morning and listened to her messages and rushed her to the hospital. In the ER she had an attack. I guess if you're going to have one that's the best place.

She was lucky.

lynore
04-22-2014, 06:57 PM
Gee sorry to hear that. Wishing you a very speedy recovery. God bless.

GreenWave1
04-22-2014, 08:09 PM
You will be back stronger then ever.

StressMonkey
04-23-2014, 06:56 AM
Sorry to hear that man. Best of luck in the healing process.

raynerd
04-23-2014, 07:36 AM
Goodluck in recovery, u will bounce back in no time, stronger than ever!

TheIronMaster
04-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Thanks you. I walked 2 blocks yesterday. Now to work on 3. Soon ill be up to a mile lol. When I see the doc im going to ask if I can start doing my stepper so I can get some leg work in for then.