Tag Archive: Heart Attack

Dec 09

Temporarily Down for Maintenance…

Four years ago I was Temporarily Down for Maintenance, sprawled on the wooden floor of my computer room, gasping for breath, hoping for a quick reboot to recover from what ailed me. Well, that’s what my significant other tells me. I don’t know; my memory of that particular day–the entire day and a few other …

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May 17

Coffee and Heart Disease

OK, more information on heart disease, to be specific: coffee and heart disease. Before reading my drivel, you might want to scan this article in the New York Times written by Dr. Aaron Carroll, a pediatrician. Now, assuming you read the Time’s health story, has anyone told you not to drink java ’cause it’s bad for you? …

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Apr 12

CABG Update: 1 Year and 4 Months

Time for a CABG update: 1 year and 4 months without any complications, problems or, surprisingly enough, complaints. That’s right, folks, it’s been a year ‘n a third since Dr. Robert S. Poston of Tucson opened my chest and replaced three fuel lines. What did I expect at the time? To be honest, I wasn’t …

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Dec 09

It’s Been One Year Since I Had a Heart Attack (Reborn…born again…Airborne, sir!)

It’s been one year since I fell over on the floor of my office and tried to pass into another stage of being using a heart attack as my ticket to oblivion. EOTWAWKI, personal version. Very personal. Ah, well. Didn’t make the transition quite yet. No ashes to ashes, dust to dust, shit to fertilizer. …

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Oct 08

CAGB and BMW

October 08, 2014 Ten months since CABG, just a couple of days since grafting new brake lines on the BMW. I just completed a post on my Recovery Page looking back on the ten months since I toppled onto the floor and, like the leper playing poker, almost tossed in my hand. Well, it hasn’t …

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Jul 27

10K Steps Per Day

Sunday Evening, July 27, 2014: Yes, I Did My 10K Steps Today 10,000 steps each day. Hmmm. That’s a sentence fragment. Suppose I should have inserted a verb somewhere in there. Steps are, for example. Ten thousand steps are: then I can add an adjective or a qualifier of some sort. Ten thousand steps per …

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Jul 23

Seven Month Old CABG

Seven months ago this morning, about 0630 on December 23, 2013, the fine folks at University Medical Center in Tucson rolled pale, shivering me into the operating theater for what will hopefully be my last performance of the kind. Sometime later in the day, I was wheeled out, down the hall, up the elevator and into Cardio …

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Jun 24

Living with CABG: Going Home

CABG Chronicles: Part VI Christmas, 2013, was my last day in Cardio ICU. I hoped vainly that the two young nurses with the perky…er…attitude would surprise me with a special treat but no such luck. Maybe had I been younger but I don’t think too many of the girls were interested in a weasley old …

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Jun 23

At Last, My CABG Is Here…

CABG Chronicles, Part VI 0600, December 23, 2013…my CABG day had arrived. CABGx3, to be precise. Three new fuel lines to my pumper. No food after 2000 the night before, just fluids. Up at six, my chest is shaved and I’m rolled down the hall to the operating theater. Significant other accompanies me but I’m …

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Jun 12

The CABG Chronicles: Where the Hell Am I and Why Am I Here?

CABG Chronicles, Part II Sometime in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 15, 2013–maybe December 14, maybe 16, I’ll settle on 15 being as good as any other day to remember–a soft, sultry voice murmured, “Abre los ojos,” just like I was the lead in the movie of the same name. I opened my eyes. Shit. No …

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