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At work 2 weeks ago, headed to a meeting. I was gettin hot flashes, felt like i was gettin sick. Went in a restroom Next thing chest and back felt like someone had me in a bearhug. I've always been healthy as a horse but i knew this wasn't good. finally a friend came in and i had them call our plants EMT team. Next thing i knew i was transported to hospital. They did a heart cath and doc said my left main artery (the widow maker artery) was blocked. They took me to surgery and did 2 bypasses. The doc said if i hadn't got help as soon as i did, i probably wouldn't have made it. But thanks to God and the EMT team, i've lived to fight and ride another day. Hopefully i'll be back in the saddle soon.
 

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You have my prayers for a fast and speedy recovery.
 

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Damn, sorry to hear that. Good thing is you're still here. Hope you recover fast and get to enjoy some of this beautiful weather on your great looking bike.
 

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Get well brother, your health is more important then the X. But not by much....LOL. Take your time getting better.
 

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I'm not sorry to hear this, I'm glad they found the problem and fixed it. Now you'll have many more years of riding ahead of you. I will however pray for a speedy recovery and return to riding again.
 

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Glad you are doing well. Now listen to your doc about the lifestyle changes you might need to make. Diet, exercise, no smoking, etc. :icon_yes: :cheers:
 

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Rutman:

Glad you got the problem solved... and have a speedy recovery...

Now... I do live nearby and also travel through the Sparkle City everyday... if there is anything that you need, let me know... PM me, and I can make it happen.... seriously, I'd be honored to help out a fellow Cafe'r.... Let me know...

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Good to hear you still on the "right side of the dirt", friend. Take good care of yourself..Hope to see you on the road..:patriot:
 

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Glad you are doing OK- I had mine 14 years ago - you were lucky - you had pain - I didn't, just felt funny went home then to hos. BP 150/136. My main attary on the back side of my heart (no nerves there) was plugged 90% and they couldn't figure out how I walked into the ER. I had an angioplasty - no Stent and no bypass. I was lucky.

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They call them widowmakers for a reason; that is, most people don't survive blockage in that artery, leaving many a poor widow at home. Glad things worked out for you. I work in an ER and I have seen many that didn't make it. You must have lots of riding left to do.
 

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Glad you are ok... Same here two steints and a double by pass-- take time to heal and then RIDE>>RIDE>>RIDE. Now when you ride you will enjoy it more.
 

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The ol' heart bypass mod. Where's the pix?


Seriously though, glad everything worked out ok and get well soon.
 

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I feel your pain. I Had a date with the widow maker postponed 2 weeks ago. Now I have to get used to a spring in my chest. I am looking forward to riding but a little fearful about big bike vibration and clots. Irrational? probably, but I will get back on when my mind is ready. Heal fast
 

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Glad you got it taken care of man. Take care and keep us updated on your progress.
 

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Glad you are still with us. Prayers for a speedy return to action!

I am at "that age" when I wonder when it'll hit...thanks for sharing, it's a good reminder to watch my diet and pay attention to any warning signs!
 

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yup, that seems to be going around. my brother just had a heart attack a few weeks back, he's ok and I'm glad to hear so are you! Heal fast and ride safe!
 
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