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Title: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: JMT on November 11, 2017, 09:11:31 pm
I'll make it short.  I haven't been here much lately.  My mom had hip surgery in September, and with my sister taking her job at the post office, I've had a lot more responsibility at work.  Thing were about to go back to normal this upcoming week.  Well, yesterday life threw us all a new wrinkle.  My dad went for a routine angio. He decided to get it checked out, since he's had shortness of breath for a few years now.  He had no chest pain, and despite being overweight, he was in reasonably good health, strong and still working pretty much every day.  Well, the blockages that were found were far more severe than any of us were expecting.  He goes in within the next 10 days for 4-5 CABG surgery.  The next 3-4 months are going to be intense for me.  I apologize in advance for what will be regular absences even worse than those that have been happening over the last month and a half. 

Thank you for your understanding.
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: Omni on November 11, 2017, 09:23:08 pm
I'll make it short.  I haven't been here much lately.  My mom had hip surgery in September, and with my sister taking her job at the post office, I've had a lot more responsibility at work.  Thing were about to go back to normal this upcoming week.  Well, yesterday life threw us all a new wrinkle.  My dad went for a routine angio. He decided to get it checked out, since he's had shortness of breath for a few years now.  He had no chest pain, and despite being overweight, he was in reasonably good health, strong and still working pretty much every day.  Well, the blockages that were found were far more severe than any of us were expecting.  He goes in within the next 10 days for 4-5 CABG surgery.  The next 3-4 months are going to be intense for me.  I apologize in advance for what will be regular absences even worse than those that have been happening over the last month and a half. 

Thank you for your understanding.

I am sorry to hear about those troubles, and I think there is nothing more important than taking care of family. Good on you for taking that responsibility, and I wish you and yours the best of outcomes. We'll be here.
For what it's worth, I have been through what you describe so I have an idea what you're feeling. Again, best of luck.   
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: guest4 on November 11, 2017, 09:39:07 pm
I'll make it short.  I haven't been here much lately.  My mom had hip surgery in September, and with my sister taking her job at the post office, I've had a lot more responsibility at work.  Thing were about to go back to normal this upcoming week.  Well, yesterday life threw us all a new wrinkle.  My dad went for a routine angio. He decided to get it checked out, since he's had shortness of breath for a few years now.  He had no chest pain, and despite being overweight, he was in reasonably good health, strong and still working pretty much every day.  Well, the blockages that were found were far more severe than any of us were expecting.  He goes in within the next 10 days for 4-5 CABG surgery.  The next 3-4 months are going to be intense for me.  I apologize in advance for what will be regular absences even worse than those that have been happening over the last month and a half. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Take care of your family and yourself first, we are merely strangers on the internet.  Hope everything goes very well for your mom and dad.
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: SirJohn on November 12, 2017, 11:10:08 am
Everything we think is important as we go about our daily lives can be suddenly rendered utterly without value by health emergencies, pushed so far into the realm of 'I couldn't care less' that we might pause to wonder why we ever thought they mattered so much. Hope your family does well and regains its health.
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Post by: MH on November 12, 2017, 11:14:40 am
Sorry to hear this.  Good luck.
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Post by: kimmy on November 12, 2017, 11:37:00 am
Best wishes to you, JMT. I hope everything turns out well.

 -k
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Post by: bcsapper on November 14, 2017, 07:59:05 am
What SirJohn said.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: cybercoma on November 14, 2017, 08:10:37 am
Sweet. Now I can go delete all of my posts without getting banned.
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: JMT on November 14, 2017, 08:42:02 am
Sweet. Now I can go delete all of my posts without getting banned.

Wrong forum?
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: wilber on November 21, 2017, 05:32:17 pm
Hope everything goes well with your dad. Good thing he got it checked out.
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: JMT on November 21, 2017, 07:00:25 pm
We're still waiting on the appointment.  There's no wait list, but for some reason, the doctor hasn't sent the required info.  I think it must be sitting on someone's desk.  It was supposed to get straightened out today, so hopefully we hear something soon.
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: JMT on November 23, 2017, 08:40:24 am
Update - now that the clinic finally got its act together, the surgery is indeed as fast as predicted.  Yesterday they phoned to schedule the pre-op for November 30th, and today, the surgery for December 1st.
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Post by: Gorgeous Graham on November 26, 2017, 12:20:44 am
Good luck JMT, I hope everything works out.
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Post by: JMT on December 01, 2017, 12:41:16 pm
Surgery is finished - not sure of exactly how everything went at this point.
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Post by: JMT on December 01, 2017, 02:34:33 pm
Everything apparently went well.  He had a quadruple bypass, and there were no complications.
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: Rue on December 02, 2017, 11:35:29 am
My best wishes. Hang in.
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: JMT on December 07, 2017, 07:59:44 pm
Brought him home today (3 hour drive to Winnipeg).  He was supposed to be released yesterday, but he developed a slight arrhythmia (very common after such a surgery) and he he had to stay an extra day to let them correct it.  If not for the giant scar on his chest and leg, you honestly wouldn't know that anything happened.  They said he's the picture of perfect healing.
Title: Re: Sorry for being so absent, but it's about to get worse.
Post by: wilber on December 07, 2017, 08:12:18 pm
Good to hear. You must be relieved.
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Post by: JMT on December 07, 2017, 08:33:51 pm
Very
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Post by: Omni on December 07, 2017, 08:39:19 pm
Here's my wish for a speedy, successful recovery.