Hospital


My chest was hurting me yesterday. Finally gave into the wife about 10:00 last night. Went to the hospital. Went in and told them my chest was hurting. Have a seat. About 10 minutes later they come get me to do a EKG. Go back and sit in the waiting room. After a little while they come back and get me to do blood work. Go back to the waiting room. About an hour later they come get me to do a chest x-ray. About midnight a lady goes up to the desk says I've been sitting here since noon when are you going to get me in the room. She looked miserable. covid.
About 02 they finally come get her. People in their sleeping on the floor. Around 03 they take me back to the emergency room. Put me in a bed in the hallway.
They do blood work again and a CT scan. Give me a handful aspirin tell me they don't have a room for me. Tell me I have an appointment at 06:45 tomorrow for a stress test. The bed they put me in was at the end of the nursing station. The room right across the hallway fellow died. Around 05. Pulled sheet over his head. At 06:30 when I left he was still in the room.
More like a hospital in a third world country. Prisma Greenville hospital.



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The nurse called me last night and told me everything looked good. .
I had a stress test at 50 and 55. My second 1 my doctor wrote the order to get the shot not to be on the treadmill. Loose screw in my hip..
That was a very intense unpleasant 5-minute experience.
This trip they asked me can I walk on the treadmill or do I need the shoot.
Oh no I can walk the treadmill. They told me okay if we can't get your heart rate up we will have to give you the shot.
The nurse and the two doctors were laughing.. I asked him what's so funny.
My heart rate went from 65 to 71 just talking about that shot.
After all of us laughing and joking about it. Doc said perfect example what stress can do to you.
And from the previous CAT scan they see I have a torn muscle on my sternum. That is where I'm getting the pain from.
I have been busted up pretty bad several times in my life. I was not too awful concerned over this. I just kind of felt that there was nothing bad wrong.
But it really made me think about my mortality. Not guaranteed tomorrow y'all.


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Not guaranteed tomorrow y'all.[

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Yep, and you know Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow.

Glad to hear it wasn't your ticker. With the family history keep an eye on it. I'm a firm believer in bad genetics causing most Heart Dieses. Also Lipid particle size. A few years ago I got in on a study that measured not just Cholesterol levels but the size as well. It is believed that people with high Cholesterol numbers and no heart dieses have a larger particle size and they don't adhere to artery walls as bad as smaller particles... or something like that.

I've also been doing some research on long term statin use and links to Alzheimer's . Now that they have been used for several years some studies are linking them to brain issues. Our Brains need Cholesterol for fuel to function proper. Low cholesterol cab bring brain activity.... mood regulation, learning, and memory, to a halt. I take two different statins and my biggest issues have been leg cramps... rosuvastation and ezetimibe
Fred, you are correct on the lipid stuff. It's not the LDL specifically, size matters with that. My doc has sent my blood to somewhere in Boston for that breakdown.

Small stuff sticks more than large and builds up.

NN
I agree with most everything Fred says He thinks it through and never talks down to anyone.

I first presented with heart disease in my early 30”s. My father passed at 54 from his 3 rd bypass attempt. He smoked 3 packs of Camels a day . I grew up in Winston Salem NC and as many know that was cigarette city. In my high school RJ Reynolds tobacco company held an assembly in our school to help us to choose whether to smoke or not, and how to do so responsibly. After my first coronary event , my dr suggested that I try to cut back on smoking. I agreed and fired up my next first smoke in the hospital parking lot on my way home. I didn’t cut back enough to matter and I was back in the hospital 3 times for blockages and a bypass at 48 years old. My dr The same dr told me that I would be dead in a year if I didn’t quit. That time I did. It was difficult but do-able. Since quitting I have not had a single event and I’m 71 now. So is it heredity or mistreatment of our bodies?? My grandfather worked for RJ Reynolds tobacco company Worked on the Winston production line , never smoked and lived to 94!
All of my fathers brothers and sisters that smoked didn’t live past 60. My VA dr took me off statins years ago because my cholesterol levels were abnormally low. My lungs recovered but I still have 11 stents in my coronarys


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Maybe 2 years ago or so my cholesterol levels were getting kind of high. Doc wanted to put me on medicine. I can do this with my diet?? We eat fairly good/healthy. No turkey bacon real bacon. Haha junk food is my problem.
But anyway I've been able to keep my cholesterol down enough not to take medicine. My last blood work doc said it's getting a little high again. March I do my yearly blood work and check up.
Fortunately I've been a pretty healthy person.
But I have realized getting old is not for pansies.




You find things offensive.
I find things funny.
That's why I'm happier than you.

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I agree with most everything Fred says He thinks it through and never talks down to anyone.

I first presented with heart disease in my early 30”s. My father passed at 54 from his 3 rd bypass attempt. He smoked 3 packs of Camels a day . I grew up in Winston Salem NC and as many know that was cigarette city. In my high school RJ Reynolds tobacco company held an assembly in our school to help us to choose whether to smoke or not, and how to do so responsibly. After my first coronary event , my dr suggested that I try to cut back on smoking. I agreed and fired up my next first smoke in the hospital parking lot on my way home. I didn’t cut back enough to matter and I was back in the hospital 3 times for blockages and a bypass at 48 years old. My dr The same dr told me that I would be dead in a year if I didn’t quit. That time I did. It was difficult but do-able. Since quitting I have not had a single event and I’m 71 now. So is it heredity or mistreatment of our bodies?? My grandfather worked for RJ Reynolds tobacco company Worked on the Winston production line , never smoked and lived to 94!
All of my fathers brothers and sisters that smoked didn’t live past 60. My VA dr took me off statins years ago because my cholesterol levels were abnormally low. My lungs recovered but I still have 11 stents in my coronarys


It is my hope that CFC can recover from the damage done by the trouble makers . I do not miss the vile name calling and insulting postersOriginally posted by natureboy


Thanks for the kind words natureboy. But unfortunately, I've talked down to several people through my life, just try to not do it anymore. Even when it's probably acceptable, even warranted. Some bridges burned were worth it, others? As for thinking things through, I would like to think I'm a little better at it. I've had several on here call me out on a knee jerk statement.. rightfully so. Life goes on. Never been one of those people that will never admit to being wrong. Part of life is learning from your mistakes and listening to others. smile

As for the smoking stuff, I still have to throw out genetics. Both my grandparents on my mothers side started smoking during WWII and did so until their last breath. 94 and 96. She got pancreatic cancer and he died from renal failure. Grandparents on Dad's side, granddad smoked and got lung cancer at 68 and died a year later, and grandmom died of cancer at 74.

I really miss these threads on this sight.

While I agree that genetics play an important role, I believe that if we have good genetics that we still have the opportunity to screw it up by abusing our bodies and I assure you that I regret ever having that first smoke. I guess that was the native Americans revenge for the diseases Columbus and the Europeans brought.

The statin drugs may do some good but they caused me issues like joint pain and alertness along with the possibility of liver damage. I have gotten to the point that I question every drug the medical establishment pushes


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