LumberJocks

Another new adventure #1: Aging can be hazardous to your health

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by NH_Hermit posted 02-07-2013 06:07 PM 694 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Another new adventure series no next part

I just returned last night from the hospital after a quintuple bypass and now starting a whole new lifestyle.

What an unbelievable journey this week has been!

-- John from Horse Shoe



11 comments so far

View patron's profile

patron

13034 posts in 1995 days


#1 posted 02-07-2013 06:21 PM

that is good news

and a new start is even better

make the most of it

welcome back

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

7011 posts in 1958 days


#2 posted 02-07-2013 06:32 PM

oh man john, i bet you have been through the ringer, but im glad your home and alive to start your new life, diet exercise, and continued wood working..how are you feeling, i know being in the hospital can wear you down, but i hope you will feel strong each day, im so glad your still with us…get well john, you have some fishing to get ready for…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View stefang's profile

stefang

13035 posts in 1988 days


#3 posted 02-07-2013 07:15 PM

Wow John, a dramatic week to be sure!. I’m very glad your operation was successful and that you are home on the mend. Many of my DIL’s family and my BIL has had similar surgeries and they are all leading very normal lives today, despite several of them being in their high 70’s and 80’s. So keep your tools sharp as you will be needing them!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Bogeyguy's profile

Bogeyguy

468 posts in 722 days


#4 posted 02-07-2013 08:32 PM

Hey John, now you need to take care of yourself for real. I’ve had 2 triples, don’t want to do it again. Eat right and exercise once your able. You have a big head start on a new life.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

View Toolz's profile

Toolz

1003 posts in 2397 days


#5 posted 02-07-2013 08:34 PM

Welcome back. It feels good to be able to start anew after major surgery. I don’t even complain about snow on the driveway now. At least I am upright and able to steer a snow thrower instead of pushing up daisies .

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7659 posts in 1574 days


#6 posted 02-07-2013 11:48 PM

Wow, John! I am sorry to hear you were ill. I hope your recovery is quick and you are feeling better soon! Take care!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

View ~Julie~'s profile

~Julie~

572 posts in 1689 days


#7 posted 02-08-2013 12:46 AM

Take care, John, hope you are back in the workshop creating real soon!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

10866 posts in 1344 days


#8 posted 02-08-2013 02:45 AM

My father in law had 5 bypasses and the DR told him he’d be hauling hay in 6 weeks. He was very sore and doubted that prediction but he was hauling hay in 6 weeks! Best of luck to you and FOLLOW THE DIET AND EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS (please).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View Bigrock's profile

Bigrock

239 posts in 1617 days


#9 posted 02-09-2013 01:44 AM

That is great news. I hope you will be back in the shop soon.

View NH_Hermit's profile

NH_Hermit

384 posts in 1750 days


#10 posted 02-09-2013 01:16 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments. One of the things that surprised me was the number of patients in there for the same thing. True, Asheville has the main heart trauma center for miles around, but this place is crowded and run like an assembly line. Also most of the patients just happened to be men over 60. One of the causes is that we as a TV watching culture may have become immune to the worrying of heart disease.

One of the things I shall be forever thankful for was that I had stopped smoking 7 months ago, so the coughing and the pain of couching was greatly reduced.

-- John from Horse Shoe

View Tim Dahn's profile

Tim Dahn

1467 posts in 2219 days


#11 posted 03-10-2013 02:24 PM

WOW! John so glad to hear your doing better, stay healthy my friend. Hope the spring/summer brings some good shop time for you.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase