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03-04-2009 02:38 AM

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I just found out the results from a Nuclear Stress Test performed last week. The news is all great. They ran my heart up to 157 beats per minute heart and I had no pain. They also have a new machine which is basically la small CT scanner. It takes 64 x-rays of your heart while some radioactive stuff is circulating in your blood, and they take pictures before and after the treadmill. The images are put together with a computer rendering 3-D models of your heart and coronary arteries which can be sliced and diced.

Dr. said my arteries exhibit no areas of concern, the stent looks good, and there is no detectable heart damage. What a MIRACLE!

I really appreciate all of the support. thoughts and prayers you guys gave me, it really helped me get through the days of depression that happens with these things.

-- Joe

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#1 posted 03-04-2009 03:05 AM

Sounds great! Glad to hear you are the road to recovery. What the test a persantine thallium test? I had one similar a few years ago and had the worst headache of my life during the test, unfortunately a side affect of the meds.

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#2 posted 03-04-2009 03:15 AM

Joe, we are glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Sounds like nothing but good news with all those tests. Good luck…......

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 03-04-2009 03:17 AM

I didn’t ask what they used. it was put in with an IV and is expensive with a short shelf life. There would have been a $150.00 charge if I was a no show. I didn’t feel anything during or after.

-- Joe

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#4 posted 03-04-2009 03:32 AM

Great news! As we get older, ( I just turned 70) it’s a good idea to make those little changes in lifestyle and eating habits that will improve our odds.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#5 posted 03-04-2009 04:14 AM

Great news! Like 8iowa said – lifestyle and eating changes. About 2 years ago I had what I thought was a stroke, after way too many tests they’re not sure what happened. I eat more greens in a meal now than I used to in a week.
Good to hear you’re doing well, keep it up!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 03-04-2009 04:19 AM

Joe, I am glad about the results of your tests, It’s nice to know you are feeling better!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#7 posted 03-04-2009 04:23 AM

thats a good sign.

Feel better, and get back on full track quickly and healthy.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 03-04-2009 04:34 AM

Great News, Joe!!!

The power of prayer!

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#9 posted 03-04-2009 04:36 AM

Great to hear the good news, Joe!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 03-04-2009 04:51 AM

Great news. I only had a “little” damage with mine, but it has cut my energy in half. Depression is the real killer. It is time to treasure your days and your family just a little more.

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#11 posted 03-04-2009 05:25 AM

Glad to hear the good news Joe!

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#12 posted 03-04-2009 05:47 AM

Glad to hear that the ole ticker is okay.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#13 posted 03-04-2009 05:53 AM

Us Type “A”s tend to do too much.

So after our heart attacks we work just as hard at becoming Type “B”’s

Your body is telling you that you need to learn to change your style of life.

Been there, done that. (4 times)


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#14 posted 03-04-2009 06:06 AM

Blessed be God that everything looks so goos and you are recovering. All my best to you!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#15 posted 03-04-2009 06:51 AM

Thanks all – yes I am truly blessed.

Rehab continues for another 30 weeks, so hopefully by then exercise will be a habit (as well as eating right – although tonight we celebrated with pizza – but only 2 pieces!!) Tomorrow it’s back to fish, chicken, brocolli, and all that stuff.

Thanks again everyone – My laptop sits on a TV tray next to my chair and it is always logged on to LJ’s, which is good medicine for the mind.

-- Joe

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