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Quadruple by-pass
« on: May 01, 2018, 04:17:22 PM »
Hi everyone .... I am recovering from a quadruple by-pass.  So my input may be a bit sporadic. :o

Be well.  For those who would like to know more .... send me a message.  No Oboe playing for 3 to 6 months!  :-X  :'(  :(

15 days ..... since surgery.  2 days home.

Mark

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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 04:55:01 PM »
My best wishes for a speedy recovery Mark!

About the oboe, take the brighter side: you will have missed it a lot when you are allowed to resume playing :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 05:05:22 PM »
Get well soon. All my best...

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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 06:24:47 AM »
Bets of luck, Mark.
Here's wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 10:29:09 AM »
Mark, wishing you a speedy and painless recovery!
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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2018, 11:21:58 AM »
Get better soon, Mark.
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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2018, 05:10:06 PM »
Ugh, Mark, so sorry to hear that.

Maybe you can use the time to make a trunkful of reeds! ;-)
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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2018, 06:08:45 AM »
No restrictions on composing, right?   Well, get going!! 

Here's to an uneventful recovery!
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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2018, 11:04:41 AM »
Best wishes, Mark. Take it easy and make a full recovery.
 
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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2018, 12:19:36 PM »
Get well soon, Mark. I hope your recovery is steady and speedy.

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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 01:32:01 PM »
Get well soon and take it easy. I had a heart attack myself a few years ago and you want to not do too much too soon.
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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 02:48:37 PM »
Thanks all for the kind words.

I was fortunate that my blocked arteries were found during a routine stress test.  Originally I thought I might need a stent or two; the subsequent nuclear stress test didn't reveal anything too dire.  However, the location of the blockages prevented the use of stents.  So the by pass was recommended.  As I said it is a slow recovery ..... with a lingering cough and problems with my left hand (both which are slowly improving).  The left hand though worries me a bit ....

Doctors say I am ahead of the curve ..... I would hate to know patients who are behind it!

Mark

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Re: Quadruple by-pass
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 03:56:45 PM »
I was fortunate to have had a mild heart attack that was cleared by drilling out the blocked arteries--with no stents necessary. They just cut a small hole in the artery in my wrist and threaded the drill to the site. I was go-to-go as soon as they were done.

However, I had to have surgery to clear a long stretch of an artery in my thigh last summer. (I've got a 10" scar from that.)

Anyhow, glad to hear that you are recovering.
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