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Heart To Heart

13th November 2017 part one

had the op mon 13th 'angioplasty/stents via radial artery', unfortunately it went wrong, and they had to give up after 2 1/2 hours. they checked the previous 4 stents from july, so at least they were up and running, but the rest was a painful nightmare, mixes with fear. it all went pear-shaped, plus i got exposed to high radiation. then about one hour after op, my body started to go into shutdown, and it was like a scene from Casualty(or some such thing) and i remember thinking again, this is it, but all this time seemed worse that the last, and the pain was more painful, and i think that the first time in july, was numbed ironically by the cardiogenic shock, and didn't know i was to be awake throughtout. anyway i vaguely remember a nurse phoning becca to give her an update, and i think by then, i was starting to recover. all this is another reason, not to like mondays, or any day dated 13th. so their next plan is for me to do various stress tests, whilst measuring my heart rate etc  called a Stress Echo (echo echo!) i'm currently sporting a radiation reddish tan (saves a few quid on fake tan) i was seriously hoping to give a positive update post op, but i have survived, and a rather gorgeous nurse said to me, with a sexy russian accent, "you don't do things by halves(ski!) she had a lovely smile, and if she isn't  paid to say such things, in such a lovely manner, then she should! time for sleep xxxx
15th November 2021
funny how time affects memory. i thought the second heart op was also 3 1/2 hours, and that the incident in recovery happened after about 20 mins. anyway, 4 years later, the echo cardiogram came through with brilliant news, that despite my RCA (right coronary artery) being irreparable, i had grown some substitute arteries, and a weird coincidence, is that last tuesday, on my birthday, i was talking to a 90 year old man on my charity calls, who was caring for his 85 year old wife with later stage Alzheimers, who was part of a team that created the dye used during heart operations, (and that he had met my heart surgeon a few times), which indirectly contributed towards saving my life.......🦋

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