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(OT) Think you had a "Monday?"

Just for perspective sake... Made me thankful, prayerful, reflective today.


Long Story short, MIL woke up middle of the night and couldn't fully breathe. Took an aspirin, dialed 911.

In the ER they suspect heart attack. This afternoon she goes in for an angioplasty (sp?), doc says she has clots in multiple areas of her body which he can't deal with, however, 5 of the 8 arteries need to be bypassed which he can address. Her diabetes is out of control, and her cholesterol is through the roof. Her body is apparently trying to reroute the blood supply somehow (which apparently is very rare?).

Anyway, doc says she is "luck" (or as I would call it "blessed") to have a had a minor heart attack. She had no idea she had heart issues.

We are thankful she is still with us.

She will go in for surger later this week, probably be out of work for at least 2 months.

My wife, Amy, her dad also had a heart attack about 5 years ago, needed 6 arteries bypassed.

All that to say, never know what tomorrow will bring.

Peace out yo!



  • mb99zzmb99zz Posts: 182
    Wow. I hope all goes well for your MIL. That's scary stuff.
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,417
    It's not often we're thankful to have a heart attack, but that appears to be the case here. Best of luck to your family during her path to recovery JT!
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,471
    edited June 2013
    Hope all goes well for your MIL. You just never know what tomorrow will bring. Enjoy today. ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Wishing for the best for your family.



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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 16,032
    A stroke of good luck.  Hope all goes well.
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,240
    Prayers for your family...

    Wake up call for everyone to get a check up and screened... Everyone should know what there basic blood numbers are
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,729
    Sounds like she has the trifecta for cardiovascular disease. Many life changes coming. Collateral circulation formed through angiogenesis is a late stage sign of long-term disease. Hopefully this will be her wakeup call. Your wife as well, since she now has 2 first degree relatives with disease.

    Good luck! Make sure there are plenty of pictures with the grandkids around the bedside.
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Prayers your way JT!!
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Good thought going your way.
    Lynnwood WA
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    Thank you for sharing, I was just moaning to my family about my day at work ... shutting up now.
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • Que_n_BrewQue_n_Brew Posts: 577
    Praying for your MIL JT. Thanks for putting some perspective on things.
  • yellowdogbbqyellowdogbbq Posts: 375
    Prayers for you and your family. 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,229
    Prayers and happy thoughts sent your family's way.

    Not knowing anything else, getting her diabetes under control is likely the single best thing your MIL can do for her organ systems and her loved ones.

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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,518
    Prayers from NC for you all
    Greensboro, NC
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