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Wretch

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Im glad Im not your Dad, I would be really fucked then.:D
Yes, you'd have to be a time traveler or something.
Some people can get by with less O2 for some reason.

I may be mistaken and it was 68% that day he changed colors but, he had been out trying to do too much.
 

Rhino

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Hope for some good results Vince.. my last heart doc is the best this city has but man is he a fucking dick.. and he is a track junkie you think he be a bit cooler with a fellow speed freak..

He passing me off to the other specialists as the heart checks out ok.
 

GSXRN99

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Real men have TEE without propofol. Just kiddin Bruddah. Good luck tomorrow. Here's to an EF of 65% and NSR.
 

Vegas12

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My new mantra:

Youth is wasted on the young....

Be as comfortable and pain free as possible, VInce.
 

Bandit Man

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How you doing Vince?
I had two TEEs and three ECHOs in the last couple weeks at two different places. I am now scheduled for a left/right Angiogram with stress and another treadmill stress test next week then another MUGA the following week.

At least with the pacemaker I cant have anymore MRIs

My bloodwork and urine tests came back on Wednesday. My kidneys are still shot but at least my A1C is down to 5.8. A year ago it was over 14.8
 

Bandit Man

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I had the R/L Angiogram and they threw in a Bubble Echo since I was there.

They were surprised at the length of the grafts from my bypass. they all looked clear but they called the bypass surgeon to ask why he chose the routing he did.

They had their weekly pow wow with all the other doctors today and they talked about what was happening. They sent an email this afternoon

"
Hello Mr Lamarche,

We discussed your case, with Dr. Cxxx at our pulmonary conference (other lung, radiology, and other doctors) yesterday. We reviewed the data provided by the cardiologist from your procedure. It showed higher pressures with exercise in your lung and shunting of blood (ie goes through your lung without picking up oxygen). This typically happens when there is a large vessel in you lung. There was a radiologist also present who evaluated and did not see anything like that. A more definitive test would require CT with contrast but for the moment we are going to hold off. Dr Cxxx is going to check with the cardiologist who did the procedure about some of the numbers they reported before we make any decisions. Unfortunately the treatment for the high pressure is to give medicine that open up your blood vessels further. The problem with that is it would make the shunting worse. Secondly if we open up the vessels the blood would rush to the left side of your heart and we are not sure
your heart can handle that. Unfortunately this is a difficult situation where treating one makes the other worse.

I will update you when I hear back from Dr Cxxx. The test in January is a cardiopulmonary test that the transplant department needs to confirm things. Go ahead and schedule it but depending on what we decide we may cancel it as it might not be helpful."

They made an appointment with a transplant team for a Lung and Heart combo consultation just to go over the options.

So its back to the hurry up and wait game.
 
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BigGar

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No lung surgery (other than just replacing the whole shebang) to slow down the flow in that big artery and let the blood get into the smaller capillaries to feed the alveoli?
 

Bandit Man

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No lung surgery (other than just replacing the whole shebang) to slow down the flow in that big artery and let the blood get into the smaller capillaries to feed the alveoli?
My lungs are shot from the MRSA infection. All the small capillaries have been damaged and are hard and lack any flexibility to work properly. They have been hoping with some blood flow they might come back but that has not been the case. At this point Im not really interested in any transplants.
 

BigGar

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My lungs are shot from the MRSA infection. All the small capillaries have been damaged and are hard and lack any flexibility to work properly. They have been hoping with some blood flow they might come back but that has not been the case. At this point Im not really interested in any transplants.
I realize you're down these days and certainly not feeling well, but think of how great you could feel! No path is going to be easy for you but it certainly beats the alternative.
 

tinhead

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Thanks for the update, Vince.
The sailors with Odysseus traversing the passage between Scylla and Charybdis got through with the boat intact, but lost six of the crew. Making the best of a bad situation is a whole lot better than having no situation at all.
 
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