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  • #73
    Originally posted by maxxi View Post
    Happy 1 year, glad you're doing better. I'll be celebrating 3 years soon. The eating lifestyle change was the most difficult but it's worth it...and you can get a cheat burger or steak in there once in a while. I'm down to the daily aspirin, metropolol and atorvistatin but I would love to be off of them completely. I'm really glad you're better though...keep up the good work!
    That's awesome. I'm sure that diet is key, maybe my heart arteries has just enough inflammation and a small shock to cause the STEMI. Glucose even at normal levels can make blood vessels sticky. I'll still be on Plavix (from Brilinta) for a year, and metformin to keep the glucose down.
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    • #74
      Hey, 2 yr anniversary, and still here, every day is a blessing. I probably won't ever be able to get off of the meds (max atorvistatin, low dose Aspirin, clopidogrel and blood pressure meds), and working out every day... just maybe too many carbs.

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      • #75
        Originally posted by Bolt-O View Post
        Hey, 2 yr anniversary, and still here, every day is a blessing. I probably won't ever be able to get off of the meds (max atorvistatin, low dose Aspirin, clopidogrel and blood pressure meds), and working out every day... just maybe too many carbs.
        Nice braddah.

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        • #76
          Originally posted by Bolt-O View Post
          Hey, 2 yr anniversary, and still here, every day is a blessing. I probably won't ever be able to get off of the meds (max atorvistatin, low dose Aspirin, clopidogrel and blood pressure meds), and working out every day... just maybe too many carbs.
          Small price to pay.

          glad you’re ok.

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          • #77
            I found this thread a little late but I want to add my good wishes to you.
            Surprise us with a Super Bowl win!

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            • #78
              Originally posted by chargeroo View Post
              I found this thread a little late but I want to add my good wishes to you.
              Thank you. I do consider myself fortunate, the more I learned about it. I was one of those that managed to not lose much heart muscle, and didn't need rehab, but I carry a card due to my stent I'm also thinking about you on your condition as well.

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              • #79
                Originally posted by Bolt-O View Post

                Thank you. I do consider myself fortunate, the more I learned about it. I was one of those that managed to not lose much heart muscle, and didn't need rehab, but I carry a card due to my stent I'm also thinking about you on your condition as well.
                Growing old isn't all fun and games is it, but you're reasonably healthy again! Modern medicine is fantastic.

                I have two stents, a replacement knee, and a replacement hip. Now I have emphysema and lung cancer but I still have a decent chance of living a couple more years. I never expected to live this long so my word to you is "hang in there" and you may have many years yet.
                Surprise us with a Super Bowl win!

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                • #80
                  Originally posted by Bolt-O View Post

                  Thank you. I do consider myself fortunate, the more I learned about it. I was one of those that managed to not lose much heart muscle, and didn't need rehab, but I carry a card due to my stent I'm also thinking about you on your condition as well.
                  Now that some time has passed, how are you feeling?

                  Surprise us with a Super Bowl win!

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                  • #81
                    Originally posted by chargeroo View Post
                    Now that some time has passed, how are you feeling?
                    As far as cardio goes, I think its back to normal, but I rarely push it to max, even tough I'm allowed to, unless I get chest pains!. I used to do daily spin classes, but due to covid, all of those were cut back by 24-hr fitness. I still do daily cardio, just not as vigorous. (I did a spin class that day of the MI, nothing special, but maybe a little dehydrated. The year to that date though sucked personally though, and thinking about it, I may have had a warning transient heart signal that year too. Never ignore those, lesson learned).

                    However, because I hadn't been to the doctor until then, you get all those tests you missed, so I do have to be mindful of pre-diabetes, prostate issues, and having a polyp removed during a colonoscopy. But mentally, just fine. I think the habit of exercise may have saved me... its good mentally now more than ever.

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                    • #82
                      I'm happy to hear such a good report. Keep up the good cardio work and stay hydrated!
                      Surprise us with a Super Bowl win!

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