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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by IROC100, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. IROC100
    Joined: Nov 1, 2010
    Posts: 39

    from NY

    It's been over a year since I have posted on here or even worked on my Buick, so I thought that I should explain why I havn't updated anything on the it. On August 14, 2016, sometime around noon or a little after, I was in my garage just finishing up a small job for someone, when all of a sudden it felt like someone hit me in the chest with a 24 lb sledge hammer and down I went. I remember thinking I just had a heart attack and looking at my phone witch was 20 some feet away. The next thing I remembered was someone saying that they were going to transport me to another hospital and me asking where am I , they answered, your at Ellis hospital, which is in Schenectady and they were sending me to Albany med. when I asked what happened they told me I had a dissection of the aortata, that's ,all remember until 2 days later. So now after surgery and hearing " Your so lucky,you should've die'd" for a over a year, the doctors have removed all my restrictions and are letting me get back to work on my Buick, nothing heavy just light duty, I'm not 100%, but at least I can get out and do smething.So I just wanted to let some of you know that I hadn't quit working on the car, I just couldn't do anything until now.
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  2. I here ya man. I had my second heart attack in May of this year and I'm just starting to feel well and like my old self again. Missed the whole summer working on my coupe. But hey I''m here. :) Good luck to you on your continued recovery.
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  3. I haven't had anything that serious but I know being restricted in your affairs and basically having to stay indoors doing not much of anything takes its toll on you. Great that you can now get back to living again. Carry on....
  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 20,083

    from Michigan

    Glad you're still with us!!!!!:)

  5. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 2,942

    from Minnesota

    Health first.Car secondary. At least you are still here to get back to it.
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  6. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,413


    wow, you're lucky. My Dad had a partial rupture of the aorta. managed to pull through when he should haven't.
  7. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,570

    from IRELAND

    WELCOME granny used to say never put off til tomorrow what you can do today.makes sence now40 years later
  8. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,519

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Welcome back and best wishes for continued health!
    wraymen likes this.
  9. Enjoy every day! Great to hear you are better.
  10. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,032

    from Dublin, OH

    Enjoy everyday, life is too precious!
  11. Glad to hear you got a second chance! Take care.
  12. Glad to hear you're OK!!!
  13. Thank The Good Lord,it wasn't your time. HRP
  14. HarryT
    Joined: Nov 7, 2006
    Posts: 601


    Great to hear your back and doing what you love.
  15. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 6,810

    from Idaho

    Keep after it ... the way some of us treated ourselves in the '60s & '70s, it tickles me every time I wake up.
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  16. IROC100
    Joined: Nov 1, 2010
    Posts: 39

    from NY

    302GMC. When I was in the hospital I was thinking the same thing.
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  17. ...great news, how bout a pic or two of your project?
  18. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,017


    Hey, been there buddy, got a similar talk from my heart doc, I'm also lucky to be alive. Gives you a fresh outlook. Take it easy......
  19. IROC100
    Joined: Nov 1, 2010
    Posts: 39

    from NY

  20. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,043


    Welcome back to the Hamb and to being healthy. Just don't get carried away and over do it.
  21. Welcome back, cheers for a long and happy life.
  22. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,330

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

  23. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,686


    Glad you're still on top of the dirt. God is good.
  24. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,047


    Thanks for the update, glad you are doing well! Bob
  25. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 907


    Glad your doing better. That stuff changes a guys out look on things. Enjoy every day we never know if its our last.
  26. SnoDawg
    Joined: Jul 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,013


    Glad to hear that you are doing good. I had a stroke almost two years ago in Nov. Still not 100% found out that I have a genetic flaw in my left corrarid artery. So I have to take it easy.
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  27. fordflambe
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 546


    I'll always remember the day my older brother told me "Getting old isn't for sissies". At 65, i fully understand what he was saying..............Glad to hear you are doing better and ready to get back to projects!
  28. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,596


  29. oldsjoe
    Joined: May 2, 2011
    Posts: 2,540


    Glad to hear your moving forward! Scary as hell I know. Although not the same or as serious as yours, I have had a couple live changing issues myself. Will never be what I was but believe me you learn to deal with it. Take it EASY and don't rush. Joe
  30. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,759


    I have a larger than normal aorta (1.0mm) and have an annual check up. It doesn't sound much however my doctor and cardiologist monitor it. Hypertension doesn't help. No health, no fun! Good to hear that you're OK. Time now to get back to the car and make up for lost time. You've still a lot of living to look forward to. :D
    Stogy likes this.

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