So, lots of time on my hands and to many weight restrictions to be usefull, I have much free time on hand, with only a minimal tech support question maybe.
This is likely not the post you expected to read, and I really intended it more for the "seniors" among us. Three times in the last 8 years my wife should have met me at bag & tag, each situation millimeters away from disaster. If the toymakers still read this they will have a detailed understanding of these type of events.This last was a 4x bypass after an optional cath procedure after "a minor" finding on a stress test. Cath Monday, 4x bypass Wednesday, yes with millimeters to spare. Enough of the gory details. No heart attack, no damage. Recovery is still going to be an itch.
So, why the post? Medicine is called practice for a reason, doctors make educated guesses. God is NOT a part of the job description. The source of the pain could not be really localized and presented in different ways. For almost a year. At which time I dropped the results of a CTA on my cardiologist who ordered a stress test. The test showed a "minor" issue in a not very important location. He seemed somewhat reluctant to order the cath because that also has its own risks. (read the fine print when you sign a consent forms. No, not the financial part, they will get that either way ) I walked him through what I was feeling and how it was progressing.And reminded him how far under the radar I was flying the last two events. I think there was some skepticism but with the phrase "you are your own best advocate" he ordered the cath. Happened on a Monday bypass on Wednesday. Would not have happened if I wasn't my own best advocate. Instead some ER doc would have been explaining some things just happen. NOT this time.
There are a lot of scary good prop and other users on this forum, and judging from work histories (PDP-8?) and other things a lot of us are in the same age group. From the selfish side I have and continue to learn from these folks. I don't want to wonder about where someone went then one day finding them gone because they did not listen to themselves or let their doc be to cautious. Your body will speak to you, the tricks getting the right doc to listen to what it is saying
I don't get to do as much with prop as I would like to and give back to the community but if this keeps even one forum member or friend or family member away from the bag and tag, that would be a significant down payment for past lessons learned.
Good night y'all
Ordnung ist das halbe Leben
I gave up on that half long ago.........