OT: I'm Okay!

OT: I'm Okay!

Post by Kathy N- » Sat, 05 Oct 2002 06:43:41



Just returned form a day long trip to the hospital.  My surgery was at 9:00
a.m., and I _just_ got out out recovery.

The best news is that I do not have pulmonary hypertension, which is pretty
much a death sentence.  (without a lung transplant, the mortality rate is
100% within 2 years)  The docs were very worried that I had it, and my
cardiologist cheered and said "thank God" when she got into my lungs to
check.

Of the three major vessels in the heart, two are clear, and one is partially
blocked.  It will be treated with medication, and I have no stents, and will
not need a bypass.  She did a ***y amount of ablation (removing dead
tissue), and my heart rhythm stayed okay, so we're watching and waiting on
seeing if I'll need one.

The only bad thing was the long time in the recovery room.  Due to some
reason I don't exactly understand, my doc was unable to plug my fem***
artery with a silicone plug, which is the normal procedure.  So I got to lie
motionless with my legs extended and my head below my heart for six hours.

This was a problem.  I normally cannot lie in that position, because my
lungs fill with fluid.  Every time the recovery room staff tried to remove
my oxygen mask, the O2 alarms went off.  So, I kept it on.  I'm a little
wheezy, and my leg hurts a bit from the catheter.

Now, I'm going to eat, for the first time since 3 p.m. yesterday.  No food
is safe.

Kathy N-V

--
"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
 - Charles***ens (1812 - 1870)

 
 
 

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Post by Barbara Forbes-Lyon » Sat, 05 Oct 2002 06:52:34


So relieved and hope you recover quickly!!

Barb


Quote:
> Just returned form a day long trip to the hospital.  My surgery was at
9:00
> a.m., and I _just_ got out out recovery.

> The best news is that I do not have pulmonary hypertension, which is
pretty
> much a death sentence.  (without a lung transplant, the mortality rate is
> 100% within 2 years)  The docs were very worried that I had it, and my
> cardiologist cheered and said "thank God" when she got into my lungs to
> check.

> Of the three major vessels in the heart, two are clear, and one is
partially
> blocked.  It will be treated with medication, and I have no stents, and
will
> not need a bypass.  She did a ***y amount of ablation (removing dead
> tissue), and my heart rhythm stayed okay, so we're watching and waiting on
> seeing if I'll need one.

> The only bad thing was the long time in the recovery room.  Due to some
> reason I don't exactly understand, my doc was unable to plug my fem***
> artery with a silicone plug, which is the normal procedure.  So I got to
lie
> motionless with my legs extended and my head below my heart for six hours.

> This was a problem.  I normally cannot lie in that position, because my
> lungs fill with fluid.  Every time the recovery room staff tried to remove
> my oxygen mask, the O2 alarms went off.  So, I kept it on.  I'm a little
> wheezy, and my leg hurts a bit from the catheter.

> Now, I'm going to eat, for the first time since 3 p.m. yesterday.  No food
> is safe.

> Kathy N-V

> --
> "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
>  - Charles***ens (1812 - 1870)


 
 
 

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Post by mkahoga » Sat, 05 Oct 2002 06:54:02


I am so happy!!!!!!  You must be too. Sounds like wonderful news.
Thanks for letting us know so soon.  I have been checking every couple of
hours to see if ther was any update.
Here's wishing you a speedy recovery.
The other Kathy.

Quote:
> Just returned form a day long trip to the hospital.  My surgery was at
9:00
> a.m., and I _just_ got out out recovery.

> The best news is that I do not have pulmonary hypertension, which is
pretty
> much a death sentence.  (without a lung transplant, the mortality rate is
> 100% within 2 years)  The docs were very worried that I had it, and my
> cardiologist cheered and said "thank God" when she got into my lungs to
> check.

> Of the three major vessels in the heart, two are clear, and one is
partially
> blocked.  It will be treated with medication, and I have no stents, and
will
> not need a bypass.  She did a ***y amount of ablation (removing dead
> tissue), and my heart rhythm stayed okay, so we're watching and waiting on
> seeing if I'll need one.

> The only bad thing was the long time in the recovery room.  Due to some
> reason I don't exactly understand, my doc was unable to plug my fem***
> artery with a silicone plug, which is the normal procedure.  So I got to
lie
> motionless with my legs extended and my head below my heart for six hours.

> This was a problem.  I normally cannot lie in that position, because my
> lungs fill with fluid.  Every time the recovery room staff tried to remove
> my oxygen mask, the O2 alarms went off.  So, I kept it on.  I'm a little
> wheezy, and my leg hurts a bit from the catheter.

> Now, I'm going to eat, for the first time since 3 p.m. yesterday.  No food
> is safe.

> Kathy N-V

> --
> "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
>  - Charles***ens (1812 - 1870)

 
 
 

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Post by Beadbimb » Sat, 05 Oct 2002 07:37:43


Wonderful news Kathy!  Eat something good and get some rest tonight!!!

--
Jerri
www.bead***.com


Quote:
> Just returned form a day long trip to the hospital.  My surgery was at
9:00
> a.m., and I _just_ got out out recovery.

> The best news is that I do not have pulmonary hypertension, which is
pretty
> much a death sentence.  (without a lung transplant, the mortality rate is
> 100% within 2 years)  The docs were very worried that I had it, and my
> cardiologist cheered and said "thank God" when she got into my lungs to
> check.

> Of the three major vessels in the heart, two are clear, and one is
partially
> blocked.  It will be treated with medication, and I have no stents, and
will
> not need a bypass.  She did a ***y amount of ablation (removing dead
> tissue), and my heart rhythm stayed okay, so we're watching and waiting on
> seeing if I'll need one.

> The only bad thing was the long time in the recovery room.  Due to some
> reason I don't exactly understand, my doc was unable to plug my fem***
> artery with a silicone plug, which is the normal procedure.  So I got to
lie
> motionless with my legs extended and my head below my heart for six hours.

> This was a problem.  I normally cannot lie in that position, because my
> lungs fill with fluid.  Every time the recovery room staff tried to remove
> my oxygen mask, the O2 alarms went off.  So, I kept it on.  I'm a little
> wheezy, and my leg hurts a bit from the catheter.

> Now, I'm going to eat, for the first time since 3 p.m. yesterday.  No food
> is safe.

> Kathy N-V

> --
> "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
>  - Charles***ens (1812 - 1870)

 
 
 

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Post by Shelb » Sat, 05 Oct 2002 07:39:23


Kathy, thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us! I'm so thankful for
you that you don't have the pulmonary hypertension and that you don't need a
bypass at this point. God bless!

Shelby DellaRosa
~~~~~
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> Subject: OT:  I'm Okay!

> Just returned form a day long trip to the hospital.  My surgery was at 9:00
> a.m., and I _just_ got out out recovery.

> The best news is that I do not have pulmonary hypertension, which is pretty
> much a death sentence.  (without a lung transplant, the mortality rate is
> 100% within 2 years)  The docs were very worried that I had it, and my
> cardiologist cheered and said "thank God" when she got into my lungs to
> check.

> Of the three major vessels in the heart, two are clear, and one is partially
> blocked.  It will be treated with medication, and I have no stents, and will
> not need a bypass.  She did a ***y amount of ablation (removing dead
> tissue), and my heart rhythm stayed okay, so we're watching and waiting on
> seeing if I'll need one.

> The only bad thing was the long time in the recovery room.  Due to some
> reason I don't exactly understand, my doc was unable to plug my fem***
> artery with a silicone plug, which is the normal procedure.  So I got to lie
> motionless with my legs extended and my head below my heart for six hours.

> This was a problem.  I normally cannot lie in that position, because my
> lungs fill with fluid.  Every time the recovery room staff tried to remove
> my oxygen mask, the O2 alarms went off.  So, I kept it on.  I'm a little
> wheezy, and my leg hurts a bit from the catheter.

> Now, I'm going to eat, for the first time since 3 p.m. yesterday.  No food
> is safe.

> Kathy N-V

> --
> "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
> - Charles***ens (1812 - 1870)

 
 
 

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Post by Karen_A » Sat, 05 Oct 2002 07:51:12


Hooray!!!!!!

happy beady hugs,

--
KarenK
Desert Dreamer Designs
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Quote:
> Just returned form a day long trip to the hospital.  My surgery was at
9:00
> a.m., and I _just_ got out out recovery.

> The best news is that I do not have pulmonary hypertension, which is
pretty
> much a death sentence.  (without a lung transplant, the mortality rate is
> 100% within 2 years)  The docs were very worried that I had it, and my
> cardiologist cheered and said "thank God" when she got into my lungs to
> check.

> Of the three major vessels in the heart, two are clear, and one is
partially
> blocked.  It will be treated with medication, and I have no stents, and
will
> not need a bypass.  She did a ***y amount of ablation (removing dead
> tissue), and my heart rhythm stayed okay, so we're watching and waiting on
> seeing if I'll need one.

> The only bad thing was the long time in the recovery room.  Due to some
> reason I don't exactly understand, my doc was unable to plug my fem***
> artery with a silicone plug, which is the normal procedure.  So I got to
lie
> motionless with my legs extended and my head below my heart for six hours.

> This was a problem.  I normally cannot lie in that position, because my
> lungs fill with fluid.  Every time the recovery room staff tried to remove
> my oxygen mask, the O2 alarms went off.  So, I kept it on.  I'm a little
> wheezy, and my leg hurts a bit from the catheter.

> Now, I'm going to eat, for the first time since 3 p.m. yesterday.  No food
> is safe.

> Kathy N-V

> --
> "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
>  - Charles***ens (1812 - 1870)

 
 
 

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Post by Dawn Chris » Sat, 05 Oct 2002 07:57:07



Quote:
> Just returned form a day long trip to the hospital.  My surgery was at
9:00
> a.m., and I _just_ got out out recovery.

> The best news is that I do not have pulmonary hypertension, which is
pretty
> much a death sentence.  (without a lung transplant, the mortality rate is
> 100% within 2 years)  The docs were very worried that I had it, and my
> cardiologist cheered and said "thank God" when she got into my lungs to
> check.

> Of the three major vessels in the heart, two are clear, and one is
partially
> blocked.  It will be treated with medication, and I have no stents, and
will
> not need a bypass.  She did a ***y amount of ablation (removing dead
> tissue), and my heart rhythm stayed okay, so we're watching and waiting on
> seeing if I'll need one.

> The only bad thing was the long time in the recovery room.  Due to some
> reason I don't exactly understand, my doc was unable to plug my fem***
> artery with a silicone plug, which is the normal procedure.  So I got to
lie
> motionless with my legs extended and my head below my heart for six hours.

> This was a problem.  I normally cannot lie in that position, because my
> lungs fill with fluid.  Every time the recovery room staff tried to remove
> my oxygen mask, the O2 alarms went off.  So, I kept it on.  I'm a little
> wheezy, and my leg hurts a bit from the catheter.

> Now, I'm going to eat, for the first time since 3 p.m. yesterday.  No food
> is safe.

> Kathy N-V

> --
> "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
>  - Charles***ens (1812 - 1870)

WOW... (((((((Kathy))))))) - I've been thinking about you all day... LOL ;o)
My husband asked me about the colorful names*** next to my desk - I
told him a lot of people needed my energy today, and I needed their names
for visualization.  I think it's working... :o)

I'm so happy that you're back so soon.  I'm sorry your recovery was a bit
bumpy, but the news that you do not have pulmonary hypertension is soooo
wonderful.

Dawn

 
 
 

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Post by Rach » Sat, 05 Oct 2002 08:01:17


I'm so glad things came out this well! Get better really soon!

Hugs,
Rach

Quote:
> Just returned form a day long trip to the hospital.  My surgery was at
9:00
> a.m., and I _just_ got out out recovery.

> The best news is that I do not have pulmonary hypertension, which is
pretty
> much a death sentence.  (without a lung transplant, the mortality rate is
> 100% within 2 years)  The docs were very worried that I had it, and my
> cardiologist cheered and said "thank God" when she got into my lungs to
> check.

> Of the three major vessels in the heart, two are clear, and one is
partially
> blocked.  It will be treated with medication, and I have no stents, and
will
> not need a bypass.  She did a ***y amount of ablation (removing dead
> tissue), and my heart rhythm stayed okay, so we're watching and waiting on
> seeing if I'll need one.

> The only bad thing was the long time in the recovery room.  Due to some
> reason I don't exactly understand, my doc was unable to plug my fem***
> artery with a silicone plug, which is the normal procedure.  So I got to
lie
> motionless with my legs extended and my head below my heart for six hours.

> This was a problem.  I normally cannot lie in that position, because my
> lungs fill with fluid.  Every time the recovery room staff tried to remove
> my oxygen mask, the O2 alarms went off.  So, I kept it on.  I'm a little
> wheezy, and my leg hurts a bit from the catheter.

> Now, I'm going to eat, for the first time since 3 p.m. yesterday.  No food
> is safe.

> Kathy N-V

> --
> "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
>  - Charles***ens (1812 - 1870)

 
 
 

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Post by Rachel » Sat, 05 Oct 2002 08:20:48


Yeah!!!

Rachel T.

"Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds
the universe together."
       -Carl Zwanzig

 
 
 

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Post by Cynthia Parke » Sat, 05 Oct 2002 08:36:25


Fantastic!  I can't believe you're on the computer already.  Don't overdo
it.

--
Cindy Parker
Beaded Oasis - Jewelry to relax in
www.eclecticbeadery.com