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Life begins at... ...39?

#1  Postby Mitts » Mar 18, 2011 3:32 pm

Hi all.


Last Saturday I had a massive heart attack. If my partner hadn't called for an ambulance when she did I would not be here to type this message.

I'm letting all you good people know about this for a couple of reasons;

Firstly, everything is now so much more special than it was; my little boy's smile, blue sky, a hug, a cup of tea, a book, friends, parents, stars, my daughter dressed as a pirate... just everything.

Secondly that when I had the grim reaper standing at the end of my bed in hospital, beckoning to me with his bony finger I had absolute 'faith' in the doctors and nurses that cared for me and the science that backed them up. Despite being bought up catholic (managing to escape it's clutches about five years ago) I did not once give religion or god a single thought.
Just thought that was an interesting observation...


I have to take it easy for a few months now but I will be better than I was before thanks to science and a whole heap of medication!


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Re: Life begins at... ...39?

#2  Postby divagreen » Mar 18, 2011 3:36 pm

I am very, very glad everything turned out okay, Mitts. :hugs:
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#3  Postby DoctorE » Mar 18, 2011 3:39 pm

Glad you made it :thumbup:
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#4  Postby pennypitstop » Mar 18, 2011 3:40 pm

:shock: Blimey 39!!! Glad you're ok. :thumbup:

Chin up ol' bean, I'm sure they'll have you working fine in no time.

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#5  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 18, 2011 3:52 pm

Yes, life is a bit different after rubbing shoulders (probably not the most appropriate idiom) with the Grim Reaper. Take it easy old chap.
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#6  Postby Mazille » Mar 18, 2011 3:53 pm

Indeed. Take it easy, Mitts and get better. :thumbup:
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#7  Postby Ironclad » Mar 18, 2011 3:59 pm

Oh my goodness! Get well, and home, soon.
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#8  Postby 210karman » Mar 18, 2011 4:04 pm

Hi Mitts. Sorry to hear what's happened. Wish you a speedy recovery.
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#9  Postby campermon » Mar 18, 2011 4:23 pm

Shit the bed!

Hope you're getting better.

Was the attack totally out of the blue?

*concerned 40 year old leading unhealthy lifestyle*

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#10  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 18, 2011 6:50 pm

Get well soon!
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#11  Postby starr » Mar 18, 2011 9:06 pm

Big hugs for you Mitts

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#12  Postby Mantisdreamz » Mar 18, 2011 9:17 pm

Geez, glad to hear you are okay. And yep, it is the nurses doctors and staff helping you that are the real angels.
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#13  Postby j.mills » Mar 18, 2011 9:17 pm

Zoiks, well done Mitts on pulling through, and doctors on doing the pulling. On the bright side, taking it easy for a few months might mean more time on ratskep. :smile:
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#14  Postby Blip » Mar 18, 2011 10:16 pm

Hey, Mitts. Take it easy and look after yourself. That's an order, OK?
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#15  Postby AlohaChris » Mar 18, 2011 10:33 pm

Glad to hear you're here to tell the tale Mitts! Yes, we have the technology, we can rebuild you. If you don't mind me asking, were you treated with surgery or the Cath lab?

I'm even more encouraged, as a recovered Catholic myself, that you had no qualms about facing your mortality directly and honestly. Much respect from me! Best of luck with your recovery. :cheers:
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#16  Postby cherries » Mar 18, 2011 11:10 pm

get well soon mitts :hugs:
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#17  Postby Fallible » Mar 18, 2011 11:19 pm

I'm glad you're still here, Mitts. I fucking hate hospitals, but I've been watching Comic Relief tonight and fuck me, but are we lucky to have them and all the brilliant doctors and nurses who work in them. I've had my brush with death too, and this daughter of a lapsed Catholic also never even thought to consider a god of any kind as I was lying on the hospital bed with my vision blackening. All strength to you and I hope that you are here for many years to come.
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#18  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Mar 19, 2011 12:08 am

Very glad you are still with us Mitts. Once the docs OK it, less time on the PC, and more time with the gentle exercise.
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#19  Postby Teox » Mar 19, 2011 7:39 pm

We can rarely see things from the point of view of another person because we look at the facts through the screen of an impression or an interest which distorts our view; and then there are accusations, quarrels and misunderstanding.

Everyone has to play. The game goes on forever - or until you win. You win by finding death before it finds you.
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There is only one truth. It is being where you are. And where you are is where your body is.
The moment is your only duty. Your duty at any time in your life is to do what you have to do from moment to moment. :hugs: :hugs:
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#20  Postby j.mills » Mar 19, 2011 11:54 pm

:scratch: There is only one truth, and it is being where you are? Dang nab it, I was kinda counting on E=mc2 having some merit too. :roll:
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