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Offline Oddjob

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Re: Unwellness
« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2018, 03:38:00 AM »
Good news Bryan.

As I also hold a HGV license I know how the DVLA are going to react.

Mate of mine had a massive heart attack whilst delivering to an Asda supermarket, long story short, he has only 17% of his heart still working, lost his license for good BUT he's alive and reasonably well considering, if worst comes to the worst, there are far worse things that could have happened in this case. Look on the bright side, keep your mind sharp and you can defeat most anything.

Here's hoping you get well soon, make a full recovery and can get back to work in short order.
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« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2018, 12:56:19 PM »
Yes, i had the same problem, not a heart attack, through a routine check up it was discovered that i had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (a thickening of the heart walls), as i was a PSV driver i had to undergo various test, ultimately it's down to your cardiac consultant who will forward his assesment to the DVLA, and their medical board will assess what risk you will pose. Although they will look more favourably on a car/motorcycle licence.

Sorry to put a bit of a downer on your plight but you are on the road to recovery and that's good.

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Offline Johnwebley

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« Reply #47 on: October 20, 2018, 04:24:42 PM »


  best wishes Brian,
 the docs will load you with pills to take,including statins,

 good to keep your cholesterol below 5 ish .

 
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« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2018, 12:56:08 PM »
Good news Bryan and as the other's,  extended best wishes for recovery and getting any licence consideration achieved.

As some of the others have written above,  check up for anyone is worthwhile.

A friend took his son to eye test and the person carrying out that test looked at his ( the father's) eyes because he could see something which he thought was serious. Turns out he had blood pressure right at the upper extremes of reality,  this was they thought hereditary.  A question to his own father was answered with a "yes i've always suffered, and been medicated for it" he was walking through life just about to explode with no knowledge of it. Close shave but accidentally caught in time.

Another friend had experience as Bryan described, woke up in mobile bed and people all around him. These were not strangers though,  he a working paramedic was surrounded by his own colleagues that saved him. He'd been self medicating with paracetamol for a longer term persistent headache, ignoring that little statement on the packet "more than three days use,  then go see your gp" kinda stuff. He'd suffered a brain bleed that came sucrose to getting him. We joke that (he's always been known as a a budgie on account of general wittering on persistently)  it was only the beginning of rigamortice in his little birdie claws that has stopped him dropping off life's perch,  while gently swinging upside down!. It was really that close. Has has recovered and is back doing the same job now.  So great outcome.

A reminder to others of taking advantage of health checks,  even if nothing is apparent.

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Re: Unwellness
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2018, 08:09:48 PM »
Just for Julie Stage 1 MI RCA stented and feeling great, been out for short walk twice to today and eating unsalted, sugar free cardboard with no butter!!

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Re: Unwellness
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2018, 08:32:17 PM »
Just for Julie Stage 1 MI RCA stented and feeling great, been out for short walk twice to today and eating unsalted, sugar free cardboard with no butter!!
Thanks for the update Bryan, I do like my patients notes to be written contemporaneously.......
Try some low fat cottage cheese with the cardboard, it may help a little  :-\ :-\ :-\.
Take it easy but keep active too and get back to a healthier you ASAP.
Jx
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« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2018, 08:54:13 PM »
Maybe some reading to relax with,  how about "stent and stent stability" but depends if you like jane austen  ;D

Offline philward

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« Reply #52 on: October 21, 2018, 08:56:53 PM »
Great news Bryan - speedy recovery
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« Reply #53 on: October 21, 2018, 08:59:26 PM »
Maybe some reading to relax with,  how about "stent and stent stability" but depends if you like jane austen  ;D
Nigel.....that is terrible  ;D ;D ;D
I was thinking of Bryan listening to some music 'Statin on the Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding came to mind  ;D
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« Reply #54 on: October 21, 2018, 09:08:02 PM »
GROOOONE, Leave off the rerrible jokes or i will end up back in!!!!

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« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2018, 11:10:12 AM »
Just for Julie Stage 1 MI RCA stented and feeling great, been out for short walk twice to today and eating unsalted, sugar free cardboard with no butter!!

  speaking from  experience,walking is a great gentle exercise ,

 enjoy ,and best wishes
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