Heart issues...............

freebyrd 69

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I'm an old pro. Open heart surgery to repair a valve at age 7, and a heart attack at 32. I was 95% blocked on my left main artery, and they put a stent in. That was 2002.

Went in to the doc's (which I NEVER DO) about a month ago for overall fatigue. They did blood work, and it was fine.

I have always been in good shape, and work out 2-5 times a week, along with eating healthy. I have a 2 a 3.1, and a 4 mile run I do during the week. Even on my 4 mile run, I am ALWAYS under 9 min. miles. I'm not a runner, I just do it to stay in shape with some light lifting.

Anyway, the last week or so the runs have been tough. Tuesday, I wanted to try the run with my struggles in mind. I set my 3.1 mile pace. At that pace, I am not even breathing hard or sweating after 1/2 mile. Well, I was Tuesday. Tight chest all the way across, fatigue. I continued and did 1.6 miles in close to 18 min. My worst TWO mile time is 17:30.

Went to the docs where they did an EKG. My echo/stress test is today. Hope everything checks out, but I know my body, and somethin' ain't right. We'll see!
 

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oh god :/ i wish for the best!

happy thoughts sent your way too!
 

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Could it be the stent has collapsed?
Lots of heart disease in my family and I know that can happen and cause feelings like you've mentioned.
All the best Jon. Hope they can figure it out quick for ya.
 

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^^^^
Could be this.
I'm thinking with your early history of buildup in your arteries that it may be plugged, not collapsed.

Same type of symptoms, same fix.
 

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The absolute best wishes to you Jon! You're a young guy that's doing everything right! You deserve nothing but the best and a long life to enjoy it!

Ace that stress test! Hopefully, you're fighting a virus and it's undermining everything temporarily!

And good for you for getting right on it!
 

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Good luck man
 

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Wow! Best of luck Freebird. I feel so blessed that at 64 I don't have any health issues. There are members here who really have them bad. :shock:
 

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Best wishes Freeby.
I used to run 3 miles before and after work every day.
Had to give that up a few years ago but they kept telling me nothing was wrong.
A non-specialist told me to go back and tell 'em I had an arrhythmia.
Sho' nuff....
*sigh.
 

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Puts a ripped tendon into perspective, doesn't it? :hmm:

Hope you're doing better too, friend!

It does indeed!

well, i'm back on track (pun intended) when it comes to guitar!

i can play fast again, my finger is where it is supposed to be, except from the regular hiccups of course!
 

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Good luck with the tests, hope everything turns out okay!
 

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Hope it`s nothing serious, Best of luck :sadwave:
 

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What scares me about stories like this is that it says you can strive to be as healthy as possible, and yet you still can't win. What's the point of dieting, exercising and stress reduction if it doesn't do people much good?

I wish you all the best.
 

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freebyrd,

I too wish you all the best. being a senior citizen like us is no fun.

But if you are really running four miles in 9 minutes, perhaps you need to slow down. If you are doing this, you are running 2.5 minute miles, which I believe is some sort of a record!
 

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One side of my heart aint beating correctly. Doctor said it's a rare thing in a man of your age. Stop drinking.

Ohh! Didn't know what to say or do. So how long will this impact my life expectancy? Might as well be brutally brunt

Worst thing ever...Totally blanked the question & started to lecture me about stuff I know.

Oh dear. I'm humped.

To hell with it, if I make it to my 60s I'm a legend.

Aye
 

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Hope you get better, man. Take care of yourself.
 

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Fardwark,

Get a second opinion. My father's doctors told him that MODERATE drinking would actually help his heart last longer. My father died at age 97 of cancer. I'm 73 now and my own doctors have advised me to avoid HEAVY drinking but moderate and occasional drinking would be OK, and even beneficial. As I know nothing about your specific condition, I can't say this advice would apply to you. But I think a second opinion would be in order.
 

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