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Re: [IP] RE: heart disease ...or no loaner on this pump

Well said Sam.  I, too,  have "been there, done that".  Had my heart attack
8 years ago, and didn't even know it.  (Chili can do that to you).

To Tara-DON"T WAIT.  Diabetes can do things to your arteries you don't even
know about.  Better to be safe that sorry.  Good luck.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Skopp <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 17 December, 1999 2:17 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] RE: heart disease ...or no loaner on this pump

>At 10:50 PM 12/16/1999  Anika Schon wrote:
> >dye, I beat the treadmill but still "flunked" the test, and thus ended up
> >getting the angiogram (where they stick a tube through an artery in the
> >groin and shove it up into the heart and use dye to take pictures) and
> >they discovered that one of my three coronary arteries was completely
> >blocked, and had been so for some time. Fortunately, my heart compensated
> >and rerouted blood flow so I didn't have any dead ticker muscle (excuse
> >technical  terms 8^P ) so they decided against blowing up any balloons in
> >arteries (angioplasty) and I was excused from getting a chest zipper
(from a
> >bypass) for the time being.
>You just never know... been there, done that. I had the chest "unzipped"
>and a quintuple bypass, after a small heart attack almost 5 years ago
>(permanently sewed back up, when they were done). None of that stuff is any
>fun. I had no real symptoms before that, except for higher than normal
>The moral is, that if you are concerned, go to your doctor and get checked
>out. They may put your mind at ease by finding that it is nothing to worry
>about. But, if there is something wrong, the sooner you take care of it,
>the better.
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