My Myocardial Infarction

Dr. Bill Quick Health Pro January 17, 2011
  • I've had some questions about why I was off-line from mid-October until recently. There's really a rather simple reason: I had a myocardial infarction (MI, or in lay terms, a heart attack) on Monday October 18, and I've been slowly recovering since then.Sunday, October 17 was beautiful, and my wife a...

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  • Ann Bartlett
    Health Guide
    Jan. 17, 2011

    I'm sorry to be reading this, I wondered what was up!  At least you were "quick" enough to act before serious heart damage could occur!

     

    Glad you are on the mend!  Thanks for sharing!

  • cindy
    Jan. 17, 2011

    I am sorry this happened to you but thankful that you are on the mend and will be back to normal activities soon!

     

    You were missed.

     

    cindy

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    Carol
    Jan. 17, 2011

    Whew!  Glad you got a clear warning sign, and were able to get treatment!  Still no doubt a scary ride.  I attended a small group meeting with a local cardiologist and a handful of other T1 diabetics on Saturday. That + reading your account has made me really shift from my "anti-statin" thinking.  The cardiologist echoed the same concept...

    RHMLucky777

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    Whew!  Glad you got a clear warning sign, and were able to get treatment!  Still no doubt a scary ride.  I attended a small group meeting with a local cardiologist and a handful of other T1 diabetics on Saturday. That + reading your account has made me really shift from my "anti-statin" thinking.  The cardiologist echoed the same concept that tight control may not make much difference at all in macro vascular issues.  Thanks for sharing your story!    

  • verdungal
    Jan. 17, 2011

    All the best for a complete recovery. 

    Joan Mercantini

  • Gretchen Becker
    Health Guide
    Jan. 17, 2011

    Bill, this is scary, mostly because you haven't had diabetes for very long, and you were controlling all your risk factors. But then, maybe your diabetes had nothing to do with it. Nondiabetics get heart attacks too, including thin nondiabetics who eat healthy foods and get lots of exercise.

     

    Let's face it. Life is not 100% controllable.

     

    Are you...

    RHMLucky777

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    Bill, this is scary, mostly because you haven't had diabetes for very long, and you were controlling all your risk factors. But then, maybe your diabetes had nothing to do with it. Nondiabetics get heart attacks too, including thin nondiabetics who eat healthy foods and get lots of exercise.

     

    Let's face it. Life is not 100% controllable.

     

    Are you doing anything now that you weren't doing before (other than not sailig)? If so, would you recommend that everyone do that?

     

    We all hope you'll continue to recover uneventfully from the surgery, get your strength back, and have good health from now on.

     

    Give your wife our best too. I'm sure it's been stressful for her!