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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
There are much better days ahead. February 2009 heart month had a quadruple bypass at age 64. It was rough, however, I deer hunted that fall and all the Spring turkey and archery deer seasons since. I hunt from climbers and lock-ons. I will be 72 this month. I work out three days a week for 70 minutes with weights. Some of my hunts are deep in the woods. I hunt 2-3 states for Spring Gobbler and often walk 5-7+ miles in mornings hunts in some steep country.
I have since had both of my triceps reattached and have worked through that. I take a baby aspirin and a 40 mg simvastatin. However, I did not have a cholesterol issue....I am told my issues were hereditary. I did not have a heart attack, but it was in the future for me, if I had not made a doctor visit due to heaviness in my chest area.
My thoughts.... follow the advise of the doctors, take medication as prescribed, keep a positive attitude, do your PT to the best of your ability, go in for all you post ops check ups and test and take a few minutes every day to appreciate life. You will get through this.
For now subscribe to hunting magazines, do some reading until you can get back in the woods.
Thank God.....I currently feel great and can stay up with many guys a lot younger than me. A few years since my surgery I cut, split and stacked 6-10 cords of firewood.
I will add you to my prayers PA-Plinker and wish you and your family the very best. Check in with us now and then to lets us know how you are doing.