Where's the unicyclist? In case anyone is wondering...

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Where's the unicyclist? In case anyone is wondering...

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:31 pm

I case anyone has missed me over the last month:

I had my second cardiac arrest on 2 Sep. The first was in July 2106.

ggggggThis time I was fortunate (relatively) as I collapsed at my wife's feet in the lift of or apartment. People ran down the stairs and CPR was started instantly. And the ambo parks a mere minute away.

Now have an internal defib. That's a good thing as various experts have told me the chances of having survived the pair in my case are anything from 1 in 400 to 1 in a thousand. I don't need to multiply those odds down further with another attack.

Anyway, while this is again knocking me hard, so far it looks like I will have good healthy function. It'll take another month before I can be secure in that.

In the meantime, do some extra kms for me. I won't be doing them for a few weeks longer at least.
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Postby RonK » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:11 pm

Bloody hell Colin. Take care of yourself and get well. Soon.
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Postby Arbuckle23 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:19 pm

Wishing you a quick recovery. Got to get back on that unicycle

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Postby NASHIE » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:26 pm

Speedy recovery Colin, hopefully the defib helps put your mind to rest looking forward.

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Postby warthog1 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:41 pm

Shlt Colin :shock:
Glad you made it. :)
Don't bother with any tatts tickets, you won something better anyway.
Hope your activity isn't limited too much.
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=91058
Did you have any stents or CABGs after the first episode?
Which vessel was blocked this time?

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Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:24 am

warthog1 wrote:Shlt Colin :shock:
Glad you made it. :)
Don't bother with any tatts tickets, you won something better anyway.
Hope your activity isn't limited too much.
http://bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic ... 49&t=91058
Did you have any stents or CABGs after the first episode?
Which vessel was blocked this time?

yeah, had a stent. I'm not sure atm how to interpret my discharge and other documents but, for some reason, my wife thinks that the seond may have resulted from a problem with the stent. I'll be disucssing these things with my cardiologist at the end of the month. It does appear that, like so many, my responses to some forms of heart distress are atypical. As far as I understand it atm I do not need a completed blockage for the heart to move into STEMI, which mostly is unrecoverable. But again I need to have a word with my cardiologist. Regardless, so far lucky. VERY lucky.

I now have a second stent, have to avoid within practical limits shop security systems, airport security, some power tools and other electronic equipment, induction stoves, etc etc etc.
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Postby P!N20 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:51 am

Wishing you all the best with your recovery, Colin.

ColinOldnCranky wrote:The first was in July 2106.


Well, no wonder with all that time travelling.

I'll leave this here for post traumatic therapy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgx31cQnCss

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Postby foo on patrol » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:05 pm

Bloody hell Colin, that's another bullet ya dodged! :shock: Take care mate. :wink:

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Postby warthog1 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:06 am

ColinOldnCranky wrote:
warthog1 wrote:Shlt Colin :shock:
Glad you made it. :)
Don't bother with any tatts tickets, you won something better anyway.
Hope your activity isn't limited too much.
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=91058
Did you have any stents or CABGs after the first episode?
Which vessel was blocked this time?

yeah, had a stent. I'm not sure atm how to interpret my discharge and other documents but, for some reason, my wife thinks that the seond may have resulted from a problem with the stent. I'll be disucssing these things with my cardiologist at the end of the month. It does appear that, like so many, my responses to some forms of heart distress are atypical. As far as I understand it atm I do not need a completed blockage for the heart to move into STEMI, which mostly is unrecoverable. But again I need to have a word with my cardiologist. Regardless, so far lucky. VERY lucky.

I now have a second stent, have to avoid within practical limits shop security systems, airport security, some power tools and other electronic equipment, induction stoves, etc etc etc.


Thanks Colin.

It sounds like your stent partially blocked, an area of the heart was getting insufficient blood supply and triggered a heart rhythm where the heart muscle doesn't contract in an orderly fashion and stops pumping blood (fibrillates).
I'm sure your cardiologist will have the info anyway.

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Postby outnabike » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:08 am

Glad you were at least able to be assisted quickly Colin.

A friend has heart problems in all the men in his family and had a similar incident. Doing well now and it was years ago.

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Postby rolandp » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:42 am

Colin, there is a ICD information and support group meeting on 29 Oct at SCG Hospital. If you haven't got an invite and would like to attend, message me and I can sent you a copy.

Having a defib for the last 2.5 years also happy to catch up for coffee, though I'm not in the normal defib category, as I ride to my 6 monthly defib check, but more than happy to chat about my experiences with one, and what I do/don't do with one.

Should we all start singing "achy breaky heart". Get well soon.

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Postby find_bruce » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:46 pm

Jeepers Colin that’s cutting it a bit close. Hope your own personal Packer-whacker does the job

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Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:36 am

rolandp wrote:Colin, there is a ICD information and support group meeting on 29 Oct at SCG Hospital. If you haven't got an invite and would like to attend, message me and I can sent you a copy.

Having a defib for the last 2.5 years also happy to catch up for coffee, though I'm not in the normal defib category, as I ride to my 6 monthly defib check, but more than happy to chat about my experiences with one, and what I do/don't do with one.

Should we all start singing "achy breaky heart". Get well soon.


Thanks, sent PM. Last time I was back to riding full distances three days after discharge but atm I have a bad case of the dreaded lurgy so I'm just walking around the east perth area fighting boredom and trying not to sneeze. But f you care to I'd be happy to sit down for a coffee somewhere in East Perth and pick your brains.
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Postby brumby33 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:48 am

Sorry to hear of your cardiac arrest Colin, wishing you are back on the recovery trail and back on the Unicycle soon...Summer's coming, it's warming up ya know...and blood flows easier when it's warm.
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Postby g-boaf » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:12 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:
rolandp wrote:Colin, there is a ICD information and support group meeting on 29 Oct at SCG Hospital. If you haven't got an invite and would like to attend, message me and I can sent you a copy.

Having a defib for the last 2.5 years also happy to catch up for coffee, though I'm not in the normal defib category, as I ride to my 6 monthly defib check, but more than happy to chat about my experiences with one, and what I do/don't do with one.

Should we all start singing "achy breaky heart". Get well soon.


Thanks, sent PM. Last time I was back to riding full distances three days after discharge but atm I have a bad case of the dreaded lurgy so I'm just walking around the east perth area fighting boredom and trying not to sneeze. But f you care to I'd be happy to sit down for a coffee somewhere in East Perth and pick your brains.


Easy there. Rest up and get well soon. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly for you.

A friend of mine also has a stent after heart problems. He's not as mobile as you seem to be though, he really struggles.

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Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:16 pm

g-boaf wrote:
Easy there. Rest up and get well soon. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly for you.

Oops, I forgot to mention that the immediate return in 2016 to full riding was with the blessing of my cardiologist and a stress test as soon as I was allowed one to get back to driving. I'm pretty sure that I would not ace the stress testing now as I did then.

With this friggin' wog, it's hard to know how much I am tired from the heart issues and how much from the lurgy.
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Postby foo on patrol » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:49 am

How's things goin now, Colin?

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