Went to the ER last Sunday with median chest tightness and it was necessary to have an additional cardiac artery stent placement and angioplasty. Unfortunately, there was a complication called a retro femoral bleed which resulted in hematomas with excruciating pain! It was necessary to have emergency vascular surgery in the groin area to seal the leak and it was successful. Being a hemodialysis patient did not make things any easier. Also had stubborn hiccups for hours due to hematomas pressing on the diaphragm or phrenic nerves. The hiccups also aggravated my heartburn issues causing additional swallowing problems. WHEW! Still recovering slowly in the hospital here in Nashville. Would not wish this on any enemy!
Complications, of course, are always a possibility with any invasive medical procedure, and I suppose I have been spared up to now.
Best wishes. Maybe you need a visit to Queens and the LIRR to help with recuperation.
Art, all my best wishes for a good recovery, take care, Daniel
Feel better soon Art!!!
Get well soon!
Art, hang in there my friend!! Get well soon!!
Art, I suggest we send you to Hohenwald, TN for a couple of weeks to recoup.
Yer gonna' need lots of train-time to get your mind off what went on in your chest and your femoral. Be well!
THANKS, all! ☺☺☺ GERRY: A visit to the pachyderm enclave in Hohenwald might be just the ticket, however, now you can only watch those behemoths via CCTV. Bob C would be disappointed! LOL!
get well quick
Sorry to hear about your medical issues. Hope you are running your trains again soon.
Art, I hope you feel well soon.
This complication was totally unexpected and quite frightening! Bleeding into a body cavity is also very painful! The pain of diagnosing it with an ultra sound and two CT scans, one with and one without, contrast was almost unbearable.
We were in our local train store in Nashville Thursday (Phillips Toy Mart) and heard the news about you being in the ICU, so, We are praying for you to get back to as close to normal as possible. God is Good.
LL: THANK YOU for your thoughts and prayers!
Hang in there man.I have been to the hospital my self.That in it self can be very stressful.Get well soon.
Only the good die young Art !!! ... so by my reckoning you should outlast the pyramids
But seriously , sorry to hear this is happening to you and I hope you recover soon, until then enjoy the bedrest, cooked meals, and pretty nurses !
( if someone could smuggle you in a Pina Colada , its almost the same as a vacation in Cabo )
I wish you a speedy recovery sir!
Best wishes for a rapid return of tip top health
Wæs hæl, Art!
PALALLIN: ic maeg wel, my fellow Anglo Saxon! ☺
Met vriendelijke groet
Owyergoin ya drongo? <---- See even Aussies can speak foreign languages
Best wishes and speedy recovery Art. Glad you got there quickly to get the treatment so things didn’t get any worse.
Best wishes Art
Get better soon Art, we need you!
Sorry to hear of your problems, Art. Hope you are out of the hospital and back to the trains real soon. I agree with some of the posters above: a visit to Holenwald is in order.
ALL: THANKS for the well wishes, thoughts and prayers in several languages. FRED: I will have my Amsterdam neighbor, Wouter, translate your Dutch for me! Dank je wel!