Thursday, November 16, 2006

Heart attack and recovery

The recent break in posts to this blog was due to a heart attack I had last week.

I presented myself at the Emergency Department of the Alle-Kiski Medical Center around midnight, Tuesday night, November 7 with chest pain. They identified my problem as a heart attack, and began treatment while arranging for me to have a room at the West Penn Hospital. I arrived at West Penn a little after 2 AM on Wednesday, and was scheduled for a heart catheterization that afternoon. In the cath lab they cleared the blocked artery and installed a stent. I was discharged late in the afternoon on Saturday, November 11, and have been resting and recovering.

People keep asking me how I am feeling. What is wierd about this experience is that I feel fine; but I tire very quickly when I start into what had always been routine tasks. So I am learning to slow down, and to think of the things I need or want to do in much smaller pieces.

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6 comments:

kairos said...

Hey, how scary. Prayers for you and yours....

Wynne said...

Holy cow Stewart!!

I hope you're feeling well today.

My thoughts and prayers are with you too.

Stewart said...

I'm moving the following comment from the General Forum for comments:

Stewart,

My friend, it is great to have you back home and feeling better. Gave us all a little scare there for a moment. Your friends in the Boro send along their well-wishes for a speedy recovery.

Hope to see you around town real soon.

Peace to you,

Anna
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Posted by Anonymous to Central Park Bench at 11/15/2006 04:03:22 AM

Stewart said...

I appreciate everybody's prayers and thoughts. I feel well, just don't have much stamina.

Connie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your situation Stewart. If there is anything me and the boys can do to help please don't hesitate to knock on our door. After all we are neighbors. My boy's would be more than happy to help carry up groceries, or take out garbage for you. Take care of your self.

Blessings,

Connie Hart

Stushie said...

God was looking after you, Stewart. God bless you with a strong and stable recovery.