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Offline Brian James Riedel

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What a year so far
« on: July 06, 2023, 03:02:15 AM »
After the quintuple heart bypass in November 2021, I had hoped for better health news this year. So far, since December 2022, I’ve had a right knee replacement, vascular bypass in the left leg and am awaiting a surgery date for the same thing for the right leg. Of course these all were accompanied by angiograms , ultrasounds and other assorted tests.

For all you younger members ( I’m almost 70), don’t neglect your health!

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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2023, 06:18:21 AM »
Here's hoping that after the surgery on the right leg you will be spared more hospital visits for a few years.

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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2023, 03:48:33 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear of your trials Brian, know that we're all rooting for you and wishing you the best!
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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2023, 10:02:36 PM »
Here's hoping that after the surgery on the right leg you will be spared more hospital visits for a few years.

Stephen.

So do I. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2023, 12:06:13 AM »
That is a steep hill you've gone up!! At least with all the new parts you're as good as new. Glad you've made it through all this and can tell us about it.

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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2023, 05:11:58 AM »
Thanks all. Just gotthe news at the wound center that my pinky toe on the right foot is slightly gangrenous. A result of no blood flow that the surgery will hopefully fix. Now if only I can get a surgery date, things would look better.

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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2023, 04:52:54 AM »
So sorry to hear of these struggles Brian. Prayers sent you way for healing and to guide those taking care of you.

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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2023, 01:08:59 AM »
Holy! Shouldn't that be emergency surgery? Push them!!

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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2023, 02:46:53 PM »
Well, the right leg bypass is done with minimum of drama.  The right little toe will be amputated on Tuesday. Apparently there was worms or maggots inside that has since been cleaned. On Wednesday, the vascular surgeon will be doing an angiogram on the already bypassed left leg. He wasn’t happy with the way it was working. Might have to do a stent. Could be going home on Thursday or Friday. Since checking in a week ago, most of the pain has gone away.

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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2023, 12:27:57 AM »
Yikes!  Sounds like you're thru the worst of it. Hang in there.

Steve

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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2023, 01:55:07 AM »
Best wishes Brian - hang in there.
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Offline Brian James Riedel

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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2023, 01:23:07 PM »
well, I’m home from the hospital at last.  Another leg vascular bypass, an angiogram in the other leg to catch a blood clot and a little toe amputatation. Who says Summer means fun?
 Thanks for all your best wishes and prayers.

Brian Riedel

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Re: What a year so far
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2023, 02:21:20 PM »
Brian,

So very sorry to hear what you are going through.  All that time in the hospital had to be horrible.  Now that you are home, your frame of mind will improve.  Getting back to as much of a routine as you can will do wonders for you.  Good advice to younger ones, take care of yourself when you are young./  Old age in no fun.  Don't fall for that crap that these are our golden years.  Get back to the modelling table as soon as possible.

Dennis