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SteveNH
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Reged: 07/10/11

Loc: Millbrae, CA
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darenwh]
      #5654369 - 01/31/13 01:51 PM

So sorry to hear about this! Hang in there Napersky Mark, all will be better in no time! Your diet will change dramatically, and you will eventually gain back your strength for full recovery - this is my second year anniversary after my own heart attack with complications and following 2-week stint in intensive care; with many doctor visits thereafter. But after this all passes, you will feel as good as new, and healthier to boot.

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Darren Drake
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/09/02

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Napersky on road to recovery [Re: SteveNH]
      #5665499 - 02/06/13 03:22 PM

I talked to Mark and he is doing much better. He has not had any internet accesss. He thinks he will be able to return home Saturday but it will still be a while before he can become active again. Also his vision is affected but still he hopes that can improve. I'm hoping we may hear from him here by the later part of the weekend.

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Napersky
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/27/10

Loc: Chicagoland
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Darren Drake]
      #5671368 - 02/09/13 08:18 PM

Thanks Darren for the thread and for everyone's kind wishes and prayers. The surgery was indeed life saving. 14 months ago I end up in the hospital with a 500 blood sugar count after a routine 6 month blood draw for my high blood pressure. The ER doctor back then ordered an EKG as I responded yes to mild chest pain. The EKG failed as a fluke, my electricals were fine and subsequent EKGs but this triggered my Cardiologist to order an Echo Doppler the next day which revealed two things.

First I had a congential condition of 2 leaflets instead of the standard 3 in my aortic valve. Second Severe Aortic Stenosis. The pressure gradient was a 44, 40 being severe.

The Cardiologist said that I would need to retest every six monnths. The next test the presuure gradient rose to 48 and the test I had a few weeks ago showed accelerationn to a 59. Surgery and valve replacemennt was necessary immeidately, I was given 1 week to get my affairs in order.

The day before the surgery I had an angiogram which confirmed the aortic stenosis but revealed that my cornary arteries were "excellent" so no additional bypass surgeries were necessary. Thanks to 12 years of my mom's Cardiologist's care with Crestor and hight blood pressure medicine.

I am home now recovering, my cousins showing themseleves to be closer than brothers to me, as I have no siblings. I am only on one blood pressure medicine instead of the usual four and my blood pressure is excellent almost unbelievable.

The fluke failed EKG and subsequent diagnosis of aortic stennois and valve replacement saved my life I might not have lasted another 6 months.

I really should change my screen name to "Swine Heart" as I have a pigs valve now.

Wonderful to see the replies from all my online friennds.

My eyesight is really really bad as the high blood pressure from the stenosis burst blood vessels in my retina. However I expect all to return to normal after a course of treatment.

For a while there is no telescopes or lifting more than 5 lbs per arm. I am happy to be home.

Mark


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sgorton99
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Reged: 04/30/08

Loc: Wisconsin, Madison
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671381 - 02/09/13 08:25 PM

Glad your on the mend, Mark. Best of luck to you!
Steve


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Grava T
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 06/18/08

Loc: Quebec, Canada
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: sgorton99]
      #5671386 - 02/09/13 08:33 PM

The stars will always be there Mark. Gotta look out for number one first. Take care!

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Dan /schechter
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 12/21/06

Loc: Long Beach, Calif.
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671415 - 02/09/13 08:53 PM

Great news Mark and more important than any telescope, congratulations on a new lease on life.
Dan


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pbealo
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Reged: 10/12/06

Loc: New Hampshire
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Grava T]
      #5671418 - 02/09/13 08:55 PM

Dude,

Take care of yourself! Don't dkip the meds and listen to the docs!

Peter B.


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strdst
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Reged: 03/23/08

Loc: Oregon Territory
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671458 - 02/09/13 09:33 PM

Or BraveHeart.

That is a hell of a journey to accept as an elective. Godspeed Mark.

other keith


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Ducky62
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Reged: 10/31/10

Loc: The ATL
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: strdst]
      #5671467 - 02/09/13 09:41 PM

Great to hear you're home and on the mend, Mark.

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mikey cee
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Reged: 01/18/07

Loc: bellevue ne.
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Ducky62]
      #5671542 - 02/09/13 10:58 PM

Hi Mark. I'll let Donna know that you are home and doing as well as can be expected. I'll bet it's nice to be out of the IC unit. Be so ever thankful for family be it close or extended. Take care my friend. Mike

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Datapanic
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Reged: 10/17/09

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: mikey cee]
      #5671604 - 02/09/13 11:46 PM

Really glad to know you are recovering! Take good care of yourself and do your best!

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R Botero
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 01/02/09

Loc: Kent, England
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671800 - 02/10/13 04:26 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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clintwhitman
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Reged: 01/01/07

Loc: CALI SoEasyACavemanCanSlewIt
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671808 - 02/10/13 04:40 AM

Wow Mark, Was praying for your recovery in a timely manor. Glad your home an out of the Hospital. Now you can get back to the order of checking out telescopes on line and maybe get a peek or two at the sky!
You West Coast Buddy
(aveman


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droid
rocketman
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Reged: 08/29/04

Loc: Conneaut, Ohio
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #5671831 - 02/10/13 05:22 AM

Mark; so glad your on the mend, take it easy dont push it.

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Mike E.
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 01/26/10

Loc: Moonstone Observatory
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671833 - 02/10/13 05:29 AM

Nice to hear good news.

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Masvingo
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Reged: 01/10/12

Loc: Ayrshire, Scotland
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Napersky]
      #5671945 - 02/10/13 08:10 AM

Wow, a really close shave! Great to hear you are now back at home recuperating, here's hoping for a quick recovery.

James


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terraclarke
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Reged: 05/29/12

Loc: Just South of the Mason-Dixon ...
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5672052 - 02/10/13 09:50 AM

Take care and you will be back to your "new and improved" old self at the eyepiece before you know it. In the meantime keep I touch with all your friends on here.

Welcome back!


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SteveNH
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Reged: 07/10/11

Loc: Millbrae, CA
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5672411 - 02/10/13 02:02 PM

Great to hear of your recovery! +1 on Braveheart, after going through that valve replacement! Hearing that your coronary arteries were in such good condition puts icing on the cake. Hang in there and the stars will be at your command again before you know it!

Steve


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Happy-Idiot
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Reged: 04/06/06

Loc: 3rd Rock
Re: Napersky on road to recovery new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5673113 - 02/10/13 09:34 PM

Best wishes for a full and quick recovery

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bremms
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/31/12

Loc: SC
Re: Napersky on road to recovery [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #5673141 - 02/10/13 09:50 PM

Recover Quickly ! Sorry to hear of your condition. Be well.

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