Warning to all!!!!
Mod folks, this is here to reach the most amount of people possible. I'm posting on each forum that I belong to cuz its that important.
If it truly needs moved go ahead but please read it first then decide.
The message is because I had a Heart Attack.
The Warning is because I had a Heart Attack.
About me: I'm 42 years old. Never sick before in my life other than normal colds. I'm 6'1" and weight 295 lbs. Now I used to lift weights in high school AND for a few years after. Yes, I have a belly 40" waist but I don't want you to think 295 lbs pure fat guy. I am in Law Enforcement, so I must run 1 1/2 miles for the physical portion of the testing along with 300 yd sprint. OK, my spelling here may not be the best but you'll get it. My cholesterol levels were Just above a normal level NOT TOO high and not WAY out of whack either. My Triglycerides were 300. 150 is normal. But doctor said many many people are walking around with 1000+ levels. They are "walking strokes" just waiting to happen he said. I don't really worry about money. Not rich but my job will always be there. I make enough just like the rest of us here to own a Victory. I do have some stress in life for sure. While I don't worry about having a job, it is actually somewhat stressful. My mother has cancer and has been in chemo treatment for 4+ years so there is some added stress. But I'm not saying I'm any different than the rest of you. Stress is a part of our lives. Just the facts.
What I'm trying to say is I'm not a perfect specimen but far far from the worst walking around.
I suffered a heart attack Tuesday morning. I was sent to a cardiology unit of a neighboring hospital. In short order I went into the "Cath" lab. The Dr. pulled out a Small and I mean small blood clot. FOLK LISTEN, "I" see that I that is in quotes. It was that small. Total, period. It caused me alot of "pressure" type chest pains. Not stabbing but pressure.
PLEASE again folks LISTEN....... Don't blow off the pain. Don't say it is something else. Thanks God, I, after 4 hours, went to the local ER. My EKG was normal, My blood work was "odd", according to the DR. BUT the DR. also said that I just "looked" bad. Ashen color he said. SO with EKG good.... Blood Work bad.... And looking bad. Dr said 2 out of 3 means you go to the cardiologist.
AGAIN, Thank God.
OK, I'm home now with some nice words from the Cardiologist and some NOT so nice words. He claims to have seen "my type" all the time. At 42 years old, I will either think I'm bullet proof now and never listen OR I will commit to a lifestyle change. With a beautiful wife and 2 great kids ages 13 and 7, I WILL CHOOSE THE CHANGE!!!!
YEP, I'm over weight. BUT actually the Dr told me that he was very surprised to see someone with my blood work being relatively good, a relatively heathy body, not much for drinking, NO smoking, No family history of heart disease, No diabetes ETC ETC ETC to be in this shape.
I'm not going to sugarcoat this FOLKS Please, If you even think you might need to change, You probably do.
IF YOU NEED TO CHANGE PLEASE MAKE THE LIFE CHANGING DECISION NOW before its TOO LATE.
I got a second chance with my wife, my kids, the rest of my family. Don't regret not doing something. FIX IT NOW. Alot of people don't get that second chance. I did, and I hope to make the most out of it for many years to come.
Here is the Victory General Topic portion:
NO Victory Cross Country for a month at least. I must pass a stress test at the Dr. to get cleared for work. Then can ride bike as well. I'll miss it but at least I'm here so I'm sure I can wait.
Thanks for reading folk, Take Care.
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