I am a male that underwent coronary artery bypass X3 (triple) on 10/22/13 at the age of 55. I was living on about 20-30% of one coronary artery and my left heart output was only 20% to 25%. I spent a week in the hospital after surgery and went home. Then had to go back a day later for another week because I had pneumonia. Finally a few days because of a slight arythmia. All told it has been about 2 1/2 weeks. I am past the cravings by now and only have the urges to contend with. I really don't suggest that anyone quits smoking using this technique though. I'll have to carry the scars from that day for the rest of my life. The large one down the center of my chest, and the ones from several "silent" infarctions. I came that close to the next world. Never again will I subject my body to that. I now have to say N.O.P.E. (Not One Puff Ever) every day of my life.
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I will always treasure my dear friend Joan who lives with the ancestors now.
You have to decide to quit, QUIT, and then COMMIT to your quit.
I'm a heart patient that underwent a triple bypass 10-22-2013 at the age of 55. I quit smoking the night before (10-21-2013) at about 11 PM after a 42 year friendship with Nic O Demon. I really should say 42 years of slavery to nicotine.
near cedar rapids, iowa
great spirit, you who knows the heart of all men, hear the thoughts i send to the sky worlds on my breath. i bring the sacred mix for the pipe. i burn the sacred woods in the hearth. i bring the sweetgrass and sage bundles. know my heart as true. guide me as i tread earth mother and keep my path straight. i ask you with humble heart to watch over all who today travel the hanging road to the lands of the ancestors. guide them to the hearths of their ancestors. fill their bowl with much meat. may they be happy there. watch over those of us that are still in this world you have given us. guide us down the right trail. smooth it as best you will for our moccasins. heal those that are filled with the spirits of sickness. make them whole and well once more. heal the heart of those that mourn a relative that has traveled the hanging road. give them peace. i, soaring eagle, send my cries to you this day with the breath you have given me. i speak no more. i am finished.
cooking, woodworking, welding