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Bill Hill is a Lucky Guy

2076, 18 Aug 2017

Received this from Bill Hill today.  Kinda deja vue.  We expect to hear some good news in a couple of weeks.  Gig 'em, Bill

Family and friends,

I am a very lucky man.

I dodged a bullet.

I came within a whisker of having a major heart attack.

Let me tell you the moral of the story and then I will tell he story..

Moral--Do not think for a minute that having good blood pressure readings means that you have no heart problems. For my entire adult life I have had good blood pressure readings. I thought I had no problems  in regard to my hear.


Yesterday, I found out that I had 6 blockages in the arteries around my heart
One was 99 percent blocked-My cardiologist (s p) told me that if a total blockage had occurred, I would have had a severe heart attack. Two of the others were 80 percent blocked and three were at 70 percent.
About two months ago I started to have some symptoms that I should have paid more attention to.
Felt very lazy- no energy at all
Had trouble breathing
Had heart burn
Slept 10 hours a day

I thought that if I could get rid of the heart burn, the rest of the symptoms would go away.
I went to the doctor, explained my symptoms and asked for something to get rid of the heart burn.
He agreed but wanted to do an E K G. Later he called and said that there was a problem with the E K G and scheduled me for a stress test. There was a situation with the stress test so he set me up with the cardiologist . This was last Tuesday. At that meeting he said that he though that I had some blockages in the arteries around my heart. He said that he needed to do a test whereby he injects dye in my blood stream and see what happens. If there were a blockage he would operate immediately.  Yesterday  morning he found the blockage discussed earlier and repaired three of them. Put in two stints and used a balloon on the third. . He said that repairing all 6 of them at one time was too much. I go back in two weeks.
I am not writing this as a "pity party" letter. I just wanted to warn everyone to not make the mistakes I made by depending on blood pressure readings as an end all for heart health and ignoring symptoms for two months.

I am a lucky guy.


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