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mmayo

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CABG - pronounced cabbage. It is a coronary artery bypas and graft. I had four on Monday. Quite amazing that I actually have no real pain except for sneezes and coughing. I am in awe that we can do these procedures routinely and in my case so far perfectly.

Sorry about the grizzly photos.
Before
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I am being released today Thursday. After some rest I’ll get back to pens very, very carefully at first. My surgeon will get my best pen for sure.
 

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magpens

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Today's medical procedures are truly reMARKable, Mark !!!

Congratulations !!! . Like Skip, I wish you a continuing speedy recovery !!!

Be sure to do as SkipRat recommends !!!
 

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Best wishes and prayers to you for a speedy and full recovery.

The second photo..of the dreaded "just float the cork" thing"....I very much dislike that contraption
 

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Best wishes Mark, glad to hear it's going well so far!! That third picture looks like you're ready for you face shield and doing some turning!! Or at least applying a CA finish!!!
earl
 

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Good day Mark, Glad to hear you are on the mend
I will never know what it’s like not to have pain
But you my friend are in my prayers
Speedy recovery and do listen to the doc’s
plus your family
 

mmayo

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Thanks folks - really.

I feel quite lucky not to have had a 991 heart attack.

Can’t wait to turn, does that mean I’m hooked?
 

tomas

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CABG - pronounced cabbage. It is a coronary artery bypas and graft. I had four on Monday. Quite amazing that I actually have no real pain except for sneezes and coughing. I am in awe that we can do these procedures routinely and in my case so far perfectly.

Sorry about the grizzly photos.
Before
Right after
Day two

I am being released today Thursday. After some rest I’ll get back to pens very, very carefully at first. My surgeon will get my best pen for sure.
Congratulations Mark, a lot of people don't survive the lead up to this. I had a CABG 17 years ago. Do the rehab and don't rush your recovery. Also, be sure to take the pillow with you in the car. An early sudden stop in the car is not pleasant. DNAHIKT!

The worst part for me was when they removed the chest tube. The surgeon yanked on it and ran for the door. He said he had been punched a couple of times by anger patients.

Good Health!
Tomas
 
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Glad to hear and see your doing well, Mark. Here's to a speedy recovery. And by the way, you're now a member in good standing of the zipper club. To be a member you need to promise on those hot California days to walk around the shopping mall with your shirt unbuttoned to your naval. And you can't wear a T-shirt. Be proud of your zipper.
 

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Hi Mark,

I was just up in your town this last Saturday for a belated Christmas with mom and dad. I wish you a speedy recovery. Good health to you and the family.

RobS
 

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Best Wishes for your Speedy Recovery Mark,
Thoughts and Prayers are with you, though from the Photographs, it looks like you are well under way.
Get Well my Friend.
Brian.
 

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Not a new word to me, but I'm a heart surgeon...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, you should be back to turning in no time!
 

mmayo

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Feeling MUCH BETTER

Thanks for your wishes for my wellness.

It has been a rough road to get here but today I’ll walk to my shop to put away a couple of newly purchased items. Soon I will try to turn a tube or two just to be functional. Still limited on weight lifting and I’m adhering to doctor’s orders.

Photo shows the road to the shop and the latest me outside -a rare treat.

My wife of almost 46 years has been amazing. Thanks Barbie
 

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