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What are you listening to right now?

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2022 03:58 am
@hingehead,
Hope all goes well.

Take care and keep on grooving.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2022 04:17 am
@hingehead,
Quote:
awaiting heart surgery
ay yi yi!

be well... music is the best medicine...
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jun, 2022 08:37 am
@hingehead,
Oh man, hoping you feel so much better after your recovery!
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jun, 2022 02:53 am
Thanks guys - it came as something of a shock to be here... 6 weeks ago I was riding my bike to work in Cairns. Blacked out. Woke up on my back with a woman telling me an ambulance was on it's way.

Injuries were minor but the ED detected a heart flutter. Heart ultrasound showed I have a bicuspid aortic valve and some issues with mitral as well.

Surgery in 12 hours - had to make the choice between a cow valve and an artificial valve. Sorry cow - I've opted for a shorter lifespan without restrictions as opposed to a longer one with Warfarin every day.

Surgeon fine with the decision - he said I'm at a weird age - 10 years younger he would have insisted artificial, 10 years older cow.

Enough of my bullshit - more music!

Mrs Hinge bought my music hard drive in and weirdly it's playing an album, Unplugged Women, that is available on spotify here https://open.spotify.com/album/65W6NzyXtLUZbwbz4o1K42

Very tasteful
Joeblow
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jun, 2022 06:14 am
@hingehead,
That's a lot to absorb in such a short window of time hingehead. I've been fiddling around for ages trying to post a song for you but this gd phone has got me defeated at the moment so the best I can do is post a link, which should work Smile

https://youtu.be/KQetemT1sWc

Please post again when you're up to it and give Mrs Hinge a hand hold squish of encouragement too.
Joeblow
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jun, 2022 08:18 am
@Joeblow,
Another link for you Hinge,

Shout Out louds, The Comeback:

https://youtu.be/vFTdTf1rM8s

Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 19 Jun, 2022 05:52 pm

Patti Smith - Gloria

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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2022 06:07 pm

Luna Lee ~ Crazy on You

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Joeblow
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2022 06:39 am
@Joeblow,
It's been a while now Hinge...would be relieved to hear that you've been home for a few weeks and are recovering as expected...

I was going to post a song from Roger Waters Radio K.A.O.S. but its all so damn good, I'm posting a link to the whole album. Hope you've got good sound, and that you're in the mood for it.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_koI10jUmXAaS4Dr1TJKWk8NW4l9cWbrv4
hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2022 07:26 pm
@Joeblow,
Whoops, haven't checked in for a while - yes, I'm back home with two replacement valves. Still not allowed to lift anything or put my arms behind my back (in case I lever my ribcage apart). Surgeon ended up having to replace both valves (aortic and mitral) as well as the aortic core. 7 hours on the table with a machine pumping blood around while my lungs had their first rest since birth.

I'm feeling OK - the biggest challenge has been learning to sleep on my back and not forget to never use my arms getting out of a chair.

Did my first cardiac rehab session yesterday (only 6 more weeks to go) and I start work (reduced hours) next Monday. I seem to be doing OK - it's weird that you don't really know what's going on inside (are the ribs knitting OK, are the lungs full capacity, are the valves settling in) but I feel OK externally and that's all I've got to go on. See surgeon tomorrow, have an echocardiogram on Monday - and then seem my cardiologist on Wednesday so will hopefully have some definitive news on what's happening in there.

I have a twitter mate who joined the 'zipper club' a couple of years ago (he's 10 years younger than me) who has been invaluable talking through the impacts he went through (he says he's better than he's ever been - he had exactly the same surgery for exactly the same congenital reasons). Mrs Hinge has been a rock (nurse, carer, back up brain, life support system).

Sorry for the waffle - I'm catching up on work emails (again/still!) and have Mark Knopfler's 'Local Hero' soundtrack on random right now. Not something I paid much attention to at the time - but it is definitely not awful in retrospect.



PS - I know Radio KAOS - really well - I even used the Tide Is Turning as a closer to a presentation I did in third year uni on technology futures. I was way more optimistic back then ;-)
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2022 07:04 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

Whoops, haven't checked in for a while - yes, I'm back home with two replacement valves. Still not allowed to lift anything or put my arms behind my back (in case I lever my ribcage apart). Surgeon ended up having to replace both valves (aortic and mitral) as well as the aortic core. 7 hours on the table with a machine pumping blood around while my lungs had their first rest since birth.

I'm feeling OK - the biggest challenge has been learning to sleep on my back and not forget to never use my arms getting out of a chair.

Did my first cardiac rehab session yesterday (only 6 more weeks to go) and I start work (reduced hours) next Monday. I seem to be doing OK - it's weird that you don't really know what's going on inside (are the ribs knitting OK, are the lungs full capacity, are the valves settling in) but I feel OK externally and that's all I've got to go on. See surgeon tomorrow, have an echocardiogram on Monday - and then seem my cardiologist on Wednesday so will hopefully have some definitive news on what's happening in there.

I have a twitter mate who joined the 'zipper club' a couple of years ago (he's 10 years younger than me) who has been invaluable talking through the impacts he went through (he says he's better than he's ever been - he had exactly the same surgery for exactly the same congenital reasons). Mrs Hinge has been a rock (nurse, carer, back up brain, life support system).

Sorry for the waffle - I'm catching up on work emails (again/still!) and have Mark Knopfler's 'Local Hero' soundtrack on random right now. Not something I paid much attention to at the time - but it is definitely not awful in retrospect.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DB-uJ0TxKQ[/youtube]

PS - I know Radio KAOS - really well - I even used the Tide Is Turning as a closer to a presentation I did in third year uni on technology futures. I was way more optimistic back then ;-)


Good to see ya back, Hinge.

Hope the ticker works Aok from now on.

Getting older is good.
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2022 03:38 pm
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2022 03:39 pm
@hingehead,
Coulda been worse: you mighta come to at a Trump Rally.
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jul, 2022 05:17 am
@hingehead,
You sound really good hinge. That's some serious big hairy deal stuff, and I'm glad you're well into recovery mode. Back to work already! Fantastic. Thanks for posting.

(Insert theme song to Rocky)

: )

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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2022 04:54 am

hippie music in a strange format...

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Ron Swanson
 
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Reply Tue 23 Aug, 2022 06:58 am
@Craven de Kere,
Hurts Surrender
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 24 Aug, 2022 06:05 pm
Kasper Hauser - Obywatel G.C.
(who knows how I came across this Polish Electro Goth but it's not awful)



PS 10 weeks since surgery, no more lifting limits. Fulltime work starts on Monday - another 4 weeks until I can ride my bike.
Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2022 07:20 am
Sting today...
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2022 10:02 am
@Albuquerque,
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626: Lacrimosa on WQXR
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 3 Sep, 2022 09:49 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:


PS 10 weeks since surgery, no more lifting limits. Fulltime work starts on Monday - another 4 weeks until I can ride my bike.



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